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Canadian Rockies Snow Adventure Tour

Winter in Banff, Kootenay & Yoho National Parks

Frozen lakes. Snowcapped mountains. Jaw-dropping lake and forest vistas. Your winter wonderland awaits in the Canadian Rockies. As soon as you drink in this magnificent snowcapped realm and breathe in its crisp clean air, you'll know you're in for an unforgettable winter getaway.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels*

FROM: $3,699 - $3,999 pp dbl occ
($1,000 for sgl occ)

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Start/End Banff

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

  • Discover a world of winter wonders—spectacular frozen waterfalls, sparkling glaciers and towering frosted peaks
  • Snowshoe through a magical land of magnificent canyons and valleys, then slip into a steaming outdoor hot tub
  • Experience an adrenaline rush on a fun-filled dogsledding excursion through remarkable scenery and ice-skating below Mount Temple
  • Savor après-activity luxuries in elegant retreats, including the prestigious Fairmont Banff Springs and Post Hotel
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Journey to Kootenay National Park for a snowshoe jaunt through the dramatic beauty of Marble Canyon and the Paint Pots, admiring frozen waterfalls and limestone walls | Watch for moose tracks as you trek along Tokumm Creek | In the resort town of Banff, a gondola at the base of Sulphur Mountain whisks us to the summit for uninterrupted, 360-degree vistas of snowcapped peaks and valleys | ​Enjoy an exhilarating dogsledding tour through Spray Lakes Provincial Park, learning the basics of mushing as you sled along snowy trails beneath towering pinnacles | Wearing ice cleats, embark on a memorable trek through Johnston Canyon amid a surreal landscape of icy pillars, turquoise pools and snowy crags to the incredible Cathedral of Ice | Watch ice climbers as they make their way up the frozen falls.

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada
Fairmont Banff Springs
| Premiere Hotel

Built in the style of a Scottish baronial castle, this exquisite hotel is set in the heart of Banff National Park and offers magnificent panoramic views, luxurious guest rooms and an award-winning 35,000-square-foot spa. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Day 3

Snowshoe through Kootenay's pristine and remote Chickadee Valley, surrounded by imposing glacier-clad peaks | At our lodge in Yoho National Park, consider a relaxing soak in an outdoor hot tub surrounded by alpine scenery.

Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park, Canada
Emerald Lake Lodge
Yoho National Park
| *Casual Hotel

A secluded turn-of-the-century lodge, built of hand-hewn timber and featuring simple cabins nestled in the woods above a spectacular tree-rimmed glacial lake.

Days 4-6

Explore frozen Emerald Lake and its stunning alluvial fan on snowshoes | Ice-skate on the hotel's outdoor rink | A snowshoe trek at the World Heritage site of Lake Louise offers unforgettable views of Mount Victoria and its towering glaciers | Glacier-fed Peyto Lake and the Mistaya Valley set the stage for a final snowshoe adventure. 

Post Hotel, Lake Louise, Banff NP, Canada
Post Hotel & Spa
Lake Louise
| Premiere Hotel

This European-style mountain chalet, set on the Pipestone and Bow Rivers, is the epitome of old-world elegance. A Relais & Châteaux member. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
in Kootenay National Park (2-3 miles; 100-300 ft. gain)
Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride & Walk (1 hour)
Day 2
Dog Sled Tour (2 hours)
Grotto Canyon Ice Walk (3 Miles; 300 ft. gain)
Day 3
at Upper Stoney Squaw Loop (3 miles; 700 ft. gain)
Johnston Canyon Ice Walk (1-3 miles; 100-500 ft. gain)
Day 4
in Yoho National Park (3 miles; 200 ft. gain)
Day 5
in Kootenay National Park (1-3 miles; 100-700 ft. gain)
Day 6
in Banff National Park (2-3 miles; up to 400 ft. gain)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Cold-Weather Attire

Winter weather in the Canadian Rockies can be among the coldest in North America, but you can comfortably enjoy the outdoors if you're properly dressed. In order to snowshoe or hike in the snow, you must wear warm winter boots (preferably waterproof) and waterproof breathable pants, jacket and gloves. Your clothing should be warm enough to allow you to comfortably remain outside in below-freezing conditions for 2–4 hours at a time. Layers are encouraged for when we snowshoe.

Severe Weather

You can't have a winter wonderland without some winter weather. During December–March, when our trips run, snow and below-freezing temperatures are likely, and even rain is possible. Please know that if we encounter severe weather during the trip that affects our planned activities, your Trip Leaders will find alternate activities that you're sure to enjoy.

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