Rockies Christmas Classic Tour

Tour Info

This special 4-day tour includes Christmas morning and day in Banff and Christmas dinner. On this tour you’ll travel over 2,000 kilometers, leaving the Province of British Columbia to Alberta, and even cross a time-zone! You will spend 1 night and day in Banff, the most famous town in the Rockies, enjoy storytelling around a campfire from a First Nations cultural host (included) and have a free day to try an exciting winter activity like skiing or snowboarding at Lake Louise,  ice walking, or you can sleep in after a big night out on the town and enjoy the local shops and sights of Banff.

  • Adult (18+): from $699
  • Youth/Student with ID: from $599
  • Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Tour Highlights

  • Christmas day in Banff with Christmas dinner included
  • Sightseeing through the most beautiful parts of Canada
  • Admission to the BC Wildlife Park where you have many chances to see arctic wolves, coyotes, cougars, elk, bison, birds of prey, and much more!
  • Get the chance to try exciting winter activities!
  • Amazing glaciers & waterfalls
  • Breathtaking scenery in Lake Louise, Banff & Golden
  • Learn about Canadian heritage & traditions with your friendly Tour Guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Have FUN!!!

Duration:

4 days, 3 nights

Meeting/Pickup Location:

1010 Canada Place, Vancouver

See Departure Information for more details.

Included:

  • 3-nights deluxe hotel accommodation with pools & hot tubs including one night in downtown Banff.
  • Entrance to the BC Wildlife Park
  • Wine tasting
  • Christmas dinner
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Videos, games, music and prizes
  • Traditional Canadian campfire where you will roast marshmallows and learn how to make “s’mores”
  • Storytelling from a First Nations cultural host
  • Friendly Experienced Tour Guide to make sure you have the best trip ever!
  • All taxes and park fees
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  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions. Departure times may vary by date, please see your confirmation email for exact departure times.

    DAY 1

    • 8:00am- Depart Vancouver from Canada Place (please arrive by 7:45am) 
    • The fun begins! Your friendly tour guide will start off the tour with introductions and games so you can meet the other passengers. Hear interesting facts about Vancouver as you make your way out of the city and into the mountains!
    • Enjoy a number of sights along the way including: the scenic Coquihalla Highway, Bridal Falls, and Canada’s desert!
    • Stop in Kamloops for lunch
    • Visit BC Wildlife Park (admission included)
    • Enjoy wine tasting at Monte Creek Winery
    • Check-in at the beautiful Quaaout Lodge & Spa 
    • Enjoy entertaining storytelling around the campfire from the resort’s First Nations Cultural Host

    DAY 2

    • Breakfast at your hotel (included)
    • Depart the hotel in the morning
    • Drive through the beautiful snow-capped peaks of Mount Revelstoke National Park & Glacier National Park
    • Visit Roger’s Pass National Historic Site
    • Explore Lake Louise! Optional ice skating (seasonal)
    • Continue your drive to Banff. Once in Banff, enjoy a driving tour of the world-famous town
    • Check into your hotel in Banff
    • Free time to go shopping on Banff Avenue and try one of the many restaurants
    • Option to join your guide for a night out dancing! (18+ only with 2 pieces of valid ID)

    DAY 3

    • Christmas Morning!
    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Option to participate in an exciting winter activity like snowshoeing or ice walking or skiing/snowboarding at Lake Louise Mountain or Sunshine Mountain  (Please note we only recommend the skiing/snowboarding option for experienced skiers/snowboarders as the tour guide will not be with you, you will get to the ski hill via the mountain shuttle)
    • If you are not participating in an activity, sleep in and enjoy a free morning in Banff
    • Option to soak in the Banff Hot Springs and/or take the Sulphur Mountain Gondola (additional cost)
    • Depart Banff in the afternoon for Golden
    • Stop at Emerald Lake (weather and time permitting)
    • Check into your Golden hotel and then enjoy a group Christmas Dinner

    DAY 4

    • Depart Golden
    • Stop at Craigellachie (the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway)
    • Enjoy entertainment, movies and games
    • Stop at the Aberdeen Shopping mall for lunch and shopping
    • Return to Vancouver at approximately 7:30pm
  • Chevron down Meals
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included in the price of the tour. For other meals, your tour guide will give you a list with a variety of different dining options that will suit all budgets and meal preferences.

  • Chevron down Accommodation
  • Quaaout Spa & Resort in Chase; Canalta or Elk & Ave. in Banff, Prestige Resort Golden 

    Each room has a private bathroom with towels, soap and shampoo. The price is based on quad occupancy, which means 4 people sharing a room with 2 beds. You can upgrade your room type to double occupancy, single occupancy or to have your own bed in a room with three people for an additional cost.

     

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Swimsuit for heated pools and hot tubs
    • WARM clothes including gloves, toque, ski pants and warm jacket – temperatures can actually drop below -15 degrees!
    • Passport and second piece of ID to get into the bars
    • Good/comfortable & warm walking shoes
    • Reusable mug
    • Water bottle
  • Chevron down Optional Activities
  • We highly recommend booking optional activities at the time of booking your tour as availability for some activities is limited. We offer the following optional activities on this tour for a discounted price.

    • Banff Gondola
    • Johnston Canyon Icewalk
    • Snowshoeing