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Six nights superior grade accommodation, Snowshoeing to Marble Canyon, Maligne Canyon Ice Walk, Sleigh ride at Lake Louise, Coach transfers and National Park fees.
Daily, 27 Nov '17 - 24 Apr '18
The winter season is an enchanting time in the Canadian Rockies. Walk through the picturesque resort towns of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise and enjoy the mountain setting. Create life-long memories as you venture out on some extraordinary excursions during your stay – over mountains, under frozen rivers and around frosted lakes.
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Marble Canyon is a cultural treasure of the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the history of the area as you traverse by snowshoe.
Descend beneath the frozen surface of the Maligne River and explore a magical world of ice formations and shelves.
Take in the views, breathe in the crisp winter air and relax on an evening sleigh ride around the shores of Lake Louise.
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Leave Calgary on the express service to Banff where you have ample opportunity to take in the sights.
Marble Canyon is a great introduction to snowshoeing and provides insights into the fur trade and its impact on Western Canada. Snowshoe on an easy trail through the Vermilion River Valley while listening to stories of Banff’s indigenous people, the explorers and the fur traders who lived in and travelled through the Rockies, until you reach Marble Canyon, a cultural treasure within Canada’s National Parks.
This tour covers mostly flat terrain and you will have a chance to search for snowshoe hare, moose, and wolf tracks while exploring. Finally, near Marble Canyon you’ll be rewarded with a unique Canadian treat - hot maple taffy!
Travel north along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper today. Massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys will be the highlights of this spectacular drive through glacier country.
An opportunity to view the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50m gorge. Certified guides will lead groups of no more than 12 along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep guests warm and secure as they explore this wonderland of rock and ice.
Today you travel southward via the spectacular Icefields Parkway back to Lake Louise. This evening, a wonderful 40 minute sleigh ride takes place beside the lake.
Lake Louise is the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere. The lake, named for Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria, is 1,730 metres above sea level. Spend the day exploring Lake Louise.
Mid-morning depart Lake Louise and the Rocky Mountains, following the Trans-Canada Highway, to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2,000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico.
Arrive at Calgary Airport at 2.30pm or in downtown Calgary at 3.00pm where tours ends.
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