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12 DAY WINTER HIGHLIGHTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA

CODE
12WB
STARTING FROM
$3,184 USD
PLACES VISITED
Vancouver, Calgary, Whistler, Jasper, Banff
BRITISH COLUMBIA TOUR
Step out and meet winter face to face in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Start Location: Vancouver End Location: Calgary
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tour
  • Motorcoach Transfer from Vancouver to Whistler
  • Introductory Snowshoe Trip
  • Motorcoach Transfer from Whistler to the Vancouver VIA Rail station
  • VIA Rail from Vancouver to Jasper
  • Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
  • Marmot Basin Ski Pass
  • Motorcoach transfer from Jasper to Banff
  • Banff Sleigh Ride
  • 1 Day Ski Pass for Banff National Park
  • Snowshoeing Excursion to Marble Canyon
  • Johnston Canyon Ice Walk
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver

Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Once you arrive in the Vancouver Airport there will be pre-arranged ground transportation where you will find your transfer to your downtown area hotel.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing

Vancouver is one of the most captivating cities in Canada, with its multicultural fusion and spectacular mountains and ocean setting. A city tour includes Stanley Park, Chinatown, English Bay as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver. Visit Capilano Park and experience the suspension bridge, the tree top adventure and the cliff walk, plus Salish First Nations culture.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 3: Vancouver - Whistler

This morning you will board your motor coach transportation to Whistler. On arrival, spend the day skiing in Whistler. Located only 2 hours from Vancouver, Whistler blends the charm of an alpine village with the amenities of an urban centre. The pedestrian, only Whistler Village, offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife and outdoor adventure. This afternoon strap on your snowshoes for an introductory snowshoe trip through the snow covered forests of British Columbia. (A Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Day Pass is available as an option extra)
Overnight: Whistler
Day 4: Whistler - Vancouver - Jasper by VIA RAIL scenic train ride

Today you will be transferred to the train station in Vancouver where you will board the "Canadian" for your eastward journey towards Alberta and Jasper National Park. Travelling in Sleeper Class, by day you will sit back in comfortable armchairs, at night attendants will transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a private bedroom. You will have access to the Park Car which offers a lounge atmosphere and the Dome Car for 180 degrees panoramic windows for spectacular viewing. Gourmet meals are included in the dining room while travelling in Sleeper Class.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 5: Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

The Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour is one of Jasper's most popular and impressive winter adventures. Your Sundog tour guide will take you to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon "“ the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park "“ where you will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. You will learn about Jasper's Maligne Valley, Karst topography, and the mystery of the "disappearing" Medicine Lake.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 6: Marmot Basin Ski Pass

For those looking to explore some of the most thrilling ski runs in Alberta, you might chose to use your Marmot Basin Ski Pass for the day. Located in the breathtaking Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Marmot Basin is a ski and snowboard destination that inspires lasting memories. Only 20 minutes from the town of Jasper, Marmot Basin offers 3,000 vertical feet (914m) of superb skiing and snowboarding on 1,675 acres of varied terrain. Large, snow filled bowls are paradise for powder skiers and snowboarders. For those who enjoy cruising, our state of the art grooming fleet keeps the tree-lined trails groomed to perfection. Those who have already discovered Marmot Basin come back for the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the superb variety of terrain, the all around affordability, first class service and the spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 7: Jasper - Banff

This morning you will be transferred to Banff, where you can enjoy a sleigh ride with your family, friends or loved ones. Relax and take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The sleigh ride will take you through the Bow River Valley showing you the remote areas around Banff, western style!
Overnight: Banff
Day 8: Banff Day Ski Pass

Banff National Park is home to one of the longest ski seasons in North America and three world-class ski areas, which are all located within 45 minutes of the Town of Banff: Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Enjoy a day skiing or snowboarding and experience the "champagne powder" Banff is known for.
Overnight: Banff
Day 9: Snowshoeing Excursion to Marble Canyon

An easy afternoon introductory tour to snowshoeing. Travel to Kootenay National Park and admire the dramatic colours of Marble Canyon. See how the pounding and frozen waters of Tokumn Creek have eroded a 40 meter deep limestone gorge. Walk through the forest left standing from the 2003 Kootenay fire and search for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks while exploring how the landscape is changing and animals are adapting
Overnight: Banff
Day 10: Johnston Canyon Ice Walk

Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls that give an airy view of the canyon below - Travel through prime wildlife habitat on your way to the trail head and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed - This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls.
Overnight: Banff
Day 11: Banff - Calgary

Depart Banff and transfer to Calgary. Calgary exudes a youthful vitality. Bold energetic Calgarians have created a dynamic city with an ever-changing list of "must-see" attractions. Today's Calgary will surprise and inspire visitors. Every visit offers new experiences, adventures and memories. Calgary has emerged as a must-visit food destination with a buzzing arts and culture scene. Known for its western hospitality, chef-driven cuisine, classic and quirky theatre and lively music events and outdoor festivals, Calgary is a vibrant city. A visit to Calgary Tower will be included.
Overnight: Calgary
Day 12: Depart from Calgary

Pre arranged departure transfer from your Calgary hotel to airport.
DATES & PRICES
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ACCOMMODATION
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Moderate
Vancouver
Calgary
$3,184 USD
Superior
Vancouver
Calgary
$3,382 USD
Deluxe
Vancouver
Calgary
$4,641 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

* (does not include applicable taxes)

This itinerary is an independent package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget. Please do not hesitate to call one of our travel specialists for a customized package.

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 11 nights of accommodation in your selected category
  • Return airport transfers
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
EXCLUSIONS
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary

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Unique Experiences Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way.
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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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INDEPENDENT TRIPS

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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