Travel by coach along a scenic section of Highway 1 from Calgary to Banff. Drop your bags off at the hotel and then an easy afternoon introductory snowshoeing tour experience. 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. Walkthrough 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.
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 full day of skiing or snowboarding and experience the "champagne powder" Banff is famous for.
Today, travel by coach on the iconic Icefield Parkway, one of the most scenic highways in the world and the main route connecting the resort towns of Jasper and Banff. Rich with wildlife, ancient glaciers and pristine lakes, keep your cameras handy as there is a photo opportunity at every curve along this road.
The Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour in Jasper, Alberta, is one of Jasper's most popular and impressive winter adventures. Your 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.
For those looking to explore some of the most thrilling ski runs in Alberta, you may choose 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 the 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.
Today board the "Canadian" train from Jasper and enjoy the beautiful views as you travel east towards Alberta's capital city of Edmonton.
Hint: add on our Edmonton city stay package for a memorable end to your Alberta Winter Experience. This tour package starts in Calgary and ends in Edmonton. Call us to book accommodation and additional activities in Calgary and Edmonton. Both cities offer a choice of excellent hotels and a wide range of winter activities.