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6 DAY EDMONTON AND JASPER WINTER ESCAPE BUBBLE TOUR (ESCORTED)

CODE
BBEJE
STARTING FROM
$1,520 CAD
PLACES VISITED
Vancouver, Edmonton, Jasper
EDMONTON AND JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Explore the best of Edmonton including Elk Island park before departing for Jasper. Enjoy one of the largest Dark Sky Preserves in the world and a selection of local adventures. Travel with your close family or friends bubble on this carefully crafted guided tour to minimize COVID risks and maximize experiences. A self-drive version of this tour is also available.
Start Location: Vancouver End Location: Vancouver
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the city of Edmonton
  • Search for Bison in Elk Island National Park
  • Jasper National Park and its Dark Sky Preserve
  • Jasper Planetarium experience
  • Foodie Tour in downtown Jasper
  • Maligne Canyon Icewalk
  • Drive the Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful drives in North America.
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Edmonton, AB

Welcome to Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, located on the North Saskatchewan River. Known as Canada’s festival city, with more than 30 festivals each year, from the popular Edmonton Folk Music Festival to the International Street Performers Festival, they bring the city to life no matter what the season. Winter in Edmonton is the time to explore the city’s cultural scene for immersive experiences at the Royal Alberta Museum or the Art Gallery of Alberta, or embracing some indoor fun (and shopping) at the famous West Edmonton Mall. Edmonton’s culinary scene is known across Canada and beyond.
Overnight: Edmonton
Day 2: Edmonton, AB

Winter is a fabulous time to enjoy the wilderness of Elk Island National Park. Wildlife viewing is at its best and the serenity of the winter landscape offers peace of mind and a quick getaway from city madness. Spotting wildlife in Elk Island can be easier during the winter months and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is a great way to experience the National Park. The park trails are multi use and shared by both snowshoers and skiers alike. There are also guided Night Sky viewing programs offered by The Elk Island National Park authorities. In the evening, we head out to the Neon Sign Museum, the first of its kind in Canada, featuring a collection of functional historic signs that tell a story about Edmonton’s neon past. The City of Edmonton has collected 20 neon signs, all of which have been restored and installed on the east wall of the TELUS building in the heart of the city opposite Rogers Place. And then head out to one of the magical winter light shows at Glow Edmonton in the Expo Centre, Luminaria at the University of Alberta Botanical Garden or the Winter Wonder Forest, a truly enchanted Edmonton's Drive Thru Holiday Light Experience where over 115,000 sq feet of space is transformed into a stunning and breathtaking light display to view from the warmth of our vehicle.
Overnight: Edmonton
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Edmonton to Jasper, AB

We depart Edmonton after breakfast and enjoy some beautiful views as we travel west towards Jasper National Park. The frozen lakes and rivers provide a great backdrop for the elk, deer, moose, wolves, sheep and coyotes that are still very active in winter. There will be some time to spend exploring the charming Jasper town centre before we gather for a 3-hour Downtown Foodie tour that will take us to four local eating places, visiting points of interest and taking in some of Jasper’s tastiest tales along the way. At each restaurant, we will be able to try a top dish and a perfectly paired drink to get a real experience of Jasper’s food scene. Renowned for its breathtaking dark sky, Jasper is the perfect place to embrace the night and whether you want to stare into the Milky Way or watch an awe-inspiring aurora. Jasper’s dark sky is exceptional during the winter; we gather under the dome of the Jasper Planetarium inside at the Jasper Park Lodge. The Planetariums’ experienced astronomy guides will guide us on a tour of the cosmos. Specializing in the night sky above Jasper, visitors have the chance to see the stars above Jasper regardless of the weather. This is a great opportunity to take in a closer look at the heavens over the lakes, canyons, glaciers and mountain tops of the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world.
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Jasper, AB

The Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour in Jasper, Alberta is one of Jasper’s most popular and impressive winter activities. Our guide will take us to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon - the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park, where we will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. We will learn about Jasper’s Maligne Valley, Karst topography, and the mystery of the Jasper’s disappearing Medicine Lake.
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast

This morning we embark on the most beautiful drive in North America made even more stunning in its stark winter beauty. Considered to be one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway winter drive allows visitors to experience the awe-inspiring mountains, epic glaciers, frozen waterfalls and ice-covered lakes that define the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Look out for bighorn sheep, mountain goats, coyotes and deer which are commonly sighted along the Parkway in winter. We’ll stop along the way at Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls and Columbia Icefield before heading back to Jasper.
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Jasper to Edmonton, AB

Today we depart Jasper and transfer back to Edmonton for our outgoing flights.
Meals: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
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PRICE FROM
Minimum 6 passengers
Vancouver
Vancouver
$1,975 CAD
Minimum 8 passengers
Vancouver
Vancouver
$1,695 CAD
Minimum 10 passengers
Vancouver
Vancouver
$1,520 CAD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

* * Rates may vary based on dates and availability at the time of booking. This package is fully customizable and rates for a modified tour are available on request.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation (3-4 star)
  • Private group transportation
  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • Attractions and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Daily breakfast and one foodie tour
  • National Park Fees as required
EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities to guides (recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed above
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare and Travel Insurance

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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

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+

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

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel 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 baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to 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 a 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 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 (with tipping).

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

Yes, but within reason. 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.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

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

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

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

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

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 prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

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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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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