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6 DAY WINTER WONDERLAND OF EDMONTON AND THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

CODE
WECR
STARTING FROM
$1,145 CAD
PLACES VISITED
Edmonton, Jasper
CANADIAN ROCKIES WINTER TOUR
Explore the wilderness of Elk Island National Park and witness the magnificent Ice Castles in Alberta's capital city, Edmonton. Enjoy stunning views in the town of Jasper and other popular attractions. Embark on the most beautiful drive to Banff and experience the "champagne powder" Banff is known for.
Start Location: Edmonton End Location: Edmonton
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Winter wildlife and bison viewing in Elk Island National Park
  • The biggest ice carving competition in Canada
  • Award-winning Ice Castles in Edmonton
  • Guided walk to the Maligne Canyon Frozen Waterfalls
  • Galaxy and night sky viewing in the world's second largest Dark Sky Preserve
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Edmonton

Check into the Fantasyland hotel located within the West Edmonton Mall Complex. Browse the vast collection of stores, galleries and entertainment areas that form part of the Mall.
Overnight: Edmonton
Day 2. Edmonton and Elk Island National Park

Pick up your rental car and drive to Elk Island National Park, a short distance east of the city. Winter is a fabulous time to enjoy the wilderness of Elk Island National Park in its pristine winter setting. Wildlife viewing is at its best and the serenity of the winter landscape offers peace of mind and a quick getaway from the city madness. Back in Edmonton, the Canada Cup of Ice Carving will be held this year at the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival. The Cup showcases the best of ice carving talent from the prestigious Winterlude in Ottawa, Ice Magic in Lake Louise and the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival in Edmonton. Honouring the best of ice sculpting in Canada, artists from around the world travel to compete in the Canada Cup of Ice Carving, the only national competition of its kind in Canada. The top-scoring team from each of the 3 International Ice Carving Competitions will receive a guaranteed berth at the following year's Canada Cup of Ice Carving. Ice Castles is an award-winning frozen attraction located in six cities across North America. The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and much more. Time permitting, visit the West Edmonton Mall's tropical beach, wave pool and zip line for a complete change from the winter landscape and for a taste of the tropics.
Overnight: Edmonton
Edmonton to Jasper

Depart Edmonton after breakfast and enjoy some beautiful views as you drive west towards the 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. Renowned for its breathtaking dark sky, Jasper is the perfect place to embrace the night "“ whether you want to stare into the Milky Way or watch an awe-inspiring aurora. Jasper's dark sky is especially exceptional during the winter, so bundle up with some hot chocolate and watch it come alive! Gather under the dome of the Jasper Planetarium inside at the Jasper Park Lodge. Offering special events, digital planetarium tours, and guided telescope viewing opportunities, the Planetarium's experienced astronomy guides will personally take you 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
Maligne Canyon Ice Walk or Marmot Basin Ski Pass

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. Alternatively, for those looking to explore some of the most thrilling skis 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. This evening, gather under the dome of the Jasper Planetarium inside at the Jasper Park Lodge for guided telescope viewing opportunities. The Planetarium's experienced astronomy guides will personally take you 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 local constellations, Aboriginal constellations, views of the Northern Lights from Jasper, a 'trip into space' orbiting above the Jasper Rockies, and onward, to the edge of the universe"¦all in about 35-45 minutes in the world's second-largest Dark Sky Preserve.
Overnight: Jasper
Free day in Jasper. Return to Edmonton

The friendly, picturesque community of Jasper, Alberta is the heart of Jasper National Park, the largest and most northerly of Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks and one of a group of for National parks and three Provincial Parks which together are designated by UNESCO as the Canada Rocky Mountain Park World Heritage Site. Established in 1930, today, 1.8 million visitors pass through this town known for its stunning location and the number of activities to suit all interests that are available through the winter season. Return to Edmonton this evening for the last night to sample the restaurants located on Whyte Avenue or to relax in the tropical warmth of the West Edmonton Malls wave pool.
Overnight: Edmonton
Depart from Edmonton

Return your rental car and depart from Edmonton for your onward connection home.
DATES & PRICES
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ACCOMMODATION
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Edmonton
Edmonton
$1,145 CAD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 5 nights comfortable hotel accommodation in Edmonton and Jasper
  • Maligne Canyon Frozen Waterfalls guided tour
  • 4 days car rental
EXCLUSIONS
  • Meals unless specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Applicable government taxes
  • Tips and gratuities

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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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