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Canada is famous for its awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, home to the country's most stunning national parks. During the right season, one of the best ways to explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains is by riding the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. There are plenty of multi-day tours of the Rockies in both the winter and summer months, although one can also find day tours from places like Banff and tours of the Athabasca Glacier and other places.

The Canadian Rockies can also be explored during the winter with some adventurous winter tours. These tours explore some of the most iconic and stunning of the Canadian Rockies National Parks - like Yoho, Banff, Jasper, and others. The winter is a time when one can see the winter magic of the Rocky Mountains.


4 Day / 3 Night Winter Rockies Classic Tour

Come in the winter and discover a pristine alpine snow-covered landscape with West Trek's Winter Rockies Classic Tour.

On this tour, one will travel over 2,000 kilometers across both the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. This tour also includes a day and a night in Banff - perhaps the Rockies' most famous town as well as enjoy an evening around a campfire while listening to storytelling from Canadian First Nations hosts.

One of the days is a free day in Banff when one is free to enjoy some winter sports of the Rockies, like skiing and snowboarding at Lake Louise. Banff has other activities as well that one can check out and explore.

Itinerary Of The Winter Tour:

  • Day 1: Vancouver to Chase
  • Day 2: Chase to Banff
  • Day 3: Banff to Golden
  • Day 4: Golden to Vancouver

The tour includes storytelling from a First Nations Cultural Host, three nights of accommodation, a tour guide, breakfasts, wine tasting, and admission to the BC Wildlife Park.

  • Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights

Adult Rates (Aged 19 And Over):

  • Single: $979
  • Double: $749

Transportation is by a luxury coach, and all taxes and park fees are included in the price. There are also options to upgrade the ticket with add-ons like the Banff Gondola, the Lake Louise Ski Lift, and the Johnston Canyon Icewalk.

Related: Canadian Vs. Colorado Rockies: Why They’re Surprisingly Different

5 Day / 4 Night Rockies Christmas Premium Tour

West Trek offers a special Christmas tour. The Rockies Christmas Premium Tour offers a special 5-day tour that includes two nights in Banff. It also travels some 2,000 kilometers in British Columbia and Alberta.

Itinerary Of The Winter Tour:

  • Day 1: Vancouver to Chase
  • Day 2: Chase to Banff
  • Day 3: Banff
  • Day 4: Banff to Golden to Vancouver

While in Banff, enjoy a Christmas dinner along with a sleigh ride through the winterscape. What better way to enjoy one's Christmas Eve and Christmas day than in the Rockies wonderland of Banff?

The tour also includes a free day in Banff so that one can enjoy activities like skiing and snowboarding.

  • Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights

Adult Rates (Aged 19 And Over):

  • Single: $1,699
  • Double: $1,249

It includes four nights of accommodation (with pools and hot tubs), breakfasts, a Christmas dinner, a sleigh ride, wine tasting, and luxury coach transportation. It also includes some other activities of the Classic Tour - like storytelling by a First Nations cultural host over a campfire.

Related: Banff: The History Behind Canada's Oldest National Park

11 Days / 10 Nights Winter Holiday In Banff and Jasper

Timber Wolf Tours is another company that offers a stunning holiday in Banff and Jasper - the best of the Canadian Rockies. They offer guided outdoor winter vacations for 11 days.

With this tour, one can enjoy a winter holiday with a range of outdoor activities in Canada's world-famous national parks of Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper.

  • Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Be overwhelmed by the blue skies, snowy peaks, frozen rivers, waterfalls, and much more. The tour through the Rocky Mountains national parks includes hikes with snow shoes and opportunities for tube sliding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, as well as a stay in Banff.

  • Not Included: Meals (Other Than Breakfast), Winter Books

Cost Of The Tour:

  • With Twin or Double Room: $3,100 CAD ($2,400 USD)
  • With Single Rooms: $4,265 CAD ($3,300 USD)

The tour includes airport transfers, ten nights in hotels, breakfasts, admission to the National Parks, transport in a 15-seater passenger van, the Sulphur Mountain Gondola Day, and more. One can also upgrade one's trip with admission to Banff Hot Springs, skate rentals, cross-country ski rentals, and more.