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n a typical night, inky skies above the wilderness of western Canada showcase thousands of glittering stars and create an incredible hush over the world. When the stars recede and the sun rises, thundering waterfalls, rushing rivers, pristine glaciers, and the snowcapped peaks of the Canadian Rockies grace the breathtaking landscape. Travelers who’ve seen its beauty can attest that no place in the world rivals the Canadian Rockies, and the resort destinations of Banff and Lake Louise. The journey is made more spectacular when it includes travel by train along tracks that cut through the heart of the mighty Rockies and where you can watch all the dramatic scenery unfold right before your eyes.
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There is a unique atmosphere about this destination that blends adventure with peaceful relaxation. Here, you can fill your days in the great outdoors, taking strolls by Lake Louise when you’re not off sightseeing or walking on a mass of glacial ice that is over 1,000 feet thick at the incredible Columbia Icefields. You can also fill your days by sitting back and enjoying awe-inspiring scenery from the vantage point of one of the luxurious Fairmont hotels and resorts nestled among the mountains and evergreens.
During the 7-day Canada’s Winter Wonderland tour, a cooking demonstration and kitchen tour at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise provides a behindthe-scenes look at this gem of a hotel, named for the daughter of Queen Victoria; while a hands-on lesson in the making of holiday pastries in the kitchen of the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel brings an added appreciation for how this “Castle in the Mountains” operates on a daily basis. Located in the middle of the Alberta Rockies, Banff showcases scenery so beautiful that it takes your breath away! Here, visit many shops, restaurants, and museums. And you'll definitely want to see Bow Falls – where the roaring Bow River spills over a limestone ledge – and
the Hoodoos, ancient rock formations that overlook a scenic river valley. Another not to be missed experience is the stretch of highway linking Lake Louise to Jasper called The Icefields Parkway. It offers legendary scenery which includes mountain streams, majestic waterfalls frozen in time until spring’s thaw, and glaciers. In fact, you can see more glaciers from the Parkway than from any other road in North America!
When you travel to the heart and soul of Western Canada on a journey that embraces the romance of rail and the excitement of the open road, you will return home forever changed by all you have seen. Perhaps it’s the mountain sheep you glimpsed grazing along the Ice-
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fields Parkway, the feeling that you could touch the stars at the historic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, or throwing a snowball on the Athabasca Glacier. Each enchanting experience powers up lasting memories that keep the spell-binding adventure alive here.
The Canadian Rockies is a destination that offers travelers so many adventures, while also giving them the perfect setting for relaxation. Its fresh air must be good for the soul because you always leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. One piece of advice for your travelers: Bring a lot of film!
Collette Vacations offers these trips that include the Banff and Lake Louise region of Canada:
Canada’s Winter Wonderland 7 days, 9 meals Starting at $1749* VIA Rail Canada's Snow Train Express ● Jasper ● Lake Louise ● Banff Immerse yourself in the ultimate winter wonderland --the Canadian Rockies. Hop aboard the VIA Rail Canada's Snow Train Express and head for Jasper with spectacular views.Travel across the Icefields Parkway with spectacular scenery. Stay two nights each at the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and one night at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, an Alpine village of cedar chalets and heritage log cabins. Enjoy a cooking demonstration, kitchen tour and learn how to make your own holiday pastries. Resorts of the Rockies 11 days, 15 meals Starting at $2849* Calgary ● Banff ● Columbia Icefields ● Lake Louise ● Jasper Sun Peaks ● Victoria ● Butchart Gardens ● Vancouver ● Whistler Elegant resorts set amidst breathtaking views await you on this tour of the Canadian Rockies. Tour the beautiful province of Alberta, home to such legendary spots as Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary, as well as the province of British Columbia, where you will enjoy stays in Sun Peaks, Victoria and Vancouver. Stay in some of Canada's most impressive hotels including the Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Keep your camera ready for spectacular photo opportunities. You won't want to miss sites like Athabasca Falls, Maligne Canyon, the Columbia Icefields and Butchart Gardens.
Canadian Rockies by Rail 10 days, 15 meals Starting at $2899* British Columbia ● Vancouver ● Victoria ● Rocky Mountaineer® Train ● Kamloops ● Jasper ● Columbia Icefields ● Lake Louise ● Banff ● Calgary Leave the road behind and explore the spectacular Canadian Rockies on the Rocky
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Mountaineer Train. Explore Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia, then board the train and head east, past vast coastal forests, rushing rivers and the Monashee Mountains to the resort towns of Banff and Jasper. Luxuriate at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the elegant Chateau Lake Louise. Travel to lovely Bow Falls and the impressive Hoodoos, land of sleeping giants. Enjoy all of these features with the peace of mind that only Collette Vacations can provide:
Experience: Collette Vacations celebrates 90 years in escorted travel. Collette Vacations has taken millions of travelers around the world on vacations that feature unique experiences and affordable prices. Financial Security: Collette has proudly earned membership in USTOA. This association represents the tour operator industry and requires members to furnish at least 18 industry references, post a $1 million security, be in business for at least 3 years under the same management and adhere to USTOA's precise code of ethics. No Worries: Our industry-leading travel Insurance and cancellation waiver allows cancellation for any reason, any time, right up until the day prior to departure, for a full refund.
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wonderland IS WAITING... In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, a magical winter wonderland is revealed when you travel aboard the Snow Train Express and stay in Fairmont accommodations as spectacular as the mountains themselves. Visit the jewels of the Rockies – Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, all beautifully decorated for the holidays. In the world-renowned resort town of Banff, enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson and learn about Ammonite, a rare gemstone found only in Alberta.
Canada’s Winter Wonderland 7 Days • 9 Meals from $1749*
Other spectacular Canadian Rockies programs available all year:
Canadian Rockies by Rail 10 Days • 15 Meals from $2899* Save $100 per person on 4/13/09 departure
Resorts of the Rockies Stay overnigh Chateau Lake t at the famous Louise.
11 Days • 15 Meals from $2849*
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The Canadian Rockies is a destination that offers travelers so many adventures, while also giving them the perfect setting for relaxation....