Spa getaway in the Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

8

days

starting from US $6,790per person

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Sample Itinerary

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Day 1 – Your Canada Train Trip Begins – Welcome to West Coast Living
Vancouver is a delight – a modern oasis of restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities nestled in the spectacular scenery of dramatic mountain ranges plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver is the home of Stanley Park, it has been dubbed ‘Hollywood North’, and the city most often heading the top of the list of the worlds’ most desirable. So grab a coffee and stop at a sidewalk café to watch the world go by.

Feature Dinner in Vancouver
Did you know Vancouver is one of the top culinary destinations in the world? Enjoy a great meal in the best setting while making memories with your loved ones – in one of our favorite restaurants!

Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 – All Aboard from Sea to Sky to Whistler – Golf or Spa
Step aboard the world-class Rocky Mountaineer Train, and start the day in style with rich coffee and a breakfast served as you wind your way along the shores of Howe Sound. Take in the spectacular scenery of lush green mountains topped with dramatic peaks that rise from the water just a few feet away. You’ll arrive in Whistler just before lunch time.

This afternoon, choose from a round of golf at the Chateau Whistler, or enjoy a 60-minute classic massage at the Vida Wellness spa, sure to soothe away any tension. Then, explore Whistler Village with its excellent shopping, dining, sightseeing, and lounging opportunities.

Overnight in Whistler.

Day 3 – Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer – Whistler to Quesnel
You may be reluctant to leave behind the luxurious comfort of your Whistler escape, but today’s rail journey is sure to entice. Departing Whistler in the morning, the Canadian Rockies train winds its way through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

While drinking in this breathtaking landscape, every desire will be accommodated with delicious meals, friendly service, and expert interpretive narration of the region’s most delightful highlights. In order to maximize this once-in-a-life time luxury Canada train trip and its incredible views, all travel is done by daylight.

Overnight in Quesnel.

Day 4 – Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer – Quesnel to Jasper
It might be hard to believe it possible, but today’s scenery may surpass yesterday’s, with the breathtaking arrival of the Canadian Rockies. The forest in this region is thick, lush, and home to all sorts of lively creatures – so be sure to keep an eye trained on the window to catch a lonely moose or wandering bear.

Step off the train in Jasper and into the embrace of these natural gems. You’re on top of the world, far from the stresses at home, and with the Canadian wilderness surrounding you, you’re truly at ease. A true Canadian experience of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge awaits upon check-in as you’re welcomed for a Canadian lodge experience.

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 – Jasper – Golf or Spa
The proximity of today’s indulgences is sure to delight – more time to spend relaxing in bed! If the skies are blue and the green is calling, step onto the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s famous golf course and start working on your game. Don’t let the challenge of playing in the distracting scenery of the Canadian Rockies affect your swing! Alternatively, choose another way to relax with a massage at the Jasper Park Lodge Reflections Spa.

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 – The Icefields Parkway – Jasper to Banff
Today you enjoy a private transfer along one of the most spectacular drives in the world – south down the spine of the Canadian Rockies on the Icefields Parkway. This scenic highway offers unsurpassed views of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll arrive in the bustling yet beautiful mountain town of Banff. Tonight, explore the excellent restaurants and fascinating boutiques of the town.

Insider Tip: This private transfer takes you from Jasper to Banff, with possible photo stops at scenic viewpoints. If you wish to experience the Athabasca Glacier with a ride on the Ice Explorer, and/or walk on the Glacier Skywalk, please ask your vacation advisor for alternative Icefields Parkway tour options.

Overnight Banff.

Day 7 – Banff – Golf or Spa
Banff is considered by many to be the gem of any Canadian Rockies train vacation, and, after today, you may be tempted to agree.

Another round of golf or spa treatment is the way to spend the day, taking in the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies. This sense of natural calm contributes to the soothing atmosphere of the 18-hole Stanley Thompson golf course – the perfect place to lower your handicap. Or choose to feel as fresh and beautiful as your wilderness surroundings with a signature spa package – the perfect way to relax.

Overnight in Banff.

Day 8 – Banff to Calgary Airport
Filled with memories of your Canada train trip and the Rocky Mountains, you bid farewell to the Rockies and gradually descend through the foothills by luxury private vehicle, arriving in Calgary in time for your flight.

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What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Golfing at famous resorts - Golfing at famous resorts
Golfing at famous resorts
Pampering at luxurious spas - Pampering at luxurious spas
Pampering at luxurious spas
Ice Explorer ride across a glacier - Ice Explorer ride across a glacier
Ice Explorer ride across a glacier
Breakfasts and lunches on the train - Breakfasts and lunches on the train
Breakfasts and lunches on the train
Accommodations:
6 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels
1 night accommodation in 3 star hotel in Quesnel

Train Experiences:
2.5 days in GoldLeaf service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train

Whistler Experiences:
Choose 1 of 2:
1. One round at the Fairmont Whistler golf course
2. Spa treatment at Whistler’s Vida Wellness Spa

Jasper Experiences:
Choose 1 of 2:
1. One round at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course
2. Spa treatment at Jasper’s Reflections Spa

Banff Experiences:
Choose 1 of 2:
1. One round at the Fairmont Banff Springs golf course
2. Spa treatment at Banff’s Willow Stream Spa

Meal Inclusions:
• Feature Dinner at the start of your trip
• 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train

Transfer Inclusions:
• Private luxury vehicle transfer between Vancouver airport and hotel
• Private transfer along the stunning Icefields Parkway (Jasper to Banff)
• Motor coach transfers between hotel and rail stations in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper
• Private transfer between Banff and Calgary airport, in time for your flight home

Other Inclusions:
• Documentation package
• Gratuities for private transfer and tours (unless otherwise noted)
• Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests


Not Included
• Meals and attractions, unless otherwise stated
• Golf club rentals
• Airfare
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour, spa & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended – ask us for a quote)
• Canadian Sales Taxes

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Bear watching and wildlife tours
Bear watching and wildlife tours
Exploring local native culture tours
Exploring local native culture tours
Sightseeing flights or helicopter tours
Sightseeing flights or helicopter tours
• Extend your time in Banff to go river rafting on the Kicking Horse River, explore Banff National Park, or experience the spectacular glaciers of the Columbia Icefields Parkway
• Customize your itinerary to include extra nights in the Rockies and play Stewart Creek golf
• Ask us to arrange a car rental, and drive through the Rockies at your leisure
• Add on a few days in the charming capital of British Columbia - Victoria, along with a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens
• Add on a trip to the Sunshine Coast and spend a few days exploring the beaches, kayaking or taking in the spectacular ocean views from your private tent-house suite

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

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Fairmont Hotel Waterfront

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

This luxury hotel is located in Vancouver's inner harbour, minutes from Canada Place, the cruise ship terminals and gastown. Sit back and relax in your room as you watch floatplanes take off and land right in front of you with the beautiful north shore mountains as your backdrop. Plus you have the luxurious common amenities that come with staying at any Fairmont hotel.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Chateau Whistler at NightFairmont Chateau Whistler - Hotel LobbyFairmont Chateau Whistler - Fairmont Gold RoomFairmont Chateau Whistler - Chateau Whistler in Winter

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

All the class and luxury of the famous Fairmont hotels with the beautiful mountain scenery of Canada's number one ski resort. With rustic antiques, handmade rugs, inviting overstuffed sofas and wooden beam construction, the hotel lobby recreates the air of a relaxing country retreat. Rooms are equally warm and inviting with rustic decor and stunning views of the snow covered Mountains. The Mallard Lounge cannot be missed with its grand outdoor slope side fire pits.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - The LodgeFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Outdoor PoolFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Elk on grounds of lodgeFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Lake view of the lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

An example of our Deluxe Lodge accommodations

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is it's own Canadian wilderness resort. The property is made up of many buildings with different room types throughout the resort. Relax by the lake, or enjoy a round of golf on the beautiful Stanley Thompson Golf Course, or enjoy a game of ice hockey on the lodge's pond. Be sure to keep your eyes open for Elk as they walk past your building!

Fairmont Banff Springs - Exterior of hotelFairmont Banff Springs - Lobby of hotelFairmont Banff Springs - The hotel spa

Fairmont Banff Springs

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs is located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy one of the many activities that the hotel has to offer from tennis, horseback riding, a round of golf, skiing, relaxing at the the Willow Stream Spa (charge), or enjoying a great meal at one of 12 restaurants, lounges or pubs.

 

Trip Start Dates

2019 Start Dates (Vancouver or Calgary)
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7 ,14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20

Trip Prices

Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

Choice of golf or spa each day
from US $6,790to US $7,765per person

What you'll love about
this trip

Scenic 3-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer

Choice of rounds of golf in Whistler, Jasper and Banff, or revitalizing and relaxing Spa sessions, or doing both

Seeing the spectacular Canadian Rockies

Fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities

Common Questions

Where am I staying on this trip?

You'll be staying at various local three to five start hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

What is included in the price?

Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive a complete travel package with detailed documentation and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal before and during your trip to answer your questions.

Can I customize this trip?

Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your free trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

What is the train experience like?

Because most Canadians typically do not use the train for commuting (as in the US or Europe), the two main rail providers here are driven by tourism. You'll experience the romance of true trans-continental rail travel, with a wide selection of services, accommodation types, and great food.

Featured train experiences:

  • Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along three of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You'll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.
When is the best time to see wildlife?

That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

Is this an escorted tour?

With the exception of our guided wildlife trips, our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

How much does my trip cost?

All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your free trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

Escape the big cities and travel by rail through dense forest, alongside turquoise lakes and high up mountain ridges. The refined experience of luxury train travel is complete comfort combined with unbelievable panoramic views of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. In each charming resort town is a hidden gem – choose between a round of world-class golf with serene views or luxurious pampering at five-star spas. Whether you choose to putt or pamper, fine dining and luxury accommodation complete this all around relaxing vacation.

Trip Outline

Arrive Vancouver 1 night Vancouver 1 nights Whistler 1 night Quesnel 2 nights Jasper 2 nights Banff Depart Calgary *Can be done in reverse

Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail  – Map Rocky Mountaineer passengers take in the passing scenery on the Sea to Sky to Whistler A solo golfer plays with views of mountains and wild flowers in Whistler Luxury day spa interior What the media say about journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer A couple enjoy complimentary drinks and views from the Rocky Mountaineer Exterior of pool at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the evening Ice Explorer tour buses transport visitors to the glacier on the Icefields Parkway in the Rockies Fairmont Banff Springs in the Rockies and it's golf course by the river View of the gondola centre on Sulphur mountain in Banff
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Everything Arranged

Feel in control with all the details of your trip organized and booked for you.

Do you want to get the most of your Canadian travel experience in 2019? When you book early, you'll have your choice of trip departure dates, the best hotel accommodations, unique tours, and spectacular train journeys.

Plus, if you book before December 31 you'll receive our 2019 Early Bird Booking Bonus, paired with one free night and one of the following unique Canadian experience:

Add a free night in Vancouver, and enjoy one of the following:

  • A spectacular float plane tour over the Coastal Mountains and city
  • Foodie tour of Vancouver's finest eateries
  • Sightseeing tour including stunning Sea to Sky Gondola

Add a free night in Banff, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Evening Wildlife Safari
  • Banff Gondola experience to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Guided canoe tour along the Bow River

Add a free night in Toronto, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Food tour to discover Toronto's unique culinary culture
  • A scenic bicycle tour to experience twilight on Toronto Islands
  • 9 minute helicopter tour, from downtown Toronto

Add a free night in Montreal, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Scenic St. Lawrence River Cruise
  • A bicycle tour of North or South Montreal
  • Half-Day Wine & Apple Cider Tour (available Wednesdays and Fridays)

Add a free night in Halifax, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Nature and whale watching cruise
  • Halifax foodie tour

Our Early Bird Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on December 31. The team at Fresh Tracks Canada is standing by to help bring your dream Canadian vacation to life – contact us to book your trip now.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.

There are lots of great reasons to visit Canada on a winter vacation this year. Escaping to snowy solitude, seeing breathtaking frozen landscapes, and trying thrilling winter activities are just a few.

And here is another great reason – if you book one of our spectacular Canadian winter vacations before December 31, you'll receive up to $600 per couple in add-on travel credits to enhance your trip.

Here are some of our favorite add-on ideas:

  • Extend your trip – add a night in Vancouver or the Canadian Rockies.
  • Join a professional photographer on a private tour, to get the best pictures of Banff National Park in its winter splendor.
  • See the beautiful ice-formations as you snow shoe through crisp mountain snow.
  • Soar above the snowy Coastal Mountains of Vancouver, on a spectacular float plane tour.

Email or call our friendly Vacation Advisors today, and they'll help you plan your perfect winter experience. And remember, our Winter Wonderland Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on December 30th, 2018.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.