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Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train

6

days

starting from US $3,090per person

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Vancouver, Banff, Jasper And Lake Louise By Train

This whirlwind adventure will take you through some of the most amazing highlights of Western Canada in six days. You will begin in the cowboy town of Calgary before travelling into the Canadian Rockies and the charming town of Banff. This trip includes jaw-dropping scenic drives along the famous Icefields Parkway and a visit to the incredible Athabasca Glacier. Travel by train through spectacular mountain scenery from the small mountain town of Jasper to the laid back coastal city of Vancouver.

Trip at a glance

6 Days / 5 Nights

Arrive Calgary* 2 nights Banff 1 night Jasper 1 night aboard VIA rail 1 night Vancouver Depart Vancouver *Can be done in reverse

Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train – Map

Availability

AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

CalgaryBanffIcefields ParkwayJasperVancouver

Accommodation Style

HotelTrain

Train Experience

VIA RailSleeper Train

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll love about this trip

Unforgettable views on an overnight train between Jasper and Vancouver

Amazing photography opportunities

Spotting wildlife like deer, elk, bears and moose

Small group tours revealing the best of Jasper and Banff National Parks

Three nights in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by truly breathtaking scenery

Common Questions

Where am I staying on this trip?

This trip features a sleeper train journey, and you'll get a comfortable private cabin on the train for the duration of your train ride. The trains feature common lounge areas and dining cars where you can socialize with fellow travelers.

When not on the train, you'll be staying at various local three to five star 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 personalized 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:

  • VIA Rail is Canada's national train provider, with routes running Coast to Coast and through remote parts of northern Canada. The type of train depends on your journey, and can vary from the classic trans-continental sleeper trains to daylight trains with overnight stops.
  • Sleeper Trains feature a once in a lifetime adventure of sleeping on the train in comfortable cabins. You can relax in your private onboard accommodations, or enjoy local wines and chef-prepared meals in the dining car during this unforgettable trip.
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 personalized trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

This trip in pictures

VIA Rail train travels through the Rocky mountains and lakes
False Creek Aquabus in Vancouver
VIA Rail's dome car interior
VIA Rail's table service onboard the 'Canadian' train
Moraine Lake in the Rocky Mountains
Hotel by lake and mountains in Jasper
Couple looking out over the Canadian Rockies

About the Trains

Read about the trains you will be travelling on during this trip, learn about onboard services and see inside the trains.

Read about the VIA Rail train

VIA Rail

VIA Rail trains take passengers across the vast country of Canada through some of the most amazing scenery in North America. The service includes sleeper cars, gourmet meals, and lounge and viewing areas.

Read about the sleeper trains

Sleeper Trains

Experience a once in a lifetime adventure of sleeping on the train in complete comfort. Relax in your private cabin or enjoy local wines and chef-prepared meals in the dining car during this unforgettable trip.

Accommodations

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodations. Please call us for the full list and to personalize your experience.

Elk + Avenue Hotel - Contemporary lobby space
Elk + Avenue Hotel - Comfortable king bed room
Elk + Avenue Hotel - Well-designed bathrooms
Elk + Avenue Hotel - Exterior of the Elk + Avenue
Elk + Avenue Hotel - Delicious onsite dining

Elk + Avenue Hotel

An example of our Comfort accommodations

Newly refurbished, the Elk + Avenue hotel is just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff. Contemporary designed rooms pair clean, minimalist design with cozy Rocky Mountain-inspired elements to create the ideal accommodation for exploring the best of Banff. Amenities include on-site restaurant, hot tub and sauna, and free Wifi.

Rimrock Resort - Rimrock Resort overlooking the Bow Valley
Rimrock Resort - Resort interior with an upscale feel
Rimrock Resort - Spectacular setting in every season

Rimrock Resort

An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

The stunning 4.5 star Rimrock Resort is built into the side of a mountain, offering gorgeous panoramic views over the Bow Valley from the large windows in the main lobby. The hotel is a fantastic example of Rocky Mountain luxury, with an upscale atmosphere and warm, welcoming service.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Exterior view of the lodge
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Outdoor Pool
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Wildlife sighting at the lodge
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Lake view

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

An example of our Deluxe Lodge accommodations

If you really want to treat yourself to luxury while exploring the Rocky Mountains, consider staying at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. This exquisite wilderness resort is made up of several buildings close to a tranquil lake and the excellent Stanley Thompson Golf Course. Keep an eye out for wildlife during your stay - elk, deer and other animals have been known to walk through the grounds of the resort.

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  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
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Sample Itinerary

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

Day 1 – Arrive in Calgary and Transfer to Banff
Welcome to Calgary International Airport, where you are then transferred through to the Canadian Rocky Mountains and to the town of Banff. From the very beginning, we ensure your vacation is off to the best start! Your arrival transfer is taken care of with door to door service that takes you from the airport to your hotel. The town of Banff is a unique destination. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the charm of a small mountain community. Breathe in the fresh Canadian Rockies air – you’ve arrived!

Feature Dinner in Banff
No need to worry about finding a place to eat this evening, we will make sure you are taken care of with a delicious meal at one of our favorite restaurants in Banff.
Overnight in Banff.

Day 2 – Explore Banff – Rocky Mountain Natural Beauty
Wake up to stunning mountain scenery as you get an early start this morning. Banff has a lot to discover and we can also arrange other activities, including visits to relaxing spas, golfing trips, fly fishing lessons or horseback riding excursions in the mountains.

You have
3 options to choose from today in Banff:

• Option 1:
Lake Minnewanka Cruise
See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective while touring beautiful Lake Minnewanka on a panoramic hour-long interpretive cruise. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the Lake Minnewanka Cruise sets sail under towering peaks. Take in breathtaking mountains and emerald-green water as you keep a watchful eye on forested slopes and rocky shorelines for wildlife and waterfalls.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2:
Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour
On this sightseeing bus tour visit the
jewel of the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, and the world-renowned Moraine Lake (available seasonally). This journey gives you plenty of time to take photos and explore the spectacular shorelines and learn the history of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Activity rating: Easy


• Option 3:
Banff Sightseeing Tour
On a guided bus tour, take a half day tour to explore the historic sites and local landmarks of Banff as well as to learn about wildlife habitats. Admire the views of Norquay, Cascade, Rundle and Tunnel Mountains and marvel at the strange wind-shaped hoodoo rock formations. Stop at “Surprise Corner” on Tunnel Mountain Drive and admire the stunning view of the valley.
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Banff.

Day 3 – The Icefields Parkway – Banff to Jasper
Travel along the spine of the Rockies, on what is surely one of the most beautiful roads in the world – the Icefields Parkway to picture-perfect Jasper.

There are 2 options for exploring the Icefields Parkway today:

• Option 1: Small Group Sightseeing Tour
With a small group and guide, explore the Icefields and its main attractions. Stop to enjoy a picnic lunch, walk on the Athabasca Glacier, and marvel at the Glacier Skywalk. Touring the Rocky Mountains with a small group allows you to have a more personalized experience and gives you a chance to ask your knowledgeable guide questions about the area.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)
Spend the day with a private driver-guide, to explore the Icefields at your own pace. Then, step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour abundant in natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls. Leave from an exclusive Icefields base and soar over Cline Pass and over Cline, Lion and Lioness Glaciers. You’ll also view a spectacular 900ft waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes!
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4 – Explore Jasper – Board the Canadian Train to Vancouver
This morning you will board the overnight train to Vancouver. Enjoy the sights and views from the window of your cozy accommodation on board the train. Settle back in your seat and enjoy a dramatic change in scenery as you leave the majestic beauty of the Rockies behind and travel into the arid ranch land of interior British Columbia.

Overnight on board the train in your private cabin.

Day 5 – On Board VIA Rail – Arrive in Vancouver
This morning, you’ll arrive in Vancouver, a city surrounded by mountains and ocean. Upon arrival at the station you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy a day at leisure in Vancouver.

Overnight in Vancouver.


Day 6 – Depart Vancouver
Much too soon, your Fresh Tracks Canada adventure comes to an end. Getting to the airport shouldn’t be stressful, walk out of your hotel and right into your own personal private vehicle that takes you right to check in at Vancouver International Airport.
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What Clients Say

We loved the incredible grandeur and beauty of the Rockies

We loved the incredible grandeur and beauty of the Rockies

Star Rating 3

We loved the incredible grandeur and beauty of the Rockies. We were expecting it, yet were still surprised. We wondered if Canadians who live up there ever become immune to the grandeur right outside their doors. The stretch of the Icefields Parkway between Banff and the Ice Field was almost like... read more

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  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
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What's Included In Our Prices

These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

Sleep in a private cabin on the train - Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Gourmet meals aboard the train - Gourmet meals aboard the train
Gourmet meals aboard the train
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer - Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Choice of Banff sightseeing - Choice of Banff sightseeing
Choice of Banff sightseeing
Accommodations:
• 4 nights hotel accommodation
• 1 night onboard the Canadian Train, in a private cabin for 1 or 2

Train Experiences:
• Sleeper Plus Class, onboard The Canadian Train between Jasper and Vancouver (includes access to Dome Car)

Banff Experiences:
Choose 1 of 3:
1. Lake Minnewanka Cruise

2. Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour
3. Banff Sightseeing Tour

Icefields Parkway Experiences (between Banff and Jasper):
Choose 1 of 2:
1. Small Group Sightseeing Tour (Includes picnic lunch, Ice Explorer, and the Glacier Skywalk)
2. Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)

Meal Inclusions:
• Feature Dinner in Banff
• Meals onboard the Canadian VIA Rail train

Transfer Inclusions:
• Transfer between Banff and Calgary Airport*
• Personalized and private pick up between Vancouver hotel and Vancouver Airport
• Train station transfers in Jasper and Vancouver

Other Inclusions:
• Digital Travel Documents
• Gratuities for most private transfers (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.

*Inclusion Notes:
Deluxe level includes a private transfer between Calgary and Banff. Superior and Comfort levels include a scheduled bus transfer.

Important Schedule and Trip Notes:
Train schedules are subject to change and delays may occur
• Icefields Parkway tour is available from April 28 onwards for eastbound departures, coach transfer substituted prior to April 28.
• Lake Minnewanka Cruise is available from May 9 to Oct 10 eastbound departures / May 14 to Oct 13 westbound departures.


Not Included
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation or medical insurance (highly recommended – ask us for a quote)
• Canadian Sales Taxes

Ideas to customize this trip

Think of this trip as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
• Upgrade, or mix and match hotel and mountain lodge accommodations.
• Upgrade to a Suite on VIA Rail’s Canadian Train, for a larger cabin space.
• Add a cruise to your trip, along Alaska’s Inside Passage .
• Extend your stay in the Canadian Rockies to explore, golf on world famous courses, or simply enjoy some quiet time to relax.
• Add a trip to Victoria, British Columbia’s quaint capital city on Vancouver Island to go whale watching, visit the Butchart Gardens, and experience the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest.
• Visit the Olympic city of Whistler, and take in the sights and activities by spending a night or two there.

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  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
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Trip Start Dates

2019 Calgary Start Dates
April 30
May 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
June 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30
July 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31
August 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28
September 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 29
October 1, 2, 6, 8, 9

2019 Vancouver Start Dates
April 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6

Pricing For This Trip

Our prices vary by departure date, hotel class, train service and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our Canadian Insiders to get your personalized quote, or hit the button below.

Comfort Level Hotels
Private Cabin
from US $3,090 to US $3,661 per person

Our Comfort Level vacations include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations. Combined with our unique sightseeing tours and personalized service, you’ll receive exceptional value, a step above what you might expect anywhere else.

Superior Level Hotels
Private Cabin
from US $3,290 to US $3,877 per person

Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

Fresh Tracks Favorite
Deluxe Level Hotels
Private Cabin
from US $4,090 to US $4,936 per person

On our Deluxe Level vacation, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget. Enjoy unique sightseeing experiences and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5771

Why book your trip with us?

Fresh Tracks Canada Team
  • We make planning a trip to Canada really easy!
  • We are experts in creating personalized itineraries.
  • Our itineraries are built around your specific needs, interests and budget.
  • We promise friendly and personal service every step of the way.
  • Consider us your personal contact in Canada before and during your trip.
  • We're based in Vancouver with first-hand ‘insider’ knowledge of Canada.
  • Over the past 20 years, we have personalized more than 15,000 Canadian vacations.

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Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
or call us directly toll-free
1 877 395 5771

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

We loved the incredible grandeur and beauty of the Rockies

Star Rating 3
October 19, 2017

We loved the incredible grandeur and beauty of the Rockies. We were expecting it, yet were still surprised. We wondered if Canadians who live up there ever become immune to the grandeur right outside their doors. The stretch of... read more the Icefields Parkway between Banff and the Ice Field was almost like being on another planet. We are great car-tourists so this was right up our alley.

It was beyond fabulous

Star Rating 5
July 20, 2017

It was beyond fabulous. We always enjoy traveling with our 2 kids and their friends, but this was very special. And whether it was specifically intended, or just luck-of-the-draw, we had the Sun Dog and Brewster tour buses to ourselves,... read more which was great to be able to talk and ask questions without disturbing other. And the tour guides were so good and interesting and knowledgeable. Fresh Tracks Canada couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. I vote 10 out of 5 stars!

The Fresh Tracks staff were fabulous

Star Rating 5
October 16, 2016

The trip was just wonderful and the Fresh Tracks staff were fabulous! We really appreciated that all of the connections, transportation, pick ups went flawlessly. We would not change a thing about our trip.

You certainly made my life much easier

Star Rating 5
May 10, 2016

The trip was wonderful! My favorite things were the train ride and my time in Banff, definitely not long enough. Will certainly look to spend more time there again some day. I have certainly mentioned your company to anyone that... read more asked as you certainly made my life much easier. Thanks again for a great adventure.

The scenic views were nearly sensory overload

Star Rating 5
June 6, 2015

First let say that you were a great help in preparing for our trip. The scenic views were nearly sensory overload. The Athabasca falls was beautiful. For us the highlight of the tour was being able to walk on the Athabasca glacier... read more and to drink the water from a melting glacier. These were once in a life time, bucket list events. We had a great time in Canada and everyone we meet was helpful and attentive to our needs.

The whole experience was AMAZING!

Star Rating 5
June 3, 2015

Thank you. It's a job well executed on your part.   The whole experience was AMAZING! I will highly recommend it to friends .... 

Canada is absolutely breathtaking

Star Rating 5
May 25, 2015

Thank you all so much for the fabulous vacation. Canada is absolutely breathtaking. The trip through the mountains was one photo opportunity after another. The excursions were informative and full of beautiful scenery. We had a... read more wonderful time.

Hope to book with you again in the future

Star Rating 5
May 19, 2015

Our trip was FABULOUS.The hotels were beautiful, and as for the tours and the train....that was sensational! The Banff Gondola was wonderful and we added the Glacier Skywalk as well. The tour guides were all very knowledgeable... read more and considerate of the ages of my group participants and took very good care of all. We had a wonderful time. The train portion was lovely and the scenery was GORGEOUS snowcapped mountains and frozen lakes as far as your eyes could see. Lake Louise looked very different from the last time I saw it as it was turquoise in color, and this time it was snow covered and beautiful sunshine. We were also very fortunate to see many bears, deers, big horned sheep, etc. When we continued on with our cruise, we did dogsledding, whale watching and much much more. Thanks for everything. Hope to book with you again in the future.

Everything went so smoothly from start to finish!

Star Rating 5
May 11, 2015

Wow! We had an amazing trip! Everything went so smoothly from start to finish! The train trip was excellent, the cabins for 1 were just perfect. The only slight hiccup was that our three cabins were in different carriages! The... read more train staff managed to move Mum and Dad so that their cabins were in the same carriage which helped. The breakfast and lunch on the train were first class! The hotel in Jasper was perfect. Mum and Dad's room was delightful and it had a balcony! The basket of treats and goodies waiting for them in the room was such a special touch, thank you so very much for that thoughtfulness. The road trip from Jasper to Banff was spectacular. The guide could not have been more pleasant and interesting. The Ice walk was thrilling and Lake Louise beautiful, if cold! We even saw a bear on our journey! Our two room suite at the hotel in Banff was just right. Thank you for suggesting that. I spent a very happy hour at the "cave" hot springs! We enjoyed the tour of Banff (with hot chocolate and cookies!) and the Gondola ride, despite the weather (snow and hail so very limited view). At 12:30pm,  right on time a car arrived to take us to Calgary to catch our flight home. We spent that morning shopping in Banff (the Roam bus stop was right outside the hotel, perfect!) All in all a fantastic trip. Amazing scenery and perfectly planned for us! Thank you!

Fiona made it all fit!

Star Rating 5
August 1, 2014

From the very first phone call, Fiona was remarkable at finding out what I wanted to do, even though I didn't know what there was to do, and then guiding me to a number of sites to view the elements of travel that she was suggesting.... read more Professional, sweet, personable, funny, caring and helpful are just a few of the many adjectives I use when thinking of her. She worked within my budget, even when what I wanted to do was not within my budget, or my time frame. She made it all fit! Then I had the pleasure of working with Sarah who glued all the parts together. There was never even one moment where I was waiting for someone to get me from point A to point B. Every tour person, every bus driver, every hotel and train accommodation was exactly as she said it would be. Every tour and hotel person was knowledgeable, personable and helpful. Our tours were comprehensive and exciting. Our guides gave us plenty of time at each venue and suggested restaurants and activities that they thought we would enjoy. I could go on and on about these two awesome women. I will add that everyone else in your office that I spoke with was just as friendly and helpful. Fiona and Sarah are the best, and I don't say that lightly. I am a travel agent, myself, and if I had an office in Canada I would try to steal them away from you!

The afternoon helicopter flight was worth a trip to Canada alone!

Star Rating 5
April 12, 2014

From the very first contact with Fresh Tracks Canada, until the final day of our Canadian holiday we were totally inspired with the service, the trip and all of the many details of our special days. Thank you. The detailed information... read more we received answered all our questions. We arrived in Banff to beautiful clear weather - blue skies and clean, crisp temps. The Fairmont Hotel was a delight to stay in with our room at the "top" overlooking a view of the courtyard with a background of snow-covered mountains beyond. On the first three hour tour we were lucky to see about 20 heads of mountain goats surrounding our bus within a few feet of us... just friendly as they could be. The afternoon helicopter flight was worth a trip to Canada alone! Beautiful clear weather. Words could not describe the feeling we got flying over the Three Sisters mountain. Absolutely incredible. Another day and yet more breathtaking scenery along the Ice Road to Jasper. I'm now out of words to describe. Thank you again for our wonderful Canada adventure.

More than we could have hoped for

Star Rating 5
September 16, 2013

Thank you for making our vacation one we will not forget in a very long time. It was truly amazing. Your professional and friendly help in putting together such a perfect package is very much appreciated. We will remember to recommend... read more you to our friends and acquaintances who may be considering travelling to beautiful Canada. Between my daughter and me, we took over 3,000 photos - this says it all! The vacation was indeed more than we could have hoped for, good weather, magnificent scenery, excellent accommodation choices, plenty of wildlife sightings, all in all, just perfect.

Fresh Tracks Canada did us proud

Star Rating 5
June 17, 2013

We have arrived back in the UK, having benefited greatly from our week off in Canada. Thank you so much for all your efforts to keep us going, and to give us a good holiday. You were a model of flexibility, when things changed unexpectedly... read more at the last moment. Our only regret was not to have seen more of Vancouver, which seemed like such a lovely city. But otherwise we got the full flavour of the Rockies and Alberta, and we really appreciated that. A big, big thank you for all the work you put in, and for keeping calm! Fresh Tracks Canada did us proud.

One of the greatest vacations of our lives

Star Rating 5
July 1, 2011

We are home and are so thankful for you and your wonderful staff for one of the greatest vacations of our lives. We loved our accommodations; everyone was just friendly and so gracious. Thank you again.

Everything ran like clockwork

Star Rating 5
January 18, 2006

It really was a trip of a lifetime made perfect by the whole organization. From arriving at our hotel in Vancouver to departing from our hotel in Calgary everything ran like clockwork and I would like to congratulate Fresh Tracks... read more Canada on a job well done. The guides were incredibly well informed and made our day trips so enjoyable.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
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Customized Trips

All our trips can be personalized to match your dates, travel style, and budget.

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Advice From Canadians

Make the most of your time in Canada with advice from our local Insiders.

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Everything Arranged

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

Would you like to spoil yourself with a Canadian vacation in 2019? Book a qualifying 2019 trip with Fresh Tracks Canada now and receive Travel Credits to use towards extra days, spectacular experiences, and guided sightseeing tours.

Book your trip between June 3 – 20 and you’ll receive double the credit – up to $1,000 per couple in travel credits!

Book between June 21 – 30 and you’ll receive up to $500 per couple in travel credits.

So what can the extra travel credits get you? Here are a few ideas:

These are just a few ideas – but many more options are available. Call or email the Fresh Tracks Canada team to personalize your perfect Canadian vacation! But hurry – space for 2019 travel is filling up very quickly. This offer is only available until midnight on June 30, 2019. 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.