JOIN US ON A VOYAGE TO A MAGICAL WINTER WONDERLAND IN THE CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
Snow covered mountains, frozen lakes, snowshoeing, tobogganing, mountain campfires and more – just like in the movies! And it’s all yours on our most popular Winter Rocky Mountains tour.Book online now!
Day 1 – Travel from Vancouver to Golden
7:00 am – Meet at the corner of West Cordova St & Seymour St opposite Waterfront Station
Hope – where the original Rambo First Blood movie was filmed
Scenic Coquihalla Highway made famous for it’s winter conditions in “Highway Through Hell”
Kamloops lunch stop
Revelstoke rest stop and pick up dinner supplies and then we journey over Rogers Pass
6:30 pm Check in to the famous Mountain View Cabins**! These rustic cabins are tucked away in the forest overlooking the Columbia Valley with stunning views of the Selkirk Mountains. And the best part – – they are EXCLUSIVE to West Trek! No other tour companies stay here. Just us.
Evening campfire with roasted marshmallows and s’mores plus as an added bonus you can enjoy a ‘glow hike’ on snowshoes – another West Trek exclusive!
Day 2 – Golden to Banff
7:30 am – Breakfast at the cabins (included)
Travel through majestic Yoho National Park en route to Banff National Park.
Stop at the famous Lake Louise and go Ice Skating* (optional extra) on the frozen lake or explore the stunning chateau and area.
Enjoy a breath taking ice hike through Johnston Canyon to the Lower Falls which are best seen from inside a cave!
Arrive in the beautiful mountain village of Banff surrounded by towering snow capped peaks.
You have the chance to do the world-famous Banff Gondola* (optional extra) for a majestic sight-seeing experience on top of Sulphur Mountain.
Check into our hotel in downtown Banff.
Free time to explore the town, shop for souvenirs and have dinner with new friends at one of the many restaurants in town.
Later in the evening join your tour guide for a ‘party night on the town’!
Day 3 – Banff to Golden
Today you have the option to ski or snowboard at the World Famous Lake Louise Ski Resort. You can catch a shuttle from town and we will pick you up in the afternoon. Lake Louise Ski Resort was awarded “Canada’s best Ski Resort” by the 2017 World Ski Awards.
For those not skiing or boarding:
Visit picturesque Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake.
You have the option to go for a relaxing and refreshing soak in the Banff Hot Springs*.
Free time in Banff to visit Bow Falls made famous in the the 1954 movie River of No Return with Marilyn Monroe. Or you can explore the beautiful Fairmount Banff Springs Resort.
4:00 pm – pick up the skiers and boarders at Lake Louise.
Visit frozen Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park – – one of the most underrated lakes in the Rocky Mountains.
After stopping in Golden for some free time and dinner we check back in to our home-away-from-home Mountain View Cabins.
Last night campfire – this is often referred to as the best night of the tour, where you can party and enjoy the cabin atmosphere with your new friends from the tour.
Day 4 – Golden to Vancouver
7:30 am – Breakfast at the cabins.
Stop in Revelstoke.
Pass by Shuswap Lake – a favourite with Albertans and British Columbians alike.
Kamloops lunch stop.
Arrive back in Vancouver where your unforgettable journey to the Canadian Rocky Mountains will all-too-soon come to an end.
*These are optional activities (however strongly recommended!). Please see “Dates and Prices” for more details. The Ice Skating activity is a seasonal activity–we need snow and ice for this to happen!
**Please note that on tour dates with multiple busses, one night will be spent at the cabins, and one night will be spent in a hotel. Other variations to route and/or activities may apply due to unforeseen circumstances. Times are estimated to the best of our ability and are subject to change.**
- A night in the iconic mountain town of Banff
- Mountain View Cabins
- Lake Louise
- Lake Minnewanka
- Two Jack Lake
- Hike to the frozen waterfalls at Johnston Canyon
- Campfire with s’mores and hot chocolate
- Snowshoeing through snow-covered trees
- Emerald Lake
- Nightclub Party (18+)
- Banff Gondola (optional)
- Bathing in the Banff Hot Springs (optional)
- Ice skating at the scenic Lake Louise (optional)
- Snowshoeing & a Glow Hike
- Sledding / tobogganing
- Three breakfasts
- Bonfire party with roasted marshmallows, s’mores and hot chocolate
- All tips, taxes, and park fees
- Deluxe coach transportation
- Three nights accommodation (one night in the center of Banff)
- Nightclub entrance
- A fantastic tour guide
- Discounts on optional activities
- Tons of amazing sightseeing
- Mountain Stargazing, and much much more!
- Meals (other than those mentioned above)
- Optional activities
- Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, hairdryer, etc.)
- Medical and travel insurance
- Any other expenses
Student/Youth rate – $425
Adult rate – $500
- NOTE – participants must be 15 or older unless accompanied by an adult / parent / chaperone. Due to the nature of the tour, we can not take children under 5.
Please note: these prices are based on four people sharing two queen beds. Limited room upgrades are available (see below).
- October 26
- November 9, 10 and 30
- December 23*, 29**, 30**
- January 25
- February 9, 15 and 22
- March 22
* Christmas tour (includes a Christmas dinner) Student/Youth – $485, Adult – $575
** New Years Eve tour (includes a New Years Eve party in Banff (Dec 30th) or a New Years Eve party at the Mountain View Cabins (Dec 29th)). Student – $495, Adult – $585 19+ ONLY
Room Upgrade Costs
All prices are based on four people sharing one room and two queen sized beds, however, you can upgrade your room for a small fee:
- Double room upgrade – $150
- Triple room upgrade – $75
Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes in a fully enclosed gondola to one of the Banff National Park’s greatest views! From 2088m (6850ft), the spectacular scenery is yours to explore at will. Take a stroll along the 2-kilometre ridge top boardwalk to the peak of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy 360-degree views of the Rocky Mountains and beyond!
Soak in the steamy hot mineral water where travellers have come to “take the waters” for over a hundred years. Banff National Park’s only hot springs pool welcomes you year-round for an authentic heritage experience that is a favourite amongst visitors and locals.
Skiing or Snowboarding at Lake Louise Resort from $110
** MUST be booked 72 hours before departure.
- 4,200 skiable acres / 1,700 hectares
- Vertical Rise of 991 m / 3,250 ft
- Top Elevation is 2,637 m / 8,650 ft
- Longest run is 8 km / 5 miles!
- 145 Marked runs + back bowls
- 10 lifts including 1 Gondola and 5 chairs
Ask us about ice skating on Lake Louise.