Travel by coach along a scenic section of Highway 1 from Calgary to Banff. Drop your bags off at the hotel and then an easy afternoon introductory snowshoeing tour experience. Travel to Kootenay National Park and admire the dramatic colours of Marble Canyon. See how the pounding and frozen waters of Tokumn Creek have eroded a 40-meter deep limestone gorge. Walkthrough the forest left standing from the 2003 Kootenay fire and search for snowshoe hare, moose and wolf tracks while exploring how the landscape is changing and animals are adapting.
This morning join the popular Johnston Canyon Ice Walk. Hike on steel walkways built into the canyon walls that give an airy view of the canyon below - Travel through prime wildlife habitat on your way to the trailhead and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed - This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls and to the breathtaking upper icefalls.
The included evening sleigh ride will take you through the Bow River Valley showing you the remote areas around Banff, western style!
Banff National Park is home to one of the longest ski seasons in North America and three world-class ski areas, which are all located within 45 minutes of the Town of Banff: Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Enjoy a full day of skiing or snowboarding and experience the "champagne powder" Banff is famous for.
Today, travel by coach on the iconic Icefield Parkway, one of the most scenic highways in the world and the main route connecting the resort towns of Jasper and Banff. Rich with wildlife, ancient glaciers and pristine lakes, keep your cameras handy as there is a photo opportunity at every curve along this road.
The Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour in Jasper, Alberta, is one of Jasper's most popular and impressive winter adventures. Your tour guide will take you to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon "“ the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park "“ where you will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. You will learn about Jasper's Maligne Valley, Karst topography, and the mystery of the "disappearing" Medicine Lake.
For those looking to explore some of the most thrilling skis runs in Alberta, you may choose to use your Marmot Basin Ski Pass for the day.
Located in the breathtaking Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Marmot Basin is a ski and snowboard destination that inspires lasting memories. Only 20 minutes from the town of Jasper, Marmot Basin offers 3,000 vertical feet (914m) of superb skiing and snowboarding on 1,675 acres of varied terrain.
Large, snow-filled bowls are the paradise for powder skiers and snowboarders. For those who enjoy cruising, our state of the art grooming fleet keeps the tree-lined trails groomed to perfection.
Those who have already discovered Marmot Basin come back for the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the superb variety of terrain, the all-around affordability, first-class service and the spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery.
Join the wildlife with our knowledgeable guides who are trained to seek out all of the park's most iconic creatures. Big or small, there are lots of animals to see in Jasper. Elk, deer, sheep, goats, coyotes, wolves, and moose are just a sample of Jasper's wild mountain fauna. Learn all about the ways these animals contribute to the rich diversity of the National Park and how they survive the mountain winters. Our guides are well versed in the history, geology, and ecology of the area and are happy to answer any questions you may have. As we travel through the Athabasca Valley we will show you some of the park's most beautiful scenery, so have your camera ready to capture some amazing photos of the highlights of your visit. This tour is the perfect way to spend a morning and your best opportunity to see the awe-inspiring mountain scenery and the wildlife of Jasper.
Today board the "Canadian" train from Jasper and enjoy the beautiful views as you travel east towards Alberta's capital city of Edmonton.
(Hint: add on our Edmonton city stay package for a memorable end to your Alberta Winter Experience)