Canadian Rockies

“Majestic mountain scenery and dazzling emerald lakes.”

The Canadian Rockies are one of the world’s most spectacular holiday destinations with majestic mountain scenery and dazzling emerald lakes. With a range of distinctive, ever-inviting communities, activities, wildlife, and hiking trails, this promises to be the trip of a lifetime. This particular trip will see you travel from Calgary, to Jasper before spending your final few days in the beautiful resort town of Banff, located within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

​​7 nights from £1856 pp

​What’s Included?

  • Return flights with British Airways
  • 7 nights accommodation at three exclusive luxury hotels (with breakfast)
  • A bespoke itinerary based on you, your interests, and the occasion

Book your luxury holiday in the Canadian Rockies today. Discover Banff, Jasper and more. Contact our travel experts to discuss the Canadian Rockies in more detail.

Fairmont Palliser, Calgary

​In the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Calgary, lies the historic Fairmont Palliser hotel. For a century, Fairmont Palliser has been the luxury Calgary hotel of choice to welcome Royalty, celebrities, and visiting heads of states from all around the world. Conveniently located near the Calgary’s many retail and cultural venues, the Fairmont Palliser provides understated luxury for a welcomed retreat should you wish to escape the bustling city. The hotel’s extraordinary expansion of its Fairmont Gold offering, only adds to its grandeur. Fairmont Gold guest rooms provide exclusive Fairmont Gold privileges such as private check-in, personalised concierge, a complimentary continental Executive breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. Though the highlight of Fairmont Gold is undoubtedly the access it provides to the Fairmont Palliser’s newly renovated Penthouse-level Gold Lounge, where guests can relax and enjoy Calgary’s panoramic city skyline.

  • AAA Four Diamond Award
  • 407 newly renovated, stylish guestrooms
  • Fairmont Gold Privilleges – available for an extra fee
  • State-of-the-art day spa and health club
  • Downtown location

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General Information
Facilities
Perfect For
Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 15:00
407 Rooms and Suites
Families
Breakfast
Check-out Time: 12:00
High Speed Internet
Couples
Valet Parking
Health Club and Spa
Groups

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper

​Surrounded by 700 acres of beautiful parkland in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Park Lodge resort invites you to experience and authentic Canadian Lodge, surrounded by nature and wildlife.  With a location wrapped around the shores of the beautiful Lac Beauvert, and a 10,000-square-foot spa with ten treatment rooms, hydrotherapy baths, and incredible spa experiences the Lodge can become the tranquil haven that you have always dreamed of. Enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities too including golf, canoeing and mountain biking in the summer, whilst ice skating, snowshoeing and skiing are the activities to note in the winter months at the park’s Marmot Basin Ski Resort, which has an impressive vertical descent of 3,000 feet and 86 runs. Perfect all year around, Jasper Park Lodge combines brilliant service with remote charm.

  • Ranked #1 Resort in Jasper – Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards, 2017
  • Charming village of cedar chalets and Luxury Signature Cabins
  • Complimentary toboggan rental is available in the winter and complimentary golf in the summer
  • Ranked #3 Golf Course in Canada – SCOREGolf Magazine, 2016
  • Carve the slopes at Marmot Basin in the winter

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General Information
Facilities
Perfect For
Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 16:00
World Class Golf Course
Families
Breakfast
Check-out Time: 11:00
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Couples
Complimentary Parking
Outdoor Activities
Groups

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the opulent Fairmont Banff Springs is a prominent feature of the alpine town of Banff. This elegant, luxurious hotel styled after a 19th century Scottish baronial castle evokes a bygone era and has undoubtedly earned it’s name as the “Castle in the Rockies”. With such an illustrious history it is no surprise that this striking hotel has hosted countless weddings and honeymoons. Here, the beautiful architecture and manicured grounds juxtapose the rugged mountains  of the Canadian Rockies. Providing legendary hospitality to guests for over 125 years, expect attentive personalised service at every turn and be taken aback by the warmth and kindness of every member of staff you meet. As a world renowned luxury resort, enjoy unparalleled skiing in the winter and a the championship golf course in the summer designed by the great Stanley Thompson in 1928. Whilst the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, 11 dining options and Banff Springs Bowling Centre can provide relaxation gourmet cuisine and entertainment all year around. The charming charming town of Banff is just minutes away from the hotel providing you with the opportunity to discover local galleries, local shops and family run restaurants.

  • Ranked #5 Resort in Canada – Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards 2017
  • Premier location in the Canadian Rockies
  • Elegantly appointed spacious rooms and suites
  • Perfect for couples and honeymoons in the Canadian Rockies
  • Multi award winning Willow Stream Spa for rejuvenation and relaxation

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General Information
Facilities
Perfect For
Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 16:00
​UNESCO World Heritage Site
Families
Breakfast
Check-out Time: 12:00
Childcare Services Available
Couples
11 Dining Options
Willow Stream Spa
Groups

Sample Canadian Rockies Holiday Itinerary

​Prior to departure, you will receive a bespoke itinerary created by a Rich Vein Travel expert filled with advice and recommendations. Read an extract of one of our itineraries for the Canadian Rockies below. We recommend hiring a car for this particular itinerary.

Day 1

Arrive at Calgary International Airport and collect your hire car for the duration of the trip. From the airport, it’s just a twenty-minute drive to your first luxury hotel. The Fairmont Palliser located in the heart of Calgary, offers a range of amenities for leisure travellers including an on-site Starbucks  on the boulevard level of the hotel. Although you will only be based here for a night, there is never a valid reason to compromise on luxury. With the regal feel of the Fairmont Palliser, it’s marble columns, lavish paintings, and ornate carvings, the lobby and communal areas will transport you to an era of decadence. After checking in, head to the Cactus Club Café on Stephen Avenue for dinner located a short walk away for a relaxed evening of dining and cocktails. Some of the standouts include the butternut squash and mascarpone ravioli, and four mushroom sirloin steak with 7oz Alberta angus beef.

 

Day 2

Following a restful night in your luxuriously-appointed guestroom, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the Rimrock Dining Room. If you’re early, you may even be able steal a seat by the toasty fireplace.  Choose to dine a la carte or opt for the buffet with an expansive selection of juices, meats, cheeses, delicate pastries, and fluffy waffles. Whilst lunch may be the last thing on your mind after breakfast, we strongly advise purchasing sandwiches and snacks at the Fairmount Palliser’s Starbucks, or the Tim Hortons nearby. The opportunity to stop for lunch throughout the day will be very rare is because the remainder of the day will be spent driving from Calgary to Jasper, your first real destination in the Rockies. Once you’re about 20 minutes west of Calgary you will enter big sky country and from there it just gets better and better. Highlights include the area around Banff, Lake Louise, Bow Lake, and the Columbia Icefields Parkway. The Columbia Icefields Parkway is one of the world’s most scenic mountain drives that stretches 232km’s (144miles) between Lake Louise and Jasper. We recommend making a few stops along the Parkway to break up the journey. Whilst, you may not be able to see everything along the Parkway on your outward journey, you can choose to return to doing the same route in reverse stopping at different attractions.

On your outward journey why not stop at Bow Lake? This is a nice area to explore and the Bow Glacier Trail starts from this point. Bow Lake is best photographed from morning to mid-day and in the evening to sunset. The next must see on your outward journey is glacier fed Peyto Lake located at the Bow Summit. This is the highest point of the icefields parkway 6,850 feet above sea level. Walk up the paved trail to the wooden viewing deck that overlooks the lake and mountain valley for stunning views of the landscape. This could also be a perfect spot to stop and enjoy your sandwiches. One stop which we deem to be unmissable is he Columbia Icefield. It is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains. The icefield feeds eight major glaciers including the Athabasca Glacier which is within walking distance of the parkway. From the Glacier there is the option of a 90-minute glacier tour in an all terrain Ice Explorer taking you onto the glacier. Alternatively there is the incredibly popular Wilcox Hiking Trail to take hikers above the glacier. Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goats are commonly seen in the pass.

After an entire day travelling and exploring, you’ll be pleased to arrive at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The Lodge’s luxurious suites offer the perfect romantic getaway or family vacation in Jasper National Park. Each suite features sizeable beds, soothing colour palettes, and breath-taking views. After an effortless check in, have a quick power nap and shower to revitalise yourself after today’s travels. For dinner, we recommend the Syrah’s of Jasper. Intimate, warm, and with regional Canadian cuisine, including elk & salmon Syrah’s of Jasper will be a unique dining experience.

 

Day 3

In the daylight, you can truly appreciate the scenery on the resort. Located on the shores of Lac Beauvert this resort boasts an award-winning golf course, 8 on-site restaurants, and a 10,000 square foot spa. In the winter, guests can ice skate on Lac Beauvert or ski at Marmot Basin around half an hour away. Whilst horseback riding, swimming, canoeing and tennis are popular activities in the summer. After breakfast, either spend the day making the most of the facilities on site or discover some of the many hiking trails in Jasper. There’s the Morro Peak hike, Edge of the World Hike and our favourite, the Sulphur Skyline Hike with a perfect ending at the Miette Hot Springs. As on one of Jasper’s top ten attractions, the Miette Hot Springs is a perfect way to unwind in the mountains. Bursting with minerals, water flows from the mountain at 54°C (129°F) and is cooled to a comfortable 40°C (104°F) to soak your weary muscles. With a quaint café near the springs, after a hike and delightful soak, you’ll be more than ready for a delicious panini or hearty soup.

Have a relaxing evening at the resort with a leisurely swim, followed by dinner at Evil Dave’s Grill serving a globally inspired ‘evil’ themed menu (sinful starters, evil entrées, deadly desserts, and magic elixirs) made with local produce. Generous offerings are flavourful and healthy and the changing array of specials are prepared from seasonal ingredients. Gluten-free and vegetarian options demonstrate the kitchen’s culinary creativity. For a sweet treat before bed, make some S’mores at the lodge.

 

Day 4

Take flight on the SkyTram for the best views in Jasper. The seven-minute journey will take you to an altitude of 7,472. Along the way, your knowledgeable flight attendant will be on hand to point out all of the sights and answer any questions you may have. Once the Skytram arrives at the high alpine Upper Station you and your loved ones will be amazed by the endless views of glacially fed lakes, several rivers and six mountain ranges. For the adventurous traveller, step off the boardwalks and onto the hiking trails that lead all the way to the summit of Whistlers Mountain. If you are travelling with children plan even more fun into your day with river rafting and Maligne Lake sightseeing experiences. Great for all ages, and a perfect addition to your SkyTram visit.

This afternoon, you will drive to your third and final Fairmount hotel, the iconic Fairmont Hotel Banff Springs. On the way from Jasper to Banff, you could once again drive down the Icefields Parkway and stop at more incredible sites such as the Sunwapta Falls, Saskatchewan Crossing, and Mistaya Canon. You can also use this opportunity to visit Lake Louise, or instead visit it on day 6. Regardless the journey you take, the Fairmont Banff Springs resort, built in 1888 and styled after a Scottish Baronial castle is impossible to miss upon arrival. Located in Banff National Park, it offers 11 restaurants and 14 shops. The stunning lobby will set the tone for your entire stay here as the lobby simultaneously exudes regal modernity and ancient authenticity with high ceilings, old stonework, and marble floors. Upon entry, it will be easy to imagine yourself reclining in one of several rocking chairs in one of the quiet alcoves of the lobby. But before then, you will probably want to see your room. Rebuilt in the 1920s and revamped in 2010 and 2011, the Fairmount has over 768 rooms dotted around the huge building, many with fantastic views of the Bow River and the mountains. However, the sheer size of the hotel does not mean that you will not receive five-star service. With extremely helpful and attentive staff at the resort, nothing is too much to ask for. Even more so, if we have booked your stay on one of the Fairmont Gold floors. Your Fairmont Gold Experience would begin the moment you arrive at the front door, where you’ll be directed to the private Fairmont Gold reception area on the 5th floor. A hotel within a hotel, Fairmont Gold rooms are privately located on the 4th and 5th floors of the main hotel and offer a level of service and recognition that will help you make the most of every moment of your stay. As a Fairmont Gold guest, you will enjoy individualised service from your dedicated Fairmont Gold Manager and access to exclusive Gold lounge.

After checking in to your elegantly appointed luxurious room, freshen up and head to the on-site restaurant 1888 Chop House. Executive Chef JW Foster presents a modern twist on the authentic chop house with a menu focused on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game, and Ocean Wise Seafood. This intimate restaurant is perfect for all occasions. From a delectable menu to spirited cocktails everything you see in front of you will be made in-house ensuring every mouth-watering detail is perfect.

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