First Class Canadian Rockies

First Class Canadian Rockies

Region

Rockies

Location

Banff & Jasper

Availability

July - October, 2020

Experience Type

5* luxury, Mountains & lakes, Adventure, Wellness, Fine dining

Experience overview

A True North Collection exclusive, this bespoke experience has been put together using our local knowledge and expertise. Take in vistas of majestic mountains and sparkling lakes; spot the wildlife of the Canadian Rockies and enjoy dedicated private transfers by car, boat, helicopter, and horse-back from your luxury resort in the famous spa town of Banff.

Small group horseback riding through a grassy field in Banff, Alberta

Highlights

Private Air Transfers

Private heli-tour of the Rockies

Luxurious Accommodation

The properties featured in this experience are icons of Canadian travel and are 5* ambassadors of the Fairmont hotel group

Rocky Mountain Highs

This experience has a huge range of activities for you to choose from, whatever your interest and energy levels. You'll be experiencing the Canadian Rockies your way, every day

Iconic Canadian Journeys

Traversing the Icefields Parkway in style or a birds-eye view of the Rockies from your private heli-tour. You'll see cinematic Canada first hand with us

Suggested Itinerary

Region

Rockies

Location

Banff & Jasper

Duration

7 Days

Availability

July - October, 2020

Starting From

CAD $15,620 per adult

Day 1 - Travel to Calgary
Your journey begins with a luxury transfer to the airport and on arrival in Calgary a private car will take you to The Fairmont Banff Springs. Enjoy the exclusive lifestyle hotel floor where the Fairmont Gold team will greet you for a seamless check-in followed by cocktails and canapes in the lounge.

Overnight in Banff.
Day 2 - Private highlights of Banff Tour
Today you will be escorted on a full-day personal tour of the Banff and Yoho National Parks, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore stunning lakes and waterfalls amongst the soaring mountains of the Canadian Rockies; pause to admire the quiet beauty of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, the Spiral Tunnels, and Takakkaw Falls and enjoy a delicious lunch and champagne toast with a view over Emerald Lake.

Overnight in Banff.
The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in the forest near the Bow River
Day 3 - your choice of adventure
Today The True North Collection will connect you with a hand-picked local photographer for a personalised photo shoot to capture some amazing memories in the Rockies. Choose from one of the expertly curated Flytographer routes, locations include the Fairmont Banff Springs, Lake Minnewanka and Bow Falls.

Choose your adventure today:
Horse riding: Your expert guide will lead you on horseback through the tranquil Bow Valley, a major movement corridor for bears, wolves, cougars, elk and coyotes. Trails wind through grassy meadows and pass the thermal mineral springs at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birthplace of Banff National Park.

White water paddling: Opt for this thrilling white water paddle along Horseshoe Canyon. Your experienced guide will take you on a journey through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country with the Rockies as a dramatic backdrop.

E-bike Tour: Cycle anywhere from 6km to 50 km with your guide on this complete personalised private E-bike tour. These electric-assisted e-bikes allow you to see some of the most beautiful vistas in and around Banff with ease. You’ll be rewarded with a private BBQ picnic lunch near the end of your tour.

Photo Tour: Wake up early to experience the stunning scenery of Banff National Park at sunrise without the crowd. Explore with a private guide and learn how to take great photos, ideal for the amateur photographer wanting to increase their skills with a manual camera.

If you are travelling with children, this evening babysitting is on us. Enjoy an unforgettable Grand Degustation 8-course dinner complete with a speciality selected wine pairing, at the Eden Restaurant, Banff’s finest dining experience with a celebrated 5-Diamond award.

Overnight in Banff.
Day 4 – Banff to Jasper by luxury car and heli-transfer
Your driver will escort you by luxury transfer on one of the most beautiful journeys on the planet, the Icefields Parkway. Linking Lake Louise with Jasper and rated as one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, the Icefield Parkway winds along the Continental Divide through soaring rocky mountain peaks, icefields and vast sweeping valleys. Your driver will make as many stops as you need to capture that perfect photo.

For a birds-eye view you’ll be whisked away on a private helicopter tour that will touchdown in a remote mountain location for a stroll and a beautifully laid out picnic. Your final stop for today will be the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Overnight in Jasper.
Helicopter flying over the Icefields in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta
Day 5 - Jasper & Maligne Valley Private Tour
Our True North Collection exclusive tour will lead you to the best of Jasper and Maligne Valley. With your experienced guide you’ll hike Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park with six bridges across the river below, visit Medicine Lake a place of mystery and legend and then board a private small covered boat on the tranquil blue – green waters of Maligne Lake. A special lunch will be included today.

Overnight in Jasper.
Day 6 – Your choice of adventure followed by an evening of star gazing
Choose between a private guided canoe adventure or a private motorcycle sidecar tour today:

· Canoe Adventure: A morning canoe adventure is an incredible way to start your day. Enjoy a peaceful private paddle with a guide on Pyramid Lake. Look out for birdlife – loons, eagles and osprey are possible sightings. After your paddle relax and take in the scenery before you enjoy a special picnic lunch.

· Motorcycle sidecar tour: This True North Collection exclusive is an exciting, privately guided tour of Jasper’s alpine passes and winding mountain roads, on a professionally-driven Harley Davidson motorcycle and sidecar. Your guide will fully personalise this experience to your interests

This evening your “Star Host” will take you to two or three different locations to learn about the constellations visible in the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve. An outdoor three-course dinner will be served while you stargaze.

Overnight in Jasper.
People canoeing and splashing in Lac Beauvert in Jasper National Park
Day 7 – Depart Jasper
Soak in the beautiful views of Lac Beauvert one last time as you enjoy your breakfast at leisure. You will be picked up by your private car for a half day drive either back along the Icefields parkway to Calgary Airport or east to Edmonton Airport. Check in for your return flight home and your final transfer to your doorstep

The True North Collection Difference​

  • Door to door service for our guests
  • Flytographer photo session in your choice of location in Banff
  • A private heli-tour to a remote mountain top
  • An amazing star-gazing dinner in Jasper Dark Sky Preserve
  • Seamless support throughout your journey from our legendary destination specialists and concierge team
  • Hand picked suppliers and experiences from our decades of experience in Canadian travel

Canadian Rockies

Banff & Jasper

Included in your adventure:

  • 6 nights of luxury hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Private airport transfers between your home, airports, and hotels
  • Flytographer photo session at a location of your choice in Banff
  • Full-day private highlights of Banff and Yoho Park tour with lunch
  • Choice of a three hour horseback ride, e-bike tour with lunch, photography tour or white water paddling in Banff
  • 8-course Grand Degustation menu with wine pairing in Eden restaurant
  • Private heli-tour with picnic lunch and champagne
  • Full-day private highlights of Jasper tour, including private boat tour of Maligne Lake and deluxe picnic lunch
  • Choice of private Pyramid Lake canoe tour with lunch or personalised 2-hour Jasper Motorcycle sidecar tour with champagne toast
  • Private stargazing wilderness and dinner experience
  • Evening canapes and desserts at the Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Babysitting service for one evening

About your accommodation:

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Canada’s ‘castle in the Rockies’. Just a short stroll from the town, the hotel features superbly appointed rooms and attentive personalised service. With a variety of on-site restaurants and bars, an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, spa and salon, the resort offers year round activities from golf to unparalleled skiing. As part of the True North Collection you will stay on the Gold Floor in a suite. Included during your stay on the Fairmont gold floors are a dedicated fairmont gold manager and personalised service such as private check-in, an exclusive lounge offering continental breakfast, afternoon canapés & honour bar, and a selection of newspapers, DVDs, CD, books and games to enjoy at your leisure.


Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge: Nestled in Alberta’s magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort is surrounded by stunning mountains and wildlife seven kilometres (4.3 miles) from the Jasper townsite. The main lodge accompanies 56 adjacent cedar chalets and luxury signature cabins, connected by picturesque paths. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge features a heated outdoor pool, a world-class golf course, health club and spa, as well as several gourmet restaurants. As part of the True North Collection you will stay in a lakefront Whistler Cabin offering a spectacular view of Lac Beauvert from the oversized windows and private sun patio. These lovely two bedroom cabins also offer a sitting area with a sofa bed, a stone fireplace and kitchenette equipped with a small fridge, microwave and sink. Private butler service is included with your stay.

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