Home/Canada Holidays/Canada Winter Experiences/Rockies And Whistler Ski Explorer

Rockies and Whistler Ski Explorer

  • Banff
  • Kamloops
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • 14 nights from
  • £2,599 per person
  • Trip Code: 988

    • Book by 31 August and save £600 per couple
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

A stunning Rockies and Whistler Canada ski holiday including Rocky Mountaineer.

A stunning Rockies and Whistler Canada ski holiday including Rocky Mountaineer.  

Fly into Calgary and then we'll transfer you to Banff for the start of your ski holidays. You will spend 5 nights skiing in Banff and Lake Louise - some of the best skiing anywhere.

From Banff we will transfer you onto the world famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a 2 day journey through the majestic Rockies.  

You will then spend 2 days in Vancouver exploring one of world's best cities to live in.  

We will take you from coastal Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky highway up into the mountains to Whistler, where you will spend the next 6 nights skiing some of the best slopes in the world. 

  

Rockies and Whistler Ski Explorer includes:

  • Return Flights from the UK
  • All Transfers
  • Accommodation in Banff, Vancouver and Whistler
  • All lift passes
  • 2 days on Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf service
1

Day 1 - Calgary to Banff

Arrive Calgary and transfer to Banff (included)

2

Day 2 - - 5 Banff

From your base in Banff Town you can ski Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Banff Mount Norquay which are all on the same Tri Area lift pass (included), plus you can use the shuttle busses for free to visit each resort on the lift pass. Not only is Lake Louise one of the largest ski resorts in Canada, it also has views out over Lake Louise itself and The Rockies that are simply, breath-taking – we’d argue the best mountain scenery in the world. Slightly closer to Banff you’ll find Sunshine Village which is renowned for incredible snow, so much snow they don’t need any snow cannons and it stays open until May. Finally the local mountain of Norquay is a great one to warm up, with it’s own incredible views across Banff Town and valley. In the evening the town of Banff is bursting with restaurants and bars making this one of the best ski destinations in Canada. 

Featured accommodation

Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Banff

Enhance your experience

Fox Hotel & Suites

The Fairmont Banff Springs

6

Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops

Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast and Lunch included.

7

Day 7 - Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening, where you will be transferred to your Vancouver hotel.(Transfer included) Breakfast and Lunch included

Featured accommodation

Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

Enhance your experience

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

8

Day 8 - Explore Vancouver

Explore Vancouver at your leisure – the winter is a great time to be in the city, although close to ski resorts snow in Vancouver is unusual, as is particularly low temperatures, so walking or cycling is a great way to get around. Stanley Park is a must, including the aquarium if you have time, as is wandering around the main downtown area, and up to Granville Island. If you time your trip right then you could even watch the Vancouver Canucks play ice hockey, their local NHL team.

Featured accommodation

Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

Enhance your experience

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

9

Day 9 - Transfer from Vancouver to Whistler

Transfer up into the mountains and to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway, possibly the most spectacular ski resort transfer in the world. You’ll look out across the straights and sounds splitting the mainland from Vancouver Island with its rainforest covered mountains rising from the ocean below.   

Featured accommodation

Listel Hotel Whistler

Enhance your experience

Delta Whistler Village Suites

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

10

Day 10 - -14 Ski Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb is consistently named the best ski resort in USA & Canada by a plethora of ski publications, and with well in excess of 200 runs and nigh on endless snowfall it’s not hard to see why. It’s not all about knee deep powder, the majority of the mountain (over 70%) is actually aimed at a skier who wants to fly down perfect corduroy runs or head off the groomed slopes into easy to access bowls all within the ski boundary. Ski to the bottom of the slopes and into the village and you have more bars and restaurants you can wave a ski pole at, with the best après ski in any resort you’ll find on this continent. Whistler, is quite simply, is perfection for skiers. 

Featured accommodation

Listel Hotel Whistler

Enhance your experience

Delta Whistler Village Suites

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Unmissable Experiences

Whistler Experiences

15

Day 15 - Return to UK

Transfer from Whistler to Vancouver anfd your flight back to the UK

Call our experts and take the first step on your trip beyond ordinary

Canada Expert JulieJulie

Speak to our Travel Experts on 0800 270 0009

We are open today between 9am and 5:30pm

Enquire

We go above and beyond to make your holiday perfect


Tailor Made for You

  • We tailor make every holiday made around you.
  • Tell us what you'd like to see, what type of accommodation you prefer and how you'd like to travel.
  • We'll plan your perfect holiday, helping you to get the most from your time and budget.


Expert Advice

  • We don't just know travel, we love it!
  • Our Travel Experts have travelled throughout the World. They'll answer your questions with facts not guesses.
  • You'll have a dedicated Travel Expert to look after each stage of your booking.


100% Protected

  • Part of the Stewart Travel group, We've been helping people explore the World for more than 30 years.
  • Every trip is 100% ATOL protected.
  • We're only ever a phone call away.