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Canada in winter tours

Our specialists are passionate about Canada’s wintry pleasures, from the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the colonial cobbled streets of Québec City. Snowfall does affect road conditions and we don’t recommend any self-drive itineraries at this time of year, but our specialists are experts in dealing with winter logistics and can arrange for you to travel about with a private driver, as well as by coach or train.

Our suggested tours have been inspired by the activities we’ve enjoyed most, from snowmobiling tours to dog-sledding lessons. Your winter trip to Canada will be completely tailored to your interests, so these ideas are only intended to inspire your own planning.

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Our recommended tours in Canada in winter

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Canada in winter, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Dog-sledding and Mushing Experience, Jasper

    Get active in Canada's winter Rockies

    • See the Gloria Glacier from a helicopter as you soar over Canmore and the Bow Valley.

    • Learn to play ice hockey with the Canmore Eagles.

    • Mush your own team of Alaskan huskies and enjoy a campfire lunch in the wilderness.

    • Climb up a frozen waterfall in Jasper National Park, using ice axes, crampons and harnesses.

    • Experience Lake Louise in all its winter glory and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride over the frozen lake.

    9 days from £2,995pp

  • Québec City skyline

    Eastern cities & winter activities

    • Explore Montréal on a guided walking tour, visiting the Notre-Dame Basilica and many other highlights.

    • Enjoy exhilarating dog-sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling tours at Lac à l'Eau Claire.

    • Take in the cobbled streets, ice sculptures and colonial architecture of old Québec.

    • Try Québec City’s best food and wine on an immersive culinary tour.

    9 days from £3,105pp

  • Scenery around Morants Curve, Lake Louise

    Winter in the Canadian Rockies by train

    • Travel from Vancouver to Jasper by overnight train.

    • Embark on a snowshoe hike in Jasper National Park with your guide.

    • Look out for elk, wolves, coyotes and moose on a winter wildlife tour.

    • Climb up a frozen waterfall in Jasper National Park.

    • Experience Lake Louise and Banff in all their winter glory.

    11 days from £3,215pp

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