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Ice Magic Festival in the Canadian Rockies


Featuring three nights at the Chateau Lake Louise and Banff National Park. 

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Calgary via Seattle, arriving early afternoon. Lunch is hosted before traveling into the
Rockies and Canada’s first national park, Banff. In 1883, three railway workers discovered a natural
hot spring, and from there the park was born. Nowadays, Banff N.P. is one of the world’s premiere
destinations with unparalleled majestic mountain scenery. Your accommodations are at the iconic 
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise – 3 nights (L)

Lake Louise dog sleddingDays 2 & 3

Over the next two days experience Lake Louise at its winter finest during the Ice Magic Festival.
Watch in amazement as internationally renowned professional ice carvers have 34 hours to work
sculpting towering one-of- a-kind works of art from imposing blocks of solid ice on the shores of Lake
Louise. With each ice block weighing a daunting 300lbs, this exceptional art form involves grueling
physical labor in a delicate balancing act with precision artistry. Other attractions include an old-
fashioned horse drawn sleigh ride along the Lake Louise shore. Travel through the forest with a dog
sled team, an incredible ride one you will not forget any time soon. (2FB)

Banff Gondola, Sulpher Mountain, CanadaDay 4

Depart Lake Louise for the town of Banff. A guided tour of the village includes a gondola ride. Sit
back and relax in a 4 passenger, glass enclosed gondola. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the
Bow Valley and a 360-degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from (7486ft) above sea level. You
will feel like you’re on top of the world, when you are standing on the spacious main level observation
deck. Banff Park Lodge – 2 nights (FB)

Town of Banff, Alberta, CanadaDay 5

During our last day in this winter wonderland you will have a free day to visit local museums, shop
or perhaps take a dip in the hot Springs. We will gather tonight for a hosted dinner at a favorite eatery.

Day 6

After breakfast travel back to Calgary for an afternoon flight that returns you to Sacramento early
evening. (FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options

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