Alberta, the land of a million Christmas trees.
From festive hot rods and tree decorating to sugar-art demonstrations and bedtime stories with Mrs Claus, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is full of Christmas activities for the whole family from December 22 to the New Year.
Step into the Chateau’s back-yard for the ultimate Christmas winter wonderland: skate the frozen, turquoise Lake Louise, snuggle up under a blanket for a dog sledding adventure, and walk off Christmas lunch on snow shoes, traversing through sparkling fir trees.
Visitors to Banff will be drawn to its famous castle, the Fairmont Banff Springs, with its stately halls decorated for the festive season. The Christmas season at the Castle runs from 19 December to 2 January, with Santa’s Outpost in the lobby all set to deliver Christmas wish lists to Santa Claus.
An extraordinary Christmas event, Christmas in November, awaits in Jasper National Park at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a tradition for the past 26 years. Cook with celebrity chefs, learn the art of gift wrapping and holiday decorating with industry experts, and discover new wines at tasting seminars. Christmas in November celebrates everything that Christmas should be: great food, wine, entertainment and seasonal inspiration through fun-filled seminars and classes.
The majestic Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, deep in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, beckon all to experience a Christmas holiday filled with laughter and golden memories.
Scenic Tours is offering Canadian Rocky Mountain White Christmas packages from $6895 AUD per person including 10 nights/11 days visiting Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, travelling on board Via Rail into the Rockies plus Whistler and Vancouver. All staying at the Fairmont properties with Christmas brunch at the Fairmont Banff Springs. For bookings call Scenic Tours on 1300 723 642. For further information on White Christmas packages to Alberta see www.travelalberta.com.au