8 Days Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies

17-24 Feb 2017

Lake Louise - simply magical!

Image credit: Travel Alberta

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Image credit: Travel Alberta

Gondola up to Sulphur Mountain

Image credit: Brewster Travel Canada

View from Sulphur Mountain

Dog-sledding – you don’t want to miss this!

Image Credit: Banff and Lake Louise Tourism

Caving Adventure Tour

Fat Biking, Snow Trekking, Ice Walking

8 Days Ice Climbing plus Winter Fun in the Canadian Rockies

Date: 17-24 Feb 2017

10 Days / 9 Nights

What better place to learn ice climbing than to do it in the Canadian Rockies! – it’s the ice climbing mecca, and it has the best ice climbing routes in the world! The best part is… no experience is necessary – just enthusiasm, a sense of adventure, and average hiking fitness.

The 2-day introduction to Ice Climbing course is taught by qualified instructors who have wilderness first aid, years of experience climbing in the mountains, and who have gone through rigorous alpine skills and mountain safety training to obtain their ACMG Alpine Guide Certification.

Come join this tour to the Canadian Rockies that introduces you to the thrilling world of ice climbing – imagine climbing a frozen waterfall amongst the beautiful mountains of Banff National Park, Lake Louise, or Canmore, where literally hundreds of frozen waterfall routes can be found.

And while you’re in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO world heritage site, capture the beauty of a winter wonderland in Lake Louise, ice castle included, and breathe in the gorgeous mountain scenery as you skate on the lake, uncover the secret behind the creation of the Rocky Mountain Parks at the Cave and Basin Tour, ride the Banff Gondola up to Sulphur Mountain to feast your eyes on snow-covered mountains, tread on snow with snowshoes to experience the immaculate beauty of an alpine forest, and experience the delight of a dogsledding trip in the midst of a snow-covered landscape.

You will also have the luxury of an extra day during the tour to do some shopping, or try out Caving Adventure Tour,  Fat Biking or an Ice Walking Tour – a guided tour through a canyon, walking on the top of a frozen river

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival, transfer to hotel in Canmore, 1.5h away. 6-night hotel stay.

Day 2: Sightseeing: Lake Louise, Banff Gondola, Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Day 3: Start of 2-day Ice Climbing Course

Day 4: Continue Ice Climbing Course

Day 5: Snowshoeing in Kananaskis OR Ice Walk Tour – depending on weather conditions

Day 6: Dogsledding

Day 7: Free day for shopping or optional activity / tour: Caving Adventure Tour / Fatbiking. Afternoon / Evening – Depart for airport hotel.

Day 8: Depart for SIN

LAND Cost per person in SGD
4-7 persons : $ 2,028
8-11 persons: $ 1,988
12 persons : $ 1,788

Price Includes:

    • Return airport transfers and all other transfers during the whole tour
    • 6 nights hotel in Canmore and 1 night hotel in Calgary
    • All sightseeing tours by van in Banff and Lake Louise
    • Banff Gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain
    • Cave and Basin tour
    • 2-Day Ice Climbing Course: all equipment as required for the activity will be provided
    • Snowshoeing or Ice Walk (whichever is available): snowshoes, snow cleats, and hiking poles provided
    • Dogsledding

Price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Return air tickets from Singapore to Calgary
  • eTA fees (Electronic Travel Authorization – a requirement for entry into Canada for Visa-exempt foreign nationals)
  • ESTA fees (if transits into USA – you need to apply for ESTA to go through USA)
  • Any meals on all days of the tour
  • Optional tours (eg. Caving Adventure tour; Fat Biking tour; or any other tour)
  • Rental of ice skates at Lake Louise
  • Rental of boots for ice climbing
  • Personal clothing and winter wear for the activity

Please place a non-refundable deposit of SGD 1,000 by 16 Dec to confirm your booking.

  • Hotel stay is in 2 to 3-star hotel, or condo, or apartment depending on availability. Condos and Apartment accommodates up to 6 people and may have a kitchen and living room. Beds may be twin-sharing on Queen-size, King-size bed, and Sofa Beds.
  • Winter travel and tours are often subjected to unpredictable weather conditions. In most cases, the tour will proceed according to the itinerary as far as it is safe and possible to do so. However, in extreme cases, travel and tour activities may have to be delayed or postponed, or even cancelled (if there is no way of rescheduling the activity). Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Please ensure that you have good quality winter wear and boots, and are aware of the concept of layering to keep warm. To learn more, Google or Youtube with subject: layering to keep warm in winter… or check with our gear partner X-Boundaries staff in Novena Square.
TOUR INFORMATION

This tour package will begin on 17 Feb and end on 24 Feb 2017 (8 days / 7 nights) in Calgary, Canada.

Due to the travel between time zones, and the long hours of flight, your length of time away from Singapore will likely to be 17 Feb to 26 Feb, a total of 10 days. We will advise you of the recommended flight to book in due time.