Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help. We can create an independent travel experience to fit your needs—and if you desire, arrange for a local guide.
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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
A fairytale winter wonderland
Welcome to the land that does winter best, the Canadian Rockies: where waterfalls are frozen into place, hills are clad with sparkling snow, and lakes have turned from swimming holes to ice rinks. Don some crampons and traverse the ice cathedrals of Johnston Canyon, snowshoe on the glittering snowfields of Sunshine Meadows, and learn to mush your own dog sled team on the Spray Lakes. Stay at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and luxuriate in the natural hot springs after a day of adventuring in the snow. Then, move into the sticks and do winter in the rustic luxury of your own mountain cabin at Storm Mountain Lodge. Cozy up with the family to enjoy true winter and all the joys it brings!
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Rocky Mountain Winter Expedition
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Day by Day
Take a spectacularly scenic drive into the Rockies and on to your castle hotel, the Fairmont Banff Springs. Lace up your ice skates at Banff's downtown outdoor rink for a few spins on the ice, before an unforgettable mountaintop dinner.
Journey out to the Spray Lakes for dog sledding, learning how to mush and control your very own team of dogs. Dash through the majestic landscapes of the Spray Valley, stopping midway to warm up with a hot drink and cuddle with your new four-legged friends.
Scale the walkways of Johnston Canyon between sheets of glittering ice, overlooking the rushing crystal waters below. This afternoon, meet with a medal-winning Canadian Olympian for a lesson on the cross country ski track.
Buckle up your snowshoes for a trek into the white powder paradise of Sunshine Meadows. Access the backcountry with a professional guide, stopping for a hot cocoa and cookies en route as you marvel at the striking scenery of the Rocky Mountains.
Pedal around the beautiful Lake Louise on your fat tire bike, taking in the sights of the Victoria Glacier, before a lunch in Sunshine Village. Retire to your cabin in the woods to warm up by the fire and enjoy a final evening of solitude in the mountains.
After one last hearty breakfast, load up the van and shuttle back to Calgary International Airport in time to for your flight home. So long!
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff
Nestled in the heart of the world-famous Banff National Park, the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel is an icon of the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. This “Castle of the Rockies” is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers the award winning Willow Stream Spa , authentically local dining experiences, a fitness centre, and easy access to the Banff Gondola and Banff Upper Hot Springs. View hotel website »
Storm Mountain Lodge, Banff
At Storm Mountain, you will find elegant historic cabins, delicious fine dining and lovely Canadian gifts & books. What you won’t find is WiFi, telephones, televisions, coffee pots and other modern amenities. Not that you will mind—each cozy cabin is outfitted to make your stay unique and comfortable! Enjoy the historic feel in this authentic mountain lodge. View hotel website »
We had an unbelievable week on our honeymoon trip! We can't stop talking about the biking, eating, beer, kayaking, fishing & wine. We'll definitely be exploring more Butterfield & Robinson trips in the future as well. We consider this trip just the beginning of a series of fabulous future vacations!— Alison & Chase Curtin
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— George Butterfield
You don't need to be an expert skier or mountaineer to enjoy the activities we have planned on this trip. Basic fitness and enthusiasm will serve you well in our outings, which range between 3-5 km (2-3 mi.) of winter hiking (with crampons) and snowshoeing, and 2-16 km (1-10 mi.) of fat tire biking. Dog sledding involves a moderate amount of exertion if you choose to "help" the dogs, by being active on the back of the sled. You can also opt to bundle up, all cozy, in the sled and be mushed!
“I am an active person and don’t mind a little sweat. I like to walk or bike once a week at home.”
Rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- Five nights’ hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated
- Services of guide(s) and support vehicle
- Use of all equipment required for activities
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
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