Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Air Canada have partnered to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with an exclusive new package, Après in the Air, a collection of unique experiences and adventures at three of Fairmont’s most iconic Canadian properties.
The package — beginning at $300,000 — includes a round trip for 58 people by private charter with Air Canada’s all Business Class private charter service, Jetz, and stays at the Fairmont Château Laurier, Fairmont Le Château Montebello and Fairmont Tremblant. According to officials, the adventure begins with the transformation of the private jet into a rich, cozy Fairmont-inspired ski chalet, creating the ultimate “après ski” experience at 30,000 feet, and continues once wheels touch down.
Each Fairmont destination offers a bevy of winter activities and local experiences including dog sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, skiing and curling. To highlight Fairmont’s traditional Canadian heritage, inspired cuisine from notable Canadian chefs Louis Simard, Tim Wasylko, and Éric Beaupré is featured at each respective stop on the journey.
“We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday the best way we know how,” said Jeff Doane, senior vice-president, sales and marketing, North & Central America, AccorHotels, parent company to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. “The Après in the Air package will provide people from all over the world the unique opportunity to embrace this country’s amazing Canadian heritage through outdoor activities, food and authentic experiences.”
To launch the Après in the Air package, Fairmont and Air Canada invited a select group of influencers including Blake Scott, Caila Quinn, Mark Dohner and Jordan Taylor Wright to take part in the world’s first après ski experience at 30,000 feet. On Jan. 27 as guests boarded Air Canada’s Jetz to begin their journey, they were greeted by former Bachelorette star and native Canadian Kaitlyn Bristowe. Following a celebration on board that included plush décor, acoustic performance by W Darling, Canadian wine and cheese tasting, and gifting of cold weather essentials from Roots, the group embarked on an activity-filled weekend of dog-sledding, skiing, curling and more. Additional highlights included a Great Canadian Birthday Dinner at Fairmont Château Laurier, formal Heritage Dinner inspired by the late 19th century at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, and traditional Quebecois “Sugar Shack” dinner at Fairmont Tremblant.
Available through Dec. 31, the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Air Canada “Après in the Air” package will begin at $300,000.
In addition, Fairmont has also launched the Travel North package, encouraging travel to Canada in honour of Canada 150. Also available through Dec. 31, the package offers 15% off the daily rate, a $150 hotel credit and 1,500 Aeroplan miles per stay (500 base + 1,000 bonus).
All packages are subject to availability.