Trip Type : Private Guided
Lake Glacier Wake Mountain-Canada-1449489-P

Canadian Rockies Multi-Sport Adventure for Families

Thomson Family Adventures
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
7 days
From: $ 3,590 $ 513 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Rise and shine to the stunning peaks of the Canadian Rockies and a pristine wilderness begging to be explored
  • Hike a magical mossy trail to Troll Falls
  • Discover the delights of Kananaskis Village
  • Slicing through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, and linking Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Icefields Parkway is one of the world’s most spectacular road trips
  • Gear-up for an unforgettable ice-walk on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Spend two unforgettable days actively exploring the pristine, piney landscapes of Banff, Canada’s oldest national park, and Yoho

Short Description

Welcome to spectacular Alberta, an ideal spot for a Canadian Rockies family vacation - with its grand-scale landscapes of snow-capped mountains, turquoise lakes, glittering glaciers, and high alpine meadows carpeted in summer wildflowers. Spend an unforgettable week in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on a series of non-stop family adventures that give everyone the chance to literally “go wild!”

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Calgary
End City Calgary

Trip Includes

  • All entrance fees
  • Family style accommodations
  • Land transportation
  • Private naturalist guide
  • All meals except 1 dinner
  • Bottled water & snacks in the vehicle
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart home / Arrive Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Canmore

Arrive into Calgary where you’ll join your group for the transfer to the heart of the Kananaskis Valley, situated on the banks of the Bow River. Meet your guides and new traveling friends over a Welcome Dinner and trip orientation.

Days 2-3 – Kananaskis Country / Canmore

Rise and shine to the stunning peaks of the Canadian Rockies and a pristine wilderness begging to be explored. Covering nearly 2,500 acres, the sprawling Kananaskis Valley encompasses an incredible diversity of habitats. During your hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling adventures, keep your eyes peeled for any (or many!) of the wildlife species that make their home here—black and brown bear, bighorn sheep, elk, coyote, mountain goat, moose, weasel, cougar, and many more.

  • Option: Giddy-up on a classic horseback trail ride
  • Option: Take a 16K mountain bike ride past creeks and meadows
  • Enjoy a hearty BBQ lunch at the Boundary Ranch
  • Hike a magical mossy trail to Troll Falls
  • Meet the huskies at a dog sledding base camp
  • Option: Explore the “wild” interior of Rat’s Nest Cave
  • Option: Cycle the spectacular 25K Legacy Trail
  • Discover the delights of Kananaskis Village

Day 4 – Icefields Parkway & Athabasca Glacier

Slicing through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, and linking Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Icefields Parkway is one of the world’s most spectacular road trips. Every bend in the road is sure to elicit a non-stop series of oohs and ahhs, whether over a bejeweled turquoise lake rimmed in pines, giant glaciers hanging from the mountainsides, or a family of bears enjoying the roadside bounty of local berry bushes. Head for the dazzling Columbia Icefields, which drapes across the North American Continental Divide and covers 125 square miles. An exciting ice-walking adventure on the Athabasca Glacier offers the chance to peer into mini ice canyons and crevasses while learning the secrets of eons-old glacial formation.

  • Drive the scenic Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper
  • Gear-up for an unforgettable ice-walk on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Savor lunch on the glacier trail
  • Stop for scenic and wildlife photos along the Parkway
  • Take in the awesome views of glacier-formed Peyto Lake
  • Capture dazzling mountain reflections in Bow Lake

Days 5-6 – Banff & Yoho National Parks

Spend two unforgettable days actively exploring the pristine, piney landscapes of Banff, Canada’s oldest national park, and Yoho, whose Cree name literally means “awe” and “wonder.” Take your choice of river rafting rides through non-stop rapids, surrounded by towering canyon walls. A series of hikes showcases ancient forests, snow-capped peaks, meadows carpeted in wildflowers, and sky-reflecting lakes. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains majesty, and soak in the warm waters of the hot springs that have drawn worldwide travelers to this remote spot on the map for 125 years.  

  • Raft the Kicking Horse River
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at the rafting base camp
  • Visit Emerald Lake, Yoho's largest
  • Photograph 833-foot-high Takakkaw Falls
  • Enjoy free time in the town of Banff
  • Evening soak at the Banff Hot Springs (optional)
  • Hike to Moraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks
  • Explore the shores of Lake Louise

Day 7 – Depart Banff / Calgary Airport/Fly Home

After a fond farewell, a Thomson Family Adventures representative will help with your transfer to the airport in Calgary for your international flight home.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

All meals except 1 dinner

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