7 daysActivity Level
ChallengingOur challenging trips are the most active adventures that we have and require a high level of fitness. These trips generally involve over four hours of strenuous activity on multiple days. While these trips can be demanding, they are rewarding and gratifying at the end. These adventures are perfect for families to bond over unique experiences that will challenge and excite.
6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Spend an unforgettable week on this family vacation in the heart of the Canadian Rockies— with its grand-scale landscapes of snow-capped mountains, turquoise lakes, glittering glaciers, and high alpine meadows carpeted in summer wildflowers— on a series of non-stop family adventures that give everyone the choice of how they want to explore!
Recommended Age: 10+
Choose Which Paths to Take Through the Rocky Mountains
Choose which trail to hike or bike and while you find your perfect challenge, your kids will be able to find theirs.
Whitewater Rafting on the Kicking Horse River
Jump into a raft and cruise down the exhilarating Kicking Horse River, going over and around rapids with enough time to catch your breath until dipping into another adrenaline pumping turn.
Discover Gorgeous Lakes
Hike to and relax by some of the most beautiful lakes in the world from dazzling glacial blue Peyto Lake to the expansive and breathtaking Emerald and Moraine Lakes.
Venture Down Mountain Paths
By foot, by horseback, and by bike, explore the Rocky Mountain Range keeping an eye out for weasels, mountain goats, big horn sheep, and bears.
Drive the Icefields Parkway
The Icefields Parkway is one of the best stretches of road to take a ride down in all of North America, with unrivaled views of the iconic mountain landscape.
Fly to Calgary, Canada
Option - Giddy-up on a Classic Trail Ride
Head for Boundary Ranch, surrounded by the beauty of the Kananaskis Valley, and enjoy a classic trail ride in the Rockies. We’ll ride through peaceful forests and flowered alpine meadows with lovely views and keep an eye out for wildlife—our leisurely ride means there’s plenty of time to take photos!
Option - Take a 16K Mountain Bike Ride
Gear up and get ready to mountain bike in Kananaskis Village as we set out on a beautiful 10- mile ride on the Bill Milne Pathway, which runs through open meadows, pristine woods, and alongside crystal clear creeks. We’ll make a return loop on the Evan Thomas Trail.
Hike to Troll Falls
Take a 1.7-mile loop trail through the forest to a magical, mossy creek and see Troll Falls, which tumbles down a steep cliff.
Visit a Dog-Sledding Base Camp
Visit a dog-sledding camp to learn about huskies, kennel operations and summertime training. Best of all? You get to play with PUPPIES!!
Option - Explore Rat's Nest Cave
Travel deep into the earth on an exciting spelunking expedition to the undeveloped Rat’s Nest Cave, a part of an amazing network of underground caverns where we’ll only have headlamps to guide us!
Option - Cycle the Spectacular Legacy Trail
Enjoy an easy 25K (15.5 miles) mountain bike ride along the famous Banff Legacy Trail toward stunning views of the Three Sisters peaks and Mount Rundle. We may even see a moose!
Ice-Walking on the Athabasca Glacier
An unforgettable adventure waits as you strap on your gear for an ice-walking foray across the base of the stunning and impressive Athabasca Glacier.
Ride the Rapids of Kicking Horse River
We’ll take a drive over to the banks of the Kicking Horse River for your choice of rafting options. Both offer lots of excitement and plenty of fast-moving water!
In the heart of Banff National Park lies Lake Louise, the fabled subalpine lake known for its extraordinary milky blue waters created by finely sifted glacial rock. As we walk along the lakefront, the backdrop of glacier-draped peaks makes for an unforgettable scene – perfect for that iconic photo along the shores.
Explore Yoho National Park
We’ll explore Yoho National Park, aptly named from the Cree expression for awe and wonder, visiting the Spiral Tunnels historic site and the spectacular 833 foot tall Takkakaw Falls.
Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks Hiking
Choose between two backcountry hiking options, both beginning from the shores of teal-toned Moraine Lake in the dreamy Valley of the Ten Peaks.
Evening at Leisure or Banff Hot Springs
With free time this evening, take an exploratory stroll through the picturesque town. Or opt to take the shuttle over to the world-famous Banff Hot Springs, boasting therapeutic sulfuric waters that have drawn worldwide travelers to this remote spot for the past 125 years.
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
07/22-07/28Call for AvailabilityAdult $4690PPTeen $4690PPChild $4490PP
08/12-08/18Sold OutAdult $4590PPTeen $4590PPChild $4390PP
06/30-07/06Adult $4990PPTeen $4990PPChild $4790PP
07/21-07/27Adult $4990PPTeen $4990PPChild $4790PP
08/18-08/24Adult $4990PPTeen $4990PPChild $4790PP
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
All entrance fees, family style accommodations based on two queen beds, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.
- Why Thomson
Guaranteed DeparturesNo matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.
GuidesBe accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.
Small GroupsWith a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.
Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.
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