Canada

Canadian Rockies Multi-Sport Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $4990

    Duration

    7 days

    Activity Level

    Challenging

    Our 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.
    Meals

    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.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Canada


    Days 1-2

    Kananaskis

    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 and 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.


    Days 3-4

    Lake Louise

    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.

    Picnic Lunch


    Days 5-6

    Banff

    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!

    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 Takakkaw Falls.

    Lake Louise

    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.

    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.


    Day 7

    Depart / Arrive home


  • Dates & Prices

    2019 Dates


    06/30-07/06

    12 & 19 year olds on board
    Adult $4990
    Teen $4990
    Child $4790

    07/21-07/27

    Adult $4990
    Teen $4990
    Child $4790

    08/18-08/24

    Adult $4990
    Teen $4990
    Child $4790

    Additional Info

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get a free GoPro and Travel Protection!

    Groups 

    Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Travel Insurance

    We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Insured – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.

    Price includes

    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.

  • Hotels

    Delta Lodge at Kananaskis

    Nestled in the Canadian Rockies in Kananaskis Village, the Delta Lodge features 321 comfortable rooms. The spacious rooms have half-bay windows that open with views that look out into the forest and up at the mountains. Amenities include an ensuite bathroom with tub, armchair and table with two chairs, a mini fridge, flat-screen TV, and coffee/tea-making facilities. The hotel property includes six restaurants, an indoor heated pool and indoor-outdoor hot tub, and a full-service spa with a eucalyptus steam room.

    Baker Creek Mountain Resort

    With the cozy charm of a mountain log home and the spectacular setting of Banff National Park, the Baker Creek Mountain Resort is a delightful base of exploration. The family-friendly chalets, furnished with hand-made wooden chairs and tables, each feature a fireplace/wood-burning stove and front porch—perfect for watching the local wildlife amble by. The casual Bistro offers up delicious meals for hearty appetites in a pioneer-times atmosphere. Baker Creek is the winner of the “Banff Heritage Tourism Award” for its authentic mountain lodging experience.

    Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

    Situated in the heart of the resort town of Banff, the Delta Banff is the perfect base for exploration of the region’s fabled mountains and lakes, and just a few minutes walk to the downtown shopping and dining center. The lodge features 99 spacious rooms along with a restaurant, pool, spa and fitness center. The airy guest rooms are stylishly furnished with sanctuary beds and table and chairs; amenities include a mini fridge, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea-making facilities, bathrobes, and an ensuite bathroom with tub.

    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 Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.

    Guides

    Be 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 Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler; from Travel Protection to a brand new GoPro.

What Travelers are Saying

Three generations, two trips with Thomson Family Adventures, and a lifetime of memories from each!

Marla Rapley

2 Trips with Thomson


Starts at

$6690

Duration

9 days

Activity Level

Active

Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
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