Canada

Canadian Rockies Multi-Sport Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $4590PP

    Duration

    7 days

    Activity

    Level 3

    Meals

    6 breakfast, 5 lunch, 5 dinner

    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!

    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 Calgary, 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, 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.


    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!

    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.

    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.


    Day 7

    Depart / Arrive home


  • Dates & Prices

    2018 Dates


    07/22-07/28

    Adult $4590PP
    Teen $4590PP
    Child $4390PP

    08/12-08/18

    Sold Out
    Adult $4590PP
    Teen $4590PP
    Child $4390PP

    Additional Info

    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!

    Triple Discount

    $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

    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.

    Price includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, all meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

  • Hotels

    Coast Canmore Hotel

    The Coast Canmore hotel is set in one of the most beautiful locations in all of Alberta. The mountains are always in sight and gorgeous and serene lakes and reservoirs are never far away. The rooms of the hotel are clean, comfortable, and spacious. The hotel has all of the amenities to make your family’s stay wonderful from the pool, hot tub, and fitness center to the restaurant, lounge, and free WIFI. The only thing better than the rooms, views, and amenities is the friendly and attentive staff.

    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.

    Travel Insurance

    Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.