Canada

Canadian Rockies Multi-Sport Adventure

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $5090

    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.
    Minimum Age

    8

    Ideal Age

    12+

    Meals

    6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 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!

    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. You’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 for a 10-mile mountain bike ride on the Bill Milne Pathway in Kananaskis Village.The path runs through open meadows,pristine woods and alongside crystal-clear creeks. You’ll make a return loop on the Evan Thomas Trail and join your friends at Boundary Ranch. (Helmets provided.)

    Hike to Troll Falls

    You’ll hike 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, part of an amazing network of underground caverns where you’ll only have headlamps to guide you!

    Option: Cycle 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. You may even see a moose!

    Drive the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper

    Drive through the heart of the Canadian Rockies along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most spectacular road trips. Every bend in this stretch of road is sure to elicit a non-stop series of “oohs” and “ahhs.”

    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

    You’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!

    Middle Canyon / Whitewater Exciter

    Thrills abound on this set of 14 rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV. In-between, gentler waves will give you the chance to look around at the towering canyon walls and wilderness scenery.

    Riverside Picnic

    Tell your tales of derring-do as you enjoy lunch at the rafting basecamp on the banks of the Kicking Horse River.

    Explore Yoho National Park

    You’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.

    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.

    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 you 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.

    Larch Valley Trail (6 Miles, 1,700-foot Elevation Gain)

    Follow the trail uphill through a sun-dappled larch tree forest to a high-alpine meadow covered in seasonal wildflowers. Enjoy views of the tranquil Minnestimma Lakes as they reflect the sapphire skies and towering pinnacles of the Ten Peaks Mountains, an awe-inspiring panorama.

    Sentinel Pass Trail (7 Miles, 2,375-foot Elevation Gain)

    Those who are up for the challenge can continue from Minnestimma Lakes to Sentinel Pass, where 360-degree panoramas of Paradise Valley below make for impressive “we were here” posts!


    Day 7

    Depart Calgary


  • Dates & Prices

    2020 Dates


    07/19-07/25

    Adult $5090
    Teen $5090
    Child $4890

    08/16-08/22

    Adult $5090
    Teen $5090
    Child $4890

    Additional Info

    Triple Discount

    $500 discount for child under 12 sharing with 2 adults

    Single Supplement

    Additional $1,990 for single accommodations

    Quad Discount

    $2,000 discount for family of 4 booked in family style accommodations (2 queen beds)

    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, double occupancy, land transportation, private guide throughout, most meals, water & snacks in the vehicle.

    Guaranteed departure. Surcharge applied to groups smaller than 4 guests.

  • Hotels

    Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

    The Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is located in Kananaskis Village of the Canadian Rockies. Amenities include a mini fridge, TV, coffee maker, hair dryer, telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi and TV. The hotel has six restaurants, an indoor heated pool, an indoor-outdoor hot tub, a full-service spa and a eucalyptus steam room.

    Baker Creek Mountain Resort

    Baker Creek Mountain Resort is located minutes away from Banff National Park and Lake Louise. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, wood-burning fireplaces or stoves and mini-fridges. Please note that there is no mobile phone service, air conditioning or TV.

    Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

    Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is located in the heart of the resort town of Banff. Amenities include a mini fridge, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea-making facilities, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The hotel has a restaurant, pool, spa and fitness center. Banff’s downtown shopping and dining center is a short walk away.

    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.

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

$6890

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.
Starts at

$3190

Duration

7 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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