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January, 2013
A Better Way to See the World
Family Bonding in the Great Outdoors

Dear Traveler,

There's something to be said for the simple things in life made better—like family camping with Backroads. It's the ideal way to spend quality time together and enjoy exciting and healthy activities. With endless fresh air and no walls to confine, your gang will be energized and ready to dive into all the wonders that Mother Nature has to offer. And it couldn't be easier! With never a care about equipment, prep or clean up, you can relax while your leaders, a Camp Assistant and a Camp Chef handle the tents and camp chores, and perform culinary magic in Backroads' famous kitchen on wheels. Evenings, look forward to fireside ghost stories, s'mores and easygoing camaraderie beneath the star-filled sky. Simply wonderful. Hope to see you out there!
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Alison Iles
Family Trips Manager, with Backroads for 22 years
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Alaska Multisport
  • Wow! Alaska's dramatic landscapes in one astonishing peninsula
  • Coastal bike routes offer plenty of kid- and parent-friendly options
  • Hike the Harding Icefield Trail, a thrilling route alongside Exit Glacier
  • Get a feel for "The Last Great Race on Earth" and meet a few canine competitors
  • Keep your eyes peeled for marine life while you kayak around Yukon Island

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Bryce Zion and Grand Canyong camping trip photo
Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport
  • Witness astonishing rock formations, river-carved canyons and sheer sandstone cliffs
  • Giddyup! Kids make like early pioneers, exploring the Grand Canyon's rim by mule
  • Enjoy a traffic-free bike ride amid towering walls of sheer Navajo sandstone
  • Experienced canyoneering instructors show kids the ropes
  • Splash your way through the world-famous Narrows in Zion

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Canadian Rockies family camping trip photo
Canadian Rockies Multisport
  • Discover an alpine landscape of glaciated mountains and impossibly blue lakes
  • Ride and hike in stunning river valleys, past glacial streams and abundant wildlife
  • With certified mountain guides, don crampons for an adventurous ice walk
  • A fun Class II raft trip on the Athabasca River offers a unique view of the wilderness
  • Kids are introduced to the exciting sport of rock climbing with an accredited instructor

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Glacier and Waterton Lakes camping trip photo
Glacier & Waterton Lakes Multisport
  • Views that just won't quit—a spectacular journey along Going-to-the-Sun Road
  • Unforgettable biking and hiking amid alpine lakes, peaks and glacier-carved valleys
  • Young cowpokes ride horses and have an old-fashioned ranch cookout
  • Cool off with a dip in a chilly lake—if you're feeling brave!
  • Rafting down the Flathead River—an exciting end to an incredible trip

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San Juan Islands family capming trip photo
San Juan Islands Multisport
  • Explore San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands by foot, bike and kayak
  • Paddle through inlets and vast kelp beds, spotting harbor seals, otters and bald eagles
  • Anybody home? Look for tiny sea creatures among the tide pools at Shark Reef
  • Whale-watch on Haro Strait, the "Whale Highway"
  • Hike Mount Constitution for 360-degree mountain and island views

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Yellowstone and tetons family camping photo
Yellowstone & Tetons Multisport
  • Geysers will amaze you, especially the granddaddy of them all, Old Faithful
  • Pedal beneath the Teton Range, passing weathered barns and grazing horses
  • Colorful walls and mighty waterfalls? It must be the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone!
  • Watch for white pelicans, waterfowl and eagles as you kayak across Yellowstone Lake
  • Breathe in fresh mountain air and kick back with your family under a vast Wyoming sky

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