Canadian Rockies Family Multisport
- Awesome views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and dramatically eroded sandstone hoodoos
- Old-fashioned charm meets contemporary sophistication at the award-winning Post Hotel
- Kids enjoy a fun-filled day rock climbing with expert guides
- Rafting on the Kicking Horse River - a splashing good time
- The chance to spot deer, elk and black bears
Peaks, Glaciers & Wondrous Wildlife in Banff & Yoho National Parks
Click, click. Check out those giant deer... Wait - they're elk? Cool! What makes the lake so blue? Doesn't even look like real water. Click. Hey you guys! There's a bald eagle in that tree! Just saw a marmot, too. Click, click. I think I see that mountain we climbed yesterday. Mom, Dad: Say cheeeeese! Click, click. Get one of me and the Trip Leaders. Now with my bike. Click. We're going rafting tomorrow, right? That waterfall is the tallest thing I've ever seen! This is the best - click, click - vacation ever.
Day 1 Awesome views of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain are yours to admire while biking from Banff to Lake Minnewanka.
Day 2 Old-fashioned charm meets contemporary sophistication at the award-winning Post Hotel There's nothing quite like a morning spin past towering peaks, virgin forests and the blue-green Bow River A short walk through Johnston Canyon reveals a stunning waterfall.
Day 3 Gaze at the reflection of Mount Victoria in the turquoise waters of Lake Louise The younger crowd teams up with a local guide for a rock-climbing lesson Meanwhile the grown-ups embark on a classic Rockies hike to the historic Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse If you can pull your eyes away from the spectacular view of peaks and glaciers, you may spot marmots in the boulder fields nearby Join local bear expert and researcher Colleen Campbell for "Bear Biology 101."
Days 4-6 Rafting on the Kicking Horse River - a splashing good time with a taste of white-water thrills! Admire views of Mount Quadra and Bident Mountain during a stroll to Consolation Lake At Emerald Lake Lodge, relax in the outdoor hot tub or paddle a canoe on the lake Dig into a farewell lunch before returning to Banff.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
Honestly, the best family week we have spent together.- Villanova, PA
Eighteen members of our family - ranging in age from 6 to 70 - had the most exhilarating and enjoyable time in the Canadian Rockies, biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, and hiking.... Every detail for every activity was meticulously managed, and every need of every family member was fully accommodated. This was a trip and experience for the ages. The leaders worked exceptionally well with one another, and early in the trip, we all felt as though they were members of our family. Riding, hiking, and rafting with my grandchildren as they challenged themselves and had one great experience after another and as they surprised themselves when they were able to achieve more than they thought themselves capable of made this trip special - one that I will cherish.- Christiansburg, VA
Fantastic in all respects. Felt very prepared for it and can't think of much to change or anything that could've been materially better. Great family trip.- Milwaukee, WI
Premiere & Casual Inns*
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Banff, Alberta (1 night) A grand contemporary lodge on Sulphur Mountain with awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley and the surrounding Rockies. (pool, spa)
Post Hotel & Spa
Lake Louise, Alberta (2 nights) This European-style chalet set on the Pipestone and Bow Rivers is the epitome of rustic elegance. A Relais & Châteaux member. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List; Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)
Emerald Lake Lodge
Yoho National Park, British Columbia (2 nights) A secluded turn-of-the century lodge, built of hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces, on the shore of a spectacular tree-rimmed glacial lake.
Private Trips Options & Pricing
Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.
You can pick any open date in next year's lineup for your group of 8 or more - just book by December 31st of this year. Call us for date availability.
If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.
Pricing for Private Trips
|2 - 3 guests $5,498 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests $4,098 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests $4,698 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests $3,598 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests $4,298 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests $3,298 pp dbl. occ.|
Youth savings do not apply to Private Trips.
This Trip Is Rated Level 2-4
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
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|Kids||Rock climbing (4 hours)|
|5||Rafting||White-water rafting (5 hours)|
On this Family Trip, our routes follow gentle terrain with no significant gain or loss in elevation. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities and mileage is kept moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.
* Includes a shuttle