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Canadian Rockies Family Multisport Tour

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Trip Highlights
  • Awesome views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and dramatically eroded sandstone hoodoos
  • Old-world 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

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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 Tackle the climb to a beautiful lookout on Mount Norquay Explore the charming town of Banff, the gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

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 Kids partake in their own special dinner and night out while adults savor epicurean delights in the Post Dining Room.

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.

Premiere & Casual Inns*

The Rimrock Resort Hotel
The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Banff (1 night) A grand contemporary lodge on Sulphur Mountain with awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley and the surrounding Rockies. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Post Hotel & Spa
Post Hotel & Spa

Lake Louise (2 nights) This European-style chalet set on the Pipestone and Bow Rivers is the epitome of old-world elegance. A Relais & Châteaux member. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Emerald Lake Lodge
Emerald Lake Lodge
* Casual Inn

Yoho National Park (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.

Guest Reviews About This Trip

Honestly, the best family week we have spent together.
Ellen Fine - 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.
Warren Self - 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.
Steve Guy - Milwaukee, WI

Trip Dates & Prices

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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.

Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 7* 0 20 600 29 1200
Biking 36 2300
2 Biking 11* 200 39 1300
Biking 17* 400
Walking/Hiking 1 100
3 Walking/Hiking 6 1200 8 1800
Kids Rock Climbing (5 Hours)
4 Biking 6* 200 23 1400
Biking 14* 300
Walking/Hiking 4 300
5 Rafting on the Kicking Horse River (5 Hours)
6 Walking/Hiking 3 0

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

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 from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. 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 (prices may vary based on departure date)


2 - 3 guests from $6,098 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $4,198 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $5,098 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $3,598 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $4,498 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $3,298 pp dbl. occ.


2 - 3 guests from $5,298 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,998 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $4,498 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $3,598 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $4,198 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $3,298 pp dbl. occ.

Please note: Youth savings do not apply to Private Trips.

For 36 years, Backroads has been perfecting the art of active travel. We are the Canadian Rockies tour experts. See our award-winning Canada multisport tours, Canada biking tours and Canada walking and hiking tours.


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