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Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Camping Tour

 
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Banff & Yoho's Epic National Parks

  • Relish epic views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Lake Minnewanka
  • Behold Mount Victoria, beautifully reflected in the turquoise waters of Lake Louise
  • Raft on the Kicking Horse River—Class II–IV adrenaline!
  • Watch for deer, moose, elk and black bears

It's good to feel small. Among these mountains that loom so large. Hike and bike in vast U-shaped valleys. Stare in awe at dramatic waterfalls. Gaze down on fast-flowing rivers and grand lakes in turquoise shades. You may feel dwarfed by this grandeur, but far from insignificant because you're in it and part of it. Small is beautiful in the Rockies.

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Day 1 Sensational views of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain are yours to admire as you bike to Lake Minnewanka | Not ready to stop? Pedal to Johnston Canyon and hike to a series of stunning waterfalls before arriving at your campsite, where your cozy tent and gourmet camp cuisine await.

Day 2 Explore Kootenay National Park on foot | Witness a vast wildfire burn area while keeping an eye out for new-growth forest with pink fireweed juxtaposed against yellow columbine | Venture into a hanging valley for a view of stunning Stanley Glacier | Hike through a beautiful canyon and stand in awe of the gorgeous upper and lower waterfalls.

Day 3 There’s nothing like a morning spin amid towering peaks, virgin forests and the blue-green Bow River | Keep your eye on the forest for elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and black bears as you pedal rolling hills to the hamlet of Lake Louise | Massive Mount Temple, with its glistening hanging glacier and epic cliff faces, is truly awe inspiring | Visit Moraine Lake and walk through a glacially-carved valley beneath soaring mountains to Consolation Lake. 

Days 4-5 The Kicking Horse River sets the stage for a Class II-IV rafting experience | Embark on a classic Rockies trek to the historic Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse—fancy some chocolate cake? | As you gaze at the stunning panorama of glaciers and vertical peaks, you may spot mountain goats or hear the thunderclap of ice avalanching from the hanging Victoria Glacier.

This stunning new trip will take you up close and personal with the vast Canadian Rockies. Or rather, you'll take yourself—we're just here to help! And trust me, this is the way to do it. Avid adventurer or new recruit, you'll feel on top of the world when you master these trails. When you raft the Kicking Horse run. When you spot your first Elk on the banks of Bow River. Ready to sweat with us? The challenge of the journey is balanced by the coziness of camp, and the sheer reward of that view. It never gets old for me, and I can't wait for you to join us! This wilderness feels like a secret you'll be aching to share.
Alison Iles- Regional Manager - Canada

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. On Family Trips we provide two adjacent tents for parents and children. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.
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Johnston Canyon Campground

Johnston Canyon Campground

Johnston Canyon (2 nights)

Set on the Bow Valley Parkway and across from the trailhead to Johnston Canyon, this scenic campground is perfect for star gazing.

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Lake Louise Campground

Lake Louise (2 nights)

This picture-perfect campsite is situated along the Bow River beneath Mount Temple.

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This stunning new trip will take you up close and personal with the vast Canadian Rockies. Or rather, you'll take yourself—we're just here to help! And trust me, this is the way to do it. Avid adventurer or new recruit, you'll feel on top of the world when you master these trails. When you raft the Kicking Horse run. When you spot your first Elk on the banks of Bow River. Ready to sweat with us? The challenge of the journey is balanced by the coziness of camp, and the sheer reward of that view. It never gets old for me, and I can't wait for you to join us! This wilderness feels like a secret you'll be aching to share.

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

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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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
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 13* 500 26* 1100 41 1600
2 Walking/Hiking 1 100 5 1100
Walking/Hiking 2 500
3 Biking 14* 600 23 1600
Walking/Hiking 4 400
4 Walking/Hiking 4 700
Rafting on the Kicking Horse River (2 Hours)
5 Walking/Hiking 7 1200
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Canadian Rockies

The Best Leaders in Canadian Rockies

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Canadian Rockies, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Canadian Rockies with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

No One Else Camps Like This

Only Backroads offers our style of Deluxe Camping in Canadian Rockies. Whether you're a first-timer or an old pro, you'll love how we immerse you in spectacular surroundings—and look after all the chores. Enjoy a great meal by the fire with interesting companions, then a peaceful night on your comfortable cot. Here's more on how we do the great outdoors.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Canadian Rockies live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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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 the selection of dates below for your group of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

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