Canadian Rockies Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Banff & Yoho's Epic National Parks
Get set for a peak experience from Banff to Jasper, where adventure greets your family at every turn. Bike, hike and raft in a landscape of majestic mountains, glacier-fed rivers and incredible wildlife. And fall in love with some of our favorite settings: the awe-inpsiring Columbia Icefield and Lake Louise, jewel of the Canadian Rockies.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Special Kids Prices
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- Relish epic views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Lake Minnewanka as you two-wheel it through lush and varied terrain
- Luxuriate at the European chalet-style Post Hotel, the epitome of comfort and old-world elegance
- Behold vistas of Mount Victoria, beautifully reflected in the glacial-blue waters of Lake Louise
- Raft with white-water experts on the roiling Kicking Horse River—talk about thrilling Class II–IV adrenaline!
6 Days Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Sensational views of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain are yours to admire as you bike to Lake Minnewanka | Options abound today—pedal up to a lookout on Mount Norquay for breathtaking vistas of the Banff townsite, the surrounding Rockies and the expansive Bow Valley, or shop and stroll in the picturesque resort town of Banff.
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)
Take a morning spin amid towering peaks, virgin forests and the blue-green Bow River | Keep an eye out along the way for wildlife | Hike through Johnston Canyon to a series of stunning waterfalls | Back on your bike, point your wheels toward Lake Louise, where dinner at the Post Hotel adds an elegant flourish to the day | Hike to views of impossibly blue Moraine Lake and through the meadowlands of the Larch Valley | Ascend into an alpine area with vistas at every turn of 10 glaciated mountains known as Wenkchemna Peaks.
This European-style mountain 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)
Walk along Lake Louise's shoreline before climbing to gaze at a spectacular panorama of glaciers and vertical peaks—you may even spot mountain goats or hear the thunderclap of ice avalanching from the hanging Victoria Glacier | Embark on a classic Rockies trek to the historic Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse | Raft on the Kicking Horse River—a splashing good time! | Behold the impressive Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada's tallest waterfalls.
A secluded turn-of-the-century lodge, built of hand-hewn timber and featuring simple cabins nestled in the woods above a spectacular tree-rimmed glacial lake.
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. View cancellation policy
Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.
Activity Level: 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. LEARN MORE.
Note: Most activities on this trip take place at elevations of 3,000–6,800 feel, which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage might suggest. The biking routes on this trip are on narrow roads with narrow shoulders and moderate traffic, but maximum speed limits are reduced in the national parks. The hiking terrain on this trip includes rugged mountain trails and well-maintained paths, with some rocky sections and steep descents.
Available Bike Options
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.
- All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
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.
This trip includes the historic Emerald Lake Lodge, where guest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its proximity to our favorite routes and the fantastic setting. Please note that the guest rooms are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning.
Post Hotel & Spa is a Premiere Hotel. While it offers outstanding service and amenities, please note that it is not equipped with air-conditioning and guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.