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Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond

Banff & Yoho's Epic National Parks

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere & Casual Hotels

From: $4,499 - $4,699 pp dbl occ

($1,100 for sgl occ)

It's okay to feel small among these mountains that loom so large. Bike and hike with the family in wide U-shaped valleys. Be mesmerized by dramatic waterfalls. Stare down at 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. In the Rockies, small is meaningful.

Canadian Rockies Family Multi-Adventure Tour map
Canadian Rockies Family Multi-Adventure Tour map


Start/End Banff

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Bike through lush and varied landscapes, taking in epic views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Lake Minnewanka
  • Relax and 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!


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Admire sensational views of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain 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.

Exterior Rimrock Resort Hotel
Rimrock Resort Hotel
| Premiere Hotel

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)

Days 2-3

In the morning, take a spin amid towering peaks, virgin forests and the blue-green Bow River | Keep an eye out along the way for wildlife | 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.

River view of the Post Hotel & Spa
Post Hotel & Spa
Lake Louise
| Premiere Hotel

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)

Days 4-6

Stroll along Lake Louise's shoreline before climbing to witness 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 | Behold the impressive Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada's tallest waterfalls | Get ready for a splashing good time rafting with your family on the Kicking Horse River.

Exterior of Emerald Lake Lodge
Emerald Lake Lodge
Yoho National Park
| *Casual Hotel

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.

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

Most activities on this trip take place at elevations of 3,000–6,800 feet, 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.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 21 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 39 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 7 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 6
on the Kicking Horse River (2 hours)

What's Included

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also Included

  • 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

Straight talk

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.

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