Canadian Rockies Family Hiking
Whitewater Rafting - Canadian Rockies Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Family Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
Canadian Rockies Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Moraine Lake & The Valley of Ten Peaks, Banff National Park, Canada
Multi-Adventure
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Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Banff & Yoho's Epic National Parks

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere & Casual Hotels

From: $4,399 - $4,599 pp dbl occ

($1,100 for sgl occ)

Check out those giant deer... Wait—they're elk? What makes the lake so blue? Doesn't even look like real water. There's a bald eagle in that tree. Just saw a marmot, too. I think I see that mountain we hiked on yesterday. We're going rafting tomorrow, and then rock climbing, right? That waterfall is the tallest thing I've ever seen! This family adventure in the Canadian Rockies is the best vacation ever.

Walk/Hike
Bike
Raft
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure

Alberta

Start/End Banff

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

Highlights

  • Behold awesome views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Lake Minnewanka as you bike through diverse and dramatic terrain
  • Rock-climb with expert guides after a short hike along the shoreline of Lake Louise (Just for kids)
  • Enjoy a thrilling raft ride on the Kicking Horse River—a splashing good time with professional river guides
  • Listen for the early-morning calls of the resident loon at tranquil Emerald Lake, nestled under Mount Burgess and Emerald Peak
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Itinerary

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

Take in views of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain while biking from Banff to Lake Minnewanka | Tackle the climb to a beautiful lookout on Mount Norquay | Explore the charming national park town of Banff, the gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

Accommodations
Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff National Park, Canada
Rimrock Resort Hotel
Banff
| 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
Description

There's nothing quite like a morning bike ride past towering peaks, virgin forests and the blue-green Bow River | Kids partake in their own fun and games with a special dinner and night out while adults savor epicurean delights | 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 | Listen for the thunderclap of ice avalanching off distant mountains.

Accommodations
Post Hotel, Lake Louise, Banff NP, Canada
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
Description

Hike to beautiful Moraine Lake for spectacular lake and Wenkchemna Peaks views | Head into Yoho National Park and trek along a forest trail carpeted with buttercups and bunchberry to milky blue Sherbrooke Lake | Rafting on the Kicking Horse River is full of white-water thrills! | Perhaps you'd like to end your family adventures in the Canadian Rockies with an exhilarating polar bear plunge in Emerald Lake.

Accommodations
Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park, Canada
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.

Dates & Prices

Activity Level: 1-3

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 3,000–6,000 feet, which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest. The hiking terrain on this trip includes rugged mountain trails and well-maintained paths, with some rocky sections and steep descents. The biking routes on this trip are on narrow roads with narrow shoulders with some traffic, but speed limits are reduced in the national parks.

Note that if your child doesn't meet age or other requirements to participate in an activity, one parent must opt out of that activity to remain with the child.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 7 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 1 | 11 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 1 | 18 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 39 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 7 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Rock Climbing (5 hours) | min. age: 6+
Level 3 | 8 miles | 1900 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 400 ft. gain
Day 5
Rafting
on the Kicking Horse River (5 hours) | upper canyon: min. age: 6+ | middle canyon: weight of 90+ pounds & guide approval
Level 2 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain

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! Read on for bike options specific to this trip (click the arrow to see more). Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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, our most popular 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+

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

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.

Accommodations

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 and do not provide cell or WiFi service.

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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Have a question and need expert advice? Our team of Trip Consultants is here to help! You can also visit our FAQ's.

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