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 climbed yesterday. We're going rafting tomorrow, right? That waterfall is the tallest thing I've ever seen! This is the best vacation ever.
1 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.
2 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 stunning waterfalls | Kids partake in their own fun and games with a special dinner and night out while adults savor epicurean delights.
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 | You might even hear the thunderclap of ice avalanching off distant mountains | Join local bear expert and researcher Colleen Campbell for "Bear Biology 101."
4-6 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—white-water thrills! | End your Canadian Rockies Family Adventure with a polar bear plunge into Emerald Lake.