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Montana's Glacier Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Epic National Parks in Montana & Alberta
Can't remember the last time we had so much fun together. Look at the kids smile. As they saddle up with cowboys. Swoosh over river rapids. And spot a mountain goat. This place puts things into perspective. How many wildflowers a meadow can hold. How cozy a lodge can feel. How happy a family can be.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels
Special Kids Prices
Montana & Alberta
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- Discover Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park, a joint World Heritage site shared by the United States and Canada
- Splash in the chilly invigorating waters of crystalline mountain lakes on both sides of the border and savor panoramic views
- Explore incredible routes amid alpine streams, towering mountains, virgin forests and wildflower-strewn meadows on bike and foot
- Raft down the Flathead River—an exciting and memorable end to an incredible trip; if you're lucky you may spot a bear!
6 Days Casual Hotels
Witness astonishing alpine scenery that just won't quit | Pedal a scenic route with views of Lake McDonald, formed by retreating glaciers 10,000 years ago | Get an eyeful of the surrounding valley from McGee Meadow Overlook | Drop by the visitor center to learn about the park's geology and wildlife.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with a large stone fireplace in the lobby and a terrace overlooking the lake.
Travel along famed Going-to-the-Sun Road—you'll hardly believe the views | Plunging waterfalls, vast virgin woodland, snowcapped peaks and glacier-carved valleys greet you at every turn | Hike through a shady forest of spruce and fir before descending into St. Mary Valley | Can the stunning turquoise color of glacier-fed St. Mary Lake be for real?
An early-1900s Swiss chalet-style hotel set on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake amid the peaks of Many Glacier Valley.
Welcome to Canada! | While the younger crowd joins up with local wranglers for a horseback ride through the expanisve prairie, adults pedal north through ranchland and U-shaped valleys to stunning Waterton Lakes National Park | Options abound: take a boat cruise, paddleboard or kayak on the lakes, explore the trails on foot or horseback, or perhaps dig into some pastries while sipping afternoon tea at our iconic hotel | Savor dinner together as a family in Waterton Village, an unspoiled mountain town.
This historic green-gabled hotel offers vistas of the mountains reflected in glacier-fed lakes.
Enjoy spectacular views of the sweeping prairies and plains of Montana as adults pedal a roller-coaster route along the eastern border of Glacier into Two Medicine Valley while kids join up with local wranglers for a horseback ride | Maybe you'll spot mountain goats, pikas, white-crowned sparrows and more | Feeling brave? Perhaps you'll opt for a swim in the chilly waters of Two Medicine Lake | Raft down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with expert guides who provide a unique perspective on the flora and fauna along the way.
Located on the park's eastern edge in Blackfeet country; immense timbers hold aloft its expansive lobby ceiling. (pool, spa)
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: 1-4
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: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 9+
Note: On this Family Trip, liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.
Available Bike Options
- All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 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.
While the accommodations on this trip reflect the natural surroundings of the national parks and provide unparalleled access to the best activities in the area, they are simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. Many buildings date back to the turn of the century and have only been minimally renovated, in accordance with park regulations. These historic hotels have basic guest rooms that are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning; breakfasts and dinners throughout the week may lack variety and tend toward simple ingredients. Overall, the service standards can seem slow and casual when compared with the hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Please note that internet and cell phone service are extremely limited throughout the parks.
Glacier National Park is a special place where four seasons can occur in three months. For that reason, our itinerary may change based upon road and trail status due to weather (including snow) or bear activity. Going-to-the-Sun Road often opens the third week of June and the Highline Trail opens around the first week of July.