• The Continental Divide, Canadian Rockies bike tour
  • Canadian Rockies kayaking multisport tour
  • Kayaks in Moraine Lake, Banff NP
  • Athabasca Glacier ice walking, Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Canada
  • Canadian Rockies wildlife

Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour

Ice Walking

Canadian Rockies from Banff to Jasper

  • Discover natural and historic treasures by foot, bike and boat
  • Walk on massive Athabasca Glacier's ice with informative mountain guides
  • Bike to impossibly blue Lake Louise and teal-hued Maligne Lake and look for wildlife en route
  • Float the mighty Athabasca River

Breathtaking. It's an interesting word. Being humbled by the land is a different kind of "breath taking." Rafting on a glacier-fed river. Hiking a slot canyon. Biking among crystalline lakes. Elk. Bighorn sheep. It's the difference between "taking it in" and "diving in." Some vacations are about catching your breath. This one's about losing it. 

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Days 1-2 Pedal past virgin forests and vibrant wildflowers as you follow the winding Bow River | A scenic hiking trail leads through Johnston Canyon to a picturesque waterfall | Marvel at the blue-green hues of Moraine Lake, beneath the striking Wenkchemna Peaks | Take advantage of a late-afternoon photo op at Lake Louise, a world-renowned beauty and World Heritage site ringed by towering glaciated peaks.

Day 3 Bike the stunning Icefields Parkway with sweeping vistas of mountains, glaciers, lakes and evergreens | Got keen eyes? Use them to spot wildlife, including moose, bighorn sheep and black bears | Walk along the shore of Bow Lake for a closer view of Bow Glacier Falls.

Day 4 In the mood for ice walking? Explore Athabasca Glacier with expert mountain guides | Continue along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park | Check out Athabasca Falls, where the most powerful river in the park plunges over a cliff of eroded limestone | Back on your bike, continue down the Athabasca Valley, tracing the river.

Days 5-6 Be wowed by teal-hued Maligne Lake | After a gradual downhill spin, hike through spectacular Maligne Canyon, up to 250 feet deep and at points only 3 feet wide | Ready to take the plunge? Float gentle Class II rapids on the Athabasca River, following a route used by early fur traders and explorers | Traveling by boat offers a new perspective on the landscape—as well as more chances to see wildlife Amble through pristine mountain wilderness in the Valley of Five Lakes, winding past its blue-green namesakes.

Beautiful scenery, great food, nice mix of activities, interesting companions, and terrific leaders.
Tom - Maine

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. Read the Straight Talk

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.


The historic Num-Ti-Jah Lodge is our home for one night. While this property is simpler than the typical Backroads standard, we've chosen it because of its character, proximity to our favorite routes and the fantastic views. Please note that the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge does not have in-room phones, nor cell phone service.
$2,998 - $3,098
pp dbl. occ.
(+$590 for sgl. occ.)


6 days, 5 nights
Activity Level

Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Start / End
Banff, Alberta

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners included


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Casual Hotels

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Baker Creek Mountain Resort

Baker Creek Mountain Resort

Lake Louise (2 nights)

This hidden gem, nestled in a wooded setting beneath the Canadian Rockies, features a great location next to a babbling brook.

Num ti Jah Lodge

Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

Bow Lake (1 night)

This rustic and simple mountain retreat offers an atmosphere of secluded tranquility on the banks of Bow Lake.

Tekarra Lodge

Tekarra Lodge

Jasper (2 nights)

A cluster of simple cabins with fireplaces and porches, nestled in pines above the confluence of the Athabasca and Miette Rivers.

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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Fabulous trip


from Maine

Comments about Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour:

Beautiful scenery, great food, nice mix of activities, interesting companions, and terrific leaders.


One of the most fun and exhilirating trips I've taken


from Dallas, TX

Comments about Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour:

I usually take premier inn trips, but after this casual inn trip, I will look consider them more often. The accommodations were quaint, comfortable with amazing views. The food at every location was excellent. Our leaders did such a great job making the trip seamless from getting us ready for our first activity of the day to preparing lunch most days and making sure we were back in time for dinner. On this trip, I got to see a bear cub and other wildlife, jump into glacier lakes and rivers, have a fun whitewater rafting excursion and walk a glacier. All things I probably can't do anywhere else. We also got to enjoy breathtaking scenery during our bike rides as well as hiking.


Spectacular beauty and super accommodating


from Maryland

Comments about Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour:

Loved this trip with our wonderful leaders. I went on a limb and invited my (active) 80 year old father on this trip with me and they set the tone of encouragement, adaptation, and cheerfulness. My dad had a great time and I loved the trip even more knowing he and I were BOTH getting a wonderful vacation of fresh air, beauty and exploration. This is my 4th trip with Backroads and I have yet to be disappointed in the least. Thanks Backroads!!


Perfect trip for us.


from Jenkintown, PA

Comments about Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour:

A trip like this has several components that need to work together: Great leaders, engaged participants, beautiful scenery and stops, delicious food, comfortable lodging with character, well-maintained gear, good weather, and a variety of activities. I felt that everything came together to make this week an awesome adventure.

Almost instantly, we were brought into the present moment away from work and other obligations.

Our five couples on the trip got along very well. We generally biked and hiked together as a group.

If I could capture the leaders in one word, it would be "Generous". All three leaders were awesome both as individuals and as a team. They demonstrated incredible fitness, attentiveness and responsibility. They were great ambassadors for Backroads.

I like the multi-sport concept. A max of 40 miles a day of riding worked well. And I liked the hikes, great drinks, local food, and learning opportunities. Time was used well. We spent a little extra time on the glacier while spending a minimal amount of time at Lake Louise.

Our leaders got us to the hiking parking lots before the crowds. And with the exception of one day, we were done with activities by 4:00. The leaders made sure that we could take advantage of each setting, like climbing a peak, jumping in a lake, or watching wildlife. They were constantly giving us a heads up about what to expect in terms of ride difficulty, sites to notice, or safety.

We were looking for a trip where we could leave the planning to someone else and still be active. This was it.


A Trip Always to Remember!


from Central Florida

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Comments about Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour:

If you want a truly awesome adventure with fantastic guides, food-to-die-for, amazing scenery and a wide variety of experiences this might be the trip for you. It certainly was for me! The rustic colorful inns, the marvelous picnic lunches, the scenic hikes, the great company, the exciting white water rafting trip, and challenging bike rides made this trips one of a kind!


This one was our favorite Backroads trip!


from Butler, MD

Comments about Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour:

Everything about the trip was wonderful. The leaders, the destinations, the hotels - loved every minute!


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from Wisconsin

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Scenery that is postcard worthy throughout this trip makes the travel to Banff, Jasper worthwhile.

Accomodations are upscale rustic, cycling routes beautiful, rafting and hiking a nice balance.

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Dates & Prices

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.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

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Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 16* 800 30 1500
Walking/Hiking 1 100
2 Walking/Hiking 4 1300 5 1800 7 2400
3 Biking 24* 1400 29* 2000 37 3000
Biking 31 2300
Walking/Hiking 4 500
4 Biking 22 900
Other Guided Ice Walk (2 Hours)
5 Biking 23 700 31 900
Walking/Hiking 2 0
Rafting on the Athabasca River (2 Hours)
6 Walking/Hiking 3 300


* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Canadian Rockies

We're Outstanding in Our Ice Fields

After exploring these mountains for more than three decades, many of us now live among them. Backroads Regional Manager Alison Iles, who raised her kids in Banff, not only designed many of our Rockies trips but has also served on park development committees and chaired both the Interpretive Guides Association and the Heritage Tourism Association. Having helped set the standards for all travel in the region, she knows how to ensure our trips exceed all expectations.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Canadian Rockies trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Canadian Rockies with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Canadian Rockies trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Canadian Rockies you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Canadian Rockies—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

We Know Our Neighbours Well

Backroads first headed up to Canada in 1980, when an older Trudeau was prime minister, and we've been exploring its spectacular landscapes ever since. Our leaders are Canadian and many are proud to make their homes in Canadian Rockies—where we offer more trips than any other active travel company and have spent many more years finding the best ones.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Canadian Rockies that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips


  • 10 or more guests: from $2,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ

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