Canadian Rockies bike tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour
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Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Adult Kids 20s & Beyond

Lake Louise & the Icefields Parkway

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

From: $3,999 - $4,299 pp dbl occ

($800 for sgl occ)

This family adventure will take your breath away! Float on a glacier-fed river. Pedal along crystalline lakes. Discover a rushing waterfall hiking up a dramatic limestone gorge. Spy moose, elk, bighorn sheep. At every turn, get ready to catch your breath discovering magical corners of the Canadian Rockies. 

Bike
Walk/Hike
Raft
Ice Walk
Canadian Rockies Banff to Jasper Family Multi-adventure Tour
Canadian Rockies Banff to Jasper Family Multi-adventure Tour

Alberta

Start/End Banff

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

Highlights

  • Discover natural and historic treasures—and stunning mountain views—by bike, foot and boat through Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Walk the massive Athabasca Glacier's icy lunar landscape as you trek in ice cleats with informative mountain guides
  • Hike gorgeous alpine trails in the lovely Bow Falls and the Valley of Five Lakes
  • Enjoy a family float through magnificent canyon scenery along the mellow Class II rapids of the Athabasca River's glacier-fed waters
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30 Seconds in the Canadian Rockies
30 Seconds in the Canadian Rockies
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Welcome to the regal Canadian Rockies! | Cycle around the famous Banff Springs Golf Course and relish views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Cascade Falls | Marvel at the vivid blue hues of Lake Minnewanka, the largest body of water in Banff | Hike through the scenic Kootenay National Park, known for its varied climate, diverse topography and wealth of wildlife | Take advantage of a morning photo op at Lake Louise, a world-renowned beauty and World Heritage site ringed by towering glaciated peaks | Unwind at our tranquil mountain retreat.

Accommodations
Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Canada
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Banff
| Casual Plus Hotel

A timbered lodge on the gentle slopes of Tunnel Mountain with fieldstone fireplaces in each cozy guest room.
 

Days 3-6
Description

Hike along the shores of Bow Lake and ascend higher for lovely views of Bow Glacier Falls | Check out Athabasca Falls, where the most powerful river in the park plunges over a cliff of eroded limestone | 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 | 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 | Amble through pristine mountain wilderness in the Valley of Five Lakes, winding past its blue-green namesakes | Be wowed by teal-hued Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park’s longest and deepest lake | After a gradual downhill spin, hike through spectacular Maligne Canyon, up to 250 feet deep and at points only 3 feet wide | In the mood for ice walking? Explore Athabasca Glacier with expert mountain guides.

Accommodations
Tekarra Lodge, Jasper National Park, Canada
Tekarra Lodge
Jasper
| Casual Hotel

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

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. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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

Please be aware that the terrain and elevation can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 15 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 29 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 36 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 4 | 7 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Rafting
on the Athabasca River (2 hours)
Day 4
Biking
Level 3 | 19 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 38 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 24 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 800 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Day 6
Other
Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk (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! 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+

Also Included

  • 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

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.

Roads & Traffic

Our exploration of the Canadian Rockies includes time riding on the famed Icefields Parkway for its unrivaled access to wildlife and natural beauty. While the scenery is stunning, sections of the pavement can be rough and repaving is ongoing. The parkway's shoulder is wide, but the area is busy so you should be comfortable riding with traffic. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid more trafficked sections.

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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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