Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure
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Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Lake Louise & the Icefields Parkway

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 9+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

From: $3,749 - $3,999 pp dbl occ

($800 for sgl occ)

This family adventure takes your breath away! Pedaling along shimmering lakes. Floating in your raft on a glacier-fed river. Hiking up a dramatic limestone gorge to a rushing waterfall. Spying moose or elk—and the kids' wide eyes and happy smiles. At every turn, get ready to catch your breath discovering magical corners of the Canadian Rockies. 

Bike
Walk/Hike
Raft
Ice Walk
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
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 foot, bike 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
  • Bike along roadways flanked by towering peaks to the pristine waters of the Bow River and hike gorgeous alpine trails from impossibly blue Moraine Lake
  • Float with your family through magnificent canyon scenery along the mellow Class II rapids of the Athabasca River's glacier-fed waters
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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

Follow the winding Bow River as you bike past virgin forests and vibrant wildflowers | A scenic trail leads through Johnston Canyon to a picturesque waterfall | Beneath the striking Wenkchemna Peaks, marvel at the vivid blue hues of Moraine Lake.

Accommodations
Deer Lodge, Lake Louise, Canada
Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Lake Louise
| Casual Plus Hotel

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

Day 3
Description

Take advantage of a morning photo op at Lake Louise, a world-renowned beauty and World Heritage site ringed by towering glaciated peaks | Bike the stunning Icefields Parkway with sweeping vistas of mountains, glaciers, lakes and evergreens | Kids head out for a gondola ride and learn about grizzly bear habitat | Keep an eye out for wildlife—you just might see moose, bighorn sheep and black bears | Cozy up with a blanket under a starry sky in Jasper's Dark Sky Preserve.

Accommodations
Pine Bungalows Resort
Pine Bungalows Resort
Jasper
| Casual Hotel

Incredible stargazing opportunities await at this cozy retreat tucked away in the trees on the shore of the mighty Athabasca River.

Days 4-6
Description

Explore Athabasca Glacier during a memorable ice walk with expert mountain guides | Check out Athabasca Falls, where the most powerful river in the park plunges over a cliff of eroded limestone | Following a route used by early fur traders and explorers, float gently down Class II rapids on the Athabasca River and get a new perspective on the landscape—as well as more chances to spot wildlife | Gaze at Jasper National Park’s longest and deepest lake—teal-hued Maligne Lake | Take a gradual downhill spin before a hike through spectacular Maligne Canyon, a product of the sculpting power of water | Kids team up with mountain guides to try their hand at rock climbing  | Walk through pristine mountain wilderness in the Valley of Five Lakes, winding past its blue-green namesakes.

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.

July 2022
Jul 25 - Jul 30
Sold out
August 2022
Aug 8 - Aug 13
Sold out

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

If your child doesn't meet age requirements to participate in an activity, one parent must opt out of that activity to remain with the child. Minimum age to ride own bike: 9.
Also, 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 1 | 16 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 1 mile | 100 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
Just For Kids
Gondola Ride/Junior Ranger Activity (half day) | min. age: 6+
Day 4
Other
Athabasca Glacier Guided Ice Walk (2 hours) | min. age: 6+
Rafting
on the Athabasca River (2 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 32 miles | 800 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Just For Kids
Rock Climbing (4 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 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 your available bike options for this trip. (click the arrow to see all available options)

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
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

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, 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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