View of Lake Louise
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Lake surrounded by mountain range and conifer trees.
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Lake in a valley framed by wildflowers and trees.
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour
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Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Iconic Lakes, Peaks & Glaciers in the Canadian Rockies

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 Level: 2-4

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

From: $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. 

Ice Walk
Canada Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour map
Canada Banff to Jasper Family Multi-Adventure Tour map


Start/End Banff

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


  • Discover natural and historic treasures and stunning mountain views by foot, bike and boat through Banff, Kootenay 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
  • Float with your family through magnificent canyon scenery along the mellow Class II rapids of the Athabasca River's glacier-fed waters


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

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 | A scenic trail leads us to spellbinding views of Stanley Glacier, waterfalls and towering limestone cliffs | Pause to admire Marble Canyon, carved by glacial waters.

Lobby at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
| Casual Plus Hotel

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

Days 3-6

Take advantage of a morning photo op at Lake Louise, a world-renowned beauty and World Heritage site ringed by towering glaciated peaks | 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 | 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 | Travel 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 | Kids join expert guides for a day of rock climbing | In the mood for ice walking? Explore Athabasca Glacier with expert mountain guides.

Exterior Pine Bungalows Resort
Pine Bungalows Resort
| Casual Hotel

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

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Our Private Trips are best for groups of 6 or more. We suggest joining a scheduled trip.

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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
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 3 | 5 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 1 | 1 miles | 100 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 500 ft. gain
on the Athabasca River (2 hours) | min. age: 6+
Day 4
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 41 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 23 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 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
Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk (2 hours) | min. age: 6+

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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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, this 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+

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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