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Banff & Kananaskis Country Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Younger Kids

Walk/Hike
Bike
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Horseback Ride

National & Provincial Parks of the Canadian Rockies

From $3,099 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$810 for sgl. occ.)

Discover the extraordinary world of Kananaskis Country, exploring realms in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies beloved by locals. Families biking and hiking through remote provincial parks with brightly flowered meadows and snowcapped peaks. Grown-ups climbing to sparkling blue lakes. Giddy kids forging their own adventures in an alpine paradise. And everyone returning home with magical memories and spectacular stories.

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Alberta

Start Calgary / End Banff

Banff & Kananaskis Map

Highlights

  • Bike and hike in Kananaskis Country—discovering jewel-hued lakes, glistening rivers and splashing waterfalls in crisp alpine air
  • Discover blooming wildflowers, meadow wildlife and wildly happy kids recounting horseback riding and rock-climbing excursions
  • Float on the Kananaskis River, bike in Banff National Park and hike in Spray Valley Provincial Park
  • Dive in to a refreshing pool at a mountain lodge, unwind in a steam cabin at a Nordic spa and spy shooting stars from an outdoor hot tub
Alberta

Start Calgary / End Banff

Banff & Kananaskis Map

Itinerary

Day 1 From Calgary, journey to Kananaskis Valley and set out on two wheels | Bike to Wedge Pond for views of Mount Kidd and Mount Galatea | At our mountain lodge, treat yourself to the plethora of services at the 50,000 square-foot Nordic spa and watch the kids have a splashing good time in the water park pool.

Day 2 Hike in Spray Valley Provincial Park, crisscrossing Galatea Creek while surrounded by spruce, wildflowers, small cascades and mountains | Follow a forested path to lovely Lillian Lake | Make your way up to deep-blue Lower Galatea Lake by foot | Kids spend an exhilarating day horseback riding, getting up close and personal with the buffalo herd at Bison Paddock and rock climbing!

Day 3 Gear up for a scenic float on the Kananaskis River | Pedal the famous paved Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail with amazing scenery of Mount Rundle and aptly named Cascade Mountain | Pedal up the slopes of Sulphur Mountain to our hotel perched 750 feet above the town of Banff—or take the shuttle!

Days 4-6 Ride past towering peaks, virgin forests and the Bow River's blue-green water | Hike to stunning waterfalls at Johnston Canyon | Soar in a gondola to hike along the border of Alberta and British Columbia | Look out over Banff National Park's Goat's Eye Mountain and Mount Bourgeau | Explore Kootenay National Park and hike to a magnificent view of Stanley Glacier.

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.

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2019 August

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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 of 8 or more. 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.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,099 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,699 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,099 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$810 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels*

Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff National Park, Canada
Rimrock Resort Hotel

Banff (1 night)

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Alberta, Canada
Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Kananaskis Village (2 nights)

Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff, Canada
Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Banff National Park (2 nights)

* Casual Plus

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Canadian Rockies

More On This Trip

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Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff National Park, Canada

Rimrock Resort Hotel

Banff (1 night)

A grand contemporary lodge on Sulphur Mountain with awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley and the surrounding Rockies. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Alberta, Canada

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge

Kananaskis Village (2 nights)

Set in the heart of Kananaskis Country, this luxurious mountain lodge nestled in the Rockies was originally built in 1986 for the Winter Olympics and at the end of 2017 completed a full renovation including the addition of a 50,000-square-foot Nordic spa. (pool, spa)

Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff, Canada

Sunshine Mountain Lodge

Banff National Park (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

Reached by gondola and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Sunshine Mountain Lodge delivers a peaceful and friendly atmosphere with a rustic mountain theme. (spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
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 1500
2 Walking/Hiking 8 1500 10 2000
3 Biking 12* 500 27 1700
4 Biking 26 800
Biking 30 1000
Walking/Hiking 1 100
5 Walking/Hiking 4 500 8 700
6 Walking/Hiking 2 100
Walking/Hiking 3 200
Walking/Hiking 5 300
 

Note: The biking terrain on this trip varies from level to rolling with several steeper hills. The hiking terrain is on well-maintained trails with rocks and roots with several moderate to significant climbs. Most activities on this trip take place at elevations of 4,500–8,000 feet, which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

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.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Custom 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 all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Burley Kazoo 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 may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Burley Cub trailer (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Cub trailer, for one or two children 60 pounds and under, is sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen.

Burley Cub trailer

Burley Cub trailer

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Canadian Rockies

The Best Leaders in Canadian Rockies

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Canadian Rockies, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

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.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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.  

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.

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.

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.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

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