Beautiful view of Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park - British Columbia, Canada
Person standing on walkway in Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Canadian rockies, Alberta, Canada
Wild poppies and blue forget me not flowers.
Two Backroads guests in hiking gear holding hot drinks.
Bull elk in the wild
View of sky and mountains reflecting in the lake.
A person hiking in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Backroads leader pouring hot drink into cup for a guest.
Spread of charcuterie and vegetables.
Beautiful waterfall at Troll Falls in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.
Bighorn Sheep in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Canada - Alberta - Beautiful town of Banff and surrounding Banff national park, valley and mountains.
Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lake from Sarrail Ridge
Mount Rundle and the Banff Hoodoos in late afternoon - Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Canadian Rockies Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey in Banff & Lake Louise

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,499 - $4,699 pp dbl occ

($1,300 for sgl occ)

Play. Pause. Repeat. It’s the Canadian Rockies’ call-to-action. Walk to impossibly blue lakes and breathtaking waterfalls. For a moment, you hang back, eyes closed, and inhale the sweet scent of Douglas fir. Discover hidden Kananaskis Country along trails through open meadows lined with wildflowers. Then take five to gaze in awe at snowcapped peaks reflected in aquamarine waters. Play. Pause. Sweet.

Banff and Lake Louise Easygoing Walking and Hiking Tour
Banff and Lake Louise Easygoing Walking and Hiking Tour


Start Banff / End Calgary

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
On foot, explore Kananaskis Country—a locals' mountain playground with swift rivers, lakes, diverse wildlife and towering peaks. Keep an eye out for wildlife while discovering Kananaskis's four wildland provincial parks plus Banff National Park. 

Immersive Travel
Discover Canadian Rockies’ breathtaking icons including Banff and Lake Louise before topping off the day with a relaxing steam at a Nordic spa, a dip in a mineral pool or a soak in an outdoor hot tub surrounded by alpine forest.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Enjoy welcomed comforts at luxurious mountain lodges, including an award-winning hotel built in the style of a Scottish castle, nestled within easy access to all of our activities. Meals are events to be savored.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

Explore the geological wonder of Marble Canyon, where crystalline waters have carved a path in the limestone | Hike along the Kootenay River and take in sweeping vistas of Kootenay National Park | Travel through a regenerating forest, a fine example of forest succession after wildfire | See the reflection of Mount Victoria in the shimmering waters of World Heritage Lake Louise | Marvel at a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the lake from Fairview lookout | A short scenic hike reveals stunning waterfalls at Johnston Canyon | Soar in a gondola for stunning vistas of the Banff townsite, the Bow and Spray Valleys and the surrounding mountain ranges | Unwind at our majestic hotel—a landmark in the town of Banff.

Exterior view of Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Banff Springs
| Premiere Hotel

Built in the style of a Scottish baronial castle, this exquisite hotel is set in the heart of Banff National Park and offers magnificent panoramic views, luxurious guest rooms and an award-winning 35,000-square-foot spa. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Journey to beautiful Kananaskis Country and explore the hoodoos east of the town of Banff, sedimentary rock layers exposed by wind erosion over time | Discover the pristine trails along Ribbon Creek, with incredible views of the Mount Kidd, Mount Bogart and Ribbon Creek | Spot bighorn sheep, mule deer and maybe even a grizzly bear | Walk on a lovely and well-maintained trail to visit Troll Head rock and falls | At our mountain lodge, cool off in the pool or treat yourself at the 50,000-square-foot Nordic spa.

Exterior view of Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
Kananaskis Village
| Premiere Hotel

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)

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo walking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-3 hours of walking per day. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The walking terrain on this trip varies from well-maintained hiking trails with packed dirt to trails with natural obstacles, including rocks, loose gravel and roots. Some sections of trail include short, steeper ascents. The majority of our hikes start around 5,000 feet above sea level; the altitude and terrain of the Canadian Rockies can make walking feel more challenging, but you're sure to finish each day with a great sense of accomplishment.

Daily Activity Options

Day 1
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 3 miles | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 3 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 2 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 3 miles | 500 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 3 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 400 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 2 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 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

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