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Banff & Lake Louise Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among Undiscovered Wilderness & Iconic Vistas

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,399 - $4,599 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.

Canadian Rockies Family Walking and Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Family Walking and Hiking Tour

Canada

Start Calgary / End Banff

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

Highlights

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, Moraine Lake 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.

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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Make your way from Calgary to beautiful Kananaskis Country and discover the open meadows above Lusk Creek Valley for sweeping views of the Fischer Mountain Range | At our mountain lodge, cool off in the pool or treat yourself at the 50,000-square-foot Nordic spa | The journey to Upper Kananaskis Lake offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies front ranges | Spot bighorn sheep, mule deer and maybe even a grizzly bear.

Accommodations
Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Alberta, Canada
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)

Day 3
Description

Journey to Banff National Park and into the heart of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies | Explore the hoodoos east of the town of Banff, sedimentary rock layers exposed by wind erosion over time | Ascend the Sleeping Buffalo or explore the town of Banff | Unwind at our majestic hotel—a landmark in the town of Banff.

Accommodations
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada
Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff
| 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
Description

Journey to Kootenay National Park and walk above Marble Canyon, crossing narrow bridges | Listen to the roar of Tokumm Creek crashing below | Explore the geological wonder of Marble Canyon and enjoy a quiet hike along the Kootenay River, taking in the sweeping vistas of Kootenay National Park | Marvel at Moraine Lake’s mesmerizing blue-green hue | See the reflection of Mount Victoria in the shimmering waters of World Heritage Lake Louise.

Accommodations
Moraine Lake Lodg
Moraine Lake Lodge
Lake Louise
| Premiere Hotel

This luxurious rustic lodge is set on the shore of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park and offers easy access to scenic hiking trails.

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.

Dolce Tempo: What to Expect

Our 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. Our easygoing daily routes typically include 2-3 hours of walking per day, approximately 2-7 miles. 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 hiking terrain on this trip is on well-maintained trails with rocks and roots, and with several moderate to significant climbs. Some of our hikes start at 7,500 feet above sea level; the high altitude and terrain of the Canadian Rockies can make hiking challenging, but you're sure to finish each day with a great sense of accomplishment.

What's 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

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