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Banff & Lake Louise Walking & Hiking Tour - For Families with Older Teens & 20s

Undiscovered Wilderness & Iconic Vistas

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok) | Min age to ride e-bike 16+

Family — Older Teens & 20s

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,299 pp dbl occ

($1,300 for sgl occ)

A dramatic destination awaits you and your family in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Find rainbows of wildflowers in secret places of Kananaskis Country. Inhale fresh air on inspiring alpine hikes leading to glacier-fed lakes and sparkling rivers and waterfalls. And watch for resident creatures—after all, it is a place where wildlife can outnumber humans.

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

  • Hike with your family in Kananaskis Country—a locals' mountain playground with swift rivers, lakes, diverse wildlife and towering peaks
  • Travel in a gondola to a lodge high in the Rockies for incomparable access to trails famous for mesmerizing alpine scenery and wildflowers
  • Discover Kananaskis's four wildland provincial parks plus Banff National Park, keeping an eye out for wildlife
  • Relax in a steam cabin at a Nordic spa, in an outdoor hot tub under a star-filled sky and in a pool surrounded by alpine forest
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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 get pampered at the 50,000-square-foot Nordic spa | Climb to emerald-green Rawson Lake on one of the most spectacular hikes in the Canadian Rockies front ranges | Savor the solitude of Highwood Pass and walk into the alpine serenity of Mounts Pocaterra and Tyrwhitt | 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

Crisscross Galatea creek as you hike in Spray Valley Provincial Park | Find yourself surrounded by spruce, wildflowers, small waterfalls and mountains | Up a forested hiking path, encounter crystal-clear Lillian Lake | Unwind at the Fairmont's legendary Banff Springs hotel, a luxurious castle-like retreat perched 750 feet above 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

Climb through a colorful burn area peppered with waterfalls and wildflowers in Kootenay National Park | Reach a basin carved by glacial action for a view of stunning Stanley Glacier | Hop on a chairlift to our trailhead at the border between Alberta and British Columbia | Take in vistas of Banff National Park's Mount Bourgeau and Goat's Eye Mountain | Explore wildflower-strewn subalpine meadows and marvel at the pyramid peaks of Mount Assiniboine.

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.

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

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.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 7 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 9 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 5 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 2400 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 7 miles | 1200 ft. gain

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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