Family Adventure in the Canadian Rockies Tour

Family Adventure in the Canadian Rockies Tour

Family Adventure in the Canadian Rockies Tour

Prices

From $2,025USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Camps

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Highlights

Explore the best of the Canadian Rockies on this guided hiking tour for the whole family

Marvel at the stunning glacial waters of Moraine Lake, one of the prettiest views on earth.

Reconnect with nature and your family, as you learn about the local plants, minerals, and animals from your expert local guide.

Enjoy a family friendly immersion into the gorgeous Rocky Mountains with shorter, manageable hikes.

Make memories for life at the shores of thundering rivers, spectacular waterfalls, and pristine alpine lakes.

This private, guided hiking tour is specifically geared towards families who want to reconnect with nature and make lifelong memories to treasure together. The tour takes in the best of the spectacular Canadian Rockies with manageable distances that do not require super-human endurance!

You will discover the outstanding natural beauty of Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks, as well as travelling along the stunning Icefields Parkway. Winding through the ancient glaciers and alpine lakes of the most scenic drive in the world, you will visit the legendary natural treasures of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Stewart Canyon.

This once-in-a-lifetime family adventure will be tailored to your individual needs, giving you the opportunity to either camp out in the Canadian wilderness or stay at lovely hotels in the mountain towns of Banff and Golden. Whether you prefer the crackling campfire or a cozy fireplace, this magical family tour will bring you deep into the pristine scenery of the Canadian Rockies whilst respecting the physical limits of the whole family.

Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Canmore or Banff

Most guests get picked up at Calgary, either at the international airport or a downtown hotel. However, it is also possible to start the tour from Edmonton depending on your preference. You will enjoy a scenic 1.5 hour drive to either Banff or Canmore, which will be your base for this family adventure. Soak up the stunning views of the Canadian Rockies as you leave the prairies behind you and enter the spectacular landscape of the Rocky Mountains. Once you arrive at your destination, you will have plenty of time to explore your lovely local surroundings.
Meals (Camping): Dinner
Meals (Hotel): None

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Banff
Distance
N/A

Day 2 Explore Lake Minnewanka and Banff

You will leap headfirst into Canada’s outstanding natural beauty as you hike along the stunning shores of Lake Minnewaska, fringed by dizzying mountain peaks. You will transfer to the lake by van, but keep your eyes open for deer, elk, and wild Mountain Sheep along the scenic drive! Depending on the fitness and enthusiasm levels of all the family members, you have the option to go past the lake on a path to Stewart Canyon, home to the thundering waters of Cascade River.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a stroll through the vibrant streets of Banff, one of the prettiest towns in Canada. You can either shop for souvenirs or enjoy a leisurely walk up Tunnel Mountain or along the shores of Bow River to the Iconic Banff Springs Hotel.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Banff
Distance
1-5 hours

Day 3 Kootenay National Park

Today you will explore the stunning trails of Kootenay, a gorgeous National Park which is often overlooked by tourists visiting Canada. Enjoy a peaceful hike to a viewpoint of the Stanley Glacier, with spectacular views of Kootenay National Park in all directions. Your expert guide will teach you all about the local plants and animals as you hike through a forest which is in the process of re-growing after a forest fire.

For the best views of the Stanley Glacier your guide will be happy to take you up to a mountain crest, but the hike can be easily adapted for those with younger children who prefer a gentler route. After your wonderful day exploring the mountains you will continue to Lake Louise, where you can enjoy a peaceful evening view of the glacial waters now that the other tourists have all gone back to their hotels.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Banff or Lake Louise
Distance
2-4 hours hiking

Day 4 Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Prepare yourself for an incredible day at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Due to crowds, you will either visit Moraine Lake very early or very late in the day. Coming at these times not only offers you the peace and quiet to enjoy the lake without the clamour of the tour buses, but the gentle light of the beginning and end of the day make the glowing glacial waters all the more beautiful. You can climb the rockpile for an iconic view of Moraine Lake and take a very pretty trail along the water side.

In the afternoon, you will take a beautiful walk along the shores of Lake Louise or choose to walk to the pretty Lake Agnes Tea House to treat the children (and grown ups!) to some delicious local delicacies. Whatever you choose, today will be special.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Banff or Lake Louise
Distance
N/A

Day 5 Yoho National Park & the Icefields Parkway

Get ready to immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of Jasper. Families with smaller children will start the day with a morning visit to Yoho National Park and Emerald Lake. You will take a lovely short walk along the shores of the glacial lake, named after the intensity of its breathtaking blue waters.

After exploring Emerald Lake, you will head out on the Icefields Parkway, the most photographed driving route in the entire world! Gaze out the window at the endless glaciers, craggy peaks and turquoise lakes before stopping at the iconic shores of Bow and Peyto Lake. You can take a short, family friendly stroll at both locations to stretch your legs and soak up the magical views.

You will end your day at Saskatchewan River Crossing, where the Howse River meets the North Saskatchewan River.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Saskatchewan Crossing
Distance
N/A

Day 6 Athabasca Glacier and Jasper

Today you will continue your drive on the epic Icefields Parkway to arrive in the mountain town of Jasper. You will stop at a range of beautiful locations that combine family-friendly walks and incredible views for you to enjoy. This includes a gorgeous stroll to the toe of the Athabasca Glacier, part of the expansive Columbia Icefields.

Later, you’ll stop at the lovely waterfall of Athabasca Falls before taking the old highway up to Edith. Here you can explore the mesmerizing Cavell Meadows and Angel Glacier. Keep your eyes peeled for chunks of ice floating in the lake below the glacier. After a wonderful day in the fresh mountain air, you will enjoy exploring the charming streets in Jasper town.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Jasper
Distance
N/A

Day 7 Maligne Lake or Miette Hot Springs

Today you have a choice of two options: a trip to Maligne Lake or a soak in Miette Hot Springs.

Maligne Lake is another beautiful lake with some great hiking and the option to take a boat tour. The hikes range from easy to intermediate and can be adapted depending on the age of the participants.

Those prepared for a challenge can head to Miette Hot Springs to explore the incredible Sulphur Skyline hike. This hike is quite challenging and is best suited to families with teenagers. The views from the top are fantastic, but the real highlight is a soak in the Miette Hot Springs after the walk. In the evening you will visit the pretty Pyramid Lake above the town of Jasper.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Jasper
Distance
N/A

Day 8 Drop-off at the Airport

After a wonderful week of forging new memories in the breathtaking National Parks of Western Canada, it’s time to say goodbye to your lovely guide and head on home. You can be dropped off at the airport in either Calgary or Edmonton, depending on your choice. Guests love the final scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway.

You are recommended to have an evening flight or else book your flight for the following day, as it is a 6-hour drive to Calgary airport.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch
Meals (Hotel): Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Location
None
Distance
N/A

Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour Price and Dates

This guided family tour in Rocky Mountains is always run as a custom tour for your family only and the price depends on the number of people in your group and whether you choose to stay in hotels or camps during your trip.

Private Guided Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour in Hotels

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $8,650CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $6,325CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $5,175CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $4,775CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6: $4,025CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7+: on request

Private Guided Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour in Camps

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $6,275CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $4,425CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $3,525CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $2,975CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6: $2,595CAD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour

This tour is based in either hotels or campsites, depending on your preference.

For those staying in campsites, you will enjoy the age-old magic of sitting round a crackling campfire under the open sky. Hot showers are available nearly every day and high-quality camping gear ensure a safe and comfortable stay in the great outdoors.

For those who want to prioritise comfort and prefer the facilities of a hotel, it is possible to choose a hotel-based Rocky Mountains Tour. You can expect the facilities of a 2-3-star accommodation, with Wi-Fi and onsite bars and restaurants.

In some cases, the planned campsites or hotels may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $350CAD to have a private tent while traveling with your group. If your group is staying in the hotels, single supplement would cost you $1,375CAD.

Fox Hotel & Suites in Banff

The Fox Hotel is a local gem, right in the heart of the buzzing town of Banff and home to a delightful thermal pool.

Deer Lodge Hotel in Lake Louise

Originally built as a tea house, this rustic lodge has been operating as a hotel since 1925. The view from the rooftop hot tub is not to be missed!

The Crossing Resort in Saskatchewan River Crossing

Serving customers for 70 years, the Crossing Resort is a laid-back, seasonal resort providing a comfortable night in the wilderness. Rooms come with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and mini-fridges, as well as tea and coffee makers; some have mountain views and whirlpools. The patio at the pub is a great place to enjoy the sunset after an epic day riding the Icefields Parkway.

Mount Robson Inn in Jasper

The Mount Robson Inn has lovely outdoor hot tubs for guests to enjoy, as well as cozy fireplaces and a brilliant, central location.

Accommodation on Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour in Hotels:

Night 1-7

Campgrounds in the Rockies

Reconnect with nature as you make camp beneath the open sky. High quality gear and beautiful overnight spots will ensure a fantastic camping experience that you will treasure for a lifetime!

Accommodation on Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour in Camps:

What’s included in the Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour?

Meals

The meal board depends on whether you choose to stay in hotels or campsites during your tour. Camping tour provides the full board throughout the tour (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners), while the tour with the hotel stays provides lunch everyday and breakfast in hotels where possible (4 breakfasts and 7 lunches). Please note, that the number of the breakfasts provided might vary depending on accommodations picked.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Park passes and entry fees
  • Expert guide
  • Use of our quality camping gear (for camping option)
  • Hiking activities
  • Hot Springs
  • Gondola Pass in Jasper

Not included

  • Optional personal transportation around town during free time
  • Getting to and from Calgary
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not stated as ‘included’
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax) – 5%

Optional Extras

  • Transfer to Edmonton on departure day
  • Pick up from Edmonton on the arrival day
  • Additional night in Banff before the tour
  • Additional night in Jasper after the tour
  • Services of an additional guide: Pricing depends on number of days and location

Frequenty Asked Questions about Family Adventure in the Canadian Rockies Tour

How hard is the Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour?

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. This itinerary can be modified based on your family to create the perfect Rocky Mountain adventure. You can choose how challenging you would like the hiking to be, and you can also add another guide to your tour so that your group could split for different level activities (please check ‘optional extras’ for pricing).

How far in advance should I plan to book this tour?

The earlier the better! Please note that this guided tour takes place in a very desirable location and booking a long time in advance will help to prevent itinerary changes caused by limited accommodation options.

What is camping like in the Rockies?

Camping is a wonderful experience, and tours stay at a range of public and private campgrounds. It should be noted that campgrounds in the Rockies share the same valleys as the train lines, and you can expect train noise, at times quite close to campgrounds. In addition, while the aim is to be in campgrounds with the option of campfires, there are some campgrounds where fires aren't permitted. In some cases, campfires might not be permitted during the park or provincial-mandated fire bans.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour?

The meal board depends on whether you choose to stay in hotels or campsites during your tour. Camping tour provides the full board throughout the tour (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners), while the tour with the hotel stays provides lunch everyday and breakfast in hotels where possible (4 breakfasts and 7 lunches). Please note, that the number of the breakfasts provided might vary depending on accommodations picked.

What is the maximum size of the group?

This tour is tailored for a group of up to 12 people with a one guide. However, a tour for a larger group can be also be organised with an additional guide. Please contact us to find out more.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Calgary to start this tour?

You can get to Calgary via flight to Calgary International Airport (YYC) from almost any bigger city in Canada, as well as some major cities in USA and Europe. It is also possible to start this tour in Edmonton if you prefer, please contact us for further information.

Is the Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Family Adventure in Rocky Mountains Tour end?

The Tour ends in Calgary. However, you can also stay in Jasper for an additional night or book a transfer to Edmonton during the booking process.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

Do I need to tip my tour guides?

Tipping in Canada is customary, but much appreciated. Ideally, you should tip each guide 5-10 CAD per day (from one person) for an excellent service.

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Prices

From $2,025USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Camps

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. This itinerary can be modified based on your family to create the perfect Rocky Mountain adventure. You can choose how challenging you would like the hiking to be, and you can also add another guide to your tour so that your group could split for different level activities (please check ‘optional extras’ for pricing).

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