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Canadian Rockies Multi-Sport Adventure for Families

NUMBER OF DAYS 7

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Welcome to spectacular Alberta, an ideal spot for a Canadian Rockies family vacation - with its grand-scale landscapes of snow-capped mountains, turquoise lakes, glittering glaciers, and high alpine meadows carpeted in summer wildflowers. Spend an unforgettable week in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on a series of non-stop family adventures that give everyone the chance to literally “go wild!” Begin in backcountry of Kananaskis Country and end in the gorgeous National Parks of Banff and Yoho. This adventure puts your family in the midst of the beautiful outdoors! 

2017 Dates
Dates Adult/Teen Children
(under 12)
07/02 - 07/08 Sold Out
07/23 - 07/29 $4,190 $3,990
Call for Availability
08/13 - 08/19 $4,190 $3,990
2018 Dates
Dates Adult/Teen Children
(under 12)
07/22 - 07/28 $4,390 $4,190
08/12 - 08/18 $4,390 $4,190

Smart Traveler Advantages: book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!

*Prices based on family style accommodations. 

Triple Discount: $300 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

Groups: Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices

Price includes:  All entrance fees, family style accommodations, land transportation, private naturalist guide, all meals except 1 dinner, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

Day 1: Depart Home / Arrive Calgary

Arrive into Calgary where you’ll join your group for the transfer to the heart of the Kananaskis Valley, situated on the banks of the Bow River.

Days 2-3: Hike Magical Trail to Troll Falls / Explore Caves / Enjoy a BBQ Lunch at a Ranch

Rise and shine to the stunning peaks of the Canadian Rockies and a pristine wilderness begging to be explored. 

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Covering nearly 2,500 acres, the sprawling Kananaskis Valley encompasses an incredible diversity of habitats. During your hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling adventures, keep your eyes peeled for any (or many!) of the wildlife species that make their home here—black and brown bear, bighorn sheep, elk, coyote, mountain goat, moose, weasel, cougar, and many more. There are different hikes and mountain biking routes to choose from and a special visit to a dog sledding base camp where you can interact with beautiful huskies!

Day 4: Drive the Icefields Parkway / Ice-walk on Athabasca Glacier / See the Dazzling Blue of Peyto Lake

Slicing through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, and linking Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Icefields Parkway is one of the world’s most spectacular road trips. 

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Every bend in the road is sure to elicit a non-stop series of oohs and ahhs, whether over a bejeweled turquoise lake rimmed in pines, giant glaciers hanging from the mountainsides, or a family of bears enjoying the roadside bounty of local berry bushes. Drive to the dazzling Columbia Icefields that cover 125 square miles and drape across the North American Continental Divide. An exciting ice-walking adventure on the Athabasca Glacier offers the chance to peer into mini ice canyons and crevasses while learning the secrets of eons-old glacial formation.

Days 5-6: Raft Kicking Horse River / Hike to Moraine Lake / Relax in the Banff Hot Springs

Spend two unforgettable days actively exploring the pristine, piney landscapes of Banff, Canada’s oldest national park, and Yoho, whose Cree name literally means “awe” and “wonder.” 

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Take your choice of river rafting rides through non-stop rapids, surrounded by towering canyon walls. A series of hikes showcases ancient forests, snow-capped peaks, meadows carpeted in wildflowers, impressive 833-foot-tall Takakkaw Falls, and sky-reflecting lakes. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise against a backdrop of breathtaking mountains majesty, and soak in the warm waters of the hot springs that have drawn worldwide travelers to this remote spot on the map for 125 years.

Day 7: Depart Banff / Arrive Home

After a fond farewell, a Thomson Family Adventures representative will help with your transfer to the airport in Calgary for your international flight home.

Coast Canmore Hotel

The Coast Canmore hotel is set in one of the most beautiful locations in all of Alberta. The mountains are always in sight and gorgeous and serene lakes and reservoirs are never far away. The rooms of the hotel are clean, comfortable, and spacious. The hotel has all of the amenities to make your family’s stay wonderful from the pool, hot tub, and fitness center to the restaurant, lounge, and free WIFI. The only thing better than the rooms, views, and amenities is the friendly and attentive staff. 

Baker Creek Chalets

With the cozy charm of a mountain log home and the spectacular setting of Banff National Park, the Baker Creek Mountain Resort is a delightful base of exploration. The individual chalets, furnished with hand-made wooden chairs and tables, each feature a fireplace/wood-burning stove and front porch—perfect for watching the local wildlife amble by. The casual Bistro offers up delicious meals for hearty appetites in a pioneer-times atmosphere. Baker Creek is the winner of the “Banff Heritage Tourism Award” for its authentic mountain lodging experience.

Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

Nestled in the center of the resort town of Banff, the Delta Banff is the perfect base of exploration for the region’s fabled mountains, lakes, and trails. The airy guest rooms are stylishly furnished with sanctuary beds and table and chairs; amenities include a mini fridge, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea-making facilities, bathrobes, and an ensuite bathroom with tub. The Evergreen Restaurant serves inviting meals made from locally sourced ingredients, and The Grotto Spa offers relaxing massages and wraps.

Why Canadian Rockies?

A close-to-home destination with non-stop family adventure
The Canadian Rocky Mountains have probably been on your list for a while—that natural wonderland of mythical proportions just across our border! From iconic Lake Louise to the massive Athabasca Glacier, from legendary Banff Hot Springs to the spectacular Icefields Parkway, the adventure possibilities are endless.
Spend a week in the great outdoors
With busy work routines, homework, and weekends filled with scheduled chores and activities, it isn’t always possible to take time to gather the family and head out into nature. The Canadian Rockies is the perfect antidote to all of this… a chance to reconnect with your family and spend a week “playing” together in the great outdoors. Imagine returning home and sharing wonderful close-up photos of a foraging brown bear, or the graceful outline of a wapiti (elk) against a forest panorama. Tell stories for years to come about the time you hiked a glacier together, or discovered the mysterious beauty of underground caverns by lamplight, or rode bikes through high alpine meadows, surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
 

Why the Canadian Rockies with Thomson?

A wide array of adventures for an unforgettable mountain experience
From cycling and hiking to rafting and ice-walking, we give you every opportunity to experience this majestic region—from ancient forests and eons-old glaciers, to turquoise blue lakes and tumbling waterfalls. And, there’s no question that you’ll see many of the wildlife species that call these provincial and national parks home.
Family friendly accomodations
We’ve carefully hand-selected the hotels for this adventure based on comfort, location, and local authenticity. Beautiful surroundings, healthy and delicious meals, and easy access to your day’s activities are all part of the equation.
Activity options
Our itineraries are carefully planned out so that your family can fully experience and appreciate the destination you are visiting, from natural wonders to local culture. With an incredible array of fun things to do in the Canadian Rockies, we wanted to offer you a choice of activity options whenever possible, from horseback riding to spelunking to mountain biking.
 

 

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