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Canadian Rockies Family Multisport

Canada, North America

from $1,998* per person 6 Days June-August
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Banff airport, banff, ab, canada
  • Family & Friends trips
It's just plain cool. Walking on a massive river of ice. Crampons strapped to your feet. A certified mountain guide at your side. Navigating 30,000 crevasses. Well, okay, not on this one hike, but they're out there. And you're doing it. In the back of your mind you know that white-water rafting is next. Then rock climbing tomorrow. Wow. And maybe an elk will visit camp tonight. And you'll get up the nerve to jump in the lake. And s'mores will be for dessert. But right now you're on top of a glacier. Talk about cool.

    Natural and historic treasures discovered by foot and bike
    Walk on massive Athabasca Glacier with informative mountain guides
    Crackling campfires and star-filled skies
    Float Class II rapids of the Athabasca River
    Kids rock climb with accredited instructors

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Canada, North America

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  • Family oriented trip.

Itinerary

Days 1-3 Ride a family-friendly route along the Bow Valley Parkway in the shadow of the Continental Divide As you spin past the beautiful Bow River and towering peaks leading to our campground, keep your eye on the forest for elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and black bears Families trek to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse for a tasty homemade lunch While adults hike, youngsters delight at camp in activities designed just for them  From Lake Louise, bike along the breathtaking Icefields Parkway to the shimmering waters of the Waterfowl Lakes and our campground in Banff National Park.

Day 4 Crampons give you the edge as you trek across Athabasca Glacier  Join certified mountain guides on Columbia Icefield for an adventurous ice walk, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies  A fun-filled Class II raft trip on the Athabasca River offers a unique view of the wilderness near Jasper.

Days 5-6 Relax around crackling campfires and sleep under star-filled skies Grown-ups bike a riverside route from stunning Maligne Lake, stopping to hike at Maligne Canyon  Meanwhile, kids are introduced to the exciting sport of rock climbing with accredited instructors Walk in the Valley of the Five Lakes, savoring views of Mounts Edith Cavell and Kerkeslin.

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