Canadian Rockies! Biking/Hiking/Paddling
Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights – July – August 2020
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Alberta – Banff to Jasper
Soaring, snow-clad peaks, crystalline glacial lakes, alpine meadows and countless species of wildlife set the perfect stage for your six-day adventure vacation in the Canadian Rockies. By day, hike wildflower meadows and national park trails – even trek across a glacier. Bike serene forested paths around turquoise lakes, raft the playful rapids of the Kicking Horse River and spend a day hiking Sentinel Pass learning how the spire-topped mountains were formed.
By night, savor a well-earned meal, take a soak in a whirlpool and curl up with a book by a wood- burning fireplace…the perfect finishing touches to a day of adventure in Canada’s beautiful backcountry.
Itinerary Day 1: Calgary / Banff National Park / Kootenay National Park Early morning pick-ups in Calgary • After a short welcome meeting, loosen up with your first bike ride • The Legacy Trail offers some of the most breathtaking panoramas in all of Banff National Park • Fuel up with a trailside picnic before taking a scenic walk to Marble Canyon’s impressive waterfall • Dinner tonight will be served at the Baker Creek Bistro • Relax for the rest of the night at the Baker Creek Chalet, your home for the next three nights • Overnight at Baker Creek Chalet (L, D)
Day 2: Moraine Lake / Consolation Lakes Embark on a full-day hike over Sentinel Pass, rated one of the top hikes in Banff • Ascend from turquoise Moraine Lake past larch trees and alpine meadows to a delicious lunch • Take in spectacular vistas of Paradise Valley from nearly 8,900 feet atop the pass • Enjoy an amazing meal at The Station tonight, a guide favorite! • Overnight at Baker Creek Chalet (B, L, D) Day 3: Athabasca Glacier / Jasper National Park Wake up early today for a scenic morning drive along the Icefield Parkway past numerous ice fields and glaciers • Arrive at Athabasca Glacier on the edge of Jasper National Park, where you’re outfitted in crampons and walking sticks • Spend the day hiking the glacier alongside a mountain guide, learning about its formation and the powerful way it shapes the land • Shuttle back to the Baker Creek Chalets for some R&R before tonight’s dinner • Overnight at Baker Creek Chalet (B, L, D)
Day 4: Kicking Horse River / Lake Louise After a hearty breakfast, gear up for a new and exciting adventure as we shuttle to our put-in before tackling the rapids of the Kicking Horse River • After working up your appetite, indulge in a freshly prepared meal along the riverside • Spend the afternoon enjoying the splendor of Lake Louise • Learn about the lakeside hotel’s colorful history as you explore the inside of the Chateau Lake Louise • Hike the lakeshore trail and learn why the colors are so vibrantly turquoise • After your spectacular day, enjoy dinner at a local’s favorite as you explore Banff on your own tonight • Your home for the next two nights will be the beautiful Banff Royal Canadian Lodge • Overnight at Banff Royal Canadian Lodge (B, L)
Alberta – Banff to Jasper
Day 5: Banff Springs / Minnewanka Lake / Two Jack Lake This morning, jump back on your bike and enjoy a ride around the stunning Banff Springs Golf Course, nestled at the foot of the Canadian Rockies • An amazing picnic made by your guides will fuel you up for another spectacular bike • Pedal to Lake Minnewanka, Banff’s largest lake, and Two Jack Lake and take advantage of the awe-inspiring views as the mountains reflect off of the turquoise lake waters • Tick off a bucket list item and plunge into the glacial waters of Two Jack Lake! • Our farewell dinner will be served at the Evergreen Restaurant at the lodge tonight • Overnight at Banff Royal Canadian Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 6: Johnson Lake / Calgary A short shuttle will bring us to our trailhead where we will have time for one more hike around Johnson Lake • Shuttle back to Calgary to be dropped off at the airport or your hotel for your departure home • No overnight (B)
*Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate tour company.
Activities Hiking: 3 to 12 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain
Biking: 5 to 20 miles, easy to moderate terrain
Whitewater rafting: Class II-IV rapids, no experience necessary
Guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions, and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
Trip Price $3,198 per per (+$680 single supplement)
2020 Dates July 5 – 10/ July 26 – 31** August 9 – 14 August 23 – 28 ** Life is Good Departure
Host City Calgary, Alberta Airport code: YYC
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Tour Code: LA
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