Canadian Rockies Active Escape

Company : G Adventures
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Tours
Country: Canada
Duration: < 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 1250 to 1750 £ Pound (UK)

Hike and bike your way through the beautiful canyons, glaciers and mountain passes that make the Canadian Rockies so enticing. 

This trip is perfect for the traveller who’s looking to actively explore this pristine wilderness but prefers a comfortable landing at night. You’ll hike the lush forests of the Kananaskis and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and experience the magnificent Icefield Parkway, Moraine Lake, and Yoho and Banff national parks. Best of all, the trip begins and ends in Calgary with its convenient international airport. Dream big and get active!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Calgary
Arrive before 8am to meet the group and enjoy a quick tour of Calgary before heading out to Kananaskis Provincial Park with outstanding scenery of snow-capped mountains, abundant wildlife, and the cowboy feel. Head to Chester Lake Trail in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park for an introductory hike in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Banff around dinner time.

Day 2 Banff/Jasper
Enjoy views from Icefields Parkway en route to Jasper. Stop to enjoy the scenery of forests, mountains, turquoise lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers. Hike on Parker Ridge and Bow Falls. Enjoy a lunch in the Canadian Rockies.

Day 3 Jasper
Enjoy a morning cycle, then onto Maligne Lake for a picnic lunch. Hike the Bald Hills Trail or opt for a canoe ride on the lake. Observe wildlife in Maligne Valley – keep an eye out for elk, moose, bears and the elusive wolf.

Day 4 Jasper/Lake Louise
Stop at Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield en route to Lake Louise. Optional ice walk or snow coach tour. Hike to Lake Agnes Tea House or walk down the easy trail to the waterfront to rent a canoe or relax on Chateau Lake Louise’s terrace

Day 5 Lake Louise/Yoho National Park
Enjoy a day of hiking and adventure in the spectacular Yoho NP. Visit Takakkaw Falls and then on to Emerald Lake.

Day 6 Calgary
Enjoy a short walk at Moraine Lake, then a hike in Johnston Canyon before lunch in Banff. Free time for biking, canoeing or rafting. Transfer back to Calgary where the adventure ends at approx 5pm.

 

What's Included

  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hiking excursions
  • Scenic drive on Icefield Parkway
  • Bike tour from Jasper to Maligne Canyon
  • Wildlife viewing at Maligne Valley
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow CAD150-175 for meals not included)
  • Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking, bicycle.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.
  • Comfort hotels/lodges (5 nts)

 

Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Start / Finish: Calgary 
  • Departures: June, July, August, September
  • Price: £1599 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Code: NCCR

 

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