Rockies Family Adventure Vacation
The itinerary — Rockies family adventure vacation:
From ambles around the famous Lake Louise to heli-hiking among mighty peaks, this journey encapsulates everything that’s great about a family adventure vacation to the Rockies. Whether your rabble includes young children, teens or grandparents, this journey is for you. Starting in Banff, Alberta, your tour begins with scenic drives, gondola ascents, and horseback rides — cowboy-style lasso lessons and steak cookouts included! You’ll also be staying at CMH Bugaboos, a spectacular mountain chalet. This marks the beginning of three days of fly-in hikes featuring phenomenal views. From alpine meadows to vertical clambers, expect rambles in the mountains that are just your speed. With all of this on offer, and more, unforgettable memories are never far away.
A family adventure vacation in the Canadian Rockies:
At Entrée Destinations, we know how families work, and that every family has different needs. Whether you have children who need to take things a little slower or teens who need to be kept engaged, we create trips that everyone will enjoy. We love our region, and it’s our pleasure to share it with you in a way that’s right for you. Peace of mind is important if you’re on a family adventure vacation to the Rockies, and that’s why we provide 24/7 travel support that you can rely on any time — we are by your side. All our itineraries are built from the ground up, this journey is a taster of what is possible. Download the full version to find out more, or click the Plan Your Trip button to start the planning process. Welcome to Canada!
*Price is based upon a family of two adults and two children under 12, peak season departure. The price listed is an estimate, based on the availability of room types and all service providers.
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1-2 | BANFF, AB
Upon your arrival at Calgary International Airport, you’ll pick up your rental car and enjoy a scenic two-hour drive west to Banff through the Kananaskis Region. Schedule permitting, take the Banff Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unobstructed views of Banff, the Bow Valley, and a 360 degree view of six different mountain ranges. Accommodations are at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in a Premium Room.
On your second day, explore the Banff region on your own. You could take a five minute drive into the Banff townsite or enjoy a dip in the nearby Banff Upper Hot Springs. In the evening you’ll saddle up for a horseback trail ride and steak cook-out. Test your cowboy skills and try your hand at roping. Accommodations are at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in a Premium Room.
3 | CMH BUGABOOS LODGE
Today you begin your three-day Heli-hiking adventure with a drive to the Bugaboos helipad for your quick flight to your Lodge in the Purcell Mountains. Once you’re settled in, take your first flight for an afternoon of guided hiking in and around deserted mountaintops of the British Columbia Rocky Mountains. Accommodations are at the CMH Bugaboos Lodge.
4-5 | CMH BUGABOOS LODGE
Each day, your helicopter will land yourself and your guide on a spectacular ridge. The views are breathtaking, and your expert guide will show you the way through glaciers, clear turquoise lakes, and steep mountain ridges. Exploring the Bugaboos, (a sub-range of the Purcell Mountains) you will learn about the various flora and fauna dotting the landscape. This is what a family adventure vacation to the Rockies is all about! Depending on your interests, you may embark on an all-day hike that covers a wide variety of terrain, or take a helicopter flight after lunch to a secluded alpine lake. Accommodations are at the CMH Bugaboos Lodge.
6 | JASPER, AB
After returning to the Bugaboos Helipad, you will drive north to Jasper through the Columbia Icefields Parkway. One of the most spectacular drives in the world, plan to make several stops along the way. Don’t miss the “Snocoach” tour onto the Athabasca Glacier, one of the principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield and the most visited glacier on the North American continent. Other highlights include the aquamarine Peyto Lake and Sunwapta Falls. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Whistler Cabin.
7 | JASPER, AB
Today enjoy a mild white-water rafting trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Heritage River for its scenic beauty and history of fur trade exploration. The afternoon is yours to explore, with an endless array of options to choose from! Visit the town of Jasper, take in a boat cruise on famous Maligne Lake, play a round of golf, or take an Ecotour safari in search of wildlife. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Whistler Cabin.
8-9 | LAKE LOUISE, AB
Today you will retrace your steps along the Icefields Parkway travelling south to Banff. Your destination is the turquoise Lake Louise, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”. Spend your afternoon exploring this beautiful region set within the Banff National Park, whether it be by canoe or on foot. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise in a Deluxe Lakeview Room.
From your base within the Banff National Park spend your ninth and final day in the Rockies at leisure. You may wish to stroll alpine meadows in search of wildflowers, explore the village of Lake Louise, or spot the robust population of wildlife. As Canada’s oldest national park, Banff is the home to grizzly bears, cougar, wolverine, bighorn sheep, and moose, among hundreds of bird species. Accommodations are at Fairmont Château Lake Louise in a Deluxe Lakeview Room.