Embark on a high-altitude adventure. Explore the meandering roadways, forested walking paths and spirited waterways of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Cycle along the most spectacular parkway in the country, lined with dazzling snow-capped peaks and abundant wildlife. Retreat to the peace and tranquility of the walking trail as you discover stunning mountain passes rising from the shores of iridescent blue lakes. Feel the energy of the living landscape as you paddle the glacier-fed waters clear enough to reflect the wooded slopes around you. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the ancient rocky landscape by day, and enjoy the luxurious comfort of mountain lodges at night. The magnificence of these dramatic surroundings will leave an impression that is bound to last a lifetime.
Banff, AB, Canada
Lake Minnewanka, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Kicking Horse River
Kicking Horse River, Columbia-Shuswap A, BC, Canada
Lake Louise, AB, Canada
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
4 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
White-water rafting instruction and excursion
Transfers to trailheads
Detailed route instructions & maps
GPS data of the route
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Classic Accommodation: CAD $1,950*
Single Supplement: CAD $500*
Luxe Accommodation: CAD $2,350*
Single Supplement: CAD $700*
*Price per person before tax. Alberta applies a 5% GST.
Hybrid or Racing Bikes: CAD$200
E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.
Arrival in Banff. First settled in 1888, this historic resort town has been a magnet for visitors for it’s mountainous surroundings, hot springs, and vibrant town center. Our Area Manager will meet you on your arrival and give you some suggestions on what to see and do here. If time allows on your arrival day, we suggest an easy hike to Johnson Lake.
Hike Distance: 3km, elevation gain minimal.*
Pedal the scenic network of roads around Banff – exploring Tunnel Mountain and the weirdly shaped Hoodoos. Add on a loop up to Lake Minnewanka, one of the largest and deepest lakes in the Rockies. Once known as Devil’s Lake or Cannibal Lake, Minnewanka is the site of many ghostly occurrences in native legends.
Ride Distance: 46 km, elevation gain 470 m or 51 km, gain 286 m.*
Kicking Horse River
Experience the thrill of whitewater paddling as you are picked up from your accommodation for a day of instruction and excitement on one of Canada’s premier whitewater rivers. Feel yourself whisked downstream by the power of the Kicking Horse River as it carves a path through the rugged wilderness. After the day’s adventure, you will be transferred to your wonderful accommodation near the stunning Lake Louise.
Whitewater rafting: 20 km.*
You have a number of choices today to explore the staggeringly beautiful scenery of Lake Louise. Step out of your lodge and begin with a hike to the highest teahouse in Canada, hidden in a picturesque alpine valley. Take in the Plain of Six Glaciers and the Beehive formations. You could also take a canoe onto the lake to enjoy a leisurely paddle on the crystalline Lake Louise. Perhaps choose to transfer to the quieter Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks for some peaceful time at this hidden gem.
Hike Distance: 17 km, elevation gain 500 m.*
Take a final stroll through the unforgettable landscape of Lake Louise before your transfer arrives to return you to Banff and onward to home or your next adventure.
(Extra: extend your vacation by spending an extra night or two in Banff or Lake Louise)
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen/available for specific departure.
Nestled on the side of Tunnel Mountain and just five minutes from downtown, Banff Centre hotel features newly renovated rooms and breathtaking vistas.
Nestled in a forest with tremendous views, it feels secluded, yet is a scenic five-minute walk from a variety of services and shopping. Guests can visit the whirlpool and steam room area to relax.
The main lodge complements its natural setting with square timber, post and beam construction and high open ceilings. The decor boasts old-world craftsmanship and a simple, elegant design.
Lake Louise is only a few minutes walk from this rustic inn; after a day of activities, enjoy the rooftop hot tub with a dazzling Victoria Glacier view. The dining room is one of the best in the region.