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Canadian Rockies Active Escape Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • Canada

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!


Highlights

Hike in legendary national and provincial park settings, cycle among the towering Rockies, check out alpine wildlife, take in the views of some of the world's most impressive landscapes from comfortable lodgings.


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. National Park entrance fees. Hiking excursions. Scenic drive on Icefield Parkway. Bike tour from Jasper to Maligne Canyon. Wildlife viewing at Maligne Valley.


Accommodation

Comfort hotels/lodges (5 nts)


Meals Included

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners


Transport

Air
conditioned private touring van, hiking, bicycle.


About our Transportation

We use 15
passenger vans for up to 13 people plus the CEO/Driver for all our of our trips in North America. For groups of 8 and more travellers, we also use a trailer to carry luggage and camping equipment. These vans are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. Each van has a front passenger seat and 4 benches that will accommodate 3 people each. No standing is permitted in these vehicles, but there is air conditioning to cool things down on warm days and mandatory seat belts to us secure and safe. This is not a physically demanding journey. However, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and limited space in the van. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most clients feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience!


Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture
wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend the use of a duffel bag, soft bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day
pack (20
35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. NOTE: Mountains in Canadian Rockies and Alaska could have unpredictable weather with snow and heavy rain even in Summer time. Spring time could be snowy (until end of June) and fall season could start as soon as mid
August. Make sure you have equipment and clothing for all conditions!

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 a distinctly 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.

Push onto the Kananaskis country to Kananaskis Provincial Park. Kananaskis Country is a 4,000sq km (2,485.5 sq mi) multiple use area located in the foothills and mountains of the Canadian Rockies, west of Calgary. It is a diverse landscape including outstanding scenery, snow-caped mountains, abundant wildlife, and a distinctly cowboy feel. Make it into Banff at the end of the day.

Day 2 Banff/Jasper

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 a distinctly 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.

Push onto the Kananaskis country to Kananaskis Provincial Park. Kananaskis Country is a 4,000sq km (2,485.5 sq mi) multiple use area located in the foothills and mountains of the Canadian Rockies, west of Calgary. It is a diverse landscape including outstanding scenery, snow-caped mountains, abundant wildlife, and a distinctly cowboy feel. Make it into Banff at the end of the day.

Day 3 Jasper

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 a distinctly 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.

Push onto the Kananaskis country to Kananaskis Provincial Park. Kananaskis Country is a 4,000sq km (2,485.5 sq mi) multiple use area located in the foothills and mountains of the Canadian Rockies, west of Calgary. It is a diverse landscape including outstanding scenery, snow-caped mountains, abundant wildlife, and a distinctly cowboy feel. Make it into Banff at the end of the day.

Day 4 Jasper/Lake Louise

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 a distinctly 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.

Push onto the Kananaskis country to Kananaskis Provincial Park. Kananaskis Country is a 4,000sq km (2,485.5 sq mi) multiple use area located in the foothills and mountains of the Canadian Rockies, west of Calgary. It is a diverse landscape including outstanding scenery, snow-caped mountains, abundant wildlife, and a distinctly cowboy feel. Make it into Banff at the end of the day.

Day 5 Lake Louise

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 a distinctly 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.

Push onto the Kananaskis country to Kananaskis Provincial Park. Kananaskis Country is a 4,000sq km (2,485.5 sq mi) multiple use area located in the foothills and mountains of the Canadian Rockies, west of Calgary. It is a diverse landscape including outstanding scenery, snow-caped mountains, abundant wildlife, and a distinctly cowboy feel. Make it into Banff at the end of the day.

Day 6 Lake Louise/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 a distinctly 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.

Push onto the Kananaskis country to Kananaskis Provincial Park. Kananaskis Country is a 4,000sq km (2,485.5 sq mi) multiple use area located in the foothills and mountains of the Canadian Rockies, west of Calgary. It is a diverse landscape including outstanding scenery, snow-caped mountains, abundant wildlife, and a distinctly cowboy feel. Make it into Banff at the end of the day.

Details

Duration: 6 Days

Trip Style: Active

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 4 - Demanding

Group Size Notes: Max:



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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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