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, cycle to Maligne Canyon, 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. The only limits on this trip is group size ,“ you don,™t want to be slowed down by a large group ,“ so dream big and get active!
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)
Comfort hotels/lodges (5 nts)
Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking, bicycle.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.
Day 1 Calgary (1L, 1D)
Arrive early on Day 1 to meet the group and enjoy a quick tour of Calgary before pushing onto 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 (1B, 1L)
Enjoy views from Icefields Parkway en route to Jasper. Stop to enjoy scenery of forests, mountains, turquoise lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers. Hike on Parker Ridge and Bow Falls. Enjoy lunch in the Canadian Rockies.
Day 3 Jasper (1B, 1L)
Morning cycle to Maligne Canyon, 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 (1B, 1L)
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 and then onto the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail 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 (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a day of hiking and adventure in spectacular Yoho NP. Visit Takakkaw Falls and then on to Emerald Lake.
Day 6 Calgary (1B)
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 our adventure ends at approx 5pm.