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Canadian National Parks Family Adventure

8 days,Calgary to Calgary

Visit some of Canada's most impressive scenery, enjoy the hoodoo rock formations and views around Banff, raft on clear blue rivers, hike in beautiful unspoiled scenery


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Collectively, the national parks of Canada’s great western frontier are a massive all-natural amusement park (minus the bad fair food, of course). This eight-day stint will get your family nice and familiar with this majestic land as you hike, raft and horseback ride across it. Check out the curious hoodoo rock formations in Banff, hike Jasper’s gorgeous canyons, visit the Grizzly Bear Reserve in Kicking Horse and marvel at the splendour of nature in Kananaskis. Experience quintessential Canada: true, strong and free.

What's Included

  • Hiking in Johnson Canyon. Whitewater rafting on Kananaskis River. Visit Takkakkaw Falls. Explore Columbia Icefield on a Snowcoach.
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner (Allow USD250-350 per person for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (7 nts)
  • Private van, bus
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 12

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Just because you’ve settled down and had kids doesn’t mean your adventuring days are through. Family trips open up the world of adventure travel to kids age four and up by letting them experience their planet on their own terms.

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Day 1 Calgary

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Banff (1B,1L)

Enjoy a hike at Tunnel Mountain. Explore the hoodoos (thin rock spires) and see the wildlife around Lake Minnewanka and Banff.

Day 3 Banff (1B)

Free morning for hikes or optional activities such as taking a ride in a gondola or visiting the local hot springs. In the afternoon, embark on a half-day rafting trip on the Kananaskis River.

Day 4 Jasper (1B,1L)

Hike the trail through Johnston Canyon, explore the Icefield Parkway and Snowcoach Icefield Explorer. Stop at Peyto Lake and Athabasca Falls before spending the night in Jasper.

Day 5 Jasper (1B)

Explore Maligne Canyon while wandering the trails. Free afternoon for small hikes or optional activities such as a cruise on Maligne Lake, horseback riding or whitewater rafting on the Athabasca River.

Day 6 Lake Louise (1B,1L)

Drive on the Icefield Parkway and visit the Grizzly Reserve at Kicking Horse Mountain. Stop at Takkakkaw Falls before overnighting in the scenic area of Lake Louise.

Day 7 Kananaskis (1B,1D)

Morning walk on the Lakeshore Trail (Lake Louise) or along the Agnes Lake Trail. Visit Moraine Lake.

Day 8 Calgary (1B)

Free morning to enjoy Kananaskis parks and your choice of optional activities: rent a canoe or a bike, horseback riding, helicopter scenic flight. Afternoon transfer back to Calgary. Trip ends at 4pm.