Alberta
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jul 02, 2017
  • From $2,998 / person
  • ($680 single supplement) Children: $2,398 to $2,698

Banff Family Vacation Package

Pack your kids and sense of adventure for this nonstop-action family journey through the Canadian Rockies with our Banff Family Vacation Package. Join our expert guides and discover the breathtaking panoramas of snow-clad peaks, crystalline glacial lakes and different species of wildlife in Banff and Jasper National Parks. Glacier-trek, hike, bike and whitewater raft your way through the pristine wilderness of “Wild Rose Country” on this stress-free, all-inclusive Alberta vacation package featuring Austin’s best-in-class, award-winning standard for adventure travel and our signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service. At the end of these fun-filled days, relax in a soothing whirlpool or curl up with a book by the distinctive Rundle Rock fireplace at one of our cozy lodges before indulging in some of Western Canada’s tastiest gourmet cuisine. In the evenings, kick back with the family, recounting how many elk, bear and eagles you spied and laughing about the endless memories you’ve created on this unforgettable family trip-of-a-lifetime.

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  • Family Vacations
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Paddling

Activity Level: Moderate

About
This Tour

With glacier hikes, river rafting and backcountry biking, this six-day Canadian Rockies adventure through Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise brings out the kid in everyone. Our exclusive, custom itinerary Banff Family Vacation Package crafted by the experts of best-in-class travel ensures that you enjoy the perfect balance of adventure and luxury and can simply hang out with kids, focusing on creating memories to last a lifetime, while we handle the details. Trust us - this is one for the books!

  • Tackle the playful whitewater rapids of the Kicking Horse River
  • Cross an avalanche slope keeping an eye out for caribou, moose, mountain goats and bighorn sheep
  • Strap on a pair of crampons and trek across Athabasca Glacier with a local expert
  • Keep your eyes peeled for wolves, elk and bighorn sheep on a bike ride along the Bow Valley Parkway
  • Explore limestone potholes and plunging waterfalls on a hike through Johnston Canyon
  • Hike from the pristine shores of Moraine Lake to Consolation Lake, soaking up the spectacular snow-capped Rocky Mountain scenery along the way
  • Kick back after a savory dinner listening to the gurgle of Baker Creek from the porch of your cozy mountain chalet

Very well run. We loved the leaders. They were well-organized & accommodating to our every need. Thank you for providing an amazing experience for our family!! We really, really loved it. So memorable!

Steve J Newton, MA

Great trip! Well planned and executed yet enough flexibility to accommodate needs of group.

Kyle H Millburn, NJ

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Calgary, Alberta (YYC)

Day 1: Calgary / Kananaskis Valley
Banff Family vacations
Meals Included:  L, D

Early morning pick-ups in Calgary • After a short welcome meeting, loosen up with your first bike ride via the Bill Milne bike path • Cycle through scenery so stunning it has been the backdrop in many recent Hollywood movies • While shuttling towards your accommodation, stopover at Silverton Falls for a quick stretch of your legs while taking in a beautiful waterfall • Dinner tonight will be served at the Baker Creek Bistro • Relax for the rest of the evening at Baker Creek Chalet, your home for the next three nights

About Baker Creek Chalet
Nestled in a peaceful wooded setting, beside Baker Creek, this lodge and cabins blend magically into their surroundings, far from the bustle of Lake Louise.

Baker Creek is an intimate casual mountain resort consisting of log chalets, lodge suites, Bistro restaurant and a Heritage Executive Conference Centre. It is family owned and operated year round.

Baker Creek is the perfect central location to explore mountain lakes, drive, hike, bike, snowshoe, cross-country ski, downhill ski or just relax surrounded by some of the most famous scenery in the world.

Day 2: Moraine Lake / Consolation Lakes
Moraine Lake / Consolation Lakes
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Embark on a full-day hike over Sentinel Pass, rated one of the top hikes in Banff • Ascend from turquoise Moraine Lake past larch trees and alpine meadows to a delicious lunch • Take in spectacular vistas of Paradise Valley from nearly 8,900 feet atop the pass • Enjoy an amazing meal at Truffle Pigs tonight

Day 3: Athabasca Glacier / Jasper National Park
Athabasca Glacier / Jasper National Park
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Wake up early today for a scenic morning drive along the Icefield Parkway past numerous ice fields and glaciers • Arrive at Athabasca Glacier on the edge of Jasper National Park, where you’re outfitted in crampons and walking sticks • Spend the day hiking the glacier alongside a mountain guide, learning about its formation and the powerful way it shapes the land • Shuttle back to the Baker Creek Chalets for some R&R before tonight’s dinner

Day 4: Plain of 6 Glaciers / Lake Louise
Plain of 6 Glaciers / Lake Louise
Meals Included:  B, L

Today will offer you an amazing all-day hike • One of the most classic hikes in Banff, the Plain of 6 Glaciers hike beyond Lake Louise offers a variety of breathtaking sights, including several different glaciers at the trail’s end • After your spectacular day, enjoy dinner at a local’s favorite as you explore Banff on your own this evening • Your home for the next two nights will be the beautiful Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

About Banff Royal Canadian Lodge
Located in the heart of the mountain town, Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is the quintessential Canadian lodge, with a distinctive Rundle Rock fireplace and walls covered in Canadian artwork.

The rooms are elegantly appointed with custom-made Canadian furnishings and Canadian artwork. The oversized bathrooms have an Alberta granite topped vanity and full bathtub and shower. Considered one of Canada's premiere national parks, Banff National Park has been designated a World Heritage Site, renowned for its majestic mountain ranges, and pristine mountain lakes and forests.

The Town of Banff is a sophisticated mountain resort featuring excellent shopping opportunities, diverse dining, and fun nightlife spots.

Day 5: Banff Springs / Kananaskis River
Banff Springs / Kananaskis River
Meals Included:  B, L, D

This morning, jump back on your bike and enjoy a ride around the stunning Banff Springs Golf Course, nestled at the foot of the Canadian Rockies • An amazing picnic made by your guides will fuel you up for an afternoon of rafting! • Load into rafts and paddle the exciting class II and III whitewater of the Kananaskis River • Our farewell dinner will be served at the Evergreen Restaurant at the lodge tonight

Day 6: Sundance Canyon / Calgary
Sundance Canyon / Calgary
Meals Included:  B

A short shuttle will bring us to our trailhead where we will have time for one more hike around Johnson Lake • Shuttle back to Calgary to be dropped off at the airport or your hotel for your departure home

** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jul 02, 2017
  • From $2,998 / person
  • ($680 single supplement) Children: $2,398 to $2,698

Confirmed Departures

  • Jul 2, 2017
  • Jul 9, 2017
  • Jul 23, 2017
  • Aug 6, 2017
  • Aug 13, 2017
  • Aug 20, 2017

Recommended Travel Months

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Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your trip departure.
  • Day one of your itinerary starts at 8:00 or 8:20 am, depending on your hotel.
  • Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Calgary airport (1:00 pm) or your Calgary hotel (1:30 pm).
Activities
  • Hiking: 3 to 10 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain.
  • Biking: 5 to 20 miles, easy to moderate terrain.
  • Whitewater rafting: Class I-III rapids, no experience necessary.
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions, except one dinner on your own, are included as indicated by the itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, except one dinner on own your own, refreshments and receptions.
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment, all safe and well maintained.
  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • One dinner on your own.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
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Testimonials
Testimonials

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

Very well run. We loved the leaders. They were well-organized & accommodating to our every need. Thank you for providing an amazing experience for our family!! We really, really loved it. So memorable!

Steve J, Newton, MA

By far the best family experience we have ever had on vacation!

Carlos O, Miami, FL

What a beautiful destination for a mid-summer adventure. Created some unforgettable moments, made better as shared with my daughter.

Kendra S, De Pere, WI

Everyone had a fantastic time! Thank you!!

Christine C, Manchester, MA

Top notch service, where guest expectations are consistently exceeded

Deb R, Jenison, MI

Very enjoyable. Everything was taken care of, all we had to do was relax and enjoy the activities and scenery

Melanie K, Fallbrook, CA
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A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
  • 1. The Kananaskis River race course rapids: jump in the water part way through your rafting trip and tackle the playful rapids in your life jacket.
  • 2. Glacier treks on the Athabasca Glacier: a trek along this beautiful glacier in Jasper National Park is sure to leave you with a memory that will last life time with our Banff Family Vacation Package.
  • 3. Sentinel Pass: this extraordinary pass in the Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful hikes in the world.
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With accommodations like the Banff Royal Canadian Lodge, indulge in ultimate relaxation and the best gourmet dining in Alberta.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: from getting your kids stoked on nature to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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