Banff Alberta Family Adventure vacations
  • 6 days / 5 nights
  • Next Departure: Aug 25, 2019
  • From $3,098.00 / person
  • ($680.00 single supplement)

Alberta: Banff Hike Adventure

Explore the jewels of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies on this six-day hiking adventure. Trek under the shadow of dizzying snow-capped peaks, walk high up in flower-dotted alpine meadows with unobstructed panoramic views of the Rockies, and even strap on a pair of crampons for a jaunt across a glacier. Banff National Park – Canada’s first national park – is one of the world’s premiere destinations, spanning a region of unparalleled majestic mountain scenery. We can’t wait to share it with you!

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  • New Trips of 2019!
  • Hiking Vacations
  • North America Vacations
  • Adult only
  • Hiking
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Cultural/History

Activity Level: Moderately Easy (2)

About
This Tour
Join us at the top of the world in this six-day journey into Banff National Park. You’ll experience the Canadian wilderness as you trek alongside colossal, jagged peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, alpine meadows and countless species of wildlife. Uncover a renewed passion for nature that will leave you with a profound sense of awe. During this hiking trip of a lifetime, you’ll discover why Banff is a world premiere destination.
  • Discover what makes Banff one of Canada’s premiere destination as you hike along turquoise lakes and explore Chateau Lake Louise
  • Strap on a pair of crampons and grab some walking sticks as you trek over one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world
  • Surround yourself with some of the Rockies’ highest peaks as you float into the clouds on a gondola ride to Sunshine Meadows
  • Learn about the ecosystems of the world above tree line as you explore this natural garden of jaw-dropping turquoise lakes, ancient glaciers, and vast valleys
  • Browse the internationally-acclaimed shops and galleries of Banff
   
Austin Adventures - Banff - Alberta Trip
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The guides were fantastic and very flexible. I had a great time- money well spent!

Tessa J St Louis Park, MN

Best vacation experience ever. Having my trip planned for me so I could just sit back and relax was the best choice.


Amy L. San Diego, CA

Itinerary
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Tour Itinerary

6 days / 5 nights

Calgary, Alberta (YYC)

Day 1: Calgary / Banff National Park / Yoho National Park / Golden
Austin Adventures - Lake Louise - Alberta Trip
Meals Included:  L, D
Pick-up in Calgary before we make our way to Banff National Park. After a welcome meeting, we stop off at Lake Louise to ooh and ahh over this world famous turquoise lake and its soaring mountainous backdrop, including the beautiful Victoria Glacier. This afternoon, we drive towards Golden, British Columbia, stopping off along the way to hike around the exquisite Emerald Lake area and to Takakkaw Falls. Dinner and overnight in Golden.

About Baker Creek Chalets

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: Sentinel Pass
Hiking around Moraine Lake Banff Alberta Canadian Rockies Family vacation packages
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. Once you’ve made it to the top of the pass, give yourself a much deserved pat on the back, find a comfortable spot and delight in the feeling of being at the top of the world. Enjoy an amazing meal at Truffle Pigs tonight, a guide favorite!
Day 3: Athabasca Glacier
Austin Adventures - Banff Glacier - Alberta Vacation
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Wake up early today for a world-class journey along the Icefields Parkway offering views of a vast wilderness of pristine mountain lakes, ancient glaciers and broad sweeping valleys. Arrive at Athabasca Glacier, one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, 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 : Sunshine Meadows
Baker Creek Banff National Park Alberta Canada Family Vacation Packages
Meals Included:  B, L
Today we spend an entire day hiking one of the most stunning alpine settings in the Canadian Rockies. We begin our day with a gondola ride up to Sunshine Meadows where we’ll trek through an incredible landscape surrounded by some of the Rockies’ highest peaks. Take in unobstructed, panoramic views as our high alpine trail winds its way past waterfalls, lakes and flower-gorged meadows. You’ll learn all about the wildlife, vegetation and ecosystem of the world above tree line as you explore this high elevation natural garden with your knowledgeable guide. Shuttle to Banff and enjoy a night on your own exploring this fun town.
Day 5: Kananaskis / Ptarmigan Cirque / Banff
Austin Adventure - Banff - Alberta Vacation
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Our journey today brings us to Ptarmigan Cirque in Kananaskis Country. The steep trail leads to fragile alpine meadows with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Pause for a lunch at a photo-worthy viewpoint before continuing your exploration of this wonderful high mountain bowl. Our farewell dinner will be served at the Evergreen Restaurant at the lodge tonight

About Delta 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 6: Johnson Lake / Calgary
Austin Adventures - Banff - Alberta Vacation
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
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  • 6 days / 5 nights
  • Next Departure: Aug 25, 2019
  • From $3,098.00 / person
  • ($680.00 single supplement)

Confirmed Departures

  • Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
  • Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019

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Additional Trip Information

Arrival & Departures

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: 5 to 10 mile hikes, moderate to strenuous terrain. Discovery:  Spot as many different types of wildlife as you can in Banff National Park; grizzly bears, elk, and bighorn sheep are just some of the animals that frequent the area. Discover why the world-renowned Icefields Parkway is rated as one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. Hike with a bird’s eye view from Sentinel Pass. Expand your mind as you learn about how the mountains were carved and shaped by glaciers.  In your cozy bed at your home away from home, recognize why Baker Creek Chalet received the Banff Heritage Tourism Award for authentic mountain lodging. Take in the views of Lake Louise while your guides educate as to why the lake is really that blue.   Learn the ins and outs of glacier trekking as you strap on crampons to make your way up the icy surface of Athabasca Glacier. See how many different kinds of flowers you can spot in one of the most stunning alpine settings in the Canadian Rockies at Sunshine Meadows. Come discover for yourself this place they call Wild Rose Country.Austin Adventures guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions, and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you. 

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 itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price. Included in the Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions.
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Any 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 the Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
Pre-departure Information After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.
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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:
The guides were fantastic and very flexible. I had a great time- money well spent!     ” Tessa J, St Louis Park, MN
Austin Adventures planned everything to a "T". I could NEVER have planned and executed this trip on my own. There were so many extra touches. ” Cathy G., Baltimore, MD
Your team outdid themselves!  I told them all that, through 34 years of my travels as an adult, they were the best guides (and concierge, bellmen, chefs, drivers, etc.) that I had ever experienced.   ” John Hutchins,
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More reasons to discover British Columbia
  • 1. World-class hiking: Sentinel Pass is one of Banff’s top-rated hikes. Discover that “top of the world” feeling you’ll get as you look down at the blue waters of Moraine Lake at the top of the pass.
  • 2. The gondola: The Banff Gondola will provide you with an unforgettable mountaintop experience as you float by unobstructed, panoramic views of the dramatic mountainscape: majestic waterfalls, eye-popping wildflowers, and pristine lakes.
  • 3. The wildlife: Spot as many different types of wildlife as you can in Banff National Park; grizzly bears, elk, and bighorn sheep are just some of the animals that frequent the area.
  • 4. The solitude: On our Banff tour, you'll often be the only humans in sight for hours on end.
  • 5. The drive: the world-renowned Icefields Parkway is a long, winding road rated as one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveler.
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