Canadian Rockies Active Escape

Active, Calgary to Calgary

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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!

What’s included

  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hiking excursions
  • Scenic drive on Icefield Parkway
  • Bike tour from Jasper to Maligne Canyon
  • Wildlife viewing at Maligne Valley

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Calgary (1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Orientation Walk Chester Lake Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 2 Banff/Jasper (1B, 1L) Transfer onto the celebrated Icefield Parkway to Jasper. Along the 300km (186.4 mi) ride, a spectacle unfolds before our eyes: lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades, and humbling glaciers. Numerous stops will be planned along the way for photos, observation, and wildlife encounters. We reach our destination later in the day. Welcome to Jasper! Enjoy free time in the village and group dinner in a local restaurant or pub (dinner not included). Included Activities: Parker Ridge Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 290km)
Day 3 Jasper (1B, 1L) In the morning, pick up our bikes for a morning ride to Maligne Canyon. Head back to Jasper at end of day. On good days we can observe elk, moose, bears, and even the elusive wolf! Included Activities: Cycling Jasper to Maligne Canyon Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 100km)
Day 4 Jasper/Lake Louise (1B, 1L) Back on the Icefield parkway we stop at Athabaska Glacier and Columbia Icefield. In Lake Louise, take time to savour the emerald blue waters and breathtaking scenery. Tea anyone? Let’s walk to the Lake Agnès tea house. Others can walk down the easy trail to the lake's waterfront and opt to rent a canoe or relax on Chateau Lake Louise’s terrace. Included Activities: Lake Agnes Tea House Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-10.00 hours)
Day 5 Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit and hike in Yoho National Park. It's a day of adventure, hiking, and fun! In the evening, head back to the lodge. Included Activities: Yoho National Park Hike Takkakaw Falls Visit Emerald Lake Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 150km)
Day 6 Lake Louise/Calgary (1B) It's our last day in the Canadian Rockies. Have a delicious lunch in Banff. Enjoy free time in Banff for some optional activities, such as biking, canoeing, rafting, and more. Drive back to Calgary where our adventure ends at approx 5pm. Included Activities: Moraine Lake Walk Johnston Canyon Hike Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 250km)
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