Nature escape in the Canadian Rockies

At the border between Alberta and British Colombia, there are wonderful hiking trails waiting after you. In mountains or glaciers trails or in the morning fresh wood. It’s a colorfull adventure which is offer to you. Moreover, you will have the chance to see all animals of these area in the middle of this beautiful nature. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Calgary

    Calgary Accueil à l'aéroport et transfert à l'hôtel dans le centre de Calgary.

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 2 Calgary - Banff National Park

    Calgary - Banff National Park Visit Calgary, small west town between the Rockies and the plains and famous for its rodeo festival. In the morning , transfer to Banff. Half- day hike to the discovery of Johnson Canyon and Falls. This footpath allows a good warm-up for future hikes. Installation to the camping in Banff in the end of the afternoon. (L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 3 Banff National Park

    Discovery of the charming Banff’s Town. Surrounded by Rundle and Cascade Mountains, we go to Cirque C trail to admire the Lake Minnewanka. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 4 Banff National Park- Lake Louise

    Wonderful hiking around Lake Louise on the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail. At the end of the day, Rest in the tearoom near the Victoria Glacier. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 5 Banff - Kootenay National Park

    Banff - Kootenay National Park On thev Road to Kootenay National Park in the heart of the West Canadian Rockies. Discovery walk from Marble Canyon and Painted Pot. First Nations have discovered the natural ocher in small streams flowing through the Vermilion plain where today the Kootenay Park is. They mixed the red clay of fish oil or from animal fat and used it to paint their bodies, embellish their clothes and tipis or make drawings on the rock. Installation to the camping of the park. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 6 Kootenay National Park

    Morning hike on the Kimpton Creek trail, in the forest with a little freshness during hot summer days. Located in British Columbia, Kootenay National Park is the only park in the Canadian Rockies to host both the glaciers covered peaks of the Continental Divide and semi-arid grasslands of the Columbia Valley. Optional, relaxation in Radium Hot Springs in the afternoon. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 7 Kootenay - Yoho - Golden

    Kootenay - Yoho - Golden Road to Yoho Park. Hiking Trails on the Emerald Lake. Optional afternoon , possibility to take part in a rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River. Installation to a hostel in Golden for 2 nights. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Youth Hostel

  • Day 8 Yoho National Park

    departure to Yoho National Park. Ride the falls Takkakaw second highest waterfalls in Canada (254 meters) flowing from Daly Glacier. Back to Golden in the late afternoon. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Youth Hostel

  • Day 9 Golden - Icefield Parkway - Jasper

    Golden - Icefield Parkway - Jasper By Van, we’ll travel the famous road "Icefield Parkway" toward Jasper. Along the way we cross the line of the watershed to Kicking Horse Pass: any rain flowing to the east of this imaginary line empties into the Atlantic Ocean and west, the Pacific Ocean. Many lakes, glaciers, forest, waterfalls and mountain passes are linked along the 250 km route. From the road, we will certainly have the chance to see elk, black bears and mountain goats. Installation to the camping in the late afternoon in Jasper Park for 3 nights. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 10 Jasper National Park

    Jasper National Park Walking tour of the subalpine and alpine meadows. We admire the sublime Angel Glacier. By late afternoon, possibility to participate in a horseback excursion in the park. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 11 Jasper National Park - Lake Maligne

    Jasper National Park - Lake Maligne Direction Maligne Lake that extends into the hollow of an old glacial valley. We perform a hike in the Maligne Canyon where we observe gorges, waterfalls and fossils. Then hike around Maligne Lake in the heart of the alpine meadows. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 12 Jasper National Park - Canmore

    Road through the Icefields Parkway to reach Canmore. Possibility to found walk trails on the road. Stop in Banff or Canmore and free time to buy souvenirs. Installation at the hotel for 1 night. (B)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 13 Return flight

    Back in Calgary, return of the rental vehicle at the airport.

Dates & prices

Departures for French-speaking groups:

No departure for now

Trip code: USACD

Notes

The cost includes:


· Transportation in passenger van
· Camping gear (except sleeping bag)
· Hard-foam mattress
· Admission to the National Parks
· Camping fees
· Services of a guide
· 12 nights accommodation including 8 in camping
· 30 meals
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


· Air travel
· Personal expenses
· Alcoholic beverages
· Non-included meals
· Shower in some camping
· Tips
· Sleeping bag

Practical info