Itinerary at a glance
Our Rockies family vacation meets in Banff where we visit seven waterfalls and have a picnic in the forest. While the adults leave our historic log lodge for a gorgeous walk around Lake Louise (3 nights), the kids are with a local interpretive guide who meets them at the top of a gondola ride across the lake. After crossing the Continental Divide, we take a short walk together to Canada's second highest waterfall. Afternoon options at Emerald Lake include river rafting or the chance to spend time with a guide who talks about dinosaur fossils in the Burgess Shale.
En route to Jasper National Park (2 nights), an expert local guide takes us onto a huge glacier to explore. On an afternoon off, your family can canoe, fish or just relax. We've also scheduled a horseback ride that is a highlight for the kids, while the adults enjoy a scenic walk to see icebergs calved from Cavell Glacier. Our final dinner together precedes a lakeside campfire.