Here is the secret most visitors on Canadian Rockies tours never understand. You don't have to go on a trek or sleep in a tent to experience the solitude of this awesome country away from the crowds. On this glorious Classic Journey, you enter into the heart of this remarkable landscape without ever giving up the creature comforts. Certainly, you'll see the essential sights like calendar-perfect Lake Louise. But we'll take you into whisper-quiet groves of lodgepole pines…arrange a guided walk onto the azure ice of an awesome glacier…offer the option of charging down Kicking Horse River on a raft…and put you in view of moose, elk or bighorn sheep (minus the camera-toting motorcoach groups). When we walk, we gravitate to gentle or moderate trails. For your comfort, we've arranged accommodations in gracious historic lodges and feasts on local specialties. The Cree used the word "Yoho"—an expression of awe—to describe this land. When you see it our way, we know you'll agree.
Canadian Rockies
Cultural Walking Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Picture yourself...
  • Marveling at glaciers and snow-capped peaks
  • Hiking spectacular gorges with rushing waterfalls
  • Sighting wildflowers and wildlife at every turn
  • Inns that are out of this world
    As on every Classic Journey, our Canadian Rockies adventure tours treat you to leisurely stays in the region’s most distinctive (and kid-friendly) lodgings.
    Travel solo in the best of company
    We welcome solo travel on our Canadian Rockies small group tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere.
    Itinerary at a glance
    We meet in Banff and launch our Canadian Rockies adventure with a walk in a spectacular limestone canyon lined with seven waterfalls. Then it's on to Lake Louise (3 nights) and our historic log lodge. A morning walk along the lake's shores captures the stunning views. We'll also discover sapphire-blue Moraine Lake, tucked into the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

    Crossing the Continental Divide, we pause for a walk to Takkakaw Falls, Canada's second highest waterfall. Later, at Emerald Lake, we settle in and prepare for options including rafting on the Kicking Horse River or a lakeside walk that includes a guide-led talk about the fossil-rich Burgess Shale.

    Icefields Parkway is one of the world's most scenic roads. En route to Jasper National Park (2 nights), we'll stop to explore Athabasca Glacier with our local glacier guide. From our historic lodge on the shores of Lac Beauvert, we'll have the chance to walk in wildlife-rich wilderness…or have time on your own to enjoy canoeing, fishing or horseback riding. We save time as well for a boat ride to Spirit Island in Maligne Lake and a visit to a lake with the unlikely sight of small icebergs calved from Angel Glacier. Taking the scenic route back to Banff, we stop amid meadows of alpine flowers.
    Canadian Rockies
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Starting Point: Canada, Banff Park Lodge–9:30 am
    Ending Point: Canada, Banff- downtown–4:00 pm
    Let us create a special departure or itinerary just for you.
    From our guide, Trevor:
    "On a recent trip we saw 2 grizzly bears, 2 black bears, sheep, deer and elk." The Canadian Rockies is teeming with wildlife and our local guides (real experts in adventure travel in luxury family vacations) introduce you to all the wonderful flora and fauna that this region has to offer.
    Our small groups offer more options
    Fewer guests give us more flexibility on our Canadian Rockies adventure. Travel in Canada with expert local guides and you enjoy alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.
    Tour Dates & Prices
    Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
    Jun 26-Jul 1, 2016$3695.00$795.00
    August 7-12, 2016$3795.00$795.00
    September 4-9, 2016$3795.00$795.00
    • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
    • Support vehicle(s)
    • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
    • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
    • Trip literature
    • All land transportation during the trip
    • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
    Canadian Rockies
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Arrange for 6-full paying friends to travel together and receive 25% off one trip.
    Post Hotel & Spa

    This family-owned chalet-style lodge was voted #1 resort in Canada by Travel + Leisure. It offers stunning views, award-winning cuisine and a 23,000-bottle wine cellar—one of the country's largest.

    Jasper Park Lodge

    Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1920's, this historic lodge is on the shores of Lac Beauvert. Picturesque paths connect the cedar chalets and heritage log cabins that house each of the charming guestrooms, decorated with country décor.

    Men for the Mountains -
    Sid Marty
    A classic by a native Albertan and park warden in the Canadian Rockies, this memoir captures the immense landscapes of Alberta and the rugged way of life in the West. First published in 1978.

    Canadian Rockies
    Cultural Walking Adventure
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    The Canadian Rockies is a mountain climate so while the weather is typically warm and sunny in the summer months, it can be quite unpredictable and may change drastically at any time. It often rains during the peak summer months and has even been known to snow.
    • Hikes up mountains and glacier. The expertise and professionalism of Christian and Ryan. These guys are terrific. They know their stuff, are eager to share it, and are considerate of all participants.
    • Very informative, more quiet mannered but he has a cute sense of humor. He's a kind and considerate person with tremendous knowledge to share. Patient & attentive to clients' needs.
    • Ryan oozes with enthusiasm to share his country's culture, history & environment. Patient & attentive to all clients along the various hikes.
    • That phone call to Classic Journeys provided me with a great vacation, new friends, good food, fantastic memories and many possibilities of future travel.
    • Classic Journeys excels in providing exceptional guides familiar with the local area.

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