There's a lot that goes into planning a trip. We've thought of everything for you, including activities, meals and accomodations. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, so please, don't hesitate to get in touch!
Please call 403-242-8725 or email us at
To secure your spot on the Big Banff & Lake Louise 8-Day Multi-Sport Adventure, a transferable, non-refundable deposit is required. A link will be provided upon booking.
Full Payment is required 45 days prior to trip departure.
Cancellations any time prior to 45 days before departure will receive a full refund. Cancellations 44-30 days prior to departure will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations 29-1 day prior to departure will not be refunded.
Arrive in Calgary at your leisure, then check into the Residence Hotel. A free shuttle will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your comfortable room. Get a good night's sleep, because tomorrow the adventure begins!
Welcome to the Canadian Rockies! First stop: Lake Louise, Alberta. We’ll take in the lake views, then go for a short hike. The village of Lake Louise sits just below world-famous Chateau Lake Louise on the shores of its namesake. We’ll have dinner in the hotel this evening, then go over all the fabulous adventures to come!
Today we will make our way North to Jasper National Park. We’ll visit the Columbia Icefield, which is the largest mass of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Walking on the Athabasca glacier, one of 30 glaciers born of the icefield, is a unique experience. We’ll wear ice crampons to give us grip as we explore the glacier from its toe, and cover approximately 3 miles and 650 feet of elevation gain. On the way up from Lake Louise, we’ll make several stops at scenic emerald coloured lakes and waterfalls, all fed by glaciers hanging high above the valley floor. The day will finish with a delicious dinner in Lake Louise and a comfortable sleep in the Lake Louise Inn.
Hike on one of the world's premier trails! Moraine Lake is nestled in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and offers views that have to be seen to be believed. Your friends back home will think you photoshopped the colour of the water, but it's all natural! We will make our way up to Larch Valley, a hanging valley above Moraine Lake. The trail snakes its way through sub alpine forests, then breaks out into the unique larch trees that give the valley its name. We’ll hike above the treeline, then make our way to Sentinel Pass, which sits at 9400 feet above sea level. The views from here are indescribable. In total, we will cover 7 miles and gain about 2500 feet of elevation. We will make our way to Kananaskis Village following the hike, where a warm meal and bed await our arrival.
Wake up to the Eastern Slopes of the Canadian Rockies in Kananaskis Country, an area of Provincial Parks and protected areas south of Banff National Park. We will explore the area on E-assisted mountain bikes as we wind our way through single and double track trails, along tranquil creeks and pine forests. Mountain biking is exhilarating, so what better way to relax afterward than a 1 hour massage and dip in the outdoor hydrotherapy pools and saunas of Kananaskis Nordic Spa*? Spend as much time as you please in the healing waters and enjoy the onsite Two Trees Bistro for dinner at your own leisure. If the spa isn’t your style, not to worry! Instead, take a 4km (2.5 mile) hike to Troll Falls.
* The Kananaskis Nordic Spa experience is optional for an additional cost.
Say farewell to Kananaskis Country. After breakfast we’ll transfer to Banff. But first, some white water rafting on the Bow River! Horseshoe Canyon creates thrilling class 3 and 4 rapids, and there’s an optional cliff jump. The views from the raft are tough to beat. We’ll head into Canmore after rafting for lunch, then make our way to Banff. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the town at your own pace. There’s plenty to see; including museums, shops and an endless list of fantastic dining establishments. Dinner is on your own tonight, and you won’t be disappointed by the Banff food scene.
Banff, Alberta is a bustling little town nestled in the Bow Valley of the Canadian Rockies. In the early 1900s, the town was nothing more than a railway station and staff accommodation for the magnificent Banff Springs Hotel on the hill. Today it is the adventure and cultural hub of the national park. The town and surrounding area are best viewed from above, so today we will be getting high up on Mount Norquay on the Via Ferrata. We’ll climb ladders, cross suspension bridges and wonder at the incredible landscape below.
The Canadian Rockies seemingly go on forever as you gaze out onto the sea
of peaks in every direction. Following the Via Ferrata, you have the option to visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs outdoor hot pool, or check out the Banff Springs Hotel, also known as the Castle of the Rockies! A 20 minute walk from the hotel will take you past stunning Bow Falls and into the Banff townsite. Later, we’ll meet up for our final dinner together.
Say farewell to your guides over breakfast. All great trips must come to an end. After breakfast we will transfer you back to Calgary, either to the airport or your next hotel. We miss you already!
A professional guide and driver
5 double occupancy rooms, 2 single occupancy rooms available at each location
Private group transportation throughout
Gratuities for all hotel & wait staff (non Big-Nature)
Water and snacks
Admission to National Parks and fees for activities outlined in the itinerary
Yourself (flights not included)
Extra nights at any of the hotels
A cash gratuity for the Big Nature guides is always appreciated!
NOTE: a detailed packing list will be provided upon booking
Temperatures ranging from 5°-30°C
High sun exposure (bring a hat!)
Rain and possible snow