Explore the stunning scenery of the majestic Canadian Rockies of Alberta. This adventure trip journeys from the cowboy city of Calgary to the high alpine vistas of The Ice Fields Parkway. Experience the must see of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise while getting off the beaten track on a Multi-Sport day in Mt Robson. The selected day hikes on this trip will have you taking in the postcard landscapes of majestic snow-capped peaks, and brilliant turquoise waters of the many glacial fed lakes. If you’ve dreamed of experiencing these iconic mountains, this trip will have you deep within the best scenery on foot! A hiker’s dream trip to one of the most beautiful places in Western Canada. Discover the Canadian Rockies on this unique itinerary, offering you the best from Calgary to Mt Robson.
Brief Itinerary Outline
Calgary Trip Start – Kananaskis Day Hiking – Stay Canmore
Calgary arrivals, we’ll set out to the foothills of the Rockies and explore the less touristy hiking area of The “K” Country. Short for Kananaskis Country, this area offers superb day hikes and scenery, allowing for a beautiful introduction to The Canadian Rockies. Motels | Canmore Alberta
Day Hiking – Ice Fields Parkway – Stay Canmore
Off the beaten track and just plain stunning, this hike will be making our way past Marmots, Alpine Meadows and remote lakes, to an incredible Rockies Peak! One of Yoho’s favorite! Motels | Canmore Alberta
Explore the Ice Fields Parkway – Day Hiking – Stay Jasper
We’ll do some driving today as we make our way along the Ice Fields Parkway towards Jasper, what a road! Once we get to the Columbia Ice fields we have a great hike lined up. A few hours of hiking will offer up superb views of the Ice fields and perhaps a resident flock of Bighorn Sheep to boot. After our hike we’ll continue onwards to arrive in the lovely mountain town of Jasper. Cabins | Motels | Jasper
Explore Jasper and Maligne Lake – Afternoon free for activities
Between Black Bears, Elk, Big Horn Sheep and beautiful mountains, Jasper will have us exploring all kinds secret sights and iconic vistas. We’ll take the morning to journey up to the iconic Maligne Lake and surrounding landscapes. The afternoon will be free for you to enjoy the vibrant towns many activities or a relaxing time out at a local café. Cabins | Motels | Jasper
Mt Robson Multi Sport Day- Bike & Hike into Mt Robson, the Highest Mountain in the Canadian Rockies
Today we are up early as we head to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mt Robson! To get the most out of this day we’ll use some mountain bikes for 8kms, and bike along a nicely paved hiking track. From here we’ll set out for a good day hike and see how far we get! This day offers spectacular scenery along the whole way no matter how far you get. The towering Mt Robson sits at an impressive 3954 M above us, offering dramatic raging rivers, waterfalls and the mighty Berg Glacier and Berg Lake. Cabins | Mt Robson
Travel to Lake Louise – Various Lookouts & Short Hikes along the Ice Fields Parkway
Journeying along one of the most scenic drives in the world, we’ll be sure to make many stops! We’ll enjoy the day with short hikes and lookouts, swims and wildlife watching, along the way back to Lake Louise. Arriving at Lake Louise just in time for a late afternoon cheers. Then we’ll make our way to the bustling mountain town of Banff for our farewell dinner together. Motels | Banff
Bike The Millennium Trail Banff to Canmore – Afternoon drop offs in Calgary
Enjoy a beautiful bike ride along the bottom of Mt Rundle, stretching from Banff to Canmore, along a nicely paved 22km trail. Take in the beautiful scenery at your own pace along this great ride! Afternoon departures back to Calgary will have guests at the airport by 2pm.