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Rockies Family Adventure (10 days)

Entrée Canada

Banff, Canada To Lake Louise, Canada

Valid for Departures Now Through: 27 Aug 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Banff, AB Canada
Rimrock Resort Hotel None

Upon your arrival at Calgary International Airport, you’ll pick up your rental car and enjoy a scenic two-hour drive west to Banff through the Kananaskis Region. Schedule permitting, take the Banff Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for unobstructed views of Banff, the Bow Valley, and a 360 degree view of six different mountain ranges. Accommodations are at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in a Premium Room.

Day 2
Banff, AB Canada
Rimrock Resort Hotel Dinner

Explore the Banff region on your own today. You could take a five minute drive into the Banff townsite or enjoy a dip in the nearby Banff Upper Hot Springs. In the evening you’ll saddle up for a horseback trail ride and steak cook-out. Test your cowboy skills and try your hand at roping. Accommodations are at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in a Premium Room.

Day 3
Parson, BC Canada
CMH Bobbie Burns Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Today you begin your three-day Heli-hiking adventure with a drive to the Bobbie Burns helipad for your quick flight to your Lodge in the Purcell Mountains. Once you’re settled in, take your first flight for an afternoon of guided hiking in and around deserted mountaintops of the British Columbia Rocky Mountains. Accommodations are at the Bobbie Burns Lodge.

Day 4
Parson, BC Canada
CMH Bobbie Burns Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Each day, your helicopter will land yourself and your guide on a spectacular ridge. The views are breathtaking, and your expert guide will show you the way through glaciers, clear turquoise lakes, and steep mountain ridges. Exploring the Bobbie Burns, (a sub-range of the Columbia Mountains) you will learn about the various flora and fauna dotting the landscape. Depending on your interests, you may embark on an all-day hike that covers a wide variety of terrain, or take a helicopter flight after lunch to a secluded alpine lake. Accommodations are at the Bobbie Burns Lodge.

Day 5
Parson, BC Canada
CMH Bobbie Burns Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Each day, your helicopter will land yourself and your guide on a spectacular ridge. The views are breathtaking, and your expert guide will show you the way through glaciers, clear turquoise lakes, and steep mountain ridges. Exploring the Bobbie Burns, (a sub-range of the Columbia Mountains) you will learn about the various flora and fauna dotting the landscape. Depending on your interests, you may embark on an all-day hike that covers a wide variety of terrain, or take a helicopter flight after lunch to a secluded alpine lake. Accommodations are at the Bobbie Burns Lodge.

Day 6
Jasper, AB Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge None

After returning to the Bobbie Burns Helipad, you will drive north to Jasper through the Columbia Icefields Parkway. One of the most spectacular drives in the world, plan to make several stops along the way. Don’t miss the “Snocoach” tour onto the Athabasca Glacier, one of the principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield and the most visited glacier on the North American continent. Other highlights include the aquamarine Peyto Lake and Sunwapta Falls. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Whistler Cabin.

Day 7
Jasper, AB Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge None

Today enjoy a mild white-water rafting trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Heritage River for its scenic beauty and history of fur trade exploration. The afternoon is yours to explore, with an endless array of options to choose from! Visit the town of Jasper, take in a boat cruise on famous Maligne Lake, play a round of golf, or take an Ecotour safari in search of wildlife. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Whistler Cabin.

Day 8
Lake Louise, AB Canada
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise None

Today you will retrace your steps along the Icefields Parkway travelling south to Banff. Your destination is the turquoise Lake Louise, Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”. Spend your afternoon exploring this beautiful region set within the Banff National Park, whether it be by canoe or on foot. There are hiking trails for all levels, but don’t forget you’re sharing your path with the many wild animals that call this region home! Accommodations are at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise in a Deluxe Lakeview Room.

Day 9
Banff, AB Canada
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise None

From your base within the Banff National Park spend your final day in the Rockies at leisure. You may wish to stroll alpine meadows in search of wildflowers, explore the village of Lake Louise, or spot the robust population of wildlife. As Canada’s oldest national park, Banff is the home to grizzly bears, cougar, wolverine, bighorn sheep, and moose, among hundreds of bird species. Accommodations are at Fairmont Château Lake Louise in a Deluxe Lakeview Room.

Day 10
Lake Louise, AB Canada
None None

Soak up the mountain views this morning prior to your departure for Calgary International Airport today. Schedule depending, you may wish to explore the city of Calgary prior to your flight time. Safe travels!

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Description

This trip offers the ultimate Canadian Rockies adventure for families. Especially if you think you’re only going to come once, this is your trip. You will visit world-famous Banff and Jasper National Parks, and enjoy a family heli-hiking adventure from a lodge deep in the BC Rockies. Other accommodations include Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, a chalet village around Lac Beauvert that provides a true Canadian lodge experience, surrounded by sparkling lakes and snow-capped peaks; and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, built on the shores of Lake Louise. Each hiking day is flexible; you decide how easy or how challenging you want it to be. Go the extra distance to a mountain cirque and an azure lake amid fields brimming with wildflowers, or slow down to take photos and spot wildlife. Even the drives on this trip will make your jaw drop!

About Us

At Entrée Canada, we focus exclusively on creating personalized luxury travel programs to Canada. We work with only the finest accommodations and outfitters in the country, and our dedication to meticulously planned journeys has made us a leader in the field. We explore awe-inspiring vistas, out-of-the-way wilderness lodges, and unique cultural experiences. From British Columbia’s wild west coast to the shores of Newfoundland, we visit and experience each unique region in which we operate. Best of all, every trip we craft showcases the best of Canadian luxury travel.

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Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

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Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Our experience with Entree Canada was excellent. All of the drivers and cars were very good and the recommended guides were knowledgeable and helpful. They scheduled us on Via Rail Canada from Montreal to Quebec City and the attendants were extremely nice and helpful as were the lady porters. One of our traveling companions lost a hearing aid while on the train and didn't discover it until we reached the hotel, Auberge St. Antoine, who called immediately. The train had departed. Miraculously, the next day Via Rail brought the hearing aid to the hotel. That is really good service. Use Entree Canada if you travel to Canada.
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