Rocky Mountain Adventure Tour
9 Days Of Luxury Camping And Adventure In The Canadian Rockies.
Ever wondered why the Rocky Mountains have been a focal point in so many travellers' dreams? Hop aboard our Rocky Mountain Camping Adventure and see for yourself! Explore lands tamed only by the glaciers that swept across them, and witness the final battle between ice and rock on the Icefields Parkway. Try your hand at photography among some of the world's most iconic landscapes, or experience deep relaxation while breathing the lightly spruce scented air.
Your tour guide makes sure that camping is easy and fun for everyone. Plus we see more wildlife while camping in the Rockies!
This Rocky Mountain adventure tour is ideal for everyone, featuring flexible adventure activities that allow you to challenge your inner athlete, or relax and enjoy the scenery. We got excited while planning this Rocky Mountain adventure tour and crammed in as many incredible experiences as you could possibly handle. Enjoy a scenic float or choose a wild ride down the legendary Kicking Horse River and explore endless alpine meadows and panoramic ridges. Stand below towering waterfalls, then lounge on a stage set lake shore and gorge on a delectable spread of local foods. We even ride horses or a train in Jasper to make sure you get the ultimate view and and even better story to take home.
Perfect guided tour for anyone, from ultra athlete to first timers and avid relaxers with highly adaptable activities.
Warm up to the mountains in the Kananaskis highlands, experience the characteristic Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park and see where glaciers meet mountains in Jasper National Park. Then we dip West where you get to explore the hidden treasures of Yoho National Park and Kootenay National Park, renown for its abundant wildlife. Camping with new friends in jaw dropping scenery puts a nice cherry on top for this Rocky Mountain adventure tour. Just don't forget your camera!
Rocky Mountain Adventure Tour quick Facts:
|9 days/ 8 nights|
start/ end location:
|Pick up and drop off from your central Calgary hotel.|
|We cater to all fitness levels. charge ahead or relax.|
|Gourmet food prepared by your guide for all diets. All meals are included from pick up to drop off.|
|Comfortable and eaasy camping as a group. Single or double occupancy in high quality 2 or 3 person tents with good sleeping pads.|
|Sleeping bag (or rent one), your personal clothing plus good walking footwear, towel, bathing suit, daypack, sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses and camera.|
|Hiking, rafting, 2 gondolas, 2 hot springs, horseback or train ride.|
"Kudos to Alex for an amazing backpacking adventure in the back country. The experience was incredibly fulfilling and unique. Each day was filled with adventure, challenge and gourmet meals. No doubt the best backpacking adventure I have ever experienced. Alex is the most kind, genuine, knowledgeable and caring guide I've met. Looking forward to more adventures with Alex in the future. " -Ronald Read more reviews on Tripadvisor
rocky mountain camping adventure Itinerary: 9 Day
+ 9 Day Tour Itinerary
Tour Itinerary (may change slightly due to weather or availability of activities. This is roughly what to expect).
Day 1: Tour Pick Up- After we pick you up from your Calgary Hotel we head 2 hours West, into the mountains. Watch the landscape go from flat plains to rolling hills to jagged rocky peaks in the span of 15 minutes. We set up camp in Kananaskis Country, eat a hearty meal and go on a quick hike in the area.
Day 2: Banff and Lake Louise- We wake up in the fresh mountain air, and after a tasty breakfast, we take the scenic route past Spray Lakes and Canmore. Experience world renown Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, before turning North on the slightly less explored Icefields Parkway. We make sure to check out impossibly turquoise Peyto Lake and thundering Mistaya Canyon before pulling in to Bow or Abraham Lake, where we camp for the night. Feel free to explore the area, or go for a dip in the breath taking water, if you dare. Feast on local delicacies, and lay back as the first stars come out. Now your on mountain time.
Day 3: Icefields Parkway- We hit the road and continue North on our journey towards Jasper. Along the way we stop and enjoy countless waterfalls, views, and the Columbia Icefield, where you get up close and personal with the Athabasca Glacier. Look over the edge of Maligne Canyon and watch the tumultuous path of water far below your feet. We camp near Jasper, with fiery orange mountain skylines in all directions.
Day 4: Jasper- Put your spurs on because today you can explore the area on horseback to get a unique perspective on the rugged landscape. Take your time to wander around the Jasper town center before riding the Jasper Tram high up to a mountain ridge. Try your photography skills during the evening light, with epic panoramas in all directions.
Day 5: Jasper and Yoho- Today we head South then West into Yoho National Park, where we stop at lesser known treasures such as Takakkaw Falls and the ingenious Spiral Tunnels of the CPR. Check out Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge, where millions of years of water has taken its toll on the rock. Listen to the distant roar of the falls or lay below towering Chancellor Peak before we camp for the night on the tranquil shores of Kinbasket Lakle.
Day 6: Yoho and Rafting- Wake up to the crisp air of Yoho and head out for a day of scenery and excitement on the Kicking Horse River. Hike among the sheer mountains Yoho is famous for and maybe even circum navigate Emerald Lake, before relaxing for the evening.
Day 7: Kootenay and Banff Drop Off- We continue West, then South along the “Valley of a Thousand Peaks”, stopping for a dip in the hot springs at Radium. Watch for wildlife as we turn East through Kootenay National Park. As we cross the park we meet Banff National Park and arrive in the town center by 3 pm. Here you end your adventure tour and we drop you off at your hotel or at the bus station for a connecting shuttle to Calgary.
Day 8: Best of Banff- Lace up your boots, because we are going for a hike this morning, then checking out Johnston Canyon. Explore Banff town centre at your leisure during the afternoon, then we reconvene for a hearty dinner and sunset gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Day 9: Hot Springs and Calgary Drop Off- This morning we go to Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs as a group and reflect on the fun we have had and the friendships we have made. After soaking in the warm waters, we head back to Calgary, where you are dropped off at your hotel.
- Expert guide and comfortable transportation.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel on day 1/9.
- Park entry fees for duration of tour.
- Entry fees to 2 gondolas and 2 hot springs.
- All meals from pick up to drop off.
- Camping and use of quality tent each night. (Dbl Occ)
- Guided hiking and excursions, gondolas and hot springs.
- 5% GST.
- Trip cancellation/ travel medical insurance.
- Travel to and from tour start/ end location.
- Personal alcohol.
- Sleeping bag rental ($50)
- Your own tent. ($200)
- Optional activities: (Yoho rafting $130, Jasper Horseback Ride $120, Jasper train ride $100, Banff Activities)
Rocky Mountain Adventure Tour dates
For 2018 summer we have decided to focus on our 7 day Rockies camping tour, since we have found that we are able to deliver the same amazing experience in less time. You can now book the 7 day camping adventure tour with additional days in Banff at the end of the tour to extend your visit to 9 or more days. View the 7 day Rocky Mountain Camping Adventure here
Rocky Mountain Adventure tour options and rates
Prices are subject to change and are subject to a 5% local tax.
tour price: $1895
your own tent: $200
sleeping bag rental: $50
Tour Photography Service: $99
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