Four National Parks of Western Canada
Season: June to September
Duration: 11 to 14 Nights
Starting from: $6,200 for a family of four
Banff Horseback Ride - 3 hour
Majestic landscapes await you on the Bow Valley Loop ride. This ride offers the greatest variety of scenery; traveling through the Cave and Basin and along the Sundance Canyon Trail to a thick, lush forest. You'll spend approximately 45 minutes riding through the tranquility of the woods, where wildlife is often spotted. Continue your ride around the Windy Knoll as you climb Sulphur Mountain for spectacular views of the Bow Valley, then follow the river back to the stables. $118/Person, Minimum age 6
Banff Scenic Float Trip - half day
Sit back and enjoy the grandeur of some of the tallest peaks of the Rocky Mountains while floating on the crystal clear Bow River. Excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography. A short nature walk rounds out this leisurely float trip. Your experienced river guides will share information on the Bow Valley's natural and local history. $58/Adult; $8/Child (ages 3 to 15) Minimum age 3
Banff Western Cookout by Covered Wagon
A horse-drawn covered wagon will take you on a scenic ride to the BBQ site, located near the Sundance Canyon trail. While your steak is grilled to order, try a hand at roping, tossing some horseshoes, or just relaxing. Your ride back to the stables follows the banks of the Bow River.
By Wagon: $100/Adult; $86/Child (Ages 4 through 12)
Rather do it by horseback? $122 per person, minimum age 6.
Jasper Guided Hike - Half Day
Spend 1/2 day (5 hours total including driving time) with a knowledgeable guide on a moderately strenuous hike to beautiful Angel Glacier. Learn about the ecosystem, flora and fauna as you hike through spectacular alpine meadows. You'll stop for a picnic lunch across from Angel Glacier. Along the way, you'll have a chance to observe avalanche action, wildlife and abundant wildflowers. $75/Adults; $40/Child (up to 12 years old - minimum age 5).
Jasper Horseback Ride - 1 hour
This trip offers stunning vistas of the Athabasca River Valley and captures the beauty of three mountain ranges. $40.66/person. (Minimum age 6)
Jasper Horseback Ride - 2 hour
Experience the beaver dams, waterfowl and woodland life of Cottonwood Creek, along with the beautiful vistas of the open ridgeline. Two-hour trail ride. $69.55/Person (Minimum age 6)
Jasper Horseback Ride - 3 hour
This excursion takes in the Athabasca River Valley, the woodland life along Cottonwood Creek, and the rolling terrain overlooking Pyramid Bench. A spectacular trip with breathtaking views! $84.55/Person (Minimum age 6)
Jasper Scenic Boat Tour - 1 1/2 hours
For over 70 years no trip to the Canadian Rockies has been complete without a cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. This diminutive Canadian icon, floating amid turquoise, glacial waters is accessed via glass-enclosed and heated boats. Learn of the local history, geology, wildlife and glaciology of Maligne Lake and of Jasper National Park as some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies drifts past your window. (This is a 90-minute interpretive tour.) $55/Adult; $27.50/Child (ages 6 through 12).
Jasper River Raft Float Trip
This rafting excursion passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your National Park Licensed guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. The Athabasca River is the same route that was used by the “fur traders” many years ago. The river is rated Class II - meaning that this is a float trip with some sections with rapids that do little more than get your backside wet! $64/Adult; $25/Teen (ages 15 to 17); $20/Child (ages 6 to 14); $5.00 (children ages 2 to 5)
Lake Louise Horseback Ride - 2 hour
This 2-hour ride travels along the northwest edge of the lake through a century old sub-alpine forest of spruce and fir trees. As you travel to the end of the lake, Mount Fairview can be seen to the east, with Mount Victoria to the south. The emerald color of the lake can be seen through the trees as your ride progresses. At the end of the lake, your final destination, you can look back to view the Chateau Lake Louise and have a great photo opportunity. $75/Person (minimum age 8 or 52" tall)
For experienced adult riders, half-day (4-hour) rides to a 1900's teahouse for refreshments are also available.