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Canadian Rockies Glacier Combo

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Canadian Rockies Glacier Combo One week exploring  Banff, Jasper, Yoho National Parks of Alberta Canada. A second week exploring Glacier National Park and Northern Montana.  Hiking, camping, gondolas, kayaking, rafting, icefields, wildlife, horseback riding, scenic boat tours, Red Bus tour. 

 

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Day 1

Depart Kalispell, MT 9 AM…

We’ll pick you up at the Super 8 Hotel at 9AM. We’ll cross the border into Canada as we enter glorious Canadian Rockies, Kootenay National Park camp in Banff National Park!

Day 2

Banff National Park…

We’ll spend the day exploring the town of Banff and its immediate surroundings. We highly recommend you experience the Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. You can hike up it instead if you please, (it’s only 742 meters that’s 2434 feet) Either way the view from the top is SPECTACULAR! You also won’t want to miss walking to Bow Falls or meandering through the historic Banff Springs Hotel. Explore the downtown areas of Banff, or if you prefer to hike even more, try the Hoodoo Trail, Fenland Trail, or rent a bike or canoe!

Day 3

Banff and Yoho National Park…

We’ll start our day with a drive out to beautiful Lake Moraine. Hike the Moraine Lake Lakeshore and Consolation Lakes trails or rent a canoe for a few hours. After lunch we will drive to Yoho National Park to stunning Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. We’ll make a stop at the Historic Spiral Tunnel. We will return to Banff in the evening.

Day 4

Banff and Jasper National Parks…

In the morning we’ll explore Lake Louise. Hike the Lake Louise Lakeshore, Fairview Lookout, or Lake Agnes. Just after lunch we will make our way up the Trans Canada Highway towards Jasper. This is probably one of the most beautiful highways in the world!  We’ll stop at the Columbia Icefield and get a close look at the Athabasca Glacier. We’ll camp the next two nights just outside of the town of Jasper in Whistler’s Campground.

Day 5

Jasper National Parks…

We’ll spend our morning hiking in Maligne Canyon and the afternoon in the town of Jasper. Explore town or access more hiking trails right from town, such as the Pyramid Bench Trail or Old Fort Point. If you like rafting, Jasper has plenty of opportunities for class II, III and IV rapids. We can help you arrange a trip in the afternoon.

Day 6

Jasper National Park…

We’ll make our way back down the Trans Canada Highway and take in Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls for stunning views and light hiking. Perhaps we’ll make another stop in Banff or Canmore before camping in Bow Valley in Kananaskis Provincial Park.

Day 7

Our journey takes us back down through Kootenay National Park where we will take in a soak at the famous Radium Hot Springs before we continue our journey back into Montana.

Day 8

Kalispell, MT

Spend the morning exploring the unique town of Kalispell, MT and

Day 9

Avalanche Creek and the Trail of Cedars

Hike to an amazing alpine lake surrounded by snowcapped peaks and steaming waterfalls. The trail first begins with the towering Trail of Cedars and then follows the beautiful Avalanche Creek to Avalanche Lake. In the late afternoon, relax on the shores of beautiful Lake McDonald, rent a kayak, or visit the shops at Apgar Village. We’ll enjoy a cookout and campfire tonight, and perhaps a local favorite: Huckleberry Ice Cream!

Day 10

Rafting and travel to the East Glacier.

Spend the morning rafting on the Flathead River or kayaking on Lake McDonald. In the afternoon we’ll travel to the East Side of the Park. Travel on a historic Red Bus Tour ($35) over the Going to the Sun Road.

Day 11

Logan Pass

Logan Pass is the Heart of Glacier National Park. Situated right on the Continental Divide, this area offers great hiking and wild life viewing opportunities. Hike to scenic Hidden Lake Overlook, or part of the famous Highline Trail. Keep an eye out for mountain goats, big horn sheep, hoary marmots and maybe even a grizzly!

Day 12

St Mary’s Valley

Hike along St. Mary’s Lake, through thick forests and past cascading creeks to St Mary’s and Virginia Falls. Or take a scenic boat ride/hiking combo tour to the same spot. Either way, you’ll love these astonishing views of the mountain peaks, waterfalls, and greenish blue lakes!

Day 13

Many Glacier

Nicknamed Little Switzerland, the Many Glaciers area gives us yet another chance to experience snowcapped peaks, pristine lakes, and beautiful alpine meadows. Hike the Swiftcurrent Nature Trail, or for a bigger challenge, try hiking to Josephine or Grinnell Lakes. We also recommend the scenic horseback ride, or renting a kayak for an hour or two, or relaxing on the Lodge porch!

Day 14

Return to Kalispell, MT

We’ll roll back into Kalispell, WA between 10-12noon, exchange emails so we can share photos, and say our goodbyes to all of our new friends!

“Don’t cry because it’s over… Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

This tour departs from and returns to Kalispell, MT.

Transportation

This tour features our unique Adventure Bus sleeper coach.

Accommodations

This tour features tent camping and bus bunking. We’ll provide the tents and sleeping pads. You’ll need to rent or bring a sleeping bag. Contact us for helpful hints on accommodations and flights before and after your tour.

Weather

Warm to hot days and cool to chilly nights are typical in on this tour. Changes in temperature and precipitation can change quickly at the higher elevations

Food

Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs.

Hikes & Difficulty

We will abide by all hiking restrictions as advised by Parks Canada. This may include hiking ONLY in groups of four or more and trail closers.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Check out our FAQs.



From the road

This unique bird is a Black Skimmer. You can find it and many other birds in Dry Tortugas National Park. fb.me/5Kio3PPFt Read more →

Itinerary

camping in canada

Day 1

Depart Kalispell, MT 9 AM…

We’ll pick you up at the Super 8 Hotel at 9AM. We’ll cross the border into Canada as we enter glorious Canadian Rockies, Kootenay National Park camp in Banff National Park!

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Banff National Park

Day 2

Banff National Park…

We’ll spend the day exploring the town of Banff and its immediate surroundings. We highly recommend you experience the Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. You can hike up it instead if you please, (it’s only 742 meters that’s 2434 feet) Either way the view from the top is SPECTACULAR! You also won’t want to miss walking to Bow Falls or meandering through the historic Banff Springs Hotel. Explore the downtown areas of Banff, or if you prefer to hike even more, try the Hoodoo Trail, Fenland Trail, or rent a bike or canoe!

From the road

“It’s the way you ride the trail that counts.” Dale Evans Read more →

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lake morraine

Day 3

Banff and Yoho National Park…

We’ll start our day with a drive out to beautiful Lake Moraine. Hike the Moraine Lake Lakeshore and Consolation Lakes trails or rent a canoe for a few hours. After lunch we will drive to Yoho National Park to stunning Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. We’ll make a stop at the Historic Spiral Tunnel. We will return to Banff in the evening.

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Lake Louise Canada

Day 4

Banff and Jasper National Parks…

In the morning we’ll explore Lake Louise. Hike the Lake Louise Lakeshore, Fairview Lookout, or Lake Agnes. Just after lunch we will make our way up the Trans Canada Highway towards Jasper. This is probably one of the most beautiful highways in the world!  We’ll stop at the Columbia Icefield and get a close look at the Athabasca Glacier. We’ll camp the next two nights just outside of the town of Jasper in Whistler’s Campground.

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sunwampta falls Canada

Day 5

Jasper National Parks…

We’ll spend our morning hiking in Maligne Canyon and the afternoon in the town of Jasper. Explore town or access more hiking trails right from town, such as the Pyramid Bench Trail or Old Fort Point. If you like rafting, Jasper has plenty of opportunities for class II, III and IV rapids. We can help you arrange a trip in the afternoon.

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Athabasca Glacier

Day 6

Jasper National Park…

We’ll make our way back down the Trans Canada Highway and take in Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls for stunning views and light hiking. Perhaps we’ll make another stop in Banff or Canmore before camping in Bow Valley in Kananaskis Provincial Park.

Testimonials

“Thanks for everything! We had a fantastic time start to finish. See you next year.”   Graham and Ellen have been on our Grand... Read more →

From the road

Highlight from 2016: Lunch on Valdez Glacier in Alaska! fb.me/8xi1GpSRy Read more →

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Canadian Flag

Day 7

Our journey takes us back down through Kootenay National Park where we will take in a soak at the famous Radium Hot Springs before we continue our journey back into Montana.

From the road

Herons, wood storks, anhingas, pelicans, gullinules and spoonbills are just a few of the birds you can see in… fb.me/yrU8HDM8 Read more →

Testimonials

“Thanks Steph and Ardell for another great trip. I look forward to coming back for a third trip in the future!” And in fact... Read more →

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athabasca glacier

Day 8

Kalispell, MT

Spend the morning exploring the unique town of Kalispell, MT and

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avalanche lake

Day 9

Avalanche Creek and the Trail of Cedars

Hike to an amazing alpine lake surrounded by snowcapped peaks and steaming waterfalls. The trail first begins with the towering Trail of Cedars and then follows the beautiful Avalanche Creek to Avalanche Lake. In the late afternoon, relax on the shores of beautiful Lake McDonald, rent a kayak, or visit the shops at Apgar Village. We’ll enjoy a cookout and campfire tonight, and perhaps a local favorite: Huckleberry Ice Cream!

Itinerary

Red Bus Tour Glacier

Day 10

Rafting and travel to the East Glacier.

Spend the morning rafting on the Flathead River or kayaking on Lake McDonald. In the afternoon we’ll travel to the East Side of the Park. Travel on a historic Red Bus Tour ($35) over the Going to the Sun Road.

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glacier mt goats

Day 11

Logan Pass

Logan Pass is the Heart of Glacier National Park. Situated right on the Continental Divide, this area offers great hiking and wild life viewing opportunities. Hike to scenic Hidden Lake Overlook, or part of the famous Highline Trail. Keep an eye out for mountain goats, big horn sheep, hoary marmots and maybe even a grizzly!

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Hidden Lake Lunch

Day 12

St Mary’s Valley

Hike along St. Mary’s Lake, through thick forests and past cascading creeks to St Mary’s and Virginia Falls. Or take a scenic boat ride/hiking combo tour to the same spot. Either way, you’ll love these astonishing views of the mountain peaks, waterfalls, and greenish blue lakes!

Itinerary

Many Glaciers Hiking

Day 13

Many Glacier

Nicknamed Little Switzerland, the Many Glaciers area gives us yet another chance to experience snowcapped peaks, pristine lakes, and beautiful alpine meadows. Hike the Swiftcurrent Nature Trail, or for a bigger challenge, try hiking to Josephine or Grinnell Lakes. We also recommend the scenic horseback ride, or renting a kayak for an hour or two, or relaxing on the Lodge porch!

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St Mary's Falls Glacier

Day 14

Return to Kalispell, MT

We’ll roll back into Kalispell, WA between 10-12noon, exchange emails so we can share photos, and say our goodbyes to all of our new friends!

“Don’t cry because it’s over… Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss