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Canadian Rockies Glacier Combo

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Canadian Rockies Glacier Combo One week exploring  Banff, Jasper, and Kootenay National Parks of the Canadian Rockies. A second week exploring Glacier National Park and Northern Montana.  Hiking, camping, gondola ride, 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 British Columbia, Canada as we enter glorious Canadian Rockies Kootenay National Park. We’ll have picnic lunch along the picturesque Kootenay River and end our day at Tunnel Mountain Campground in Banff National Park where we will spend the next 3 nights tent camping or bus camping.

Day 2

Banff National Park

We’ll spend the day exploring the town of Banff and its immediate surroundings. Begin the day with a Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. You will feel as if you are on top of the world! Spend the rest of your day wandering around town or take in a local hike. We suggest Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain or the Hoodoo Trail. End your day browsing through the many shops and museums downtown Banff has to offer, and sample some local food with a dinner out.

Day 3

Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Spend the day exploring beautiful Lake Louise. Your hiking options are many! Hike to the Lake Agnes Tea House, or the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House and experience tea and biscuits in the High Rockies. For an easier day, hike the Lakeshore Trail and take in a Ranger Program in front of the famous Lake Louise Hotel.

Day 4

Moraine Lake, Icefields Parkway Banff and Jasper National Parks…

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 make our way up the Icefield Parkway and camp the next two nights just outside of the town of Jasper in Whistler’s Campground. This unforgettable drive will take us past countless glaciers and waterfalls including Sunwapta Falls. The views simply never end!

Day 5

Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Parks

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

Day 6

Jasper National Park

We’ll make our way back down the Icefield Parkway and take in Athabasca Falls before taking a ride on an Ice Explorer right onto a Athabasca Glacier. Take in the unique Glacier Skywalk. Step out onto a glass bottom platform 900+ feet above a canyon floor. Tonight camp in the Bow Valley Campground in Kannaskis Provincial Park surrounded by beautiful mountains.

Day 7

Return to Montana, USA

We head back to Montana today. Our journey shows us just how quickly landscapes can change. We will leave behind the Canadian Rockies, drive through the vast prairies of Alberta before returning to the Rockies, this time in Montana. Our day ends with views of the East side of Glacier National Park. We will camp here just outside of Glacier for the next 3 nights.

Day 8

Logan Pass, Glacier National Park

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 9

Many Glacier, Glacier National Park

Nicknamed Little Switzerland, the Many Glaciers area gives us 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, or even up to Grinnell Glacier! Need a break from hiking? We also recommend the scenic horseback ride, or renting a kayak for an hour or two, or relaxing on the Lodge porch!

Day 10

St Mary’s Valley, Glacier National Park

Hike along St. Mary’s Lake, through thick forest, past cascading creeks to St Mary’s and Virginia Falls. Take in the exhibits of the St Mary’s Visitor Center and the shops of the hamlet of St Mary. Perhaps you’ll take an light hike down to the lake behind our campground, sit around a campfire, or soak in a hot tub under the stars in the evening!

Day 11

Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park

Take a Red Bus tour the entire length of the famous Going to the Sun Road. Spend the afternoon on the shores of Lake McDonald in Apgar Village, or try some rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River

Day 12

Avalanche Creek, Glacier National Park

Hike to an amazing alpine lake surrounded by snowcapped peaks and streaming 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 13

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.



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 British Columbia, Canada as we enter glorious Canadian Rockies Kootenay National Park. We’ll have picnic lunch along the picturesque Kootenay River and end our day at Tunnel Mountain Campground in Banff National Park where we will spend the next 3 nights tent camping or bus camping.

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 →

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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. Begin the day with a Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. You will feel as if you are on top of the world! Spend the rest of your day wandering around town or take in a local hike. We suggest Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain or the Hoodoo Trail. End your day browsing through the many shops and museums downtown Banff has to offer, and sample some local food with a dinner out.

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

Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Spend the day exploring beautiful Lake Louise. Your hiking options are many! Hike to the Lake Agnes Tea House, or the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House and experience tea and biscuits in the High Rockies. For an easier day, hike the Lakeshore Trail and take in a Ranger Program in front of the famous Lake Louise Hotel.

Testimonials

Adventure Bus has been a Godsend to me.  I was pining away for a means to go camping and hiking and see the country’s... Read more →

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 →

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Lake Louise Canada

Day 4

Moraine Lake, Icefields Parkway Banff and Jasper National Parks…

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 make our way up the Icefield Parkway and camp the next two nights just outside of the town of Jasper in Whistler’s Campground. This unforgettable drive will take us past countless glaciers and waterfalls including Sunwapta Falls. The views simply never end!

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sunwampta falls Canada

Day 5

Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Parks

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

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 →

Testimonials

I had a great time once again on the Adventurebus!  I’m beginning to think that half the adventure is meeting all the personalities that come on the... Read more →

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Athabasca Glacier

Day 6

Jasper National Park

We’ll make our way back down the Icefield Parkway and take in Athabasca Falls before taking a ride on an Ice Explorer right onto a Athabasca Glacier. Take in the unique Glacier Skywalk. Step out onto a glass bottom platform 900+ feet above a canyon floor. Tonight camp in the Bow Valley Campground in Kannaskis Provincial Park surrounded by beautiful mountains.

From the road

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

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 →

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Canadian Flag

Day 7

Return to Montana, USA

We head back to Montana today. Our journey shows us just how quickly landscapes can change. We will leave behind the Canadian Rockies, drive through the vast prairies of Alberta before returning to the Rockies, this time in Montana. Our day ends with views of the East side of Glacier National Park. We will camp here just outside of Glacier for the next 3 nights.

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Hidden Lake Lunch

Day 8

Logan Pass, Glacier National Park

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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Many Glaciers Hiking

Day 9

Many Glacier, Glacier National Park

Nicknamed Little Switzerland, the Many Glaciers area gives us 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, or even up to Grinnell Glacier! Need a break from hiking? 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 10

St Mary’s Valley, Glacier National Park

Hike along St. Mary’s Lake, through thick forest, past cascading creeks to St Mary’s and Virginia Falls. Take in the exhibits of the St Mary’s Visitor Center and the shops of the hamlet of St Mary. Perhaps you’ll take an light hike down to the lake behind our campground, sit around a campfire, or soak in a hot tub under the stars in the evening!

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Red Bus Tour Glacier

Day 11

Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park

Take a Red Bus tour the entire length of the famous Going to the Sun Road. Spend the afternoon on the shores of Lake McDonald in Apgar Village, or try some rafting on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River

Itinerary

avalanche lake

Day 12

Avalanche Creek, Glacier National Park

Hike to an amazing alpine lake surrounded by snowcapped peaks and streaming 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!

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Day 13

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