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British Columbia adventure vacations will have you exploring alpine lakes, rugged coastline, rainforest trails, and secluded, calm water bays.

From the pine-fringed rivers of Kootenay National Park to the impossibly blue Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, around every corner is a dramatic show of the power and diversity of mother nature. British Columbia is one of those places you need to get deep into the landscapes to experience its full charm – and there’s no better way to do that than on our British Columbia adventure vacations.

Hiking, biking, wine tasting, kayaking, and fishing amongst the beautiful peaks and valleys of British Columbia is tough to beat and easy to do on our British Columbia adventure tours. View the breathtaking landscapes, geographical diversity, abundant wildlife, and pristine mountain lakes that defy description.

Bordered by the rugged and spectacular Pacific Coast to the west and jagged, magnificent Rocky Mountains to the east, discover why this place is an ideal for British Columbia adventure vacations.

British Columbia Vacation Packages

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British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

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  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 4 
    • Activity Level 4

      Challenge Accepted

      I'll let my trusty guides sweat the small things, so I can focus on my goal. Getting to the top, reaching the end, achieving my dreams! Sure, it'll be tough, but the views will be worth it.

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 ADULT ONLY

Helicopter deep into Canada's backcountry and hike from hut to hut amid pristine alpine wilderness. Explore the lesser-trekked trails of British Columbia’s Esplanade Range by day and indulge in fresh meals and absolute peace each night.

Trip Start: Calgary, Alberta Trip End: Calgary, Alberta

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Reviews from our British Columbia Adventures

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British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2023

Hiking at it's best

"I have to say we were not prepared for the wonders of the Canadian Rockies. Simply put, we were blown away by the landscape and our guides who were totally devoted to making our trip one we will always remember. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and open, making us feel like part of their family as they showed us their back yard. And what a back yard it is. Living in a city, the isolation in this vast wide open world of the Rockies was a welcome relief from the rush and crush of urban living. And the skies at night, unfettered by city lights, were out of this world. This trip ranks right up there with our trip to Everest Base Camp a few years ago. If you go, be prepared not only to be wowed, but also be fit. This is not a walk in the park. It will test you, but at the end of each day, you will feel like Hillary on top of the world.

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"I have to say we were not prepared for the wonders of the Canadian Rockies.… read more

"I have to say we were not prepared for the wonders of the Canadian Rockies. Simply put, we were blown away by the landscape and our guides who were totally devoted to making our trip one we will always remember. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and open, making us feel like part of their family as they showed us their back yard. And what a back yard it is. Living in a city, the isolation in this vast wide open world of the Rockies was a welcome relief from the rush and crush of urban living. And the skies at night, unfettered by city lights, were out of this world. This trip ranks right up there with our trip to Everest Base Camp a few years ago. If you go, be prepared not only to be wowed, but also be fit. This is not a walk in the park. It will test you, but at the end of each day, you will feel like Hillary on top of the world. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

R Ronald | September 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2023

The Hut to Hut hike is amazing.

"The Hut to Hut hike is amazing. The scenery is some of the best I've ever seen! I was impressed with the guides. Will, Sydney, and Keenan were very knowledgeable regarding the structure of the mountains, the rocks and rock formations, and the foliage in the area. The watched us carefully to make sure we stayed hydrated and ate appropriately. They were fun to be around, and made the hike even more enjoyable.

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"The Hut to Hut hike is amazing. The scenery is some of the best… read more

"The Hut to Hut hike is amazing. The scenery is some of the best I've ever seen! I was impressed with the guides. Will, Sydney, and Keenan were very knowledgeable regarding the structure of the mountains, the rocks and rock formations, and the foliage in the area. The watched us carefully to make sure we stayed hydrated and ate appropriately. They were fun to be around, and made the hike even more enjoyable. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

D Deborah | September 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2023

Backpacking British Columbia

"I have to start off mentioning that I was a little nervous, and anxious as the date got closer for my trip. I was questing myself regarding the physicality of the hiking, or do i have the right gear. But after meeting with Will, Keenen, and Sydney, I new I was in good hands. They were there for all the guest's every step of the way. No matter what situation arose they were at the ready. I really enjoyed my stay with the entire group, and got a lot out my trip. It wasn't just the shear beauty of the Alpine, but the education i received from Will, and his staff. They make sure you're well being, and overall enjoyment is priority. And not mention the food and lodging, which was very good and comfortable. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys the outdoors, a bit of a challenge, and a whole lot of fun!

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"I have to start off mentioning that I was a little nervous, and anxious as… read more

"I have to start off mentioning that I was a little nervous, and anxious as the date got closer for my trip. I was questing myself regarding the physicality of the hiking, or do i have the right gear. But after meeting with Will, Keenen, and Sydney, I new I was in good hands. They were there for all the guest's every step of the way. No matter what situation arose they were at the ready. I really enjoyed my stay with the entire group, and got a lot out my trip. It wasn't just the shear beauty of the Alpine, but the education i received from Will, and his staff. They make sure you're well being, and overall enjoyment is priority. And not mention the food and lodging, which was very good and comfortable. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys the outdoors, a bit of a challenge, and a whole lot of fun! read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

M Martin | September 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - August 2023

BC Hut to Hut

"Our trip was wonderous so much more than I could have imagined. Our 2 guides Will and Lisa were outstanding and very knowledgeable. If you want to experience the beauty of British Columbia away from the crowds this is the trip to take.

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"Our trip was wonderous so much more than I could have imagined. Our 2 guides… read more

"Our trip was wonderous so much more than I could have imagined. Our 2 guides Will and Lisa were outstanding and very knowledgeable. If you want to experience the beauty of British Columbia away from the crowds this is the trip to take. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

M Marcia | August 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - August 2023

splendid experience

"This is a wonderful experience. It was challenging, beautiful, and a new part of BC for myself and the group. Do not underestimate boulder field hiking. The ridge hiking is splendid, with glaciers, mountain ranges and late season wildflowers.

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"This is a wonderful experience. It was challenging, beautiful, and a new part of… read more

"This is a wonderful experience. It was challenging, beautiful, and a new part of BC for myself and the group. Do not underestimate boulder field hiking. The ridge hiking is splendid, with glaciers, mountain ranges and late season wildflowers. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

T Ted | August 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - July 2023

Fabulous hiking!

"My British Columbia trek was a lot of fun. The hiking was beautiful and the guides were excellent. All of the wildflowers and gorgeous rock formations were a bonus as well. Being out in nature with no other people around was one of the highlights as we saw no one outside of our group for 4 whole days! I would highly recommend this trip to someone looking to get away from it all.

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"My British Columbia trek was a lot of fun. The hiking was beautiful and… read more

"My British Columbia trek was a lot of fun. The hiking was beautiful and the guides were excellent. All of the wildflowers and gorgeous rock formations were a bonus as well. Being out in nature with no other people around was one of the highlights as we saw no one outside of our group for 4 whole days! I would highly recommend this trip to someone looking to get away from it all. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

C Carolyn | July 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - July 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut

"A challenging and scenically rewarding trip far away from the madding crowd. Loved the opportunity to hike in such a remote area and end each day in a comfortable hut - with wonderful hot meals, saunas and sheets on the bed. Appreciated that the hut-to-hut hikes could be enhanced with various side trips to nearby peaks, lakes or scenic overlooks. Incredible views despite smoky air.

Our small group of five clients was, unfortunately, not compatible in hiking ability. Three of us were trained and fit; the two others, not so much. Our guides Will and Ben deserve medals for their patience and kindness in helping the struggling couple get up - and especially down - some steep terrain. The guides strived to accommodate those of us who wanted to hike more, and faster, and kept morale up among all of us amid difficult circumstances.

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"A challenging and scenically rewarding trip far away from the madding crowd. Loved the opportunity… read more

"A challenging and scenically rewarding trip far away from the madding crowd. Loved the opportunity to hike in such a remote area and end each day in a comfortable hut - with wonderful hot meals, saunas and sheets on the bed. Appreciated that the hut-to-hut hikes could be enhanced with various side trips to nearby peaks, lakes or scenic overlooks. Incredible views despite smoky air.

Our small group of five clients was, unfortunately, not compatible in hiking ability. Three of us were trained and fit; the two others, not so much. Our guides Will and Ben deserve medals for their patience and kindness in helping the struggling couple get up - and especially down - some steep terrain. The guides strived to accommodate those of us who wanted to hike more, and faster, and kept morale up among all of us amid difficult circumstances. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

L Lisa | July 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - July 2023

TAKE THIS TRIP

"I can’t say enough good things about this trip!
Location: Lovely and pristine, wildflowers galore and not another soul around
Guides: Will and Ben are fabulous, really kept us going when we flagged. Their patience with us is truly appreciated.
Overall: We had such a great group! The camaraderie between guests and guides was exceptional, with a special shout out to Tim and Jeremy for making the Huts are home away from home.

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"I can’t say enough good things about this trip!
Location: Lovely and pristine, wildflowers galore… read more

"I can’t say enough good things about this trip!
Location: Lovely and pristine, wildflowers galore and not another soul around
Guides: Will and Ben are fabulous, really kept us going when we flagged. Their patience with us is truly appreciated.
Overall: We had such a great group! The camaraderie between guests and guides was exceptional, with a special shout out to Tim and Jeremy for making the Huts are home away from home. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

E Elizabeth | July 2023

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2022

Awesome Adventure!

"An Incredible adventure surrounded by pristine alpine scenery. We were alone in this stunning scenery with hikes that challenged us and pushed us. But we were rewarded with the most awe struck views. Definitely a trip of a lifetime!

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"An Incredible adventure surrounded by pristine alpine scenery. We were alone in this stunning… read more

"An Incredible adventure surrounded by pristine alpine scenery. We were alone in this stunning scenery with hikes that challenged us and pushed us. But we were rewarded with the most awe struck views. Definitely a trip of a lifetime! read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

F Fiona, Canada | September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

"The guides are awesome. Food is great. Friendly folks everywhere. My only issue is about the write ups and how those compared to reality.

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"The guides are awesome. Food is great. Friendly folks everywhere. My only issue… read more

"The guides are awesome. Food is great. Friendly folks everywhere. My only issue is about the write ups and how those compared to reality. read less

4 Stars (16 reviews)

E Elizabeth | September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

"From start to finish, great organization, people, guides, food, accommodations! As a repeat client, nothing but superlatives for Austin!

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"From start to finish, great organization, people, guides, food, accommodations! As a repeat client, nothing… read more

"From start to finish, great organization, people, guides, food, accommodations! As a repeat client, nothing but superlatives for Austin! read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

H Hans | September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

"I enjoyed the entire trip. The guides were knowledgeable the food was great and the scenery was amazing. The helicopters were pretty cool too.

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"I enjoyed the entire trip. The guides were knowledgeable the food was great and the… read more

"I enjoyed the entire trip. The guides were knowledgeable the food was great and the scenery was amazing. The helicopters were pretty cool too. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

S Sandra | September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

"I enjoyed our Austin Adventures alpine hike and the beautiful country we were able to enjoy. Our guides, Will and Rehannon were very pleasant and went to great efforts to help us enjoy the trip. I also appreciated that they facilitated the return of my prescription sunglasses which must have fallen out of my pack. Jeremy and Tim were great and I appreciated the efforts they went to to assist some of the members of the group who needed assistance in getting down the Col of the Wild. Additional instruction on evening behavior would have made the first night's sleep better. Overall, it was a great trip that I will never forget. It might be helpful to screen the participants by saying that people should be able to go up and down flights of stairs without hanging onto a railing, do a single leg squat to a 45 degree angle.

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"I enjoyed our Austin Adventures alpine hike and the beautiful country we were able to… read more

"I enjoyed our Austin Adventures alpine hike and the beautiful country we were able to enjoy. Our guides, Will and Rehannon were very pleasant and went to great efforts to help us enjoy the trip. I also appreciated that they facilitated the return of my prescription sunglasses which must have fallen out of my pack. Jeremy and Tim were great and I appreciated the efforts they went to to assist some of the members of the group who needed assistance in getting down the Col of the Wild. Additional instruction on evening behavior would have made the first night's sleep better. Overall, it was a great trip that I will never forget. It might be helpful to screen the participants by saying that people should be able to go up and down flights of stairs without hanging onto a railing, do a single leg squat to a 45 degree angle. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

J Jerry | September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

"Overall, this was an incredible experience. The views were amazing, and the team guiding and supporting us made the trip enjoyable.

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"Overall, this was an incredible experience. The views were amazing, and the team guiding… read more

"Overall, this was an incredible experience. The views were amazing, and the team guiding and supporting us made the trip enjoyable. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

P Paula | September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

"It checked all the boxes. Everything was exceptional from the first moment to the last. The group was superb. As with any tour there were parts that I felt could have been skipped (Emerald Lake and Lake Louise). There are other places in the same locations, with fewer people, and just as good if not better experiences.

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"It checked all the boxes. Everything was exceptional from the first moment to the last.… read more

"It checked all the boxes. Everything was exceptional from the first moment to the last. The group was superb. As with any tour there were parts that I felt could have been skipped (Emerald Lake and Lake Louise). There are other places in the same locations, with fewer people, and just as good if not better experiences.
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5 Stars (16 reviews)

S Suzanne | September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure - September 2022

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

"Sue and I had a wonderful time and we can't thank Will and Ree enough for all their help. They made the trip pleasurable and shared their knowledge of glaciation, alpine, wildflowers, etc. They were also very helpful with some of the difficult areas of the hiking.

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"Sue and I had a wonderful time and we can't thank Will and Ree enough… read more

"Sue and I had a wonderful time and we can't thank Will and Ree enough for all their help. They made the trip pleasurable and shared their knowledge of glaciation, alpine, wildflowers, etc. They were also very helpful with some of the difficult areas of the hiking. read less

5 Stars (16 reviews)

T Tracy | September 2022

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When Is the Best Time to Visit British Columbia?

British Columbia has four distinct seasons, and as with most places, it’s typically warmer in the south and wetter along the coast. Because British Columbia is such a large province (four times the size of the U.K.), it has several different climatic zones, so much of what you will experience will depend on where you’ll be visiting. Our pick for the best time to visit British Columbia is in the early fall where you’ll enjoy cool and comfortable temperatures and foliage peaking in late September/early October.

British Columbia by the Season

Spring (March-May)

Spring in British Columbia is relatively mild. By the end of March, daily highs are usually around 50°F, and lows are generally around 40°F. Yes, it rains rather frequently, but rainfall is typically light or moderate at worst. Spring is a great time to go if you want to be the first out on the golf course!

Summer (June – August)

Summer is quite comfortable in this part of Canada. In the interior of British Columbia, average daily temperatures are in the 80°s although they can occasionally reach 90°F. On the coast, temperatures are just a few degrees cooler. It’s pretty safe to say that you can get away with wearing shorts, skirts, and sandals anywhere in British Columbia during these months. (For at least part of the day!)

Autumn (September – November)

In September, the average daily high in Vancouver is 65°F and 68°F in Whistler. Both cities have average daily lows around 50°F. Cool and comfortable is a great way to describe autumn in British Columbia. If you want to see the fall foliage at its peak, visit during late September and/or early October.

Winter (December – February)

While the Canadian Rockies are no stranger to snow, the winter temperatures are not as low as you may think – thanks to the Chinook winds that can bring in warmer air. Still, temperatures are often at or below freezing, so you’ll want to pack your winter gear. On the coast, things are more temperate, and snow on the ground is a rare sight. That said, you’ll still want to pack warm clothing because Vancouver’s average high in January is 43°F.

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What to pack for your British Columbia Vacation

1. A Toque

Also known as a cap or beanie, a toque is a staple in any Canadian’s wardrobe. Locals wear them year-round – so even if you’re planning on visiting in summer, you may want to bring a lightweight knit hat. It’s a must-have accessory in British Columbia.

2. Moisture-wicking Layers

Regardless of when you travel in British Columbia, you should always have a warm layer, and remember – when it comes to layers; it’s about quality, not quantity. The best fabrics for layering aren’t cotton, but because of their properties, they’re worth every extra penny. Choose a fabric like merino wool which is soft, breathable and dries quickly.

3. Hiking Socks

Believe it or not, if you’re going to be hiking in British Columbia, you should wear hiking-specific socks. Regular tube socks are okay, but for the best hiking experience, you’re better off with socks that are designed for the activity. Hiking socks are usually labeled lightweight, mid-weight or heavyweight, and you should choose the thickness that’s right for you based on how much cushioning you like and how your foot fits in your boot. As with layers, it’s best to avoid cotton!

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Travel tips for visiting British Columbia

There’s a lot to know about this beautiful province, so we won’t bore you with every minor detail, but here are a few tidbits of information that you may find helpful for your trip.

1. First Nations

British Columbia is home to many ethnicities including 198 First Nations. First Nations refers to the indigenous people of Canada. Few people know that British Columbia has the most diverse Aboriginal population in all of Canada!

2. Sea-to-Sky Highway

If you’re driving the Sea-to-Sky Highway solo, you should plan on stopping at kiosks 1-5 on your way north and kiosks 6-7 on your way south. The vistas that range from the ocean (near Vancouver) to the mountains (near Whistler) don’t disappoint!

3. Skip the Taxi: Take the SkyTrain

A taxi ride from the airport into downtown Vancouver could add up quickly, but the same trip on the SkyTrain will cost you far less. And if you need to get somewhere during rush hour, taking the SkyTrain means you won’t be stuck sitting in traffic!

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By paying in full we are able to pass on savings to our guests, but please note that by opting for this payment plan, your booking becomes non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-changeable. This offer is only valid for reservations where the trip is no sooner than 180 days from the departure date at time of booking.

We highly recommend that you purchase Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) insurance. We recommend Redpoint Insurance – you can find details here.

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Secure Your Spot Now, Pay the Rest Later

As members of the Active Adventures family, Austin Adventures offers booking assurance that allows you to secure your spot with a deposit now and pay the rest later. Plus, if your plans change or you can’t travel, you can transfer your booking or request a refund on any additional funds paid (less deposit) up to 90 days (180 days for Africa and Himalayas trips) from your original trip start date.  

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FAQs About British Columbia

Do you recommend buying travel insurance?

As an Austin Adventures traveler, it’s highly recommended you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of travel delays, missed connections, medical expenses or injury, or lost baggage for your travel with us. Please head to our Travel Protection page for more in-depth information and our recommended insurance provider.

What's included on your North America trips?

Accommodation

We've spent years finding places to stay that are quaint, perfectly-located, and comfortable when we take you to the most amazing parts of North America. We offer a wide variety of accommodations on our trips ranging from locally run inns and first-class hotels to resorts, dude ranches and historic national park cabins. Accommodations are selected for their location, unique charm and history, and offer a true feel for the region. We strongly believe in the value of a good night's sleep and our accommodation reflects this. We also like to have somewhere comfortable to relax after the day's activities.

Transport

We're really focused on ensuring that we spend as little time as possible sitting in vehicles, and that we optimise your vacation for adventuring in the great outdoors. Our average driving time is just over two hours a day, and we make plenty of stops for bathroom breaks and sightseeing along the way. We use modern, comfortable 15-passenger vans for all of our transfers and a second van is added to most departures to provide more flexibility and more room to spread out while seeing the sights! Make no mistake - our trips are not typical bus tour vacation packages! Picture more of a road trip with family complete with good music, tasty snacks, and plenty of guide-supplied fun facts along the way to keep you entertained!

Meals

Just about all your meals are included when you travel with Austin Adventures in North America. We provide a wide variety of cuisine - breakfasts are typically eaten at your hotel on your own time in the morning before meeting up with the group. Lunches feature everything from elaborate picnics to roadside cafes to sandwiches trailside. Dinners are usually eaten at our hotel's dining room or a local restaurant with plenty of options to choose from. We easily cater to vegetarians, picky kids, and people with particular dietary needs. All our guides have food safety certificates and are well-practiced in the art of food prep and serving while on-the-move. You'll find the meals are a real highlight of your trip!

All Guiding Services

Each trip features two or three incredible guides and our average guest to guide ratio is 6:1. Our guests are often drawn to North America by the beautiful scenic landscapes, promise of wilderness and clean air - and there's no doubt you'll find all that, though what you may not be expecting is to forge real, genuine friendships with your fellow tripmates, including our wonderful guides. They're hands-down the BEST guides you'll ever come across.

Activities

Any activity described in our itinerary, such as hiking, rafting, horseback riding, kayaking and biking, are included in your trip cost. Our itineraries are pretty jam-packed to maximize our time spent exploring in these amazing places, and your guides will make it clear if there are additional activities available (at your expense).

How many people are there on each of our North America trips?

We generally take up to 18 people per trip, although this can vary, and all our trips have at least two of our guides to look after you (apart from the occasions we have a small group). We have found that our trips tend to attract a particular kind of person and many people have commented that the social scene was one of the highlights of their trip!

Our adult-only departures require a minimum age of 16 years and our family departures require a minimum age of 6 years to join (7 years on our Alaska Family Adventure) and are a great way to meet other like-minded families who like to get outside.
Please note child rates apply to children 12 years and under.

Do you charge a forced single supplement if I'm a solo traveller?

We welcome many solo travelers on our trips – in fact, we get so many solo travelers and they always say it’s a great way to travel alone, but not actually by themselves. You’ll have an incredible adventure sharing your experiences with other like-minded travelers, and the best part is we don't charge extra for solo travelers, providing you don’t mind sharing a room. However, for bookings within 90 days of your chosen departure, a forced single supplement will apply if there is no other guest of the same gender already booked to share with.

If you prefer not to share a room at all, you can upgrade to a single room, if one is available. 

If I book a trip with my children, will I be sharing a room with them?

Active Adventures & Austin Adventures family vacations are naturally about spending time with family and as such, most families opt to share rooms on our trips. At time of booking, families consisting of four guests with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at the guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

What if I need a special diet?

We’re accustomed to catering to the following special diets:

  • vegan (no meat or animal products)
  • vegetarian (no meat products)
  • pescatarian (vegetarian, and eat fish)
  • no red meat (eat chicken & fish)
  • no pork (eat chicken & fish)
  • gluten intolerant (no wheat, rye, barley or oats)
  • lactose intolerant (no dairy products)
  • picky kids (send us a list of what your child will eat and we'll make sure to have it!)
You will get the opportunity to specify your particular requirements when you fill in your travel wallet. If you have any other dietary requirements please let us know well in advance, via email or the online travel wallet.

 

How much luggage can I bring on the North America trips?

You are allowed one piece of luggage on your trip, plus a daypack. Your main piece of luggage should not exceed 50 pounds (23 kilograms) and can be anything from a duffle bag to a sports bag with wheels or a suitcase. You’ll also want a good quality backpack sized 25-30 liters (2000 cubic inches) to use throughout the days.

How much spending money should I bring and where do I get cash?

You'll be able to find a reliable ATM once you arrive to start your trip, within the township or at the airport you land in, as national park ATM locations are sparse at best. Aside from tips for your guides, you could bring $200 and go home with change though some people like to bring some cash to cover a round of drinks, a few souvenirs, and dinner on "night on your own", although you could just as easily use a credit card for these purchases too.

What are your recommended guide gratuity guidelines?

You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size) and we recommend $15-25 per day, per guest, per guide. Typically, gratuities are offered by check or cash in local currency on the final morning of the trip and can either be given to each guide individually or to one guide to be equally distributed. Most of our guides these days also accept gratuities via Venmo (please note this app does not work in Canada). All dining, housekeeping and activity tips are included in your trip price.

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Why Travel With US

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Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading average 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience.

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Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

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You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. All you need to do is show up!

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Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted partners and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides.

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Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience.