Banff & Jasper Adventure

  • 6 Days
  • 18 People Max

    6 - 18 guests

  • Activity Level 3
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  • Trip Start: Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • Trip End: Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Explore wild landscapes and indulge your adventurous side on our Banff & Jasper Adventure.

The Rocky Mountains are yours to discover through off-the-beaten-track trails, unbeatable white water rafting and glacier hiking on our 6-day Banff & Jasper Adventure. Starting in Calgary, your adventure begins as you head out for a short hike and bike ride to stretch your legs while being surrounded by the Canadian Rockies. Stunning views of Banff National Park greet you and entice your sense of adventure on your way to an afternoon rafting adventure. As your hiking tour continues, you'll tick off iconic Alberta landscapes like Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and the soaring pinnacles of Sentinel Pass. Plus, your local guides will bring you to the more hidden gems of the region, including an ice-walk on Athabasca Glacier. Each night, relax in cozy Canadian lodges as you reminisce about your Banff & Jasper Adventure.

  This trip is operated by Austin Adventures

Banff & Jasper Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Calgary, Alberta Canada Trip End: Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • Day 1Meet up in Calgary, hike Troll Falls Trail, scenic bike ride in K-Country

  • Day 2Hiking in K-Country

  • Day 3Bike to Bow Falls, rafting on the Kicking Horse River

  • Day 4Hiking Sentinel Pass

  • Day 5Glacier hike on Athabasca Glacier

  • Day 6Hike around Johnson Lake, farewell!

  • Day 1

    Meet up in Calgary, hike Troll Falls Trail, scenic bike ride in K-Country


    After morning pickups and a short welcome meeting, loosen up with a hike on the Troll Falls Trail to see three waterfalls including the trail’s namesake, Troll Falls. An amazing picnic made by your guides will fuel you for your afternoon bike ride through Kananaskis Country, or as it’s known by the locals, “K-Country.” K-Country is a cluster of provincial parks, ecological reserves, recreation areas, and natural areas that are fantastic for exploring the outdoors without big crowds. After your mellow bike ride, you’ll head to your home for the next two nights, Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, to settle in and enjoy dinner with your travel companions. A comfortable and contemporary retreat nestled against the Canadian Rockies, the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is equal parts rustic mountain retreat and elegant hotel. Rest, relax, and rejuvenate as you take in beautiful views and surrounded with every comfort.

    Kananaskis Mountain Lodge (Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 2.5 miles (4.0 kilometers)
    Biking: 7 miles (11.2 kilometers)

  • Day 2

    Hiking in K-Country


    Your exploration of K-Country continues today with a morning hike at Ptarmigan Cirque. Boasting a variety of ecosystems and incredibly scenic vistas, the Ptarmigan Cirque is a hearty hike through forests and mountain-framed alpine meadows, with great opportunities to spy wildlife. After lunch, you’ll explore Upper Kananaskis Lake on a short hike. Relax in the lodge before meeting up for another wonderful dinner together.

    Kananaskis Mountain Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 4 miles (6 kilometers)

  • Day 3

    Bike to Bow Falls, rafting on the Kicking Horse River


    Bike through Banff to Bow Falls, a sprawling, stout waterfall about a mile from town. Take a spin around the golf course in search of wildlife before a short drive to Yoho National Park. After a hearty lunch along the river, it’s time to gear up for a rafting adventure tackling the Class II and III rapids of Kicking Horse River. After your spectacular day, discover local favorites as you explore Banff on your own tonight. Located in the heart of Banff, the Fox Hotel is a contemporary lodge hotel with unique amenities like an indoor hot pool with a cave basin theme and an open roof to allow natural light in. Centrally located, the Fox Hotel is within walking distance of Banff’s downtown.

    Fox Hotel or Royal Canadian Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Biking: 10 miles (16 kilometers)
    Rafting: Class II and III rapids

  • Day 4

    Hiking Sentinel Pass


    Embark on a full-day hike over Sentinel Pass, rated one of the top hikes in Banff. Ascend from the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake past larch trees and alpine meadows. Take in spectacular vistas of Paradise Valley from nearly 8,900 feet atop the pass as you enjoy your lunch. Relax over a delicious dinner before beholding the splendor of Lake Louise.

    Fox Hotel or Royal Canadian Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 7 miles (11.2 kilometers)

  • Day 5

    Glacier hike on Athabasca Glacier


    Wake up early today for a scenic morning drive along the Icefield Parkway past numerous ice fields and glaciers. Arrive at Athabasca Glacier on the edge of Jasper National Park, where you’ll be outfitted with crampons and walking sticks. Spend the afternoon hiking the glacier alongside a mountain guide, learning about its formation and the powerful way it shapes the land. Shuttle back to Banff for some time to relax before our farewell dinner.

    Fox Hotel or Royal Canadian Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: Athabasca Glacier: 3 hours

  • Day 6

    Hike around Johnson Lake, farewell!


    A short drive will bring us to our trailhead where we will have time for one more hike around Johnson Lake. Shuttle back to Calgary to be dropped off at the airport or your hotel for your departure home.

    No Accommodation (Breakfast)

    Hiking: 2 miles (3.2 kilometers)

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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. 

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Useful Info

Trip Direction & Alternative Itineraries

Some departures for this trip run in the reverse direction, which means the stated itinerary will simply operate in reverse. Some departures for this trip also feature a hiking-focused itinerary, which differs from the one advertised. Contact us, or check your Travel Wallet once booked, to get the specific itinerary for your trip.

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip, our two pick-up locations are Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport at 8:00am or at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire at 8:30am. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Calgary for your pre-night, though you must make your own way to one of the two pick-up points at the pre-designated times.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Calgary Airport at 1pm in time for flights below or at a hotel of your choice in Calgary around 1:30pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Calgary at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the city prior to your trip start.
Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Calgary after 3pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

Will I have contact with my guides before the trip starts?

Your guides will call your cell phone the night before your trip begins to touch base on the first day’s plan. If they don’t get through to you, they will leave a voicemail on your cell phone with all the details you need to plan for your first morning.

What should I bring with me on the first day?

When you speak with your guides the night before your trip, they will give you a detailed description of what to bring with you on Day 1. Typically, this includes a day pack with your rain jacket, sunglasses, hat, camera, etc. Anything you want easy access to during the day should go in your day pack as the rest of your luggage will go in the locked cargo trailer pulled behind the van. Your guides will provide you with a water bottle on the first morning of your trip and will always have water available for refills. There will be snacks available at all times in the van. Your guides will also have bug spray and sunscreen accessible for you to use.

What are your recommended guide gratuity guidelines?

You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size). We recommend USD$20 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.

How do rooming arrangements work?

Trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room), unless otherwise stated. For solo travellers, we’ll pair you with another person of the same gender to share rooms and if there’s no one suitable to share with, there’s no forced single supplement. However, if you specifically request your own rooms, you can opt to pay the single supplement. Solo travellers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travellers willing to share, will be required to pay the single supplement. 

For Family Vacation bookings, families consisting of four guests traveling 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 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.

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