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CANADIAN ROCKIES EXPLORER

8-Day Rocky Mountains Tour

Discover the highlights & hidden gems of the world famous canadian rockies.
 

A round-trip adventure from Calgary, the Canadian Rockies Explorer is for the bad-ass adventurers looking to get down and dirty and spend their trip hiking up to some of the most beautiful views Canada has to offer. If you haven't discovered the beauty of the Canadian Rockies but have dreamed of experiencing the Gatorade blue lakes of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, driving along Canada's most beautiful highway, and getting up close and personal with Jasper's wildlife, then this is the tour for you. 

 

This one week Canadian Rockies tour with FML Adventures is jam-packed with canoeing, gondola rides, white water rafting, polar dips in glacial lakes, cruises along beautiful lakes, letting loose in Banff, and of course, hiking breath-taking trails across Canada's major national parks - Banff National Park, YOHO National Park and Jasper National Park.  

Are you ready to explore to Rocky Mountains?

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 - Journey to Banff: Sulphur Mountain Gondola

  • Day 2 - Lake Explorer: Moraine Lake canoe and Lake Louise hike

  • Day 3 - Yoho National Park: Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake

  • Day 4 - Kicking Horse River: White Water Rafting and a bonfire night

  • Day 5 - Columbia Icefields Parkway: Glaciers and polar dips

  • Day 6 - Jasper National Park: Mount Edith Cavell hike and Maligne Lake cruise 

  • Day 7 - Back to Banff: Waterfall hikes and a night out in Banff Village 

  • Day 8 - Return to Calgary: A tearful goodbye

What's Included

  • All Accommodation: Combination of frontcountry and private camping, and one night in a Banff hostel.

  • All Activities: All of the exciting activities featured in our Canadian Rockies Explorer will be included in the price of the trip for travellers.

  • Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags will be provided for all travellers. 

  • Transportation Costs: Includes transportation in a spacious 17-seater bus named Brent.

  • Food: Groceries for the delicious feasts we eat long the way are included in the overall trip price.

  • 2 Epic Tour Guides here to make YOUR Canadian Adventure stress-free & unforgettable.

  • All National Park and Provincial Park Entry Fees.

2023 TRIP DATES

round-trip from Calgary​

July 16 - 23
July 30 - August 6

trip price

end of 2022 sale price:

$2,700 CAD + 5% GST + 2% Booking Fee 

Full price: ​

$3,000 CAD + 5% GST + 2% Booking Fee
Early Bird Prices are available from November 15th to December 1st.
 
All Canadian Rockies tours will require a 20% deposit at time of booking. The remaining 80% will be due 30 days prior to trip departure. 
*Please note that your tour will only be confirmed once at least 6 passengers have booked.

trip highlights

Canadian Rockies tour itinerary

Please note trip itineraries are subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances beyond FML's control.
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Day 1: Calgary Pick-Up and Journey to Banff

After getting picked up and meeting your new FMLy in Calgary (and your new home for the next week, Brent the Bus), we take a scenic drive to our first stop of the Canadian Rockies explorer - the world-famous Banff National Park. On day one, we'll take a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain to experience Banff from above, followed by a short drive to set up camp and enjoy our first family dinner in the mountains.

Included activities:

 

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry camping in Banff National Park

Day 2: Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

Time to hit all the highlights of Canada's most famous national park! On day two, the adventure begins with a beautiful hike to experience Lake Louise from above, followed by an afternoon canoe ride around Moraine Lake and a big night out in Banff Village where things tend to get wild. It's time to let loose and dance it out with your new FMLy. 

Included activities:

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry camping in Banff National Park 

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Day 3: Welcome to YOHO

On day three we pack up camp and head to YOHO National Park, making some stops along the way to visit natural gems and cool off in glacial waters. First, we get to hike up to Takakkaw Falls to enjoy the mist of the second tallest waterfall in Canada. Then we visit the mesmerizing green waters of Emerald Lake and float on the crystal clear waters of one of FML's favourite lakes (and a Rockies hidden gem), all before getting settled at our private campsite, which is nestled in the beautiful mountains of YOHO.

Accommodation style:

  • Private campground in Golden

Day 4: A day on the Kicking Horse River 

Day four will have you screaming, "WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!" We start the day with a whitewater rafting adventure that will leave your adrenaline pumping and excitement brewing. And if that wasn't enough, after a delicious lunch by the river, we've got a hike up to an FML gem, Wapta Falls where you will almost always find a rainbow to pose with. We end the day with a bonfire at our campsite  to celebrate making it halfway through our trip.

Included activities:

Accommodation style:

  • Private campground in Golden

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Day 5: Journey along Columbia Icefields Parkway

After breakfast, we pack up camp and get ready for one of the most beautiful drives in the country as we head to the Columbia Icefields Parkway. Running from Banff all the way to Jasper National Park, the Icefields Parkway features 232 km of mountain views from every direction and clear, blue waters to take a quick dip along the way. During our journey, we will be stopping at Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and visiting a glacier up close and personal before the night in our Jasper hostel.

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry camping in Jasper National Park 

Day 6: Explore Jasper National Park

It's time to get those hiking boots back on because we have mountains to climb! Day six is all about soaking in those oh-so-beautiful Rocky Mountain views. Get psyched for the Mount Edith Cavell hike which will leave you in awe of its flowery meadows, sky-scraping mountains and shimmering glaciers. And to keep the views going, enjoy a cruise along Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, taking you through the most beautiful peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

PS - This cruise will help you understand why we named ourselves Forests, Mountains and Lakes (FML) Adventures.

Included activities:

Accommodation style:

  • Frontcountry camping in Jasper National Park 

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Day 7: Journey Back to Banff 

Why?! Because you simply can't have enough time in Banff National Park!

We end the Canadian Rockies Explorer with a full circle moment so we can make sure we cover anything we might've missed on the way up. That includes visiting Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls and of course one final FMLy dinner and night out in Banff Village.

Accommodation style:

  • Hostel in Banff 

Day 8: Calgary Drop-Off

It's our final day together and we're trying our best to hold back our tears 'cause we're going to miss you! It's time to head to the village one last time for some free time to explore, shop and say goodbye to your FMLy before the drive back to Calgary for your 4 pm drop-off.

On the final drive back on Brent the Bus, we'll reminisce on our time together on the Canadian Rockies Explorer trip. *cue the waterworks*

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Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?