From vast glaciers to towering mountains, this seven-day active, Canadian adventure including hiking, biking, horseback riding, spelunking, and rafting in Canada’s Rockies in August 2019 is sure to take your breath away!
The vast untamed expanses of Canada’s Kananaskis Country, lying just west of Calgary, Alberta, spans diverse ecosystems filled with wildlife including black and brown bear, moose, and big horn sheep. Kick off your Canadian Rockies active adventure with either a horseback trail ride or an mellow bike ride on a stunning path through the mountains. Crisp scents of mountain forests and stunning views in every direction make each a feast for the senses. A beautiful waterfall hike along the cliffs offers incredible vistas. Unwind and soothe your tired muscles in our outdoor hot tub in the evening as you swap stories and get to know the other adventurous women sharing your journey.
You’ll get to choose to spend the next day either winding through (by bike), or burrowing beneath (caving), the imposing mountains of the Canadian Rockies. A long, gentle bike ride over the hills will get your heart pumping. Alternatively, spelunking in the Rat’s Nest Caves offers a chance to explore magnificent geological formations. Exploring The Grotto, a cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites with a crystal clear pool at the bottom, is an unforgettable experience deep within the Rockies’ core. Unwind with a short hike with your new AdventureWomen friends, or relax and share your experiences in a traditional sauna.
The glittering expanses of the Columbia Icefields will dazzle you. Pick your way across the surface of a glacier, a unique and starkly beautiful world unto itself. Marvel at turquoise-blue glacial lakes, reflecting startlingly clear images of the snow-capped mountains towering overhead.
Whitewater rafting at the Kicking Horse River will be a high-adrenaline experience that brings the whole group together! Your rafting guide will lead you through 14 sets of rapids, including “Roller Coaster” and “Shotgun.” Then visit the (much calmer) Lake Louise, famous for its milky blue waters. Cap off your Canadian Rockies journey with one of two spectacular hikes through pristine forests up to the sparkling Minnestimma Lakes. An optional hike to the summit of Sentinel Pass offers truly breathtaking views of the verdant valley below.
This unspoiled land in Canada’s heartland in August 2019 is the perfect setting for new friends, new adventures, and unforgettable memories!
- Itinerary: Canadian Rockies Adventure Vacation
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- Where You Stay in the Canadian Rockies
- Traveling to Calgary in Alberta, Canada
- What to Pack for your Canada Adventure Vacation
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And here’s what fun they had rafting!
- An unforgettable, active, outdoor adventure
- Walk on a glacier surrounded by a panorama of mountain peaks
- Learn about mountain geology on a cave tour
- Raft the Kicking Horse River and soak in hot springs
- Hike challenging trails to rewarding views of the surrounding mountains
What You'll See and Do
- Cave Tour
- Glacier Exploration
- Horseback Riding
- Hot Springs
- National Parks
- UNESCO Site
- Whitewater Rafting
- Wildlife Viewing