We’ve heard over and over again from our AdventureWomen guests that some of the elements of their adventure travel trips that they most remember and value are those unexpected and unique encounters they have getting “off the beaten path” to explore undiscovered treasures within our destinations.
Our Canadian Rockies – Unforgettably Active August 2017 adventure vacation includes the ultimate combination of these elements, giving our guests true “insider access” to pristine areas and national parks in North America known for their rich wildlife, geological diversity – from hot springs to glaciers – and a host of active outdoor fun from hiking to exploring caverns, dips in relaxing hot springs, river rafting and horseback riding. You don’t always have to travel a long distance to discover more about yourself and the hidden but spectacular world around you.
Here are the many ways you can dive deeper into the Canadian Rockies and come back rejuvenated, reinvigorated and relaxed, and ready to face the Fall with a smile on your face:
- Horseback ride along stunning paths which follow the ancient trails of the First Nation “Nakoda” (meaning friend, ally) people of Western Canada.
- Visit a local dog sledding base camp and get to know the tips and techniques used by their trainers to turn adorable puppies into talented athletes on the trail.
- Hike to hidden waterfalls surrounded by lush valleys and towering forests deep inside Canada’s backcountry.
- Strap on your PFD (personal flotation device) and grab a paddle. You’re ready to learn “right turn, left turn, BACKPADDLE”! Beginners to experts are welcome for river rafting fun on the Kicking Horse River.
- Come home with stories of triumph as you successfully learn how to navigate across a glacier. Join an expert ice-walking guide as you wind your way across the 3.5 mile long tongue of the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefields, the largest mass of ice in the Rocky Mountains.
- Summit the 8,500 foot Sentinel Pass to see 360 degree panoramas of Paradise Valley and the Continental Divide (optional for all).
Who knew how much fun you could have right here in North America? We hope you’ll discover how much more there is to learn about Canada, yourself and the beauty of the Canadian Rockies this summer in August.