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Banff, Jasper, Rocky Mountains, glaciers, hot springs, Class IV rafting, Revelstoke, Kootenay Mountains, First Nation culture.
An amazing two-week active adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Raft Class IV rivers, hike to immense glaciers, cycle remote parks and travel high into the Rocky alpine. Watch for caribou, elk, moose, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bears, and learn about First Nation culture. Even sleep in a Tepee!
Max 15, Avg 8 Group Leader: G.A.P leader throughout, local guides on Icefields Parkway, rafting in Jasper, biking in Revelstoke and during your stay in the Kootenay Mountains. Accommodation: Comfortable hotels (2 nts), participation camping (7 nts), mountain lodge (4 nts). Transport: Bus, van, raft, and bike. Meals Included: Lunches in Revelstoke when biking. All meals at Kootenay Mountain Lodge. Budget: Allow CAD385 or USD315 for meals not included. For additional expenses, see dossier.
One day mountain biking in Fernie
Wolf Interpretive Center visit
Kootenay Mountains wilderness camp and guided hike
Kayak lesson and overnight excursion
Visit to Lake Louise
Peyto Lake and Athabasca Glacier
Jasper National Park hike
Day rafting in Golden
Day 1 Arrive Calgary: Arrive in Calgary at any time.
Day 2-3 Fernie: In the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, Fernie is a veritable natural paradise. Spend the day mountain biking with a guide on world-renowned local trails or for the more daring, try for an extreme downhill biking experience.
Day 4 Revelstoke (B): Take in the stunning scenery as we travel north and descend into the plains around Kamloops. Arrive in the historic and friendly town of Revelstoke, nestled in Mt. Revelstoke National Park. Relax by the campfire before a big day of kayaking.
Day 5 Revelstoke (B): After a hearty breakfast we will take to the water and learn how to Eskimo Roll in an included kayak lesson before paddling to our campsite for a moonlight kayak in the reservoir.
Day 6 Cross River (L,D): Visit the Wolf Interpretive Centre on the way to Kootenay National Park, and take an optional walk with the wolves. Once at our secluded mountain lodge, relax by the campfire and settle into your Teepee for the night.
Day 7 Kootenay Mountains (B,L,D): Lace up your hiking boots and prepare to hike up to our mountain wilderness camp. Trailblaze with a local guide through breathtaking mountain views and learn about the flora and fauna that live in this stunning environment.
Day 8 Cross River (B,L,D): Trek back to the valley and spend a mystical day with the First Nations Elder. Listen to the story of the native people and watch as a traditional ceremony is performed.
Day 9-10 Jasper: Depart early for a breathtaking trip up the Icefields Parkway en route to Jasper, stopping to visit Lake Louise, Peyto Lake and Athabasca Glacier. Explore Jasper National Park on foot as we take a hike through this famous mountain region.
Day 11-12 Golden/Banff: Cross the Kicking Horse Pass to the town of Golden and spend a day rafting some of the best white water in Canada. Enjoy time exploring the nearby city of Banff, or just relax with an optional visit to the local hot springs or the Whyte Museum of the Rockies.
Day 13 Calgary: Watch for Canadian wildlife as we journey through the spectacular Rocky Mountains for the last part of the trip. Stopping at a world famous Ranch for an optional horse back ride or try your balance at the amazing Adventure Ropes through the Kananaskis forest.
Day 14 Depart Calgary
B - breakfast L - lunch D - dinner
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Energetic travellers looking for a little extra excitement on their G.A.P Adventure should consider an Active adventure. Similar to G.A.P Original, Active adventures offer an authentic cultural experience, but spend time enjoying the more active highlights of the region. Exciting activities include whitewater rafting, trekking, mountain biking and sea kayaking.
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