Classic Canadian Rockies

7 Days | Adventure through the magnificence of the Canadian Rockies

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
Explorer
From
EUR 3.430 €
View dates and book

Though they formed some 75 million years ago, there’s no time like the present to pay the Canadian Rockies a visit. Over the course of this seven-day adventure, you’ll travel up and down the Icefields Parkway and see all the natural highlights the Rockies have to offer: impossibly blue lakes, rushing glacial waterfalls and maybe even a classically Canadian critter or two. Breathe in views of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake, cruise along Maligne Lake for a view of enchanting Spirit Island, walk along Athabasca Glacier, and get a birds-eye view of Banff from the top of Sulphur Mountain. If those peaks weren’t enough, there’s also the chance to pique your curiosity during a guided Indigenous Medicine walk of Banff National Park. Why wait to see it any longer?

Trip overview

Map of Classic Canadian Rockies including Canada
Start
Calgary, Canada
Finish
Calgary, Canada
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Canada
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SEKW
We’re in the process of figuring out how much CO2-e this trip generates. In the meantime, find out more about our climate commitments and carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • See the Athabasca Glacier up close and personal during a walk on an arm of the Columbia Icefield, an experience that will feel other-worldly.
  • Cruise on the magical Maligne Lake, soaking up the mountain views as you navigate to the iconic – and culturally significant – Spirit Island.
  • Soak up traditional knowledge about Banff’s flora and fauna on an Indigenous Medicine Walk around the national park.
  • Find yourself in a fairytale at Moraine Lake, with its deep blue surface surrounded by towering mountain peaks.
  • Finish your adventure at the top of Sulphur Mountain, having a restaurant dinner with an unbeatable and unforgettable view of the Rockies.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Water First. Donations support their work to provide critical clean, safe water for indigenous communities in Canada. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As we're travelling through the mountains, the weather can be unpredictable. We advise wearing layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day. At night the temperature can really drop, so make sure you have warm clothing with you.
  • In summer, especially in July and August, be prepared for insects. This is mosquito and black fly season so it's important to bring insect repellent, which will help prevent you from being bitten.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Canadian Rockies including Canada

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotels (6 nights)

Activities
  • Visit to Moraine Lake (seasonal)
  • Jasper National Park
  • Jasper - Maligne Lake cruise
  • Banff National Park
  • Columbia Icefield Adventure - Athabasca Glacier Explorer
  • Banff - Indigenous Medicine Walk
  • Banff - Cable Car up Sulphur Mountain

Dates and availability

Loading trip dates and availabilities...

Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1 in Calgary.
2. On the final day, this trip finishes at approximately 12 pm on arrival in Calgary. You will be dropped at the same location as the joining point. If departing this day, please do not book any flights before 3 pm.
3. A single supplement is available on this trip.
4. Please note that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and in some parts of Canada it's 19.
5. MAY 25, 2024 DEPARTURE:
The Maligne Lake Cruise will not be available on this departure. Instead, you will join a local expert for a wildlife tour in Jasper National Park. You will still be able to visit Maligne Lake for a walk and photos.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

Read Essential Trip Information

Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

Filter by rating

J&J · Traveled June 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Marie Eve. She followed the itinerary and offered suggestions to side adventures that our group truly appreciated. Her daily communication was exemplary and her care toward each of her travelers went beyond our expectations. This was a wonderful trip!
Review submitted 30 Jun 2024

Jeremy · Traveled June 2024
Excellent trip to a beautiful and interesting area. Not too much travel and a very good blend of out door activity and fascinating trips. High recommended.
Review submitted 08 Jun 2024

Amanda · Traveled June 2024
Fantastic way to see the remarkable Canadian Rockies. All the must-see highlights are included, as well as a number of lesser known, but equally remarkable, features of this magical place.
Review submitted 08 Jun 2024

Kunal · Traveled May 2024
The Canadian Rockies are sheer majesty, a heaven on earth. Intrepid Travel elevated this stunning destination to extraordinary heights. Special thanks to Marie-Eve, whose local knowledge and tailored itinerary made the trip unforgettable. This seamless, well-organized adventure was my best yet. Thank you, Intrepid, for another remarkable journey!
Review submitted 10 Jun 2024

Madhuri · Traveled May 2024
What a fantastic 6 day Rockies tour we did with Intrepid in May 24! This comfort level tour was a perfect balance between short road travel and sightseeing/ hiking/ free time. All accommodation was excellent. With just 8 people and a great tour leader/ guide it was the best way to see the beauty of the Rockies without spending hours traveling. I highly recommend this tour.
Review submitted 12 Jun 2024
Classic Canadian Rockies
From
EUR 3.430 €