Ultimate Family Friendly Adventure
- 5 Days
- 14 Experiences
One of the best parts of Banff National Park is that you can find something for everyone! With plenty of adventures that the whole family can enjoy, spending time together has never been so easy. Enjoy a mixture of activities, experiences, and good old fashioned family time throughout this five-day itinerary.
To make the most of your time we recommend 3 nights accommodation in Banff followed by 2 nights accommodation in Lake Louise
Who's it For?
- Adventurous Families
- Multi-generational Families
When to Go
- June - October
Getting to Banff and Lake Louise
With plenty of transportation options to get you to and from the Banff and Lake Louise area, you can rest easy knowing you'll be able to plan a seamless journey from start to finish.Learn about getting here.
Start your Banff and Lake Louise adventure with a day full of beautiful scenery and history in the town of Banff.
From downtown Banff make use of the new Nancy Pauw Pedestrian Bridge for a quick and easy walk to Warner Stables.
Stretch your legs after your horse ride with an easy walk along a beautiful tree covered trail to the Cave & Basin.
Spend another day exploring the town of Banff and it's surrounds with a focus on wildlife, nature and lot's of time outdoors in the fresh air.
Wake up and say yes to adventure with a family paddle on Vermilion Lakes, pick up your canoe(s) at the Banff Canoe club and paddle echo creek into Vermilion Lakes. Refuel with lunch and then spend the afternoon shopping for souvenirs and keepsakes in the Banff downtown core.
Take a short walk from downtown Banff to the Banff Canoe Club.
After your canoe return to downtown Banff on foot for some shopping.
Hit the road and take the scenic route along the Bow Valley Parkway as you head to your next destination in Lake Louise. Stop at Johnston Canyon on the way for short hike to see breathtaking waterfalls.
For your final full day in the Canadian Rockies you'll explore the Lake Louise area and experience everything it has to offer.
Take a short drive from your accommodation in Lake Louise to the Lake Louise Gondola where you will be leaving your car for the day.
Use the Parks Canada shuttles from the Lake Louise Gondola to the Lake Louise lakeshore. Tickets for the shuttles must be reserved in advance.
Where to Stay
Here's some accommodation options that work for this trip:
Reservations & Booking
Some of the activities require reservations or bookings upfront. Here is an overview of all providers:
Cave & Basin National Historic Site
Banff Park Museum National Historic Site
Guided Wildlife Tour
Paddle Vermilion Lakes
Lake Louise Summer Sightseeing Gondola
Good to Know
Maximise your trip enjoyment with a little pre-planning. Here's our pro tips: