Canada family adventure holiday

“Our only big Canadian adventure holiday for families, with 10 days of wilderness wonders, camping and ranching. From Banff to bears, Whistler to white water rafting.”


Vancouver | Whistler | Wells Gray Provincial Park | Jasper National Park | Icefields Parkway | Yoho National Park | Lake Louis | Banff NP | Calgary

Description of Canada family adventure holiday

This Canadian family holiday is a small group, fully guided adventure through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. Where outdoor experiences are totally out of this world. Starting in Vancouver where, after some time to enjoy this cosmopolitan and very cool city, you then head up to Whistler, one of British Columbia’s activity hubs in the heart of southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains.

Mountains and all the exciting adventures associated with them are a big feature of this trip, your next stop being Well Grey Provincial Park, although there is nothing provincial in feel about these Cariboo Mountains, where you will spend two nights in a lodge. Jasper National Park is the biggest park in Canada, which means seriously big, and so no better place to camp out for a couple of nights, go mountain biking, take a cable car up to the peaks and really immerse yourself in the magnificence of it all.

After crossing the iconic Icefields Parkway, we spend two days at Yoho National Park, where some of the most exciting outdoor adventures happen. Here you can canoe on Emerald Lake, raft the white waters of Kicking Horse River or seek out stunning waterfalls. Next stops Lake Louise and Banff National Park are all about stunning too , with hikes on glaciers or scenic gondola rides up to the peaks are just a couple of adventures on offer, before bringing this trip to a close in Calgary.

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Our top tip:
There are lots of optional trips on this holiday, so plan for some irresistible extras.
Trip type:
Family small group holiday. Max. 13 people. Min. age 8.
Activity level:
Full on fun.
8 nights camping with equipment (except sleeping bag), 1 hotel, 1 motel + 1 Navajo Hogan stay
Accommodation, all meals when camping, camping equipment (BYO sleeping bag), transport, guides, meals when camping and at ranch.
A family trip, but own tent available for surcharge.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Canada family adventure holiday

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of Bay Area Wilderness Training ( a charity based in Oakland California which works to connect disadvantaged children in the local urban area with the great outdoors. Their work helps to provide these young people with life changing experiences which they can
apply to everyday life. Everyone booking with Grand American Adventures has the option to donate £1/$1/€1 to support this well-deserved charity and we will match this donation.

Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

We spend a significant amount of time at various National Parks on this tour, the included entrance fees help to preserve the status and upkeep of the park on a continued and sustainable basis. Interaction with National Park Rangers helps to preserve this role as an employment opportunity for local people and future generations.

Our tour leaders will educate travellers on how best to interact with the wildlife in the parks, for example advising people not to feed the animals to stop them becoming dependent on hand-outs from humans

2 Reviews of Canada family adventure holiday

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We met lovely people and had a wonderful wilderness experience

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Get a good mat to sleep on

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I felt we had a minimal impact for people on holidays

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Really great

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The camping trip was so wonderful, it is very difficult to name only one thing. Having said that, the walk to the Plain of Six Glaciers was truly spectacular!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be flexible, respect other travellers and the tour guide and make the most of opportunities available.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A wonderful experience. The parts of Canada we visited were spectacular and our tour guide Jayko is worth his weight in gold.

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