Athabasca 3 Day Tour – Banff to Rampart Creek via Lake Louise (BACK IN 2021)

$429.00$469.00

Explore the heart of the Rocky Mountains with a trip through Banff and Jasper National Parks! This 3 day tour through the Canadian Rockies will take you on one of the most scenic roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway! You’ll discover amazing glacial lakes (including Lake Louise), snow-capped mountain peaks, pristine rivers, waterfalls, and wildlife everywhere you look.

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Explore the heart of the Rocky Mountains with a trip through Banff and Jasper National Parks! This 3 day tour through the Canadian Rockies will take you on one of the most scenic roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway! You’ll discover amazing glacial lakes (including Lake Louise), snow-capped mountain peaks, pristine rivers, waterfalls, and wildlife everywhere you look.

Note: the Athabasca is the middle 3 days of the 8 day Caribou tour. Some of your fellow travellers will have started together in Vancouver before you join them, and some will be continuing back to Vancouver after you finish.

ITINERARY

3 days/2 nights | Departing Banff

Highlights

  • Explore Western Canada’s wilderness stopping at stunning viewpoints along the way, and for hiking and swimming
  • Tour through Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Visit Rocky Mountain landmarks such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (seasonal)
  • Travel the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper to see Bow Lake and the Athabasca Glacier
  • See majestic waterfalls including the famous Athabasca Falls
  • Enjoy the wicked nightlife and adventure activities in Banff

Our tour begins with visits to the stunning Moraine Lake (seasonal), and one of the world’s most famous lakes, Lake Louise! Then it’s onto the Icefields Parkway, to take in the jagged mountain peaks, glaciers, raging rivers, and more turquoise lakes, all the while keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. We’ll make stops to see the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, and the impressive Mistaya Canyon, before arriving at our rustic, wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek. Why not take a dip in the creek, then relax in the wood-burning sauna, before enjoying a campfire under the stars tonight?

Moose Accommodation (included): HI Rampart Creek. This is a rustic, wilderness hostel and there are no alternative accommodation options nearby, but we think you’re going to love this truly Canadian experience!

Tick another National Park off your list today because we’re entering Jasper NP! We’ll stop to look for mountain goats at the Goats and Glaciers Viewpoint. Our next stop is at Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in the Rockies. Then it’s on to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper, for a scenic hike that crosses several bridges with amazing views into the canyon. Afterwards, we’ll roll into the Jasper townsite where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore on your own.

Recommended Accommodation: HI Jasper

It’s another day of jaw dropping vistas along the Icefields Parkway as we make our way back south. Our main attraction today is the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometres. You’ll have the chance to get up close to the Athabasca Glacier, either on a hike to the toe of the glacier, or on board a massive Ice Explorer vehicle. Our tour ends after a group dinner back in Banff.

Meal Inclusions: Dinner at Samesun Banff
Accommodation: None. You will need to make your own reservations for tonight. We recommend booking at the Samesun Banff where your fellow travellers doing a longer pass will be staying.

WHAT’S INLCUDED

  • 1 night mixed gender, hostel dormitory style accommodation at Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel
  • Moose Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
  • 1 group dinner
  • National Park fees
  • Moose travellers also receive discounts on optional activities!

OPTIONAL ACTIVITES

The Athabasca tour through the heart of the Rocky Mountains offers incredible experiences for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Go mountain biking through the alpine forests, or whitewater rafting through the gushing valleys. There are plenty of options to experience the incredible mountain vistas no matter what your activity level and budget – from hiking to soaking in mountain hot springs.

You can book following optional activities during the tour:

  • Ice Explorer Coach (Snowcoach)
  • Hiking/Swimming (Free)
  • Wildlife Spotting (Free)
  • White Water Rafting (incl. BBQ)
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Horseback Riding
  • Helicopter Ride
  • Big Canoe Tour
  • Via Ferrata
  • Banff Mountain Bike Rental

Please note:

  • Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent
  • Many activities can only be paid for in cash
  • Most activities are offered by a third party and may require specific travel insurance
  • Moose can not guarantee that all activities will run on every tour
  • Taxes and surcharges not included.

NON-ACCOMODATED TOURS

If you book a non-accommodated tour, you MUST book all nights of accommodation yourself (except at Rampart Creek – see below). Moose will NOT include nor hold any accommodation reservations on your behalf in the overnight locations. You should book a non-accommodated tour if you wish to stay in private rooms or in alternative properties on your tour.

Note: The only exception is at Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel (on any itinerary that travels from Banff to Jasper) where one (1) night of accommodation in a mixed gender, hostel dormitory bed is included on non-accommodated tours. There are no alternative accommodation properties nearby and no private rooms available at Rampart Creek, hence why this hostel overnight is included.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodation is NEVER Included

Regardless of whether or not you purchase an accommodated tour, you must ALWAYS book your pre and post tour nights in Banff yourself. For your convenience, we recommend staying at one of our hostel pick up locations, noting that we also drop off at these same locations.

Moose Accommodation Listings

Here is a list of the hostels we stay at on accommodated tours. If you book a non-accommodated tour and wish to stay in hostel private rooms, we recommend booking at these same properties since that is where the majority of the other Moose travellers and your Moose driver/guide will be staying.

  • HI Rampart Creek*
  • HI Jasper

**HI Rampart Creek is a rustic, wilderness hostel with no running water, and solar & propane generated power. It features a cozy fireplace, outdoor fire pit, and a wood-burning sauna! Please note there are no alternative accommodation options nearby, but we think you’re going to love this truly Canadian experience! Moose groups will stay at HI Athabasca Falls (also a rustic, wilderness hostel), instead of HI Rampart Creek, on the following dates: 16-May-2020, 23-May-2020

TRAVELLER INFORMATION

  1. Bring proper clothing for the tour. The weather in Canada can be unpredictable, and changes in temperature can occur throughout the day depending on location (this is especially true in the mountains or during the spring and fall months elsewhere).
  2. If possible bring a credit card with you while traveling. Credit cards can be used as identification and for making deposits on rentals if needed.
  3. Don’t forget your camera – we will guarantee that you will want to take photos of new friends, beautiful scenery and wild animals!
  4. Book your pre and post departure accommodation in advance. Moose tours pick up and drop off at major hostels in Vancouver and Banff. Not sure where to stay?
  5. Join our Facebook travel community and hook up with you future bus mates. If you have any questions we can surely answer them there. Possibly peruse some of the pics of passengers past!

CANCELLATION POLICY

Passenger cancellation of a tour will result in a 20% fee if made 15 days or more in advance of your travel date. A fee of 50% applies if 14 days or less notice is given, and a fee of 100% (i.e. no refund) is applied if 7 days or less notice is provided prior to departure. Failure to show up for the booked departure will also result in a 100% cancellation fee/no refund.

Location

Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise

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Address: 449 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A6, Canada

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