Canadian Rockies with Kids
The Canadian Rockies are full of spectacular mountains and at least as many rewarding experiences for your family. Yet snow-capped peaks are only the tip of the Rockies’ iceberg, in terms of the many rewarding experiences the region has to offer. This is a land of grizzly bears, gold prospectors, badlands and buffalo jumps. It’s a place where cowboys, railway tycoons and native warriors have all l More
Few moments that you’ll share with your kids are as rewarding as reaching the top of a mountain, whether you get there by hiking, biking, skiing or climbing. Needless to say, the Canadian Rockies are full of spectacular mountains - thousands of them - and at least as many rewarding experiences for your family.
Yet snow-capped peaks are only the tip of the Rockies’ iceberg, in terms of the many rewarding experiences the region has to offer. This is a land of grizzly bears, gold prospectors, badlands and buffalo jumps. It’s a place where cowboys, railway tycoons and native warriors have all left their mark and where dinosaurs have left many more - all this in an area that’s smaller than Great Britain.
It’s a place so rich in cultural heritage and natural splendor that, of 144 natural places on Earth deemed by the United Nations to have “exceptional universal value”, the Canadian Rockies and surrounding areas boast four of them. As a safe, clean and spectacularly beautiful area to explore with kids, it’s easy to get lost in the wonder of the Rockies - without actually getting lost.
This book suggests many ways to experience the region, from river rafting and rock climbing to horseback riding and caving. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking in between. Our hope is that the suggested activities and itineraries inspire your family to explore the wilderness, rather than simply be led through it.
Journey With Kids offers illustrated, family-focused, guided tours through towns, regions, parks and destinations, including: Three Sisters Mountain, Canmore, Rundle Range, Quarry Lake, Hoodoos, Ha Ling Peak, Banff, Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs, Lake Minnewanka, Bow River, Lake Louise, Lake Louise Gondola, Chateau Lake Louise, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Kananaskis Country, Nakiska, Radium, Radium Hot Springs, Lake Windermere, Fernie, Fort Steele, Waterton, Waterton Lakes National Park, Red Rock Canyon, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Dinosaur Provincial Park And Royal Tyrrell Museum.