13 Incredible Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Imagine being immersed in the mountains with gorgeous alpine lakes while hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, wildlife watching, canoeing, road-tripping, and much more. 

This guide covers the best things to do in the Canadian Rockies that I would recommend to travelers. 

Hike up Sulphur Mountain 

The top activity I recommend to travelers is hiking up the Sulphur Mountain overlooking Banff. While you see the Banff Gondola, which leads up the Sulphur Mountain marketed everywhere, hiking up is an active and budget option. 

Ice Skate on Lake Minnewanka

Ice skating in Banff is one of the most popular family adventures in the Canadian Rockies. Imagine standing on a crystal clear lake surrounded by snowy mountains. 

Visit Moraine Lake 

Moraine Lake is at an elevation of 1,885m and starts to thaw in late May. Because it’s glacier-fed, it takes some time until the lake fills up and all the ice blocks melt. It gets the gorgeous turquoise color by the end of June. 

See Takakkaw Falls  

Located in the small Yoho National Park, the Takakkaw Falls are one the most popular attractions and family adventures in the Canadian Rockies. They’re the 2nd highest waterfall in Canada and easily accessible for all, including wheelchairs and strollers.