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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Summer adventure starts at the Douglas Fir Resort

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Summer vacations in Banff are not complete until you enjoy the rush of rafting, so to ensure our guests have an exhilarating summer vacation, the Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets has recently introduced an incredible new package. Experience a little adventure in Banff with this Family River Rafting package where the kids eat, sleep and raft free!

Start your day with breakfast cooked just the way you like it in the comfort of your own room before going on a family rafting adventure on the family friendly Kananaskis River. After an exciting day indulge at one of Banff’s favorite restaurants with a $40 dinner voucher!

Starting from just $275 per a night, the package includes:
-Two night’s accommodation in the condo of your choice
-One “Cook Your Own Breakfast” grocery kit delivered to your room fridge.
-One $40 dinner voucher to one of Banff’s favorite restaurants
-Rafting on the family friendly Kananaskis River for 2 Adults and up to 2 children.

What a deal!

Want to know more about this amazing rafting adventure?
Winding through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country, the Kananaskis River is a great whitewater experience for families or as a group outing. The river tour is rated as Grade 2 to 3 and is an excellent experience for adventurous groups, families and friends. The Kananaskis River offers wonderful mountain scenery, excitement and natural history.

Itinerary and highlights:
-Scenic views of the front range Rocky Mountains
-Class II & III family friendly rapids
-Professional photos of your boat available for purchase at the river base

Your tour includes:
-River time: 1.5 - 2 hours
--Professional River Guide with each boat - who will explain and demonstrate paddle, safety and emergency techniques
-All safety equipment: wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, rainjacket, wetsuit booties and gloves
-Dryland safety instruction
-Practice paddling on the river before the waves
-Refreshments and snacks to charge up on after your tour
-Transport

Remember to bring:
-Swimsuit - have it on under your clothes prior to your trip for added convenience
-A towel and a bag - to hold your personal belongings whilst you’re out on the river
-A warm fleece or wool sweater - to wear on the river (no cotton), it will get wet.
-A toque/beanie/wooly hat - on cold days for under your helmet, it will get wet.
-Clothes suitable for the day - all your personal belongings will be left in your vehicle or in your personal bag while you are rafting.
-Contact lenses - are OK if you are comfortable swimming in them.
-Sunscreen - great on a hot day, avoid putting it above or near your eyes.
-Medical Concerns - please bring any medication you may need and inform your guide of any medical condition.

Restrictions:
-Cameras - do not bring your camera on the raft unless it is waterproof. Same day action photo CDs and disposable waterproof cameras are for sale at reasonable prices
-Glasses or sunglasses - are not recommended unless secured by eyeglass holders or retainers.
-Valuables - best left behind in your hotel or car.

So inject some adrenaline into your summer vacation with a family rafting trip.
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Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets

Tunnel Mountain Road
P.O. Box 1228
Banff, Alberta T1L 1B2 Canada

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1-800-661-9267
Toll free fax: 1-800-267-8774
Calgary Direct Line: 264-2563
Phone: (403) 762-5591
Fax: (403) 762-8774
Email: stay@douglasfir.com

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