Explore some of the best hiking trails the Canadian Rockies have to offer on these hiking tours from a mountain retreat. Your lodge and cabins are located in close proximity to Kootenay National Park, Banff National Park and Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park; offering some of the finest and most spectacular alpine walking and hiking in the world. There are miles of world class wilderness hiking trails, and it's easy for you to discover for yourself the wonderful scenery and unspoiled nature that are part of this area. The trails range in ability from very easy strolls, to short day hikes, to full day hiking.
Maximize your outdoor experience while taking pictures of breathtaking scenery of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains amongst tranquil alpine meadows, secluded forests and fragrant wildflowers. This is an excellent area to view and find signs of birds and animals unique to the Canadian Rockies. Abundant wildlife near the cabins include deer, moose, elk, coyote, rabbits, grouse, squirrels, chipmunks, pine martens and the noisy whiskeyjack. The lucky few may even catch a glimpse of an elusive mountain lion and nearby Kootenay National Park is a great place to see and photograph black bears.
Besides hiking, these packages can also include whitewater rafting and mountain biking. The crystal clear waters of the Kootenay River and other neighbouring rivers offers world class rafting for persons of all ages, experience, skill level or physical condition. The excitement of thrilling rapids, hoodoos, wildlife, waterfalls, scenic gorges and pitted limestone cliffs are a few of the fascinating sights waiting for you to experience. Clean air, glacier-fed lakes and rivers are all part of the beauty and serenity of your mountain biking adventure and the biking trails in the area are second to none.
The Nature Trek package offers an opportunity to experience remote wilderness hiking for all nature lovers, without losing too much time from your holiday schedule. It incorporates unique nature programs alongside spectacular scenery, exciting and informative guided hikes, and friendly camaraderie in a remote, natural setting. During the days, you will hike up to a lofty mountain ridge with spectacular views of mountain tops for 360º, as well as hike up an exciting trail of river crossings and varied terrain to an alpine lake surrounded by rock wall cliffs. The evenings will afford you opportunities to relax at our remote wilderness lodge, enjoying optional campfire gatherings with some music and stories, or soaking in our outdoor, wood-fired, hot tub with a mountain-view. Whether you have seen the Rockies before, or are here for the first time, this package is a great stopover that can immerse you deeper into the grandeur of the mountains, the beauty of nature, and the stories of the land.
The Brush With Nature package offers adventurous traveler, new to the area, or not, some exciting and varied wilderness experiences, in truly remote, wilderness settings. You will be mountain biking along ridges overlooking the Kootenay and Cross River valleys; river raft some exciting stretches of whitewater on one of the nearby rivers ranging from grade 1 to 4; and hike up to a lofty mountain ridge with spectacular views of peaks all around, including Mt. Assiniboine, the sixth highest mountain in the rockies; and all with the opportunity to learn a bit about the history, geology, wildlife, and culture of the area along the way.
The Mountain Magic package offers four full days of hiking. Your starting point will be the cabins and hiking destinations and possibilities will be discussed with the guests. Day hikes could include: alpine ridges, subalpine meadows and lakes, river valleys and waterfalls, wildlife viewing opportunities and mountain summits.