Hike some of the most scenic routes in the Canadian Rockies on these backpacking tours into Jasper National Park.
The two day adventure is an overnight introduction to backcountry camping in the Canadian Rockies. The Jacques Lake Trail is a wonderful trail with minimal elevation gain. It is perfect for the beginner backpacker in the Rocky Mountains. This trail offers a backcountry experience that always impresses, with only 150 m of elevation gain it is a hike that most people can do that is very rewarding. There are two summit lakes on this hike. Guests will be having lunch at the first summit lake on day one and the second summit lake on day two. These lakes are the hydrological apex of the area. For the evening we will be camping at Jacques Lake, which is a habitat for the mighty Canadian Moose and home to various types of waterfowl.
The three day trip along the Skyline Trail is an iconic route and one of the most popular backcountry areas in Jasper National Park. Following along the wide ridges of the Maligne Range, the skyline is one of the most beautiful backpacks in North America. This trail stretches 44 km, with 25 km of the trail at or above treeline. As you hike through the flora rich alpine valleys you'll also enjoy the stunning landscape views of Jasper National Park.
The four day trip takes you into the famous Tonquin Valley.The Tonquin Valley Trail is a loop trail, filled with spectacular views that have no match and never repeat. One of the most scenic trails in Jasper, you’ll be amazed at every turn. This trail is challenging, with mud and mosquitoes, but the reward of watching a sunset over the Rampart Mountains is well worth it! This is for the backpacker who has had at least some previous backpacking experience. We will start the hike on Edith Cavell Road, with views of the backside of Mount Edith. We will be camping next to Amethyst Lake which is a mystifying experience with some of the most stunning sunsets your guides have ever seen! If you are extremely lucky you may even see the endangered Woodland Caribou grazing in the meadows. On day four we will make our way across the beautiful Maccarib Pass. The Hike finishes on Marmot Basin Road, where our shuttle will be meeting us to go back to town.
The five day expedition hike is for people with some previous backcountry experience who wish to explore further in the depths of Jasper National Park. We will be out in the backcountry for five days, giving guests plenty of time to connect with nature and with themselves. This hike has all sorts of landscapes from sweet smelling pine forests to alpine passes to glacial lakes. It is possible to do this hike and not see any other people other than your group! Three of the four nights we are able to have campfires and all of the campsites we stay at have spectacular scenery. We will see views of glaciers, rivers, alpine meadows and The Beautiful Brazeau Lake and possibly some wildlife too. Brazeau Lake is fed by glaciers and has the stunning turquoise color that glacial lakes are renowned for. The lake keeps very cool, so after a day’s hiking you can take a quick dip in four degree water!