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Guided Backpacking Tours in the Canadian Rockies

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Small group backcountry adventures in Banff National Park

Overview

Dare to wander on these ultimate wilderness backpacking experiences in the most beautiful and natural places in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.  Explore deep in the mountains with a small group of like-minded people who become new friends and share memories to last a lifetime on your backcountry adventure!

Highlights

  • Banff National Park
  • Canadian Rocky Mountains
  • Backcountry camping
  • Alpine hiking

These amazing backpacking tours venture deep into the wilderness of Banff National Park. Day hikes are great, but only backpacking allows you to reach the true Canadian Rockies backcountry. You will see the mountains like you wouldn't see in any other way. Camping in the backcountry means there's nowhere to be but where you are, and you don't need to worry about crowds and dinner time.

During this guided hiking trip, you will trek far into the wilderness and spend several days properly off the beaten path. These small group tours are led by professional guides who are there to make sure you are safe, well-fed, and on the right track to having the time of your life. Backcountry trips can be hard to plan, but your guides take care of all the planning and details, so you only have to strap on your boots, load your pack and go.

Sleep under impossibly starry skies at remote campsites, watch the sunset over the mountain peaks, swim in alpine lakes, and nap in breezy meadows on your backpacking trip. Carrying everything on your back means you have everything you need. Something about an escape like this deep into the Canadian wilderness makes time stand still. All the camping gear, transportation from Banff, park permits, reservations, and planning are included to ensure you are well taken care of and can have the time of your life!

Availability Jul - Aug
Duration 5 days/4 nights
Departs From Banff, AB
Difficulty Moderate
Group maximum 12 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

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  • Expert Guides
  • Small Group Experience
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • International number: +1 778 348 1676

Availability (2023):

    July 2-6
    July 16-20
    August 13-17
    August 27-31

Price: $1995
All prices are per person, in CAD
Based on Double Occupancy
Optional Single Tent upgrade: $400
Optional Banff Hotel Package (2 room nights): $799

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What's Included

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Included

  • Return ground transportation from Banff to trailhead
  • 3 nights tent camping accommodations while on the backpacking trip
  • All meals and snacks while on the backpacking trip
  • One dinner in Banff
  • All camping gear (backpack, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, poles)
  • Hot springs entry fees and backcountry park passes

What to bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece clothing
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Hiking boots
  • Rain gear
  • Hat & gloves
  • Full packing list provided at booking

Not Included

  • Single tent upgrade
  • Return shuttles from Calgary to Banff
  • Hotel nights in Banff (optional package available)
  • Meals in Banff, except as noted
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

Contact us for more Information about this tour

INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 778 348 1676

You can also send an email to info@adventures.com, or use the contact form here below.

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Itinerary

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Information

This itinerary provides a general idea of what to expect. Your guides may need to modify the itinerary to maximize your safety and optimize the tour.

Fly into Calgary and make your way to Banff. There will be an evening group orientation with your guides, and you will get your backpack so you can pack your personal items. Stay overnight in Banff Hotel (arrange on your own or add an optional hotel package).

Morning transfer to trailhead. Gondola to the alpine and begin your hike. Overnight camping in the backcountry.

Reach the end of the trail and transfer back to Banff in the late afternoon. Go for dinner as a group in town (included). Soak in the Banff hot springs. Stay overnight in Banff hotel (arrange on your own or add an optional hotel package).

This guided backpacking trip is perfect for you if:

 

  • You are looking for a fun time and are traveling solo, with friends, or as a couple or family

  • You agree that your age doesn’t matter and you are young at heart! 

  • You are willing to camp in the wilderness with professional guides 

  • You don’t mind going to the bathroom in nature (we will show you how and the views are really worth it) 

  • You can hike for a few hours at a sustained pace

  • You don’t have any serious health issues that may prevent you from carrying a backpack

  • You can expect 7-13 km hiking each day and 200-800 m daily elevation

Payment Details

Deposit and taxes

Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A $500 CAD deposit is required for each guest to confirm their booking.

The balance of payment is due 60 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Deposits are non-refundable Lifetime Deposits, which means that for any cancellation 60 or more days before departure, guests are credited their deposit to use towards any tour with us in the future.

With this, we offer free date changes up to 60 days before each departure to make bookings flexible. Cancellations less than 60 days before departure are non-refundable.

We offer full refunds for any tour that we have to cancel.