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Rocky Mountain Camping & Hiking Tours | CA-FA701

Multi-Day Guided Rocky Mountain Tours for All Skill Levels

Overview

Strap on your boots and get yourself to a destination that's long been a nature-lover’s dream!

Tour Highlights

  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  • Guided hiking
  • Camping in the pristine wilderness
  • Soaking in the natural hot springs
  • Banff/Jasper sightseeing
  • Gondolas
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding

Blessed with sensational mountain architecture, ancient glaciers, and turquoise-hued lakes, the Rockies offers the best of the best when it comes to hiking, camping, and all manner of outdoor activities. Choose to spend 6, 7, 9 or 12 days in this rugged mountain world where every little bit of landscape seems to cry for your attention. We’ll explore some of the most popular attractions in Canada, as well as hidden gems that only locals know. Join us on these multi-day Rocky Mountain tours and find out for yourself why they’re so alluring.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Guaranteed departures
  • No required single supplement
Available Jul - Sept
Duration 6-12 days
Departs From Calgary, AB
Group maximum 10
Minimum age 10
Difficulty Level Easy / Moderate
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No

From

1 695 CAD

Per Adult

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  • Toll Free number in N. America: +1 888 285 1676
  • International number: +1 780 414 1676

For further information about dates and prices:
Please see the price list at the section here below.

What's Included

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Included

  • Transportation from pick up to drop off in van
  • Camping accommodation
  • Camping gear
  • Meals during the tour
  • Camping fees
  • Park passes
  • Hot spring entry fees
  • Gondola passes

What to bring

  • Hiking boots
  • Woolen socks
  • Hiking pants
  • Warm wool or fleece sweaters
  • Long sleeved shirts for layering
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Hat and gloves
  • Rain gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Not Included

  • 5% local tax
  • Trip cancellation/ travel medical insurance
  • Personal alcohol
  • Sleeping bag rental ($50)
  • Single tent supplement ($200)
  • Optional activities: (Yoho rafting $130, Jasper Horseback Ride $120, Jasper train ride $100, Banff Activities)

Contact us for more Information about this tour

TOLL FREE NUMBER IN N. AMERICA: +1 888 285 1676
INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 780 414 1676

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

Itinerary

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Information

Our multi-day Rocky Mountains, camping and hiking, tours are perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure and are suitable for all skill levels. You can choose to embark on a  6, 7, 9 or 12 day adventure, each starting with pickup from your hotel in Calgary. Depending on the itinerary, we’ll visit the most famous Canada’s national parks including Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and Yoho National Park. Thrill-seekers will have plenty of opportunities to embark on optional activities such as whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, and helicopter or ATV tours throughout the trip.

We’ll provide you with camping gear, campsite reservations, park passes, gourmet meals, and a local guide, so all you need to do is pack your backpack and hit the road!  We have designed these tours to make your camping experience as smooth as possible, meaning you’ll have access to warm showers, flushing toilets, charging ports, and cellphone reception.

Whether you’re a veteran camper or a novice hiker, these Rocky Mountains tours can be anything you want them to be. Awe-inspiring mountain vistas, Canada’s most popular tourist attractions, secret spots away from the clamouring crowds, challenging hikes, lovely strolls, or even mere contemplation - you name it, we’ve got it!

Day 1: Pickup from Calgary & Banff National Park

Your adventure in the heart of the Rocky Mountains starts with pickup from your hotel in Calgary. The pickup time is between 15:30 (3:30 p.m.) and 16:30 (4:00 p.m.). Once everyone is in our van, we’ll head west to Banff National Park, Canada’s premier mountain wilderness. As we leave the wide grasslands behind and enter the beautiful Canadian Rockies, expect to be enchanted by hulking mountains and shimmering glaciers.

Upon arrival at Banff, we’ll set up camp and learn some tips and tricks that will make our camping experience absolutely amazing. After we settle down, it’s time for a hearty meal prepared by our guide. Later, we’ll head out for an evening walk to a nearby waterfall or lake. As the sun sinks below the mountains, feel the deep peace of the wilderness and spend the night under the starry sky.

Day 2: Hiking Tour & The Town of Banff

Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee - a great start of your first guided hiking tour in the Canadian wilderness. After a campfire breakfast, we’ll embark on an epic day hike near Banff. So, lace up your hiking boots and be prepared to be wowed by landscapes graced by soaring peaks. Putting one foot in front of the other and seeing the rugged mountains up close is a truly magical experience.

Later, get ready for a fascinating tour of the lively town of Banff. Listen to some wild stories about the first settlers in the Canadian Rockies. We’ll show you some of the major highlights including a visit to the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, bustling Banff Avenue, the 30-ft (10-m) Bow Falls, the mysterious Hoodoos, and much more!

In the evening, camp in a company of your fellow travelers and enjoy another tasty meal.

Day 3: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway & Secret Hikes

Rise early for a new adventure through some soul-striking landscapes. We’ll pack up camp, hop on a van and head towards the world-renowned town of Lake Louise. Along the way, we’ll stop at both Moraine Lake and Lake Louise whose turquoise-green waters attract thousands of visitors from the far reaches of the globe. Next, hit the trails to a beautiful hanging valley high above Lake Louise and soak up the beauty of the majestic Victoria Glacier.

After a rewarding hike, we’ll continue north on the Icefields Parkway, known as one of the most scenic roads in the world. For even more spectacular views, we’ll hike away from the national park system to find some hidden gems in a lesser known area. Let’s keep its name a secret, so we have it all to ourselves!

Tonight we’ll camp on a secluded beach along the shores of a tranquil mountain lake.

Day 4: Camping Away from the Crowds

Today enjoy a leisurely morning with fresh cinnamon buns baked over a campfire. After breakfast, take in the cornucopia of stunning views during a guided hike to a nearby lake, waterfall, mountain ridge or all three (depending on the weather conditions). It’s a great opportunity to test your photography skills and snap some amazing photos!

The secret area we’re camping in is tucked away in the Rocky Mountains and has a plethora of hiking trails. Located about 19 mi (30 km) away from the popular destinations, it allows you to go off the beaten path and appreciate some peaceful moments in the untamed wilderness. After a guided hiking tour, enjoy your rest time at the campsite. Choose to cool off in a peaceful alpine lake or roast marshmallows over a campfire.

Day 5: Jasper National Park

Today we pack up camp and head north towards Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. En route, we’ll take one of the most scenic hikes in the Rockies which will reward us with a mind-bending view of the Saskatchewan Glacier from above. Another great thing about this hike is that the road winds up a hill on the back of the ridge, so you don’t have to hike as high as you normally would to get such an impeccable vista.

After a lovely picnic, we’ll take you to a thundering waterfall that you can walk behind. This is another secret spot of the tour, so we won't go into too much detail but prepare to get up close and personal with the raw power of a roaring cascade.

Tonight we’ll camp in Jasper National Park along the banks of the Athabasca River. Don’t be surprised if a herd of elk and their calves cross your path - because it’s one of the best areas in the Rockies to spot these elegant animals.

Later, we’ll head to Miette Hot Springs, which is home to some of the hottest natural pools in the Canadian Rockies. Spoil yourself with a rejuvenating dip in these therapeutic waters - a perfect way to end a day full of adventure!

Day 6: Departure

Today is your departure day. We can arrange a bus transfer to Banff, Calgary, Calgary Airport or Edmonton Airport. We thank you for joining this tour and hope you had a one-of-a-kind adventure!

Day 1: Pickup from Calgary

Your rocky mountain tour starts with pickup from your Calgary Hotel. Next, we'll head west towards Kananaskis Country, a dazzling wilderness area filled with a plethora of parks and hiking trails. Along the way, keep your eyes glued to the window as something miraculous awaits - flat plains will change into rolling hills and those into rugged peaks in the blink of an eye!

Once we arrive, we'll set up camp and get acclimatized to the area. Take a deep breath of the crisp alpine air before embarking on a quick hike in the surrounding area. Later, enjoy a mouthwatering meal and spend the night under the starry sky.

Day 2: Banff & Lake Louise

After breakfast, we'll take a scenic route past Spray Lakes and Canmore. Marvel at the staggeringly beautiful landscapes of the pristine Canadian wilderness. Next, we'll stop at both the world-famous Lake Louise and no less beautiful Moraine Lake whose brilliant, turquoise waters look as though they were plucked straight out of a work of art!

For yet more adventure, we'll head north on the Icefields Parkway, one of the most breathtaking drives on Earth. En route, a short hike will take us to the vibrant glacier-fed Peyto Lake. Named after pioneer guide Bill Peyto, it features some  of the brightest turquoise waters that you can find anywhere in the world. Next, we’ll visit the steep Mistaya Canyon with gorgeously curvy walls before arriving at Bow or Abraham Lake, where we’ll camp for the night. You’re welcome to explore the surrounds or go for a dip in the rippling waters of the lake. Enjoy local delicacies before the first stars appear and light up the night sky.

Day 3: The Icefields Parkway & The Columbia Icefield

Today we continue north on the Icefields Parkway towards Jasper National Park, one of Canada’s crown jewels. Along the way, be prepared to be amazed by countless rushing waterfalls and the Columbia Icefield, the largest ice mass in the Rocky Mountains. This natural wonder is home to the majestic Athabasca Glacier, one of the most visited glaciers in North America. This frozen river of ice is easily accessible, allowing us to get up close and personal to the  glacier.

The stunningly deep Maligne Canyon is another highlight. With a depth of more than 164 ft 50 (m), it’s the deepest canyon in the Rockies. Look down at the limestone walls and feel the raw power of the water rushing below your feet.

Tonight we’ll camp near Jasper with the sunset burning the sky above the mountains a fiery orange.

Day 4: Jasper National Park & Horseback Riding

Today we’ll venture into the mountains on horseback, so it’s time to put on your spurs! Riding a horse in the Canadian Rockies allows you to get to the parts of the wilderness you might not have otherwise seen. Experiencing the rugged landscapes from your saddle will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Later, take some time to explore the town of Jasper before boarding the famous Jasper SkyTram that will take you to an altitude of 7425 ft (2,263 m). Soar above the park and feast your eyes on the superlative-less panoramas in every direction. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Day 5: Yoho National Park, BC

Today we head south to Yoho National Park, a gorgeous Canadian national park filled with dozens of stunning waterfalls and hiking trails. With a plethora of awe-inspiring vistas, it’s easy to see why “Yoho” is an expression of awe and wonder in the Cree language. Witness the majestic Takakkaw Falls, the fourth highest waterfall in Canada and be amazed by the engineering miracle of the Spiral Tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR).

Any trip to Yoho wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the marvelous Emerald Lake surrounded by towering peaks and luxurious forests. Next, absorb the beauty of the famous Natural Bridge, where the powerful Kicking Horse River has sculpted the rock into something that resembles a crooked bridge. End your day with a gaze at the skyscraping Chancellor Peak, located on the banks of the Kicking Horse River. Tonight we camp on the peaceful shore of the Kinbasket Lake Resort.

Day 6: Yoho & Rafting Tour

Today choose to enjoy a scenic hike against a backdrop of alpine meadows or join an optional rafting trip on the legendary Kicking Horse River. Prepare for loads of fun and excitement as the Kicking Horse River offers some of the best rafting experiences in Canada.

If you’re looking for a short hike, circumnavigate the pristine Emerald Lake and soak up the beauty of vivid turquoise waters surrounded by lush trees. The lovely trail around the lake is easy and offers postcard-perfect views of Michael Peak, Wapta Mountain, and Mount Burgess.

In the evening, rest under the starry skies.

Day 7:Hot Springs, Calgary & Departure

Hot Springs and Calgary Enjoy a final camp breakfast before soaking tired muscles in Sulphur Mountain hot Springs in Banff. Relax in the same healing waters that have been used by first nations for thousands of years and brought the first tourists to the Canadian Rockies. Once properly pampered, we head back to Calgary, arriving around 2 pm. You have the option to be dropped off in Banff, or anywhere in Calgary, including the airport.

Day 1: Pickup from Calgary

We pick you up from your hotel in downtown Calgary between 15:30 (3:30 p.m.) and 16:00 (4:00 p.m.) and head west to Banff National Park. The pristine parkland is the oldest national park in Canada wooing outdoor enthusiasts who flock here throughout the year to experience the majesty of nature.

Once there, we’ll set up camp and get acclimated to the mountain air. Your guide will show you how to use the camping gear like a pro - it’s always a good idea to be well-prepared when camping in the wilderness! Later, feast on a delicious meal and set out on a lovely evening walk to a nearby waterfall or lake.

Tonight we camp in some of the cleanest air in the whole of Canada.

Day 2: Guided Hiking & Banff Tour

Begin the day with a hot cup of coffee before embarking on your first full-day guided hiking tour in the Canadian Rockies. After an appetizing breakfast around the campfire, venture deeper into the rugged mountains and take in epic views of the surrounding area. Here, below the majestic peaks of various shapes and sizes, incredible photographic opportunities abound.

Next, get ready for a fascinating tour around the unique town of Banff that was planned as a resort town from the beginning. Listen to some stories from mountaineering history and the first settlers in the Rockies. We’ll also visit highlights such as the world-famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Avenue, Bow Falls, and the Hoodoos, to name but a few.

In the evening, relax at the campsite and savor a hearty dinner.

Day 3: Lake Louise & Hidden Gems of the Rockies

Today, we pack up camp and hop in our van for a day full of exploring turquoise glacial lakes, alpine valleys, and vast, soaring peaks. First, we visit both Moraine Lake and Lake Louise whose waters are famous for their hypnotizing color. The pristine Lake Louise is, perhaps, the most photographed lake in the world, and Moraine Lake is just as stunning and worthy of just as much time. Then we'll follow the trails to a picturesque hanging valley nearby. Take in awe-inspiring views of Mount Victoria with the shimmering Victoria Glacier on its front ridge.  

Next, we continue our journey north onto the Icefields Parkway, one of the most inspiring mountain roads on Earth. En route, we'll divert out of Canada's national park system to a secret spot in the Rockies. The place we're talking about is far less touristy and we won't go into much detail, so we don’t spoil its solitude.

Tonight we'll camp along the shores of a placid mountain lake with a secluded beach.

Day 4: Camping & Hiking Away from the Crowds

Enjoy a morning of relaxing in the secret place we're camping in. Taste some cinnamon buns baked over a campfire and feel the tranquility of the untamed surroundings. Later, with your camera in hand, set out on a guided hike to a nearby waterfall, alpine lake or a mountain ridge. Gorge on some pristine landscapes of infinite variety and capture some boundless natural beauty.

The area we're camping in gives access to a great number of hiking trails and attractions. About 19-mi (30-km) away from the clamouring crowds, it's the perfect place to contemplate the beauty of the Canadian Rockies without being bothered. After our guided hiking tour, ease up at the campsite with some time to go for a dip in the nearby lake or roast marshmallows over a campfire.

Day 5: Jasper National Park

Today, we pack up camp and continue north towards Alberta's Jasper National Park, the northernmost National Park in the Canadian Rockies. En route, we'll stop for one of the most scenic hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Prepare to be wowed with the breathtaking views of the Saskatchewan Glacier, the longest outlet valley glacier of the Columbia Icefield. The best part of the tour is that the trail winds up a hill on the back of the ridge, so you don't have to hike as high as you normally would for such a striking view.

After a nice picnic, we'll take you to a foaming waterfall that you can walk behind, another hidden gem of the Rockies. As it's another secret part of our tour, we won't go into detail but prepare for a one-of-a-kind experience!

After intense hiking, your legs deserve a soak in a natural hot spring. For this, we'll head to Miette Hot Springs featuring the warmest mineral pools in the Canadian Rockies. Tonight we'll camp in Jasper National Park along the milky-blue Athabasca River. The river is a perfect place for spotting passing elks with their calves.

Day 6: The Town of Jasper

Today, you'll have some free time to explore the relaxed town of Jasper, which is less crowded than the town of Banff and is well suited to exploration on foot or bike. Check out some of the shops, hiking trails, and museums. Choose to rent a bicycle and pedal to a nearby lake or opt for a guided horseback tour and experience the rugged surroundings from your saddle.

In the afternoon, meet us for a gourmet lunch and a guided hiking tour to a nearby canyon or spring-fed lake. Next, we'll take a gondola ride to the high alpine terrain for some eye-popping views of the rustic town of Jasper. Be enchanted by the soaring peaks graced by the glowing sunset.

Day 7: The Icefields Parkway

Today, we'll head south along the astonishing Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic mountain drives on the planet. We have designed this tour to cover the entire Icefields Parkway during the morning hours to give you the absolute best lighting to gorge on the awe-inspiring mountains and lakes en route. Your guide will tell you about the early pioneers who paved the road for travel across Canada's rugged terrain.

Along the way, we'll stop for a couple of shorter hikes including a hike right under one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada. We'll also stop in the Columbia Icefields area, the largest ice mass south of the Arctic Circle. Explore the majestic Athabasca Glacier, a remnant from the Earth's last ice age.

Next, we'll leave Alberta behind and enter British Columbia, home to Yoho National Park. Tonight we'll camp along the banks of the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River.

Day 8: Rafting on the Kicking Horse River

Today, set out on a guided rafting adventure on the ice-blue Kicking Horse River offering some of the best rapids in British Columbia. Our rafting adventure is a great opportunity to see the Canadian Rockies from a totally different perspective. Navigate the narrow canyons, experience the rugged mountains up close and learn how ice sculpted the landscape.

If rafting isn't really your cup of tea, you're welcome to join a guided hiking tour in Yoho National Park. Along the way, take in some stunning views of a distant waterfall, a nearby glacier and the lofty peaks surrounding you.

Later, depending on the preferences of the group, we'll embark on a night excursion to see another tumbling cascade or just kick back and relax by the campfire.

Day 9: Yoho National Park & Departure

This morning, we pack up our camp and set out on an exploration of Yoho National Park before heading back to the town of Banff. Embark on a scenic hike around the renowned Emerald Lake and witness its blue-hued waters sparkle in the morning light. Take a refreshing dip into the rippling lake, if you feel like it. Depending on the weather conditions, we might also hike up to Yoho Lake, a lesser-known alpine gem.

After stretching our legs, we'll stop for a quick coffee and a snack in Field, a postcard-perfect alpine village surrounded by towering mountains. Next, we'll head back to Banff from where you depart with options to hop on a shuttle to Calgary, Calgary Airport or be dropped off at any hotel in Banff. Approximate arrival time at Banff is 17:00 (5 p.m.), meaning you can catch a bus to Calgary Airport and be there by 19:30 (7:30 p.m.).

Day 1: Pickup from Calgary

Your action-packed adventure starts with pickup from your hotel in Calgary between 15:30 (3:30 p.m.) and 16:00 ( 4:00 p.m.). Once everyone is in our van, we’ll head west to the beating heart of the North American wilds, the Rockies. During a scenic 2 hour drive, feast your eyes on the landscape as it changes from pastel-hued grasslands to imposing glacier-clad mountains.

Upon arrival at Banff National Park, we'll set up camp and have a thorough orientation. Your guide will show some tips and tricks on how to use the camping gear, so that you have the best camping experience possible.

After a mouthwatering outdoor dinner prepared by your guide, set out on a guided evening walk to a nearby waterfall or lake. As Canada's vast skies fill with stars, settle down for a soothing night’s sleep in the crisp wilderness air.

Day 2: Hiking in the Rockies & Banff Tour

Begin the day with a hot cup of coffee around the campfire before we embark on the first full-day guided hiking tour in the Canadian Rockies, near the town of Banff. Get up close and personal with the surrounding peaks and have a moment to contemplate the majesty of nature.

Then, get ready for a captivating tour of the town of Banff, perhaps the most famous mountain town in the whole of Canada. With impeccable views of soaring peaks, the town looks like it has been torn out of the pages of a fairytale. During the tour, learn about the first settlers in the Rockies and visit some of the main landmarks including the world-famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (also referred to as the "Castle of the Rockies"), the bustling Banff Avenue, Bow Falls, and the marvelous Hoodoos.

This evening, enjoy another hearty outdoor meal in the company of your fellow travelers.

Day 3: Lake Louise & Lesser-known Hikes in the Rockies

After breakfast, we'll pack up our camp and hop in the van for a day full of exploring some of the most stunning places in the Rockies. First, we'll visit both Moraine Lake and Lake Louise before following trails to the gorgeous hanging valley nearby.

Known as one of the most photographed lakes in the world, Lake Louise showcases blue-hued waters that never cease to excite and amaze its visitors. At the back of the lake, gorge on mind-boggling views of Mount Victoria and the glistening Victoria Glacier. The less-visited but no less beautiful, Moraine Lake reveals the wild beauty of the Rockies.

After our scenic hikes, we'll continue north on the Icefields Parkway, one of the premier mountain roads in the world. For even more spectacular vistas, we'll leave Canada's national park system for some time and head off the beaten path to a lesser known area, which is known only to locals and a handful of travelers. Let's keep its name a secret, so no-one else discovers it.

Tonight we’ll camp along the shores of a placid alpine lake with an untamed beach.

Day 4: Secret Canadian Rockies Hiking

This morning, feast on cinnamon buns baked over a campfire and enjoy the day at a leisurely pace. Depending on the weather conditions and the preferences of the group, we'll hike to a nearby lake, tumbling waterfall, a mountain ridge or all three. So, don't forget your camera!

The secret place we're camping at has easy access to a plethora of trails and attractions. Located about 19-mi (30-km) away from the main tourist attractions, it offers a unique opportunity to explore the hidden grandeur of the Rockies.

After a day spent exploring, ease up at the campsite under the open skies. Choose to go for an invigorating swim in the lake or roast marshmallows over a campfire.

Day 5: Jasper National Park

We'll pack up our camp after an early breakfast and head north towards Jasper National Park. En route, we'll set out on a fantastic hike with the unique opportunity to witness the majestic Saskatchewan Glacier. The best part is that the road leading to the glacier winds up a hill behind the ridge, meaning you don't have to hike as high as you normally would to get such a stunning view.

After a lovely picnic, we'll head to a tumbling waterfall that you can literally walk behind. As this is another hidden part of our tour, we won't give away too much detail but prepare to be amazed by the phenomenal view of water rushing so close that it might splash you.

After a day spent hiking, we'll head to Miette Hot Spring for a replenishing soak in some of Canada's hottest mineral pools. Tonight we'll camp in Jasper National Park, along the blue-hued Athabasca River. Keep your camera ready while looking for elks with their calves passing by.

Day 6: The Town of Jasper

Today, you’ll have some free time to explore the town of Jasper, which is less touristy than the town of Banff and is perfect for exploring on foot or bicycle. The most popular places are Connaught Drive and Patricia Street where you'll find a variety of good restaurants and charming shops. Choose to rent a bike or join a guided horseback tour.

Later, meet us for an appetizing lunch and a guided hiking tour to a system of beautiful spring-fed lakes or a nearby canyon. Next, board a gondola and enjoy a fascinating ride up to the high alpine terrain revealing breathtaking views of Jasper.

Day 7: The Icefields Parkway & The Athabasca Glacier

Today, we’ll head south towards Yoho National Park in British Columbia. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind ride along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most sought-after mountain roads in the world. The plan is to cover the parkway in the first part of the day to give you the best light for viewing the striking attractions en route. Learn about the history of the Icefields Parkway and be wowed by some awe-inspiring sights.

We’ll stop for several hikes to be immersed in stunning vistas of shimmering glaciers, thundering waterfalls, and rippling lakes. We’ll also pay a visit to the imposing Columbia Icefields area, the largest glacier system in the Canadian Rockies. Discover the power of nature at the impressive Athabasca Glacier, perhaps the most famous glacier in North America.

Next, we’ll leave Alberta behind and enter Yoho National Park. Tonight we camp along the shores of the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River.

Day 8: Rafting on the Kicking Horse River

Begin the day with an invigorating guided rafting adventure on the milky-blue Kicking Horse River, renowned for some of the best rapids in British Columbia. The rafting tour is a great opportunity to get closer to the sheer rock faces of the Canadian Rockies. As we cruise the narrow canyons, get personal with the wild grandeur of nature.

If rafting isn’t your thing, you’re welcome to join a guided hiking trip in Yoho National Park, home to such iconic sights as Takakkaw Falls, the Natural Bridge, and Emerald Lake. As you hike surrounded by the white-dappled mountains, feast your eyes on the massive waterfall in distance or a shimmering glacier nearby.

Tonight, kick back and relax by the campfire. If the group feels like it, we'll go on an evening walk to see another tumbling waterfall.

Day 9: Yoho National Park

This morning, we’ll pack up our camp and hit the road to visit some more captivating attractions in Yoho National Park. In the delicate glow of the morning sun, we’ll hike around the placid, turquoise-hued Emerald Lake, one of the most beloved destinations in the park. If you feel like it, take a refreshing dip in the cold but mesmerising waters of the lake. Depending on the weather, we might also hike up to Yoho Lake, another spectacular alpine lake.

After hiking in the pristine parkland, we’ll stop for a coffee or snack in Field, a small mountain village surrounded by soaring peaks and dark green trees. Spotting elk crossing the river is not uncommon in this area, so keep an eye out for this elegant creature!

Next, we’ll head back to Banff, where you’ll have some free time to explore the bustling Banff Avenue or kick back with a craft drink at a local brewery.

Day 10: Adventuring in Banff

Today, opt for guided adventures in Banff or join a hiking tour in the Canadian Rockies. Optional Banff activities include rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, a via ferrata climbing course, a helicopter ride or ATV tours. You can also take some free time to explore  Banff’s bustling streets and pop into a boutique shop for a souvenir or two.

If you decide to embark on a hiking tour near Banff, we’ll show you some of the most scenic hikes in the area. So, strap on your hiking boots, and hit the trails up to a mountain or high mountain pass for some of the most astonishing vistas in Canada. As the sun sinks below the horizon, we’ll go to a nearby lake for some more stunning views and an optional swim with the moonlight gracing the waters.  

Day 11: High Elevation Rocky Mountain Hike

Today, our tour reaches its crescendo as we hike up to the viewpoints for some soul-stirring panoramas of the Canadian Rockies. Prepare for a high hike in Banff that will reward you with sensational panoramas with an endless sea of lakes and mountain peaks right before your eyes - a perfect conclusion to your hiking adventure in the Rockies.

As you already know how the natural processes sculpted this wild, jagged area, take a moment to contemplate nature in all its majesty. We’ll be teaching you how this rugged mountain world was formed, how the plants and animals survive and how people managed to thrive here for thousands of years. We might also show you some tricks on how to become a better wilderness explorer.

Tonight we’ll camp around a campfire reliving the favourite moments of our grand adventure in the Rockies.

Day 12: Banff Upper Hot Springs & Departure

Today is our last day of adventuring in the Canadian Rockies. After 12 days spent hiking and conquering the peaks, you deserve a memorable soak in some of Canada’s most famous therapeutic waters. After breakfast, we’ll head to the historic Banff Upper Hot Springs to relax in the natural hot pools.

This steaming oasis was used by the First Nations people and was the main drag for the early Europeans who visited the area. Today, it’s your chance to enjoy a steamy soak in the mineral waters endowed with a mythic aura. Here, you can even rent a traditional bathing suit and transport yourself back to a different era.

After relaxing our muscles, we’ll hop on the van and head to your drop off points. Choose to be dropped off at any hotel in Banff, Calgary or Calgary Airport. Expect to be dropped off by 12:00 (12 p.m.) in Banff or 14:00 (2 p.m.) in Calgary or the airport.

  • During the summer months, the weather in the Rocky Mountains is unbeatable. Expect to spend days basking in the warm sun. However, the Rockies can cool down a bit at night so we recommend a warm layer and rain gear to ensure you are always comfortable.
  • Accommodations are in ten camps en route. Most camps are located within the national parks. Your guides provide quality tents for you to sleep in on these camping adventure tours. They use a 3 person tent for double occupancy and 2 person tent for single occupancy.
  • Each campsite has toilets ranging from flush toilets to outhouses. Most of the attractions we stop at each day have toilets as well. Some of the campgrounds have hot showers. While we can’t guarantee that you’ll have a shower every night, we can promise that you will have the chance to shower a few times on each of our camping tours and will be able to go for a swim every day.

Participants should be in good physical condition and able to hike several hours per day over a variety of different terrains and elevation gains with a light day pack.

Prices and Availability

✔ ALL DEPARTURES ARE GUARANTEED

2020 dates:

6 day trip:

  • July 5-10
  • July 26-31
  • August 9-14
  • August 30- September 4

HIKING TOUR BASE PRICE:  $1995
SLEEPING BAG RENTAL:  $50
SINGLE TENT UPGRADE:  $300

7 day trip:

  • June 28- July 4
  • July 19-25
  • August 23-29
  • .

HIKING TOUR BASE PRICE: $1695  
SLEEPING BAG RENTAL: $50
SINGLE TENT UPGRADE: $300

9 day trip:

  • July 5-13
  • July 26- August 3
  • August 9-17
  • August 30- September 7

HIKING TOUR BASE PRICE:  $2395
SLEEPING BAG RENTAL:  $50
SINGLE TENT UPGRADE:  $350

12 day trip:

  • July 5-16
  • July 26- August 6
  • August 9-20
  • August 30- September 10

HIKING TOUR BASE PRICE:  $2695
SLEEPING BAG RENTAL:  $50
SINGLE TENT UPGRADE:  $400

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.
A $500.00 deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Full refunds will be given for cancellations more than 60 days prior to trip, minus a 5 percent transaction fee of what you have paid. Cancellations within 60 days of tour start date will not be refunded. If you need to cancel your tour within 60 days of tour departure we will credit you for another tour with the same operator/outfitter, minus any costs that have already been incurred by us. These credits are transferable from person to person, but expire 1 year from the issue date.