Hiking Tour

Rocky Mountains Hiking Tour in Canada | CA-TT701

Hike through the mountain trails in Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks

Overview

Hit the rugged trails of the Rocky Mountains in Canada’s three most famous national parks!

Tour Highlights

  • Banff National Park
  • Minnewanka Lake
  • Lake Louise
  • Plain of Six Glaciers
  • Yoho National Park
  • Kicking Horse River
  • Emerald Lake
  • Saskatchewan Glacier
  • Jasper National Park
  • Pyramid Lake
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Columbia Icefields

Our 7-day hiking tour takes you through the most famous attractions of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Dip into the steaming hot pools of Banff, visit the majestic glaciers along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, and trek past turquoise lakes in Yoho National Park. You’ll be calling yourself a tried-and-true mountaineer before long!

Thrillseekers will even get a chance to try whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River and adventurous biking trips in the rugged mountains – if you’re up for it!

Meeting point: Choose between departure from Calgary or Banff in Alberta.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Available Jun - Sept
Duration 7 days
Departs From Alberta
Difficulty Level Easy / Moderate
Group maximum 12
Minimum age 12
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

From

1 560 CAD

Per Adult

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

Availability (2020): June - September
Based on double occupancy. 7 days.
Single tent is $165 CAD.

  • June 08-14
  • June 15-21
  • June 22-28
  • June 29-July 05
  • July 06-12
  • July 13-19
  • July 20-26
  • July 27-Aug 02
  • Aug 03-09
  • Aug 10-16
  • Aug 17-23
  • Aug 24-30
  • Aug 31-Sep 06

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What's Included

Included

  • Transportation from and to Calgary
  • Spacious tents (2 ppl per tent)
  • All meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 7
  • Camping gear and a hard-foam mattress
  • Admission to the National Parks and camping fees
  • Optional bilingual guide

What to bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Appropriate clothing

Not Included

  • Hotel in Calgary
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Raft rental

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

Find out more details about the tour and its highlights

Information

The 7-day tour starts at Banff or Calgary and takes you through the amazing hiking trails in three stunning national parks in Canada – Banff, Yoho, and Jasper.

Gorgeous lakes, majestic glaciers, and mighty waterfalls will take your breath away on this incredible hiking adventure. The parks also feature charming towns with museums, shops, markets, and even hot spring pools!

Each day, choose between hiking or other active adventures. There’s an optional whitewater rafting expedition, mountain biking, and swimming in the lakes.

This is not a backpacking tour, and you’ll neAver have to carry your bags for too long, as all the campgrounds are accessible by bus. Choose to sleep in a two-person tent, or a single tent for an additional fee.

We know everything there is to know about the best camping in Banff and surrounding areas, so you won’t have to worry about it for a second. All of the campsites are equipped with showers and our professional guides will be preparing tasty meals on the campfire.

You’ll meet your guides in the morning, either in Calgary or in Banff, based on your preference.

We’ll travel to the lush forests of Banff National Park and settle in for the next two days on the campgrounds near Banff. Established in 1885, it’s the oldest national park in the country. The park features incredible sights of turquoise glacial lakes and Rocky Mountain peaks.

Our first hike is along the beautiful shores of Lake Minnewanka, the second longest lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies, or along one of the picturesque mountain trails.

We’ll explore this marvelous area for around three hours and come back to the campsite for the night.

We’ll spend the day exploring Banff’s alpine meadows and trails above the treeline. One of the possible hikes is a 4.5-mi (7.5-km) tour to a small charming lake. Today we’ll hike for around six hours in total and see the stunning sights of the park.

In the afternoon, you might choose to relax in Banff and dip into steaming hot pools with mesmerizing views of the cliffs around you. Banff is a vibrant tourist town with many shops and charming cafes. People from all over the world come to visit this spellbinding place.

Today we’ll explore Yoho National Park, the smallest of the four adjoining parks in the Rocky Mountains, established in 1886. One of the park’s highlights is Lake Louise, a turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed with snow-capped peaks. The breathtaking bird’s eye view opens up in front of us from the historic Lake Agnes Tea House. The Tea House was built in 1901 as a refuge for hikers, and they’ve been serving hot drinks ever since.

We’ll have a few options for the hikes in the park – a 9.3-mi (15-km) trek to the Plain of Six Glaciers, or a short climb to a summit with 1705 ft (515 m) gain.

Our camp for the next two days is near the charming hamlet, Lake Louise.

You have a few choices for today – whitewater rafting and hiking.

If you’re looking for adventures out on the water, immerse yourself in a thrilling whitewater rafting tour on the Kicking Horse River. The river runs past the town of Field, home to the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation that works with the ancient Burgess Shale Fossils.

Our rafting expedition includes a trip to Golden, a charming town in British Columbia known for its farmers’ market, and historic pedestrian bridge.

If you prefer to spend the day hiking, we’ll trek a delightful trail through blooming fields and enjoy breathtaking views of Emerald Lake. We’ll visit the major highlights of Yoho Park, including the spectacular Natural Bridge, and Takakkaw Falls, the second tallest waterfall in Canada.

Today, we’ll make our way to the heart of the Rockies. The ride includes short hikes to sights along the Icefields Parkway, a 143-mi (230-km) mountain road running through the heart of Banff and Jasper National Parks.

We’ll make frequent stops to appreciate the beauty of key attractions, such as the turquoise Peyto Lake and grand Bow Summit. You've probably already seen Peyto Lake on postcards and wondered if it’s actually that mesmerizing blue color! It is indeed, because of the large amounts of glacier rock flour that flow into the lake. The color changes depending on the season and even with the time of day, but it’s always just as stunning.

Another stop is at the Columbia Icefields, where majestic glaciers feed rivers that spill into three different oceans. A hiking trail will take us up to a windy ridge to catch the best view of the splendid Saskatchewan Glacier with its ice tongue reaching far into the horizon.

Our camp for tonight is near a little holiday town, at the Jasper camping site.

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. As a year-round home for elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, and even bears, you have an excellent chance of running into wildlife.

We have many different options for today’s activities. Choose from swimming in Pyramid Lake, biking through the mountains, hiking through awe-inspiring trails, and adventurous canoeing.

If you choose to hike, join our guided tour to Maligne Lake with the trail leading up to the hills. Walk above the tree line and revel in the phenomenal views that open up from the peaks.

The mighty falls of the Athabasca River are surrounded by evergreen pine forests and are one of the highlights of the last day of our tour.

Running more than 900 mi (1500km) from its headwaters in Jasper National Park into Lake Athabasca, this is the second largest river in Alberta and the largest undammed river. It’s a historic waterway for fur trade. The area around the river is rich with natural resources, such as coal, oil and gas, minerals, and oilsands.

We’ll hike around the falls to enjoy the incredible views of the glaciers and rugged mountain ranges one last time.

After lunch, a large, comfortable coach takes us back to Banff or Calgary.

Pickup information

  • Meeting point is either Banff or Calgary, we’ll arrange this with your guide closer to the date.

Practical information

  • We can arrange a stay at a hotel in Calgary for you before the tour starts.

Please note

  • A single tent is $165.00 CAD extra.
  • Bilingual guides available (English and German or French).

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • Tax included
  • A 20% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Balance of payment is due 45 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
In case of cancellation of the travel agreement we are entitled to a cancellation fee. The cancellation should be in writing, forwarded to us or the travel agent. From the date of receipt the cancellation fee is calculated as follows: 31 or more days before start of tour:full refund less credit card- PayPal- or bank charges 21st -30th day before start of tour: full refund less 20% 14th -20th day before start of tour: full refund less 40% 8th -13th day before start of tour: full refund less 60% 1st -7th day before start of tour: no refund unless you find replacement.