Overview

Hike through the most awe-inspiring sceneries in Banff, Yoho, Jasper and Kootenay National Parks.

Highlights

  • Small - group Experience
  • Rafting in Kicking Horse Canyon
  • Canoeing in Emerald Lake
  • Glaciers
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper National Park
  • Banff
  • Yoho
  • Kootenay National Park

This 8-day trekking tour starts with a meeting in Calgary. Then we will head to Lake Louise, the Canadian hiking capital, where we will stay for the next five days. From there, our professional guides will have prepared scenic routes through valleys, ridgelines, and along the jagged peaks and incredible turquoise lakes. We’ll spend our days hiking, exploring, canoeing, and getting to know each other along the way.

Our heart rates will get higher at whitewater rafting in Yoho. We’ll walk to the tip of the Athabasca Glacier. We’ll end our adventure with a stunning hike through Marble Canyon and the Tokum Valley in Kootenay National Park.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Local Guides
Availability June - Sept
Duration 8 days
Departs From Calgary, AB
Difficulty Moderate
Minimum age 15 years
Group maximum 12 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

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What's included

Included

  • Small Personal Group Experience
  • Guided tour
  • Meals (7x Breakfast, 6x Lunches, 5x Dinners)
  • Snacks & Beverages Between Meals
  • 2 Nights Hotel
  • 5 Nights Camping
  • Transportation to/from Calgary
  • Luggage Transfer
  • National Park Fees and Other Entry Fees
  • Rafting
  • Canoeing

What to bring

  • Dress according to weather
  • Camera
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Water Bottles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face Mask

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax) - 5% of the trip fee

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Itinerary

Information

group hiking at Jasper National Park

PLEASE NOTE: Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule above, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions. Your guides have extensive knowledge of the Rockies and will choose alternate trails or activities as conditions dictate.

Solo travelers can purchase a single supplement to get a single room, otherwise, they are paired up with another solo traveler of the same gender.

landscape of Calgary city

Arrive in Calgary, Alberta, Canada by 4:00 p.m. and take a complimentary shuttle from your hotel to our lodging. We’ll meet in the hotel lobby, have a group dinner and orientation session with our guides and fellow travelers. Dinner is included.

Bow Glacier Falls in Canada

We drive to Canada’s hiking capital – Lake Louise, where we set camp for the next five days. After that, we'll head north to one of the world's most scenic mountain roads, Icefields Parkway, to the legendary Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, built by mountain man Jimmy Simpson right in the heart of Rockies.

After a visit to the historic lodge, we will hike to the impressive 500-feet tall Bow Glacier Falls along Bow Lake. Another alternative will be to hike to Sherbrooke Lake with incredible views across Kicking Horse Canyon to Cathedral Crags. Upon returning to camp, everyone may assist the guides in delicious meal preparation over the campfire. All meals are included.

Hiking: 6-8 km/4-5 mi; Elevation gain: 90-152 m/300-50 0ft

Canadian Rockies group hike in summer

First, we'll enjoy the view of the famed Valley of Ten Peaks, each peak being over 3000 m (10,000 ft).

From there, we'll continue our hike through Larch Valley surrounded by meadowlands and dense stands of alpine larch - all while admiring the view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Finally, we reach picturesque Eiffel Lake, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. As an alternative, we may hike the Helen Lake Trail through some of the most beautiful alpine meadows in all of Banff National Park. All meals are included.

Hiking: 11-18 km/7-11 mi; Elevation gain: 400-550 m/1,300-1,800 ft.

Lake Agnes Tea House in Canada

After having a hearty breakfast, we spend our morning hiking to the Lake Agnes Tea House situated above Lake Louise. The trail begins in old-growth spruce and fir forest, leading to the open view of incredibly blue Lake Louise and the surrounding mountain peaks. When we reach the tea house, we'll enjoy the vistas with the opportunity to refuel with 100 varieties of loose-leaf tea and freshly baked goods.

In the afternoon, the bus will take us through Yoho National Park to British Columbia for rafting on the Kicking Horse River. This exhilarating trip allows us to raft the best section of the frolicking class III-IV whitewater rapids. We return to camp for dinner. All meals included.

Hiking: Options to 11 km/7 mi; Elevation gain: to 400 m/1,300 ft; Terrain: Moderate. Rafting: 3 hours.

explorers trekking near Athabasca Glacier in Canada

This day is dedicated to hiking in Jasper National Park. Our first stop will be a viewpoint of Peyto Lake from a platform hanging on a cliff high above. Depending on the time of the year, the lake turns from dark blue to opaque turquoise to gorgeous jade green.

We continue onto the Columbia Icefield, the geo-hydrographic center of North America. Melting water from the Icefield and its glacier tongues feed three different oceans. Then we continue hiking up to either Parker Ridge to get a spectacular view of the Saskatchewan Glacier or to Wilcox Pass for a true wilderness experience. Breakfast and lunch included. Dinner on your own in the area of Lake Louise.

Hiking: Parker Ridge 8 km/5 mi; Elevation gain: 300 m/1000 ft; Wilcox Pass 8 km/5 mi; Elevation gain: 370 m/1,200 ft.

landscape of Takakkaw Waterfall in Canada

We'll cross the Continental Divide at Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho Park and take a short hike to Takakkaw Falls, the highest waterfall in the Canadian Rockies.

Then we'll continue our hike along the gorgeous Iceline Trail toward Emerald Glacier. After taking this trail, we'll head to beautiful Emerald Lake, a Rocky Mountain gem, surrounded by majestic peaks. You can relax on the shore by the lake or enjoy a peaceful paddle by canoe, watching out for loons and bald eagles. An alternate hike is through Paradise Valley. All meals included.

Hiking: 8-13 km/5-8 mi; Elevation gain: 400-600 m/1,300-2,000 ft; Canoeing is flatwater and easy.

panoramic view of Stanley Glacier

After breaking camp, we head south towards the Kootenay National Park for a hike to Stanley Glacier. This trail holds many natural phenomenons: remnants of a forest fire, a hanging valley, and a prominent landscape of peaks including Stanley Peak, Storm Mountain, Mt. Whymper, and Boom Mountain.

At the end of the maintained trail, we'll be awarded an overlook of the spectacular bowl with caves in the sheer cliffs of Stanley Peak and the hanging Stanley Glacier in the distance. These stunning views will be a great final for our one week of hiking!

We'll make a brief stop at Banff before heading back to Calgary. There we'll check into our hotel and say our farewells.

Breakfast and lunch included dinner on your own.

Hiking: 8 km/5 mi; Elevation gain/loss 360 m/1,200 ft; Terrain: easy to moderate.

night lights of Calgary city

Flights from Calgary can be booked for any time today. A complimentary hotel shuttle bus will take you to Calgary Airport. Breakfast at the hotel is included.