Canadian Rockies Walking Adventure Itinerary
Arrival day in Canmore
Arrive independently in Canmore and meet for a welcome session with your group. We’ll go over plans and options for the following days, look at maps of the area and check to see that you are properly outfitted. Overnight in Canmore.
Your guide will meet you at the hotel after breakfast and you’ll head out on your first hike in one of the many parks of Kananaskis country. Your guide will keep plans flexible and choose a hike that’s not too hard in order to allow everyone to acclimatize to the higher elevation and dry air. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Canmore.
Canmore to Lake Louise
After breakfast we drive north towards Lake Louise, stopping to hike in Kootenay National Park en route. Paget Lookout and the Stanley Glacier are two possible destinations offering excellent trails. After our hike, we complete our drive north to Lake Louise with its spectacular lake surrounded by enormous peaks and their looming glaciers. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Lake Louise / Hiking in Jasper National Park
Today the journey involves some travelling along one of the most scenic drives in the world - the Icefields Parkway! The road leads through valleys overhung by glaciers, past lakes and icefields, over alpine passes and meadows to reach the world-famous Columbia Icefields. With the Columbia Icefields and stunning Mt. Athabasca as our backdrop, we hike up Wilcox Meadows. Return to Lake Louise for the night where the remainder of the evening is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Lake Louise to Banff / Hiking in Yoho National Park
This morning the tour explores the western reaches of Alberta and eastern British Columbia as we pass over Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park. We hike either to Yoho Lake, or if the group is feeling energetic, we will hike the Iceline Trail. Afterwards the group returns to Banff to relax and recharge in the evening. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Banff.
Banff / Hiking in Banff National Park
We spend our final day of hiking in beautiful Banff National Park. Our trails take is to the lush Healy Meadows, or the captivating landscapes of Sunshine or Larch Valley. We return to Banff to enjoy a final night on the town with your newfound friends and celebrate your adventures walking in the Canadian Rockies. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Banff.
End of Tour
The group finishes with coffee and breakfast together in the morning for final farewells as the tour comes to a end. Breakfast included.