From Calgary you will be transported to Kananaskis. This evening you go over plans and options for the following days, look at maps of the area and check to see that you are properly outfitted.
Best Of The Rockies Guided Hiking Trip
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- June to September
This guided hiking module is generally a component of a longer itinerary, therefore international flights are not shown. Contact us to create your full holiday package. This module includes:
- 6 nights in moderate class accommodation
- 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner
- Professional hiking guide
- National Park entry fees and permits
Make your Rockies walking holiday the best it can be and join the only Banff tour that is planned, and operated by a local Canadian Rockies based company. Drawing from 30+ years of experience guiding in the mountains we have created what we think is an itinerary that packs the biggest punch for the first time hiker in the Rockies. The trails have been selected for their diversity of scenery, variety of terrain, easy accessibility and most of all, because they rank highest on our “reward for effort” index. They are but a small sample of what’s to be found in the Rockies – but each hike ranks as one of the best!
What to bring: Gear: Hiking boots/shoes, Day pack, Sunglasses, Water bottle, Personal First Aid Kit, Sun Block and Lip Balm, Insect Repellent. Clothing: Hat, Sun hat, light tops, shirts, Fleece jacket, Rain Jacket with hood, Gloves/Mitts, Socks, Short Pants, Hiking Pants, Rain Pants, Running shoes or other light weight footwear. Optional Gear: Trekking Poles, Camera.
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Your guide will meet you at the hotel after breakfast, following which you’ll head out on your first hike in Kananaskis country. Their choice to break the ice is Prairie View Lookout trail. This trail, located in the Front Ranges, will allow you to see the incredible difference there is looking east towards Calgary and the Prairies or looking west towards the incredible Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Elevation Gain: 420m. Distance: 13km. Duration: 3-4hrs
Your drive to Banff will be done through the scenic Spray Lakes road. About half-way through, you will stop for your day hike, Chester Lake or Burstall Pass. Your guide will make the best decision depending on the group’s ability to let everyone get acclimatized to our higher elevation and dry air.
Elevation Gain: 350-450m. Distance: 10-15km. Duration: 3-5hr
Today’s hike takes you into Kootenay National Park and the Stanley Glacier Trail. You’ll walk through a remarkable valley of “Fire and Ice” – “fire” being the remains of a 1968 wildfire, almost regrown now, and “ice” being the Stanley Glacier overhanging the cliffs at the head of the valley.
Elevation Gain: 600m. Distance: 13km. Duration: 4-5hr
After a healthy breakfast, you’ll drive directly to world famous Lake Louise. Here you will have a choice of hikes available including a walk to the Lake Agnes Teahouse, or to the Plain of Six Glaciers or to do a round trip circuit including both. After your hike you’ll head towards Lake Louise Village for the evening.
Elevation Gain: 400m. Distance: 18km. Duration: 6-8hr
For your final day of hiking, you’ll have a difficult choice to make: either Moraine Lake and Sentinel Pass or the Iceline Trail in Yoho National Park. It’s a difficult choice to make because both trails are cosidered to be in the list of top hiking trails of the Canadian Rockies. You will be well rewarded at the end of the day while sitting altogether for your farewell dinner.
Elevation Gain: 750m+. Distance: 12km+. Duration: 6-8hr
You’ll enjoy breakfast at Lake Louise Inn before taking the complimentary shuttle to Calgary later that morning.
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