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Duration
7 days
Activities
  • 6 day hikes
Accommodation
  • 6 nights camping
Meals
  • 6 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Breakfasts

Price

$1790USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Trip Code: RCP

Overview

Trip highlights


  • Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Columbia Icefields
  • Camp out at the foothills of the Rockies
  • Access iconic and lesser-known trails in Banff and Yoho National Parks
  • Observe the rich wildlife including: elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, black bears, and more
  • Hike through alpine meadows, stop by waterfalls, turquoise lakes and canyons

Take in the alpine scenery as we hike through the majestic landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. This seven-day guided camping adventure brings you to some of Canada's most iconic panoramas, and all you need to carry is your daypack. Led by an experienced local guide, our small group makes its way to the designated campsite close to the world's famous Icefields Parkway. Travelling through jaw-dropping mountains with lightly spruce scents floating around, we experience some of the best trails of Banff and Yoho National Parks. This tour is perfect for the avid camper and hiker looking for immersive nature adventures. We will stop by waterfalls, turquoise lakes, canyons, and the Columbia Icefield as we hike through beautiful trails and alpine meadows. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife each day as many animals like black bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, marmots, and more call this area home.

Activities:
Grading:
4

Introductory to Moderate

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On arrival in Calgary, make your way downtown to our pick-up location for 2:45 PM. Members of our team will be picking you up around 3:00 PM. From there, we will start our 2.5-to-3-hour journey west towards our first overnight camp in the mountains. After setting up camp, the evening will be spent around the campfire discussing the trip and getting to know each other.

Meals:  D

For your first full day in the Canadian Rockies, we will venture up the Icefields Parkway and hike Wilcox Pass (approx. 10 km/6mi, 4000m elevation) to get a one-of-a-kind view of the Columbia Icefield. The view from the top of Wilcox Pass provides the perfect backdrop as you learn about the relationship between rock and ice that ultimately shaped the expansive landscape in front of you.

Meals:  B,L,D

What could be better than a hike off the beaten path? We set out on a little-visited area, and as they are rare finds, we prefer to keep the trail name secret until you get there. This Rocky Mountains hidden gem will reward you with brilliant scenery, views from above a beautiful lake or a set of glacial waterfalls.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today, we follow in the footsteps of the Swiss mountaineers who helped shape the region’s mountaineering history. We make our way to a historic alpine teahouse, a true piece of history showcasing a phenomenal view of the mountains and glaciers that encircle Lake Louise. Take a moment to soak in the world-renowned turquoise lakes and glacial views the region is known for.

Meals:  B,L,D

An expression of awe or amazement in the Cree language, “Yoho” is the perfect word to describe the next two days’ adventure in Yoho Valley. Accompanied by breathtaking scenery, our hike takes us beside glaciers to one of Canada’s tallest waterfalls, Takakkaw Falls. The vegetation passes from a mix of old-growth spruce forest, sub-alpine forest, alpine flowers and pristine meadows, surrounded by mountainous glaciated peaks.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, we leave camp and head back to Calgary, where the trip concludes. But before we part ways, we will stop in Banff to a breathtaking canyon to see ancient pictographs or soak in hot springs, time permitting. We then rejoin the city and make our way to Calgary Airport for your 2 pm drop-off.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • 6 nights camping
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6dinners
  • group camping equipment
  • private transportation
  • two experienced local guides
  • all permits, sightseeing and National Park entrance fees

  • international airfares
  • personal expenses
  • sleeping bag (rental available)
  • tips and gratuities
  • travel insurance (compulsory)
  • airport transfer to hotel on Day 1
  • applicable taxes

About Your Leader

Two local guides will accompany the group throughout the itinerary. The leaders are highly experienced, have strong local knowledge and a love and understanding of their region.


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

4

This trip is designed for relatively fit walkers. There will be two guides to suit better travellers hiking preferences each day. Expect a slow and steady pace in a mountainous environment. Most days involve walking for up to 5 hours, but there are options for longer hikes on some days, depending on the group's fitness. Daily average distances will be around 12km/7.5mi). Any training you can do before your trip will enhance your experience. The more fit you are, the more you will enjoy your hiking experience!


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$1790USD

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Our Expertise

Everyone who works with us, from our office staff, ground staff and guides is the ‘’real deal’’. Our team is comprised of actual hikers and cyclists who have explored or live in the region in which you will be travelling. Our entire network is highly-specialised in active travel.

Great Value

Quality services at the best price make our adventures great value for money. Having essential items included like National Park fees, charming accommodations, most meals, bikes for cycling trips, maps and support for peace of mind. Our inclusions allow you to better budget for your big adventure.

Innovative Itineraries

We look beyond the horizon to find new and exciting adventures. We’re passionate about shaping the next generation of outdoor travel in Canada, and constantly seek different ways, routes and alternatives to exceed our clients’ dreams.

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