Book with confidenceSee COVID-19 Terms & Conditions
Duration
4 days
Activities
  • 3 days heli-hiking and via ferrata routes
Accommodation
  • 3 nights lodge
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

Price

$2799USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Trip Code: SOG6476

Overview

Trip highlights


  • Tackle the formidable Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata
  • Experience absolute & remote pristine wilderness
  • Return each night to a luxury lodges complete with outdoor hot tub and spa services
  • Get your thrills on the Conrad Glacier Adventure course
  • Enjoy gourmet meals family-style
  • Be led each day by professionally certified, interpretive mountain guides
  • Fly high with 2-4 helicopter rides each day

The main draw of this adventure is the 'bucket list' Mount Nimbus Via Ferrata - A course of iron ladders, rungs, and suspension bridges that turns the everyday adventurer into a mountaineer - no experience required. This route, constructed in The Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, is the the most extensive route in North America. But there's so much more to this 3-night adventure! After breakfast each day, set out by helicopter with your guide to spend the day exploring the immense variety of landscapes. The choice of classic alpine hikes are all but endless: deep river basins, meadows of wildflowers, icy crystalline lakes, bubbling creeks, and stunning ridge walks define the region, as well as the incredible Conrad Glacier which offers another thrill-seekers adventure. Based out of a luxury wilderness lodge, meal times are a delight with family style dinners and impromptu presentations by local personalities, adventurers and guides.

Activities:
Grading:
5

Moderate

More info about grading system


Itinerary

Your transportation schedule will be included with your final confirmation. This morning you take an early morning transfer from your Banff (town centre) hotel to the Brewster Transportation Centre. We depart Banff this morning from the Brewster Transportation Centre for the (approximately) two and half hour coach transfer to the Bobbie Burns Helipad. Light breakfast snacks are provided. We make a stop in Lake Louise at the Post Hotel to collect additional guests. On arrival at the helipad we prepare for the quick flight to Bobbie Burns Lodge. Here we meet the Lodge Manager who assigns you your room and directs you to the equipment room where you are outfitted with all the necessary gear for the next few days. We enjoy lunch in the lodge. Following a helicopter safety talk, we fly up for an afternoon of heli-hiking in some of the world’s most stunning mountains. Heli-flight back to the lodge later in the day for apres-hiking appetizers and relaxation. Dinner is served family style with the chance to get to know the staff and other guests.

Meals:  B,L,D

After an optional stretch class you can make your way up to the dining room for a delicious and hearty breakfast. Then we pack our lunches for the day from the selection of sandwiches, beverages, fruit, cookies and other items set out for you. You'll be divided into groups according to the activity level and adventure you've chosen. After breakfast each day, you set out by helicopter with your guide to spend the day exploring the immense variety of landscapes. Choose classic hiking, walking or one of the adventure trails such as the Mt Nimbus Via Ferrata and the Conrad Glacier Adventure. After a memorable day, fly back to the lodge for snacks and beverages; have a massage, take in the sauna or outdoor hot tub before dinnertime. (Approximate times are: 7:30 am morning stretch class, 8:00 am breakfast 9:00 am the first helicopter departs the lodge with the first group of hikers. Return to the lodge mid-afternoon and 7:00 pm dinner is served.)

Meals:  B,L,D

Shortly after breakfast, we will prepare for departure with a heli flight back to the helipad. Once everyone is down at the helipad your ground transportation retraces the journey through Yoho and Banff National Parks to Banff and concludes at the Calgary International Airport. A packed lunch is provided for the return trip. We stop in Banff for guests staying on in the Rocky Mountains and a chance for ongoing guests to stretch their legs, before finishing up at the Calgary International Airport. Our arrival time will be approximately 3:30pm for those guests wishing to depart on evening flights.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • 3 meals per day from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4
  • Twin share accommodation 3 nights at Bobbie Burns Lodge
  • Transportation from Banff (town centre) to the helipad and return to Banff or the Calgary International Airport
  • 2-4 helicopter rides each day
  • Use of top-quality hiking equipment: boots, jackets, daypacks, rainpants, walking poles and water bottles
  • Professionally certified mountain guides on all excursions

  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Pre or post trip accommodation in Banff or Calgary, or additional accommodation due to weather delays
  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, postage, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages
  • Spa services (available for an extra charge at the lodge)
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory) *Be sure to purchase coverage for technical climbing/mountaineering if you intend to participate in the via ferrata.
  • Visas
  • Guide gratuities
  • Medical treatment and evacuation charges
  • Applicable taxes

About Your Leader

Your guides are professionals, committed to not only keeping you safe in the mountains, but also to helping you to have the perfect vacation with the understanding that everyone’s needs are different. Our team of guides includes fully certified Mountain Guides who have the equivalent of a college degree in mountain safety, as well as Hiking Guides who are trained to be interpreters and stewards of the environment.


Suitability

Moderate

5

These adventures involve trekking, cycling, rafting or sea kayaking for up to 6 or 7 hours a day at a steady pace. You will have the choice to do each day's walk or 'high flying adventure' (via ferrata climbing, zip lines, etc). Generally the altitude is not great, and walking is along ridge tops and not too strenuous. You will need only to carry a day pack and to have a good level of fitness / be in good health. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions. If you choose the via ferrata options, prepare to traverse dramatic canyons via mind-blowing suspension bridges and to scale vertigo-inducing rock walls with the full aid of metal rungs and safety systems. *Please ensure your travel insurance policy covers you for this activity. We can assist with suggestions in relation to this. Suggested preparation; 1 hour of aerobic exercise, three to four times a week and extended periods of exercise during the weekend will accustom you to regular exercise. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions will be beneficial.


Departure dates


Notes

BP
Base Price

Dates or itinerary don't fit?

Create a custom made itinerary for the perfect adventure. Choose when you travel, what you see and where you go.

Total Priceper person from

$2799USD

* All prices subject to applicable taxes

Options & Supplements*
    * Prices listed are per person. All prices subject to applicable taxes.

Trip reviews


Why travel with us

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.

ECO Friendly

We are committed to responsible travel and true sustainability, formed when the company was established, and in the face of a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment is stronger than ever. We aim to "leave no trace" in both an environmental and cultural sense.