6 Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Adventure
Guided hiking | Camping | Hot springs | Gondolas | Hot showers | gourmet food | Campfires | wildlife | Fresh Air
Hiking Tour Quick Details
|6 days/ 5 nights|
start/ end location:
|Pick up from Calgary hotel, drop off in Jasper on Day 6, with optional shuttle to Banff or Calgary/ Edmonton Airports available..|
|We cater to all fitness levels with flexible options, although this tour is ideal for moderately fit people. Expect to hike 4-16 km per day with some elevation gain.|
|Gourmet food prepared by your guide for all diets. All meals are included from pick up to drop off.|
|Comfortable and eaasy camping as a group. Single or double occupancy in high quality 2 or 3 person tents with good sleeping pads.|
|Sleeping bag (or rent one), your personal clothing plus good walking footwear, towel, bathing suit, daypack, sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses and camera.|
|Hiking, gondola, hot springs, plus optional whitewater rafting, horseback or train ride, Banff activities.|
Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour Dates
July 14- 19, 2019
August 4- 9, 2019
August 18- 23, 2019
September 1- 6, 2019
6 day hiking and camping adventure prices
(All prices are subject to a 5 percent local tax and are subject to change).
hiking tour base price: $1995
Sleeping Bag rental: $50
Single tent upgrade: $300
6 day hiking and camping tour details
Explore all the highlights of the Canadian Rockies in less than a week on this guided hiking adventure for small groups. With the help of a professional local guide you will hike some of the best trails in Banff and Jasper National Parks, getting an insider's perspective and escaping the crowds along the way. This tour itinerary is the perfect way for you to make the most of your time in the Rockies, covering more ground and spending less time in a bus, because who wants that!?
We take care of everything so all you have to do is bring a smile and a pair of shoes (and maybe some clothing). We provide all the camping gear, campsite reservations, park passes, plans, gourmet meals and a local guide to make sure this is a smooth, safe and memorable experience for you. During your six day guided hiking tour you will be exploring the best of Banff and National Park, travelling along the infamous Icefields Parkway and stopping at Lake Louise.
Your expert local guide will prepare a mouthwatering menu, rich in healthy, fresh meals. We source our food from local farmers and vendors, most of whom are within a day's drive of where your tour takes place. You can count on a delicious variety of seafoods, quality meats, Canadian cheeses, plus fresh fruit and produce from Western Canada.
Although you will be exploring Canada's wilderness you don't need to live like a wild animal either. During your guided camping tour you will have access to flush toilet, warm showers, charging ports and even some cellphone reception.
Picture yourself hiking near towering mountain peaks, walking directly below one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada, behind another waterfall, seeing glaciers from up close, swimming in glacial lakes, having picnics on mountain ridges, and spotting wildlife as we travel through some of the wildest places in North America.
This adventure tour is perfect for anyone travelling solo, with a friend, partner or small group, and suitable for all skill levels. Most of the hikes have smaller options so you can take it easy if you don't feel up for the full guided hike. We are excited to meet you and explore the mountains with you!
Day 1- Meet your new adventure buddies as we pick you up from any hotel in downtown Calgary between 3:30 and 4 pm and head 2 hours west into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. As we leave the grasslands behind and enter a rugged world of mountains and glaciers, we immerse ourselves in a week of adventure and exploration during your hiking and camping tour. As a group we set up camp in Banff National Park, go over a detailed orientation and learn to use the camping gear like a pro. After a delicious meal prepared by your guide we head out for a small night walk to a nearby waterfall or lake. As the sun sinks below the mountains and the stars come out we settle down for a relaxing night, sleeping in some of the freshest air on earth.
Day 2- Wake up to the smell of coffee and a campfire before we enjoy a tasty breakfast and prepare for the first full day on your guided hiking tour. Today we will be doing an iconic day hike near Banff, gaining epic views of the surrounding mountains and a chance to understand the majesty of the peaks from up close. Once your legs are properly worn out on the guided hike you can relax during a tour of Banff town centre, hearing some wild tales from the early beginnings of life in the Canadian mountains. We show you some of the highlights in one of Canada's most renown mountain towns, including a visit to the famous Banff Springs Hotel, a walk down Banff Avenue, Bow Falls, the Hoodoos and more! Relax back at the campsite and enjoy another hearty meal as a group.
Day 3- After another refreshing night of clean mountain air we pack up camp and hop in the van for a day full of exploring alpine valleys and peaks on a guided hiking tour. Today we head to Lake Louise, stopping at both Moraine Lake and Lake Louise, before hitting the trails to a beautiful hanging valley nearby. Enjoy the incredible views of Victoria Glacier, the shimmering waters of two glacial lakes with an unbelievably blue glow, and the pristine air that smells like Christmas with every breath. Did we mention that there are towering peaks in all directions, making you feel like an ant as you walk below them?! After the hike we continue North onto the Icefields Parkway, and diverting out of the national park system to a lesser known area that is too beautiful and sacred to even name online, for fear of it becoming more popular. (This is the beauty of a tour led by real locals. We are taking you off the beaten path to secret areas in the Rockies that are far less touristy and much more amazing!) Tonight we camp along the shores of another beautiful mountain lake with a secluded beach and opportunity to star gaze during your small group adventure.
Day 4- Enjoy a relaxing morning and some opportunity to rest with the smell of freshly baked cinnamon buns being made over a campfire. Test out your photography skills during a guided hike to a nearby lake, waterfall, mountain ridge or all three (depending on conditions and the group). The secret area we are camping in has perfect access to more trails and attractions than you could explore in a lifetime and the best part is that the crowds all pass right by, a mere 30 kilometers away. After your big guided adventure we relax at the campsite with some time to go for a swim in the lake and roast marshmellows over a campfire.
Day 5- Today we pack up camp and continue North towards Jasper. Along the way we stop for one of the most scenic hikes in the Rockies. One great thing about this hike is that you get million dollar views of the Saskatchewan Glacier from up high, but the road actually winds up a hill on the back of the ridge so you don't have to hike as high as you normally would for such a beautiful view. After a gorgeous picnic we take a quick waterfall break where you can actually walk behind a thundering waterfall. This is another very secret part of the tour so we won't get into details, but you will be able to walk below a cliff, along a ledge right into the back of the waterfall and watch the water thunder past an arm's length away. Tonight we are camping in Jasper National Park, right along the Athabasca River, where elk often walk by with their young. You have been hiking hard and your legs must be getting sore so tonight we head to Miette Hot Springs for a relaxing soak in some therapeutic, natural spring water.
Day 6- If you are on the 6 day tour this is your departure day. We can arrange a bus transfer for you to get back to Banff, Calgary, Calgary Airport, or Edmonton Airport.
- 5 nights camping accommodation (double occupancy)
- 3 gourmet meals per day from pick up to drop off
- Transportation from pick up to drop off in van and trailer
- Park passses
- Hot pring entry fees
- Expert local guides
- Gondola Pass
- Use of our quality camping gear (Tent and sleeping pad. Sleeping bag is optional)
- Personal alcohol
- Optional activities
- Optional personal transportation around town during free time
- Getting to and from the tour
- Trip cancellation/ travel medical insurance (highly recommended)
- Single tent upgrade, sleeping bag rental
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