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9 Days 8 Nights
Group size: 2-12
Be Active
1 Small Group - Hiking
From $2,773pp

Venture Insight

Explore the most outstanding places of the Canadian Rockies including 7 guided day hikes following rewarding trails in Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks.  With a flexible itinerary to cater for small groups and individual abilities, your guide will ensure you experience the best trails, activities and special places for every season.

Difficulty: Gentle to Not So Gentle


Icefields Parkway

Enjoy selected rewarding day hikes with stunning vistas along the famous Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper.

Yoho National Park

Famous for its outstanding network of trails to snow fields, waterfalls, fossil beds and other wonders in the high alpine, enjoy an 18k loop through 2 passes and be rewarded with stunning views of the turquoise coloured Emerald Lake.

Jasper National Park

Hike to the peak of one of the hills that overlooks the beautiful Lake Maligne for some memorable photographs.

Itinerary

day 1

Calgary

Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Meet the guide for pre-tour information in the hotel.
day 2

Calgary to Banff National Park

Transfer by bus for the drive through ranch country in the foot hills into Banff National Park. Your first hike along the shores of Minnewanka Lake or on one of the many mountain trails near Banff. Walking time 2 - 3 hours.
day 3

Banff National Park

On a full day hike you explore passes above the tree line and alpine meadows. After the hike you might want to relax in the warm sulphur pool or walk along the busy streets of Banff. Walking time 2 - 3 hours.
day 4

Banff National Park to Lake Louise

Hike to the historic tea house at Lake Louise in picture postcard scenery. From here there are a network of other easy to demanding trails – tempting you go further and higher. Camp for today and tomorrow near the alpine village of Lake Louise. Walking time 3 - 5 hours.
day 5

Lake Louise to Banff National Park

The Kicking Horse River, rushing west out of the mountains, is perfect for white water rafting. Take the opportunity for 5 hours of thrills and lots of action. Yoho Park is also famous for its most outstanding network of trails to snow fields, waterfalls, fossil beds and other wonders in the high alpine. Let the guide take you on an 18 km loop through two passes alpine meadows and bird’s eye views of turquoise coloured Emerald Lake. Walking time 6 hours.
day 6

Jasper National Park

There are countless photo opportunities along the Icefields Parkway on your way into the heart of the Rockies, famous names like Peyto Lake and Bow Summit. The best view of Saskatchewan Glacier is gained after a steep, 2.5 km ascent of a windswept ridge. Three days on a campground near the little mountain town of Jasper. Walking time 2 hours.
day 7

Jasper National Park

So many possibilities, swimming and a picnic at Pyramid Lake, mountain biking, trail rides, canoeing and more. Or join the guide for a side trip to Maligne Lake and an 8 km loop hike with 460 m gain into the hills above tree line and possibly all the way to the 2790m peak overlooking this beautiful lake. Walking time 2 - 6 hours.
day 8

Jasper National Park to Calgary

Mighty Athabasca Falls count among the attractions of this park. Trails near the Columbia Icefields start at tree line and are especially rewarding thanks to their magnificent views of the glaciers and surrounding ranges. Now the transfer back to Calgary. Walking time 2 - 3 hours.
day 9

Calgary

Breakfast on own and transfer to the airport with the hotel owned shuttle bus.
day 1

Calgary

Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Meet the guide for pre-tour information in the hotel.
day 2

Calgary to Banff National Park

Transfer by bus for the drive through ranch country in the foot hills into Banff National Park. Your first hike along the shores of Minnewanka Lake or on one of the many mountain trails near Banff. Walking time 2 - 3 hours.
day 3

Banff National Park

On a full day hike you explore passes above the tree line and alpine meadows. After the hike you might want to relax in the warm sulphur pool or walk along the busy streets of Banff. Walking time 2 - 3 hours.
day 4

Banff National Park to Lake Louise

Hike to the historic tea house at Lake Louise in picture postcard scenery. From here there are a network of other easy to demanding trails – tempting you go further and higher. Camp for today and tomorrow near the alpine village of Lake Louise. Walking time 3 - 5 hours.
day 5

Lake Louise to Banff National Park

The Kicking Horse River, rushing west out of the mountains, is perfect for white water rafting. Take the opportunity for 5 hours of thrills and lots of action. Yoho Park is also famous for its most outstanding network of trails to snow fields, waterfalls, fossil beds and other wonders in the high alpine. Let the guide take you on an 18 km loop through two passes alpine meadows and bird’s eye views of turquoise coloured Emerald Lake. Walking time 6 hours.
day 6

Jasper National Park

There are countless photo opportunities along the Icefields Parkway on your way into the heart of the Rockies, famous names like Peyto Lake and Bow Summit. The best view of Saskatchewan Glacier is gained after a steep, 2.5 km ascent of a windswept ridge. Three days on a campground near the little mountain town of Jasper. Walking time 2 hours.
day 7

Jasper National Park

So many possibilities, swimming and a picnic at Pyramid Lake, mountain biking, trail rides, canoeing and more. Or join the guide for a side trip to Maligne Lake and an 8 km loop hike with 460 m gain into the hills above tree line and possibly all the way to the 2790m peak overlooking this beautiful lake. Walking time 2 - 6 hours.
day 8

Jasper National Park to Calgary

Mighty Athabasca Falls count among the attractions of this park. Trails near the Columbia Icefields start at tree line and are especially rewarding thanks to their magnificent views of the glaciers and surrounding ranges. Now the transfer back to Calgary. Walking time 2 - 3 hours.
day 9

Calgary

Breakfast on own and transfer to the airport with the hotel owned shuttle bus.

Includes

8 nights' moderate class hotel accommodation, meals as specified by travel agent, 7 guided hikes, admission to National parks + transfers. Need to know: This is a camping + hiking tour staying in a 2-person tent. Easy trails are organised for the first day, then a mix of more challenging and easier hikes. They are mountain hikes so will involve walking uphill. For those with hiking experience. Hiking difficulty can vary from day to day and alternative experiences can be organised instead of the hikes.

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