Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walk - 12 Days
Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walk - 12 Days
Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walk - 12 Days
Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walk - 12 Days
Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walk - 12 Days
Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walk - 12 Days
Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walk - 12 Days

Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walk - 12 Days

Regular price £1,519.00 GBP

Introduction
There are only a few places in the world that offer such a diverse environment for hiking and the Canadian Rockies is one of them. Enjoy this 13 day walking trip. From Calgary to Calgary exploring the pristine blue lakes, virgin forrest, ancient glaciers, deep canyons, rushing rivers and jaw dropping mountains. If you are looking for adventure then this trip will be perfect for you. You will hike along trails in some of the best National Parks in the world, spot the local wildlife, including bear, eagles, deer and moose. This trip welcomes outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and happy campers.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies
  • Banff National Park
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Jasper National Park
  • Breathtaking views of the Saskatchewan Glacier
  • Drive the stunning Ice fields Parkway
  • Visit UNESCO site 'Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump’
  • Panoramic views Lake Louise
  • Hiking in Waterton National Park
  • Enjoy beautiful views of Moraine Lake
  • Walk to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park

Is this trip for you?

  • If you like adventure then yes!
  • This is an organised group hiking trip. Max group size is 12.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required. You will be walking up to 6 hours per day
  • Minimum age 18
  • Your accommodation will be camping for 11 nights and 1 night in a hotel.
  • This trip will be guided with two professional leaders to maximise walking options and flexibility
  • Most meals are included
  • All transport will be private transport

What's Included?

  • Accommodation/campsite fee, camping equipment
  • Food
  • 2 professional guides
  • Transport on tour

What's not included?

Trip Notes

Day 1: Arrival day in Calgary

Arrive in Calgary, gateway to the Canadian Rockies, explore this vibrant city!

Accommodation: Hotel included I Meals: Not included

Day 2: Calgary and Banff National Park 

Leave Calgary behind and head to Banff National Park, Canada. Take in the epic views of Lake Louise and warm up those hiking boots with a walk by emerald coloured lake for views of Victoria Glacier. 

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Lunch and dinner included

Day 3: Lake Louise and Banff National Park 

Take a short transfer to Moraine Lake. Hike along the Larch Valley before climbing to Sentinel Pass for magnificent views of Banff National Park backcountry. Wildlife here a plenty including elk, porcupine and bear, which are often sighted on the trail. 

Accommodation: Camping included I Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4: Yoho National Park 

Cross the Continental Divide north along the Kicking Horse River towards Yoho National Park. Your trail today delivers striking views of Takakkaw Falls, Daly Glacier and Yoho River. Overshadowed by the neighbouring parks of Banff and Jasper, Yoho National Park is the hidden treasure of the Canadian National Parks System. It's a photographer's dream with several hiking opportunities delivering pristine alpine landscapes including stunning mountains, lakes and waterfalls. You're bound to be impressed by its unsurpassed beauty.

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5: Columbia Icefields Parkway and Jasper National Park

Enjoy the views of one of the world's finest drives; the Icefields Parkway featuring 'must see' sights, including Bow Summit, Bow and Peyto Lakes as well as the Crowfoot Glacier. Thankfully there are plenty of well-located pause points and you'll find the frozen swathes of the Colombia Icefield Parkway and the thundering cascades of Sunwapta Falls provide two of many incredible backdrops on offer. There may be time for a walk at Parker Ridge and the chance to see Saskatchewan Glacier. Once you arrive in Jasper, keep your eyes peeled as wildlife such as Black Bear and Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep are abundance. Tonight you'll set up camp underneath the watchful gaze of Jasper's rugged peaks.

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 6: Jasper National Park 

Jasper is much quieter than Banff making it easier to leave the crowds behind. Take the trail to Cavell Meadows at the foot of Angel Glacier for a true wilderness feel. After climbing up, you reach the alpine terrain with great chance to watch caribous! This is a great way to find out more about the ever-changing environment of this stunning national park. For a more relaxing time in wild lands of Jasper, head down to the lakeshore of Maligne Lake and admire the Spirit Island one of the most photographed scenes on the planet.

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7: Jasper National Park

Today we explore another section of the park: Maligne Canyon and the spiky Bald Hills. Walk along Maligne Canyon with several bridges and waterfalls. Continue along Maligne Lake Road, keep your eyes open for Bald Eagles and Black Bear. From the lake, hike to the top of Bald Hill Mountain for an open view of Maligne Lake and the surrounding peaks.

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

Day 8: Banff National Park

Return to Banff to explore more of the thrilling hiking trails by foot, stopping along the Icefield Parkway on your way to discover yet more superb sights and viewpoints. Visit the Banff area, relax on Banff Upper Hot Springs or rent a canoe and paddle along the Bow River for a little watery adventure. 

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 9: Kananaskis Country

This incredibly stunning area of Canada is home to over 50 provincial parks and recreation areas, just waiting for you to explore. Hike to Burstall Pass in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and pass through thick forest before arriving at a beautiful hanging valley. A final push over the last bluff reveals unbelievable views in all directions including the horn of Mount Assiniboine.

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 10: Waterton National Park

Over the summit of Highwood Pass you'll cross into cowboy country continuing to Waterton National Park, known locally as 'the land where the prairie meets the mountains'. Waterton Lakes delivers red canyons, deep blue lakes, caves and coves formerly used by whisky smugglers. Wildlife is plentiful here and there are some incredible guided hikes on offer, which will allow ample opportunity to view native wildlife in its natural habitat. Hike to Bertha Falls and then walk further along the trail to Bertha Lakes. This is a moderate hike but the views are superb and your camera will definitely get a work out on this trail. Tonight you set up camp for three nights near Waterton National Park.

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 11-12: Lineham Ridge and Carthew Summit

Get your boots at the ready, you've got a whole day of hiking ahead of you and the trails we recommend offer some of the best hikes in Waterton National Park. Lineham Ridge Hike is a thing of beauty from the start. Admire the brilliant red argillite of Rowe Creek and keep a close eye out for Grizzly Bear who could pop out of the forest at any moment. This is a superb trail that provides some of the best views around, to the south you can even see the equally stunning Glacier National Park. The next trail on offer is the Carthew-Alderson Trail, which will take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Canadian Rockies. Walk through misty old forests and pass deep blue lakes and rugged mountain peaks. Visit the Buffalo Refuge before heading back to your campground for the evening.

Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included