Dare to be adventurous. Experience the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks during the day while enjoying the warm, luxurious comfort of mountain lodges at night. Hike lodge-to-lodge. Hearts will pound as you crest stunning mountain passes – offering unparalleled views of snow-capped peaks. Chance upon grazing mountain goats or whistling marmots. Begin your exploration in Banff National Park, where towering mountains rise from the shores of turquoise-blue lakes. Move to Yoho National Park, whose intimate scale make it the one favoured by Rockies’ connoisseurs. Gleaming glaciers, overwhelming vistas, enchanted forests and iridescent lakes. Rewarding hikes through this marvellous UNESCO World Heritage Site provide an exhilarating sense of accomplishment that will last a lifetime.

Location

Lake Louise

Lake Louise, AB, Canada

Day 1+2

Yoho National Park

Takakkaw Falls, Columbia-Shuswap A, BC, Canada

Day 3+4

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake, Columbia-Shuswap A, BC, Canada

Day 5+6

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

5 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Luggage transfers as well as transfers to trailheads
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Particulars

EVENT DATES

Start any date between July 1 and September 15
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

6 days / 5 nights, with 4½ days hiking

ARRIVE / DEPART

Lake Louise

ACTIVITY LEVEL

4-8 hours hiking per day in terrain Options to shorten some day hikes

TERRAIN

Mountainous. Fitness and sure-footedness required.

COST

Classic Accommodation: CAD$1950
Single Supplement: CAD$700

Luxe Accommodation: CAD$2450
Single Supplement: CAD$950

Price before tax. Alberta applies a 5% GST.

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us at info@randonneetours.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247.
Getting to Lake Louise Your tour starts in Lake Louise overlooking the turquoise lake of this world famous destination. Located 200 km (120 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta, Lake Louise is situated among the imposing peaks of Banff National Park. There is regularly scheduled air service to Calgary from across North America, with non-stop flights to Calgary from all major Canadian and many US centres, including: Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Dallas & Seattle. Additionally, non-stop international flights are available from London and Frankfurt. A number of companies offer an airport shuttle service to Lake Louise & Banff from the Calgary Airport. If you are flying home from Calgary Airport, a special transfer might be necessary to enable you to catch a flight on the same day as the tour end.

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Day 1

Lake Louise

Arrival in Lake Louise. The gem of Canada’s oldest National Park, the turquoise blue lake against the lofty mountain peaks makes this a stunning introduction to the Rockies. Soak up the natural splendour, take a canoe onto the lake, enjoy a short walk into the mountains.

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Day 2

Lake Louise

You have a number of choices today to explore the staggeringly beautiful scenery of Lake Louise. Step out of your lodge and begin with a hike to the highest teahouse in Canada, hidden in a picturesque alpine valley. Take in the Plain of Six Glaciers and the Beehive formations.
Walking Distance: up to 17 km, elevation gain up to 500 m.*

3

Day 3

Yoho National Park

Start the day in Yoho National Park at Takakkaw Falls, third highest falls in Canada. Embark on a thrilling hike on one of the 5 best hikes in the Rockies. Enjoy the sublime trail along the breath-taking glaciers before descending onto the enchanted tree-lined path passing hidden lakes and glacier-fed rivers. Return to your lodge for a quiet evening of relaxation.
Walking Distance: up to 17 km, elevation gain up to 695 m or 22 km, gain 780 m.*

4

Day 4

Yoho National Park

With a very short transfer, begin your hike from Takakkaw Falls. Feel the exhilaration as you reach Yoho Pass. Be enthralled by your first glimpse of Emerald Lake as it glistens in the afternoon sun. Stop for a picnic on the tree lined shores of secluded Yoho Lake while soaking in the natural wonder and inspiring beauty of the area. The spectacular President’s Range with waterfalls cascading down the rocks merit a stop.
Walking Distance: 11 km, elevation gain 350 m or 12 km, gain 100 m.*

5

Day 5

Emerald Lake

Explore the beautiful trails around Emerald Lake. Hike to Emerald Basin in the President’s Range, which ends in a rocky amphitheatre of hanging glaciers and avalanche paths. Maybe choose the less travelled route to Hamilton Lake, a classic alpine lake. Or perhaps take time to enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Emerald Lake by renting a canoe, relaxing in the hot tub or lingering on the outdoor terrace.
Walking Distance: 11 km, elevation gain 280 m or 11 km, gain 800 m.*

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Day 6

Take a final stroll around magical Emerald Lake or Field before your transfer arrives to return you to Lake Louise, and you can continue onward to your next adventure.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

Classic

Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise

Nestled in a forest with tremendous views, it feels secluded, yet is a scenic 5 minute walk from a variety of services and shopping. Guests can visit the whirlpool and steam room area to relax.


Cathedral Mountain Lodge, Field *Luxe Inn

Tucked into the forest at the edge of the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River, the lodge boasts handmade log beds, down duvets, wood burning and gas fireplaces and other amenities. Guests can enjoy canoeing on turquoise Moraine Lake.


Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Emerald Lake Lodge, Emerald Lake *Luxe Inn

Originally built in 1902 from hand-hewn timber this quintessential Rockies inn features massive stone fireplaces, a dining room with a view and quiet reading lounges. Guest rooms are all lake-side and have wood burning fireplaces.


Luxe

Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Post Hotel, Lake Louise

Lake Louise is only a few minutes walk from this rustic inn; after a day of activities, enjoy the rooftop hot tub with a dazzling Victoria Glacier view. The dining room is one of the best in the region.


Cathedral Mountain Lodge, Field

Tucked into the forest at the edge of the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River, the lodge boasts handmade log beds, down duvets, wood burning and gas fireplaces and other amenities. Guests can enjoy canoeing on turquoise Moraine Lake.


Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Emerald Lake Lodge, Emerald Lake

Originally built in 1902 from hand-hewn timber this quintessential Rockies inn features massive stone fireplaces, a dining room with a view and quiet reading lounges. Guest rooms are all lake-side and have wood burning fireplaces.


Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America
Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America
Randonnee tours offers cycling and walking trips in Europe & North America
Trips starting at
US $1,463

Tour Reviews

April 12, 2019

“We had a wonderful time in the Canadian Rockies. The accommodations were great, the food was delicious, and the hikes and views were incredible. I will gladly recommend your company to any one looking for an adventure abroad. I have been mentioning Randonnee already!”

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