Dare to be adventurous! Embark on a high-altitude adventure in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Come and explore the scenic roads, forested walking paths and spirited waterways of the most spectacular parkway in the country, lined with dazzling snow-capped peaks and abundant wildlife. You’ll retreat to the peace and tranquility of hidden walking trails to discover stunning mountain passes rising from the shores of iridescent blue lakes. No doubt you’ll soak up the energy of the living landscape as you paddle the glacier-fed waters reflecting the surrounding wooded slopes. Every day you’ll immerse yourself in the beauty of the ancient rocky landscape, and enjoy the luxurious comfort of mountain lodges at night. We guarantee the magnificence of these dramatic surroundings will leave an impression that will last a lifetime. So come along and test your legs and lungs on these eastern flanks of the Pacific Ring of Fire, protruding jagged and steep out of fertile valleys; your only concern being you don’t have more time.

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
Transfers to trailheads
Detailed route instructions and maps
GPS data of the route
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
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 June 15 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

Moderately-challenging. 4-8 hours hiking per day (from 7km to 20km). There are two hiking options daily to suit all abilities but hiking fitness is required for optimal enjoyment (options to shorten some day hikes).

TERRAIN

Mountainous. Fitness and sure-footedness required.

COST

Classic Accommodation: CAD $2,150
Single Supplement: CAD $700

Luxe Accommodation: CAD $2,350
Single Supplement: CAD $900

Price per person 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.
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 ends.

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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.
Hike distance: up to 17 km, elevation gain up to 500 m.*

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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.
Hike 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.
Hike distance: 11 km, elevation gain 350 m or 12 km, gain 100 m.*

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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.
Hike distance: 11 km, elevation gain 280 m or 11 km, gain 800 m.*

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Day 6

Departure Day

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 available/chosen for specific departure.

Classic

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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.


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Truffle Pigs Lodge, Field

This charming lodge is located in Field, in the heart of Yoho National Park.
Very welcoming rooms, terrific views of the Rockies, hip decor and superb restaurant make this hotel a guest favourite.


Emerald Lake Lodge (Luxe), 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.


Luxe

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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.


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Truffle Pigs Lodge (Classic), Field

This charming lodge is located in Field, in the heart of Yoho National Park.
Very welcoming rooms, terrific views of the Rockies, hip decor and superb restaurant make this hotel a guest favourite.


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.


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CAD $2,150

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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