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.
Banff, AB, Canada
Lake Louise, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
Yoho National Park
Takakkaw Falls, Columbia-Shuswap A, BC, Canada
Emerald Lake, Columbia-Shuswap A, BC, Canada
Moraine Lake, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
7 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 2 dinners
Detailed route instructions & maps
GPS date of the route
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Classic Accommodation: CAD $3,150*
Single Supplement: CAD $850*
Luxe Accommodation: CAD $3,550*
Single Supplement: CAD $1,050*
*Price per person before tax. Alberta applies a 5% GST.
Arrival in Banff. First settled in 1888, this historic resort town has been a magnet for visitors for it’s mountainous surroundings, hot springs, and vibrant town center. Our Area Manager will meet you on your arrival and give you some suggestions on what to see and do here. If time allows on your arrival day, we suggest an easy hike around Johnson Lake.
Hike Distance: 3 km, elevation gain minimal.*
Awake to the splendour of mountain life. Choose between a easy hike along forest and meadow trail along the Bow River and up to the Hoodoos viewpoint. Another option will be the Spray River loop, along a tributary of the Bow River. Late afternoon, we’ll transfer you to Lake Louise. The gem of Canada’s oldest National Park, the turquoise blue lake against the lofty mountain peaks makes this a stunning scene. Soak up the natural splendour, take a canoe onto the lake, enjoy an additional short walk into the mountains.
Hike Distance: 7 km, elevation gain 595 m up to 12 km, gain 700 m.*
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 500 m.*
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.*
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.*
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: up to 11 km, elevation gain 280 m or 11 km, gain 800 m.*
Transfer from Emerald Lake to Moraine Lake, where you can hike into Larch Valley or you can choose to hike Sentinel Pass for views over Paradise Valley. Depending on weather, and your fitness, you can walk down to Paradise Creek, or return from Sentinel Pass back to Moraine Lake. If staying at the legendary Skoki Lodge, a rustic backcountry lodge that is a local favourite, today you will hike the 11 km into the Lodge.
Hike Distance: 11 km, elevation gain 720 m or 5 km, gain 415 m.*
Take a final stroll around Lake Louise, and you can continue onward to your next adventure. If staying at Skoki Lodge, you will hike the 11km out.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen/available for specific departure.
Nestled on the side of Tunnel Mountain and just five minutes from downtown, Banff Centre hotel features newly renovated rooms and breathtaking vistas. Alternative: Juniper Lodge
Nestled in a forest with tremendous views, it feels secluded, yet is a scenic five-minute walk from a variety of services and shopping. Guests can visit the whirlpool and steam room area to relax. Alternative: Deer Lodge
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.
The main lodge complements its natural setting with square timber, post and beam construction and high open ceilings. The decor boasts old-world craftsmanship and a simple, elegant design.
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.
This upscale lodge with log cabins in Yoho National Park is set at the edge of Kicking Horse River, and is 5.5 km from Field.
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.