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

Banff

Banff, AB, Canada

Day 1

Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada

Day 2+3

Yoho National Park

Takakkaw Falls, Columbia-Shuswap A, BC, Canada

Day 4+5

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake, Columbia-Shuswap A, BC, Canada

Day 6

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake, Improvement District No. 9, AB, Canada

Day 7+8

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

7 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 2 dinners
Luggage transfers
Transfers to trailheads
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

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

8 days / 7 nights, with 6½ days hiking

ARRIVE / DEPART

Banff / Lake Louise

ACTIVITY LEVEL

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

TERRAIN

Mountainous. Fitness and sure-footedness required.

COST

Classic Accommodation: CAD $3,030
Single Supplement: CAD $900

Luxe Accommodation: CAD $3,330
Single Supplement: CAD $1,075

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. Hotel availabilities may also necessitate alterations. 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 there Your tour starts in Banff the oldest and largest town in the National Parks of the Rockies. Located 150 km (94 miles) west of Calgary, Alberta, Banff is situated in the scenic Bow Valley surrounded by Cascade Mtn, Tunnel Mtn, Mt. Rundle, Sulphur Mtn, and Mt. Norquay. 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. 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

Banff

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.*

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Day 2

Lake Louise

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.*

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Day 3

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 500 m.*

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Day 4

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.*

5

Day 5

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 6

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: up to 11 km, elevation gain 280 m or 11 km, gain 800 m.*

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Day 7

Moraine Lake

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.*

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Day 8

Departure Day

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.

Classic

The Banff Centre, Banff

Nestled on the side of Tunnel Mountain and just five minutes from downtown, Banff Centre hotel features newly renovated rooms and breathtaking vistas.


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Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise

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.


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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.


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Skoki Lodge (or alternate), near Lake Louise

This natural historic site is unique and one-of-a-kind. Accessed by a 11km trail, this lodge may represent the epitime of a Canadian backcountry lodge.
Straight Talk: We are only able to book one night stay inside two weeks, so unless you are willing to stay two nights, we make a provisional booking at Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise, but book here two weeks prior.


Luxe

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Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff

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.


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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.


Randonnee tours offers cycling and hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies
Skoki Lodge (or alternate), near Lake Louise

This natural historic site is unique and one-of-a-kind. Accessed by a 11km trail, this lodge may represent the epitime of a Canadian backcountry lodge.
Straight Talk: We are only able to book one night stay inside two weeks, so unless you are willing to stay two nights, we make a provisional booking at Post Hotel in Lake Louise, but book here two weeks prior.


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Trip 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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