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Guided Walking : North America

Canadian Rockies: Banff, Yoho & Kananaskis

Moderate Terrain: 4-10 Miles Daily

Canadian Rockies: Banff, Yoho & Kananaskis

From elk foraging in meadows of wildflowers to ancient stands of spruce that open onto sweeping mountain views, experience a different side of the Canadian Rockies. We’ll take you away from the tourist crowds of Banff and into the heart of a primeval wilderness, where you’ll enjoy the call of eagles across heather-scented valleys, savor a picnic lunch beside a moss-fringed waterfall, and spot bighorn sheep along remote mountain paths. Here, the sweeping panorama of Burstall Pass reveals an amphitheater of mountains framed by larch trees and leading up to majestic, snow-clad Mount Assiniboine. You’ll hike to Robertson Glacier, crossing an emerald valley braided with creek channels along the way. Following quiet trails in Yoho National Park, you’ll encounter a countryside bejeweled with icy rivers and fresh alpine air. Marvel at the crystalline reflections of rocky peaks in pristine montane lakes. Discover what makes the Canadian Rockies one of the grandest and purest stretches of wilderness in the world.


Tour Highlights:
  • Learn about medicinal plants found throughout the region with our guide, a Métis tracker who gained an encyclopedic knowledge of local flora from her mother, a Cree medicine woman.
  • Spot moose from the comfort of your hotel’s deck, which looks out on a huge mud wallow favored by these singular animals.
  • Encounter hidden gems like Rummel Lake, whose location beneath imposing Mount Galatea is the perfect picnic spot.
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6 days, 5 nights

FROM $3,398 USD

per person, double occupancy



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  • Trust our expertise with 36+ years in active travel.
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  • Generous inclusions: all breakfasts, many meals, and luggage transfers.
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  • Detailed maps and easy-to-follow route notes ensure that you’ll easily find your way.
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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Bow Lake

Begin your exploration of British Columbia with an introductory walk along Bow Lake to an overlook offering views of Bow Glacier. Enjoy a welcome dinner in your lodge’s restaurant, savoring local mountain specialties.

Accommodation: Emerald Lake Lodge, Field

This beautifully restored lodge set on the shores of stunning Emerald Lake offers exceptional service, individual townhouse-style units, and an outdoor hot tub. Please note that lake views are not guaranteed.

Day 2

Takakkaw Falls to Iceline Trail to Yoho Lake

Ascend slopes mantled in 300-year-old spruce trees on your way to Whiskey Jack Falls, continuing on to the Iceline Trail and enjoying views of the Yoho Valley and Dally Glacier. Press on to Yoho Lake, where you’ll eat a picnic lunch before following a trail along the water’s edge through wetlands, looking for moose, hoary marmots, and pika.

Accommodation: Emerald Lake Lodge, Field

This beautifully restored lodge set on the shores of stunning Emerald Lake offers exceptional service, individual townhouse-style units, and an outdoor hot tub. Please note that lake views are not guaranteed.

Day 3

Consolation Lakes

Today’s stunning walk offers views of glacier-clad mountains as you head across the base of the Tower of Babel and continue through spruce and subalpine fir forest on a trail that follows Babel Creek to Consolation Lake. Enjoy lush meadows of vibrant wildflowers and views of Hydra Glacier along the way.

Accommodation: Mount Engadine Lodge, Canmore

An intimate backcountry mountain lodge set in a beautiful alpine meadow at 6,200 feet in the heart of Kananaskis Country, complete with outdoor sauna and wrap-around deck overlooking the stunning Moose Meadow. The Mount Engadine Lodge is the proud recipient of the coveted ALTO award through Travel Alberta for the category of Sustainable Tourism.

Day 4

Rummel Lake Trail

Walk directly out the door of your lodge to begin today’s walk, heading into subalpine forest and strolling beside the bubbling Rummel Creek before ascending to walk along a ridgeline on your way to Rummel Lake. Enjoy serene vistas here of the surrounding flower-clad meadows before heading home for a delicious dinner.

Accommodation: Mount Engadine Lodge, Canmore

An intimate backcountry mountain lodge set in a beautiful alpine meadow at 6,200 feet in the heart of Kananaskis Country, complete with outdoor sauna and wrap-around deck overlooking the stunning Moose Meadow. The Mount Engadine Lodge is the proud recipient of the coveted ALTO award through Travel Alberta for the category of Sustainable Tourism.

Day 5

Chester Lake Trail

Follow a quiet, narrow trail scented with heather and berry bushes on your way to Lake Chester. Passing through flat areas of alpine meadows, you arrive at a lake punctuated by leaping trout and encircled by an amphitheater of rock and awe-inspiring peaks. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to spot grizzly bears, which love to feed on the many glacier lilies.

Accommodation: Mount Engadine Lodge, Canmore

An intimate backcountry mountain lodge set in a beautiful alpine meadow at 6,200 feet in the heart of Kananaskis Country, complete with outdoor sauna and wrap-around deck overlooking the stunning Moose Meadow. The Mount Engadine Lodge is the proud recipient of the coveted ALTO award through Travel Alberta for the category of Sustainable Tourism.

Day 6

Ptarmigan Cirque

After a stunning drive along the Smith Dorrien Spray Trail, looking for elk and bighorn sheep. Hike into the high mountain bowl of Ptarmigan Cirque. Here, you’ll discover a breathtaking circular alpine meadow filled with wildflower—the perfect place for a final picnic lunch before departing.

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Dates & Prices

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2017 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Aug 6 - Aug 11 $3,398 $898
Aug 13 - Aug 18 $3,398 $898

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You can transform this itinerary into an exclusive experience for you and your fellow guests. Enjoy all the same walks and inclusions as on our traditional tours, in the company of the same expert guides. Simply gather your friends, choose your preferred departure date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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2017 Dates Number of Travelers
6 - 11 12 - 18 Single Supplement
Jul 1 - Sep 15$3,598$3,398$898

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Ronna Schneberger

For the past 20+ years Ronna Schneberger has been exploring ways of connecting people to landscapes in profound ways. This fascinating journey has led her to study nature connection, mindfulness meditation, Hatha Yoga, interpretation, and leadership development. She is an award-winning professional guide in the mountain parks as well as an accredited Master Interpreter and a certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guides hiking guide. She is also a Hatha Yoga Instructor with over a decade of experience. With this diverse training she comes to guiding with a truly unique approach.

Tim Patterson

Tim Patterson is a certified trek leader with the Boy Scouts of America and an accredited Interpretive Hiking Guide with the Interpretive Guides Association and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. He has a background in anthropology and environmental education and currently works closely with local aboriginal communities, serving as a community liaison and regularly offering presentations regarding the cultural history of the First Nations people.

Tracey Gage

With degrees in wildlife biology and geography, Tracey Gage has been a professional guide, educator, and naturalist for over 20 years. In addition to being an accredited Interpretive Hiking Guide in the Canadian Rockies, Tracey has worked as a bear educator in Lake Louise as well as a whale and grizzly bear guide in British Columbia. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Bow Valley on foot, mountain bike, and skis.

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