Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

8 Days | Uncover the beauty of the Canadian Rockies on foot

4.9 out of 5 based on 39 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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NZD $3,362
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It doesn’t get more iconic than the Canadian Rockies – snow-capped peaks, glittering lakes and a tranquil escape from the modern world. Give your legs and cameras a workout as you hike through this magnificent scenery. Discover the spectacle of Jasper National Park, explore the rugged beauty of Banff and the showstopping landscapes of Yoho National Park. Search for wildlife at Maligne Lake, wander the famed landscapes of Lake Louise and travel along the iconic Icefields Parkway. Throw in an expert local leader and a group of like-minded travellers, and you’re on track for an unforgettable adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Hiking In The Canadian Rockies including Canada
Start
Calgary, Canada
Finish
Calgary, Canada
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
Canada
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SFXR
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Set out on some of the world’s most spectacular walks, hiking through the Bow Glacier Falls, Valley of the Five Lakes, Wilcox Pass, Peyto Lake and Tunnel Mountain.
  • Look out over the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies both during your hikes and from your scenic campgrounds, perfectly positioned to allow you to enjoy this region around the clock.
  • Take in the natural wonders of the Rockies during visits to Maligne Lake, Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Lake, Emerald Glacier, Lake Louise and the phenomenal Icefields Parkway.
  • Enjoy time discovering all that Jasper town and Banff National Park have to offer, with hiking, biking, hot pools and cosy pubs right at your fingertips.
  • Explore the great Canadian Rockies with two experienced, certified hiking guides who will be able to show you all the best bits of the region and maybe even a few hidden secrets less frequented by visitors.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Water First. Donations support their work to provide critical clean, safe water for indigenous communities in Canada. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip with some hikes taking up to six hours over rocky terrain, so a good level of fitness and appropriate walking gear is a must.
  • This is a camping trip where you are expected to pitch in with setting up tents and helping out with cooking and washing up.
  • It is not uncommon for snow to remain on the ground in higher elevations until the end of May and even during early June. The presence of snow may impact certain activities such as scenic gondolas or mountain hikes. Your trip leader will have a range of alternative activities/hikes to do if a planned activity is impacted by snow.
  • This trip starts on Day 1 as early as 7.30am and finishes on day 8 upon arrival to Calgary at around 4pm. You may wish to pre-book additional nights in Calgary at the start and end of the trip.

Itinerary

Map of Hiking In The Canadian Rockies including Canada

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

Private van

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) (7 nights)

Activities
  • Tunnel Mountain Hike
  • Lake Louise & Moraine Lake hike
  • BBQ dinner surrounded by Rockies peaks
  • Bow Glacier Falls Hike
  • Valley of Five Lakes Hike
  • Jasper townsite visit
  • Maligne Lake walk
  • Wilcox Pass walk
  • Peyto viewpoint
  • Icefield Parkway stops & Athabasca Glacier
  • Takakkaw Falls & Yoho Lake Hike
  • Morning hike on Sulphur Mountain
Add on activities
  • Banff Upper Hotsprings - CAD16
  • Icefields Parkway - Athabasca Glacier Hike with Guide - CAD115
  • Jasper - SkyTram - CAD60
  • Maligne Lake kayak/canoe rental - per hour - CAD55
  • Jasper - Mountain bike rental (non-electric) From - CAD30
  • Banff - Cable Car up Sulphur Mountain - CAD60

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 7.30am on Day 1 in Calgary. Please see Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary. Please consider booking an extra pre tour night in Calgary to make sure you will be on time for the start of your adventure.
2. You are expected to arrive back in Calgary around 4pm on the last day of the tour and dropped off at the same location as the joining point.
3. There is no accommodation included on the last day in Calgary, however we can request any additional nights should you need them.
4. A sleeping bag is required for this trip. If you would like to rent a sleeping bag locally, the cost is $50 CAD, payable in cash to your guide on Day 1 of the trip. Please advise your booking agent prior to departure if you require a sleeping bag rental.
5. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a tent on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Due to limited space at group campsites, the single supplement is always on request. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
6. Please note that late season snow may impact departures in May and early June as certain trails or parking lots may be closed due to snow/ice in higher elevations. The early season can be a wonderful time to visit the Canadian Rockies as there are fewer crowds and spectacular spring scenery. While we always try to deliver the itinerary as planned, please understand that your leaders may need to make substitutions or swaps during this time.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 39 reviews submitted.
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Estelle · Traveled September 2023
It was an incredible trip with breathtaking views. A trip that makes you disconnect completely. Gabi and Maddie our guides were amazing, very friendly and knowledgeable. Everything was well organised, the activities and hikes were varied, the food was really good and tasty. I had a lot of fun. Thank you Gabi and Maddie for this unforgettable adventure!
Review submitted 25 Sep 2023

Louise · Traveled September 2023
An amazing trip which I am SO happy I booked! Our guides Max and Madi were nothing short of incredible. I’ve made some amazing friends and memories for life.
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Melanie · Traveled September 2023
This was a truly unforgettable trip, I feel incredibly grateful to have spent a week with such amazing people and have memories to last a lifetime. Max and Maddie were the best guides, nothing was too much for either of them and their passion for nature and travelling was very inspiring.
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Erica · Traveled September 2023
This trip exceeded all expectations and I was not sure what to expect. A once in a lifetime opportunity that was wonderful to enjoy with my favorite group of strangers. Everyone pitched in to make it a great and memorable trip. Guides were flexible and provided cool facts along the way. They also encouraged us and kept us motivated to finish our hike.
Review submitted 18 Sep 2023

Kanwaljit · Traveled September 2023
Will gladly offer another time, when I can get all trip thoughts together.
Review submitted 20 Sep 2023
Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
From
NZD $3,362