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Canadian Rocky Mountain Hiking: Banff, Lake Louise and Yoho

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Program #5339RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
James from La Fayette, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/01/13 - 09/07/13
The best organized, planned, and executed hiking trip I have ever been on. All levels were well matched to the participants abilities. Good group of people!

Joan from Bloomington, MN Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/01/13 - 09/07/13
If you are looking for a great hiking experience in the Canadian Rockies, this trip is for you. You have three choices (mellow, moderate, motivated) each day as to which trail you would like to take. Any and all trails will avail you of the most spectacular sights for the mountains, lakes, etc. You will not be disappointed in what you choose. The guides (Lisa, Jody, Jack, Georgia, and Terry)are the best ever---taking into consideration everyone's needs, desires, safety, and interest. You will enjoy hiking with them as much as they enjoy hiking with you. The participants were fun loving and knowledgable. A terrific group to be with.

Sharon from Monterey, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/01/13 - 09/07/13
We just returned from this wonderful program and we are so glad that we selected this one! It more than met all of my expectations. The quality of this program is extremely high in every possible way. The guides are all very professional, caring, supportive and encouraging. They really seemed to enjoy their jobs and made a constant effort to see that all of our needs were addressed. They all were well informed, had great senses of humor and were able to share their love of this very beautiful part of Canada.The hikes themselves were excellent and all in breathtaking locations.The ratio of guides to participants allowed for at least 3 variations of hikes on a daily basis (mild, moderate and motivated, and sometimes even varied within these categories.) The town of Canmore offered a surprising variety of good restaurants, which gave us many delicious and high quality meals. I highly recommend this program for anyone who loves hiking in very beautiful areas and who is open to new challenges and experiences.

Ginger from Cookeville, TN Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/20/13
Wonderful! The Canadian Rockies had been on "the list" and this was a great way to experience that area. The program leaders/guides were excellent and everything was well planned and executed. There were three levels of hike difficulties and even levels within levels most days, so everyone could choose a hike that suited each day. (Note: "Moderately challenging" is an accurate description; I think even the lowest level of hike would be more than "active" in Road Scholar categories and some would classify as "challenging.") Information on history, geology, flora, and fauna was provided on the bus as we traveled to/from hikes, as well as along the trails. Safety was a priority and all guides were well-trained, as well as personable. Wonderful scenery, guides, fellow participants, food.... Highly recommended!

Michael from Syracuse, NY Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/20/13
If you have ever been entranced with the magical mystery of the Canadian Rockies, Banff and the Lakes, this is the trip for you.

JoAnn from Vancouver, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 09/01/12
This trip combines unbelievably breathtaking mountain trails with guides who have a passion for the mountains. Their desire to share their expertise and create an ideal experience for their guests translates into an amazing vacation.

Ann from Pasadena, CA Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 08/26/12 - 09/01/12
The Canadian Rockies are beautiful and even more enjoyable under the leadership of the friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. I learned how to use walking poles correctly and gain the benefits they offer aging knees! I strongly recommend this trip for those who have a strong affinity for awesome mountains.

Joel from Boynton Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/05/12 - 08/11/12
Fantastic program. Beautiful and the guides were amazing!

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