23813
Alberta

Great Hiking Get-Together: Choose Your Pace in Banff

Explore the world’s third oldest national park with a large group of enthusiastic hikers as you choose your trails in Banff and learn about the landscapes with local experts.
Program No. 23813RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
3,399
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE

At a Glance

With rugged mountains, wildflower meadows, acres of forests and an emerald lake, Banff is an ecological wonder when it comes to national parks. Explore the untamed wilderness with local experts as you hike to cascading waterfalls and glittering glaciers. With the park as your classroom, learn about local ecology, wildlife and indigenous history while trekking winding trails with hikers from around the country. Learn from geologists, naturalists and environmentalists as you choose the hikes perfect for your desired level of activity and experience the wonders of Canada’s oldest national park.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from three levels of hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 3.75-9.5 miles on varied terrain. Elevation gains and losses of approximately 250-1350 feet. In addition to the distances it is important to consider the amount of elevation gained and lost, the varied terrain, and starting elevation of hikes.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy an exclusive screening of several short films with an expert from the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.
  • Learn local history on a hike around world-renowned Lake Louise and keep an eye out for hoary marmots, mountain goats and pikas.
  • At the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, study the birthplace of Canada’s national park system.

General Notes

Max of 75 participants, divided into groups for activities and hikes. You may also be interested in non-hiking version of this itinerary: Great American Get-Together in Banff (#22397).
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