Choose Your Pace: Hike the Canadian Rockies, Banff & Lake Louise

Hike Banff and Yoho National Parks at your pace with experts as you learn about Lake Louise, giant glaciers, pioneer history and the impact humans have on these alpine environments.
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Program No. 5339RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Hike the alpine trails of the Canadian Rockies at the national parks of Banff and Yoho. Expert-led hikes selected based on your desired level of difficulty will explore the clear streams, turquoise glacial lakes and mountain vistas while learning about glaciology, human history and the unique wildlife of each region. Admire the world-famous Lake Louise at your pace as you learn about the challenges the future holds for these gems of Canada’s wilderness.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from three levels of hiking options (mellow, moderate or motivated) based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 3-9 miles on varied terrain. Elevations of 4,200-8,600 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore alpine meadows, forests and mountain wildflowers on expert-led hikes as you learn about the region’s ecology, history and biodiversity.
  • Learn about the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and witness the amazing engineering feats of early railway construction.
  • Discover treasures such as the Victoria Glacier and the Grand Chateau Lake Louise on the shores of Lake Louise.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Jack Burns
Jack Burns is pursuing his life’s passion, hiking, after nearly 40 years as a Canadian Army Officer, domestic and international disaster response specialist and businessman. He has extensive hiking and some climbing experience throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Jack’s involvement with the Central Alberta Mountain Club and the Great Divide Trail Association has helped him absorb the challenges of passionate non-professionals who pursue outdoor adventures.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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