5339
Alberta
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.
Rating (4.98)
Program No. 5339RJ
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4.98 Average
Sharin
(5)

If you love dramatic scenery, and love hiking, this is the place for you. All of our guides were bright engaging people, fun to be with and explore the area.

Carole
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

This was an excellent trip. The organization was great - nice hotel, good food, well-planned hikes. Snow during the last days of summer didn't faze our guides. They were friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Bryce and his Company of Adventurers are wonderful! Many thanks to Bryce, Veronica, Cindy, Jeff, Scott and bus driver Rob.

Catherine
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

Loved my trip-- GO!! Don't worry about a thing as they will take care of you. Every time was asked our tour guides for help they quickly said, "I can help you with that!" Amazing.

Cathie
(5)

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We had great weather the first couple of days and then an early winter storm moved in and dumped 4 to 6 inches of snow. It was unexpected but a beautiful winter wonderland and challenging hiking environment. The group was great. Everyone took it in stride and made the best of it.

Steve
(5)

This was our first Road Scholar trip and it was truly amazing. Our tour leader, Bryce W (and his staff), made the trip one of our most memorable vacations we have ever had. We hope to get back to the Canadian Rockies again. Epic!!

Ann
(5)

I truly doubt that I will ever find another guided hiking trip as well executed as this one. The program was beyond my expectations. The guides (Katrina, Lynda, and Lynn) were more than qualified; they were all local, knew the terrain, were skilled and had a passion for their part of the world. They seemed to love what they were doing. The talks on the bus were well-presented and informative and made the bus rides pass quickly. It was great having one place to stay every night. If you are in good condition, love to hike, and want to experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, this is the program for you.

Elizabeth
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

The Canadian Rockies have been on my bucket list and hiking in them was definitely the way to see them. Such beauty. So many ‘wow’ moments. The local company that ran the tour was fantastic. They are the reason for the 5 stars as they orchestrated such a memorable week. Liked that we stayed at the same hotel all week. It is walking distance to ‘downtown’ Canmore – a quaint town surrounded by majestic mountain ranges (including ‘The Three Sisters’). My first Road Scholar tour, but won’t be my last. Loved it !

Marilyn
(5)

This was an amazing experience! The whole trip was well planned and executed. It was worth every penny and every moment I experienced. I wrote the check and they took it from there, completely worry free. This is the way to go, and the company to go with! I'll be back!

Mary
(5)

This was a fantastic program with spectacular scenery, invigorating hikes, and capable and engaging tour leaders. This program is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an active, educational, and awe-inspiring outdoor vacation.

Donna
(5)

This was a great trip! The scenery was beautiful, the guides were great, the food was delicious! Having three levels of hiking accommodated everyone in our group.

Robert
(5)

See the glaciers in Canadian Rockies! Glacier National Park is beautiful too, but has no glaciers. This hiking vacation was more than we expected: learned more, saw more, outstanding hiking guides, and lots of new friends :-)

Sara
(5)

Hiking the Canadian Rockies, Choose Your Pace, was my first but not my last Road Scholar adventure. The guides were encouraging me to knew heights in many ways. Their support whether I chose to mellow out at any easier pace or hike over the Continental Divide and into my first Cirque, was always a pleasantly, exhilarating experience!

Martha
(5)

The program exceeded my expectations. The national parks that we visited were spectacular in their beauty. Our program leaders were helpful, informative, funny and friendly. Three levels of hiking ability/needs were provided each day, and I was very satisfied with the group where I landed. I also enjoyed learning about Canada, and was impressed by all of our program leaders' passion for their country. I wish I was still there on a trail!

Helen
(5)

The ability to choose from three different challenge levels of hikes everyday was wonderful- I, with seasoned guides, pushed my self to new heights>

Craig
(5)

This was my first Road Scholar trip and it was a great experience. The hikes were incredibly beautiful and the 3 levels of hiking were offered exactly as Road Scholars advertised, and difficulty of the hikes was based not just on length, but on terrain and elevation change. The staff running the trip were very warm and friendly, and did a great job keeping us safe, healthy, and informed in a lot of areas related to nature, history, and culture.

Robert
(5)

Exceptional hiking program with excellent local guides. A variety of hikes offered each day ensured all levels could experience the beauty and majesty of the Canadian Rockies.

Brenda
(5)

Fantastic program. The three levels of activity "Mellow, Moderate and Motivated" provided options for every hiking ability. Company of Adventures provided outstanding guides and the scenery and hiking were breathtaking and "bucket list" worthy.

Mac
(4)

Wonderful trip! Bravo to Bryce, Jack, Veronica and Becky who showed us the true majesty of the Canadian Rockies!

Shelley
(5)

Amazing guides, spectacular scenery and a choice every day of how strenuous you want to make it and where you want to go. This is a real hiking program with knowledgeable, skilled mountain guides. If you like to shop and stroll, this is not the program for you! Highly recommend.

Sandra
(5)

What a thrilling week of hiking in the Canadian Rockies! Our group leaders from Company of Adventurers were so organized, welcoming and fun. Excellent lectures were given on our bus rides as we traveled from Canmore to begin our treks each day. Thank you to my fellow participants and leaders for a memorable adventure.

Jim
(5)

An amazing hiking trip that was beyond our expectations. The guides are wonderful and so informative. A great way to experience the Canadian Rockies.

Patricia
(5)

Amazing trip with stunning scenery and great hiking. Each day was organized so that we could choose the level of hiking that suited us. Do not be afraid of the elevation. The guides were fantastic at pacing and helping us get to the top if we chose to do so. Best part of the trip was hiking in the snow on the last day with a great group of people and guides who were so incredibly enthusiastic. Highly recommend this trip.

Scott
(5)

This program is a spectacular way to see the Canadian Rockies. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable, the educational material they present is engaging and interesting, the meals and accommodations are great, and the hikes themselves are spectacular!

Richard
(5)

This program was over-the-top wonderful! The hiking, the organization, the group leader, the hike captains: from these perspectives the among the best of the RS programs I've attended (13) Bernie, our friendly drill sergeant and daily advisor made sure every event was punctual, the communication among the guides was thorough, safety concerns were discussed in detail and provided for, lodging was perfect. The daily choices of mellow, moderate, and motivated hikes meant the individual groups mere well matched according to abilities or daily attitudes. All our time was respected and occupied: all the lectures during the bus transfers to the trail heads and were uniformly informative. All of the hike captains: Doug, Pablo, Liza, Kritrina, and Bernie were exceptional. Their lectures on the bus were well-presented and very informative and they were outstanding on the trails and attentive to the various abilities and endurance of the members.

Susan
(5)

Hiking could not have been better and different levels were accommodated. Group leaders fostered great esprit de corps.

Laura
(5)

This is a fantastic trip, do not hesitate to sign up for this one. You will get to see some of Canada's most beautiful lakes 'at your pace'!

Joan
(5)

Wow! Fabulous hiking among some of the most incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Bryce and tour guides Katrina, Jack and Harold ensure a safe, educational, and enjoyable adventure. Share their love of this beautiful environment and learn how Canada is trying to protect it.

Peggy
(5)

The program is full of great educational and hiking experiences in breath-taking beautiful scenery. I loved every minute of it. Wish I started traveling with Road Scholar 20 years ago but am working on our next trip now.

Anthony
(5)

This is a wonderful program, the hikes were challenging, the food was delicious, and the guides were terrific. The views were absolutely beautiful.

Diane
(5)

To anyone who likes to hike mountains, learn more about this area of the world, experience world class leaders/guides...look no further! The program provided was second to none in program implementation! You will not be disappointed! Love, love, loved it!!! Thank you Road Scholar!

Nancy
(5)

Fabulous program. Welcoming, knowledgeable guides; multiple daily hiking options to spectacular scenery; comfortable accommodations; interesting, well organized educational component. Far exceeded m expectations.

Terry
(5)

This was a wonderful program in every way - well organized and well executed, with knowledgeable friendly guides and a high guide-to-guest ratio. I particularly liked the availability of three different levels of hiking pace at each trailhead and the fact that the size of the group I hiked with each day was small. I also liked being based at the same hotel for all 6 nights and the comfortable bus (with interesting lecture en route) to a different trailhead each day. The food was also first rate.

Phyllis
(5)

Participants need to be in good physical condition to do the hikes, since both the length and elevation changes can be considerable, depending on the hike chosen.

Celia
(5)

Yoho! (Cree expression of wonder and awe) What a great experience with probably the most congenial group of people I've ever traveled with (I wonder if it because we share a love of hiking). Company of Adventurers did an outstanding job organizing this trip. I was especially impressed with their ability to handle various hiking abilities and breaking the big group down into small groups. The guides were kind, knowledgeable, and worked well together. With humor and skill they educated, entertained, and motivated. A major fire was happening nearby which necessitated some schedule changing; they handled this so well, didn't miss a beat and still managed to provide a fantastic trip. This is their first season staying at Coast Canmore Hotel and this place is a real winner. We had very good food at the Coast, and really outstanding dinners at several nearby places. Two that stand out in particular are The Station and Communitea Cafe. Shout out to Bryce, Bernie, Harold, Veronica, Becky, and Rob, the driver, for creating a never-to-be-forgotten adventure.

Claire
(5)

You have to get off the road and out of your car to appreciate the Canadian Rockies. This program not only includes hiking at your ability level, but opens your eyes to a complete experience of this iconic and beautiful place.

Karen
(5)

Not being a tour type of person, I was a bit skeptical about taking a Road Scholar trip. However, the Canadian Rockies trip made a believer out of me. It was very well organized, the hikes were wonderful and well-chosen and the guides and tour leaders were so well informed. I could have never had such a complete experience traveling on my own. The educational component, the choice of restaurants and the locations of the hikes could have only been done by someone who knows the area well. I would highly recommend this trip.

Dina
(5)

This was a fantastic experience for my first Road Scholar tour and will be hard to beat. Of course the Canadian Rockies scenery was spectacular but it was really the top notch guides from Company of Adventurers that made this trip superb. Bryce, Harold, Becky and Veronica were all friendly, knowledgeable and went out of their way to make all aspects of this tour comfortable and fun. The three different levels of hiking difficulty met the needs of all participants. I learned a lot about geology, animals, plants, the parks and Canada in general. If I wasn't a patriotic American, I would love to be Canadian. YOHO!

Kate
(5)

My visit to the Canadian Rockies was truly extraordinary. All aspects of the trip exceeded my expectations. The mountains and sights were breathtaking, hikes were well graded, team leaders were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional, caring and made the trip "top value". Hotel was fine and food outstanding. Transportation excellent. Would recommend this trip without hesitation.

Lori
(5)

The program offers varied levels of activity to meet the particpants' level of hiking expertise and is led by several very knowledgeable pleasant guides in small groups. Excellent cuisine offered by the Company of Adventurers. My best Road Scholar trip ever.

John
(5)

We took the Glacier hiking trip two years ago and just finished the Canadian Rockies hiking. Both were well organized and beautiful scenery. The hikes in the Canadian Rockies were a bit more challenging given higher elevation gains. However, both trips provided 3 levels of hikes each day so there are choices.

Bobbi
(5)

This trip is a wonderfully planned trip to a spectacularly beautiful place in Canada. Connecting with nature in a close and personal way on the hiking path. Dramatic scenery around every turn! I highly recommend this trip to anyone who is up for a moderately challenging hiking experience in the great outdoors!

Barb
(5)

This was my first Road Scholar trip and i loved it! I enjoyed the other participants and especially, the guides with their vast knowledge, patience and enthusiasm. What a great trip!

Amy
(5)

Outstanding staff and educational program. 3 levels provide the opportunity to self define, "moderately challenging." Locations are breathtakingly beautiful. Accommodations and meals are excellent.

Garry
(5)

WOULD DO ALL OVER AGAIN. GUIDES WERE AWESOME.

Cheryl
(5)

This was a tremendous trip and exceeded my expectations. It was so well run and the hikes, food, learning experiences, accommodations and people in my group were fantastic. And it's hard to beat the scenery in the Canadian Rockies. But most of all, the guides were exceptional, knowledgable and very fun! Hats off to Bryce, Becky, Jack, Harold and our bus driver, Rob--they really made the trip so special!






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