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

Program No. 5339GS10
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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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
We want every participant to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding program experience. The travel and activities of the Hiking Banff, Lake Louise and Yoho program require participants to be in good general health and capable of performing all program activities described by the program description and its corresponding Activity Level. Although we offer 3 levels of hiking each day, participants must be able to hike 4 miles with an elevation gain of 850 feet on uneven rocky and rooty terrain in potentially inclement mountain weather at an absolute minimum. Registered participants who are unable to do so may be asked to stay back at the hotel during the hiking activities for their own safety and the safety of other participants of the program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • 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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Jack Burns View biography
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.
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Bryce Willigar View biography
Born in a small farming community situated on the western edge of the Canadian prairie, Bryce found his calling in the outdoors at a young age while exploring the many wild places close to his childhood home. This led him to pursue a degree in outdoor leadership. Bryce has worked as both a snowshoeing and hiking leader, and has also taught cross-country skiing to a broad range of ages and ability levels. He is also a paddling instructor.
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