Alberta | Hiking in the Canadian Rockies Itinerary
(Host City: Calgary, Alberta (YYC))
Day 1: Stanley Glacier
Day 2: Helen Lake
Day 3: Ice Walk and Lake Louise
Day 4: Consolation Lake and Banff
Day 5: Banff and Sunshine Meadows
Quotes From the Field:
"Awesome trip!! The Canadian Rockies were beyond beautiful, the activities fun and exciting, and the people were amazing."
Catherine Weir - Dallas, TX
Canadian Rockies Vacations
Snow-capped shale and limestone peaks, pristine alpine lakes and vast, wildflower-strewn valleys
Stretching from the Interior Plains of Alberta to the Rocky Mountain Trench of British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies are, simply put, a hiker’s dream.
• Trek to Stanley Glacier through subalpine forest and wildflower meadows in Kootenay National Park, alive with marmots, pika, and white-tailed ptarmigans
• Lunch trailside to a backdrop of Lake Helen and a skyline dominated by the craggy pinnacles of Dolomite Pass
• Pick your way – crampons, walking sticks and all – to the top of Athabasca Glacier alongside one of Canada's leading mountaineering experts
• Hike Sentinel Pass, marveling at the picture-perfect reflection of tottering rock walls and sky-high summits on the glassy surface of Consolation Lake
• Walk a network of gentle trails through Sunshine Meadows, soaking up some of the most stunning vistas the Rocky Mountains have to offer
• Keep your eyes peeled for wolves, elk, and bighorn sheep as you summit Tunnel Mountain
• Kick back with a bison burger and a book by the fire in the casual, rustic comfort of your Baker Creek chalet
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6 days/5 nightsNights 1-3: Baker Creek Chalets
Nestled in a peaceful wooded setting, beside Baker Creek, this lodge and cabins blend magically into their surroundings, far from the bustle of Lake Louise Nights 4 & 5: Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge
This quintessential Canadian Lodge features a distinctive Rundle Rock fireplace and showcases Canadian artwork throughout. The over-sized bathrooms are sure to please anyone after a hard day's adventure in Banff.
A few more reasons why you've gotta go…
1. You know you will have some shade when you go hiking – one tenth of the world’s forests reside in Canada.
2. Princess Louise Caroline Alberta was the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and a large supporter of the feminist movement. Both the province of Alberta and Lake Louise were named after her.
3. Twelve percent of Alberta’s totally land area is protected in 500 provincial parks, five national parks, and three national wildlife areas. Five of Canada’s 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in Alberta.