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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

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Journey through a land sculpted by fire and ice in Kootenay National Park. The trail switchbacks moderately for the first half of the hike, through regrowth from the most recent fire, allowing for unparalleled views down over Vermillion Pass back to Castle Mountain. You then follow the trail between sheer towering walls of Mount Stanley and Storm Mountain until you leave the forest behind to emerge in a land of ice and rock and may even find some fossils! You will be treated to views of Stanley Glacier creeping down the side of Mt. Stanley towards the valley bottom.
Day of the Week: Sunday & Thursday
Rated: Moderate
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Return Distance: 8.4kms (5.25 miles)
Elevation Gain: 395m (1,285 ft)

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

This trail begins in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at stunning Moraine Lake. The drive alone to this location is worth it in itself. We’ll spend our time hiking leisurely along a old growth forest trail to Consolation Lakes, where you’ll see the Fay Glacier stop Mount Babel. Upon our return, explore around Moraine Lake, including a trip to the top of the Rockpile. Due to bear restrictions this is a great trip to do in a guided group.
Day of the Week: Tuesdays
Rated: Easy
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
Return Distance: 5.8kms (3.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: 255m (837 ft)

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Consolation Lakes, Banff National Park, Alberta

Your hike starts by hiking along the Lake Louise shoreline to the back of the lake before ascending up an ancient glacial valley. As you get higher, the colour of the lake becomes even more stunning and the crowds begin to disappear. The trail turns into single track and the immensity of the the valley and its peaks becomes even more apparent. Near to your final destination is the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House where cakes and tea are served all day long – be sure to bring some cash! Just past the teahouse you will be treated to views of the six glaciers feeding into the valley and Lake Louise. If time and group ability allows you may be able to hike further to view historic Abbot Pass.
Day of the Week: Wednesday & Friday
Rated: Moderate
Hiking time: 5 hours
Distance: 10.6kms (6.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: 340m (1,100 feet)

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Plain of Six Glaciers, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

Trail restrictions due to bear activity make this hike to Larch Valley the perfect one to take with a guided group. Beginning from the Valley of the Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, the trail climbs, really climbs, up 10 switchbacks to Larch Valley on a well maintained trail. After reaching the Valley, the trail easily ambles through a larch forest and then begins to gain elevation again towards Sentinel Pass and the Minestimma Lakes. Towards the Pass, views of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake and gigantic Mt. Temple (3,543 m/11,625 ft) will complete your experience. Please note that this hike does not continue to the top of Sentinel Pass.
Day of the Week: Monday & Saturday
Rated: Moderate
Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Distance: 9.0kms (5.6 miles)
Elevation Gain: 535m (1,500 ft)

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta


  • Certified hiking guide
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Packed lunch
  • Return transport from Banff
  • Optional gratuities
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years and all children aged between 13 and 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.
  • Children aged 16 to 17 years old may go on the hike without an adult, but a parent must meet the guide in the morning to sign a waiver.
  • Please be prepared for the mountain weather, it changes quickly. To ensure that you enjoy the day, please wear/bring: lightweight hiking pants, a breathable shirt (not cotton!), a warm layer (like a fleece jacket, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, hiking shoes (sturdy, ideally waterproof or water resistant hiking boots or shoes - trainers or runners are okay, but boots are better), a small backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and your camera.
  • Child prices are not available, adult prices apply to all travelers
  • Early/late season itinerary changes may apply, please inquire at the time of booking
  • Please note: due to changing weather conditions throughout the year, your hiking route may be modified for safety or accessibility of trails
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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Departure Time:
8:00 AM
Return Details:
Returns to the original departure point at approximately 3pm
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