Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks

13 days
$4,799 USD
incl. taxes
4.8 / 5 from 23 reviews
Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Moderate / Challenging
Activity Rating - Moderate/Challenging
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Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Walking & Trekking
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Hike through the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Rockies

Few places in the world offer such pristine and diverse walking options as the Canadian Rockies. Virgin forests, shimmering blue lakes, ancient glaciers, deep canyons and rushing rivers weave their way across the landscape whilst wildlife abounds. It's a paradise for photographers, wildlife and outdoors enthusiasts but, most of all, it's a haven for walkers. Hike along an extensive network of trails in some of the best national parks in the world as you keep your eyes peeled for species such as bear, eagles, deer and moose. Nothing will inspire you more than an epic walking holiday deep into the Canadian Rockies.


  • Hike through the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies on a series of named hiking trails
  • Enjoy a three night heli-hike experience within the Canadian wilderness area of Landslide Lake
  • Drive the breath-taking Icefields Parkway
  • Forested walks through alpine covered valleys and wildlife viewing opportunities 
  • Views of Saskatchewan Glacier and Moraine Lake 
  • Three nights in the Lake Louise area and three nights in Jasper National Park 
  • Walk to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park

Key information

  • 11 nights participatory camping, plus 1 night hotel
  • 9 walks of varying lengths and difficulty
  • Good fitness required
  • Altitude maximum 2689m, average 2200m
  • Countries visited: Canada

What's included

  • All accommodation
  • 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 9 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • We can include flights from the UK.  Please contact us for a quote.

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Optional activities
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.


Days of Walking & Trekking

Moderate/Challenging: 5-6km/3-4miles an hour


Low altitude; good paths with some steep ascents

Day by day breakdown
Day 214.6km/9.07miles
Day 316.0km/9.94miles
Day 415.0km/9.32miles
Day 55.2km/3.23miles
Day 69.0km/5.5miles
Day 78.0km/5.0miles
Day 1214.0km/8.6miles
Day 1313.0km/8.0miles

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  • Day 1

    Start Calgary

    Welcome to Calgary, gateway to the Canadian Rockies, where you can take time before the tour begins to explore this cosmopolitan city with its skyscrapers and booming oil industry. Calgary has historically been famous for its `Wild West' roots but in recent years has become a dynamic and exciting city. It oozes Western culture, a feature that earned it the nickname 'Cowtown' - evident in the Calgary Stampede. Join your tour guide and fellow travellers for a welcome meeting at 18:00 hrs in the hotel lobby.

    Accommodation: Ramada Downtown Calgary (or similar)

  • Day 2

    Lake Louise; Lake Agnes Trail

    Today we go west in the heart of the Rockies, onto Lake Louise, our base for the next three nights. Upon arrival, take in the epic panorama of the Chateau Lake Louise and warm up those hiking boots with a walk on the Lake Agnes Trail beside the emerald-coloured lake for views of Victoria Glacier. Hike through old-growth forest before reaching spectacular views of Lake Louise from above and then continue along the trail until you reach Lake Agnes and a rustic teahouse, providing much needed refreshment before the descent back down to our campsite near Lake Louise.

    Trail name: Lake Agnes Trail
    Maximum altitude: 2120 metres

    Lake Agnes Trail: 435m elevation gain/loss

    Walk Profile: approx. 14.6km / 5hrs walking

    Accommodation: Lake Louise Campground (or similar)

    Meals included: Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Second day at Lake Louise; climb to Sentinel Pass

    Take a short transfer to Moraine Lake, neighbour to Lake Louise and situated in the scenic Valley of the Ten Peaks. Hike along the Larch Valley before climbing to Sentinel Pass for magnificent views of Banff National Park backcountry. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including elk, porcupine and bears, which are often sighted on the trail. From here you can either hike back or start your descent along the Paradise Valley to end this loop trail. This is one of Banff's premier hiking trails, so we are likely to see a few fellow hikers on the trail too.

    Trail name: Sentinel Pass
    Maximum altitude: 2611 metres

    Sentinel Pass Trail: 792m elevation gain/loss

    Walk Profile: approx. 16km / 5-6hrs walking

    Accommodation: Lake Louise Campground (or similar)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 4

    Yoho National Park; Iceline Trail

    Cross the Continental Divide north along the Kicking Horse River towards Yoho National Park. Yoho means 'wonder' in the Cree Indian language, and is home to some beautiful alpine scenery, which is best explored on foot. The trail today delivers striking views of Takakkaw Falls, Daly Glacier and Yoho River. Overshadowed by the neighbouring parks of Banff and Jasper, Yoho National Park is the hidden treasure of the Canadian National Parks System. If you don’t fancy seeing the trail through the entire 21kms, you can hike a section of the trail and join an optional rafting excursion in the afternoon, on the glacier fed Kicking Horse River. 

    Optional activities:

    Whitewater rafting CA$120-$173

    Trail name: Iceline Trail
    Maximum altitude: 2073 metres

    Iceline Trail: 1053 elevation gain/loss

    Walk Profile: approx. 15km / 7hrs walking

    Accommodation: Lake Louise Campground (or similar)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Jasper National Park; hike the Parker Ridge Trail

    Our journey continues over to Jasper National Park - keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as Black bears and Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep which are in abundance. On the way we stop to hike the Parker Ridge trail with the chance to see the Saskatchewan Glacier. The trail climbs quickly until it gets above the treeline. The trail does not actually reach the summit of Parker Ridge, but it comes within about 60 vertical meters of it and the views are simply incredible. Tonight, we set up camp underneath the watchful gaze of Jasper's rugged peaks, our home for the next three nights. On our way along Icefield's Parkway there is the opportunity for a hike on Athabasca Glacier (please let your guide know on day one if you’re interested as this activity is prone to selling out). 

    Optional Activities:

    Guided glacier walk CA$100 (CA$60 for under 17s)

    Trail name: Parker Ridge
    Maximum altitude: 2270 metres

    Parker ridge Trail: 269m elevation gain/loss

    Walk Profile: approx. 5.2km / 2-3hrs walking

    Accommodation: Whistler Campground (or similar)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Jasper National Park; Cavell Meadows

    Jasper is much quieter than some other national parks, making it easier to leave the crowds behind. We take the trail to Cavell Meadows at the foot of Angel Glacier for a true wilderness feel. After climbing up, we'll reach the alpine terrain with great chance to watch caribous! This is a great way to find out more about the ever-changing environment of this stunning national park.

    Trail name: Cavell Meadows
    Maximum altitude: 2288 metres

    Cavell Meadows Trail: 500m elevation gain/loss

    Walk Profile: approx. 9km / 4hrs walking

    Accommodation: Whistler Campground (or similar)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 7

    Jasper National Park; Sulphur Skyline Trail

    Today we hike the Sulphur Skyline trail which has some of the most breath-taking panoramas that Jasper has to offer. The five mile trek to the mountain peak overlooks a phenomenally rugged section of the Canadian Rockies. Of course, a great way to finish the day is with a soak in Miette Hot Springs to ease those aching muscles, which is why we’ve included this for you (don’t forget your swimwear). 

    Optional Activities: 

    Mountain biking CA$20 per hour

    SkyTram cable car CA$50

    Trail name: Sulphur Skyline Trail
    Maximum altitude: 2000 metres

    Sulphure Skyline Trail: 650m elevation gain/loss

    Walk Profile: approx. 8km / 4hrs walking

    Accommodation: Whistler Campground (or similar)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    Icefields Parkway to Landslide Lake

    We take a short helicopter flight today to the area of Landslide Lake where we'll be dropped in the alpine, far away from other hikers, for a wilderness trek like no other! We set up our camp here for the next three nights in an area of wilderness devoid of other travellers, facilities, picnic tables or the modernities of everyday life. It is important to be aware that you will not be staying in a campsite, this is the Canadian wilderness, and your guide will set up tents where it’s best; there is no pre-determined camping spot. You will not have access to showers or modern toilets during your three-night stay, and each day your guide will hoist food into the trees and away from bears. After arrival and having set up your camp, your guide will take you on a hike around the Landslide Lake area.

    Please note: We ask that customers take no more cargo than 20 pounds each (including carry-on) for these 3 nights and that it is packed in a soft small gym bag. If you wish to leave luggage behind, this can be stored inside the trailer, which is left parked at the helicopter company.

    Land slide lake: elevation gain/loss from 300 to 800m / day

    Accommodation: Wilderness Campground

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Days 9-10

    Landslide Lake

    We have many options for the next two days ranging from steady walks through alpine meadows to strenuous treks to surrounding ridges. The tour guides will suggest hiking choices such as the 'Lake of the Fall' hike or hike along an unnamed pass. All hikes offer a truly unforgettable experience in the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies, but it is important to remember that there are no designated trails - you’re in the complete wilderness here where there aren't any 'official trails'. We will be walking on public land, but this area is ungoverned by a national park. Your guides will make decisions based on the capabilities of the group. They carry bear spray which will be on hand in the rare event that it is required.

    Land slide lake: elevation gain/loss from 300 to 800m / day

    Accommodation: Wilderness Campground

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 11

    Heli-flight; Banff National Park

    We depart the Landslide Lake area this morning on a spectacular helicopter flight out of the wilderness, to Cline River. Our journey continues by road towards Banff National Park. Banff is our base for the next two nights, giving us the opportunity to discover even more wonderful hiking trails. This afternoon we'll discover Minnewanka Lake, a large glacier lake of 5 kilometres, for an easy hike by the rocky shore. Alternatively you can simply relax by the water, visit the Banff area, relax on Banff Upper Hot Springs or rent a canoe and paddle along the Bow River for a little watery adventure.

    Lake Minnewanka Trail:  NA minimal elevation gain/loss

    Accommodation: Tunnel Mountain (or similar)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 12

    Banff National Park; Cory Pass

    Today's walk is a 14-km loop trail. This is a strenuous workout up 981m to the Cory Pass, behind Mt. Edith, past Mt. Louis and through the Edith Pass on the way back to the trailhead. From the Fireside Picnic area, we follow the trail 1km to the Cory pass junction, and then climb most of the 915m over the remaining 4.5 km, eventually reaching above the tree line. There are several points to take photos and catch your breath along the way. Once through the Cory pass you will follow a rough trail for about 3.5 km through scree fields and across avalanche paths until you rejoin the main hiking trail at Edith Pass. Descend along the drainage through the forest between Mt. Norquay and Mt. Edith until you loop past the Cory Pass junction again and then to the trailhead. This is a really good hike and a favourite of the local climbing community.

    Trail name: Cory Pass
    Maximum altitude: 2324 metres

    Cory Pass Trail: 1168m elevation gain/loss

    Walk Profile: approx. 14km / 6hrs walking

    Accommodation: Tunnel Mountain (or similar)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 13

    Hike the Cascade Amphitheatre Trail and return to Calgary; tour ends

    Our tour is nearly coming to an end but there is time for one last chance to hit the trails! Today depends on the weather conditions, but we will more than likely hike the Cascade Amphitheatre trail. This hike begins at the Mt. Norquay ski area, crosses a bridge over Forty Mile Creek, then traverses through dense forest to the Cascade Amphitheatre. As you emerge into the amphitheatre, enclosed by limestone cliffs, there are usually wildflowers (in the early season). After this we'll return to Calgary where the tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs.

    We can book your post-tour accommodation if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

    Name of Hike: Cascade Amphitheatre

    Walk Profile: approx. 13km / 5hrs walking

    Max Altitude: 2195 metres

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
Trip Notes

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Essential Info



The Government of Canada has an entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for some international travellers flying into Canada. Citizens from countries other than the US who do not require a visa to enter Canada are required to obtain an eTA before entering the country. Eligible travellers will need to go online to apply for their eTA.

To apply for your eTA you will need your passport, credit or debit card and an email address. At the time of publication there was a CAD$7 fee to process your eTA. Your eTA will be valid for a period of five years, or until your passport expires. We recommend you carry a print out of your eTA approval when you travel. Please visit www.canada.ca/eTA to apply.

If you have not applied for and received authorisation via an eTA prior to travel you may be denied boarding, experience a delayed processing or be denied admission at the Canadian point of entry. However, neither possession of a visa nor meeting the basic requirements for travelling visafree on the eTA, guarantees admission to Canada. As with most countries, the final determination of admissibility is made by immigration officials at the point of entry.



There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

11 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 8 dinners included.

On this tour the majority of your meals are included whilst camping. Your tour guide will coordinate local shopping and assist the group in preparing healthy, hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches and delicious dinners.

Occasionally, you will eat out in local restaurants. To help you budget for these meals on average hotel breakfasts cost from CAD$12-$15, lunches from CAD$15-$20 and dinners from CAD$20-$35; this does not include alcoholic beverages. Wine costs approximately CAD$15 per glass and beer CAD$7-$10 per bottle. Please be aware that a tip of approximately 17%-20% is added to group meals in Canadian restaurants. Applicable taxes will also be added to all listed menu prices.

Please make sure we are aware of any special meal requirements before travelling. We will do all we can to accommodate for various dietary requirements but in certain parts of Canada certain food types can be limited.


Summers in the Rockies are generally warm and sunny. Average daytime temperatures are 18ºC in June and the first half of September, 22ºC in July/August. Max temperatures can often be 5 degrees higher. Night temperatures will be cool in July and August; cold in June and from early September and can go down to near freezing point. Temperatures will vary depending on altitude. June gives long hours of daylight. The weather in the Rockies can be unpredictable and you should be prepared for sudden thunderstorms, strong winds or even snow. Although summers are fairly dry, the odd rainy day can be expected. September can bring early snow on the peaks. Residual snow at higher elevations may linger until mid-July. Walking on hard packed snow is sometimes required.

Is this trip for you?

This tour has been graded 4: Moderate / Challenging 

This walking tour has been designed for active adults and offers a well-paced mix of walks to suit those with a decent amount of fitness. You do not need to be marathon fit but it is important you have read the day-by-day itinerary and noted the duration, elevation and length for each named hike. It does occur from time to time that the advertised hike is not available or needs to be altered due to adverse weather conditions. Should this happen, we will do our best to provide an alternative trail of a similar standard. For the more adventurous there are often additional hikes which can be added onto existing trails, but should you struggle on the advertised trails there may also be shorter and more moderate hikes which your tour guides will recommend. You will be accompanied by two tour guides on this walking tour, and they will either guide separate hikes or offer support on circular trails. Only one tour guide can walk with the group on point-to-point hiking trails.

This is a moderate/challenging trekking holiday and you will need to be fit if you want to undertake all of the planned walks. A full day hike will last between 6 and 8 hours and half day walks will be 4 hours or less. The walks are at an average of 2200m with a maximum of 2689m. Details of the length of each walk and altitude gain are specified in the itinerary. Almost all of the walking is on well-marked trails. None of the walks are technically difficult, but some are on steep trails, over large stones and/or scree slopes.

Please note: both the weather conditions and presence of wild animals can be unpredictable in the Canadian Rockies. Either of these may force the guide to change a planned hike for the day. It is important to use common sense when walking in the wilderness and to follow the advice of the guide at all times concerning wildlife and weather conditions.

As this tour is primarily a walking tour, there are only a few opportunities for optional activities during your tour. If you opt for these it can at times mean you’ll need to decide between hiking or enjoying an activity. Your tour guides will organise these on your behalf and you will pay locally in cash. You’ll find the main optional activities listed above under each itinerary day description, along with guideline prices. It may not be possible to do all optional activities listed on each tour.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

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This camping tour uses national and state park campsites and also a wide assortment of private campgrounds. These will not always be within the national park boundaries, but we select the best from what is available in each area. Most will have flush toilets and hot showers however some may charge an additional fee of $1-$3 for use of the showers. You sleep in high quality, tents which single travellers share with one other passenger of the same sex. Camping equipment also includes field kitchens, inflatable sleeping pads, food storage and camp lanterns and chairs. Most campsites have a quiet time from 22:00 hrs to 07:00 hrs. Please respect your fellow campers who are there to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of camping.

The accommodation on our tours is based on twin-share, so if you’re travelling on your own, you’ll share with a fellow passenger of the same sex. However, if you would prefer your own space we offer a single supplement where you can have your own tent for an additional fee. Please note that this excludes campsites in Jasper National Park, Banff National Park and the Mclaren Lodge on any Canada and Alaska itineraries.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

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Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed September 2019
    Sue Jarvis

    Varied trip showing off the best of the Rockies

    The Rockies are magnificent and this trip includes the famous areas around Banff and Jasper but also takes you into the mountains away from the crowds. The group was a mixture of ages but we were all quite experienced walkers. There is little flat so although the distances aren't great the ascents are strenuous but you get into the heart of the mountains. The camping was very well organised and the food was excellent.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There are many great moments but for me the highlight was the first view of the mountains reflected in Landslide Lake. Although we had poor weather at the "wilderness camp" at Landslide the group spirit, led by the guides, made it a special part of the trip.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Charles and Priscilla both worked tremendously hard all the time. They were always cheerful and supportive. Charles was an amazing chef and produced excellent meals, catering for several specialist diets. Their love for the mountains was obvious and they wanted to make sure that we all had the best experience possible.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Read the trip notes - it is correctly graded so make sure you are happy on steep ascents and descents. It can be cold at night in the autumn so you will need a good sleeping bag.
  • Reviewed July 2019
    Catherine Mclaren

    Fantastic trip

    Lovely holiday in the Rockies, varied walks, great guides who cooked 3 course meals every night on a 3 ring gas burner. Bus time kept to a minimum but we covered a lot of ground. Just remember, you are in the mountains and the weather can be variable, the averages given in the trip notes can be deceiving!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Camping in the back country was fabulous, including the helicopter trip in.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Both leaders were great, Vincent had a lot on his plate on this particular trip and Maggie was a great second in command, doing the majority of the cooking - couldn’t fault either.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It will probably be colder and wetter than you might think,
  • Reviewed September 2018
    Dina Stylianou

    A great trip for mountain lovers and walkers

    Canada is a wonderful country. Everything is on a huge scale and beautiful. The selection of walks offered give a real insight into some of the most beautiful parts and walks there are in the Rockies.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Everyone will have their personal favourite part of the trip - some of mine included the Iceline Trail, Moraine Lake and Sentinel Pass, the Glacier Walk and simply being in the van driving from one campsite to the other, listening to music and spotting wildlife and driving past miles and miles of mountains.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leaders worked very hard and cooked some fabulous meals. They were both very passionate about the environment and the wildlife. Where they didn't quite reach expectations was in their rigid views of how we should experience the mountains resulting in me sitting out of a couple of the walks. The guides are a really important part of the trip and how they treat you in the mountains is crucial to your enjoyment as well as your safety. Where they fell down even further was their inability to provide a customer service which included listening to the views of the group

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Yes, Canada is a lovely country. Be prepared to be wowed but also to flex the itinerary due to wildlife and the weather and other things outside of anyone's control. Find out about your guides approach before you travel if possible - this is key and a common complaint amongst travellers on these trips.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    It was a very well organised trip, the food was fabulous as mentioned and the itinerary was great.
  • Reviewed September 2017
    Kevin Grewcock

    Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks

    Generally a nice holiday, in spectacular scenery. The food was varied and very plentiful (although having 10 females in the party of 12, plus 2 male guides might have had a bearing on this). Assorted dietary restrictions were catered for. The sites were fine, with the exception of the "last" one near Waterton Park (Waterton Springs Campground) which, in all honesty, was unacceptable for a holiday costing in excess of £3,000 for 11 days camping. We had a 1km walk to get hot water for anything, the toilet facilities near our tents were basic and only just about acceptable (if you ignore the lack of hot water) and the sinks for washing up in were disgusting. They had a large number (40-50) of RVs on site, all situated next to the office and all facilities. We were put as far away from there as was possible on the site (presumably so that a "noisy" group wouldn't disturb their main source of income - the RVs). There may have been another 5-6 people in tents while we were there. We were unfortunate in that, due to fires, Waterton Park was closed the day after we arrived and then totally evacuated, so I cannot comment on the walks there. This was a shame as I had visited there for 2 days last year and really loved it - there is what looked to be a reasonable site in Waterton Park itself, beautifully situated next to the village, although I can't comment on its facilities as I was in a hotel. In fact, returning there was a major factor in me choosing to go on this holiday. On the plus side, we only stayed at the poor site for one night. The tour company arranged a new site, well away from the fires (a 500km drive in fact), in a much nicer site, at very short notice.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I didn't find anything "inspirational", but I am generally not one for strong emotions.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    On the whole, good. At times he did almost seem to be showing off how good a "walker" he was - fast and very agile - but not to the point of doing anything dangerous. It did seem to take us a long while to have breakfast and out on the walk at times. Due to a combination of circumstances, the group naturally split into a faster and a slower group. The two guides handled this well, I thought. Even suggesting some alternative, shorter, routes for the slower group (which included me) on some days so that we didn't feel that we were holding up the faster group all the time.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    To enjoy this holiday to the full, you don't just need a good level of fitness, a good level of experience of exercise (walking, running) in hilly terrain is almost a must. I run 3/4 times a week, up to an hour at a time, but there are not many hills near me. The first 2 days left me with very achy muscles from the amount of continuous, uphill walking - often steep and often more than an hour at a time. I sat out day 3 to recover. Although I could have done the walk, I may well have then had to rest for more than a day. If you do not travel light, you might want to pay to have a tent to yourself. Although there were 2 men in the group, the other one was with his wife, so I got a tent to myself. I found this a benefit, apart from putting up and taking down the tent. However that was pretty straightforward, even for one person. I took a 4 seasons sleeping bag, but was too hot every night. However, others were cold on some nights. The overnight temperature (Aug 28 to Sept 7) didn't drop below 10°C in my tent. Personally I think that a 3 seasons bag plus a light blanket would be a better recommendation than a 4 seasons bag.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The holiday was rated as 4/10 for fitness levels required. Not sure what a 10 would be (climbing Everest?). Personally, I think 5 would be more appropriate.
  • Reviewed August 2016
    Matthew Probert

    Excellent trip

    The scenery is stunning - not dissimilar to parts of the Alps, but a lot more of it. Our guides (Mac and MP) were both very good - knowledgeable, informative and nothing was too much trouble - and were obviously very passionate about the Rockies. Mac is a great cook, and managed to produce food you really wouldn't expect when camping - pizza and homemade granola to name two highlights.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Sentinel Pass walk was a highlight, as was jumping into the lake at Waterton after a long, hot day.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take insect repellant (and use it).

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This trip is graded 5 and, in comparison to other Exodus trips, I don't think that's quite right. Four of the day walks are probably 4-5s, but overall the trip is a lot easier than other 5-graded trips I've done.
  • Reviewed August 2016
    Georgia Freeman-Mills

    Memorable trip to the Canadian Rockies

    Really fantastic trip! I got to experience the totally breathtaking Canadian Rockies with a lovely group of people, and led by knowledgeable and passionate guides. The hiking is brilliant, and this trip allows you to walk on the less touristy trails and really get a taste for the wilderness. The itinerary is really well thought-out, meaning you get to walk in a few of the national parks to get a fuller and more varied sense of the landscape, and also the longer hikes are perfectly spread out with easier walking in-between. The guides worked really hard and were incredibly considerate of the group's preferences. The meals were varied and delicious, and nothing beats sitting by a campfire after a long day of hiking. Such a memorable way to see the Rockies, and definitely served to convince me that I'm going back!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hiking up to the summit at Lineham Ridge in Waterton Lakes national park towards the end of the hike - the most breathtaking view, and it just our group at the top! We stopped to have lunch at the summit and I was completely lost for words. Definitely one of the most memorable moments of our trip.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Mac was the best leader! You'll be lucky if you have Mac or M.P with you on the trip - they really worked hard to make sure everyone was looked after. Mac cooked us a different delicious breakfast almost every morning, and there was also always a really fantastic vegetarian option for me. He was a passionate guide and always considerate of each person in the group, making sure we all felt comfortable on the hikes. I couldn't fault the guides, they really made the trip!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Pack insect repellant and sun cream, and make sure you remember a warm jacket for the evenings and early mornings. Plastic bags are also really useful for damp or wet clothing, and for packing the lunch boxes in your backpack. I also wished I had brought some waterproof trousers for when it rained while we were in the middle of a hike, but they're not absolutely essential. The guides do a fantastic job of looking after you, and there are outdoor stores at regular intervals if you need or forget anything.
  • Reviewed August 2016
    Mojca Bernik

    Rocky Wilderness Walk

    Excellent organization, a lot of fun and beautiful places. Perfect evenings with excellent grill food from best guide I ever had. Great people all over the world!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    First view of tourqase colour Lake Louise.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Best leader I ever had. Mac, thanks for all joy, lot of information about nature and all the beautiful places we saw!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be positive and just enjoy!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    More that kind of hikes!
  • Reviewed July 2016
    Heather Wall

    Canadian Rockies and Wilderness Walks

    Superb trip - described as challenging and it was! But well worth it for fabulous scenery and wildlife.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Achieving the Crypt Lake walk (not on the itinerary, but offered as a choice instead of Lineham). We were limited in time as only one boat each way across the Lake and the walk included exciting time climbing iron ladder, going through tunnel and precarious ledge walk! Very pleased to have done it - and bought the T-shirt!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Superb - Mac was a great cook, and full of knowledge about the history, geology and fauna of the area. Not so hot on plants, but we had plenty of reference material to check up with. Also Mac introduced us to CBC Radio programme The Debaters which was excellent for passing the time on some of the longer journeys between camp sites. As a leader, he was very capable and hard working, always ensuring everyone was included and treated fairly.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do not believe the trip notes regarding shoes - trainers would not be suitable for this terrain, esp when snow on the ground. Walking shoes or boots are better. Take a pair of flip flops or similar, for camp and one of the walks involves a stream crossing. Don't bother to pack a hairdryer. Don't need anything smart for eating out - casual is fine. Pack a pillow of some kind. In June the Lake Louise camp was very cold at night, but the later camps were not so bad. Expect mosquitoes - don't forget your insect repellent. Most people found walking poles very useful. There are sometimes secure lockers for charging items at the camp site - otherwise there were sockets in the shower/toilet blocks, but not secure.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Fab holiday for the great outdoors, beautiful scenery, good food (depending on your leader!) and good group size. Participation camping not too onerous - just help with washing up, cooking if needed and putting up and taking down own tent. Teamwork helped to build a good group atmosphere.
  • Reviewed September 2015
    John Eley

    Canadian Rockies

    A great 12 days hiking. Only downside was poor visibility due to forest fires in US for the first week - something completely outside Exodus's control.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The last major hike from Cameron Lake to Waterton Lakes via Summit Lake & Carthew pass through hail & gale force winds. A close 2nd was the hike up Paradise Valley to Sentinel pass & down to Moraine Lake - an inspired Leader variation. The "advertised " trek would have rather dull.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    A great father & son team - Father guide, son driver. Both very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife & Canada in general. The cooking and packed lunches were excellent - everything done with great care. Sebastian's changes to the published itinerary were inspired. The additional walk around Red Rock Canyon on the last day was a great extra.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Come prepared for all four seasons! Participation is key - the more you muck in, the more you'll enjoy it.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The optionals would be better listed separately at the end. It could then be made clear that they are in most cases alternatives to a trek not additions.
  • Reviewed August 2015
    Jane Durgan

    Rockies and Wilderness Walk

    We had a fabulous time. All weather's were experienced....snow, rain, heat and smoke. Our Great American Adventure guides (Audrey and Simon) were a terrific double act with a tremendous sense of fun. The food was exceptional and rapidly geared to the groups requirements.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hiking through 12" of virgin snow across Cavell Meadows

    What did you think of your group leader?

    They were a really great pair. Always cheerful and lots of fun

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Pack for all weathers. The nights can be VERY chilly

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