These trips have been specially selected for those who are looking for a more relaxed backpacking experience. With less distance travelled each day and shorter itineraries, we keep pack weights manageable and focus on easier to access, but still spectacular, areas of the Mountain Parks. In our packs, we have our personal clothing, sleeping bag and mat plus a share of group food and camping gear.
Mount Robson Hike: Mount Robson, monarch of the Canadian Rockies, towers over Berg Lake and the extensive sub-alpine forests and tundra stretching to the northwest. It is the constant backdrop on this, our most relaxed backpacking trip.
Skoki Circuit: In the Canadian Rockies, not far to the east of Lake Louise lies vast alpine meadows linked by forested valleys and narrow passes. The Skoki region has been a favourite with mountain travellers to the Canadian Rockies for well over a century.
Tonquin Valley Backpacking: Hidden behind the popular Marmot Ski Hill in Jasper National Park lies stunning alpine valleys, intimate forests, expansive lakes, and towering peaks and turrets. With evocative peak names like Paragon, Bastion, Drawbridge, Dungeon and Redoubt, this area is collectively known as the Tonquin Valley
Our walking and hiking tours are great for guests looking for the same great scenery of Canada’s Mountain Parks, but who do not wish to carry heavy packs, or “rough it” in the wilderness. Most of these, our easiest hiking tours, are either backcountry lodge or hotel based, so you are returning to the comfort of a warm room and comfy mattress after a great day of hiking on the area’s trails.
Canadian Rockies Walking Tour: Wildflowers, mountain scenery and exercise from the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies to Great Divide in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks. This trip is hotel-based and available for private departures from June until September.
Lake O’Hara Hiking Tour: Lake O’Hara is a place where dreams are made. Its unmatched beauty is enhanced by the strictly protected fragile landscape and the abundance of wildlife that travels through it. This 4-day trip is suitable for all levels.
Esplanade Track: Linking alpine cirques, lakes and meadows, the Esplanade Track follows the skyline of one of British Columbia’s most beautiful ranges. Running parallel to the Canadian Rockies, the Track offers exceptional panoramic views of the Rockies’ most famous peaks … Robson, Columbia and Assiniboine.