12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour

12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour

12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour

Prices

From $2,095USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camps

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Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Highlights

Discover hidden corners of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on this 12-day hiking tour

Spend a day exploring the Columbia Icefield and cool off in a secret waterfall, enjoying a picnic with views of the Athabasca Glacier.

Learn about the plants, minerals, and animals of Canada’s wilderness as you delve into its alpine forests and craggy mountain ridges.

Soak in the soothing waters of the natural hot springs after a long day exploring the waterfalls and valleys of the trail.

Spend your free time riding horses, tasting local delicacies, or rafting on the BC's Kicking Horse River.

Explore the best of the Canadian Rockies on this guided tour. Leave the tourist sites behind as you get to know the valleys, peaks, cliffs and waterfalls of Yoho, Jasper and Banff National Parks. From the glaciers of the Icefields Parkway to the canyons of Jasper and emerald waters of the alpine lakes, this 12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping adventure is an outdoor lover’s delight.

Your friendly local guides will safely guide you through spectacular mountain trails, teaching you about the history, culture, and biodiversity of the Canadian wilderness. They know the mountains like the back of their hands and will bring you to the most isolated and breathtaking camping spots that most tourists will never get the chance to see.

The hikes will be adapted for the needs and preferences of every small group and you will have some free time to go horseback riding or river rafting if you want to squeeze in a couple of extra adventures.

12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Calgary

Arrive at your campsite in David Thompson, where you can unwind and get to know your group and guides. Enjoy a tour briefing later this afternoon where you'll get acquainted with camping equipment, then relax around the campfire and tuck into dinner as you prepare for a good night's rest beneath a star-filled sky.

Overnight Location
Camp in David Thompson
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Glacier

Breathe in deeply as you soak up the revitalizing fresh air of the mountains. After a hearty breakfast around the campfire, you will set out on a two-hour drive to one of the largest icefields in Canada, the Columbia Icefields. Get ready to witness one of the most scenic drives in the entire world! The Icefields Parkway is an extraordinary road that winds past countless waterfalls, mountain peaks and ancient glaciers.
Once there, your expert guides will lead you on a spellbinding hike of Wilcox Pass, where you'll have the chance to spot mountain goats, bighorn sheep and an array of other wildlife. Cool down at a secret waterfall on the way, where you can refresh beneath its cascading waters and enjoy a picnic lunch with a view as you take in the beauty of the Athabasca glacier.
This evening you'll enjoy dinner around the fire before setting out on a moonlit walk to the lake, the perfect ending to a magical day.

Overnight Location
Camp in David Thompson
Distance
5-6 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Hike Around David Thompson

This evening you'll unwind back at the campsite and enjoy another night in the mountains beneath the stars.

Overnight Location
Camp near David Thompson
Distance
7-8 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Drive to Golden and Hiking in Yoho or Lake Louise

After arriving at your campsite in Golden, situated on the stunning Kicking Horse River, it's time to set out to explore your new surroundings with a hike around Lake Louise or Yoho. Tonight, you'll kick back at your riverside campsite surrounded by new friends, sharing a laugh around the fire.

Overnight Location
Camp near Kicking Horse River
Distance
5-6 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Rafting on Kicking Horse River

If you would rather not take a rafting tour, you can opt to take a guided tour of the local area on foot, with amazing views over the glaciers available either way. This evening you can choose to take a night walk to another waterfall, or just unwind at your campsite with good food and even better company.

Overnight Location
Camp in Kicking Horse River
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Lake Louise and Yoho Highlights

After another adventure-filled day in the Rockies, it's time to settle down for another night of good food, fire, and laughter at your camp.

Overnight Location
Camp near Kicking Horse River
Distance
5-6 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Glacier National Park

Enjoy another evening around the crackling fire, devouring a well-earned dinner and laughing over memories made thus far on the trip.

Overnight Location
Camp near Kicking Horse River
Distance
7-8 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Drive to Banff, Explore Kootenay National Park, and Sulfur Mountain Hot Springs

After a final peaceful breakfast by the shores of Kicking Horse River, it's time to pack up for the ride to Banff. On the way, stop for a scenic hike in Kootenay National Park and take in its cascading waterfalls.
Later today, enjoy an afternoon exploring Banff at your leisure, enjoying mouthwatering local food, perusing the cute shops or perhaps scoping out a place where you can hit the dancefloor after the sun goes down this evening!
Following dinner, you can enjoy the sunset over the pristine waters of Lake Minnewanka, then, opt to set out for Banff Upper Hot Springs at Sulfur Mountain, where you can enjoy a rejuvenating soak—a true delight for the muscles. Later, wind down at camp for the night, or if the nightlife of Banff is calling your name, head out to enjoy it!

Overnight Location
Camp near Banff
Distance
6-7 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Discover Canmore

With two days in Banff under your belt, you'll no doubt have some stories to share with the rest of your group this evening as you take a dip in the lake by your camp and dry off by the crackling campfire.

Overnight Location
Camp near Banff
Distance
4-5 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Kananaskis Country

Return to your camp near Banff to enjoy another evening at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Camp near Banff
Distance
7-8 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Connect with Nature in Banff

Enjoy one last feast around the campfire tonight as you prepare to say goodbye to all your newfound friends.

Overnight Location
Camp near Banff
Distance
7-8 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Soaking in Banff Upper Hot Springs

After enjoying a lovely relaxing morning, you will be dropped off to your next destination by your guides, who will take you to Banff or Calgary, depending on your preference.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in the Canadian Rocky Mountains is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

Prices below are per person, sharing a double or a triple room:

StartFinishDurationPlaces LeftPrice

2023-07-09

Calgary

12 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-07-20

Calgary

125+
$2,095USDBook Now
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2023-07-23

Calgary

12 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-03

Calgary

125+
$2,095USDBook Now
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2023-08-06

Calgary

12 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-17

Calgary

125+
$2,095USDBook Now
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2023-08-13

Calgary

12 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-24

Calgary

125+
$2,095USDBook Now
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Accommodation on 12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour

This tour is based in good quality tents with comfortable camping pads. Your camping spots are carefully chosen to offer the most beautiful spots of the Rocky Mountains. A hot shower is available nearly every day and all diets can be catered for.

Prices are based on 2 people sharing a 3-4-person tent, but it is possible to upgrade to a private tent if you prefer. You can either bring your own sleeping bag or rent one for an extra fee.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $425CAD to have a private tent. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Night 1-11

Camping in the Canadian Rockies

Spend each night camping in gorgeous spots in the mountains, enjoying an authentic backcountry experience with your group. Facilities may not be available.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the 12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour?

Meals

11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Camping accommodations for 11 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included.

Also Included

  • Park passes and entry fees
  • Hot Spring entry fees
  • Expert local guides
  • Use of our quality camping gear (Tent and sleeping pad)
  • Hiking activities

Not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional personal transportation around town during free time
  • Getting to and from Calgary
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not stated as ‘included’
  • GST (5%)

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag rental - $50CAD
  • Additional night in Calgary before or after the tour - $225CAD
  • Kicking horse river rafting (prices upon request)
  • Optional activities in free time like helicopter tours and horseback riding (prices upon request)

Frequenty Asked Questions about 12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour

How hard is the 12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5, and you should be comfortable hiking. These fixed-departure tours are accompanied by two guides, and typically the groups split into a group that does longer hikes and another group that does shorter hikes.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the 12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour?

11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners are included.

Do you have any shorter options for this tour?

Yes! Check out our other guided camping tours in the Canadian Rockies:

What is camping like in the Rockies?

Camping is a wonderful experience, and tours stay at a range of public and private campgrounds. It should be noted that campgrounds in the Rockies share the same valleys as the train lines, and you can expect train noise, at times quite close to campgrounds. In addition, while the aim is to be in campgrounds with the option of campfires, there are some campgrounds where fires aren't permitted. In some cases, campfires might not be permitted during the park or provincial-mandated fire bans.

What do I need to have for this tour?

Here’s the list of recommended items:

  • Sleeping bag (or you can rent one during the booking process)
  • Your personal clothing plus good walking footwear
  • Towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Daypack
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Calgary to start this tour?

You can get to Calgary via a flight to Calgary International Airport (YYC) from almost any bigger city in Canada, as well as some major cities in the USA and Europe.

Is the 12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Adventure Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the 12-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Adventure Tour end?

The tour ends where it starts, in Calgary. You can also be dropped off at Banff if you decide to stay in the Canadian Rockies after your tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

Do I need to tip my tour guides?

Tipping in Canada is customary, but much appreciated. Ideally, you should tip each guide 5-10 CAD per day (from one person) for an excellent service.

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Prices

From $2,095USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camps

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5, and you should be comfortable hiking. These fixed-departure tours are accompanied by two guides, and typically the groups split into a group that does longer hikes and another group that does shorter hikes.

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