9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour

Canada tours 9 day rockies

9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour

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From $1,825USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camps

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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

Explore the wild Rockies with expert local guides

Make camp in gorgeous mountain locations, whilst enjoying the comfort of hot showers and delicious home-made meals.

Dive into the hidden corners of the Rockies as you swim in peaceful alpine lakes, complete with pristine beaches.

Discover the captivating history of the settling pioneers as you explore the Banff and Yoho National Parks.

Soak up the wild beauty of the Canadian Rockies as you visit mighty canyons, majestic waterfalls, and spectacular ancient glaciers.

Feast your eyes on the extraordinary natural beauty of Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies on this 9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour. You will explore the glorious Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks, led by expert local guides and a small group of like-minded, adventurous people.

You will visit countless waterfalls, glaciers, and mountain ridges where you can gaze down at the emerald waters of alpine lakes and breathe in the comforting smell of pine and mountain air. You will explore the most spectacular hiking trails of the Rocky Mountains, visiting a mixture of world-famous natural attractions like Lake Louise and closely guarded local gems in Kananaskis Country.

Your local guides will take excellent care of you, making sure you get plenty of hot showers, delicious food and high-quality camping equipment, as well as giving you plenty of free time to go on adventures of your own.

9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Calgary

Join the group for a briefing of the exciting days ahead, then enjoy a delicious homecooked meal around the crackling campfire and prepare for a good night's rest beneath the stars.

Overnight Location
Camp in David Thompson
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefield

This morning you'll rise to breathe in the revitalizing fresh air of the mountains. After a delicious breakfast around the campfire, the group will set out on a two-hour drive to one of Canada's largest icefields, the Columbia Icefields. Prepare to witness one of the most scenic drives in the entire world as the van whizzes by countless waterfalls, lofty peaks and age-old glaciers.
Upon arrival, your guides will lead you to set out on a thrilling hike of Wilcox Pass. Keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and an array of wildlife on today's hike. After working up a sweat on the pass, refresh yourself beneath the cascading waters of a secret waterfall. Dry off and gather with your newfound friends to share a picnic lunch while enjoying phenomenal views of the Athabasca Glacier.
Tonight, huddle around the fire to enjoy another mouth-watering dinner before setting out on a moonlit walk to the lake.

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

Day 3 Explore David Thompson

Back at camp this evening, you can unwind after a day of adventure, kicking back to enjoy another night in the mountains beneath the stars.

Overnight Location
Camp in David Thompson
Distance
7-8 km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Transfer to Golden BC and Yoho or Lake Louise Hike

Arrive at your campsite in Golden, located on the rushing Kicking Horse River. After settling in, set out to explore your new surroundings with a magical hike around Yoho or Lake Louise. Tonight, relax at your riverside campsite in the company of new friends, sharing laughter and stories around the fire.

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

Day 5 Optional Rafting Adventure on Kicking Horse River

This evening, opt for a nighttime stroll to take in another waterfall or unwind back at camp with great food and even better company.

Overnight Location
Camping near Kicking Horse River
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Experience the Highlights of Yoho and Lake Louise

Later this afternoon, you can enjoy some more Yoho highlights, like a short hike around Emerald Lake (and a dip if you are brave!) or hit the trails to reach the Paget lookout. After another spectacular day in the Rockies, you can unwind and settle down with the group to enjoy a fireside evening at your stunning campsite.

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

Day 7 Glacier National Park Hike

Devour a well-earned dinner around the fire as you share epic memories made thus far on the trip with your group.

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

Day 8 Welcome to Banff!

Enjoy one last peaceful breakfast this morning by the shores of the mighty Kicking Horse River. Following this, it's time to pack up for the next ride to Banff. On the way, you'll hop out of the van for a scenic hike in Kootenay National Park, where you'll find yourself immersed in surreal beauty amid its cascading waterfalls.
This afternoon, set out to explore Banff at your own pace, delighting in local food, perusing the pretty shop-lined street, or partake in some further adventures like mountain biking or horseback riding!
Tonight after dinner, take in a picture-perfect sunset over the pristine waters of Lake Minnewanka, followed by a trip to the soothing baths of the Banff Upper Hot Springs, where you can treat your muscles to a pleasant soak. Opt for a relaxing evening at camp, or if the nightlife of Banff is calling your name, ask your guide for a recommendation of where to hit the dance floor in Banff tonight!

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

Day 9 Explore Canmore and Depart

Say farewell to your group as you hop in the support van for a final ride to Banff. Your guide can help arrange a shuttle back to Calgary from Banff upon request.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour to 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

9 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-07-17

Calgary

95+
$1,825USDBook Now
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2023-07-23

Calgary

9 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-03

Calgary

95+
$1,825USDBook Now
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2023-08-06

Calgary

9 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-14

Calgary

95+
$1,825USDBook Now
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2023-08-13

Calgary

9 days / 5+ Spaces Left

2023-08-21

Calgary

95+
$1,825USDBook Now
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Accommodation on 9-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 a range of different 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 $350CAD to have a private tent. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Night 1-8

Camping along the trail

Immerse yourself in the stunning mountain landscapes as you camp out beneath the stars. High-quality equipment and expert guides offer a wonderful camping experience.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the 9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Camping accommodations for 6 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
  • Full-Day Rafting on Kicking Horse River - $175CAD per person (lunch is included)
  • 3-Hour Horseback Riding Excursion - $125CAD per person

Frequenty Asked Questions about 9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour

How hard is the 9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. These tours are accompanied by two guides that can split the group into two groups to allow activities for different levels of fitness.

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.

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.

Are meals included on the 9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour?

8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners are included.

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 9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the 9-Day Rockies Hiking and Camping Tour end?

You will be dropped off in Banff where you can catch a shuttle bus to Calgary airport. You can also stay in 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 $1,825USD

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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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. These tours are accompanied by two guides that can split the group into two groups to allow activities for different levels of fitness.

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