Rockies Classic Hiking Tour

Canada Classic Rockies

Rockies Classic Hiking Tour

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Highlights

Explore the classic hikes in the Canadian Rockies on this guided hiking tour

Learn about the history, culture, and wildlife of Canada’s great outdoors from your expert local guide.

Soak up countless stunning views as you scramble up to craggy peaks and hike above pristine alpine lakes.

Choose between spectacular outdoor camping or comfortable local hotels to do the Rockies your way.

Take it easy in the gorgeous Hot Springs of Miette after a long day on the breathtaking mountain trails.

This guided hiking tour in the Canadian Rockies has been especially designed for outdoor lovers that want to enjoy the best hiking in the Canadian Rockies. Explore the best hiking in Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and have the option to visit Yoho National Park and Kootenay National Park.

This itinerary includes the best hiking trails that the Rockies have to offer, whilst leaving the room for you to customize it based on what’s best for you and your group. The tour will be exclusively run for your personal group, putting you firmly in the driving seat. You can either stay at lovely local hotels or camp beneath the stars, with high quality equipment to guarantee a comfortable night of sleep no matter which option you choose.

Your friendly local guide will ensure you have a safe and exhilarating introduction to the Rocky Mountains, leading you up to magnificent mountain ridges and along the shores of pristine glacial lakes. When you are not exploring the spectacular landscapes of Canada’s National Parks you will be relaxing in the Miette Hot Springs or enjoying delicious local cuisine with your group.

Rockies Classic Hiking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Banff National Park

You will be picked up by your friendly local guide and transferred to Banff National Park in the comfortable support van. Soak up the ever-changing scenery as you leave the prairies of Calgary behind you and enter the magnificent highlands of the Rocky Mountains. It is also possible to start this tour with a pickup in Edmonton, for those who would prefer.

You have the agency to decide if you would prefer this tour to be based in hotels or you would like to delve a little deeper into the Rocky Mountains by camping out beneath the stars. Whatever you choose, you will be blown away by the Canadian natural beauty as you approach the authentic mountain town of Banff for a hearty dinner and evening stroll.
Meals (Camping): Dinner
Meals (Hotel): None

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Banff
Distance
N/A

Day 2 Summit Ha Ling Peak

You will start this tour with a classic summit near Canmore. The route to Ha Ling is a non-technical hiking route and is extremely popular with locals. In fact, Ha Ling is many peoples first summit in the Canadian Rockies.

After navigating the steep slopes of the craggy peak, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the mountainous landscape, before heading on to Lake Minnewanka and hiking along the shores of this pretty area. The glacial waters are an unbelievably vibrant blue, framed by gorgeous mountains and cover over 20km in length!
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Banff
Distance
8 km, 900m, 3-5 hours

Day 3 Mount Fairview at Lake Louise

Today you have the choice of another summit or visiting a historical tea house with incredible views of the waters below. Either way, today is going to be a great day around Lake Louise.

For those who want to tackle another summit, the view from Mount Fairview is one of the best in the area. This non-technical hiking route is perfect for outdoor lovers, taking you over Saddleback Pass before approaching the final push to the summit.

Alternatively, you can take a hike to the Plain of the 6 Glaciers Tea House. This route goes along Lake Louise before climbing up to the tea house and then beyond for a stunning view of Abbot Pass. For those with energy to burn, the return journey can take you over Big Beehive and down to Lake Agnes Tea House, which has even more pretty views for you to enjoy.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Banff or Lake Louise
Distance
10-15 km, 5-7 hours

Day 4 Larch Valley & Moraine Lake

The hiking around Moraine Lake is truly spectacular, so do not forget to bring your camera! Today you will take a lovely walk in one of two beautiful passes. The first option is a hike through Sentinel Pass, a gorgeous trail situated in Larch Valley but with equally wonderful views down into Paradise Valley.

The alternative route begins in the same way but continues to a longer trail to Wenkchemna Pass. This option will take you past the tranquil waters of Eiffel Lake and sees you hike on barren mountain faces and under the shade of ancient pine trees. Both are beautiful trips, and you will end the day with a walk up the rockpile for the iconic view of Moraine Lake no matter which option you chose.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Banff or Lake Louise
Distance
11-17 km, 5-7 hours

Day 5 Cirque Peak & Icefield Parkway

Today is another great day as you start the drive along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic highways in the world. This spectacular driving route winds past ancient glaciers, awesome rock formations and powerful waterfalls.

You will also have the chance to summit another mountain, this time the top of Cirque Peak. It is a long day on the trail, but the rewarding views from the top are like nothing you have seen before. First you will hike through the forest to Helen Lake, before taking a short scramble up to the top of Cirque Peak. If you would rather do a hike that does not require your hands, you can organise an alternative route with your guide!
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Saskatchewan Crossing
Distance
10-17 km, 5–7 hours

Day 6 Sulphur Skyline & Hot Springs

Get ready for an early start as you set out for the stunning National Park of Jasper. You will take a scenic trail known as the Sulphur Skyline Hike, a steep but rewarding hike that takes in some of the best landscapes that Jasper has to offer. The views from the top are incredible, but our favourite part is a soak in the hot springs afterwards, which feels fantastic after so many days hiking!

The Miette Hot Springs are right at the base of the trail, so you can go straight from the spectacular mountain landscape to a soothing dip in the natural thermal waters. Ease your aches and pains as you lay back in the steamy pools and feel your worries melting away.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Jasper
Distance
8 km

Day 7 Opal Hills & Maligne Lake

Your last day of hiking takes you to the pretty Maligne Lake. Here there are two great hikes, the hike through the Opal Hills or the hike up the Bald Hills. Based on how you are feeling you can choose one or the other. Of course, we are in the Rocky Mountains, so you are guaranteed delicious fresh air and ridiculously good views no matter which option you go for.

After this final day exploring the outstanding natural beauty of Canada’s National Parks, you will enjoy a final meal with your group and guide. The week will have flown past and it will be hard to say goodbye to the pristine wilderness of the Rockies!
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meals (Hotel): Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Location
Hotel or Camp in Jasper
Distance
8-14 km

Day 8 Farwell

Your guide will be sad to see you go but will make sure you get to your next destination safely. You will be dropped off at either Calgary or Edmonton depending on your onward travel plans. Either way, it is best that you book a flight for later in the day or the following morning because you can expect a several hour drive to get you to the airport. The stunning scenery will make the journey pass in a blur and you will be safely at your next destination before you know it.
Meals (Camping): Breakfast, Lunch
Meals (Hotel): Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight Location
None
Distance
N/A

Rockies Classic Hiking Tour Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in Rocky Mountains is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group and whether you choose to stay in hotels or camps during your trip.

The best time to travel to Rocky Mountains for this hiking tour is from June to September.

Private Guided Rockies Classic Hiking Tour in Hotels

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $6,550USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $4,795USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $3,925USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $3,625USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6-7: $3,050USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 8-9: $2,625USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 10+: $2,350USD per person

Private Guided Rockies Classic Hiking Tour in Camps

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $4,750USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $3,350USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $2,675USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $2,250USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6-7: $1,975USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 8-9: $1,625USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 10+: $1,425USD per person
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Accommodation on Rockies Classic Hiking Tour

This tour is based in either hotels or campsites, depending on your preferences.

For those staying in campsites, you will enjoy the age-old magic of sitting round a crackling campfire under the open sky. Hot showers are available nearly every day and high-quality camping gear ensure a safe and comfortable stay in the great outdoors.

For those who want to prioritise comfort and prefer the facilities of a hotel, it is possible to choose a hotel-based Rocky Mountains Tour. You can expect the facilities of a 3-star accommodation, with Wi-Fi and onsite bars and restaurants.

In some cases, the planned campsites or hotels may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $250USD to have a private tent while traveling with your group. If your group is staying in the hotels, single supplement would cost you $1,050USD.

Fox Hotel & Suites in Banff

The Fox Hotel is a local gem, right in the heart of the buzzing town of Banff and home to a delightful thermal pool.

Deer Lodge Hotel in Lake Louise

Originally built as a tea house, this rustic lodge has been operating as a hotel since 1925. The view from the rooftop hot tub is not to be missed!

The Crossing Resort in Saskatchewan River Crossing

Serving customers for 70 years, the Crossing Resort is a laid-back, seasonal resort providing a comfortable night in the wilderness. Rooms come with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and mini-fridges, as well as tea and coffee makers; some have mountain views and whirlpools. The patio at the pub is a great place to enjoy the sunset after an epic day riding the Icefields Parkway.

Mount Robson Inn in Jasper

The Mount Robson Inn has lovely outdoor hot tubs for guests to enjoy, as well as cozy fireplaces and a brilliant, central location.

Accommodation on Rockies Classic Hiking Tour in Hotels:

Night 1-7

Campgrounds in the Rockies

Reconnect with nature as you make camp beneath the open sky. High quality gear and beautiful overnight spots will ensure a fantastic camping experience that you will treasure for a lifetime!

Accommodation on Rockies Classic Hiking Tour in Camps:

What’s included in the Rockies Classic Hiking Tour?

Meals

The meal board depends on whether you choose to stay in hotels or campsites during your tour. Camping tour provides the full board throughout the tour (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners), while the tour with the hotel stays provides lunch everyday and breakfast in hotels where possible (4 breakfasts and 7 lunches). Please note, that the number of the breakfasts provided might vary depending on accommodations picked.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights along the tour are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Park passes and entry fees
  • Expert guide
  • Use of our quality camping gear (for camping option)
  • Hiking activities
  • Hot Springs
  • Gondola Pass in Jasper

Not included

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

Optional Extras

  • Transfer to Edmonton on departure day
  • Pick up from Edmonton on the arrival day
  • Additional night in Banff before the tour
  • Additional night in Jasper after the tour
  • Services of an additional guide: Depending on number of days and location

Frequenty Asked Questions about Rockies Classic Hiking Tour

How hard is the Rockies Classic Hiking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. The hikes on this itinerary are medium to hard and suitable for more experienced hikes. Depending on your group you can alter these hikes to fit your group’s needs, whether you prefer hiking to more summits, or pushing yourself on longer walks. You can also add another guide (at additional cost) if your group would like to split up and do different levels of 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.

How far in advance should I plan to book this tour?

The earlier the better! Please note that his guided tour takes place in a very desired location and booking a long time in advance will help to prevent itinerary changes caused by limited accommodation options.

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 Rockies Classic Hiking Tour?

The meal board depends on whether you choose to stay in hotels or campsites during your tour. Camping tour provides the full board throughout the tour (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners), while the tour with the hotel stays provides lunch everyday and breakfast in hotels where possible (4 breakfasts and 7 lunches). Please note, that the number of the breakfasts provided might vary depending on accommodations picked.

Do I need insurance?

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

What is the maximum size of the group?

This tour is tailored for a group of up to 12 people with a one guide. However, a tour for a larger group can be organised too with an additional guide. Please contact us to find out the pricing.

How do I get to Calgary to start this tour?

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

Is the Rockies Classic Hiking Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Rockies Classic Hiking Tour end?

This tour ends in Calgary. However, you can also stay in Jasper for an additional night or book a transfer to Edmonton during the booking process.

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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We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. The hikes on this itinerary are medium to hard and suitable for more experienced hikes. Depending on your group you can alter these hikes to fit your group’s needs, whether you prefer hiking to more summits, or pushing yourself on longer walks. You can also add another guide (at additional cost) if your group would like to split up and do different levels of hikes.


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