Hiking in the Canadian Rockies


It doesn’t get more iconic than the Canadian Rockies – snow-capped peaks, glittering lakes and a tranquil escape from the modern world. Give your legs and cameras a workout as you hike through this magnificent scenery. Discover the spectacle of Jasper National Park, explore the rugged beauty of Banff and the showstopping landscapes of Yoho National Park. Search for wildlife at Maligne Lake, wander the famed landscapes of Lake Louise and travel along the iconic Icefields Parkway. Throw in an expert local leader and a group of like-minded travellers, and you’re on track for an unforgettable adventure.




START : Calgary

END : Calgary


Validity : 01 JAN 2024 To 31 DEC 2024

Day :1

Location : Calgary to Banff National Park

Welcome to the Canadian Rockies! Your adventure begins in Calgary with a welcome meeting at 7.30 am. You’ll meet your local leader and fellow travellers, and then it’s time to hit the road for Banff National Park. Your first hike of the trip will be at Tunnel Mountain. Take in your first experience walking among the Rockies’ unbeatable scenery. As the hike is relatively short, you’ll have some time this afternoon to explore Banff. Why not relax and unwind in the upper hot springs – at a height of 1524 m (5000 ft), these are Canada’s highest natural springs. There’s plenty to keep you entertained in Banff this evening. Maybe head to a local eatery to sample an elk burger or check out what’s on offer at the microbrewery – the views here are worth a toast!

Day :2

Location : Banff National Park

Make the drive this morning to Lake Louise. Here, you’ll experience natural beauty at its very best – dazzling peaks dusted with snow reflect on the pristine glittering lake, creating an image that looks too perfect to be real. There are many hiking options here, with a range of lengths and levels of difficulty – your leader can give you the best advice on which trail to tackle. Maybe check out the stunning Lake Agnes hike. Heading off on the well-maintained trail, find yourself at a quaint, European-style teahouse on the edge of a gorgeous mountain lake tucked in the shadows of the towering peaks above. After exploring the area, why not make your way back to the Lake Louise Fairmont Hotel? Sitting right on the shores of the lake, it serves as the perfect spot to take in the scenery with some poutine or a cocktail in hand. Late afternoon will bring another chance to visit the hot springs before regrouping with your fellow travellers for dinner.

Day :3

Location : Icefields Parkway

Rise bright and early for another day full of adventure. After a scenic ride along Icefield Parkway, arrive at the beautiful Bow Lake and set out on another of the Rockies’ many incredible walks. Your circuit will lead you around the shimmering waters of the lake, skimming a gorge with water rushing below through to an outwash plain where you can see the wild Bow Falls. Take in the epic views that greet you with every step – Crowfoot Mountain, Bow Crow Peak, Mt Gordon and many other peaks make the backdrop for your walk. This afternoon, why not join the optional hike to the incredible Athabasca glacier. Explore the lower glacier, discovering natural ice features, with the Rockies watching over you in the distance. Look down into deep ice crevasses and up towards powerful waterfalls cascading into the ice while learning about how glaciers are formed and the ways they shape the landscape around them. After an exciting day, make your way back to your remote and picturesque campground, where you’ll enjoy a BBQ dinner under the stars.

Day :4

Location : Jasper National Park

This morning, breathe in the fresh mountain air and head out on the Valley of the Five Lakes hike through the remarkable landscapes of Jasper National Park. As the name suggests, you’ll pass by five alpine lakes, each showing off their different shades of blues and greens caused by varying depths, algae and glacial dust. This afternoon is free for you to explore Jasper - perhaps rent a bike, soak in the hot springs, or rest up at camp before dinner.

Day :5

Location : Jasper National Park

Today, you’ll travel to Maligne Lake. Famed for its bright blue waters, this area is known as one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way – moose, deer, grizzlies and black bears have all been spotted along this stretch of road. There are two gentle hiking options available in the area, or you may prefer to rent a canoe or kayak to see the lake’s beauty from a different perspective. Your leader will be on hand to make suggestions on the best way to enjoy your time here. Stop for lunch and take some time to soak up the scenery, then spend the afternoon in laidback Jasper. You may like to hire a bike and explore the area on two wheels, sit back and relax in one of the town’s cozy pubs or take the Jasper SkyTram up The Whistlers Mountain, from where you can take a short walk with views of Jasper National Park.

Day :6

Location : Yoho National Park

This morning, return to the Icefields Parkway. So much more than just a road, the parkway is punctuated with world-class wonders. Making stops along the way, take in the views over magnificent lakes, waterfalls and glaciers. If you’re looking for an adventure, why not head out on an optional hike to the incredible Athabasca glacier. Explore the lower glacier, discovering natural ice features, with the Rockies watching over you in the distance. Look down into deep ice crevasses and up towards powerful waterfalls cascading into the ice while learning about how glaciers are formed and the ways they shape the landscape around them. Alternatively, set out on the Willcox Pass Hike. Trek past wetlands, take in views of the Sunwapta Pass and climb above the tree line, where you’ll find a set of Canada’s famous red chairs, inviting visitors to sit back and take a moment to soak up the view. From up here, you’ll be able to see the glaciers and peaks of the Columbia Icefield, including the Athabasca glacier. Then, drive on to Peyto Lake, made famous by its glacial waters, and take a short hike up to a viewpoint where you can look out across the lake in its glory.

Day :7

Location : Yoho National Park

Begin your day by travelling to Yoho National Park, where you’ll head out on a hike. This half-day hike will take you on a loop of the park and past some of the area's most stunning landmarks, including glacial lakes and epic views over the surrounding mountains and valleys. Stand in the mist of Canada's second tallest waterfall – Takakkaw Falls (where you’ll learn why the name translates to ‘wonderful’ in the First Nations Cree language) and look out over the remarkable Emerald Glacier. Perhaps take a few detours to a few hidden lakes along the way and enjoy some time at Yoho Lake before returning to the trailhead.

Day :8

Location : Banff National Park to Calgary

Your final hike of the trip will be a climb up the scenic Sulphur Mountain. Sulphur Mountain is named for the two sulphurous hot springs found on its lower slopes, and it’s the perfect place to get your final look over the breathtaking Rockies. Looking for something a bit easier to end your trip? Kick your feet up and enjoy the ride on a famous Banff gondola up to the summit, taking in the birds-eye view of the region you’ve spent a week exploring. After, head back to Calgary, where your adventure will come to an end.

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Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

  • Set out on some of the world’s most spectacular walks, hiking through the Bow Glacier Falls, Valley of the Five Lakes, Wilcox Pass, Peyto Lake and Tunnel Mountain.
  • Look out over the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies both during your hikes and from your scenic campgrounds, perfectly positioned to allow you to enjoy this region around the clock.
  • Take in the natural wonders of the Rockies during visits to Maligne Lake, Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Lake, Emerald Glacier, Lake Louise and the phenomenal Icefields Parkway.
  • Enjoy time discovering all that Jasper town and Banff National Park have to offer, with hiking, biking, hot pools and cosy pubs right at your fingertips.
  • Explore the great Canadian Rockies with two experienced, certified hiking guides who will be able to show you all the best bits of the region and maybe even a few hidden secrets less frequented by visitors.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Water First. Donations support their work to provide critical clean, safe water for indigenous communities in Canada. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
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