Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Explorer

Canadian Rockies Heli-hiking Explorer

8

days

starting from US $4,898per person

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Off to Banff in the Canadian Rockies
After setting down in Calgary you will be whisked off to Banff. This scenic route sees you alongside mountains and streams, and is sure to tempt all your senses as it offers glimpses of the scenery and adventure of the days to come.

Arriving in Banff you will check into your Banff hotel where you will be spending the next 2 nights. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the town on own.

Day 2 – Banff Guided Hike
Banff’s Sunshine Meadows is considered one of the best hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Join a guide and small group, to ride the Gondola up Sunshine Mountain. Here the mountain valleys are endless, and wildflowers are everywhere. This is a great place to see bears, so keep your eyes open! Overnight is in Banff

Days 3-5 – Off to your Heli-hiking lodge

Typical Day:
Your heli-hiking holiday begins with a flight to a beautiful lodge in the Columbia Mountains, accessible only by helicopter. After being outfitted with all the equipment you'll need by your Canada adventure travel guide, you then fly to a spectacular mountain ridge to start your afternoon hike.

Hiking takes place between 1,828 metres (6,000 feet) and 2,438 metres (8,000 feet), which is a very comfortable altitude for most people. One of the greatest advantages of this heli-hiking adventure is our ability to tailor the hikes to accommodate all abilities, regardless of age.

After your hike, which is as short or as long as you want it to be, you're flown back to the lodge for some of the best cuisine your eyes and taste buds have ever experienced.

A typical night includes relaxing in the whirlpool, or sharing stories with new friends by the fire, then falling asleep under a down comforter in your room with private bath.

The next morning, you wake with a stretching class before breakfast, looking forward to more heli-hiking, more spectacular scenery, more fantastic food and the chance to take yourself higher than you ever thought you'd go.

Day 6 – Heli-Lodge to Lake Louise
After your last morning of heli-hiking adventure, you will be taken to breathtaking Lake Louise, to relax and pamper yourself. Stay at the beautiful Chateau Lake Louise, overlooking the Lake’s emerald water and framed by glacier-clad mountains.

Day 7 – Lake Louise Best Hike of the Day
Lake Louise offers some of the best hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Alpine lakes, vast glaciers, larch forests, and alpine meadows are all within a day’s hike of the Chateau. Today you’ll join one a certified Mountain Heritage Guide and small group, to explore the trails on a full day or half day adventure. The trail of the day is determined by the first to book! Half day hikes are also an option, if you’d prefer to take it easy. Overnight at the Chateau.

Day 8 – Say Goodbye to Banff National Park
With fond memories, say goodbye to Lake Louise as a driver whisks you to Calgary Airport.

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What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Heli-lodge vacation includes:
• Round-trip Calgary Airport transfers by motorcoach
• 2 nights deluxe hotel accommodation in Banff
• Privately Guided Sunshine Meadows guided hike from Banff (non-heli)
• 3 nights lodging at the Bugaboo Fly-in hiking lodge
• Experienced guides, and hiking choices each day at the Lodge
• Gourmet meals at your fly-in lodge including wine with dinner
• Hiking gear at the lodge
• Helicopter flights to the lodge and to the hiking areas each day
• All ground transportation between the helipad and Banff and Lake Louise
hotels
• Lake Louise guided hike
• Documentation package
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

 

Not Included

• Meals while staying in Banff and Lake Louise
• Gratuities
• Canadian Sales taxes
• Hospital, medical insurance, trip cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
• Airfare to and from Calgary

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

• Extend your stay at your Fly-in Lodge to 6 nights
• Combine this trip with a train ride to beautiful Vancouver, on the west coast
• Include some more activities such as horse-riding at Lake Louise with the area’s century old outfitting company; or go rafting on the Kicking Horse River for a thrilling day excursion
• Head out with a guide for a half day fishing adventure in Banff
• Rent a car and drive to British Columbia and stay at a luxury ranch - take in a day of horseback riding and then pamper yourself with a massage and gourmet dinner
• Add on a package for the Calgary Stampede (early July only)

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Exterior of ChateauFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Skating on Lake LouiseFairmont Chateau Lake Louise - The Chateau Lounge

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

An example of our Comfort, Superior, and Deluxe accommodations

The 5 star Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is undoubtedly a beautiful and impressive hotel. Its amazing location overlooking beautiful Lake Louise and the distant mountains can not be compared. There are a variety of restaurant types, so you can do casual or fine dining as you choose. Strolling around the lake, renting a canoe, riding horses, or hiking up to the tea house are all great summer activities. In winter choose from snow shoeing, skating, skiing or taking a sleigh ride around the lake.

Bugaboo Heli-hiking Lodge - Remote heli-lodge settingBugaboo Heli-hiking Lodge - Relaxing environment at the lodgeBugaboo Heli-hiking Lodge - Cozy rooms with mountain viewsBugaboo Heli-hiking Lodge - Hot tub to soak in after hiking

Bugaboo Heli-hiking Lodge

An example of our Lodge accommodations

Located amid a sea of green flora, the Bugaboo Lodge sits at 1500 metres (5000 ft) high. Featuring 32 rooms with private baths, a sauna, steam room along with a game room, cozy bar/lounge area and inviting fireplace, there is plenty of opportunity for private respite and communal gathering with new-found friends. The rooftop hot tub boasts unparalleled views of this magnificent setting. History buffs will delight in the lodge museum.

 

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Because our trips are not escorted group tours, it's not a matter of checking how many seats are available on a trip.

We specialize in custom Canadian vacations which often require custom pricing based on the exact tours, hotels, experiences, and service levels that are right for you.

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Prices & Dates

2017 Dates for Heli-Lodge Adventure
July 13, 16, 19, 25, 28, 31
August 3, 6, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30

*call for availability as dates sell out far in advance

Price notes:
• Prices are per person
• Double means two people occupying a room
• Triple and child rates are available

Canadian Heli-Hiking Adventure
from US $4,898to US $5,290per person

On our Wilderness Adventures, you'll enjoy days with experienced naturalist guides, some meals, seamless connections, and accommodations suited to the unique Canadian surroundings.

Not Included

• Meals while staying in Banff and Lake Louise
• Gratuities
• Canadian Sales taxes
• Hospital, medical insurance, trip cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
• Airfare to and from Calgary

What we love about this trip

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

Heli-hiking in the Columbia Mountains

Spectacular scenery and wildlife

Staying at mountain lodges and resorts

Experienced guides

Fantastic meals

Extra time to indulge

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Majestic, unspoiled and totally breathtaking adventure hiking high above the tree line around the Canadian Rockies. You can choose from a heli-lodge based adventure, or a hotel based heli-hiking adventure. Either way, we’ve left plenty of opportunity for activity and indulgence.

Trip Outline

Arrive in Calgary 2 nights Banff 3 nights at Heli-Hiking lodge 2 nights Lake Louise Depart from Calgary

Canadian Rockies Heli-hiking Explorer – Map Banff in summer with a view of Cascade Mountain at the end of the town Hike to Sunshine Meadows near Banff The Bugaboo fly-in heli-hiking lodge in the Bugaboo National Park Gourmet dinner with wine and a mountain view A helicopter flies past snow capped mountains in the Bugaboo National Park Two hikers are dwarfed by the surrounding Rocky Mountains on the alpine trails A couple relax on the dock at Lake Louise
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