Jeff, an IFMGA certified guide, will take you on an great hiking week, to discover the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies, around Banff.
I invite you to join me on a fantastic 6-day hiking trip and explore the majestic Canadian Rockies, around Banff.
We will spend a great time hiking along the most beautiful scenery, trough mountains, lakes and glaciers. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy nature and learn about the local flora and fauna at the same time.
During this week, I will take you on some of the “must do” Banff hikes. We will discover amazing spots, and we will not return the same way we come, discovering new places all the time .
We will travel to Banff National Park on the first day. Banff is about 120 km from Calgary. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada.
On the first day, we will enjoy an introductory hike to Grotto Canyon. During this week, I will also take you on the Cory Pass to Edith Pass hiking traverse and to the Plain of Six Glaciers at Lake Louise.
Also, we will hike up to Helen Lake on the Dolomite Pass Circuit. Besides, we will ascend Mt.Wilcox and enjoy spectacular views of the Columbia icefields. You can find the day-by-day itinerary below this text.
There are so many amazing places to discover and enjoy on this hike! This program is suitable for people of any age, provided you are in very good physical shape.
Want to join me for an unforgettable hiking week in the Canadian Rockies? Then contact me and we can start organizing this great trip together! I also offer a hike to the Floe Lake Rockwall in the Kootenay National Park. You can check it out!
At International Hostel or equivalent
Arrive at Calgary International Airport. Travel to Banff National Park with a short introduction hike at Grotto Canyon. This is a hundreds of years old canyon, with high walls and ancient hieroglyphs along the steep rock walls. Settle in and explore the town of Banff.
Cory Pass to Edith Pass hiking traverse. 15km and 900 m elevation gain and loss. As we ascend up and over Cory pass we will enjoy the amazing valley of the Gargoyles on the backside. Then, we will pass under the flanks of Mt Louis. Back to Banff for food and refreshments.
Plain of Six Glaciers at Lake Louise. We will have the opportunity to hike right up to the Victoria glacier, an amazing place surrounded by rock walls and glaciers descending from the high peaks. Spending the night at the Lake Louise Alpine Center
We will leave Lake Louise and head up the Icefields Parkway towards Jasper National Park, hiking up to Helen Lake on the Dolomite Pass circuit. That evening we will arrive at the Rampart Creek Hostel and experience the relaxed living of life in the Rockies.
We will drive a a short distance to the North, entering Jasper National Park.We will enjoy a must do hike into Wilcox meadows Mt Wilcox ascent, with magnificent views of the world renowned Columbia icefields. We will spend the evening back at the Rampart Creek Hostel.
Heading east down the David Thompson Highway, with time for short hikes and return to Calgary.
Alpine Air Adventures is an independent mountain guiding business run by Jeff Bullock. I am a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, with my training and certification through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and the Canadian Avalanche Association.
We specialize in outdoor Banff adventures including: rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses.
Based out of Banff, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alpine Air offers everything mountain. My main emphasize is to offer safe and unforgettable Banff adventures to my guests. With the allure of the mountains right at my doorstep I am always keen to take on any adventure and I am excited to have you along. Contact me to begin organizing your dream mountain ascent or descent.
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Ben guided us to Marble Canyon and it was a really awesome and rewarding experience! Ben was really cool and relaxed about everything, the whole process was made extremely simple, and he went so far as to teach us a little more than we had originally expected to learn. We got extremely lucky with the weather and hiked back with blue skies and the sun shining! Thank you very much!!
Great day of touring in the amazing surroundings around Lake Louise - the vue and silky powder snow were worth the effort of climbing!
I had such a great experience skiing backcountry for the first time! Jeff was an amazing guide and really helped us learn how to use backcountry equipment and avalanche gear. My only concern was that we were forced to change the date of our trip quite last minute and we were not given much information about the trip until only 1-2 days in advance. However, the trip itself was incredible! Thank you for such an amazing experience!
Absolutely exceeded expectations! Everyone had a great time with more than enough variety to satisfy everyone’s skill level. Would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in getting started or progressing their ice climbing.
Really enjoyed our time with our guide, Troy. 5/5 Experience! Highly recommend.
My guide was Christian from the same company (vs Jeff). I was thrilled with the service, friendliness, knowledge, and professionalism. We went to Sunshine Slab near Banff to sport climb for a half day. We managed to get a lot of memorable climbs in a short amount of time. I would gladly use these guys again.
Jeff was so kind to the kids, he encouraged and motivated our 12 y/o eldest, and was tolerant and patient with our 9 y/o young one. Extremely recommended for families. We had much fun on the Banff cliffs.
Group of 1
|CAD 1490 each|
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
- Permit and entrance fees
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The price does not include taxes.
The price includes: Transport to and from Calgary // 5 nights shared accommodation (night in Calgary is not included) at the International Hostel or equivalent // All camping style food, (in town food is not included)// Permits //Gear can be rented if needed.