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Hiking week around Banff, Canadian Rockies

Hiking week around Banff, Canadian Rockies
Hiking week around Banff, Canadian Rockies
Hiking week around Banff, Canadian Rockies
Hiking week around Banff, Canadian Rockies

Jeff, an IFMGA certified guide, will take you on an great hiking week, to discover the majestic scenery of the Canadian Rockies, around Banff.


6 Days

Jul - Sep




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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price per person to join a group.

The price does not include meals, accomodation, taxes, or transport to and from Calgary.

The price includes: Guiding fee // Transportation from your accommodation to the trail head every day // Permits // Gear can be rented if needed.


Day 1: Banff National Park

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.

Day 2: Cory Pass to Edith Pass Hiking Traverse

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.

Day 3: Plain of Six Glaciers-Victoria Glacier-Lake Louise Alpine Center

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

Day 4: Helen Lake-Rampart Creek Hostel

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.

Day 5: Jasper National Park-Mt.Wilcox

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.

Day 6: Short Hikes-Return to Calgary

Heading east down the David Thompson Highway, with time for short hikes and return to Calgary.



What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This program is suitable for people of any age who are in very good physical shape.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

The best months for this hike are the months of July, August & September

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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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What people are saying about Jeff



I had a superb time and Jerry my guide was brilliant with safety being always paramount.



Our guide was Jason (not Jeff) and although he was a great guy, he appeared to not be very familiar with the location in which we skied. I was also surprised by the fact that he never asked us about our skiing abilities or the type of terrain we hoped to ski. Due to the avalanche conditions and snow cover, we were in terrain where the trees were too tight to ski and so we skied down an avalanche path (with minimal hazard from above) that was quite steep with a lot of exposed vegetation and small cliff bands. For two of the three of us, this terrain was at the edge of our comfort zones and so the ski down was not very enjoyable. Afterwards, I couldn't help wondering if we had been asked about our interests and skiing level, if we might have found lower angle terrain with a less dense forest cover. Having said all this, once Jason realized I was in a place I was not happy about, he was very attentive to assisting me through the terrain. In summary, the three of us paid a lot of money for a ski tour that was not great and we wondered whether it should have been cancelled if this was the best terrain to be found given the conditions.



Wonderful expedition in the Rockies! My guide Brendan taught me loads on ice climbing technique and now I feel reasonably confident to ice climb again! Word of warning though, it's very hard and the guide will push you to your limits if you have only done little bits of ice climbing in the past. I climbed on the inside of a literal ice palace at one point! I am happy that I did this course and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to really test what they are made of on the ice!



Jeff was a great teacher and learned way more than I expected. Will definitely go again.



Can someone please contact me regarding this tour. I have emailed explore-share and have also spoken to the tour guide regarding a refund. I have tried calling via a WhatsApp but couldn’t get through. Jeff Bullock has assured that you reply quickly and has also assured us a full refund due to extreme cold weather forecast. Please respond. Helen Pascoe

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