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Among the Canadian Rockies

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Duration: 14 nights
Type: Worldwide walking holidays
Walking Grade: 2 & 3
from £6,029pp

With its snowy peaks, crystalline lakes, awe-inspiring natural wonders, and stunning landscapes, the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rockies is hard to beat. Highlights include spotting wildlife (grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves), spending time in Banff, Jasper, and Kootenay National Parks, and tackling the landscape of Kananaskis Country – the collection of parks with dramatic mountain scenery. You’ll also visit Lake Louise, the watery wonder named after Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter. Here you can soak up sublime views from the iconic Chateau Lake Louise, a log cabin turned heritage hotel opened by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1890.

What you’ll love

  • Being wowed by snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes
  • Enjoying unforgettable walks with up to two choices a day
  • Exploring Banff, Jasper, and Kootenay National Parks 
  • Visiting Lake Louise, Calgary, and Kananaskis Country
  • Spotting some of the world's most incredible wildlife

What’s included

  • Full programme of guided walks led by local HF Holidays Leaders
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Full board
  • All national park entance fees (as per itinerary)
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Group airport transfers
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

We arrive in Calgary, meet our local leader and transfer to our accommodation in Banff, our base for three days, where we’ll enjoy walking amidst spectacular Rockies scenery. Our accommodation in this popular resort town is well situated for walks to the stunning Lake Minnewanka and in the Bow Valley Parkway for wildlife watching. 


Our first day begins with a tour of the Cave and Basin National Historic site, birthplace of Canada’s National Park system, followed by a group picnic. This afternoon our walk choices include the Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain via the Banff Centre for the Arts. The Bow Falls is one of the most popular attractions in Banff and is a comfortable walk from the town and our accommodation. Tunnel Mountain is Banff’s satellite peak, and a short one-hour walk to its summit provides a central vantage point for us to enjoy great views over the famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel and the Bow Valley.

Walk options: Bow Falls - 2 miles (3 km) round trip with no ascent; Tunnel Mountain - 3 miles (5 km) with 800 feet (250m) of ascent. 

 


On our second day in Banff, we'll spend time around the Johnston Lake area and the old town site of Bankhead, a thriving coal mining community at the turn of the century.

Walk options: Johnston Lake - 2.5 miles (4 km) with minimal ascent; Bankhead - 1.5 miles (2.5 km) with minimal ascent.


One of Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, chosen for its unrivalled natural beauty, Lake Louise is the birthplace of mountain walking in North America. Here we’ll experience classic walking on paths built by Swiss guides for turn of the century railway tourists. We also visit the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise, a gemstone in the original Canadian Railway hotel chain.

Walk options: Lake Agnes - 6 miles (9 km) with 1,300 feet (400m) of ascent; Big Beehive - 6 miles (10 km) with 1,800 feet (550m) of ascent.


Kootenay National Park was created in 1920 and lies on the western side of the Continental Divide in British Columbia. A land of contrasts encompassing grasslands, forests and hot springs, along with valleys and canyons carved out by glaciers. Our walk in Marble Canyon leads us along the canyon rim with views of smooth limestone rock. The Stanley Glacier option takes us to a stunning alpine basin below massive cliffs, with the possibility of spotting small mammals and looking out for fossils.

Walk options: Marble Canyon - 1 mile (1.5 km) with 200 feet (60m) of ascent; Stanley Glacier - 6 miles (9.5 km) with 1,200 feet (370m) of ascent.


On our transfer to Jasper National Park we are greeted by numerous glaciated peaks, cascading waterfalls and impressive mountain vistas along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Jasper National Park is part of a protected area of nearly 23,000 sq.km., the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. During our stay here, we may spot black bear, grizzly bear, elk, moose, beaver, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, black tail deer, chipmunks and ground squirrels. En route to Jasper we’ll undertake a guided walk to Boundary Lake where we’ll enjoy views of the original ascent route up the mountain.

Walk option: Boundary Lake - 3 miles (5 km) with 100 feet (30m) of ascent.


Today we head out of Jasper across the Athabasca River for our walk options. Old Fort Point is named for the first fur trade post in the Rocky Mountains, established in 1811. This walk does involve a bit of a climb, but the panoramic views of the valley and surrounding area is worth it. The Valley of the Five Lakes circuit is a popular choice, leading to a beautiful wide valley dotted with five lakes of varying shades of jade and blue.

Walk options: Old Fort Point circuit - 2.5 miles (4 km) with 450 feet (135m) of ascent; Valley of the Five Lakes - 6.5 miles (10 km) with 220 feet (65m) of ascent.


We explore the Maligne Valley on our walks today. Moose Lake is named after North America’s second largest land mammal, and we will have the opportunity to spot them on our loop walk today. Our Bald Hills walk option affords stunning views down to Maligne Lake, the second-largest glacier-fed lake in the world.

Walk options: Moose Lake loop - 4 miles (6 km) with negligible ascent; Bald Hills - 7 miles (11 km) with 1,600 feet (480m) of ascent.


The high alpine valley of Mount Edith Cavell will be our destination today. The Whistling Marmot, which can be found on the mountains above the treeline, ptarmigan, ground squirrels and pika are all inhabitants of the area and are often seen too in the high country above Maligne Lake and Edith Cavell.

Walk options: Path of the Glacier trail - 1 mile (1.5 km), with 100 feet (30m) of ascent; Edith Cavell Meadows - 5 miles (8 km), with 1,250 feet (380m) of ascent.


The immediate Jasper area is popular for classic walking through the aspen forests of the Athabasca valley. On our final day here, we’ll enjoy excursions to Lake Country with walk choices around Jasper, including Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake, Lake Annette and Lake Edith.

Walk options: Pyramid and Patricia Lake circuit - 3 miles (5 km) with 100 feet (30m) of ascent; Lake Annette and Lake Edith circuit - 3 miles (5 km) with no ascent.


Today, we head south to the pristine wilderness of Kananaskis – or K-Country – one of the Rockies’ hidden gems. We break up the journey with a visit to Canmore for a walk in the Bow Valley Provincial Park, visiting ancient aboriginal rock paintings and some beautiful tarns. World-class vistas of the Canadian Rockies’ southern Front Ranges abound en route to Kananaskis.

Walk options: Grassi Lakes - 2.5 miles (4 km) with 800 feet (250m) of ascent; Heart Creek - 1.5 miles (2.5 km) with 300 feet (100m) of ascent.


Quieter than its national park neighbours, Kananaskis Provincial Park affords us possible sightings of moose, grizzly bear, hoary marmots and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep en route to trailheads. White tail deer and wapiti (elk) are often seen wandering through the lush aspen forest surrounding our accommodation. Today we’ll set off with a packed lunch to enjoy a full day of classic Montane forest walking, leading to Troll Falls and the meadows beyond with magnificent views.

Walk option: Pomeroy to Troll Falls via Ribbon Creek - 7.5 miles (12 km) with 500 feet (150m) of ascent.


After a morning walk around Wedge Pond, we spend time in Bow Valley Provincial Park today, on the boundary of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. Whilst visiting these traditional indigenous lands, we hike Heart Creek Canyon and enjoy a serene picnic by a waterfall, before heading along Middle Springs trail, the habitat of the beaver. We finish the day at Deadman's Flats with a walk around Lorette Pond.

Walk options: Wedge Pond - 1.2 miles (2km) with negligible ascent; Heart Creek Canyon - 2.5 miles (4km) with 250 feet (75m) of ascent; Middle Springs Trail - 2.5 miles (4km) with negligible ascent; Lorette Pond 1.2 miles (2km) with negligible ascent.


Options today include a walk which takes the highest paved road in Canada to the summit of the Highwood pass to enjoy the lovely flower-filled Ptarmigan Cirque.

Walk options: Ptarmigan Cirque - 3 miles (5 km) with 750 feet (230m) of ascent; Little Elbow Lake – 3 to 5 miles (5 to 8 km) with 400 feet (125m) of ascent.


Our tour concludes with a visit to Calgary where we take a short city walk, leaving some free time before our journey home. Popular venues and locations to explore include the Glenbow Museum and the Eau Claire market. A visit to Calgary’s Chinatown, one of the largest in North America, may also take your fancy. Alternatively, you may enjoy a visit to the Calgary Zoo. We’ll then transfer to Calgary International airport for our return flight to the UK. 


Itinerary map for Canadian Rockies

Aspen Lodge, Banff - Canadian Rockies

Welcoming Aspen Lodge offers spacious, comfortable rooms and the chance of a soak in one of the two outdoor hot tubs at the end of the day. Located on Banff Avenue it’s just a 3 minute walk to the city centre.

Becker's Chalets, Jasper - Canadian Rockies

Accommodation is in cosy, modern log cabins with a wonderful location on the Athabasca River, and offers an excellent restaurant and plenty of places to unwind and savour the Rocky Mountain views.

Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Kananaskis - Canadian Rockies

Enjoy a relaxing stay in the picturesque Kananaskis Valley, in this modern mountain lodge nestled amongst the pines.

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

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Non-member fee: £30 per person.

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Important information

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Duration:
14 nights
Type:
Worldwide walking holidays
Walking Grade:
2 & 3

14 nights from £6,029pp

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