Banff – Guided Signature Hike with Lunch


Highlights

  • Guided Signature Hike.
  • Choice of four trails to preselect.
  • Picnic Lunch.

Enjoy this small group guided hike along a choice of 4 iconic trails in the Canadian Rockies. You will experience the raw beauty of turquoise lakes, soaring mountain peaks, waterfalls, and glaciers as you admire the incredible scenery. Experience the explosion of wildflowers in the spring, the clear glacier views in the summer, the brilliant golden of the larch trees in the fall. This is hike in the Rockies that should not be missed.


Sunday Stanley Glacier (Moderate)
Monday Larch Valley (Moderate)
Tuesday Consolation Lakes (Easy)
Wednesday Plain of Six Glaciers (Moderate)
Thursday Stanley Glacier (Moderate)
Friday Plain of Six Glaciers (Moderate)
Saturday Larch Valley (Moderate)

Early/late season hikes are subject to itinerary changes due to trail conditions, please refer to the information in the Trail Routes tab or enquire for further details.


Private Tour, Car, SUV or Minivan Rental, Hotel Stay:

  1. Is your client looking for a Private Tour? Let us know.
  2. Do you need to rent a Car, SUV or Minivan to get to Banff, AB?
  3. Do you need a private transfer to Banff, AB?
  4. Do you plan to stay overnight in Banff, AB?

We offer competitive private tour, prepaid car rental and hotel room rates.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

How to get to this tour pickup point:

This tour offers complimentary pick up and drop off from most Banff hotels.

Inclusions

  • Evening Wildlife Viewing Tour.
  • 3 to 5-hour hike with a professional guide.
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Hiking Poles.
  • Pick upsand dropped off from most hotels in Banff is included.
  • Some of the tours offer pickup from Lake Louise.
  • Taxes GST.

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance – recommended. We require Travel Agent to secure a signed Waiver in the event client declines your offer to sell Travel Insurance. DMCi will require Travel Agent to provide us the signed waiver when required as a part of the Terms & Conditions of Contract. DMCi sells Manulife Travel Insurance. Please check with us for rates.
  • Gratuities on tours & cruises.
  • Bottled Water.

Tariffs

Cost per person in CA $s from

Year Adult Child (above 13) Child (below 13)
2020 CA$ 113 CA$ 114 Not accepted on this activity

Inclusive of GST.

Notes about this Tour/Attraction

  • This is a 7-hour tour.
  • Children below 13 are not accepted on this hike.
  • Please be prepared for the mountain weather, it changes quickly. To ensure that you enjoy the day, please wear/bring: lightweight hiking pants, a breathable shirt (not cotton!), a warm layer (like a fleece jacket), a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, hiking shoes (sturdy, ideally waterproof or water resistant hiking boots or shoes – trainers or runners are okay, but boots are better), a small backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray and your camera! You may also like to bring snacks (to supplement lunch if required). Your guide will bring bear spray and a first aid kit, so you will not need to bring these items.
  • These hikes are in small groups (up to 12 people per guide) and your trail guide will carry bear spray, and provide information on the best ways to travel safely, avoid a bear encounter and what to do in the unlikely event you should encounter a bear on the trail.
  • Guides expect to be tipped.
  • This tour is weather dependant.

Regular Season Hikes:

Hike to Stanley Glacier – Sunday & Thursday

Journey through a land sculpted by fire and ice in Kootenay National Park. The trail switchbacks moderately for the first half of the hike, through regrowth from the most recent fire, allowing for unparalleled views down over Vermillion Pass back to Castle Mountain. You then follow the trail between sheer towering walls of Mount Stanley and Storm Mountain until you leave the forest behind to emerge in a land of ice and rock and may even find some fossils! You will be treated to views of Stanley Glacier creeping down the side of Mt. Stanley towards the valley bottom.

  • Rated: Moderate
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Return Distance: 8.4kms (5.25 miles)
  • Elevation Gain: 395m (1,285 ft)
  • Departs: 8:00am from Banff

Hike to Larch Valley – Monday & Saturday

Trail restrictions due to bear activity make this an ideal hike to take with a guided group. Beginning from the Valley of the Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, the trail climbs, really climbs, up 10 switchbacks to Larch Valley on a well-maintained trail. After reaching the Valley, the trail easily ambles through a larch forest and then begins to gain elevation again towards Sentinel Pass and the Minestimma Lakes. Towards the Pass, views of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake and gigantic Mt. Temple (3,543 m/11,625 ft) will complete your experience. Please note that this hike does not continue to the top of Sentinel Pass.

  • Rated: Moderate
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hours
  • Return Distance: 9.0kms (5.6 miles)
  • Elevation gain: 535m (1,500 ft)
  • Departs: 8:00am from Banff, 8:45am from the Samson Mall in Lake Louise

Hike to Consolation Lakes – Tuesday

This trail begins in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at stunning Moraine Lake. The drive alone to this location is worth it in itself. We’ll spend our time hiking leisurely along an old growth forest trail to Consolation Lakes, where you’ll see the Fay Glacier atop Mount Babel. Upon our return, explore around Moraine Lake, including a trip to the top of the Rockpile. Due to bear restrictions this is a great trip to do in a guided group.

  • Rated: Easy
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Return Distance: 5.8kms (3.6 miles)
  • Elevation Gain: 255m (837 ft)
  • Departs: 8:00am from Banff, 8:45am from the Samson Mall in Lake Louise

Hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers – Wednesday & Friday

Your hike starts by hiking along the Lake Louise shoreline to the back of the lake before ascending up an ancient glacial valley. As you get higher, the colour of the lake becomes even more stunning and the crowds begin to disappear. The trail turns into single track and the immensity of the the valley and its peaks becomes even more apparent. Near to your final destination is the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House where cakes and tea are served all day long – be sure to bring some cash! Just past the teahouse you will be treated to views of the six glaciers feeding into the valley and Lake Louise. If time and group ability allows you may be able to hike further to view historic Abbot Pass.

  • Rated: Moderate
  • Hiking time: 5 hours
  • Return Distance: 10.6kms (6.6 miles)
  • Elevation gain: 340m (1,100 feet)
  • Departs: 8:00am from Banff, 8:45am from the Samson Mall in Lake Louise, 9:00am at the Chateau Lake Louise.

Choose from the following lunch options:

  • Chicken Club Wrap: mayo, chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a tortilla wrap
  • Roast Beef Sandwich: premium roast beef slices with lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese and horseradish mayo on a Kaiser bun
  • Vegetarian Wrap: tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, lettuce and hummus on a tortilla wrap
  • Green salad with chicken (gluten-free): romaine lettuce, tomato, green onion, cucumber and diced chicken with French dressing

Lunches also include fruit, juice, salted potato chips and two bite brownies.

Daily Time
15 Sep to 31 Oct 2020
2021 Dates awaited
8:00 AM

Note:

  • Operation hours may be changed by the operator from time to time.
  • This tour is weather dependant.

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