Explore Banff National Park with this Family Friendly Private Hiking Tour
A trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains would not be complete without a hike within Banff National Park.
Banff National Park is Canada's first National Park and is one of the parks within the "Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks" UNESCO World Heritage Site. A hike in the park offers magnificent views, meadows full of spectacular wildflowers, animal sightings, turquoise lakes and rugged peaks.
The Banff and Lake Louise area is in Calgary's backyard. I have explored this area for over 40 years and cannot wait to share some of the hidden gems with you.
Some destinations offer more of a challenge for experienced hikers, while others are great for beginners. Let me know what you are looking for and I can accommodate your needs.
I will meet you at your hotel/accommodation in Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise where we will review and sign the liability waiver and medical form.
After a quick safety briefing and equipment check we will depart for our tour. Please note that distances and driving times will vary.
We will have lunch on the trail.
Return to your hotel/accommodation at the end of the tour.
*Itineraries may vary depending on the time of year and location (Please note, tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather, road conditions, or animal advisories. I will do my best to find a viable alternative destination).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel/accommodation in Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise.
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel/accommodation or at another convenient location at the conclusion of the tour (must be discussed prior to commencement of the tour).
Duration: 6 hours
Please note that this tour can start in either Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise so travel times can be up to 1 hours in duration (each way), plus hiking to our destination (which will vary). Expect a full day.
Transportation includes travel by car to and from your hotel/accommodation in Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise.
*Groups of up to 6 can be accommodated for an additional charge. Please message me for details.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel/accommodation in Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise.
Transportation provided is in a Mazda6 Sports Wagon, with all the options required in order to have a pleasant journey.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 CAD - Estimate of cost if guests require rental equipment (must be confirmed prior to commencement of the tour).
Hiking boots - $10/day + GST per person
Shell Rain Jacket - $10/day + GST per person
Shell Rain Pants - $10/day + GST per person
Hiking Poles - $3/day + GST per person
Guests are required to bring their own lunches, beverages, and snacks.
Suitable footwear is required. If needed, hiking boots can be rented from the University of Calgary Outdoor Program Center in Calgary (This can be arranged for an additional cost).
As an ACMG Hiking Guide, I am restricted to only guide in terrain that is free of any alpine hazards. Alpine hazards include:
- Areas of extensive rockfall hazard.
- 3rd/4th/5th class terrain.
- Snow avalanches.
- Glacier travel.