3 Day Kananaskis Backpacking

Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. I regularly lead groups of 8th Grade students to some of these these destinations and am happy to have children of any age along.
Whether this trip is suitable for your child is ultimately up to you.
Have you ever been backpacking with your child?
Will you be able to carry them and their belongings for the distances listed?
Will they be able to walk and carry their own supplies for the distances listed?

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2



Spanish (basic), English (fluent)

Hiking and camping in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Get back to nature with a private three day hiking and camping adventure filled with towering peaks, rushing rivers and beautiful sub-alpine lakes.

There's no Wi-Fi but I think you'll feel a strong connection.


Day 1

We meet at your hotel, go over the final packing list and review and sign waivers before driving to the trailhead.
Actual driving times vary depending on where we meet but will not exceed, an incredibly scenic, two hours.
At the trailhead we hoist our backpacks and enjoy a 7. 5 km hike along a rolling trail to our campground at the forks of Three Isle Creek and the Kananaskis River.

This backcountry campground will be our base as we explore the area. It is equipped with individual campsites, a group cooking/fire pit area and wood, bear proof lockers and outhouses.

Day 2

After breakfast in camp we will depart on a day trip to either Three Isle Lakes (6 km return with some challenging uphill sections) or Turbine Canyon and the Alberta/BC border (20 km return).

Day 3

Return to our vehicle and your hotel. We have the option to return the way we came 7. 5 km or take the long way via Hidden Lake and Sarrail Falls (20 km).

*** Easier and more challenging trips exist in the same general location.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: All tours begin and end in Calgary. If you are staying elsewhere I will meet you at your hotel.

End location: At the end of the trip you will be returned to your hotel.

Duration: 3 days

Longer and shorter trips are available.


Unless you wish to drive yourself, transportation is included to and from your hotel to the trailhead. Type of vehicle will be determined by group size.
For three days we will be on foot in varying terrain, carrying everything we need.

What’s Included

All fees, taxes, permits, reservations, food, accommodations (tents), transportation, necessary rental equipment, and licensed private guide are included.

What’s Extra

The weather in the mountains changes rapidly!! It is recommended that you have appropriate layers to keep you warm and dry, including gloves, toque and rain jacket/pants. (No Cotton.)
Tents, sleeping bags/pads and any other gear can be borrowed.

Additional charges will apply for larger groups.


Terrain free of alpine hazards. Examples of alpine hazards include:
o Areas of extensive rockfall hazard
o 3rd/4th/5th class terrain
o Snow avalanches
o Cornices
o Icefall
o Glacier travel

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