Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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Get out in Canada’s crisp mountain air on one of these four iconic hikes in the Banff and Lake Louise areas of Alberta. The Canadian Rockies offer a dramatic backdrop to explore some of North America’s most spectacular hikes, for varying levels and abilities. Trek to classic locations and see spectacular views, as you share your passion for the mountains with the local, enthusiastic guides. These small group hikes explore iconic hiking trails such as Larch Valley at Moraine Lake or the Plain of Six Glaciers at Lake Louise.
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In Brief

Location:
Banff, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:

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Itinerary

Enjoy a small group guided hike along your choice of 4 iconic trails in the Canadian Rockies. Experience the raw beauty of turquoise lakes, soaring mountain peaks, waterfalls, and glaciers as you admire the incredible scenery.

Stanley Glacier (Sunday & Thursday)

This moderate trail in Kootenay National Park follows the forest trail between sheer towering walls of Mount Stanley and Storm Mountain and then enjoy views of Stanley Glacier.

Larch Valley (Monday & Saturday)

Beginning from the Valley of the Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, this moderate trail climbs up 10 switchbacks to Larch Valley. Amble through a larch forest and and then enjoy views of Sentinal Pass, Minestimma Lakes and Mt Temple.

Consolation Lakes (Tuesday)

This easy trail begins in the Valley of the Ten Peaks where you'll leisurely hike to Consolation Lakes, and upon your return explore around Moraine Lake, including a trip to the top of the Rockpile.

The Plain of Six Glaciers (Wednesday & Friday)

This moderate hike starts at Lake Louise and ascends up an ancient glacial valley to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse where you will be treated to views of the six glaciers feeding into the valley and Lake Louise.

Stop At:

• Moraine Lake Rd off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada

Inclusions

  • Certified hiking guide
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Packed lunch
  • Return transport from Banff

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Mount Royal Hotel, 138 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years and all children aged between 13 and 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.
  • Children aged 16 to 17 years old may go on the hike without an adult, but a parent must meet the guide in the morning to sign a waiver.
  • 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.
  • Child prices are not available, adult prices apply to all travelers
  • Early/late season itinerary changes may apply, please inquire at the time of booking
  • Please note: due to changing weather conditions throughout the year, your hiking route may be modified for safety or accessibility of trails
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Went for a hike to Larch Valley. The guide were funny and told us a few funny stories about the animals living in the area. The nature was amazing!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Pete was a great guide. He was very in tune to our abilities and made the big hike manageable for my husband and I who are seniors. It was a big day for us but we loved the hike and scenery. Had a nice lunch in a beautiful setting.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
Excellent hike with great views. Aaron was a blast and made the hike even better!! Knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. It was a great mixed group which also made it a fun day. Thanks!!
• Submitted 06 Sep 2018
We hiked Johnston Canyon. Loved the catwalk along Johnston creek! Gorgeous waterfalls and great photo opportunities! Thibeau was our guide and he was excellent! Once at the top of the canyon we saw the ink pots and had lunch, which was great, by the Johnston Creek. Worth the hike!
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
A really nice day shared with Tibo our guide and another traveller. Tibo gave us all his attention, knowledge and affability throughout. He was always attentive to what we needed. Lovely hike to the base of Stanley Glacier and all completed before the rain began!!
• Submitted 19 Sep 2017
Jeff was very knowledgeable. He kept a good pace while not rushing us. Lunch was good.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
What a fabulous outing. We hiked Johnston Canyon right up to the Ink Pots. Becky, our guide, shared great information about the area, and allowed plenty of time to catch the sights. Lunch up at the Ink Pots was nearly as enjoyable as the scenery.
• Submitted 25 Aug 2017
Lake Louise is spectacular, but it can be really busy so getting there without driving is one of the big advantages of a tour traffic and parking can be a hassle. I appreciated that I was able to book this guided hike less than 24 hours in advance even though they ask for more notice on their website. Our guide, Edward, was patient, encouraging it's just around the corner...you are doing great, and knowledgeable. On the drive out to Lake Louise from Banff, he told us a lot about the area which was really interesting. We had different levels of experience within our group a total of 7 - many of us did not know each other, but that was never a problem. Even though this hike is very popular and can get really busy, especially in the summer, I still highly recommend it.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
Excellent tour. Our guide Brittany was very knowlegeable and friendly. Thank you!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2017
Absolutely fantastic hike. Our guide, Joe, was a wealth of knowledge, kind, and provided a tremendous experience. We will be back!
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
The trip was great and our guide Jeff is really a knowledgable and very nice guy. Although the trip route has been changed due to the winter ice on the mountain, which I highly recommend to be showed on the website before people making decision to buy the trip, we still had a great hiking experience at Johnston Canyon during that 7 hours, especially when you get to the top, the water was so blue.... Our guide Jeff was so nice to drive us back to our hotels, and was so kind to drive me to Gondola and let me know I could have hot spring right after Gondola, which I did and the experience was so awesome. Wonderful trip!
• Submitted 30 Jun 2017
Customer service - excellent Norm- excellent
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
This hike was amazing and doing it through this tour company was a great move. Norm, our guide, drove us and about a half dozen other folks from Banff to Lake Louise. The ride was in a comfortable Mercedes Benz sprinter van. Norm talked with us the whole way up and was very knowledgable about nature and the Banff National Park area, and answered a bunch of our questions. When we arrived at Lake Louise, it was readily apparent that even if one weren't interested in having a guide on the hike, the fact that we did not ourselves have to navigate the sea of people and parking issues at the lake was worth it alone. During the hike, Norm continued to answer any questions we had about the route and things we saw. The views were spectacular and the lunch provided by the company was very good. I would highly recommend this hike to anyone looking to learn about Banff, and also anyone who wants a relatively stress free way to visit Lake Louise during the high tourism season. Norm also specifically made this outing one of our favorites during our entire 2 week vacation to Canada.
• Submitted 09 Aug 2016
Fantastic. Great guide.....worth the . Thanks Anich
• Submitted 31 Jul 2016
Excellent trip with a great tour guide named Anak. Learned a lot about the area and flora and fauna of the area. Worth spending the money to have a guide. Would do it again.
• Submitted 28 Jul 2016
Tommy was a terrific guide! We had so much fun while learning about the area. Absolutely stunning area was the perfect location for an enjoyable hike.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
The hike was great with a very knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor. The lunch was great too.
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
Jeff, the tour guide, was excellent and his knowledge which passed on made the hike even better. The hike was not rushed but did not go slow either- just right!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2012
Good hike changed fro original booking which was a shame but enjoyed it anyway.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2010
It was more then we expected the views was spectacular. Norm the guide was knowledgeable and personable.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
The hike was great but the forest was ordinary. A regular forest juts like we know them. Don't expect to see blue water or amazing rivers. It was a normal forest with great trees and vegetation. The guide a girl for once XD was really nice and informative. It wasn't what i expected but still, it was nice.
• Submitted 21 Apr 2018
It was a beautiful hike, but it rained and the smoke from the fires obscured the views. two of the people on our hike turned back. I think if the weather would have been better, they would have made the hike/.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and the hike was most enjoyable. However,it was a long drive from the pick up point.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2010
We were looking for something more active. Lots of stopping and not active enough.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017

In Brief

Location:
Banff, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:

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