Banff to Yoho Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $3,699 - $4,049 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Banff to Yoho Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Sep 2025: Jun-Sep

From $3,699 - $4,049 /person

Canada’s National Parks from Banff to Emerald Lake

The scale of nature's beauty here is beyond imagination. It's a place where you come face to face with a glacier, witness thundering waterfalls and walk to the turquoise waters of Lake Annette and Sherbrooke Lake. Where you encounter dazzling snowcapped peaks and abundant wildlife. Find yourself in the middle of it all on this Canadian Rockies journey in Banff, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks.

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Highlights

  • Hike through three Canadian national parks packed with lush landscapes, magnificent vistas and stunning lakes
  • Walk through alpine trails and wildflower-laden meadows to witness towering peaks and sparkling glaciers and waterfalls
  • Amble the trails of Kootenay National Park and take in waterfalls, sheer limestone cliffs and the magnificent Stanley Glacier
  • Journey by foot from the thundering Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park to the aptly named Emerald Lake
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Alberta

Start/End Banff

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Travel from Banff through the Bow Valley to Kootenay National Park • View a vast wildfire burn area where hardy pink fireweed and yellow columbine herald signs of new growth • Venture into a hanging valley for a view of stunning Stanley Glacier, waterfalls and sheer limestone cliffs • Follow a high alpine trail into flower-filled meadows • Trek into Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, named for its towering pyramid-shaped peak • Take in vistas from Quartz Ridge—a wild and remote place few get to visit • Panoramic views of towering mountains, turquoise lakes and picturesque islets await on our climb to Monarch Viewpoint • Keep an eye out for the mountain goats, pikas and hoary marmots that make their homes in the boulder fields as you hike through Paradise Valley • Put up your feet at our rustic mountain lodge.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Banff
Casual Plus Hotel

A timbered lodge on the gentle slopes of Tunnel Mountain with fieldstone fireplaces in each cozy guest room.
 

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Days 4-6

Description

Walk through blooming meadows and evergreen forests to stunning views of Daly Glacier and Yoho Valley • Stand in awe before Canada's second-highest waterfall, Takakkaw Falls • Hike through subalpine forests carpeted with buttercups to Sherbrooke Lake, the largest backcountry glacial lake in Yoho National Park• Hike along the shore of pristine Emerald Lake • Crossing through forest and shrubbery, discover beautiful Emerald Basin—a natural amphitheater set within the rugged cliffs of the President Range • For your final adventure, hike through subalpine forests carpeted with buttercups to Sherbrooke Lake, the largest backcountry glacial lake in Yoho National Park.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Emerald Lake Lodge
Yoho National Park
Casual Hotel

A secluded turn-of-the-century lodge, built of hand-hewn timber and featuring simple cabins nestled in the woods above a spectacular tree-rimmed glacial lake.

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We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

This trip includes the historic Emerald Lake Lodge, where guest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its proximity to our favorite routes and the fantastic views. This hotel has limited Wi-Fi and is outside of cell phone range and the guest rooms are not typically equipped with televisions, hair dryers or air-conditioning.

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Hotels

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Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

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Nights 1-3

Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Banff

Casual Plus Hotel

A timbered lodge on the gentle slopes of Tunnel Mountain with fieldstone fireplaces in each cozy guest room.
 

Nights 4-5

Emerald Lake Lodge
Yoho National Park

Casual Hotel

A secluded turn-of-the-century lodge, built of hand-hewn timber and featuring simple cabins nestled in the woods above a spectacular tree-rimmed glacial lake.

From $3,699 - $4,049 /person

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