Canadian Rockies Heli-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 $7,199 - $7,699 /person

5 days

4 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.

Premiere 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.

Canadian Rockies Heli-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)

5 days

4 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.

Premiere 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: Jul-Aug

From $7,199 - $7,699 /person

Beautiful Lake Louise & Heli-Hiking in the Bugaboos

By helicopter, journey to areas so remote it would be an epic challenge to get there on your own—if you could get there at all. Find dramatic solitude. Cherish it on memorable hikes amid jagged peaks, translucent lakes and glaciated terrain. Known by some as "The Bugs," stand in awe amid the wondrous granite spires of the Bugaboos. They're as wild as they are remote, and we're ready to take you there.

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Highlights

  • Unleash your sense of adventure and join us in the soaring peaks of a stunning and remote Western Canadian alpine wilderness
  • Hike amid undiscovered alpine sites—lush meadows, hanging valleys, pristine lakes, glistening glaciers, tumbling waterfalls and extraordinary ridgelines
  • Embark on a breathtaking Canadian Rockies National Park hiking experience from impossibly blue Lake Louise to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse
  • Reach otherwise inaccessible terrain by helicopter to gaze at surreal granite spires, explore unforgettable alpine meadows and discover unique rock formations bursting out of glacial ice and snow
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Alberta

Start/End Banff

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Marvel at Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier on a hike to the rustic Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse, a great start to our Canadian Rockies journey The rustic teahouse was built by Swiss guides in 1924 with the help of the Canadian Pacific Railway Forge ahead to Lake Agnes along the Highline Trail and pass Mirror Lake Enjoy jaw-dropping glimpses of exquisitely blue glacier-fed Lake Louise, one of the most photographed areas in the Rockies Keep an eye out for mountain goats, pikas and hoary marmots that make their homes in the boulder fields.

Accommodations

Night 1

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Premiere Hotel

This luxurious hotel in Banff National Park is surrounded by the dramatic Victoria Glacier, mountains and a glacial blue lake and offers easy access to scenic hiking trails and canoeing adventures. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-5

Description

Embark on an exhilarating helicopter flight to our lodge Soar to access some of the world's most picturesque mountains—unspoiled spectacular landscapes of jewel-colored lakes, wildflower-strewn meadows and glistening glaciers As you hike, cross ridgelines weaving up and down through cirques and hanging valleys • Relish endless views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers Perhaps trek on a glacier or climb a via ferrata near the towering granite cathedrals of the Bugaboo spires Get cozy in the lodge and step out for unforgettable stargazing Listen to the roar of Tokumm Creek crashing below Explore the geological wonder of Marble Canyon and enjoy a quiet hike along the Kootenay River, taking in the sweeping vistas of Kootenay National Park Savor fresh flavors from around the world at our charming alpine retreat.

Accommodations

Nights 2-4

CMH Bugaboo Lodge
Bugaboo Provincial Park
Premiere Hotel

The great spires of the Bugaboos tower above this remote wilderness lodge which features a wood-and-stone bar, sauna and rooftop hot tub with staggering views. Rooms are simple with alpine charm. 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Internal Flights
On this trip we travel by helicopter (seating 14 passengers) to reach the remote region and activities this destination has to offer.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise

Premiere Hotel

This luxurious hotel in Banff National Park is surrounded by the dramatic Victoria Glacier, mountains and a glacial blue lake and offers easy access to scenic hiking trails and canoeing adventures. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Nights 2-4

CMH Bugaboo Lodge
Bugaboo Provincial Park

Premiere Hotel

The great spires of the Bugaboos tower above this remote wilderness lodge which features a wood-and-stone bar, sauna and rooftop hot tub with staggering views. Rooms are simple with alpine charm. 

From $7,199 - $7,699 /person

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