Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour
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Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour

Beautiful Lake Louise & Heli-Hiking in the Bugaboos

Couples, Friends & Solos

5 days 4 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,199 - $6,999 pp dbl occ

($3,400 - $3,800 for sgl occ)

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.

Canadian Rockies Heli- Hiking Tour
Canadian Rockies Heli- Hiking Tour

Alberta

Start/End Banff

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1
Description

Hike to the rustic Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse, with views of Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier | Forge ahead to Lake Agnes along the Highline Trail and pass Mirror Lake | Enjoy jaw-dropping glimpses of exquisitely blue glacier-fed Lake Louise.

Accommodations
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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)

Days 2-5
Description

Embark on an exhilarating helicopter flight to our lodge | Soar by helicopter 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 | Journey to Kootenay National Park and walk above Marble Canyon, crossing narrow bridges | Listen to the roar of Tokumm Creek crashing below | Explore the Paint Pots—a group of three iron-rich cold mineral springs that bubble up and stain the earth a deep red-orange.

Accommodations
CMH Bugaboos Lodge
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. 

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The allure of heli-hiking is that you can reach normally inaccessible and remote locations where well-formed trails do not exist. During these excursions, the guides from Canadian Mountain Holidays facilitate our passage by tracing obscure alpine and subalpine paths, leading us through valleys and meadows to the shores of glacial lakes or following the inclines and declines of rocky alpine ridgelines in the midst of glaciers and granite spires. Our hiking routes take place at higher altitudes on uneven rocky and loamy terrain that can have some significant elevation gains and losses, which makes this heli-hiking vacation challenging but extremely rewarding.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 7 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Day 2
Other
Helicopter-Accessed Hiking & Alpine Adventures—Various Mileage & Elevation Gain Options (Levels 2–4 Available)
Day 3
Other
Helicopter-Accessed Hiking & Alpine Adventures—Various Mileage & Elevation Gain Options (Levels 2–4 Available)
Day 4
Other
Helicopter-Accessed Hiking & Alpine Adventures—Various Mileage & Elevation Gain Options (Levels 2–4 Available)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 100 ft. gain
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

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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