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CANADIAN ROCKIES Wilderness
Fly-In Backcountry Lodge Hiking Trips

Canadian Rockies – backcountry Hiking trips

Multi-day hiking trip, Lodge-based, Family & Friends

The Canadian Rockies  are some of the wildest and most beautiful mountain ranges still left.

If you really want to get away from it all, but do not want to carry camping and cooking gear into the wilderness, a fly-in backcountry lodge is the perfect solution. British Columbia, just at the border with Alberta, has many stunning backcountry lodges that are accessible by helicopter (and sometimes also by 4-wheel truck). These make a perfect home base for daily hikes, big or small, or just a perfect get-away to relax away from daily live and stress.

There are several lodges we have used in the past, from Talus Lodge to Icefall Lodge, and it all depends how remote you would like to be, and how travel logistics work. We can create itineraries based out of one lodge, or a mixed itinerary that includes 1-2 lodges, as well as some days in the valley as preferred.

– Due to the Canadian Rockies being very popular amongst hikers, it is recommended to book a trip between October – December the prior year to ensure we can still get bookings in all the hotels as needed.

LOCATION
Canada
LENGTH OF TRIP
7-11 DAYS
AVeraGe PRICE – This Itinerary
USD $ 5,600
CAD $ 7,550
*Pricing based on four hikers
SIMILAR To Private Custom Haute route:
Day 1: Arrival Day

Transfer from Calgary to the Bow Valley and Canmore, our ‘staging area’ for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel in Canmore
Breakfast included
Luggage delivered
Day 2-5: Backcountry: Talus Lodge

Transfer via helicopter to Talus Lodge. The lodge is perched just at the tree line in the high alpine terrain. It is surrounded by turquoise lakes, wildflowers galore and soaring peaks.  There are no marked and few established trails, but lots of terrain to choose from!

Talus Lodge
Fully catered
Day 6 – 7: Lake Louise

Transfer to Lake Louise to take advantage of the numerous day-hikes in the area.

Hotel in Lake Louise
Breakfast included
Luggage delivered
Day 6 – 9: BAckcountry: icefall Lodge

We head to our staging area near Golden, BC, to get ready to be helicoptered / 4-wheeled into the lodge for three days of hiking.
Icefall Lodge is the perfect base for incredible hiking trips with lush alpine meadows starting right outside the door. The seracs and tumbling icefalls of nearby glaciers gave the valley its name. A well-maintained network of trails gives easy access to some of the most scenic viewpoints in the area.

Icefall Lodge
Fully catered
Luggage delivered
Day 10: departure

We transfer all guests back to the Bow Valley.

Breakfast included

Here’s a list of everything that can be modified for your group on our private custom Canadian Rockies Classic trip:

ITINERARY – OPTIONS

As the hikes are all day-hikes, they are easily adjusted to the groups abilities, preferences and, of course, the ever changing weather.  From easy half day trips to strenuous summits, the Canadian Rockies are a real playground with lots to choose from.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Many of the front-country lodges are quite luxurious for what they offer, but there is still some variety when it comes to comfort and pricing.

WHAT IS ALWAYS INCLUDED
  • Hiking guide (we only hire certified International Mountain Leaders and IFMGA Mountain Guides)
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Local transfers and lifts
  • Detailed information package including day-to-day itinerary with elevation gains/descents, and hiking maps of the Haute Route.
OPTIONAL SERVICES
  • Lunches, Dinners
  • Luggage transfer where possible.

This trip is rated: EASY – STRENUOUS

As these are day-hikes, anything and everything is possible, which makes this such a great trip to be customized for families and friends. Day-packs only.  Maximum altitude reached is about 2,500m (8,250ft) passes – 3,000m (10,000ft) summits.

HOW TO GET THERE:
The nearest airport for our private, custom Canadian Rockies Classic trip  is Calgary (YYC), Minibus shuttles exist from the airport to the Bow valley, with transfer straight to your hotel. For more information on how to get there, hotel, restaurants, etc, please have a look at our travel resources.

If you are an experienced hiker, can use map, compass, GPS and can provide first aid, the Canadian Rockies should pose few issues for you, especially as these are all day-hikes.

MORE INFO

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About Alpine Interface
Alpine Interface is a small, family-run organization, specializing in private, custom hiking tours in the Alps and Europe in general, guided and self-guided.

The company is owned and operated by Karin Stubenvoll and Louis Marino.

Louis is the owner of the company and the lead guide. He is responsible for the smooth operation and high quality of all our guided hiking trips, new itineraries, and our special customer care, which is the main reason why we have so many returning clients. Karin is the Office Manager and does all the work!

In 2005, Karin and Louis moved from Chamonix in the French Alps to the Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies in order to explore the wilderness of the Canadian west. It also provides better customer service, being in North America.

Let Alpine Interface tailor your private, custom Haute Route hiking itinerary for your family and friends.

Celebrating our 20th anniversary in business this year is a huge milestone for us and has not been without challenges. Luckily for us, we are a small, nimble operation capable of adapting to the ever-changing world or global tourism. With 32 years of guiding trips around the world under my belt,

I feel very confident that we are can provide remarkable trips at a reasonable price. Let us take you to the majestic trails of the European Alps, to the island of Crete, the historic D-Day beaches of Normandy, and the jagged limestone spires of the Dolomites.

Louis J Marino 2021

  • All guides are certified professionals with adequate work permits
  • Exceptional customer care and service
  • Fully customized itineraries catering to your group
  • Safe travelling with family & friends only

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