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Stay lakeside and enjoy day-hikes right from your doorstep

Canadian Rockies – Lakes & Lodges

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

The Canadian Rockies  at their best.

Not quite within the remote wilderness, but close enough and away from the busy hustle of the main hubs such as Banff and Lake Louise.
We stay at pristine Canadian Rockies lodges, lake-side, and enjoy the quietness when all day-visitors leave.  Many of these lodges have limited wifi-access, no television sets, and some have very spotty celll-reception.

There are several lodges to choose from in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Park, all depending where you would like to spend most of your time.
Some of the better known are Moraine Lake Lodge, Emerald Lake Lodge, Cathedral Mountain Lodge and Num-Ti-Jah.
All our trips are private, customized trips for your group of hikers.  The Canadian Rockies are a a perfect getaway, easily accessible from Calgary International Airport.

– 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.

7-11 DAYS
AVeraGe PRICE – This Itinerary
USD $ 5,100
CAD $ 6,900
*Pricing based on three hikers
SIMILAR To Private Custom Haute route:
Day 1 – 4: banff National park

There are many different day-hikes possible in the Banff & Lake Louise area. As this is a customized trip, it’s all about choosing an itinerary that is adjusted to the weather, group preference and abilities. All these hikes have breath-taking views, and there’s a variety of easy, moderate and more strenuous hikes. Options include Citadel Pass (6-7 hours, moderate), Bourgeau Lake / Harvey Pass (can be moderate, or more strenuous when going to the summit of Mt Bourgeau), Egypt & Shadow Lakes, Healy Pass, Sentinel Pass, the Ten-Peak Valley, Mt Saint Piran, the Paradise Valley, Plain of Six Glaciers, and the Skoki Valley. T

Lodge in Banff National Park
Breakfast included
Luggage delivered
Day 5-7: Yoho national park

Transfer to Emerald Lake Lodge or Cathedral Mountain Lodge.
Day-Hikes from the lodge include the Iceline Trail, Kiwetinok Pass / Whaleback, Sherbrooke Lake / Niles Meadow and many more.

Front-country Lodge / Yoho National Park
Breakfast / Dinner included
Day 8: canmore

Transfer to Canmore for the last evening, for an easy departure the next day back to Calgary.

Hotel in Canmore
Breakfast included
Luggage delivered
Day 9: departure

Guests leave at their leisure after breakfast.

Breakfast included

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


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.



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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.


We are here to make your dream holiday come true
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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