"I should have
written to you sooner to
thank you for such a wonderful day. Our girls learned so much from both
of you and they had a lot of fun doing so. We will definitely recommend
you to our friends."
Explore a single fascinating topic about
the nature of the Canadian
Rockies on a full
day private tour.
the pleasures of birdwatching.
world of the grizzly bear.
into Rocky Mountain geology
by water or wildflowers.
thinking on relationships
your senses in a blaze of autumn
For prices, booking information and other things you
need to know, please refer to the Private Hikes
in the Rockies
1 to July 15
The feathered fauna of Banff and Yoho National
tough, beautiful, and very creative in their survival strategies. From
the end of spring migration to the height of breeding season, our birds
are in their best plumage, and their best voice. Join Joel for a
day's birding in the Rockies, complete with birdwatching
tips and tidbits.
Typically he would take you to a few bird hotspots that
feature a variety of species, but he can also tailor the day to
specific habitats or birds you are interested in.
Easy full day
Distance and elevation
varies, depending on where we decide to go.
Time: 6 - 8 hours, usually
with an early start.
1 to September 30
What is better than being face to face with a
bear? Almost anything, but we'll settle for being face to face with
where a grizzly bear has been. This day hike through high elevation
bear habitat will feature a walking travelogue about the fascinating
world of bear behaviour and biology.
Easy to Moderate full day
We will choose the appropriate trail based on your
abilities, the number of people in your group and recent bear
activity. We use trails that have bear signs (digging, claw marks
on trees), but we reserve the right to avoid areas with active bear
presence, depending on the circumstances. We may be hiking on
trails that have official bear warnings or group size restrictions.
For Each Other
15 to September 30
parks are full of big animals, big peaks and
big scenery, but behind the scenes there are some astounding
partnerships — soil fungus & tree roots, Clark's nutcrackers
& whitebark pine, bumblebees & calyspo orchids and many
If you want to understand the inner workings of nature and wildlife in
the Canadian Rockies, this hike to Paget
Lookout is for you.
Moderate full day
Total distance: 7 km / 4.5
Elevation gain: 1700 ft /
Wonder of Water
15 - September 30
In the shadow of the Bow Glacier, we find water in
its glory — tumbling waterfalls, slot canyons, blue glaciers,
braided streams, and beautiful Bow Lake. Here, you'll see how water and
ice have sculpted the Rockies, and find out what water and ice have to
teach us: they hold data about everything from past ice ages to today's
Bow Glacier Falls: Easy full day hike
Total distance: 8.8 km /
Elevation gain: 500 ft /
- A Rocky Mountain High
15 to September 30
A great introduction to Canadian Rockies geology,
full day hike on the famous Plain of
Six Glaciers trail features the
high peaks of the main ranges, moraines, rockslides as well as glaciers
and their handiwork. Join us for a sensational sedimentary sandwich and
an edible glacier for dessert!
Moderate full day
Total distance: 11 km / 7
Elevation gain: 1200 ft /
15 to August 7
are more than just a pretty face. Looking more deeply, they
intriguing stories about beautiful relationships - with the
environment, with other creatures and with the people who admire them,
people like you!
Take a flower walk with us and explore
their mountain world.
Easy to moderate full day
We will choose
best blooming trail of the week in the Lake Louise area.
Golden Larches - A
mid to late September, alpine larch trees turn an incredible gold,
creating a fabulous fall feeling in the high country. These
survive and thrive where evergreens are struggling to just get a
17 to 27
You will discover the survival secrets of the alpine larch from birth
to death, what treeline is
all about, larch sex (oo-la-la!), and the story that larch
trees tell about past climates.
Moderate to difficult full
We will send you a selection of trails to choose from.