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Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks - Exodus Travels
Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks - Exodus Travels
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37 reviews
Starts
Calgary
+7 Destinations
Canadian Rockies
Ends
Calgary
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Highlights

  • Soak up the "Wild West" roots of Calgary
  • Enjoy scenic views of Banff National Park
  • Explore Yoho National Park
  • Walk along Maligne Canyon
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
12
Physical Rating
Active
Start and end in Calgary! With the hiking & trekking tour Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Calgary, Canada and 6 other destinations in Canada. Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 1
    Written on October 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic holiday enabling you to see the Rockies in a way that you would not experience if travelling on your own.  Though this is a challlenging set of hikes it's perfectly doable for anyone who walks in areas like the Lake District.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Loads of them, fantastic views, great scenery and seeing a grizzly bear up close.What did you think of your group leader?You will be very lucky if you get Renee and Catherine as your leaders.  Not only are they knowledgeable and relaxed, but also superb cooks.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Get yourself walking-fit before you go.Is there anything else you would like to add?A good camera and an appreciation of Canadian beer are extremely useful.

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 2
    Written on October 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip, scenery and walks were so much better than I imagined. Some great wildlife encounters as well. The four regions we camped in were quite different from each other so you got a great overview of the Rockies.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Too many highlights. All the walks were great but I really loved Valley of the Ten Peaks/Sentinel Pass, Yoho National Park and Crypt Lake. Loved the Waterton Lakes region, it was so different to the other 3 areas we camped in.Great wildlife sightings, grizzly and black bear, elk, moose, deer, sheep and pika!  What did you think of your group leader?Both Renee and Catherine were great - fun, friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. They cooked fantastic meals, and Catherines lunches were mouth watering.Renne has so much great knowledge about Canada and was willing to answer the many questions. They were the best guides I have had on any trip I have been on. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Weather is very changeable so make sure you pack clothes for layering. Is there anything else you would like to add?All the campsites were very well organised, clean and spacious, there was plenty of room for the group to spread out.A perfect holiday with a variey of hikes that are all different, and you only move campsites 4 times. You get to experience a range of different environments. A great hiking introduction to the Rockies.

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 3
    Written on October 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip, scenery and walks were so much better than I imagined. Some great wildlife encounters as well. The four regions we camped in were quite different from each other so you got a great overview of the Rockies.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Too many highlights. All the walks were great but I really loved Valley of the Ten Peaks/Sentinel Pass, Yoho National Park and Crypt Lake. Loved the Waterton Lakes region, it was so different to the other 3 areas we camped in.Great wildlife sightings, grizzly and black bear, elk, moose, deer, sheep and pika!  What did you think of your group leader?Both Renee and Catherine were great - fun, friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. They cooked fantastic meals, and Catherines lunches were mouth watering.Renne has so much great knowledge about Canada and was willing to answer the many questions. They were the best guides I have had on any trip I have been on. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Weather is very changeable so make sure you pack clothes for layering. Is there anything else you would like to add?All the campsites were very well organised, clean and spacious, there was plenty of room for the group to spread out.A perfect holiday with a variey of hikes that are all different, and you only move campsites 4 times. You get to experience a range of different environments. A great hiking introduction to the Rockies.

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 4
    Written on October 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great holiday and adventure unforgettable What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing the verity of rock structuresWhat did you think of your group leader?Excellent leader cook and driver could not wish for betterDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Just book nowIs there anything else you would like to add?I was surprised out flight seets we're not booked I had three seat changes before the outward flight and 4 of our party could not get a return seat on the booked flight having to be transferred to another airport.

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 5
    Written on October 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great holiday and adventure unforgettable What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing the verity of rock structuresWhat did you think of your group leader?Excellent leader cook and driver could not wish for betterDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Just book nowIs there anything else you would like to add?I was surprised out flight seets we're not booked I had three seat changes before the outward flight and 4 of our party could not get a return seat on the booked flight having to be transferred to another airport.

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 6
    Written on September 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Canadian Rockies far exceded my expectations which were already high after reading earlier trip reviews and my friends visits to the area. We covered a great deal of ground whilst there both in the mini bus and on foot with varied terrain, and fantastic views each and every day, we were blessed with sunshine and high temperatures during the day but it was cold at night but the camp fire was very cosy. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were so many WOW ! moments it is hard to single one above the rest, the views from the high points of the walks, the animals, sleeping in a tent with wild animals outside certainly got the heart racing on the first night, the sheer scale of Canada everything is SO big clean and beautiful.What did you think of your group leader?Well the legend of Renee and Catherine lives on ! They are the "Dream team" of leader and assistant we have never witnessed leaders that have worked so hard from morning to night. Renee drove , lead walks , was informative about flora fauna and history,shopped for food, chopped wood, and cooked delicious evening meals, even on days that we were moving to a new campsite we had delicious buffet lunches layed out in picnic areas truly amazing The variety and quality of the food breakfast, lunch and dinners she and Catherine produced was astounding.And all of this they managed to make look effortless by working in harmony and with such delight in the countryside and us, they were a joy to be with and made a great holiday even better Renee gets my vote for Leader of the year need I say more ?Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Pack lots of layers as the weather can vary greatly but keep it simple don't take too much stuff it's a pain on moving day to struggle with your holdall and then have to take down the tent, as the starts are early, best plan travel light there are places to do laundry or wash out on site as you go.Take a camera with a zoom lens we didn't and missed out on photo's of Grizzly bears etc although the memory of being within 10 metres of a Grizzly will never leave meIs there anything else you would like to add?It's a must do holiday, it's tiring but so rewarding it is no harder than good long days in the English Lakes. If you go I hope that you are lead by the "Dream Team" of Renee and Catherine they are GREAT !Given half a chance I would go back and do it again

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 7
    Written on September 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Canadian Rockies far exceded my expectations which were already high after reading earlier trip reviews and my friends visits to the area. We covered a great deal of ground whilst there both in the mini bus and on foot with varied terrain, and fantastic views each and every day, we were blessed with sunshine and high temperatures during the day but it was cold at night but the camp fire was very cosy. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were so many WOW ! moments it is hard to single one above the rest, the views from the high points of the walks, the animals, sleeping in a tent with wild animals outside certainly got the heart racing on the first night, the sheer scale of Canada everything is SO big clean and beautiful.What did you think of your group leader?Well the legend of Renee and Catherine lives on ! They are the "Dream team" of leader and assistant we have never witnessed leaders that have worked so hard from morning to night. Renee drove , lead walks , was informative about flora fauna and history,shopped for food, chopped wood, and cooked delicious evening meals, even on days that we were moving to a new campsite we had delicious buffet lunches layed out in picnic areas truly amazing The variety and quality of the food breakfast, lunch and dinners she and Catherine produced was astounding.And all of this they managed to make look effortless by working in harmony and with such delight in the countryside and us, they were a joy to be with and made a great holiday even better Renee gets my vote for Leader of the year need I say more ?Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Pack lots of layers as the weather can vary greatly but keep it simple don't take too much stuff it's a pain on moving day to struggle with your holdall and then have to take down the tent, as the starts are early, best plan travel light there are places to do laundry or wash out on site as you go.Take a camera with a zoom lens we didn't and missed out on photo's of Grizzly bears etc although the memory of being within 10 metres of a Grizzly will never leave meIs there anything else you would like to add?It's a must do holiday, it's tiring but so rewarding it is no harder than good long days in the English Lakes. If you go I hope that you are lead by the "Dream Team" of Renee and Catherine they are GREAT !Given half a chance I would go back and do it again

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 8
    Written on September 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is an excellent trip, every day there is something different to experience and see.  The Rockies are amazing and this trip explores many aspects of this beautiful landscape.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Each day was inspirational, you feel as of you are running out of superlatives to describe the views that appear as you climb into the mountains.  Hiking and camping in the countryside really does get you into the heart of the land, wild life encounters and spectacular scenery happen every day.What did you think of your group leader?Renee and her accomplice Catherine were amazing.  Nothing was too much trouble, they both went out of their way to ensure that everyone was having a superb holiday.  We all agreed that all the meals they effortlessly produced on a 2 ring burner were stupendous.  Breakfast, was often cooked, lunches were interesting and healthy and the dinners fulsome and creative.  Not a single day was repeated.  Both girls were fun and chatty, Renee in particular was a wealth of information about everything Rockie related! Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Be prepared for cold!  There is no such thing as the wrong sort of weather, but without the right clothing you can be uncomfortable.  The nights and early mornings especially can be cold.  Layers, hats gloves, long-johns all required No real need to bring extra food as all kinds of trail snacks are provided and the meals are substantial.  Although the campsites are in the wild, there are frequent opportunities to shop on the way home from a days excursion. 2 weeks in a small tent may not be to everyone's taste, but except for 2 nights there are flush toilets and warm showers, so the "roughing it" aspect is fairly gentle. Is there anything else you would like to add?A memorable holiday in fabulous surroundings, with a group of like-minded and fun people, what more could you ask?

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 9
    Written on September 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is an excellent trip, every day there is something different to experience and see.  The Rockies are amazing and this trip explores many aspects of this beautiful landscape.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Each day was inspirational, you feel as of you are running out of superlatives to describe the views that appear as you climb into the mountains.  Hiking and camping in the countryside really does get you into the heart of the land, wild life encounters and spectacular scenery happen every day.What did you think of your group leader?Renee and her accomplice Catherine were amazing.  Nothing was too much trouble, they both went out of their way to ensure that everyone was having a superb holiday.  We all agreed that all the meals they effortlessly produced on a 2 ring burner were stupendous.  Breakfast, was often cooked, lunches were interesting and healthy and the dinners fulsome and creative.  Not a single day was repeated.  Both girls were fun and chatty, Renee in particular was a wealth of information about everything Rockie related! Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Be prepared for cold!  There is no such thing as the wrong sort of weather, but without the right clothing you can be uncomfortable.  The nights and early mornings especially can be cold.  Layers, hats gloves, long-johns all required No real need to bring extra food as all kinds of trail snacks are provided and the meals are substantial.  Although the campsites are in the wild, there are frequent opportunities to shop on the way home from a days excursion. 2 weeks in a small tent may not be to everyone's taste, but except for 2 nights there are flush toilets and warm showers, so the "roughing it" aspect is fairly gentle. Is there anything else you would like to add?A memorable holiday in fabulous surroundings, with a group of like-minded and fun people, what more could you ask?

  • Canadian Rockies Wilderness Walks reviewer 10
    Written on August 20, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an awesome trip, it exceeded all my expectations and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone with a love for the outdoors, gorgeous scenery and challenging hikes.  This is a hiking trip, it’s full on and for the most part you will be busy – hiking!  There are a couple of opportunities to spend time in Jasper and Banff, catch up with laundry or do some souvenir shopping,  but for me it was all about the Rockies and enjoying panoramas that no photograph could ever do justice! All the hikes are perfectly doable if you have a good level of fitness and a real desire to get to the top! You’re in the Rockies, the elevation gain is going to be tough, but all the pain will be forgotten the second you get to the top – every hike has a prize of the most spectacular views! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I enjoyed every single thing about this holiday.  My favourite walks were Sentinel Pass and Crypt Lake, not just for the summit, but for the challenges they offered up, above and beyond the hiking! We had some great bear/bear cub sightings and were lucky enough to see Elk, Moose, Marmot, Osprey and a Bald Eagle – and of course many gophers! The thunderstorm at Waterton deserves a mention, at the time, I pretty much thought the world was ending, and it was reassuring that the residents of Waterton town were equally impressed with its ferocity the following morning!!What did you think of your group leader?Renée and Catherine were outstanding. Professional, knowledgeable, patient, organised and great fun.  They worked so hard to cater for everyone’s needs, and yet it all appeared so effortless.  I know it’s been mentioned in other reviews, but the food really is fantastic! A special mention for Catherine’s lunches; the joy of getting to the top, and then the added bonus of one of her sandwiches … perfect!!  Snacks are provided on all the hikes; you will definitely not go hungry on this trip!They also organized Lemon Meringue Pie, complete with candles, for my birthday - a lovely thought!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Pack for all weathers, I got a little sunburnt one day, the next day we experienced a hail storm! Bug spray is a must, but probably worth buying when you get there as Catherine’s brand was far better than the brands we’d brought from the UK.  I was never let down by following Renée and Catherine’s lead re clothing for hikes … they never got it wrong!!Is there anything else you would like to add?My favourite group tour to date; I travelled with a fantastic group of people - lots of fun, up for the hiking challenge and happy to get stuck in with camp chores. With hindsight I’d probably look at adding a few days either side of the tour to further enjoy the country.  I will definitely be going back!  

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  1. Day 1: Start Calgary.
  2. Day 2: Drive to Waterton.
  3. Day 3: Waterton Lakes National Park
  4. Day 4: To Lake Louise; Lake Agnes Trail.
  5. Day 5: To Moraine Lake, climb to Sentinel Pass.
  6. Day 6: Trek in Yolo N.P.; admire the views of Takakkaw Falls.
  7. Day 7: Hike the Parker Ridge Trail
  8. Day 8: Jasper N.P.; walk along the Sulphur Skyline Trail.
  9. Day 9: Explore Maligne Canyon and Bald Hills.
  10. Day 10: Icefield Parkway - Banff
  11. Day 11: To Banff National Park
  12. Day 12: Explore Kananaskis Country
  13. Day 13: Hike the Cascade Amphitheatre Trail and return to Calgary; End.

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,108 km.
  • Calgary (Canada)
  • 139 km
  • Banff National Park (Canada)
  • 22 km
  • Lake Louise (Canada)
  • 26 km
  • Yoho National Park (Canada)
  • 188 km
  • Jasper National Park (Canada)
  • 40 km
  • Maligne Lake (Canada)
  • 170 km
  • Banff National Park (Canada)
  • 304 km
  • Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada)
  • 218 km
  • Calgary (Canada)

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