Overland Track

Both Victor & Matt were extremely knowledgeable of the local area, the trail, the environment (plants & animals) as well as being good fun to spend time with. It was impressive that the food was fresh throughout the trip, deliciously cooked & it catered for vegetarian and gluten free diets within the group. Our bedding was warm & comfortable and we are already looking forward to returning to Tassie!

Nancy O'Hare - Canada - March 2010 | Australia

High Trails of the Canadian Rockies

The stunning peaks, glaciers and high passes of the Canadian Rockies are best appreciated on foot. This adventure packs in the highlights of the area's best parks, including an exhilarating heli-hike at the base of Mt Assiniboine, the "Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Waterton Lakes National Park with its red rock canyons and deep blue lakes is the perfect backdrop for our first hike. We make our way north through Kananaskis country to the town of Banff. For the next 2 days, we enjoy alpine hikes in Banff National Park, across scenic mountain passes, surrounded by alpine lakes and meadows. Back on the road, along the famous Columbia Icefields Parkway, we stop and hike to Wilcox Pass for sweeping views of the Columbia Icefield. In Lake Louise, we choose from a treasure trove of great hikes with awesome views over Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Finally we helicopter into the base of Mt Assiniboine, and undertake a unique heli hike into a remote area where we camp for 2 nights and spend the days enjoying high alpine hikes (up to 2635m) with panoramic views stretching from dramatic Mt Assiniboine to Kootenay National Park.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Calgary
DAY 2 To Waterton Lakes NP via Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump
DAYS 3/4 Hiking in Waterton Lakes NP
DAY 5 To Banff NP
DAYS 6/7 Hiking in Banff NP
DAY 8 Drive the Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper NP
DAY 9 Columbia Icefield hike
DAY 10 Lake Louise hike
DAY 11 Hiking in Yoho National Park
DAYS 12/14 Helicopter to Mt Assiniboine, hiking, return to Canmore
DAY 15 Shuttle bus to Calgary, where trip concludes

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Trip Code: TCR
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Day Walking Trekking
Next Trip:  02 July 2016
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