Every day from June 24th to September 1st we offer a group hike led by a professional guide. We’ll provide transportation, a professional driver and interpretive guide with commentary and local stories as they whisk you away to your hiking adventure. We’ll bring everything you need including a packed lunch from Bare Bistro.
The ability level and terrain differ each day so there is something for everyone:
Saturday – Helen Lake – Hard
Climb this winding trail through a shady rooted forest before reaching breathtaking views of Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. Continue through flower-filled meadows and over glacier streams before reaching Helen Lake. You'll enjoy views of Cirque Peak, Dolomite Pass, Catherine Lake and the Bow Valley en route to your destination.
Hiking time: Approximately 4-5 hours. Round Trip Distance: 12 km. Elevation Gain: 420mCost
Adult: $95 plus 5% GST
Professional hiking guide, transportation from Banff, packed lunch & beverage, hiking poles, use of binoculars.Trip Duration
Each hike varies in length and time according to the fitness level of the group. Please allow 6-8 hours for the duration of your hike from pickup to drop off.2017 Trip Departures
Daily with hotel pickups in Banff beginning at 8:00 am from June 24 – Oct 9, 2017
**If you are not at your pickup location on time, the guide will leave without you and you will not be refunded. **
Variable each day from moderate to difficult.
Not suitable for children under 12 years old; children 8-12 years of age are permitted on easy hikes only.What to Bring:
Dress appropriate for the day's weather. Temperatures in alpine can be colder than the town of Banff; dress in layers and bring a waterproof jacket, sunscreen, and your camera.