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  • Location:Banff, Canada
  • Duration:7 hours

Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

Get out in Canada’s crisp mountain air on one of these four iconic hikes in the Banff and Lake Louise areas of Alberta. The Canadian Rockies offer a dramatic backdrop to explore some of North America’s most spectacular hikes, for varying levels and abilities. Trek to classic locations and see spectacular views of Peyto Lake's otherworldly blue hues. Share your passion for the mountains with the local, enthusiastic guides. Explore the Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Lake Agnes or the Plain of Six Glaciers.


  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, surrounded by the Canadian Rockies
  • A spectacular guided hike in Banff National Park
  • Choose from one of four hiking options, which vary from 4.5 miles (7 km) to 6.6 miles (10.6 km)
  • See the beautiful Lake Agnes, Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier or Plain of Six Glaciers
  • Learn about the local environment from your expert guide
  • Admire the impossibly blue glacier-fed Peyto Lake, one of the wonders of the Canadian Rockies

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What better place to explore nature’s glory than in Banff National Park, which holds claim to the titles of Canada’s first national park and the world’s third. This is a small and personalized tour.

What You Can Expect

Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch

Classic Hikes

Your full-day hiking tour begins with a convenient pickup. Meet your guide, double-knot your laces and set off into the wilderness with your optional hiking poles in tow. Learn fascinating interpretive facts about the area along the way and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch (see Itinerary section below for menu). At the end of your hike, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Hiking Schedule

Sunday - Lake Agnes
Journey to one of the most hiked trails in the Canadian Rockies, known for its spectacular trail and views of the surrounding peaks and dazzling Peyto Lake. Stop at a scenic teahouse to refuel before the hike back down. Outdoor photography buffs will love this moderate 4-hour hike.
Return Distance: 4.5 miles (7 km)
Elevation: 1,240 feet (367 meters)

Monday and Saturday - Larch Valley
Beginning from the Valley of Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, this scenic trail is not for the faint of heart, as there are sometimes bears in the area. But the brave are rewarded with unforgettable views on the ascent through the Larch Forest, to Sentinel Pass. Adventurous nature lovers will like this moderate 5-hour climb.
Return Distance: 5.6 miles (9 km)
Elevation: 1,500 feet (465 meters)

Tuesday and Thursday - Stanley Glacier
This trail takes you through the regrowth of the tragic 1960s and 2003 fires, so you can see new life emerging in this once blackened forest. See stunning views of Stanley Glacier sliding down the side of Mt Stanley as well as Peyto Lake. This is a great hike for those seeking a relatively easy 4-hour stroll through beautiful scenery.
Return Distance: 5.25 miles (8.4 km)
Elevation: 1,285 feet (395 meters)

Wednesday and Friday - Plain of Six Glaciers
Begin on the shores of picturesque Lake Louise, then rise up a mountain for breathtaking views of the emerald lake from above and surrounding valleys and peaks, and in the distance, Peyto Lake. Stop at the teahouse for cakes and tea (own expense). People wanting a challenge with rewarding views will dig this moderate 4-hour hike.
Return Distance: 6.6 miles (10.6 km)
Elevation: 1,110 feet (340 meters)

Please Note:

This tour is seasonal and only operates from June through to September. Early and late season itinerary changes may apply during the month of June.


Sample Menu

Ham and cheese on ciabatta bread, cheddar cheese, lettuce **honey mustard, **mayonnaise


Prime rib sandwich on ciabatta bread, Swiss cheese, lettuce, **dijon mustard, **mayonnaise


Veggie on multigrain bagel, lettuce, cucumber, arugula, red pepper, red onion, pesto aioli

(** Can be ordered without any of these ingredients)

Also included: apple, brownie, juice, water, maple cookies.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Jeff, the tour guide, was excellent and his knowledge which passed on made the hike even better. The hike was not rushed but did not go slow either- just right!

Joanna R
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Good hike changed fro original booking which was a shame but enjoyed it anyway.

Martin S
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and the hike was most enjoyable. However,it was a long drive from the pick up point.
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