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Hike on a frozen creek, and explore surreal rock formations and indigenous wall art on this small-group tour through Grotto Canyon. Your specialist guide explains the unique history and geology of the canyon as you glide past wondrous icefalls in this sublime winter environment. The tour also includes use of ice cleats and a hiking pole, plus a light snack and hot chocolate.
Choose from among four of Banff National Park’s most iconic trails on this 7-hour guided hiking tour with packed lunch. Pick the perfect walk for your level of ability and experience, varying from 4.5 miles (7km) to 6.6 miles (10.6km) in length, with spectacular mountain scenery no matter which option you select. The trip’s four options include explorations of Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Consolation Lakes or the Plain of Six Glaciers.
Experience the winter wonderland of Banff’s Johnston Canyon on this ice walk tour. Join a professional guide on a hike along the canyon’s steel walkways, to visit the beautiful lower and upper waterfalls, and learn how this majestic canyon was formed. Your excursion includes round-trip transportation, ice cleats, and a hiking pole, plus a light snack and hot chocolate to help warm you up.
Discover the scenic beauty of the Icefields Parkway on this full-day tour to the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. Travel from Jasper en route to the famous Columbia Ice Fields. Walk through snow and ice on the glacier while your guide navigates crevasses and keeps you safe. Experience is not necessary on this alpine walk, perfect for beginners. All gear and transportation is included.
Jasper National Park is an amazing place to experience nature in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Let a guide take you through some of the best spots for lake and mountain vistas, beside a waterfall, and on a lakeside hike on a forest path. This tour will take you to Maligne Canyon and its mountain waterfalls, disappearing Medicine Lake, and on an interpretive hike beside Maligne Lake.
Take a walk through a real-life ‘postcard’ during this 7-hour hike amidst the sublime scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Join a knowledgeable local guide on the trails near Lake Louise, pausing as you walk to admire the local geology, plants and animals that make up this stunningly beautiful place. Depending on the season you’ll also enjoy majestic snow-capped peaks, blooming wildflowers or rainbow-hued fall colors. Pack some snacks to ensure you stay fueled up during your trek.
Hike through a narrow canyon and see how water in its many forms has shaped the mountains over time. After reaching the back of the canyon, go further and explore the ink pots, a great day out covering 11.6 km with 215 m elevation gain.
The Canadian Rockies has some of the wildest, and most spectacular hiking. Let Cloud Nine Guides take you to trails off the beaten path, and away from the crowds. Certified ACMG Hiking guides will provide unique trail interpretations of flora, fauna, geology and history of the area.
Discover the beauty of Banff with a guide and learn more about the charming mountain town during this small-group walking tour. Walk within the town of Banff, located within Banff National Park, and learn about the area's history, heritage, wildlife, and what life is like in grizzly bear country. Stop along the way for photo opportunities and to admire the beauty of Canada's Rocky Mountains.
This ridge hike is truly a unique experience - it's not well known, even by Banff locals. It's also the perfect add-on to the Banff Gondola experience. The views are the best you will experience in the Banff area, with a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains. Our certified guides will pass on unique information about this sensitive alpine environment, the history of Banff, among other interesting topics, while making sure you are safe and comfortable.
An ecological wonder hidden in the city. Don’t forget your hiking shoes and prepare yourself for a wonderful 2.5 hours among gurgling natural springs, wild stands of Douglas Fir and epic views of a glacier scoured landscape. Wandering through Calgary's past, from the Ice Age to modern times, we will inhabit our imaginations to understand how the past has influenced the picturesque setting of Calgary. Not far from civilization but truly a world apart, this tour will give you a taste for Canada’s natural beauty and its amazing history. Great for families and those with a spirit of curiosity!
Embark on an easy to moderate 3.5 hour hiking tour with a real geologist! Guests will experience a fun and interactive tour exploring the awesome forces of nature that led to the building of the Rocky Mountains. Tour includes wildlife viewing, a rest stop at the emerald green waters of Grassi Lakes, a visit to a shallow cave, ancient pictographs and spectacular mountain views. Great for families and those with a spirit of curiosity!
There are many travel and tourism companies in Alberta offering fun and amazing hikes. But other companies don't tailor their experiences to beginners, or small private groups. Gypsy's Caravan is unique because you can book as a solo Adventurer, a couple, a family, a group of friends, or any mix of all of the above - either way, your experience will be intimate and tailored to your skill level(s).
Group sizes will never exceed 10 people, so you can cherish the privacy and serenity that is found in the Rocky Mountains without feeling crowded or rushed. You will also be dealing directly with me, Kelsey, at all times before, during, and after your Adventure. No middle men.
If a fun, casual, yet rewarding excursion is what your after, Gypsy's Caravan is the company for you!
A shorter version of our Athabasca Glacier Full-Day tour, this half-day tour meets at the Toe of the Athabasca Glacier where you will be gearing up and stepping onto the glacier for a four-hour walk. While on the glacier, you will be travelling through snow, ice and navigate crevasses with an experienced ACMG certified guide.We also are the only company that looks for opportunities to use a few rope tricks to get below the surface of the ice into crevasses and millwells when the conditions and group enthusiasm allows!
Skip the crowded tours and enjoy a more intimate view of Banff with this private and personalized walking tour. In the company of just your party (up to 10 people) and a guide, explore Banff at your own pace and discover such places as Cascade Gardens and the Bow River Trail.
The Mountain Metis and first Nations of the Jasper National Park area were known as the Asiniwuche Winewak, which means the Rocky Mountain People in Cree.
We lived off the land as Hunters and gatherers and later became guides and scouts; we depended on the use of trail horses and packhorses to survive.
In this program, we share some of the skills that were crucial for our survival, and hope that all our visitors take away useful skills that will serve them in life.
Get up close and personal with a program that gives you horseback skills and confidence to be in the backcountry
Create a memorable experience walking along imposing vertical rocks of a stunning canyon. Guests will explore the geology of this rocky landscape with a geologist guide. This relaxing 3.5 hour tour includes pictographs, hunting for Devonian fossils and a blissful rest stop at a waterfall. An excellent hike for families and those with a spirit of curiosity!
Learn now to hike and camp safely in bear country. Receive hands on experience with certified local professionals. Get need to know information about wildlife encounters and how to use Bear Spray properly. Learn about mountain survival, basic tracking and survival plant identification. This fun and educational hike will help prepare you for your next adventure in the Rockies. After this intro into hiking you will be ready to take on the mountain trails with confidence.
Explore the majestic mountain views and turquoise lakes of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on this all-day small-group guided tour of Banff National Park. The day includes short hikes with a naturalist guide that offer views of the Rockies and the local wildlife. Plus, enjoy a picturesque chairlift ride at Lake Louise.
Adventure into the Canadian Rockies area during this hiking tour. Along your way, catch sight of Grotto Mountain, see cool rock formations, and learn about the Hopi natives. Your guide knows how to get around even in the harshest snow, and ice-walking crampons are provided for you, so you can easily trek through the snow-covered ground.
Cooking in the back-country is an art. It takes careful planning, cool outdoor gear and light weight ingredients. At Peak Nic, you will experience how it feels to be completely self-sufficient in the great outdoors.
Equipped with a small backpack full of ingredients, outdoor cooking gear and a hiking pole, you will be hiking a 3.5 KM intermediate trail to a famous local peak Old Fort Point. Once at the top, we will setup camp and I will teach you how to cook delicious food in the outdoors using light and flavor-packed ingredients with a "leave-no-trace" approach. We will then sit and enjoy our creations while taking in panoramic views.
Join one of our certified guides in the Kananaskis Village, then depart for Canada's highest paved pass! Relax and enjoy the views in our spacious van en route to the trailhead. Your hike will begin at 7250 feet above sea level; take in the breathtaking scenery as you hike to an elevation of 8000 feet, the perfect habitat for bighorn sheep, pikas and an incredible array of alpine plants. Follow the creek and waterfalls back on this easy 2-3 hour hike. Suitable for children 8 years and older. Please schedule 4.5 hours for this excursion.
Join Kananaskis Outfitters' expert guide on a beautiful hike through the forest before exploring this picturesque waterfall; take in the views as you hike back along the Kananaskis River. This 2-hour, 4 km easy hike is suitable for your whole family. With return shuttle service provided from Kananaskis Outfitters to the trailhead. Sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh air and amazing mountain views.