Signature Hikes

Consolation Lakes Hike (Easy): This trail begins in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at stunning Moraine Lake. The drive alone to this location is worth it in itself. We’ll spend our time hiking leisurely to Consolation Lakes, and upon our return explore around Moraine Lake, including a trip to the top of the Rockpile. Due to bear restrictions this is a great trip to do in a guided group.

Larch Valley Hike (Moderate): Beginning from the Valley of the Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, the trail climbs, really climbs, up 10 switchbacks to Larch Valley on a well maintained trail. After reaching the Valley, the trail easily ambles through a larch forest and then begins to gain elevation again towards Sentinal Pass and the Minestimma Lakes. Towards the Pass, views of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake and gigantic Mt. Temple.

Stanley Glacier Hike (Moderate): The trail switchbacks moderately for the first half of the hike, through regrowth from the most recent fire, allowing for unparalleled views down over Vermillion Pass back to Castle Mountain. Follow the trail between sheer towering walls of Mount Stanley and Storm Mountain. Eat your lunch directly beneath the ancient ice of Stanley Glacier before you head back down.

Plain of Six Glaciers (Moderate): Hiking along the Lake Louise shoreline to the back of the lake before ascending up an ancient glacial valley. Near to your final destination is the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House where cakes and tea are served all day long - be sure to bring some cash!

Dress for the Weather - warm clothing (plenty of layers), including hats, gloves and a rain jacket, and sturdy shoes or hiking boots. Don't forget your camera!

Highlights

  • Guided signature hikes representing the best trails in Banff and Lake Louise.
  • Experienced guides point out local flora and fauna, explain geological facts and reveal stories of past explorers.
  • Tuck into a hearty alpine packed lunch, including our famous maple cookies!

Tour Departures

Consolation Lakes Hike 3-4 hrs 1 Jun – 14 Oct Tuesdays 8 AM
Larch Valley Hike 4-5 hrs 1 Jun – 14 Oct Monday & Saturday 8 AM
Stanley Glacier Hike 3-4 hrs 1 Jun – 14 Oct Sunday & Thursday 8 AM
Plain of Six Glaciers 5 hrs 1 Jun – 14 Oct Wednesday & Friday 8 AM
  • Transportation is available from Banff and Lake Louise hotels. Please arrive 30 mins prior to tour time.
  • Hikes are not suitable for children under 13.
  • Early and late season itinerary changes may apply during June and October.

Questions? Contact our Local Experts

A member of our team will respond within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).

 
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