Canadian Rockies hiking vacation
Our only 15 day hiking vacation in the Canadian Rockies, heading north and south of Calgary, on a small group trip camping in magnificent national parks along the way.
Calgary Banff National Park Lake Louise Yoho National Park Jasper NP Maligne Range Kananaskis Range Waterton Lakes NP
US $4799ToUS $4879excluding flights
Optional single supplement £312.
Minimum age 16.
Minimum age 16.
Description of Canadian Rockies hiking vacation
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Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Our top tip:
Be prepared to muck in, pitching and taking down your own tent, helping with the camp kitchen and so on.
Small group vacation.
Moderate to strenuous, 9 days of walking to maximum altitude of 2689m, average 2000m.
11 nights camping, with 2 people sharing 4 man tent. 1 night hotel.
Flights, accommodation, camping equipment, all meals while camping, guide.
Solo travelers welcome. Surcharge for own tent or room.
1 Reviews of Canadian Rockies hiking vacation
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 18 Jul 2019 by Catherine Mclaren
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Camping in the back country
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
It is quite likely to be colder than you expect!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
We had 3 nights in the back country which was leave no trace. We had the chance to support local shops, cafes etc where possible.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size. The maximum group size on this trip is restricted to 12 clients which reduces further the environmental impacts of visiting remote areas.
Few vacations have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a walking trip. It is a quiet, low impact activity requiring comparatively little resources to support. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem and our trip leaders encourage clients not to stray from paths to minimise this.
PeopleLeaders & local suppliers
We have an excellent long-term relationship with the local operator who employ and train all leaders. We provide refresher training with a focus on Responsible Tourism, so our local leaders can educate our clients locally on helping to preserve the way of life in their area.
When hiking we stick to marked trails to reduce our impact on the local environment and we camp in the designated grounds regulated by each National Park. At campgrounds (and throughout the trip) we employ a ‘leave no trace’ policy in regard to litter - everything taken into the park is taken out to preserve the local environment. We recycle wherever possible on the trip and all leaders are trained in responsible tourism to enable them to follow best practice and enforce our ‘leave no trace’ policy. Local shuttle services are used for transportation within the parks.
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