Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Kootenay National Parks
We’d love to make your Dream Trip happen!
We can customize whatever your ideal trip is at no cost or obligation.
Canadian Rockies Treks & Hikes Custom Trips Highlights
- All year round
- Any level – Beginners to Advanced
You might have a certain route or hike in mind or simply tell us the ingredients of your ideal trip – we will gladly prepare a customized itinerary at no cost or obligation for you.
The beauty of private guiding is total flexibility, even when we are already on the mountain, nothing holding us back from adjusting the trip to your needs.
Hotel or Hut based – Treks, Backpacking, Heli-Hiking, Day Hikes Hotel-Based, whatever you decide!
1 Client / day – from CAD $500
2 Clients / day – from CAD $600
3 Clients / day – from CAD $650
The rates quoted are base rates per day and per guide for average day trips in each region, commonly 8 hrs door to door.
Please inquire as to what premiums apply for longer or more difficult climbs or trips that require overnights or longer days.
Additional costs might be guide’s travel, lodging & food expenses.
We can also quote you an all-inclusive price for such trips where guides’ expenses apply.
We offer custom pricing with substantial discounts for groups of four and more clients signing up together!
Detail and Logistics
Best Season, Weather, Temperatures
The best season for the Hikes, Treks/Backpacking trips in the Canadian Rockies is June through end of September. Please note weather and temperatures can vary between 0C (32F) or below to 20 (68F) and you should always have a pair of gloves and a toque in your backpack just in case as mornings can be cool and sometimes temperature drop close to freezing level.
Hotels / Lodging we can recommend in Canmore, AB:
Services Included in the Total Price
A certified ACMG Hiking and/or Apprentice Hiking Guide, back-country camping fees, breakfast and 3 course dinners (professionally prepped and packed, light weight), National Park wilderness overnight fees, pre-trip meeting and all guide expenses, camping tent & stoves, pots/pans and utensils.
Not Included (but can be quoted separate)
- Transport from Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise to trailhead and back (we can usually car pool or arrange a ride in the guides’ car),
- Calgary Airport pick up and drop off (CD$ 110 / person return trip),
- Pre and post trip lodging in Canmore (from $ 26 / person),
- Lunches and snacks.
Any special meal requests will incur an additional $10 / day.
Any additional cost due to changes in the itinerary, may they be caused by weather, mountain/avalanche conditions or personal preferences.
We will gladly put potential clients in touch with previous participants of each trip in order for interested guests to get more personalized references and their questions answered from a more objective point of view than what our office could provide.
Mt Temple (Canadian Rockies)
“Brent was awesome. Very eager to teach. Itinerary: We sort of improvised based on conditions anyway, rather than following the strict itinerary. It worked out really well. 10/10!”
Sean R., Canada
Mt Rundle (Canadian Rockies)
“Thank you so much for a terrific day yesterday!! We felt so fortunate to have you as our guide and it was very special for us. You are a consummate professional: skilled, knowledgeable, caring, considerate, interesting and so personable – we could go on! Thank you for the wonderful momento of the neck warmers, which will use and remind of us our great day! Thank you as well for the great pictures and the champagne surprise. It was really top notch, not to mention we really were super lucky with the weather and experiences! Hopefully we can enjoy another day sometime and bring along our family!!” Kara H., Canada
Can I Do It?
We like to cater our trekking/backpacking trips to our clients’ ability but you must be aware and ready for trekking up and downhill in mountain terrain, at times on narrow trails with rocks protruding while carrying a backpack weighing 7-10 kg/16-24 lb. We recommend the use of high-anckle support shoes and trekking/hiking poles.
Daily hiking times are usually 4-7 hrs with up to 12 km = 7.5 miles horizontal and a maximum of 600 m = 2000 ft vertical) however some days can stretch out a little longer.
Your pre-trip meeting will be hosted by the Wilz family in Canmore, AB on the evening before your Trekking/Backpacking trip.
Closest Airport / Transport options
Calgary International Airport is located about 1.25 hrs from our base in Canmore AB, 1.5 hrs from Banff AB and 2 hrs from Lake Louise.
There are several private shuttle services providing hourly transport from the Calgary airport to the Bow Valley – Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise.
Driving times from the trail head at Bow Lake: To Calgary = 2.15 hrs, Canmore 1.15 hrs, Banff 1 hrs, Lake Louise 20min.
Rental cars are also available in Calgary, Banff or Canmore.
For Airport shuttle services; Banffairporter.com
Client / Guides
- any group size
Canadian Rockies Treks & Hikes Custom Trips
- Any level – Beginner to Advanced Hiking or Treking
Canadian Rockies Treks & Hikes Custom Trips
- Year round