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Heli hiking adventure on the Bugaboos

Heli Hiking in the Rockies

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Heli hiking adventure on the Bugaboos
Lift off to an untouched wilderness safely tucked in the heart of British Columbia’s towering peaks. Whether you are an easy-going explorer or seasoned adventure seeker, there’s nothing more exhilarating than this 10-day high-alpine hiking experience.
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Highlights

Witness breathtaking landscapes as you hike through the Bugaboos' pristine wilderness

Free time to explore Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary

Gear up for an ultimate adventure, discovering the Rockies by land and air. Enjoy some free time in Lake Louise, a hamlet known for its beautiful, glacier-fed lake. Continue to the resort town of Banff to experience many of its highlights, including the Hoodoos, Banff Gondola, and Tunnel Mountain Drive. Travel through the Banff and Kootenay National Parks and take a quick flight to Bugaboo Lodge, a log-hewn lodge set in the laid-back shadows of the Bugaboos mountain range, the perfect base of your heli hiking adventure. Fly up to the pristine parts of the Rockies and go follow scenic trails to see massive icefields, glacial lakes, and alpine ecosystems teeming with wildflowers. Your tour will then conclude with a 3-night stay in the dynamic city of Calgary.

 

2020 Guaranteed Departure Dates

4, 10, 19, 25 & 31 July

9 & 15  August

Valid for sale until 30 April 2020

 

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Included

9-night hotel accommodation including provincial taxes*
All meals as per itinerary, including lunch on day 4 to packed lunch on day 7
Private transfer from Calgary Airport to hotel
Coach transfers between Banff and CMH Heli Base
Return helicopter flight to and from the Bugaboo Lodge
Coach transfer between CMH Heli Base and Calgary Airport
Private sightseeing tour, Lake Louise to Banff
National Park fees
Banff Gondola
Canadian Mountain Holidays Heli-Hiking (Bugaboo Lodge)
2 ½ days of helicopter assisted hiking and/or walking with professionally certified mountain guides
Use of top-quality hiking equipment: boots, hiking poles, rain jacket, wind pants, day pack

*Accommodation

  • Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 
  • CMH Heli-hiking – Bugaboo Lodge 
  • Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 
  • Calgary – Fairmont Palliser 

Itinerary

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Day 1
Lake Louise

Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the sights. (Private transfer from Calgary available at no extra cost.)

Day 2
Lake Louise - Banff

This morning, you will have some free to explore Lake Louise. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour through the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind), Surprise Corner, Banff Gondola and Tunnel Mountain Drive, which overlooks the splendour of Bow Valley.

Day 3
Banff

The day is free to explore Banff and area on your own.

Day 4
Banff - CMH Heli Hiking Lodge

Today, you will depart Banff for the two-hour motorcoach transfer to the Bugaboos Helipad. A light breakfast snack will be provided en route. Travel through Banff and Kootenay National Parks to your destination. On arrival at the helipad, prepare for the quick flight to Bugaboo Lodge. Meet the Lodge Manager who will direct you to the equipment room where you are outfitted with all the necessary gear for the next few days. You will then have lunch in the lodge and settle into your room. Following a helicopter safety talk, fly up for an afternoon of hiking in some of the world’s most stunning mountains. Return to the lodge later in the day for après-hiking appetizers and relaxation. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5-6
CMH Heli Hiking

After an optional stretch class, make your way up to the dining room for a delicious and hearty breakfast. You’ll be divided into groups according to the activity level and adventure you’ve chosen. After breakfast each day, you will set out by helicopter with your guide to spend the day exploring the immense variety of landscapes.

Choose classic hiking, walking or one of the adventure trails, such as the  Skyladder  Via Ferrata and the Bugaboo Spires Glacier Trek.

After a memorable day, fly back to the lodge for some rest and relaxation, snacks and beverages before dinner. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
CMH Heli Hiking Lodge to Calgary (Coach)

Shortly after breakfast, prepare for departure. Once everyone is down at the helipad, the CMH arranges ground transportation to Calgary Airport, where you will meet your driver for private transfer to your Calgary hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8-9
Calgary

Enjoy the next two days at leisure to discover Calgary and the surrounding region at your own pace.

Day 10
Calgary

Today, your tour concludes upon check out.

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Currency
Canadian Dollars
9 nights
from AUD14,349
per person, twin share
Lake Louise (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
04 July - 15 August 2020
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Packages on sale until 27 March 2020 or sold out prior. Price based on travel between 01 July – 15 August 2020. Package prices are subject to availability at the time of booking. Holiday package prices are per person, based on twin share and include services as detailed in the package. Prices are current at time of publication; however, they are subject to currency fluctuations and should be used as a guide only. Please contact us for an exact quote for the dates you wish to travel. Local taxes and extras not included and to be paid direct in local currency upon arrival. Offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. All package prices are in Australian Dollars. This package is adult oriented but children as young as 6yrs old may be accepted. 25% non-refundable deposit due upon confirmation.

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