Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
Your full-day hiking tour begins with a convenient pickup. Meet your guide, double-knot your laces and set off into the wilderness with your optional hiking poles in tow. Learn fascinating interpretive facts about the area along the way and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch (see Itinerary section below for menu). At the end of your hike, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.
Sunday - Lake Agnes
Journey to one of the most hiked trails in the Canadian Rockies, known for its spectacular trail and views of the surrounding peaks and dazzling Peyto Lake. Stop at a scenic teahouse to refuel before the hike back down. Outdoor photography buffs will love this moderate 4-hour hike.
Return Distance: 4.5 miles (7 km)
Elevation: 1,240 feet (367 meters)
Monday and Saturday - Larch Valley
Beginning from the Valley of Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, this scenic trail is not for the faint of heart, as there are sometimes bears in the area. But the brave are rewarded with unforgettable views on the ascent through the Larch Forest, to Sentinel Pass. Adventurous nature lovers will like this moderate 5-hour climb.
Return Distance: 5.6 miles (9 km)
Elevation: 1,500 feet (465 meters)
Tuesday and Thursday - Stanley Glacier
This trail takes you through the regrowth of the tragic 1960s and 2003 fires, so you can see new life emerging in this once blackened forest. See stunning views of Stanley Glacier sliding down the side of Mt Stanley as well as Peyto Lake. This is a great hike for those seeking a relatively easy 4-hour stroll through beautiful scenery.
Return Distance: 5.25 miles (8.4 km)
Elevation: 1,285 feet (395 meters)
Wednesday and Friday - Plain of Six Glaciers
Begin on the shores of picturesque Lake Louise, then rise up a mountain for breathtaking views of the emerald lake from above and surrounding valleys and peaks, and in the distance, Peyto Lake. Stop at the teahouse for cakes and tea (own expense). People wanting a challenge with rewarding views will dig this moderate 4-hour hike.
Return Distance: 6.6 miles (10.6 km)
Elevation: 1,110 feet (340 meters)
This tour is seasonal and only operates from June through to September. Early and late season itinerary changes may apply during the month of June.
Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.
Hotel pickup is available from Banff hotels and select Lake Louise locations
Please Note: Hotel pickups commence earlier than the tour departure time. A specific pickup time for your requested hotel will be given to you when you call to reconfirm your tour.
This tour returns to the original departure point at approximately 4:00pm
Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.
- Certified hiking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Use of hiking poles
- Use of binoculars
- Packed lunch
- Optional gratuities
- This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of your travel date
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
- Guests should dress with layers and have a hat, warm gloves and sturdy walking shoes
- Please bring a small pack for lunch and extra clothes
- Child prices are not available, adult prices apply to all travelers
- This tour is not recommended for children aged 12 years and under
- Please note: due to changing weather conditions throughout the year, your hiking route may be modified for safety or accessibility of trails
Please indicate your lunch option at time of booking:
- Vegetarian sandwich
- Beef sandwich
- Ham and cheese sandwich
Ham and cheese on ciabatta bread, cheddar cheese, lettuce **honey mustard, **mayonnaise
Reviewed by: MR R C D, October 2012
Jeff, the tour guide, was excellent and his knowledge which passed on made the hike even better. The hike was not rushed but did not go slow either- just right!
Reviewed by: Joanna R, United Kingdom, July 2010