Summer Hiking / Guiding
We don’t only offer ski touring! Let us take you hiking.
Our ACMG accredited hiking guides will show you some of the amazingly breathtaking sights of beautiful British Columbia and Alberta and why we are so passionate about living and working here.
Come for the views, to stretch your legs, and let us do all the planning. We will build you a full trip itinerary with a variety of options.
If your to do list entails witnessing beautiful glaciers, viewing some amazing wildflowers in subalpine meadows, or having the chance to take a glacial dip in a high elevation emerald blue lake then let us take you there. Contact us today.
Whether you would like to do a custom day trip or multi day adventure, we can accommodate any time frame and abilities. BC and Alberta’s national parks offer some must see trails. There are many other must do hikes outside of the parks too, as well as numerous backcountry huts and helicopter access hut circuits. They can make a multi day trip backpack less heavy as you can stage your supplies at the huts accordingly beforehand via a helicopter drop. Contact us for more information about that option.
Banff National Park and Lake Louise
There’s a reason why Banff and Lake Louise are so well known. These areas have a rich history as Canada’s most iconic mountain towns and Canada’s first National Park. There are numerous hikes right at your doorstep. You don’t have to travel very far out of town to find some jaw dropping views to share with the other visitors who come here to experience the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Yoho National Park
The word Yoho is a Cree expression of amazement or awe, and it is a very accurate description for the spectacular landscape of massive ice fields and mountain peaks that rank among the highest in the Canadian Rockies. Yoho is bordered by Kootenay National Park on the southern side and Banff National Park on the eastern side in Alberta. Not as well known as other areas but it is well worth the visit. The quaint small town of Field is home to the parks administrative and visitor centre.
Jasper National Park
Driving along the Icefields Parkway in itself is an amazing experience. Once you gain some elevation it gets even better! Jasper National Park is the largest in the Canadian Rockies and is another must see destination with numerous hiking trails to choose from.
Golden and Area
Not as well known as its neighbouring mountain towns, Golden is a small town that sits in a unique spot. With three mountain ranges surrounding it; the Purcells, Selkirk’s and Rockies, there are many ways to go from here. It’s a great spot to base out of and spend some days exploring. Golden and area doesn’t get as busy as other mountain towns, so if you prefer to enjoy your views a bit further from the crowds, this place might be your best bet.
Glacier National Park
Home to the famous Rogers Pass which was the last area to be completed connecting coast to coast on Canada’s transcontinental railway. This area is steeped in history, Legendary Swiss mountain Guides forged numerous trails through the mountains here. Now a ski touring Mecca in the winter time, this park is just as breathtaking in the summer.
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Revelstoke and the Park receive a bit more rainfall than other areas. This creates a more lush temperate inland rainforest. No need to travel all the way to the west coast to explore ancient old growth forests that lead up to beautiful glacier topped mountain views.
Above + Beyond
Our above and beyond philosophy: We at AAA want everyone who comes out with us to have an Elevated Experience. All of our guides are happy to coach, teach and inspire everyday. Not only do we want you to have the best day ever we want to help you get better, stronger and more confident.
Expect a Logistics package after paying for your tour including meeting place, guide info and policies.
We will do waivers, look over equipment and talk about the day.
There is no minimum fitness level as we want to make it fun and can accommodate the elite athlete to the weekend warrior fresh from a desk job.
We always try to make it as easy as possible for beginners to maximize fun and learning and minimize stress.
- Pack cover
- Gators (optional)
- Hiking poles
- Base Layers
- Hiking Socks
- Light gloves
- Warm “Puffy” Jacket Down is good but we recommend Synthetic
- Waterproof Jacket and Pants
- Windproof soft shell jacket
- Sun Hat
Regular Additional Touring Pack Contents
- Insect netting, or repellent
- Small Personal Repair Kit ( optional )
- First Aid Kit ( optional )
- Camera ( optional )
- Snacks and Lunch
The mountains in summer can be pleasant and comfortable or harsh and inhospitable, not to (mention the bugs) and everything in between. We require everyone to show up with appropriate gear and clothing though as conditions can change fast and it’s important to stay warm and prepared.
Conditions can range from sunny and clear to snowing hard and low light even in the summer. Locations can be in open alpine to coverage in the trees.
Depending on whether it is a full, multi, or half day adventure
We will meet the morning of at a local cafe to go over equipment, talk about conditions and sign waivers.
We will then drive to the trailhead and begin our adventure from there.
At the end of the day we will return to cars for mid to late afternoon tailgate chat.
- Lift Tickets (if applicable)
- Gear Rental
- National Park Pass
Let us show you around our neck of the woods. We have a tonne of amazing hikes in mind in and outside of the park boundaries. For all abilities and views desired, be it; waterfalls, lakes and streams, forests, alpine meadows or mountain tops. If you can’t commit to a whole day, we have some great short hikes to make it a fun half day as well.
Multi Day trips
A walk in the woods is good for the soul. Do you want to check out for a few days and just reset? Let us take care of all the logistics.
We offer multi day backpacking trips, or we can base out of Golden and explore various areas over a number of days.
There are many huts in and outside of the parks that we can use to base out of. It gives us the numerous advantages and ensures that we can get some full days in. Sleeping at elevation has its perks too. No city lights makes for some epically starry skies, if you can stay up that late and aren’t too tuckered out! Some lodges have saunas to wash up and reset your weary bones at the end of the day, which is an incredible treat to end the day with.
Have something on the bucket list you just need to check off, let’s do it together! We would love to help make your dreams a reality. Contact us today!
You're In Good Hands
- Safety: Highly trained, certified and practiced
- Certified: ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) the top Canadian Standard
- Interpretive Skills: Certified by The Interpretive Guides Association
- Local: Years of experience in these mountains mean the best trails, locations and secret spots
- Fun: WE love what we do and it shows
- Learn: Every day should be educational and we love to share knowledge
Our guides are strong mountain people, excellent Interpreters , story tellers and fun to be with. They will elevate the experience of any day in the mountains through safety, fun, group management, efficiency, local knowledge, teaching and taking you to the best places.
2020 Guided Hiking Rates
# of Guests
Price per guest
|Base Price 1 - 2 -----------------||$ 400|
|3 -----------------------------||$ 450|
|4 -----------------------------||$ 500|
|5 -----------------------------||$ 550|
|6 -----------------------------||$ 600|
|Half Day = Half Rate|
|Dirt Road / Logging Road Access of Guide Vehicle:||+ $ 50|