Province/Territory: Alberta

Take a high-flying hike

  • 07 zip-lines over raging rivers.
  • 01 world's oldest and biggest heli-skiing and heli-hiking company.
  • 02 wilderness backcountry lodges

Get butterflies soaring over pristine mountain ranges in a helicopter. Enjoy exclusive access to vast Rockies wilderness in the company of Canadian Mountain Holidays’ seasoned alpine guides. Reach the summit of a granite spire towering over a kilometre-deep abyss. Test your limits while safely climbing sheer rock faces on a via ferrata’s fixed cables, rungs and ladders. Follow high ridges and glacial moraines, cross wild-flowery meadows and forested ravines. Zoom on a zip-line above raging white-water rivers. Unleash your inner daredevil and savour a rush of exhilaration and accomplishment. Mountains conquered, unwind in a wilderness chalet with views of glacier-draped peaks. Sink your hiker’s hunger into hearty gourmet dinners and sip from a well-stocked wine cellar with your fellow adventurers. Then decide between a massage, a sauna or a muscle-soothing rooftop hot tub.

Why you should visit
  • Summit a craggy peak you hadn't believed accessible.
  • Traverse a snow-covered glacier roped together with fellow travellers.
  • Clamor over a rock-wall in the cool spray of a waterfall.
  • Inch between treetops along a breathtaking high-ropes course.
  • Zip-line over a raging white-water river.
  • Cross a cable bridge across a heart-stopping gully 2,000 feet deep.
  • Relax at day’s end in a high mountain lodge with an outdoor whirlpool and sauna.
  • Feel the pride and achievement of pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone.

Weather

  • Summer weather is generally sunny and pleasant, but mountain temperatures can vary from highs of 10°C - 29°C during the day to lows of –1°C to 15°C at night. Conditions can be extremely variable with possible cooler temperatures, rain, wind, and, occasionally, snow.
  • Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
Visitor information
  • Rates and dates.
  • Banks, shops and restaurants are available pre-trip in Banff, Alberta.
  • Wonder if you’re up to the adventure? Walk, amble or hike hard, it's up to you. Guides are there to accommodate all levels of fitness and ages from kids to seniors if you feel up to it.
When to go
Need to know
  • Technical equipment is supplied, like lightweight jackets, wind and rain resistant pants, waterproof hiking boots and walking poles.
  • Check the packing list.
  • Expect to soar on 10 to 12 helicopter flights.
  • Daily hiking and walking is in the company of professionally certified mountain guides.
Getting Here
  • The adventure takes place on the BC side of the Canadian Rockies across 15,000 square kilometres of terrain.
  • Fly into Calgary International Airport (YYC).
  • Several companies provide frequent scheduled transport from Calgary airport to Banff.
  • Meet up with CMH at the Brewster Transportation Centre (at 100 Gopher Street in Banff) for the ground transfer to the helipad where you will fly off to your lodge.
  • At the end of the trip, CMH will return you to the Calgary Airport.