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Banff National Park Guided Hikes

This is your chance to explore Banff National Park, hiking one of four iconic trails on a guided tour with picnic lunch. Discover some of Canada’s most breathtaking landscapes on Banff hiking trails that range from easy to moderate.
Where:Banff, Alberta
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 13 years
Price for:1 Participant
Hike the untamed beauty of Banff National Park!

Pick the perfect hike for your level of experience and ability, varying from 5.8km to 10.6 km in length, each with spectacular awe-inspiring mountain scenery.

Choose from four incredible hiking options: Larch Valley, Stanley Glacier, Consolation Lakes or the Plain of Six Glaciers. 

Larch Valley
Beginning from the Valley of the Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake, this moderate trail climbs up 10 switchbacks to Larch Valley and then ambles through a larch forest and on towards the Minestimma Lakes and Sentinal Pass with views of Moraine Lake, the Ten Peaks, and gigantic Mt. Temple.

  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Mondays and Saturdays
  • 9.0km
  • 4-5 hours 

Consolation Lakes
This trail starts in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at stunning Moraine Lake. You'll hike along an old growth forest trail to Consolation Lakes. Here, you’ll see the Fay Glacier atop Mount Babel. On the way back you’ll explore around Moraine Lake, including a trip to the top of the Rockpile.

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Tuesdays
  • 5.8km
  • 3-4 hours 

Stanley Glacier
In Kootenay National Park, this trail switchbacks moderately for the first half of the hike, allowing for unparalleled views down over Vermillion Pass back to Castle Mountain. You’ll follow the trail between the sheer towering walls of Storm Mountain and Mount Stanley, Here, you'll be treated to views of Stanley Glacier drifting down the side of Mt. Stanley towards the valley bottom.

  • Sundays and Thursdays
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • 8.4km
  • 3-4 hours 

Plain of Six Glaciers
This hike begins along the Lake Louise shoreline before ascending an ancient glacial valley to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House where cakes and tea are served all day long where you will be treated to views of the six glaciers that feed into the valley and Lake Louise.

  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 10.6km
  • 5 hours


  • Experience a guided hike in Banff National Park.
  • Four signature Banff hiking trails to choose from.
  • Led by an expert hiking guide.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the Rocky Mountains.

What’s included:

  • Certified professional hiking guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in Banff
  • Hiking poles
  • Small group size. A maximum of 12 guests per guide.
  • Packed lunch for an alpine picnic with choice of sandwich, fruit, potato chips, brownie and juice.

Season:  June 1st to beginning of October (trail conditions dependent)

Need to know:

  • Your lunch choices will be selected when you reserve your tour day/time with the tour provider. Feel free to bring snacks and water to supplement lunch.
  • Early season hikes are subject to itinerary changes due to trail conditions.
  • Minimum age is 13 years.
  • Children aged between 13 and 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.
  • Children aged 16 – 17 years old may go on the hike without an adult, but a parent must meet the guide in the morning to sign a waiver.
  • Please dress for the weather including lightweight hiking pants, a warm layer, a waterproof jacket, a breathable shirt, a hat, sturdy hiking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, a small backpack, and bug spray. 

As you are taking-in the magnificence of Banff National Park, you will discover why these are some of the most treasured views in the country! Whether you are looking for fun things to do in Banff or for a unique experience gift, these guided hikes are the way to go.

These Banff National Park Guided Hikes takes place at Banff, Alberta.  VIEW MAP

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