We offer a lot of great options with our guided hikes but we understand that sometimes you’re looking for something a little different. There’s a lot of amazing options in David Thompson Country and Central Alberta.
Our custom day hikes can accommodate larger groups on our regular trails, trails like the ones featured below or a combination of experiences in the area. Please note that we do not offer scrambling or mountaineering tours.
Let us know which adventure you’re interested in and we’ll put together a quote for you.
A steep hike for those looking for a challenge, Allstones Lake offers great views on the way up and a pleasant lake as our destination.
Shunda (Baldy) Mountain
The closed dirt road makes for an easy ascent to the fire lookout overlooking Nordegg. Views from the top stretch from the flatlands to the east all the way into the front range of the rockies and Abraham Lake.
You’re guaranteed to get wet as we make our way up the creek, crossing it multiple times until we reach a pretty waterfall. This tour is a great option on the hot days of July and August.
The Siffleur Benches
A different option on the Kootenay Plains, this trail follows the benches overlooking the Siflleur River with great views of the North Saskatchewan River and surrounding peaks.
When and where does the tour start?
You’ll meet your guide at the trailhead unless you choose to add transportation to your adventure. We recommend starting the hike around 9 am, before the trails get busy, for full-day hikes.
The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.
How much is it?
The full-day hike includes your professional guide, gourmet lunch and hiking poles.
The base rate per person for our private guided hikes (4 to 6 hours on the trail):
- 1 guest: $380
- 2 guests: $190
- 3 guests: $126.67
- 4 to 12 guests: $95
We will quote you for your custom adventure based on your specific requirements.
Is transportation available?
We currently have limited availability for transportation options. You will have the option to add transportation to your booking if it is available for the date you have selected. Please contact us if you need to arrange transportation for a specific date or from a different location.
Nordegg and Abraham Lake Area
Transportation within the region is available for your group, just let us know when you book your adventure. We offer pickup in Nordegg and at numerous campgrounds, camps, cabins and hotels within the area.
Rocky Mountain House and Lake Louise
Transportation from Rocky Mountain House and Lake Louise is available. Let us know in your quote request.
Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton
We typically offer transportation on overnight tours from Red Deer, Calgary or Edmonton but day trips can be arranged. Let us know what you have in mind and we will do our best to make it happen.
What kind of transportation is provided?
Transportation will be in an SUV or minivan, full-size passenger van or 16 passenger bus depending on the group size.
What kind of lunch is included?
Our typical lunch for this adventure includes the choice of:
- Veggie sandwich (hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and green pepper on a Montreal style bagel), or
- Honey maple chicken sandwich (honey maple chicken, Boursin cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber with deli mustard).
Lunches also include a juice box, energy bar, veggies and dip, chocolate chip cookie and trail mix.
We can arrange a customized menu for your adventure. Let us know when you request a quote.
Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.
What do I need to bring?
- Proper footwear (shoes or boots)
- Appropriate clothing for the weather
- A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
- A warm sweater (conditions can chance quickly)
- A water bottle
- Tuque and gloves (spring and fall hikes)
- A small backpack
- We provide hiking poles (and ice cleats on early season hikes) at no charge for this tour. You are welcome to bring your own if you wish.
- A professional guide.
- Gourmet lunch and trail snacks.
- Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.
What’s Not Included
- Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
- Water bottles, camera and backpack.
What's the group size?
The standard group size is 1 guide with up to 12 guests for this tour.
This tour is recommended for those 13 or older.
What safety and COVID protocols are in place?
There are risks associated with any outdoor activity. Some of the steps we take through our risk management program to mitigate those risks include:
- Our guides are certified through the Outdoor Council of Canada, the Interpretive Guides Association or similar programs. They have first aid training and are familiar with the region we operate in and the specific areas where they lead tours.
- Our guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits, bear spray as well as a cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.
- Our lunches and snacks are made in our commercial kitchen, under permits from Alberta Health Services and following established food safety protocols.
Contact us if you have any questions about the steps we take to make you feel safe and comfortable on your adventure.
We all need to work together in these challenging times. We ask that you not join us on an adventure if you have COVID symptoms, are not feeling well or have a reason to believe you may have been exposed to COVID. On our side, we are taking additional measures in response to the pandemic, including:
- Screening all staff members prior to each shift. Staff are using additional personal protective equipment as required.
- Guided hikes are offered for small groups of up to 12 guests where social distancing can easily be accomplished.
- Transportation options for tours are only available for private groups, ensuring that you only share the space with your cohort. The first row on our bus will be kept empty to ensure greater distancing with the driver.
- We’re only offering our individually bagged lunch for the time being to limit the sharing of food.
- All equipment and vehicles are sanitized between tours.
- Hand sanitizer continues to be available on all of our tours.
In addition, we have extended our flexible cancellation policy. Tours booked by August 31, 2020 are eligible for a full refund up to 72 hours prior to the tour in the event of cancellation.
What are the terms and conditions?
This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last-minute booking.
All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.
Waivers are required for all participants. You can review the waiver here.
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A Few More Things To Know
We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!
Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Give us a call at 403 986-6190.