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.
Nordegg + Bighorn Area
The foothills surrounding Nordegg make for great views of the Rockies, close to town.
In addition to Coliseum Mountain, we offer guided hikes to Shunda (Baldy) Mountain and Eagle Mountain Ridge. Both of these hikes overlook the town of Nordegg while offering great views of the Rockies to the west and the forested flat lands to the east.
Groups looking for an easier hike will enjoy a stroll along Lakeview trail, Baldy Canyon or Shunda Meadows. All of these hikes are located on the edge of town.
Crescent Falls and the Bighorn Canyon are also popular options for those looking for half-day hikes in the region.
Abraham Lake Area
The Kootenay Plains
Siffleur Falls is one of the most popular trails in the region but the Kootenay Plains offers other great options like Survey Hill and the Siffleur Benches.
Thompson Creek Area
The area between Whirlpool Point and the Banff National Park boundary offers hikes like the Thompson Creek Falls and shorter trails along the North Saskatchewan River.
When and where does the tour start?
You’ll meet your guide at the trailhead unless you choose to add transportation to your adventure or request that your guide meets you at another location.
Start time is flexible on custom hikes, as long as there is enough time left in the day to safely complete the hike. 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 for guided hikes. Let us know when you request a quote if you would like to have transportation added.
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 sandwich or salad from the Nordegg Canteen.
Lunches also include a juice box, energy bar, chocolate chip cookie and snacks.
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 (full day tours) 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?
This is a private tour, for your group only. The maximum group size is 1 guide with up to 12 guests for this tour with the option to arrange multiple groups if needed to accommodate larger groups.
Most guided hikes are recommended for those 13 and older. Let us know if you are looking for options with younger kids.
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.
- Hand sanitizer continues to be available on all of our tours.
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.