Enjoy a backpacking weekend in the Rockies!
Visit different areas and practice no-trace camping, wildlife safety, trip planning and route selection. A pre-trip lecture covers food planning, packing tips, trip logistics, and car pools.
All trips include: permits, camping fees, guide, group camping gear*, and a 10% discount on gear rentals (backpacks, sleeping bags and other camping gear can be rented through the Outdoor Centre).
*We will be staying in 2- and 3-person MSR tents and cook shared meals on liquid fuel stoves.
This year's destinations:Lake Minnewanka
is the perfect early-spring destination to kick off your season.
For newer backpackers, our Taylor Lake
weekend is the perfect second backpacking trip, as we camp in the same place both nights, with a day hike in between to explore the area and take a rest from the big pack.
Ready to explore the parks this summer? Or 4-day Bow Valley Highline
trips visit two different parts of Banff, each with a fabulous collection of passes, lakes, and broad views.
If you don't have a lot of time but want to go farther, sign up for our August Molar Passes
loop to cover 54km over three days and loop a pair of spectacular high passes.
And if it's your first time, don't forget to start out with our Intro to Backpacking
trip to get you prepared for the rest of the programs!