Hiking

Private Instruction or Guiding

Many of our instructors and guides are available for individual lessons or private guided trips. We have the ability to customize an experience based on skillset and needs. If you have something specific in mind, email mountain@ucalgary.ca and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.

Guided Day Hikes

Join us for a day of group hiking in the Bow Valley, Kananaskis Country and beyond with an experienced guide. Enjoy spring flowers, ridgetop views, pristine lakes, alpine meadows and fall colours while learning about local ecology, pacing, travel skills, map reading, group safety and more. Trips are available for all fitness levels and interests. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide. Some trips include van transportation.

Scrambling Skills Intro

Enjoy a day of scrambling skills that will get you off the beaten path. We’ll cover wilderness skills, terrain recognition and trip planning which are used for safe mountain travel. This will include map reading and navigation, group management and managing steep terrain using rope. On the way we’ll attempt a scrambling peak in Banff Park or Kananaskis. Guide to guest ratio is 1:6. Prerequisite: good-very good fitness. Previous hiking experience an asset. Includes: ACMG certified guide, backcountry permits.