Hiking

Our guided hikes are perfect for beginners or those wanting to be introduced to a new trail. Learn skills and meet other hikers.


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Prepare for Day Hiking

Want to experience the Rocky Mountains up close this summer? Get started on the right foot in this 2-hour lecture and learn about clothing for hiking, footwear selection, blister prevention, daypack essentials, animal safety and suggestions for great places to hike. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor.

Discover Day Hiking Series

Learn about hiking by getting out with our experienced guides. This introductory course includes the Prepare for Day Hiking lecture and 3 day hikes that progress from easy on-trail walking to hikes with more distance and elevation gain, and some off-trail travel. This series is ideal for people who are new to hiking. Prerequisite: none. Includes: lecture, guide, 3 day hikes.

Choose 3 Hikes Series

This versatile 3-week hiking series allows you to choose 3 of the 4 hikes based on your own availability and interest. The series has hikes with different difficulty ratings, and offer a variety of locations on a particular theme. There is an optional Prepare for Day Hiking lecture before the series for new hikers, or those who could use a refresher. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, 3 day hikes.

Easy Does it Hiking Fitness Series

Change your lifestyle over 8 weeks with a series that combines outdoor fun with indoor fitness training—ideal for those new to hiking and who have been fairly inactive. At the end of the program, you can expect to be able to complete a level 3 hike. Includes weekly training sessions led by a certified trainer, 3 evening workshops on a fitness or hiking topic and a day hike in the mountains each weekend, progressing in distance and elevation each week. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, fitness trainer, 3 evening workshops, 8 x 1-hour evening training session, 8 x full-day weekend hike.

The Hiking Fitness Builder

Ramp up your fitness and commit to a series that will get you out hiking every weekend. It is designed for people who are currently active, but want to prepare for big summer goals. At the end of the program, you can expect to complete level 5 hikes and more. Includes weekly training sessions led by a certified trainer, 3 workshops on a fitness or hiking topic and a day hike in the mountains each weekend, progressing in distance and elevation each week. Prerequisite: moderate physical condition (ability to comfortably complete a level 3 hike). Includes: guide, fitness trainer, 3 evening workshops, 8 x 1-hour evening training session, 8 x full-day weekend hike.

Bear Safety

Don't let your fear of bears, cougars or other animals keep you out of the backcountry. In this 2-hour lecture, learn about bear signs and behaviours, how to avoid them and what to do when you do meet an animal on the trail. Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor.