Prepare for Day Hiking
Want to experience the Rocky Mountains up close this summer? Get started on the right foot by learning about clothing for hiking, footwear selection, blister prevention, daypack essentials, animal safety, and suggestions for great places to hike.
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 three 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.
Choose 3 Hikes Series
This summer, sign up for our 3-week series that fits your schedule! Each series includes four possible dates with trails of progressive difficulty, visiting a variety of locations on a particular theme. Pick the three dates that work best for you, and enjoy the trails! Optional Prepare for Day Hiking lecture before the series for new hikers, or those who could use a refresher.
Geology Field Trip
Geology enthusiasts and rockhounds alike will enjoy this full-day tour through the Bow Valley with professional geologist, Jon Noad. We'll make several stops to explore different rocks and landforms, and learn all about the origin of the Rockies and what treasures can be enjoyed today.
We'll make several road stops as well as enjoy a couple-hour hike at one stop.
Hiking - Easy Does it (Fitness)
Change your lifestyle over 8 weeks with this series that combines outdoor fun with indoor fitness training. This series is 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.
Are bears, cougars, or other animals keeping you out of the backcountry? Conquer your fears with information. Learn about bear signs and behaviours, how to avoid them, and what to do when you do meet an animal on the trail. Then get outside!