Heli-Hiking Mountain Adventures in Western Canada

009785 - W20

Summer 2021 is wide open to wander the mountain ranges in the interior of British Columbia! Iconic mountain lodges are your headquarters for exciting, outdoor adventure vacations. Each lodge is uniquely positioned to provide exclusive daily heli-access to remote locations. A choice of three incredible lodges that offer natural wonders, amazing wilderness hiking and crowd-free mountain adventures.

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Highlights
  • Coach Transfer from Banff to the Helipad followed by exciting, scenic heli-transfer from the helipad to your remote mountain lodge
  • Helicopter trips each day to different hiking locations, far off the beaten track
  • Treks to the edge of glaciers, alpine meadows, via ferrata climbs or swimming in pristine mountain water
  • Comfortable, remote mountain lodges with many services and all meals
Details

Group Size: max. 44

2021 Departures:
June-August

2021 Prices:
From CA$3,765 – twin

Taxes: 5% GST / apx. CA$24-30 per person PST, depending on the lodge chosen (actual taxes will be provided at the time of your inquiry)

Prices are “starting from” rates, shown in CA$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms may be available on request at a supplement. Youth and child rates are also offered for family travel.

Tour Code:
009785 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Helicopter flight to lodge

Transfer early today to the heli-pad for the exciting helicopter flight to the lodge, your home base for the next 3 nights. Heli-hiking in the European tradition, and your all-access pass to classic mountain adventure starts here. Lift off to the deep bliss of British Columbia’s towering peaks and pristine wilderness, with heli-access that puts you right in the heart of it all.

Choose between CMH Bugaboos, the original lodge; CMH Bobbie Burns or CMH Cariboos. Each lodge offers something a little different than the other. We can recommend the best lodge to suit your interests.

Embark on an alpine odyssey designed the way you want it. Your ultimate escape can include any combination of guided heli-access hikes, family-friendly adventures, glacier treks, zip-lines and sky-high via ferrata climbing. Whether you’re an easygoing explorer or a seasoned adventure seeker, we can counsel you and create your perfect program.

You may choose to drive to Banff or Lake Louise to stay prior to the start of this tour. If you are flying in to Calgary International Airport we can arrange a transfer to Banff or Lake Louise and  overnight stays prior to the start of your tour. Nights in Calgary may also be added on pre or post tour.

 

Three awe-inspiring locations

Our three relaxed, inviting lodges provide the ultimate home base for summer fun and exploration. Each lodge is staffed with a dedicated team of guides, hosts and culinary talent, and features a full range of resort-style offerings from hot tubs and fitness areas to massage services and more.

Lodge: CMH Bugaboos

Located in the remote Purcell Mountain Range – the legendary original!
CMH Bugaboos is where the magic started and still shines to this day. Nestled among world-famous Bugaboo spires, the historic CMH Bugaboo Lodge is masterfully updated with modern comforts and boasts some of North America’s most staggering views.

The Bugaboos have captivated mountain lovers since the days of Austrian mountain pioneer Conrad Kain, whose namesake glacier is just one of many incredible highlights. Hike above deep valleys in the shadows of towering granite titans, where massive icefields, glacial lakes and panoramic cirques will fill your days with wonder and amazement. Book your summer escape to CMH Bugaboos today.

Lodge: CMH Bobbie Burns

Straddling the Purcell and Selkirk Mountain Ranges – the ultimate alpine playground
CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge elevates mountain fun to spirit-soaring heights. Surround yourself in old-growth forests and beckoning peaks as you discover how comfortable mountain lodging can be. From your decked-out home base at CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge, you’ll have exclusive access to towering arêtes, dramatic moraines, ice-carved valleys and one-of-a-kind adventures.

Embark on eye-widening ridge hikes above deep river basins. Scale granite rock faces on the Mount Nimbus via ferrata. Test your mettle on our ropes course. Or relax and bask in the beauty of sun-kissed meadows. Whatever your idea of adventure is, experience it in the ultimate wilderness playground. Book your summer escape to Bobbie Burns today.

Lodge: CMH Cariboos

Located deep in the Columbia Mountain Range – land of glaciers
Forge lifelong memories in a pristine, remote alpine paradise. Leave the crowds behind as we heli to CMH Cariboo Lodge – the perfect headquarters for the escape of a lifetime. Each day, you and your guides will take off by helicopter to explore ancient glaciers, majestic peaks, canyon waterfalls, the Zillmer Canyon Via Ferrata, vast alpine meadows or turquoise tarns. Whether you want to stride into adventure or hit new heights in quality time with your family, the rugged, remote Cariboos are calling. Book your summer trip to CMH Cariboos today.

Day 2 & 3:

Hike among primeval glaciers, legendary mountain ranges and alpine ecosystems teeming with wildflowers. Every day promises spectacular experiences for any age, ability or adventure style. Wherever inspiration takes you, our guides will craft the perfect daily itinerary and provide all the gear you need.

Led by professional guides accredited by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA), these outdoor adventure trips are designed for any ability. With over 700,000 acres to explore, our trips are guaranteed to fit a wide variety of adventure styles.

Fly back to the lodge for tea, drinks, appies, hot tub time and a gourmet dinner. Soak in all the amenities of your mountain lodging – climbing walls, massage services, hot tubs and more are here to welcome you.

Experience pure comfort in the middle of nowhere. Rest and recharge then rejoin the path less travelled when tomorrow’s adventure starts all over again.

Day 4: Helicopter to heli-pad

Today you go on the final helicopter ride back to the heli-pad, where you can meet your vehicle or take a coach transfer back to Banff / Lake Louise. You may opt to spend some time in this stunning area or choose to transfer back to Calgary to catch a flight home. We will go over the options with you and can arrange a personalized program to suit your needs.

Included
  • Transfer from Banff or Lake Louise to heli-pad
  • Helicopter flight from heli-pad to lodge and from lodge to hiking areas
  • A double occupancy room in a remote lodge for the duration of your trip
  • Use of hiking equipment, including boots, rain jackets, wind pants, day packs and hiking poles, if required
  • Meals at lodge: a chef-prepared breakfast and dinner plus packed lunches, après-hiking appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments
  • Variety of day walks with heli-access
  • Listed activities
  • Registered guide throughout
Not Included
  • Flight to /from Calgary from your home city
  • Transfer from Calgary to Banff or Lake Louise
  • Accommodation pre and post tour in Banff, Lake Louise or Calgary
  • Meals not at lodge
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Massage treatments at the lodge
  • Retail purchases from lodge shops
  • Gratuities to Tour Leader and local guides
  • Optional activities
  • Passport and visa fees, vaccinations as required
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

These heli-hiking programs may also be booked for 7 days/6 nights, giving you additional time to explore in depth the mountain regions. Or, you can combine two lodges in the same program, spending 3 nights at each lodge, offering even more options for an incredible mountain experience.

Ask about special interest tours for Alpine Trail Running, Photography and Painging.

Prefer to travel in the winter months? We can offer these lodges for heli-skiing – just ask us for details.

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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