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Hiking next to Lake Louise

Walking vacations in Canada

Hiking next to Lake Louise

Canada is home to one of the most exhilarating forms of walking vacation — the heli-hike. Multi-day heli-hikes allow guests to experience the full diversity of the country's alpine terrain in a short space of time, terrain which would otherwise only be accessible after a long and sometimes arduous trek.

Based at remote mountain lodges, each day an exciting helicopter flight will whisk you to remote parts of the mountains where expert guides point out the marvels of a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Ability is not an issue, for whether you are in great physical shape and enjoy strenuous, fast-paced hiking, or you have no experience of hiking in the mountains, each trip and group is tailored to your preferred pace and expertise.

In addition, families, couples or singles can all be catered for.

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Start thinking about your experience. These itineraries are simply suggestions for how you could enjoy some of the same experiences as our specialists. They're just for inspiration, because your trip will be created around your particular tastes.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park is a rare gem tucked into the south-western corner of Alberta. The park blends unusual geology, a mild climate, rare wild flowers, and an abundance of wildlife.

Spry Point, Prince Edward Island

Spry Point

Spry Point, or Spry Cove as it is sometimes known, is situated on a small peninsula on the eastern coast of Prince Edward Island.

Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, Canada

Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park is renowned for its overwhelming beauty, and in particular, of Lake O’Hara, Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. The tiny town of Field is the park’s only settlement.

The Purcell Mountains

The Purcell Mountains

The Purcell Mountains lie between the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. Eagles, grizzly bears, hummingbirds, deer and elk are all frequently seen here.

Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Louise

Known worldwide as the "Jewel of the Rockies", Lake Louise is a picture-perfect lake of iconic beauty. Activities include walking, horse riding and cycling, while canoes are available to explore the lakeshore.

Jacques-Cartier National Park, Laurentian Mountains

Laurentian Mountains

The magnificent scenery of the Laurentian Mountains makes a perfect backdrop for many outdoor pursuits, including hiking, fishing, kayaking and swimming.