Heli-Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

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How big are the groups?
What is included in the tour price?
How do we travel during the tour?
What are our accommodations like?
What about the weather?
When is payment due?
What should I take on the tour?
What meals are included?
Can you arrange my flights?
What if I would like more information?
 

How big are the groups?

While the Bobbie Burns Lodge may have up to 44 guests and the Bugaboos Lodge may have up to 65 guests, each hiking group is limited to 11 hikers plus the guide (groups are often smaller). Small groups are an important ingredient in adventure travel. They allow for more interaction and more personalized service throughout the itinerary.

 

What is included in the tour price?

All accommodations throughout; all meals, starting with lunch on day 1 and finishing with lunch on departure day; all internal transportation; transfer from Brewster Transportation Center in Banff to the Bobbie Burns Helipad, on arrival day. Transfer to Brewster Transportation Center or the Calgary Airport on Day 7; all day trips as outlined in the itinerary; and the services of an experienced guide.

 

How do we travel during the tour?

We travel by bus, foot and helicopters. The helicopters are Bell 212’s which hold 15 passengers.

 

What are our accommodations like?

We spend 3 nights at Bobbie Burns Lodge and 3 nights at Bugaboo Lodge. Bobbie Burns accommodates 44 Heli-hikers in 24 rooms, all with private bath. The lodge has a view-rich outdoor whirlpool, a sauna, games room, porch-side basketball hoops, shop, and a big, welcoming fireplace in its exceptionally homey common area. Its extensive wine cellar is certainly one of the world’s best in a wilderness lodge. Newly renovated Bugaboo Lodge sits about 1,600 metres (just shy of a mile) high, with 35 rooms with private baths, a wood and stone bar-lounge, an expanded spa area with sauna, steam room, a games room, a handy shop, and a new rooftop hot tub for extraluxurious view catching.

 

What about the weather?

Our trips take place during the summer months, when the weather is generally warm, however cooler temperatures may occur. In general, one must be fully prepared for both sun or rain, warmth or cold.

 

When is payment due?

A non-refundable deposit of $750 (plus insurance if you require) is due at the time of booking and will reserve your place on the tour. Payment of the full tour cost is due 100 days before departure. Cancellation charges are applicable and are outlined in the “Terms and Conditions” section of our brochure.

Cancellation charges for this trip are as follows- 100days or more deposit amount, 99-60days 50% of tour price , 59-0days 100% of tour price.

 

What should I take on the tour?

There is a detailed “What to Take” list in our Trip Kit, which we will send to you after you have booked the trip.

 

What meals are included?

All meals on the trip are included, starting with lunch on day 1 and finishing with lunch on departure day.

 

Can you arrange my flights?

We would be happy to take care of your air arrangements. ElderTreks offers personalized flight itineraries — not group flights. Stop over en route, come in a few days early, or extend your stay. Call us for a customized itinerary.

 

What if I would like more information?

If you have any further questions about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact our office for additional information. A Trip Kit containing further details on the destination will be sent to you once you have booked the trip.

 

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