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2022 – Voyage | The Great Classics of the Rockies II | Western Canada

2022 – Voyage | The Great Classics of the Rockies II | Western Canada

 // 07 August 2022

Note that the Adventurous and Daring member discount cannot be applied to trips.

We repeat the plan for a second Chèvres trip to the Rocky Mountains!

We offer you an accessible hiking trip on the most beautiful trails in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. On the menu: camping, fauna and flora observing, and breathtaking landscapes.

The parks of the Canadian Rockies are full of geographical treasures that we yearn to discover or dream of discovering again. Bask in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains on the must-see trails of Banff, Yoho and Jasper, Kananaskis and Waterton national parks. Without forgetting the vibe of a “road trip” which will guide us throughout our exploration of the famous “Icefields Parkway”.

Inclusions

  • 1 night in a standard 3-star hotel, 12 nights camping
  • 12 breakfasts, 12 picnics and 12 dinners
  • Transport by 15-passenger minibus with a trailer for transporting luggage
  • Professional guide
  • Kitchen, first aid and communication equipment (Satellite phone)

 

Exclusions

  • Pre and post-night in a hotel in Calgary (optional)
  • Meals not included: all meals on day 1, breakfast on day two and lunches and dinner on day 14
  • Transport or flight to and from Calgary
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Guide tip
  • Tax: GST (5%)

If you wish to register:

1. Send your request to: adventure@windigo.travel 
2. Include the following information in your email:
  • Your full name
  • Your phone number and the best time to contact you during the week (Windigo will contact you to explain how to make the deposit and answer your questions)
  • Specify it’s for the Circuit Les Rocheuses Classiques – departing August 7 to August 20, 2022.

The cost of the trip is $3009 before taxes. Please note that the amount of the deposit is $500 of which $150 is non-refundable.

No refunds, see our cancellation policy.


Reserve your spot

Meet the guide at the hotel in downtown Calgary.

Day 1 – August 7

  • Calgary
  • In the evening, meet the guide at the hotel in downtown Calgary. Meeting with the other members of your group, welcome and presentation of the trip.

Day 2 – August 8

  • Drive to Lake Louise and Hike

Day 3 – August 9

  • Plains of 6 Glaciers, Big Beehive and Lake Agnes

Day 4 – August 10

  • Banff Park – Sentinel Pass and Moraine Lake

Day 5 – August 11

  • Yoho National Park – Iceline Trail

Day 6 – August 12

  • Exploring the Icefields Parkway

Day 7 – August 13

  • Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park

Day 8 – August 14

  • Bald Hills, Jasper National Park

Day 9 – August 15

  • Icefields Parkway & Banff

Day 10 – August 16

  • Kananaskis Country

Day 11 – August 17

  • Bertha Lake, Waterton National Park

Day 12 – August 18

  • Cartew Summit, Waterton National Park

Day 13 – August 19

  • Lineham Ridge, Waterton National Park

Day 14 – August 20

  • Calgary – end of circuit

Small equipment:

  • Cloth bag to store your laundry and personal belongings compression bag
  • CE category 3 or 4 sunglasses (with a cord to tie them)
  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher
  • Lip balm
  • Binoculars or spotting scopes (recommended)
  • 2 large water bottles (1.5 l minimum)
  • Thermos (1 Liter)
  • A pocket knife
  • A light toiletry bag and compact towel
  • A headlamp
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Wet-Ones
  • Small waterproof bag for your camera, (optional)

Luggage:

  • Rucksack / rucksack (40-50 liters) for your business of the day and sometimes camping equipment: sweater, spare t-shirt, packed lunch, sunglasses, bottle of water, etc.
  • Travel bag (max 80 liters) with side zipper as main luggage for easier access to its contents. No hard suitcases. Luggage is transported in a closed trailer. Only one bag per person. The relaxed atmosphere of this trip allows you to bring minimal clothing and personal effects.
  • Be prepared: On your flight, carry a small “emergency kit” in your hand luggage in case your main luggage is delayed by the airline (for example: toothbrush, t-shirt, clean underwear). Also wear your hiking boots on the plane.

*Clothes*:

For the upper body

  • Fleece jacket
  • Long-sleeved sweaters (synthetic fiber or Merino wool preferably)
  • Technical baselayers  (synthetic fiber or Merino wool preferably)
  • Windproof Gore-Tex jacket or equivalent

For the lower body

  • Pairs of merino wool or synthetic socks
  • Quick-drying synthetic fiber pants
  • Walking shoes

Personal pharmacy – First aid:

  • Compression bandage for sprains
  • Pads for blisters or Moleskin type dressings
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Safety pins and scissors
  • Disposable latex or vinyl gloves
  • Gauze
  • Antiseptic wipes (eg alcohol or iodine swabs)
  • Adhesive bandages (multiple sizes) and duct tape
  • Tweezers for removing ticks, splinters, etc.
  • Sachets of oral rehydration salts
  • Medicines for gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Cold and flu medicines
  • Sun screen
  • Aspirin or equivalent
  • Mosquito repellant (ideally purchased in Canada if travelling overseas)
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