The Canadian Rockies mountain range spans the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and is a region filled with jaw-dropping scenery of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, turquoise lakes, and wildlife. Take a tour along the iconic Icefields Parkway that stretches from Banff to Jasper National Parks, do a backpacking trip that takes you into the backcountry to explore the beautiful surroundings, or practice your climbing skills on one of numerous routes available in the Rockies. The Canadian Rockies also offers several more technically challenging climbing and mountaineering objectives for alpinists looking to put their skills to practice.
Located in Lake Louise, Mount Victoria (3,464m) is a classic mountaineering objective in the Canadian Rockies. This glaciated peak has the distinction of being one of the most photographed mountains in the Rockies. There are two commonly used routes for Mt. Victoria – the classic SE Ridge starting from Abbot Hut and the West Face (descent route for Huber traverse).
The highest peak in the Southern Canadian Rockies, Mount Assiniboine (3,618m) is often referred to as the "Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies" due to its distinctive pyramidal shape. This aesthetically striking mountain is a challenging climb that must be done in the right weather conditions when the rock is dry.
Pressed for time but want to spend a day on a classic trail to be surrounded by breathtaking scenery in the Canadian Rockies? There are numerous trails that can take you to stunning glacier lakes, alpine meadows, and impressive ridges. Some options include hikes in the beautiful Lake Louise area, Banff, and Kananaskis.
There are several multi-day trekking options throughout the vast Canadian Rockies that will allow you to explore the different national and provincial parks. Let us know which areas you're interested in and we can recommend an itinerary. Some parks include Bugaboos Provincial Park, Banff National Park, Glacier National Park, Jasper National Park, Kananaskis, and Waterton National Park.
Customized Mountaineering Trips
The Canadian Rockies is a mountaineering dream offering an array of options for various skill levels. Let us help you to build an itinerary that allows you to build your mountaineering skills while taking in some of the most breath-taking views that the Canadian Rockies has to offer. Some classic mountaineering options include Mount Athabasca, Mount Hector, the Presidents, Mount Fay, and Mount Columbia.
Customized Climbing Trips
Want to put your skills to test on a challenging climbing route in the Canadian Rockies? There are numerous options to keep you entertained while you explore Canada's vast wilderness. Some options include the East Ridge of Mount Temple (class 5.7), the North Face of Athabasca (class 5.7), or the North Ridge of Mount Victoria (moderate to advanced with class 5.3 rock climbing).