Canada: Remote Rocky Mountain Trek

Located in the southwest corner of the Canadian Rockies, this Alberta gem shares a border with the state of Montana and Glacier National Park. This hiking trip takes you into Waterton Park, one of the most majestic places to hike in Canada. There is so much to do and see that this trip could last a whole summer. Almost anything you want to do in Waterton can be done on foot- including boarding the ferry which we will use to get to some more remote trailheads. We have curated the best hikes to give you the opportunity to pack your itinerary with the most stunning views of Waterton lake and the awe-inspiring mountains that surround it.

Our series of day-hikes will gradually take you further into the mountains on progressively more remote and intense forays that will leave your soul filled with lasting memories and a feeling of such intense accomplishment that you might wonder if you actually just did that!

Our 2023 adventure is designed specifically for the slow hiker community.

Trip Highlights

  • Join the first trek for our slow hiking community, the Pole-Pole club
  • Private trips available upon request

Trip Summary

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Day 1
Arrive in Calgary- 13 September 2023

Transfer to your hotel in Calgary. Tonight a group briefing to go over the details of the trek.

Day 2
Summit Lake - 14 September 2023

Your guide will meet you at the hotel after breakfast, after which we’ll head out towards Waterton. At Waterton, we will take a lunch break and then head out for a beautiful hike towards Summit Lake. After a series of switchbacks, gorgeous mountain views are our reward as we glimpse the multitude of peaks that unfold before us. We will descend in time for a late snack before dinner together at the hotel. 5 mile hike.

Day 3
Goat Lake- 15 September 2023

The first 2.5 miles of this trail is an easy stroll that will warm our legs up for the switchbacks to come. The 5.5 miles will gain a lot of elevation, but we have time to take it at our rhythm and enjoy the amazing views as we gain elevation. Mountain goats are a common sight along that trail and the lake is brimming with Cutthroat Trout. 8 mile hike

Day 4
Crypt Lake- 16 September 2023

Today's the day for true fun and adventure- and it all starts with a boat ride across Waterton Lake by boat to reach the start of the trail to Crypt Lake. The trail climbs from the shoreline through montane forest towards Hellroaring Creek Valley. Here's where the fun really starts: we pass past several waterfalls and climb a ladder up and into an 80 foot long tunnel, which we must crawl through! Our goal is the beautiful Crypt Lake which lies at 6,400ft and straddles the US-Canadian border. Here we can technically walk in and out of the US before descending back down to Waterton. Tonight we celebrate a day of diverse fun and accomplishment with a farewell dinner. 10.5 mile hike.

Day 5
Departure - 17 September 2023

After breakfast our trip concludes with transfers to Calgary. Your flight must be after 2pm for domestic flights,
and after 3pm for international flights.

Dates & Pricing


Double Occupancy
  • Sep 13
    Sep 17
    $2495 (based on 8) USD

Above Costs Include:

  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Private transport from Calgary beginning on Day 2 and ending in Calgary on Day 5
  • 4 nights hotels/lodges.
  • Professional hiking/interpretive guide
  • National park entry fees and sightseeing as indicated
  • All permits, sightseeing and National Park entrance fees

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Flights
  • Meals not indicated on the daily itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature (tips for guide, laundry, bar bill, etc.)
  • Any personal hiking gear

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