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Heli hiking through Canada's majestic Columbia Mountains

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Highlights

  • Walk through high alpine meadows surrounded by soaring peaks
  • Enjoy 2 1/2 days of professional guided heli hiking
  • Return each evening to the comfort of your mountain lodge

Extension

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Natural world | Short break | Summer | Wildlife

Bugaboo & Bobbie Burns are two sister lodges set in the remote wilderness of Canada's Columbia Mountains. Accessed only by helicopter - or highly adventurous hikers - these two lodges offer the perfect introduction to heli-hiking for families, couples and solo trekkers alike.

This four-day package affords a choice of accommodation at either Bugaboo or Bobbie Burns, helicopter transfers and assisted hiking with professionally certified mountain guides, allowing guest to experience the wilds of British Columbia at their absolute best.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Arrive

Depart your accommodation in Banff (not included) and transfer to the helipad for a flight to your choice of lodge.

Bugaboo Lodge sits about 1600 metres above sea level and features 35 rooms with private bath, a wood and stone bar-lounge and spa area with sauna and steam room. The lodge is a great base for some of the regions best hikes including the Skyladder ice climb and some first-class glacier treks.

Bobbie Burns Lodge, named after the great Scottish poet, is set amidst some of the region's most remote mountains. Accommodating up to 44 hikers, the lodge features 24 comfortable en-suite rooms as well as an outdoor whirlpool, sauna, games room, impressive wine cellar and spacious lounge area with a roaring fireplace. Along with a number of fantastic treks, the lodge is also the base for some of the region's more adventurous activities, including the Valley Bottom adventure trail with seven zip lines over raging rivers and a spectacular high ropes course.

Stay: Bugaboo or Bobbie Burns Lodge

Meals: L D

Days 2-3
Heli-Hiking

Spend two action-packed days exploring the regions around the two lodges and making the most of the outstanding hiking that this area has to offer. During the course of a day you can expect to move three to four times so as to experience a wide range of settings and landscapes, travelling back to your chosen lodge each evening for a sumptuous dinner and evening of story-swapping with your fellow guests.

Stay: Bugaboo or Bobbie Burns Lodge

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Departure

Transfer by helicopter back to Banff and on to your next accommodation or Calgary airport.


Meals: B L

This extension is suitable for…

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Pricing

Any element of this extension can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

Heli hiking from £2,405

Bobbie Burns Lodge

Valid for travel: Selected dates from July to September 2018

Includes:

  • Transportation from Banff to helipad
  • Return transfer to Calgary International Airport
  • 3 nights accommodation at your choice of lodge with meals as indicated
  • 2.5 days of fully-guided heli-hiking with top quality equipment and professional guides.
  • At Bobbie Burns Lodge, enjoy use of indoor climbing wall, rooftop jacuzzi, steam room and sauna

B = Breakfast • L = Lunch • D = Dinner


Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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