We welcome you to the South Canadian Rockies and Waterton Lakes National Park

"We want to thank the Blackfoot people for taking care of this land, partnering with us to create unique experiences, and for helping us fall in love with these mountains. Thank you to all Treaty 7 people for allowing us to operate on this stunning landscape." - Uplift Adventures

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor tours, trips and courses in the Canadian Rockies with Uplift Adventures

Led and instructed by industry professionals within Waterton Lakes National Park, Castle Parks, and Crowsnest Pass.

Join us in Waterton Lakes National Park this Summer!

Uplift Adventures has local and knowledgeable guides who love to share their passion for the mountains with you. Our guides are often more than guides, some are geologist, biologists, professional interpreters and all of our guides are wildly connected to the mountains. We love sharing these special places with you to make life-long memories.

Waterton Wildflower
Identification Course

4hrs, 8 - 12pm or 2 - 6pm
Available on weekends only
Inquire with us to arrange (2024)
May - September

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Boundary Bay Hike

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Fridays, join a group hike.
June to mid-October

Bertha Lake Hike

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Saturdays, join a group hike.
June to mid-October

Upper Rowe Lake Hike

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Sundays, join a group hike.
June to mid-October

Are you exploring Waterton and want to enhance your knowledge of the area? Book a private tour and we will customize it to fit your ability and interests. Our guides love to share their knowledge about the area!

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Private Day Hikes

Join us for even more Summer Activities & Courses! Located around Crowsnest Pass & Castle Parks.

We invite you to join us for some fun exploration during a nature or historical tour, a day hiking trip, or a multi-day backpacking trip this summer.

If you are looking to enhance your outdoor skills, consider taking a course with us. We offer Intro into Backpacking, Intro to Outdoor Climbing, Navigation Courses, and Wilderness First Aid Courses.

Want to try, but don't have the gear?

We rent gear for all our activities, look for the gear rental add-ons in your checkout, or find out more about rental gear here!

Intro into Backpacking

Learn backcountry safety, leave-no-trace, risk management, and more. Build your skills to go on your own.

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Backpacking Trips

Pick from 5 signature backpacking trips that get you off-the-beaten-path. Hurry though, these sell out.



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Year-round trips several days of the week.
Designed for locals.
Drop-ins are welcome.


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Two courses that will enhance your navigation skills: map and compass and/or tech navigation.

Intro into
Outdoor Rock

Are you a beginner to outdoor rock climbing?
This course is for you.

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Prepare yourself for the just-in-case moments in the backcountry.

Lille Historical Tour

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7hrs, 9 - 4pm
Tours available for groups of 4 or more. Inquire with us directly.
May - October

Miner's Path
Historical Tour

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3hrs, 12 - 3pm
Tours available for groups of 4 or more. Inquire with us directly.
May - October

Doors Open
and Heritage

Join us August long weekend for this heritage festival in Crowsnest Pass.


Private Tours

Private tours are available year-round. Our guides are the highest certified guides in the region and have a wealth of knowledge.

Explore with purpose.

Our ultimate dream is to create conservation tourism to rebuild some of the damaged landscapes from historical mining, exploration, and neglected trail use in the Canadian Rockies. The owner of Uplift Adventures has a background in Environmental Science and has a passion to protect these special places, and after her time working in government she understands the urgency to find solutions. Help us get there and supporting Uplift Adventures is a great start!

Hear from others who have joined Uplift Adventures.

  • star rating  Great Hike up Turtle Mountain - Have wanted to climb Turtle Mountain for a few years, since my parents moved to the Crowsnest Pass. I am so glad I went up with Heather from Uplift Adventures.... read more

    July 22, 2022

    star rating  Let me start by saying I have ZERO experience in outdoor anything, least of all winter outdoor anything but it’s become my newest obsession. The Adventure Club tour I attended... read more

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    February 19, 2023

    star rating  Great! - We had a great hiking weekend in Castle back in August! Our guide Sabrina was really knowledgeable about the flora and the area, experienced and just plain fun! On the... read more

    November 11, 2021
  • star rating  Went to find winter in the Crowsnest Pass. A huge shout out for the awesome amazing moonlight snowshoe tour by @uplift_adventures Heather was super knowledgeable and gave us a guided... read more

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    January 14, 2023

    star rating  Great experience - Went on a winter hike around Chinook Lake. Heather was a great guide. Looking forward to taking more Upflift Adventure courses.

    February 22, 2021

    star rating  Beginner navigation and tech course - I took the Beginner navigation course and the Tech navigation course from Uplift Adventures with my partner and two other friends. Heather was our instructor throughout the entire weekend. We... read more

    July 15, 2022
  • star rating  Amazing - I had a great time on my first backpacking trip this week with uplift adventures. Heather was so knowledgeable, helpful and kind. It was great to enjoy the outdoors while... read more

    June 29, 2021

    star rating  Hike with Uplift was the highlight of my vacation - I went with my nieces on a guided hike up to Southfork Lakes with Uplift Adventures. It was truly amazing. Julie was so wonderful. We talked about... read more

    July 21, 2022

    star rating  I was looking to step out of my comfort zone, meet new people and experience the backcountry. Heather made it all possible! She not only got me to the... read more

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    September 20, 2022
  • star rating  We had a great hike up Turtle Mountain. Julie was a great guide who made us feel both safe and adventurous . We learned hiking tips as... read more

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    June 21, 2022

    star rating  Nagivation Course - I participated in the navigation course put on by Uplift Adventures. Heather taught us all the essentials to navigate in the backcountry, including how to read a topographical map, use... read more

    July 11, 2022

    star rating  Perfect Amount of All The Things - I have been fortunate to hike and snowshoe with Uplift Adventures many times in and around the Castle area and the Crowsnest Pass area.

    Heather, along with... read more

    April 4, 2022
  • star rating  Map & Tech Navigation Courses - Bronwyn & Heather held an excellent in-class & practical map reading and technical navigation course over the past weekend at the Castle Ski Resort. Excellent location, very knowledgeable, patient,... read more

    May 27, 2022

    star rating  Hiking and snowshoeing adventures - I have done several hiking and snow shoeing adventures with Uplift Adventures. They have all been excellent. Heather is very knowledgeable and experienced. Uplift has allowed us to experience new... read more

    RichandRhonda S
    June 25, 2021

    star rating  Amazing backcountry experience - Did the introduction to backpacking course with guides Heather and Duncan. Learned everything from planning to packing, setting up a safe backcountry camp and everything in between.

    Heather and... read more

    August 23, 2022
  • star rating  Fun and Informati vde - Best guide ever!

    Recently hiked to Cameron Lake and Crandle Lake in Waterton, AB, guided by Heather. Felt completely safe. Heather is completely informed and... read more

    December 22, 2021

    star rating  Wildflower walk Waterton - Wildflower tour in Waterton.
    I had booked this tour and it was fantastic! Our guide Heather took us on an adventure into the beauty of wildflowers we encountered on... read more

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    June 14, 2022

    star rating  Spent a wonderful day hiking in Waterton National Park with Heather as our guide. She’s very knowledgeable about the area, the vegetation, and the wildlife. I was a... read more

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    December 16, 2021
  • star rating  Winter Snowshoe Experience in the Canadian Rockies - Five of us old guys were guided by Heather in a spectacular winter snowshoe experience... blue sky, deep snow, heritage interpretive sites, and a winter waterfall. Great lunch on... read more

    February 3, 2022

    star rating  Learn to explore the mountains in a safe and FUN adventure! - We had an EXCELLENT adventure with Heather this weekend: Intro to Backpacking. I learned so much, while enjoying a safe and FUN mountain experience. I'll be returning for more trips... read more

    July 13, 2021