Waterton Hiking Trips in the Canadian Rockies

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Upcoming Day Hiking Trips

We want to help you fall in love with Waterton Lakes National Park and make your vacation a trip to remember.

Our professional guides are highly certified to cater to our guests from around the world. Learn more about each of our guides. Our guides are professionally certified with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides or/and the Interpretive Guide Association, and are also Wilderness First Responders or Wilderness Advanced First Aiders for those just in case moments. Each guide is highly trained for emergency situations, wildlife encounters, and knowing the local history, geology, and fauna/flora. Several guides are also professional interpreters, scientists, geologists, avalanche forecasters, and more. Our guides have an immense passion for getting people outdoors and sharing our love for the Canadian Rockies. People often hire us for our knowledge, and continue to come back because they have so much fun.

We have some guides who speak other languages. If you are seeking a guide who can speak a language other than English, please inquire with us.

BOUNDARY BAY HIKE

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When
Fridays
June to mid-October
Approx. 8am - 4pm

Inquire for private trips throughout the summer.

Highlights: Remarkable history, stunning views, spectacular geology

Physical Difficulty
Hiking in Waterton

BERTHA LAKE HIKE

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When
Saturdays
June to mid-October
Approx. 8 - 4pm

Inquire for private trips throughout the summer.

Highlights: Alpine lakes, beautiful colours, wildflowers

Physical Difficulty

Hiking in Waterton with a guide

UPPER ROWE LAKE HIKE

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When
Sundays
June to mid-October
Approx. 8 - 5pm

Inquire for private trips throughout the summer.

Highlights: Alpine lakes, beautiful colours, wildlife

Physical Difficulty

PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS

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Contact us year-round to customize your trip.

Highlights: We plan for you, hidden gems, local knowledge, amazing guides

Physical Difficulty ranges from beginner to advanced

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"Golden Larch at Rowe Lakes

Our guide, Heather, was fantastic. Her eagerness to learn is only matched by her desire to educate. And it all shows. I enjoyed every moment of the day. It didn't hurt that the sun was shining, the temperatures were warm, and the trail was incredibly beautiful. I'll be coming back for more. Thank you for the day 🙏."

JEFF M - OCT 2023
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Boundary Bay Hike

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Boundary Bay is an iconic hike from Canada to the United States of America! Find out why Waterton is an International Peace Park and join this fantastic hike to commemorate peace between two countries. This hike boasts views of mountains the entire way as we venture up and down along the Upper Waterton Lake. After we take some time enjoying the shoreline and the United States, we will return the same way we came.

Hike Details - Round Trip

Distance: 15.0km or 9.5 miles

Elevation Gain/Loss: 528m or 1,732ft

Hiking Time: 6 – 8 hours

Rating: Moderate and requires endurance

Bertha Lake Hike

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Bertha Lake is a sight to see and an alpine lake worth adventuring to enjoy. Along the way, we see some of the most incredible wildflowers in Waterton, while also getting views of Upper Waterton Lake. We get a little bit of everything along this trail. We will see mountain vistas, wildflower galore, waterfall paradise, ancient fossils, and an alpine lake. Can we ask for anything more? The only thing to complete this hike is you and the incredible people to enjoy it with. This is an in and out-hike. We will head back the same way we came.

Hike Details - Round Trip

Distance: 12.5km or 7.8 miles

Elevation Gain/Loss: 460m or 1,510ft

Hiking Time: 5 – 7 hours

Rating: Moderate and requires endurance

Upper Rowe Lake Hike

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Have you heard about the larch trees in Waterton? Upper Rowe Lakes is one of the best places to visit the subalpine larches. While they only turn golden yellow in the fall, they are still a spectacular tree to see. Our guides love all flora and fauna and know the correct names and facts to these National Park gems. Visiting Rowe Lakes is special all times of the summer and the wildflower meadow after Lower Rowe Lakes makes July – August a great time to hike. Then the turning of the golden larches, makes the end of September another great time to visit this hike. Wildlife is abundant in this valley with bighorn sheep and bears commonly roaming near the trail.

Hike Details - Round Trip

Distance: 12.8km or 8 miles

Elevation Gain/Loss: 575m or 1,890ft

Hiking Time: 6 – 8 hours

Rating: Moderate and requires endurance

Join us for even more Summer Activities!

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.

Our professional and certified guides will take you out exploring Waterton Lakes National Park, Castle Provincial Parks, and Crowsnest Pass.

Please note: When booking an experience, ensure you are aware of the location as Waterton and Crowsnest Pass are approximately a 1.5 hours drive from each other.

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!

Waterton Wildflower
Walks

4hrs, 8 - 12pm or 2 - 6pm
Sun & Wed
May - September

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Lille Historical Tour

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7hrs, 9 - 4pm
Sat & Mon
May - October

Miner's Path
Historical Tour

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3hrs, 12 - 3pm
Sun & Fri
May - October

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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Navigation
Courses

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

Intro into
Outdoor Rock
Climbing

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

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Wilderness
First
Aid

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

Waterton Day
Hiking Trips

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Are you exploring Waterton and want to enhance your knowledge of the area? Book on a group trip Fri-Sun or book a private half or full day hike. Our guides love to be nerdy!

Adventure
Club

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

Overnight
Backpacking Trips

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

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Doors Open
and Heritage
Festival

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

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