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Mount Nimbus Adventure

The main draw of this adventure is the 'bucket list' Mount Nimbus Via Ferrata - A course of iron ladders, rungs, and suspension bridges that turns the everyday adventurer into a mountaineer - no experience required. This route, constructed in The Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, is the the most extensive route in North America. But there's so much more to this 3-night adventure! After breakfast each day, set out by helicopter with your guide to spend the day exploring the immense variety of landscapes. The choice of classic alpine hikes are all but endless: deep river basins, meadows of wildflowers, icy crystalline lakes, bubbling creeks, and stunning ridge walks define the region, as well as the incredible Conrad Glacier which offers another thrill-seekers adventure. Based out of a luxury wilderness lodge, meal times are a delight with family style dinners and impromptu presentations by local personalities, adventurers and guides. *A 6-night option is also available, based out of two lodges with an additional Via Ferrata course. Please ask your agent for details

Inclusions

3 meals per day from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4
Transportation from Banff (town centre) to the helipad and return to Banff or the Calgary International Airport
Twin share accommodation 3 nights at Bobbie Burns Lodge
Use of top-quality hiking equipment: boots, jackets, daypacks, rainpants, walking poles and water bottles
2-4 helicopter rides each day
Professionally certified mountain guides on all excursions
Hightlights
Tackle the vertigo-inducing Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata
Experience absolute & remote pristine wilderness
Return each night to a luxury lodges complete with outdoor hot tub and spa services
Get your thrills on the Conrad Glacier Adventure course
Enjoy gourmet meals family-style
Be led each day by professionally certified, interpretive mountain guides
Fly high with 2-4 helicopter rides each day
Tour Provider Great Canadian Trails
Number of Days
4
Price From
AUD $3,890
Start Location
Banff, Canada
End Location
Canada
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 12
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Cycling/Trekking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
Your transportation schedule will be included with your final confirmation. This morning you take an early morning transfer from your Banff (town centre) hotel to the Brewster Transportation Centre. We depart Banff this morning from the Brewster Transportation Centre for the (approximately) two and half hour coach transfer to the Bobbie Burns Helipad. Light breakfast snacks are provided. We make a stop in Lake Louise at the Post Hotel to collect additional guests. On arrival at the helipad we prepare for the quick flight to Bobbie Burns Lodge. Here we meet the Lodge Manager who assigns you your room and directs you to the equipment room where you are outfitted with all the necessary gear for the next few days. We enjoy lunch in the lodge. Following a helicopter safety talk, we fly up for an afternoon of heli-hiking in some of the world's most stunning mountains. Heli-flight back to the lodge later in the day for apres-hiking appetizers and relaxation. Dinner is served family style with the chance to get to know the staff and other guests.
Days 2-3
After an optional stretch class you can make your way up to the dining room for a delicious and hearty breakfast. Then we pack our lunches for the day from the selection of sandwiches, beverages, fruit, cookies and other items set out for you. You'll be divided into groups according to the activity level and adventure you've chosen. After breakfast each day, you set out by helicopter with your guide to spend the day exploring the immense variety of landscapes. Choose classic hiking, walking or one of the adventure trails such as the Mt Nimbus Via Ferrata and the Conrad Glacier Adventure. After a memorable day, fly back to the lodge for snacks and beverages; have a massage, take in the sauna or outdoor hot tub before dinnertime. (Approximate times are: 7:30 am morning stretch class, 8:00 am breakfast 9:00 am the first helicopter departs the lodge with the first group of hikers. Return to the lodge mid-afternoon and 7:00 pm dinner is served.)
Day 4
Shortly after breakfast, we will prepare for departure with a heli flight back to the helipad. Once everyone is down at the helipad your ground transportation retraces the journey through Yoho and Banff National Parks to Banff and concludes at the Calgary International Airport. A packed lunch is provided for the return trip. We stop in Banff for guests staying on in the Rocky Mountains and a chance for ongoing guests to stretch their legs, before finishing up at the Calgary International Airport. Our arrival time will be approximately 3:30pm for those guests wishing to depart on evening flights.