British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

6 Days



British Columbia Hut to Hut Adventure

6 Days Starting and ending in Calgary, Alberta

Visiting: Canada

Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Tour code:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

6 - 12

Trip Styles:

Active, Adventure Tours

$3889 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$110

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Tour Overview

Helicopter deep into Canada's backcountry and hike from hut to hut amid pristine alpine wilderness. Explore the lesser-trekked trails of British Columbia’s Esplanade Range by day and indulge in fresh meals and absolute peace each night.


  • Hike: British Columbia’s Esplanade Range

  • Plus..: Helicopter into the backcountry | Remote lodges | Lake Louise


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Day 1:Meet Group In Calgary, Travel To Golden With Short Hikes Along The Way
Accommodation Name: Mountain View Inn
Meals Included: Lunch Dinner

Welcome to your Canadian backcountry exploration! After a morning pickup, you'll set off on a day of short, scenic hikes near Golden. You’ll begin with a welcome meeting and an easy stroll among towering peaks and photo-op-worthy bridges at Cascade Ponds. From there, you’ll head to the sleepy ski town of Golden, British Columbia, and up to Kicking Horse Resort. Enjoy lunch at the Eagle’s Eye Resort at 7,700 feet on the ridge of Terminator Peak. The alpine ridgeline hiking at Kicking Horse is unparalleled and uncrowded. You’ll arrive in town this evening where you’ll get ready for your 4-day backcountry hiking experience with a packing discussion and run down of the week ahead with your guides.Hiking:3-6 miles (5-10 kilometers)

Day 2:Helicopter To Sunrise Lodge, Hike Along Paradise Ridge To Meadow Lodge
Accommodation Name: GAH-Meadow Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast at a popular local cafe, you'll arrive at Sunrise Lodge the only way you can – via helicopter! Just a short 5-minute ride brings you to the gateway of the Esplanade Range, the northernmost tip of the Purcell Mountains. As you hike along Paradise Ridge, soak in the commanding views of the Canadian Rockies to the east, the Purcells to the south, and the Selkirks to the west. Enjoy a midday rest and a picnic lunch along the trails before setting off to Meadow Lodge, one of the highest alpine huts in Canada and your home for the evening. Tonight, your personal backcountry chef will whip up dinner for you and your fellow hikers.Hiking:Minimum Hiking Distance: 3 miles (5 kilometers), 4hrs; Minimum Elevation Gain/Loss: +1,150 feet (355 meters)/-1,000 feet (300 meters)
4 hours of hiking.
Creek crossings,boulder fields, off trail routes and some trails

Day 3:Hike Meadow Lodge To Vista Lodge
Accommodation Name: GAH-Vista Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

An alpine wonderland few get to experience lies before you today. After breakfast, you’ll begin another day hiking along stunning and secluded trails where wild beauty thrives. And mountain goats, too! Feast your eyes on an endless panorama of sky-skimming peaks and fill your stomach with a hearty midday lunch on the trail. On your way to Vista Lodge, you’ll hike through picturesque alpine meadows and spy the sparkling waters of Vista Lake. You'll have options to summit several different peaks along the way as you hike towards your private mountain hut for the night. Hiking:Minimum Hiking Distance: 4 miles (6 kilometers), 5hrs; Minimum Elevation Gain/Loss: +1,200 feet (395 meters)/-1,500 feet (470 meters)
5 hours of hiking. Creek crossings,boulder fields, off trail routes and some trails

Day 4:Hike Vista Lodge To Sentry Lodge
Accommodation Name: GAH-Sentry Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Step out onto the alpine meadow doorstep of Vista Lodge and hike the peaks and ridges toward Sentry Lodge, the “Crown Jewel of the Esplanade.” Climb over the ‘Col of the Wild’ and learn about the local tradition at the top. Wander through unspoiled, untracked alpine meadows in the headwaters of Colpitti Creek. But before you relax your delightfully tired muscles in its legendary sauna, you’ll enjoy a trailside lunch and traverse the ridgeline to wonder at the untouched alpine beauty all around you. A new-era backcountry lodge, Sentry offers plenty of space, stellar views, running hot and cold water supplied by Tetras Lake, and even Wi-Fi! But, with the views, good company, and natural treasures surrounding you, you’re just as likely to forget you even brought your phone.Hiking:Minimum Hiking Distance: 4.5 miles (7 kilometers), 6hrs; Minimum Elevation Gain/Loss: +1,500 feet (475 meters)/-1,725 feet (525 meters)
6 hours of hiking. Creek crossings,boulder fields, off trail routes and some trails

Day 5:Explore Trails Around Sentry Lodge
Accommodation Name: GAH-Sentry Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

You’ll spend the day hiking the network of meadows and ridges that surround Sentry Lodge. Perhaps you’ll take a dip in an alpine lake along the way to cool off and revitalize your senses. Learn why it’s called Unicorn Lake, walk Cowboy Ridge and soak in the glacier-draped mountain majesty, or wander alpine meadows with no trails discovering the wildflowers that make their home up high. Today is a day purely intended to explore the secluded wonderland the mountains hold with your expert guides. This evening, rest up and relax with your fellow trekkers and relive the lifelong memories made this week.Hiking:Options for 2-3mi loops, 4-5mi loops, and 5-7mi (7-11km), 2-6 hours of hiking

Day 6:Helicopter To Golden, Explore Lake Louise And Say Your Goodbyes!
Accommodation Name: No Accommodation
Meals Included: Breakfast Lunch

Bid the backcountry farewell this morning and catch a helicopter ride back to town. In just 12 short minutes, civilization comes roaring back to life. On your way back to Calgary, enjoy a lunch stop and a stop at Lake Louise to find out why its beauty has captivated visitors for over 100 years. Later this afternoon, we’ll drop you off at the airport, refreshed and renewed after your backcountry expedition.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation throughout your trip.

  • Guide

    Professional guides.

  • Meals

    All meals as listed in itinerary.

  • Activities mentioned in itinerary. Any necessary equipment - all safe and well-maintained. All gratuities for hotels, restaurants, and activities. Park and other entry fees

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  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

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  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1996

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    Our trips attract a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more interesting and fun. All our people tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be in good company

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    When it comes to the safety of our guests, it has always been our number one priority. We’ve introduced strict protocols to adhere to current Covid safety guidelines that are relative to the destination, country and location of your adventure – these are dependent on the current rules and restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.

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    Health and safety are just as important as the amazing places in the most stunning parts of the world we travel. Another focus of ours is having a good place to rest and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day, and to make sure we are fully charged for the next day’s activities, so you’ll always find yourself in a clean, comfortable room.

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Reviews of this Operator

Carmelita Perez  

Great Company


Active Adventures is a great way to go if your idea of a perfect trip is getting out and hiking, bicycling and kayaking in some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, with guides who are local, experienced, fun, flexible and take excellent care of their clientele.

Dave, United States  

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My wife and I went on the Dolce Vita trip with Active Adventures and we both feel that it was one of our top 3 holidays ever. We LOVED our guides (Andrea & Enrico - one for the mountains and one for the Lakes Region kayaking). The natural beauty was amazing but the care our guides took of the group was truly beyond our expectations. Bravo to Active Adventures for partnering with such amazing local guides who are not only knowledgeable but funny and a true pleasure to be around. We LOVED this trip and plan to do more!

Jodi, United States  

Tortuga, November 2021


The trip was wonderful – better than ever imagined. Snorkelling was the highlight of the trip. I never thought we would snorkel so close to sea turtles and with sea lions – it was fantastic. Walking near blue-footed boobies and their chicks and stepping around sea lions, it was unbelievable. We even got up close to white-tipped sharks. We had a group of 13 that went In September 2021, and it was a truly remarkable experience for all of us.

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    Active Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 500 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of active adventures charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Testing For trips in the United States:?Vaccination is not required. All guests must adhere to the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations and guidelines.

    For all International trips (all destinations except the United States):?All guests aged 13 years and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of travel.?
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