Mt. Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, Canada
July 27 - August 1, 2019
(6 days, 5 nights; Sat - Thu)Alternate Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included between Calgary and Revelstoke prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to Calgary International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:00 am
“Extraordinary experience. Suzie is fun, nurturing and capable – Michael knows his stuff – Extraordinary!” Canada hiker
The History of Canada’s Glacier National Park is tied closely to the development of the transcontinental railroad. As the Canadian Pacific forged westward over and beyond the Rocky Mount barrier, the region’s breathtaking beauty provided a compelling incentive to pursue the economic potential that tourism would bring to the region. Lodges, hotels and other tourist facilities were built in this uncharted wilderness, which subsequently was protected as a national park in 1886. Despite the continued presence of the railroad and the Trans Canada Highway, the park remains an astonishingly pristine wilderness. Global warming and other factors are continuing to erode the glaciers, but there are still around 130 glaciers that cover approximately one-tenth of the park’s acreage. Winters in the park, although marked by substantial snowfall, are surprisingly moderate without harsh extremes and the park’s ecology supports a broad variety of wildlife. Unfortunately, the increasing presence of humans has contributed to the decline of the resident caribou herd, but many mountain goats still enjoy the area, as well as smaller mountain animals such as marmot, squirrels and the elusive wolverine.
|Day 1||Van shuttle from Calgary to Revelstoke, B.C. hike Mt. Hunter Lookout in Yoho National Park along the way||5|
|Day 2||Hike to Eva Lake and Mt. Williams in Mt. Revelstoke National Park||11|
|Day 3||Hike to Bostock Pass along Bostock Creek, overnight at Heather Lodge||9.7|
|Day 4||Hike to Hermit Meadows||5|
|Day 5||HIke to Asulkan Hut||9|
|Day 6||Hike to Bear Creek Falls, return to Calgary via Banff||3|