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Heli-Hiking and Luxury Lodges in Western Canada

  • Banff
  • Vancouver
  • Sonora Island
  • 12 nights from
  • £10,489 per person
  • Trip Code: 1332

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Holiday Overview

Heli-Hiking and Luxury Lodges in Western Canada

Explore Canada’s Rocky Mountains beginning in the town of Banff, beginning with an early morning start watching the spectacular sunrise over Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. From Banff take the helicopter transfer to Bugaboos Lodge, located in the heart of the Columbia Mountains at the base of Bugaboo Glacier. During the day enjoy being dropped off by the helicopter to a remote location and enjoy hiking through the mountains taking in the natural floral and fauna.

Continuing to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, enjoy a guided city tour allowing you to view the best of Vancouver! Visiting the Totem Poles at Stanley Park, Granville Island and Gastown. After a few days in the city escape back to the wilderness staying at Sonora Resort located in Vancouver Island. This remote luxury lodge allows you to escape and enjoy freshly prepared gourmet meals, outdoor heated pool and wellness spa.

Heli-Hiking and Luxury Lodges in Western Canada includes:

  • Return Flights from the UK
  • Domestic Flight between Calgary & Vancouver
  • 3 Night's Hotel Accommodation in Banff
  • 3 Night's Accommodation at Bugaboos Lodge
  • 4 Night's Accommodation in Vancouver
  • 2 Night's Accommodation at Sonora Resort
  • Watch the sun rise over Moraine Lake & Lake Louise on a guided tour
  • Vancouver City Highlights Tour
  • Transfers & Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Admission to Banff Gondola & Hot Springs
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Day 1 - UK to Calgary

Arrive in Calgary, transferring to Banff.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 2 - Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

This morning enjoy a early start to watch the sunrise over Moraine Lake. On this small group experience, you'll have exclusive access to Moraine Lake, now closed to public vehicle access, where your expert local guide will show you to the best locations to watch the sunrise hit the glaciers above The Valley of the Ten Peaks and the stunning Moraine Lake. Sip on a hot chocolate, coffee or tea as you eagerly await the sunrise under a blanket (all complimentary) and utilize your expert local guides' photography skills & knowledge to fine-tune your camera settings for an amazing sunrise photoshoot. Then, explore the trails of Moraine Lake before all the big buses arrive. Travel through backroads where bears, moose, and elk can often be seen starting their day, on the way to Lake Louise Village where a delicious hot café breakfast awaits. After fuelling up for the day, you'll make your way to Lake Louise, well before the buses arrive to enjoy what remains of the early tranquillity and witness the lake at its calmest, resulting in perfect mirror images of Victoria Glacier and the Rockies reflecting back at you across the neon blue waters.

Spending the rest of the day at your leisure.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 3 - Explore Banff

Enjoy a free day to explore Banff. Speak to your consultant if you wish to book an excursion Banff has lots to offer, we recommend visiting the Banff Gondola (included) and Hot Springs (included) or enjoy a tour of Banff’s wildlife.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Banff Springs

Unmissable Experiences

Banff Experiences

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Day 4 - Banff to Bugaboos Lodge

This morning you will check out of your Banff hotel for your transfer to Bugaboos Lodge. You will join a coach transfer to the helipad for your helicopter transfer to the CMH Bugaboos Lodge, upon arrival you will have time to get settled in before lunch. After lunch you will be taken out to enjoy your first hike exploring the mountains, returning in the evening to enjoy the onsite facilities including outdoor hot tub or massage. End your day with a freshly prepared gourmet meal.

(Hike is self-guided.)

Featured accommodation

Bugaboos Lodge

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Day 5 - Bugaboos Lodge

Begin today with a dynamic warm up class before a hearty breakfast to set you up for your big day. Taking to the sky soar over the mountains on a helicopter dropping you off to for your next day of hiking. There is variety of hikes you can explore ask the local guide for which recommendations on which routes you can take. At lunch time enjoy your pack lunch which is provided at breakfast to fuel up before your afternoon hike or return to the lodge to relax. In the evening enjoy swapping stories of your adventures over a delicious gourmet prepared meal.

Featured accommodation

Bugaboos Lodge

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Day 6 - Bugaboos Lodge

Today is the same as Day 5, speak to the local guide about which alternative hike you can explore today!

Featured accommodation

Bugaboos Lodge

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Day 7 - Bugaboos Lodge to Vancouver

After breakfast you will be transferred by helicopter to the helipad for your transfer to Calgary Airport for your flight to Vancouver.

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 8 - Vancouver City Highlights Tour

This morning enjoy a guide tour of Vancouver. Prepare to experience the unique history and unfolding splendour as you tour through the modern streets of Vancouver. Drive by the most renowned sights and learn how Vancouver became the city it is today. Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and framed by British Columbia's imposing mountains, it's easy to fall in love with this astonishing city. Drive through historic neighbourhoods such as Gastown, Chinatown, scenic English Bay and the picturesque Vancouver Harbour. Stops in Stanley Park feature Indigenous Peoples' Totem Poles, spectacular views of the mountains and the Lions Gate Bridge. Also includes the opportunity to wander through the charming farmer's market at Granville Island.

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 9 - Explore Vancouver

A full day to explore Vancouver ask your consultant if you wish to add an excursion. 

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 10 - Vancouver to Sonora Resort

This afternoon transfer by helicopter or float plane to Sonora Resort on beautiful Sonora Island. The island is an absolute jewel amidst the wild beauty and pristine waters of British Columbia’s West Coast. After your arrival, get settled and explore the resort before you enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwestern gourmet dinner.

Featured accommodation

Sonora Resort

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Day 11 - Sonora Resort – Eco Adventure Tour

Embark on a thrilling 1-hour Eco-Adventure Tour aboard an 8.53m Zodiac boat, accompanied by your knowledgeable wilderness guide. Zip around the Discovery Islands for exceptional views of marine wildlife in its natural habitat and rugged B.C. coastline as your guide offers informative narration through a headset system. Later, perhaps embark on an excursion to explore the abundant, untouched wilderness of British Columbia. In the evening, sit down to a gourmet dinner and sip a fine wine or mingle with other guests in the lounge or games room (meals are included).

Featured accommodation

Sonora Resort

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Day 12 - Sonora Resort to Vancouver

It’s time to say good-bye after lunch to British Columbia’s coastal wilderness and take the helicopter or floatplane back to Vancouver.

(breakfast & lunch included).

Featured accommodation

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 13 - Vancouver to UK

Check out of your Vancouver hotel for your onward flight home.

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