Guided conservation hikes
Banff National Park
Guided hike bookings:
- Reservation launch: Tuesday, January 23 2024 at 8:00 am MT
- Online 24/7
- By calling: 1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783)
From lakeside views to mountain vistas, Parks Canada guided conservation hikes show how species and their habitats are connected. Get an insider’s look at the cutting-edge work being done by Parks Canada conservation experts to protect species at risk and restore balance in critical habitats in the mountain national parks.
New to hiking?
Conservation hikes are a great way to explore with a trained Parks Canada guide and learn more about the beautiful Canadian Rockies! Small group sizes allow plenty of opportunities to gain hiking tips and tricks or ask questions about the local plants and animals.
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What to bring
A day of hiking in the Rockies requires preparation. Conditions can change rapidly in the mountains and higher elevations increase your exposure to the sun and stormy weather. To have a safe and fun time outdoors you will need to bring:
- Warm layers of clothes (no cotton), rain jacket and rain pants, winter gloves, and a winter toque / hat
- Hearty lunch and multiple snacks
- Drinking water, at least 2 litres or ½ gallon per person
- Sturdy and worn in hiking boots and extra wool socks
- Hiking poles (required for the Mount Stephen hike)
- Sturdy and supportive backpack with a waist belt
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat, insect repellent
- Toilet paper in a plastic bag for disposal, hand sanitizer
- Reading glasses, if you wear them
- Blister kit and personal medical supplies (just in case)
- Sorry, no pets please.
Learn more about how we are protecting species, habitats and ecosystems in Banff National Park.
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