Iceline Trail and Emerald Lake Loop
Banff, Alberta5.0 (4 reviews)
- Waterfalls & Glaciers
- River Valleys & Alpine Lakes
- Wildlife Habitat
- Hike & Explore Yoho Nat'l Park
- Stunning Mountain Views
- Opportunities to See Wildlife
- Visit Famous Town of Banff
Our Iceline Trail and Emerald Lake Loop Canadian Rockies backpacking trip is an outstanding adventure in Yoho National Park. The Park is true to its Cree language name, when translated it means “awe” and “wonder”. This moderate backpacking loop takes us past multiple waterfalls, beneath towering mountain peaks, beside colorful alpine lakes and to the base of several majestic glaciers. This 4-day hike allows you to experience the spectacular scenery and natural wonders that the Canadian Rockies are so well known for. Highlights include sweeping views of the Yoho River and Little Yoho River Valleys, Canada’s second largest waterfall Takakkaw Falls, the world renowned Iceline Trail, and 3 stunning campsite locations at the base of Twin Falls, by the Little Yoho River and on the banks of Yoho Lake. The trip begins and concludes from the beautiful and famous mountain town of Banff, which is a perfect location to base your explorations of the surrounding Canadian Rockies.
Important: We apply for permits for this trip in January for the summer of the same year. Trip dates are not guaranteed until we secure permits. We ask that you provide a range of backup dates and hold off on making concrete travel arrangements until the trip is confirmed.
2024 permits are secured! Book your 2024 Iceline Trail and Emerald Lake Loop trek today!
$2230 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- River and creek crossings
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Canadian Rockies hike a solitude 3. You can expect several hours of solitude at a time.
We require a minimum of 4 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 65-60 days before the departure date.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates For This Trip
- 4-5 people: rate x 1.5
- 6-10 people: rate x 1.15
- 11-12 people: standard rate
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply