Iceline Trail and Emerald Lake Loop
- 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.
$1800 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 30-40 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 4-7 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 1640 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 2445 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- This hike follows well-trodden dirt and rock paths, with some off-trail hiking
- This trip has mostly moderate days of hiking (up to 7 miles) with moderate elevation gain (up to 2445), which is why this trip is given a Level 3 difficulty rating.
- be active and healthy
- exercise several times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack
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.
For this Canadian Rockies trek you will need to fly into Calgary International Airport the day before the trip starts. Flights to and from Calgary International Airport are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Calgary from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Phoenix, Denver, Portland, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Minneapolis. The duration of nonstop flights is 2-5 hours.
Calgary to Banff
Multiple rental car companies are available at the Calgary airport.
The best way to get from Calgary to Banff is via a shuttle service. We recommend the using the Banff Airporter.
Brewster Banff Airport Express
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 45 days before the departure date.
Traveling in perfect company is a wonderful thing! With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. Whether it’s with family, friends or colleagues, private trips are a fun and enriching way to explore the outdoors.
Private trip pricing is based on a sliding scale, depending on the number of people in your party. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax and national park fees (where applicable) or guide gratuity. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE to get the ball rolling!
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2
- 3 People: Rate x 1.5
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.3
- 6-7 People: Rate x 1.2
- 8-10 People: Rate x 1.1
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply