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ICELINE TRAIL


The Best Views in the Canadian Rockies

This Canadian Rockies trail is a world-class trek. With the third day hiked above tree-line, you will not believe the views. Ranking top 10 in Canada, the Iceline is Yoho's most scenic trail. The high elevation allows for 360 degree views that extend over the entire Yoho Valley, encompassing hanging glaciers, windswept ridges, and the chance to spot wildlife in the distance.
Hiking past 5 waterfalls, numerous alpine lakes, and even some snow in July! Strap on your backpack, leave the city behind, and breathe in the crisp, fresh mountain air!

Dates and Bookings

Adventure Dates 2021:

  • August 27th - 30th
    SOLD OUT
  • August 31st - September 3rd

 

Adventure Dates 2022:

  • August 19th - 22nd
  • August 28th - 31st

 

Adventure Rates:
  • Participants:

    CAD $615 + applicable taxes

  • Information package will be given upon registration
  • We value small groups - limited to 6 adventurers
  • This is a co-ed trip

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Itinerary and Gear

Planned Itinerary

  • (Pre-Trip) Day 1:
    Due to COVID-19 our pre-trip meetings will now be held online at 7pm. We will make sure everyone has everything they need, introduce the group, laugh lots, distribute the group gear, and chat about our amazing adventure.​ If COVID-19 restrictions relax we will resume in person pre-trip meetings. if this occurs, you will be notified of the change.
  • Day 2:
    Our first day is a tour of 5 waterfalls! Arriving at the parking lot we have an immediate spectacular view of Takakkaw Falls, the second tallest waterfall in Canada, rising over 350m in the air. From here we’ll follow our trail through pockets of temperate rainforest, enjoying breaks at Laughing Falls, Point of Lace Falls and Angel’s Staircase Falls. Tonight’s camp is near the base of our final waterfall of the day, Twin Falls. The roar of the river will be our backdrop and lull us to sleep after a well-deserved gourmet meal – 7.2km 150m.
  • Day 3:
    Day 2 - We are quickly rewarded with up close views of Twin Falls. These falls are unique with two channels of rushing water that fall side by side before crashing into the river below. Continuing upwards, the trail gets steeper as we hike around to the top of the falls. Reaching the height fo our day we cross an exhilarating suspension bridge and take in 360-degree views of glaciers and alpine peaks before dropping down to the valley floor and our campsite at Little Yoho Campground. After another delicious meal, we’ll drift to sleep in anticipation for our next day of outstanding alpine scenery - 10.4km 745m.
  • Day 4:
    Try to contain your excitement as we break camp. Today we explore the iconic Iceline trail. Starting off with a series of switchbacks we spend the day high in the alpine hiking past hanging glaciers, turquoise lakes, and spectacular views of the valley below. The beauty and excitement will keep you going as we make our way back to our cars at Takakkaw Falls parking lot and the end to a spectacular backpacking trip! - 10.9 km, 175m.
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Level of Difficulty

This trip is designed for those with an intermediate fitness level. Being self sufficient for 3 days will create a heavy pack. You should have the ability to carry ~30 lbs for up to 6 hours over 500 m elevation gain!

If you have the fitness level, minimal experience is needed for backpacking; let me teach you!

6 week hiking fitness program      Hiking Fitness Series  

Have questions swirling around, don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to help!

 

Gear, Food and Lodging

Included:

  • Backcountry skills learning
  • Wilderness pass for each night
  • Tents for camping

  • Amazingly delicious food from the evening on day 1 to lunch on the last day
  • The expertise from an ACMG Guide
  • An on trail physiotherapist

  • All group gear - stoves, pots, food storage materials, water treatment, sunblock, bug spray
  • All safety equipment - bear spray, first aid kit, emergency communication device, and tarp

Participants must provide:

  • Transportation to the trailhead
  • National Park Vehicle Pass (This can be purchased at a Parks gate or at the Parks Information Center)
  • Breakfast and lunch day 1 and supper on the last day
  • Personal Gear (Can be arranged for an additional fee)
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