Uniquely Tauck



Helicopter rides on guided mountain hikes in the Bugaboos Range of the Purcell Mountains


Use of gear, including appropriate footwear, parkas and rain pants, along with personalized climbing instruction and guidance


Personalized hiking instruction and guidance by expert certified mountain guides




Two nights in lake-view rooms at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with a naturalist guide hike along Lake Louise


Three nights at the CMH Bugaboos Lodge, featuring exceptional comfort, food and service high up in the alpine wilderness


Overnight stay at Banff Springs Lodge in mountain-view rooms


Guided sightseeing in Banff National Park


Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted


15 meals; helicopter flights, service charges, gratuities to mountain guides, taxes and porterage


Please note:

Special Information for Pace and Activity, below: Due to multiple levels of activity offered to our guests, activity and pace levels vary from beginner to advanced. Please note: The heli-exploring activities on this journey can be customized to reflect the abilities and fitness levels of different participants, and can range from easy walks to challenging hikes. Due to this high degree of variability, we are unable to assign our customary ratings for Activity and Pace. (Other Tauck tours are typically rated on a one-to-four scale for Activity and Pace.) That said, ALL heli-exploring guests must be able to walk for reasonable distances over uneven terrain, climb into and out of helicopters without assistance, and remain in a crouched position for one to two minutes during helicopter arrivals/departures.



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The World Next Door

Ready to see what the eagles do? Fly aboard a private helicopter that soars over some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth, landing in an alpine wilderness that defies description. Join us at "the top of the world" for one of our guests' favorite alpine adventures in the Canadian Rocky Mountains...

Spend your days in scenic splendor, walking, hiking or relishing pristine places that astound with panoramic views, naturally inspiring. At night, gather round a crackling fire, indulging in warm camaraderie and welcome bliss. Your three-night stay at a comfort-rich mountain lodge is bookended by overnight stays at Fairmont resorts renowned for showcasing the luxuries of the Canadian wilderness. An unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages and abilities, the only challenging part of this trip is leaving the Bugaboos behind! Read Less

Hans Gmoser and Arthur Tauck – visionaries of summertime heli-exploring

Days 3, 4 and 5

Tauck, CMH and the birth of heli-exploring

As an avid heli-skier, Arthur Tauck fell in love with the pristine mountains of Western Canada decades ago, when his friend renowned mountaineer Hans Gmoser was offering guided winter heli-skiing from his lodges, including Bugaboos Lodge where you’ll stay. In 1978, Arthur began bringing Tauck guests to Hans Gmoser’s lodges for summer hiking – and “heli-exploring” was born.

Spend three nights at luxury mountain resorts in the heart of Banff National Park

Days 1, 2 and 6

Three nights at two of the finest Canadian Rocky Mountain resorts

Grand and secluded, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs are two of the finest resort hotels in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, perfect accommodations for exploring the natural treasures of Banff National Park.

Bugaboos Lodge – at the top of the world

Days 3, 4 and 5

Bugaboos Lodge in the Purcell Mountains

At this finely crafted modern lodge nestled in a spectacular remote setting, meals are served family style, the bar is well-stocked, and the steam bath and whirlpool are relaxing after the day's heli-hiking adventures. You'll share camaraderie in the game room, on the outside decks, and around the cozy fireplace.

It was thrilling to go to otherwise inaccessible places... When I first found myself high on the top of a mountain, I had tears in my eyes. Of joy.

Ralda Lee


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One Upfront Price

Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

What you need to know

Before You Go


Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Guest Protection Product

Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!

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Why Tauck?

Leave Your Worries At Home

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Reviews (17)

This was the greatest hiking adventure of my life. Experiencing the back country of British Columbia, where few have hiked before, was exhilarating. The guides were exceptional and each day’s hike was a lesson in geology, botany, biology, and history. Bugaboo Lodge is hosted by the most incredible staff that make your experience delightful.

Most Memorable Moment:

Landing in the helicopter on a granite outcropping.

I really enjoyed this trip, and would do it again. There was plenty of hiking in beautiful places. We had a wonderful tour director. The lodging and food were always great, as were my fellow travelers.

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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

Book Today... And Travel Dreams Begin

Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.