Great Divide Nature Interpretation
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Joel points out a feature - is it a mountain goat? - on a guided hiking trip

A private guided hike at Lake Louise

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Hiring Your Own Private Guide in Lake Louise, Banff and the Canadian Rockies


"You showed us plants and animals we never would have seen (or appreciated so much) on our own!"

- the Vitullis, New York

Going Your Way

When you hire a private guide for a full or half day, we can find the right trail for you, hike at your pace and address your interests. 

All Great Divide trips feature captivating stories and insights into the nature of the Canadian Rockies.


The Hiking Capital of Canada

Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and the surrounding area is often called “the Hiking Capital of Canada.”  There are many wonderful trails here! 

You could visit the alpine, ponder how the old-growth forest renews itself one tree at a time, or be surprised by a landscape utterly transformed by fire.  Our Top 9 1/2 Trails page provides a small sampling of the options.

Each season has something special to offer: waterfalls in spring, wildflowers in early to mid-summer, and golden larch trees in fall.

More Private Hike Options

Climb to a chocolate mountain high on a full day Fondue with a View

Explore a single topic in depth on one of our full daySpecial Theme Hikes

Or, choose the possibility of a full day hike at Lake O'Hara Hikes

2018 Prices
Half Day (4-5 hours)  
1-5 People   CDN $389 for the group
 6+ People
CDN $74 per person
Full Day (6-8 hours)
1-5 People   CDN $499 for the group
6+ People   CDN $94 per person
plus 5% GST
A portion of our profit is donated to
wildlife conservation and research.
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What you need to know

You can see our current open days on this online availability calendar.  Cancellations do occur, even up to the last minute.  Please check back for new open days.

 Season: June 1 - October 2.
 Maximum: 12 people per guide. Up to 2 guides may be available.
 Children of all ages welcome on private hikes.

Your trip will start in Lake Louise, or at the trailhead, depending on where you are staying.
Lake Louise is a 45 minute drive from Banff town, one hour from Canmore and two hours from the western edge of Calgary.
 We do not provide transportation.  You will need a vehicle to get to the trailhead or you may be able to use the new shuttle systems.
In some cases there may be trails directly adjacent to your hotel.

A beautiful columbine flower, often seen in Banff National Park