Land Journey

Bugaboos Adventure: Featuring Heli-Exploring


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$8,840 CAD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Jul - Aug
Cities & Landmarks
Banff National Park, Purcell Mountains, Lake Louise, Banff
Bugaboos Adventure Canadian Rockies Guided Tour
Canadian Rockies


Tour Overview



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



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Heli-exploring brings you to the mountain tops on a Canadian Rockies vacation that creates memories to last a lifetime.

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 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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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.

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

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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.

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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; truly peace of mind travel at its best!

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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.