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Guided Hiking and Backpacking in The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are home to some of the greatest hiking terrain in the world.  When visiting the Rockies, traveling with a certified guide is a great way to make the most of your time.  Weather wandering near surreal alpine lakes or traversing a high ridge, there is plenty to see and plenty to do.  


Epic scenery of the Candian Rockies

  Impressive views even on single day outings


Starry Summit Mountain Adventures, lead by ACMG Guide and guidebook author Ben Nearingburg, provides guided hikes in the National Mountain Parks including Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, as well as Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.  Trips can vary from an afternoon stroll to a multi-week backpacking expedition and can be tailored to your particular goals, skill, and schedule.


Plenty of peaceful viewpoints to spend a quiet afternoon.


The Canadian Rockies are a year-round destination with hiking in the summer as well as fantastic snowshoeing and interesting ice walks throughout the long Canadian winter.  Regardless of when you plan to visit there is something to do and plenty to see!


Alpenglow seen from the Elizabeth Parker Hut in Yoho National Park.


Be sure to visit the links below for information on recommended adventures in the Mountain National Parks.  For information on customized trips of all types please send an email to or let us know via our webform

Hiking in the Mountain National Parks

The largest and least travelled of the Mountain National Parks, Jasper National Park is home to a wide range of ecological regions, woodland critters tall and small, and also Starry Summit guide Ben Nearingburg's home base.  Jasper National Park has many options for hiking from remote week long traverses to afternoon alpine strolls.  The typical hiking season in Jasper is between June to late September.  Check out the list below for some of the great areas to discover in Jasper.

For information on accommodations, travel and route conditions be sure to visit Jasper National Park's and the Tourism Jasper's websites.


Views from the campground on the third Geraldine Lake in Jasper National Park

Recommended Adventures:

Day Trips:

  •  Jasper National Park Day Hikes , 1 Day


​Difficulty Ratings Explained:

 Easy trips with short days and good trails.     

 Moderate trips with more aggressive terrain and more distance to cover.

 Advanced trips with extensive travel on rugged trails, may include creek crossings.  Expect long days.

Trip Length:

  • Daytrip, Can be completed round-trip in a single day from the parking area.
  • Backpacking, A multi-day (2+) adventure sleeping in tents or backcountry huts.