When your backyard is the glorious Canadian Rockies, you want to get out and about to see the shimmering lakes and marvel at the soaring peaks. There’s only one way to do this: a heli-hiking trip with CMH Summer Adventures
CMH operates two lodges only two hours’ drive from the Canadian mountain town of Banff. Open during the summer months, so you can experience the Canadian Rockies in all their sun-kissed splendour, CMH Bugaboos and CMH Bobbie Burns offer packages of three or six nights duration for a range of travellers and adventurers; guests without any wilderness or mountaineering experience can rub shoulders with
those who live and breathe adventure travel.
CMH’s guests can experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies in a way that isn’t available to other travellers to the area—via helicopter. They can visit locations rarely seen by others, head to wilderness areas where they may be the only people and explore the pristine mountains in the remote backcountry.
Experiences include everything from meadow walks and hiking below granite spires to glacier trekking and exploring via ferratas—each a series of metal rungs and safety systems that enable easy and secure climbing along mountain routes for hikers.
CMH is also tapping into the current popularity of multi-generational travel, with trips that cater to all ages and abilities. Guests have the freedom and flexibility to head out each day and choose a hiking or backcountry adventure that suits their physical ability and skills, and then return to the lodge in the evening for an indulgent dinner and to share stories from their day.
Bugaboo Lodge, a remote luxury lodge accessible only by helicopter, sits in one of the most picturesque and exclusive mountain ranges in British Columbia. Nestled deep within a forest, the lodge has the granite peaks of the Bugaboo spires at its front door. The Bugaboos are also the birthplace of heli-skiing, the lodge’s founder having invented the sport in 1965.
Bobbie Burns Lodge sits deep within the Purcell mountain range, offering traditional heli-hiking along with a plethora of bucket-list-worthy high-flying adventures. You can scale the longest via ferrata in North America or hike alongside the Conrad Glacier or, if you want to slow the pace down, you can take a peaceful walk through beautiful wildflower-filled meadows.
To book or to find out more information, please call 1300 295 049 or visit adventureworld.com
Photo: Lyle Grisedale/CMH Summer