2 independent reviews for Canadian Rockies walking holiday

Reviews for Canadian Rockies walking holiday

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review 15 Jul 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were many highlights, but the most exciting parts were the white-water rafting on Kicking Horse River, the guided walk on Athabasca Glacier and the wilderness canoe trip in Wells Gray Park. They were all so well organised and professional and we had such a great experience getting to know the local guides and the stunning landscape in each location.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Travel light! Most of the campsites have good facilities, so you really only need to take the basics plus plenty of mosquito repellent if you're travelling in the Summer months. Take a few risks and you'll have lots of fun. It was my first time white-water rafting - I got completely drenched and had a wonderful time! Make sure you have a good, sturdy pair of hiking boots so that you're comfortable with the more strenuous walks at elevation.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We used local, very knowledgeable guides for several activities and were encouraged to be aware of the impact we were having on the landscape - being conscious of leaving places cleaner and tidier than when we arrived, especially campsites.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

This was a truly wonderful holiday, full of stunning landscapes, inquisitive wildlife and very friendly people! I felt there was almost an ideal balance of walks - from more strenuous hikes to gentle strolls which suited different ages and abilities. Also our guide Isabella was fantastic in organising everything from the delicious food we were served every day to the driving, logistics of camping and general hospitality. I would recommend this trip very highly!

review 2 Sep 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The glaciers

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Always consider that temperature could get lower than expected and same for the rain, it rains frequently but a rain coat is enough to deal with the rain.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we purchased food from locals

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was enjoyable

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