High Fly-in Mountain Retreat

High Fly-in Mountain Retreat

Region

Rockies

Location

Banff & The Bugaboos

Availability

July - August, 2021

Experience Type

Remote Luxury, Active, Family, Adventure, Mountains & Lakes

Experience overview

Whistler-Blackcomb's reputation as a winter destination is renowned the world over, but the largest skiable area in North America doesn’t go quietly into hibernation with the resident black bears. Our summer Whistler experience affords all of the pleasure and none of the cold as you explore the mountains by helicopter, enjoy breathtaking views as you zip along the trees, sample some of the village’s famous fine dining, and take on an ATV adventure to the top of a mountain, all from the luxury of your private chalet with VIP concierge.

People hiking in the Purcell Mountains in an alpine meadow

Highlights

Private access to the Rocky Mountains

An adventure like no other, you can only access this kind of wilderness via a helicopter, making this unique experience one that few travellers are luckily enough to take part in

Remarkable Accommodation

Nestled amongst the crags and clifftops, these rustic, heli-accessible mountain lodges will leave you speechless

Customized Activities

Choose your level of adventure as your mountain hosts tailor make your ideal journey in the Rockies

Stunning Scenery

Between emerald blue, glacier fed lakes, roaring waterfalls and 360 degree mountain top vistas, this experience showcases the best of the Rockies

Suggested Itinerary

Region

Rockies

Location

Banff & The Bugaboos

Duration

7 Days

Availability

July - August, 2021

Starting From

CAD $12,000 per adult

Day 1 - Travel to Banff
Your journey begins with a luxury transfer to the airport and on arrival in Calgary a private car will take you to The Fairmont Banff Springs. Enjoy the exclusive lifestyle hotel floor where the Fairmont Gold team will greet you for a seamless check-in followed by cocktails and canapes in the lounge.

Overnight in Banff.
Day 2 - Banff & Yoho
Today you will be escorted on a full-day personal tour of the Banff and Yoho National Parks, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore stunning lakes and waterfalls amongst the soaring mountains of the Canadian Rockies; pause to admire the quiet beauty of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, the Spiral Tunnels, and Takakkaw Falls and enjoy a delicious lunch and champagne toast with a view over Emerald Lake.

Overnight in Banff.
Couple hiking in the Purcell Mountains in front of a glacier
Day 3 - Flytographer Photo shoot & Your choice of adventure
Today The True North Collection will connect you with a hand-picked local photographer for a personalised photo shoot to capture some amazing memories in the Rockies. Choose from one of the expertly curated Flytographer routes. Locations include the Fairmont Banff Springs, Lake Minnewanka and Bow Falls.

Choose your adventure today:

Horse riding: Your expert guide will lead you on horseback through the tranquil Bow Valley, a major movement corridor for bears, wolves, cougars, elk and coyotes. Trails wind through grassy meadows and pass the thermal mineral springs at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the birth-place of Banff National Park.
White water paddling: Opt for this thrilling whitewater paddle along Horseshoe Canyon. Your experienced guide will take you on a journey through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country with the Rockies as a dramatic backdrop.
E-bike Tour: Cycle anywhere from 6km to 50 km with your guide on this complete personalised private E-bike tour. These electric-assisted e-bikes allow you to see some of the most beautiful vistas in and around Banff with ease. You’ll be rewarded with a private BBQ picnic lunch near the end of your tour.

If you are travelling with children, this evening babysitting is on us. Enjoy an unforgettable Grand Degustation 7-course dinner complete with a speciality selected wine pairing, at the Eden Restaurant, Banff’s finest dining experience with a celebrated 5-Diamond award.

Overnight in Banff.
Canadian Mountains Holidays remote heli fly-in Bobbie Burns Lodge
day 4,5 & 6 - heli-hiking adventure from CMH Bugaboo Lodge
From Banff you’ll be transferred in a private vehicle to the helipad. From the helipad fly through the extraordinary Bugaboo spires to the lodge at 5,000 ft. The CMH Bugaboo Lodge sits in a green alpine meadow at the base of a glacier and boasts some of North America’s most staggering views. You’ll be met with legendary mountain hospitality and modern comforts which defy the remote location.

Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) are pioneers of Canadian heli-hiking and have been refining their experiences over the last 40 years. For the next three days you’ll access stunning, remote terrain by helicopter and be guided through the Purcell mountains by some of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable guides. Daily excursions will be planned according to your personal activity preference and ability and can be as challenging or relaxed as you like. Whether you opt for a daring via ferrata ascent or a light walk in the alpine meadows there will be a helicopter on hand, making vast areas of terrain accessible.

After your first afternoon of heli-adventure, unwind at the lodge and explore the facilities which include a hot tub, sauna, spa and an outdoor swimming pond. The chef will ensure your energy levels are restored with après-hiking snacks and a hearty meal. Compare photographic panoramas from the day’s experiences around the fire at dusk.

Overnight at CMH Bugaboo Lodge.
Couple watching a helicopter flying over a large glacier field in the Bugaboos in British Columbia
Day 7 – Transfer to calgary airport
Enjoy seamless transportation today as you return by helicopter to the landing pad, where a private driver waits to take you to Calgary for your return flight and private transfer home.

The True North Collection Difference​

  • Door to door service for our guests
  • Flytographer photo session in your choice of location in Banff
  • Seamless support throughout your journey from our legendary destination specialists and concierge team
  • Hand picked suppliers and experiences from our decades of experience in Canadian travel

Canadian Rockies

Banff & Bugaboo Mountains

Included in your adventure:

  • 3 nights of luxury hotel accommodation in Banff including breakfast
  • Private airport transfers between your home, airports, and
  • Flytographer photo session at a location of your choice in Banff
  • Full day highlights of Banff and Yoho Park tour
  • Choice of horseback riding, e-bike tour with lunch, photography tour or whitewater paddling in Banff
  • 7-course degustation menu with wine pairings at Eden restaurant
  • Evening canapes and desserts at the Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Private transfer to heli-pad including breakfast
  • Helicopter flights to and from the CMH Bugaboo Lodge

CMH Bugaboo Lodge Experience includes:

  • Experienced certified mountain guides
  • Daily heli-adventures
  • Use of indoor climbing room, games room, swimming pond, hot tub and sauna
  • All professional hiking gear including hiking boots, rain jackets, rain pants, hiking poles, backpacks
  • Chef prepared breakfast, packed lunch, apres-hike snacks and chef-prepared dinner and desserts
  • House wines and spirits and non-alcoholic beverages

About your accommodation:

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Canada’s ‘castle in the Rockies’. Just a short stroll from the town, the hotel features superbly appointed rooms and attentive personalised service. With a variety of on-site restaurants and bars, an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, spa and salon, the resort offers year round activities from golf to unparalleled skiing. As part of the True North Collection you will stay on the gold floor in a suite. Included during your stay on the Fairmont gold floors are a dedicated Fairmont gold manager and personalised service such as private check-in, an exclusive lounge offering continental breakfast, afternoon canapés & honour bar, and a selection of newspapers, DVDs, CD, books and games to enjoy at your leisure.

The CMH Bugaboo Lodge sits in an alpine meadow at 5000 ft, surrounded by the spectacular spires and glaciers of the Bugaboo mountains. It features 35 rooms with private bathrooms, a bar-lounge with fireplace, spa area with sauna and steam room, a games room, indoor climbing wall, shop, and a roof-top hot tub with spectacular views. It also features a fascinating on-site museum chronicling the history of the CMH operation. You’ll enjoy delicious meals prepared by the onsite culinary team and pastry chef.

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