Backcountry Experiences

Backcountry Experiences

Private Backpacking Experiences

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

– Thoreau

Thoreau got it right – getting back to basics in the wilderness can be an experience unlike any other.   Whatever your motivation, The Path Less Taken can guide you on a backcountry adventure to suit you and your group’s motivation, fitness level and experience in the outdoors.  Backcountry campgrounds in Kananaskis can be booked 90 days in advance from your intended trip date.  The Path Less Taken will work with you to plan a route and complete all the bookings.

Backpacking rates start at $490 + GST.  Rates depend on the number of people in your group and the number of nights spent backpacking.  

 

Aster Lake, Guide, Backpack

What is Included:

  • Professional Hiking Guide, Educator and Professional Interpreter
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner (3-course)
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Backcountry Camping Permit
  • Safety & Emergency Equipment
  • Tents 
  • Water Filtration
  • Hiking Poles

What is Not Included:

Depending on size, gear could be borrowed or rented from the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre

  •  Transportation
  • Kananaskis Conservation Pass
  • Backpack (50-80 Litres)
  • Sleeping Bag & Pad
  • Rain Gear
  • Hiking Boots

Kananaskis Campground Options

Sheep-Elbow: Romulus, Tombstone, Big Elbow, Elbow Lake

Kananaskis Valley: Ribbon Falls, Ribbon Lake, Lillian Lake

Kananaskis Lakes: Aster Lake, Forks, Point, Three Isle Lake, Turbine Canyon

Private Backpacking Experiences

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.  

– Thoreau

Thoreau got it right – getting back to basics in the wilderness can be an experience unlike any other.   Whatever your motivation, The Path Less Taken can guide you on a backcountry adventure to suit you and your group’s motivation, fitness level and experience in the outdoors.  Backcountry campgrounds in Kananaskis can be booked 90 days in advance from your intended trip date.  The Path Less Taken will work with you to plan a route and  complete all the bookings. 

Backpacking rates start at $490 + GST.  Rates depend on the number of people in your group and the number of nights spent backpacking

What is Included:

Aster Lake, Guide, Backpack
  •  Professional Hiking Guide & Interpreter
  • Dinner (3-course), Lunch, Snacks, Breakfast
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Backcountry Camping Permit
  • Safety & Emergency Equipment
  • Tents
  • Water Filtration
  • Hiking Poles

What is Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Kananaskis Conservation Pass
  • Backpack (50-80 Litres)
  • Sleeping Pad & Bag
  • Rain Gear
  • Hiking Boots
  • Water Bottle

Campground Options:

Elbow Sheep – Romulus, Tombstone, Big Elbow, Elbow Lake

Kananaskis Valley – Lillian Lake, Ribbon Lake, Ribbon Falls

Upper Kananaskis Lake – Aster Lake, Point, Forks, Three Isle Lake, Turbine Canyon