Bobbie Burns Lodge Canadian Mountain Holidays heli-hiking in the Rockies
Helicopter assisted hiking at its best.
Hiking possibilities in the Bobbie Burns are nearly endless: heli-hike among the awe-inspiring ridge high above deep river basins, glorious meadows strewn with alpine flowers, a zipline over a river, glaciers and little crystalline lakes that provide a refreshing dip and wonderful views. The Bobbie Burns Range is situated in the Purcell Mountains, west of Banff.
Bobbie Burns Lodge offers accommodation in 24 rooms, with an outdoor whirlpool overlooking the mountains, a swimming pond and an extensive wine cellar which is certainly one of the world's best in a wilderness lodge.
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Bobbie Burns to Bobbie Burns
7:30 am The morning stretch class is an option, but then again, so is sleeping i...
Banff to Bobbie Burns
7:15 am Boarding time at the Brewster Transportation Centre for the ground transfer from Banff to the Bobbie Burns helipad.
The route takes you west toward Lake Louise and then on to Golden, BC, through the fabulous scenery of Banff and Yoho National Parks. We travel over Kicking Horse Pass, site of the famous Spiral Tunnels, which minimized the steep grade for the rail lines of Canada’s National Dream, the transcontinental railway, when it was heroically built in the late 1800s. From Golden, head south through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the Rockies to the east and the front ranges of the Columbia Mountains to the west. The Rocky Mountain Trench, down which flows the great Columbia River, is the boundary between the Columbias and the Rockies. One of earth’s most dramatic landmarks, it’s clearly visible from orbital space.
10:00 am (Mountain Time) Arrive at the helipad for the quick, exhilarating flight to Bobbie Burns Lodge. After settling in you’ll be outfitted with all the necessary hiking gear, get acquainted with helicopter safety procedures, then fly up for an afternoon of hiking in some of the world’s most stunning mountains. Fly back to the lodge in the afternoon for snacks, beverages, and relaxation before dinner.
7:00 pm Dinner is served family style, with guests and staff eating together, topped off with dessert prepared by Bobbie Burns’ resident pastry chef. Before retiring enjoy the company of fellow guests by the fire, or relax in the hot tub and sauna.
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7:30 am The morning stretch class is an option, but then again, so is sleeping in.
8:00 am Breakfast buffet. After breakfast, choose from a variety of sandwiches and snacks for picnic lunch in the mountains.
9:00 am The first helicopter leaves the lodge. Each group of hikers, accompanied by a guide, spends the day exploring the immense variety of landscapes in the Bobbie Burns, a winsome sub-range of the Columbias. The Bobbie Burns abounds with personality-rich glaciers, turquoise lakes, and airy mountain ridges. And everywhere, from every vantage point, vast, heart-stirring views. Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst stunning, utterly unspoiled scenery. After a memorable day, fly back to the lodge, where snacks, beverages, a good book, or the sauna and restful outdoor whirlpool await.
7:00 pm One of the charms of family-style dining is getting to know our fellow guests as we savor the chef’s creation of the evening. After dessert and coffee, share stories and experiences of the day with new friends and staff.
Bobbie Burns to Banff
8:00 am Breakfast buffet, then prepare for departure.
9:30 am First flight out of the lodge.
11:00 am Depart the Bobbie Burns helipad by ground transportation and retrace the journey through Western Canada’s national parks to Lake Louise, Banff, and Calgary International Airport. A boxed lunch is provided for the return trip.
1:30 pm Arrive in Banff.
4:00 pm Arrive in Calgary.
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3 night holidays at Bobbie Burns can be combined with a 3 night holiday at the Bugaboos heli-hiking lodge with a splendid day hike between the 2.
CMH have been awarded the prestigious Traveller Experience Award at the 2012 Canadian Tourism Awards.
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