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Join one of our certified guides in the Kananaskis Village, then depart for Canada's highest paved pass! Relax and enjoy the views in our spacious van en route to the trailhead. Your hike will begin at 7250 feet above sea level; take in the breathtaking scenery as you hike to an elevation of 8000 feet, the perfect habitat for bighorn sheep, pikas and an incredible array of alpine plants. Follow the creek and waterfalls back on this easy 2-3 hour hike. Suitable for children 8 years and older. Please schedule 4.5 hours for this excursion.

Please be at the Kananaskis Outfitters shop. located in the Kananaskis Village Center 15 minutes before the tour start time to fill out waivers. We will be leaving the shop promptly at 1 pm so please be on time.

Your guide will transport the group to/from the hike trail-head in a 15 passenger van; the drive is approximately 40 minutes each way.
Our hike, Ptarmigan Cirque, begins at the Highwood Pass and climbs 210m into a beautiful alpine cirque. The trail is 4.5km round trip.

We are running rain or shine. Should our guides deem the conditions unsafe for hiking, we reserve the right to reschedule to a later date.

If you are not sure what to wear or carry hiking, here are a couple suggestions on what to bring:

  • Dress in layers: a base layer, insulation layer and wind layer are ideal at higher altitudes, even in the Summer. Temperatures will drop as we hike higher, so having something warm to put on and block the wind is a good idea.
  • Wool hiking socks and sturdy hiking boots or running shoes.
  • Small day pack with water, snacks, personal items, etc.
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
  • Camera.

There is a deli next door to our shop if you need to purchase food or drinks.


    Location: Calgary, Canada

    Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

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      Departure Point:
      Kananaskis Outfitters

      Departure Time: Departure time is 1:00pm

      Return Details:
      Same as departure location.

    • Inclusions:
      • Certified Guide
      • Shuttle from meeting point to trailhead. 
      • Light snack and tea.
      • Learn about local history, plants and animals. 

    • Exclusions:
      • Transportation to/from meeting point.

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Minimum age is 8 years.

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