Canmore Trails and Tales
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1 -2 hour Historical Walks & Nature Walks 

Cowboys and Coal Mines Historical Walk - 1.5hrs

Departs from Rotary Friendship Park: Location 9th St & 6th Ave Canmore, Alberta
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Wilderness and Wildlife Walk - 2hrs

Departs from Rotary Friendship Park:  Location 9th St & 6th Ave Canmore, Alberta
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Nature by Nightfall - 2hrs

Departs from Rotary Friendship Park: Location 9th St & 6th Ave Canmore, Alberta
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2 - 4 Hour Adventures

Canyons & Cave Paintings - 3hrs

Join our expert guides on an adventure of a life time!  Off the beaten track, a truly authentic experience! Tap into the towns local secrets and 'hidden gem' that are not found in any travel guide.  
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Lost Towns, Buried Treasure & Local Legends - 3hrs

Departs from Rotary Friendship Park:  Location 9th St & 6th Ave Canmore, Alberta
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Hidden Gems & Untold Stories - 3hrs

Your local guide knows all the hidden gems and local secrets to make you feel right at home.  Get the backstage pass into some of Canada's most amazing scenery and history.   If your an explorer at heart this is the perfect tour for you!    Departs from Rotary Friendship Park:  Location 9th St & 6th Ave Canmore, Alberta
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Hidden Springs & Beaver Tales - 2.5hrs

This wonderful walk has many highlights along the boardwalk trail over the marshland.  Discover birds, beavers and butterflies.  The tour ends with a visit to the hidden springs bubbling up just below your feet. ​
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Wilderness and Wildlife Hike - 3hrs

There is only a few ancient forests left in the fire swept valley of the Rocky Mountains.  Explore the diverse ecosystem and experience the untouched beauty of a forest thousands of years in the making.  ​
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Off The Beaten Path - 3hrs

The mountains can appear unchanging and timeless. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Everyday they are being altered by the powers of nature. 
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5 - 8 Hour Adventures

Intro to Backcountry - 5hrs

Explore off the beaten path with one of our professional guides.  This fun 5 hour adventure will get you off the beaten path and deep into the Canadian Rockies.  Your professional guide carries all the required safety equipment and is fully trained to use it if required.  
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Intro to Mountains - 6hrs

Get the eagle eye view of the world with our expert guides.  No crowds, nothing but you and the mountain peaks.   One of the most amazing 360 degree views of the Rocky Mountains. 
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Private Tour

Get the eagle eye view of the world with our expert guides.  No crowds, nothing but you and the mountain peaks.   One of the most amazing 360 degree views of the Rocky Mountains. 
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Bear Encounter Training 1 - 3 hour Courses 

Bear Spray Demo & Training

1 Hour Course  ​People in bear country should be prepared to encounter a bear at any time. While following best practices can reduce the likelihood of an encounter, carrying and knowing how to properly use bear deterrents can help prevent injury if you do encounter a bear. ​This program provides practical advice on minimizing  negative bear encounters in areas where people and bears coexist.  With a few simple adjustments to your outdoor routi...(more)
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Wildlife Encounter & Bear Spray Training

Wildlife Encounter Training & Certification 3 Hour Course  ​This course provides fundamentals on bear encounter avoidance and general safety practices.   ​Wildlife Encounter Training will teach you how to use the Professional Wildlife Encounter Kit properly.  When and how to deploy bear bangers, horn (sound deterrents), and bear spray equipment.   Know your equipment!  Play safe and have fun in the Great Canadian Outdoors.&n...(more)
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Banff - Kananaskis Outdoor Academy
Partner Provider for the Outdoor Council of Canada Course Curriculum

Map & Compass Course

Get Outside (Maps):  Get Outside courses are not leadership courses. They present technical skills. This course is a  a comprehensive introduction to navigation using maps. Course length is 8 hours. Students will be required to read a 20 page manual before attending the module.  Get Outside (Compass): Get Outside courses are not leadership courses. They present technical skills. This course is  a comprehensiv...(more)
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Field Leader Hiking & Paddling Course

This 4 day combo course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a paddling and/or a hiking activity for one day. Prior to the course, it is recommended that students obtain a technical paddling certification from another organization. Students must read a 80 page manual and complete attached quizzes. Course length is 20 hours. Graduates of the FL (Paddling and Hiking) course are qualified to lead one day trips into class 1 paddling environmen...(more)
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From Pioneers to Parks - The Banff Story

Meet in Banff for a historical walk with Alpine Jake. A born and raised Banff local in an authentic Mountain Man outfit.  Walk into history with a real trailblazer on this 2hr Historical Walk.  Fun for the whole family!       Walking Pole Provided  
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Lost Trails: A Story from the Clovis People

Explore the lake shore of ancient hunters with our local guides.  Explore back some 13,000 years to discover a story of human occupation and other lost worlds hidden beneath!  
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Story: Living off the land, Then & Now

It was an island of civilization in an ocean of wilderness! Now it is an island of wilderness in a ocean of civilization. Join Alpine Jake to discover the story about us. How we lived off the land then and now.  Learn about medicinal plants, basic bush craft, and a few timeless survival tips for the Rocky Mountains.   Walking Pole Provided  
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Exploring Alone! A story of survival

Isolation and imagination can be an Explorers greatest enemy. Join Alpine Jake for an evening walk in the woods.  Explore the starlit night sky and evening view on this unique Banff experience. Departs from Lake Minnewanka Parking Lot Bathrooms 
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