Wapta Traverse


This hut based ski traverse is widely considered to be the Haute route the Canadian Rockies. Spectacular mountain views, high peaks and expansive glaciers make this trip a true classic.

Who For

Beginner to Advanced. Good fitness is required as you can expect to travel up hill on skis 2000 – 7000ft (depending on fitness). An average day runs 6 -8 hours. Previous ski touring experience is highly recommended. Please contact for further details.

What’s Included

Guides fee, group equipment, Hut fees, breakfast, lunch and dinner while on traverse

what’s Not included

Gear rentals if necessary, Sleeping bag


March to May




Day 0: Evening meet and greet at your hotel in Canmore or Banff. Gear check and preparation.

Day 1: Travel north up on the to the scenic Icefields Parkway to Numtija lodge. Ascend up to the Bow Hut via Bow Lake.

Day 2: Our first alpine day! Over the Olive high col with a possible ascent of St Nicholas peak. Descend to Balfour hut via the olive glacier

Day 3: The climax of the trip! Up through wild broken glaciers to the Balfour high col. Possible peaks ascents and alpine ski runs. Night at the Scott Duncan hut.

Day 4: Summit Mt. Daly and start working our way out to Sherbrooke Lake via the Waputik Glacier.