Relax and let a local guide show you around. Guides are knowledgeable about the local plant, wildlife and geology. Many of the best hikes do not follow a trail, but wander through the many alpine meadows. Let a guide show you the hidden gems of this pristine area.
Not to be confused with the Icefall Traverse, this is a completely non-technical hiking trip that links up the Rostrum Cabin, Icefall Lodge and the Canyon Cabin. Enjoy hiking through alpine meadows, stunning viewpoints and cascading waterfalls while you make your way to one of our comfortable cabins for the night.
With over 15 years of trail work, there is a large network of well-maintained trails at Icefall. Most of the trails, especially those closer to the lodge, are well marked and easy to follow. A self-guided trip is a great option for those looking to explore at their own pace or have a flexible itinerary.
Travel through high alpine glacier terrain surround by some of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies, carrying only a light pack. The scenery is dramatic and varied, everything from tumbling glaciers and vast ice fields to wildflowers, old-growth forests and clear rushing streams. This hut-to-hut traverse is guided and catered.
Situated at treeline, Icefall Lodge is the perfect base for incredible hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies. Lush alpine meadows start right outside the door, and the seracs and tumbling icefalls of nearby glaciers gave the valley its name. A well-maintained network of trails gives easy access to some of the most scenic viewpoints in the area. Enjoy guided or self-guided hiking trips among some of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies.
Most guided and self-guided hiking trips are based at Icefall Lodge, with day trips returning to the lodge every night. For the more adventurous, there is a non-technical hut-to hut-hiking trip between the Rostrum Cabin, Waterfall Cabin and Icefall Lodge. The Rostrum Cabin and the Waterfall Cabin offer comfortable accommodations and are equipped with a wood-fired sauna, a large sunny deck, and an indoor pee toilet.
For the mountaineers, there is the multi-day Icefall Traverse that links up two high-elevation huts. The Lyell Hut is perched on a rock outcrop at 2860m, and the Mons Hut sits at the toe of the Mons Glacier. While this is a mountaineering trip with glacier travel, strong hikers with no previous mountaineering experience can do this trip with a guide.
The lodge itself consists of two main buildings and a sauna with two separate shower stalls. The new lodge is a bright, three-story building with log posts, and much of the lumber was milled on site. The original lodge provides additional bedrooms and a second living room. Icefall lodge can comfortably accommodate 18 guests in 9 bedrooms with double or single beds. Each building has sweeping glacier views out the front window, a wood stove and satellite internet access