Heightened Bliss in the Bobbie Burns

Stradling the Purcell & Selkirk Mountains

The Ultimate Alpine Playground

CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge elevates mountain fun to spirit-soaring heights. Surround yourself in old-growth forests and beckoning peaks as you discover how comfortable mountain lodging can be. From your decked-out home base at CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge, you’ll have exclusive access to towering arêtes, dramatic moraines, ice-carved valleys and one-of-a-kind adventures.

Embark on eye-widening ridge hikes above deep river basins. Scale granite rock faces on the Mount Nimbus via ferrata. Test your mettle on our ropes course. Or relax and bask in the beauty of sun-kissed meadows. Whatever your idea of adventure is, experience it in the ultimate wilderness playground. Book your summer escape to Bobbie Burns today.

Season

Dates run from from July to August with occasional dates in June and September.

Duration

Guests

Adult
$3,595

Youth 12-17
$3,055

Child 6-11
$2,155

Price per person. Children and youth are eligible for child rates and must be accompanied by a guardian.
Estimated total
$3,595
$1,198 per night
Incl. lodging, daily heli access, meals & transportation.

Talk to our planning experts 1-800-661-0252

A climber celebrating at the top of Mt Nimbus Via Ferrata
Jesse Tamayo

One of the best experiences of my life.

Alan M., Bobbie Burns Guest

Arrival

7 am
Depart Banff to helipad
9:30 am
Arrive at helipad for heli-transfer to CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge
10:30-11 am
Upon arrival, you’ll be acquainted with the lodge
11:30 am
Lunch
1:00 pm
After a helicopter safety briefing enjoy your first hike exploring the mountains.
4-5 pm
Return back to the lodge where you can enjoy apres adventure refreshments, a soak in the hot tub or a massage.
7 pm
Enjoy your first CMH gourmet family style dinner – staff will join you for the meal each evening

Days 2 & 3

7:30 am
Wake up with a dynamic warm up class
8 am
Fuel Up with a hearty breakfast to start your day right. Pack your lunch for the day and get ready for your day of adventure through your choice of hiking or Via Ferrata.
9 am
First hiking group will fly into the mountains
12 pm
Lunch in the field
4-5 pm
Return to the lodge where you can enjoy aprés-adventure refreshments, a soak in the hot tub or a massage.
7 pm
Swap stories of your incredible adventures in the mountains as you enjoy family style dinner with your guides and lodge staff.

Departure

8 am
Enjoy a hearty lodge breakfast before departing the lodge with your final heli-transfer
10:45 am
Private coach transfer from helipad to Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary International Airport.
1 pm
Estimated arrival time in Banff.
3 pm
Anticipated arrival at Calgary International Airport (YYC). We recommend guests do not book flights until after 6pm MT. *Please note: Hiking schedule and lunch times may vary

Arrival

7 am
Depart Banff to helipad
9:30 am
Arrive at helipad for heli-transfer to CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge
10:30-11 am
Upon arrival, you’ll be acquainted with the lodge
11:30 am
Lunch
1:00 pm
After a helicopter safety briefing enjoy your first hike exploring the mountains.
4-5 pm
Return back to the lodge where you can enjoy apres adventure refreshments, a soak in the hot tub or a massage.
7 pm
Enjoy your first CMH gourmet family style dinner – staff will join you for the meal each evening

Days 2-6

7:30 am
Wake up with a dynamic warm up class
8 am
Fuel Up with a hearty breakfast to start your day right. Pack your lunch for the day and get ready for your day of adventure through your choice of hiking or Via Ferrata.
9 am
First hiking group will fly into the mountains
12 pm
Lunch in the field
4-5 pm
Return to the lodge where you can enjoy aprés-adventure refreshments, a soak in the hot tub or a massage.
7 pm
Swap stories of your incredible adventures in the mountains as you enjoy family style dinner with your guides and lodge staff.

Departure

8 am
Enjoy a hearty lodge breakfast before departing the lodge with your final heli-transfer
10:45 am
Private coach transfer from helipad to Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary International Airport.
1 pm
Estimated arrival time in Banff.
3 pm
Anticipated arrival at Calgary International Airport (YYC). We recommend guests do not book flights until after 6pm MT. *Please note: Hiking schedule and lunch times may vary

What CMH provides for each trip

Accommodations

A double occupancy room in the hotel-style CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge for the duration of your stay, featuring a full range of inviting onsite amenities.

Food & Beverage

Three meals per day – a chef-prepared breakfast and dinner plus packed lunches, après-hiking snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Heli-Assisted Guided Adventure

Professionally accredited guides will accompany you on your adventure, featuring heli flights up and down the mountains plus return flights to your lodge.

Ground Transportation

From Banff, Lake Louise or Goldento the CMH Bobbie Burns helipad, and return to Golden, Lake Louise, Banff or the Calgary International Airport (YYC).

Hiking boots, backpack and jacket

Equipment

Use of CMH hiking equipment, including boots, rain jackets, wind pants, day packs and hiking poles. Some of our guests opt to use their own equipment – the choice is yours.

What to pack

Elevate your expectations

Situated at 1,360m (4,462 ft), CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge was masterfully remodeled in 2019 and offers the height of wilderness hospitality. Inviting accommodations, lodge amenities and stellar cuisine all come together to create a perfectly luxurious retreat just a short drive from Calgary.

Featuring a rooftop hot tub, a games room a spa area with steam room, sauna and more, CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge brings mountain bliss into the spotlight. It also boasts the largest wine cellar in the CMH family of lodges. Coupled with a swimming pond and a babbling stream outside your door, CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge has all the ingredients for an unforgettable escape. Book your summer trip to Bobbie Burns today.

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Towel room at CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge

Additional details

Single supplement is available by request on a space-available basis, depending on the lodge and the number of nights in your stay. As a solo traveller you may book on a twin-share basis, and we will attempt to match you with a same-gender roommate. If we are unable to do so, you will not be charged for the upgrade to single occupancy

Non-smoking rooms | No pets please | Complimentary laundry facilities

All prices are $CAD ($USD prices shown are based on currency rates available from www.bankofcanada.ca and are subject to change).

Journey to Bobbie Burns

Your CMH Bobbie Burns trip begins with a private coach ride from Banff through Golden, BC and onward to the helipad at Parson. Then you’ll enjoy a short heli ride to CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge – your home away from home, loaded with amenities and attractions.

Please note that a Parks Canada pass is required to park in Banff or drive to our helipads. If you’re self-driving and require a pass, you can avoid lineups at the park gate by buying a pass online.

Purchase a Parks Canada Pass Self-Driving Directions CMH Area Map

Custom Travel Options

Customize your travel details by contacting us

1-800-661-0252

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Banff - Bobbie Burns Helipad

176km / 109.4 mi (2 hrs)

Enjoy private coach transportation from Banff along a corridor lined with Rocky Mountains and epic forests toward Golden, BC. From there, we’ll travel southwest to Parson, arriving at the Bobbie Burns helipad.

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Bobbie Burns Helipad - CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge

10 mins

After disembarking your coach, you’ll get to meet your pilot and receive a full briefing on helicopter safety before your quick, exciting flight up to CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge. Time to lift off!

What's the weather like?

Due to the high mountain environment, expect to experience various conditions. The weather can be sunny and warm, but be prepared for cooler temperatures, rain, wind and possibly snow.

Mountain weather can change with very little warning. Temperatures range from highs of 10˚C to 35˚C (50˚F-95˚F) and lows of 9˚C to -3˚C (48˚F to 26˚F).

I'm not a hiker - will I be able to keep up with the group?

Whether it’s a hike, walk or amble, each heli-hiking day is tailored to all levels of fitness, experience and age. We split the group as necessary so everyone can stay within their comfort level. The only requirement is a thirst for adventure.

I'm an avid hiker - will I be challenged?

Absolutely! Our guides share a passion for exploring all the Columbia Mountains have to offer. If you’re seeking a challenge, they’ll deliver a great workout.

Are all of your guides certified?

Yes. Most CMH guides have made a lifelong career out of their passion. They are dedicated professionals trained in the European guiding tradition, which emphasizes both respect for the mountains and a deep concern for the well-being of every guest. Our guides are fully trained and re-trained regularly in first aid, wilderness rescue, emergency procedure and prevention. Many of our guides are fully certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) – a ten-year process on average. The rest of our guides are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), also to rigorous standards. Every guide is an experienced, knowledgeable interpreter of our mountains’ flora, fauna, geology and natural history, ensuring that your heli-hiking experience is both safe and enriching.

Will we encounter wildlife?

In all of our trips, we strive to avoid any contact with wildlife. However, our guides are trained in safely dealing with wildlife encounters, should one occur.

How many helicopter trips will I have to take?

In addition to your heli trips to and from the lodge, each day offers the chance to heli to new adventures – with unprecedented access. On average, you can expect two or three helicopter trips per day, depending on your preference and weather conditions.

What happens when nature calls and we’re on the trail?

We hike and explore remote areas where there are no conventional washrooms. Mother Nature provides trees and rocks for privacy. We recommend bringing toilet paper and a ziplock bag. Paper used in the field can be disposed of back at the lodge.Tips and gratuity?

Are gratuities included?

The CMH team is committed to ensuring that you enjoy the trip of a lifetime. While gratuities are not included in your trip fees – nor are they mandatory – they may be offered on a voluntary basis. Gratuities are divided among all of the lodge staff and your pilot.

How do I arrange a private group booking?

Private bookings are a great way to share the magic of a summer heli-hiking adventure with a group. Call our planning experts to arrange the details of all-to-yourself bookings for privately guided trips.

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Your Trip Highlights

Explore canyon trails, touch glaciers, gaze at crystalline lakes or clip in for a via ferrata climb at two stunning locations. No days are ever the same, and each one is planned according to your preference of activities as well as your ability. No matter how you define adventure, you’ll find it at Bobbie Burns.

See some of the experiences anticipating your arrival – adventure awaits.

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Bobbie Burns

Pricing And Dates

Reserve your Bobbie Burns adventure today

People swimming in a glacial lake

Bobbie Burns

Season

Dates run from from July to August with occasional dates in June and September.

Duration

Guests

Adult
$3,595

Youth 12-17
$3,055

Child 6-11
$2,155

Price per person. Children and youth are eligible for child rates and must be accompanied by a guardian.
Estimated total
$3,595
$1,198 per night
Incl. lodging, daily heli access, meals & transportation.

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