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Canadian Mountain Holidays

217 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J6, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 32 Attractions in Banff
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Hiking Trails
Activities: Heli-skiing
Description: CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer adventures provides adventure travel in both the summer and winter seasons for all levels of travelers.
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Whistler, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I spent a week at the Bugaboos Lodge in March with my good friend, and I will never forget the amazing people I met, the outstanding service I received, and the absolutely fantastic skiing we all got to enjoy. You start your trip by boarding a helicopter (soon you will be used to this, as you will do this many... More

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Fairfield , CT
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

CMH provides wonderful multi-day guided hiking deep in the mountains of B.C. Hikes are tailored to different abilities, guides are very knowledgeable, lodge is immaculate and very comfortable, food is fantastic, other guests are interesting and fun companions. The trip of a lifetime.

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

If you like dramatic scenery and love to hike then this is a wonderful adventure vacation. The Heli part means simply that every day you get transported to the tops of the surrounding mountain ranges and hike from there. The only people you will see are other CMH hikers which is good - however it can also be a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011 via mobile

A unique Place, a great atmosphere of camraderie, and the hiking and sights are incredible! You simply CANNOT take a bad picture ou here! The guides are incredibly knowledable, a combo phd and athlete in one. I learned more while having more fun than I ever could have alone, or even in a group of fellow hikers. Overall an awesome... More

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

My buddy and I decided to take the CMH trip at the last second after doing a bit of research online (highly recommend reading 2the NY Times article from 2007 called 'Five-Star Wilderness'). Stayed 3 nights at the Bobbie Burns lodge and signed up for the 'High-Flying Adventure'. Honestly, one of my favorite vacations ever. First, this is truly a... More

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Portland OR
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

First class operation in every detail. Service, friendliness, food, lodging and of course the plentiful helicopter rides to picturesque locations. We stayed at the Bobby burns lodge. It is expensive but you will remember this trip for the rest of your life. Do the via Ferrata, it's not quite as scary as it sounds. highly recommended, we are very likely... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Helihiking lodge. Great location, spectacular vistas. Nice lodge with very accommodating lodge staff. Structure of hiking groups catered to two large family groups. I wanted to climb the Via Ferrata & have prior rock climbing experience. My guide told me I would be included, but I was excluded, without explanation. All from the larger groups who wanted to climb were... More

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johnskiBanff, Reservation Agent at Canadian Mountain Holidays, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. If our guests are booked as "High Flying Adventure" they are guaranteed to do the Via Ferrata among other mountaineering-type adventures. If our guests are booked under the regular Heli-Hiking program, the via ferrata is subject to availability and is generally offered at the lodge on a... More

new orleans, louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Canadian Mountain Holidays was top-notch. We stayed at the Bugaboo's lodge and had a spectacular time heli-hiking in the mountains. The guides were fun and informative, the chef was outstanding and the rest of the staff was fun and a real pleasure to meet. The trip was one of the highlights in my 39 years of life. Planning a trip... More

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Overland Park, KS
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

Heli-hiking allowed us to hike at the top of the mountains. The scenery was dramatic and included the Bugaboo spires, mountains, glaciers, ice caves, glacial lakes, streams and wildflowers. It was very peaceful. The only other people we saw were the other CMH groups. We did not see much wildlife though there was evidence of wildlife. The staff and guides... More

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Oakland, CA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

simply put, extraordinary trip. these guys are total pros, amazing pre-trip customer service and planning. then you get there, and WOW! we stayed at the Bugaboos Lodge for summer heli-hiking. there other summer lodge is called bobby burns, and by most reports, Bugaboos is a bit nicer (Bigger rooms, better mountain view) but the Bobby Burns also has their 'via... More

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