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Great Divide Day Hikes

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
403-522-2735
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Great Divide Nature Interpretation provides informative guided hiking and snowshoeing in the Lake Louise and Banff areas. Nadine Fletcher and Joel... more » Owner description: Great Divide Nature Interpretation provides informative guided hiking and snowshoeing in the Lake Louise and Banff areas. Nadine Fletcher and Joel Hagen have over 20 years experience and are certified “Master” interpreters. In summer, full day and half day walks/hikes. In winter, half day snowshoeing trips. « less
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Staines, Middlesex
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Recently stayed at a Moraine Lake Lodge and found Great Divide Nature Interpretation via the Moraine Lake website. Booked a full day hike with them as a surprise for my wife on our honeymoon, and decided to go for the 'fondue with a view' option as it sounded both romantic and also something unforgettable. Joel and Nadine gave me a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My wife, daughter and myself just spent a day with Joel hiking at Lake Louise enjoying the Larch in their full autumn glory. The sights were superb; the overall experience very rewarding. Joel's technical knowledge of the Larch and other forest ecosystems added a valuable dimension to our hiking experience. Thru Joel's extra efforts and communication style we have come... More

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Gharghur, Malta
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165 reviews 165 reviews
21 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just returned from a truly memorable hike of the six glaciers and it just would not have been half as interesting without Nadine as our guide: experienced, very knowledgable and, yes, entertaining. Pity won't make it for another hike soon.

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Joel organized and lead the group of 8. The meeting place was easy to find and there was extra clothing and equipment for us. Amazing scenery and information along the way. Hike was easy in part and moderate in part. Lots of stopping to point out features, flora, animals etc. Bring your own packed lunch and enjoy sitting on the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We are not experienced hikers, but our 3/4 day adventure in the snow (in mid-September!) on Mt. Stanley was excellent. Our guide, Nadine, was fun, quite informative, and very attentive. We learned a great deal about forest fires and glaciers. Nadine is a "theatre person" and used her props to help explain her talking points about the mountain. She constantly... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Two excellent day hikes, Nadine and Joel are very knowledgable about the ecology and wildlife of the local area. Both hikes went high into the mountains with absolutely stunning scenery and some of the best picnic spots in the world!! There was a bear on the trail ahead of us in the valley of the ten peaks so extra precautions... More

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Toronto
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We recently joined Joel and 6 others for a day hike in The Valley of the Ten Peaks. Joel is a wonderful guide. He is very knowledgable, entertaining, professional and made a point of trying to get to know everyone on the hike. He used visual materials, props and interactive ways to educate us on the ecology, history and geology... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My wife and I joined Joel and another couple for the Valley of the Ten Peaks hike. We had a truly great experience! Joel is an amazing interpretive guide and we learned so much along the way. We observed evidence of recent bear and other wildlife activity and took a short break to eat lunch along the trail. We highly... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I joined a hike organized by Great Divide in the Valley of the Ten Peaks on Sept 15. Joel did an excellent job organizing the hike and taking into account each of our interests. He is professional and very knowledgable about mountain geography, animal behavior, and botany. His interpretative explanations on glaciers, bears, and local fauna were extremely informative. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were freelancing our hiking trip when one day we stumbled on a tour that was preparing for their day hike. As I watched Nadine discuss the day with several of the hikers, I desired her business card. The next day we were wondering where the hikes would be the rest of that week and if there was still availability.... More

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