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Great Divide Day Hikes

Address: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-522-2735
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Great Divide Nature Interpretation provides informative guided hiking and snowshoeing in the Lake...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This Christmas my husband and I traveled to Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. Our goal was simply to learn to snowshoe and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The experience was so much more. Joel was our guide and was like being with: an Olympic snowshoe athlete, expert teacher, incredibly intelligent outdoorsman, a compassionate environmentalist, and a bit of a thrill seeker! We... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We spent a great day snowshoeing with Joel on Saturday, we walked up to Island lake which is not far from Lake Louise. It was fun making new tracks in the snow and walking across the lake. It was great to listen to Joel, he has so much knowledge of the area and the wildlife that live in the mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Joel went out of his way to tailor this tour to the interests of his group. A very interactive and personalized adventure. Restricted numbers so as not to dilute the experience. A wonderful combination of activity, sightseeing, learning, and socialization. Five starts well deserved. Highly recommended!!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of snowshoeing with Joel. This was our first time snowshoeing and it proved to be a great way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Lake Louise. Joel was very knowledgeable and pleasant with just the right amount of chit-chat to make the afternoon a perfect outing for our family. We really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My girlfriend and I did the half day trip with Joel. It was our first time snow shoeing and he made it a really fun and informative outing. He's very personable and does everything to can to make the trip an enjoyable experience for everyone. We spent some time on pathways but most of the trip was spent shoeing on... More 

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Bayfield, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We did the full-day Valley of the Ten Peaks hike with Joel in September 2014. It was amazing!!! Climbing the switchbacks was tough, but absolutely worth it! Joel knows his stuff, and was really engaging with our group - he answered any and all questions we had about the eco-systems, tourism, and living in the area.The views of Morraine Lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My mother, aunt, uncle, and I had the privilege of going snowshoeing with Joel in the morning. We snowshoed near the Great Divide trails where the dog sledding runs. Joel was a great tour guide pointing out animal tracks and telling us about the different animals that lived in the area. We had a break in a clearing where helicopters... More 

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Regina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My daughter and I were part of Nadine's snowshoe hike for a full afternoon. The weather was beautiful, the scenery was breathtaking, and the tour and education Nadine led us through was fantastic. This was an absolutely perfect way to spend the afternoon. Nadine is enthusiastic, interesting, and totally committed to teaching, leading and making her tourists feel excited, engaged... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We enjoyed one of Joel's informative and entertaining Nature presentations (Bird Brains) at the Moraine Lake Lodge. It was so enjoyable that we will return next year to hear their other presentations and also to do a guided walk or hike.

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review and mention our interpretive shows at Moraine Lake Lodge. We've been doing them there for over 20 years and love entertaining and informing their guests. We hope to see you again! All the best, Nadine & Joel More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thank you, Joel for a fantastic full day hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers. Your enthusiam and knowledge of the area was amazing. We learnt so much and had a fun and relaxing time soaking in the spectacular scenery. It was one of the highlights of our time in Canada.

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