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Great Divide Day Hikes

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Address: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-522-2735
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Description: Great Divide Nature Interpretation provides informative guided hiking and...
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.
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"Amazing family adventure!"

We had a fantastic time on our private snowshoeing tour with Joel and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. He totally involved our kids who are 9 and 11 with his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic time on our private snowshoeing tour with Joel and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. He totally involved our kids who are 9 and 11 with his entertaining and informative facts and they loved every minute. The scenery was amazing in itself, but having Joel as a guide with his enthusiasm, wealth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We enjoyed a marvelous outing with Joel as our guide. The scenery was fantastic & the theme for our adventure was "grizzly bears". We learned so much - not only about snowshoeing, but also about grizzlies - their habitat, habits & the risks relative to their long-term survival in the area, Joel is a wealth of information & certainly gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We'd never snow-shoed before our three-hour private tour with Nadine. She was an awesome teacher-- we found the snow-shoeing to be easier than we expected, even when we were forging our own trails. While the instruction on technique was good, the rest of the tour was a complete (and pleasant) surprise. Nadine stopped us a several points to talk about... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As it was our first snowshoeing trip we decided to go with Great Devide Nature Interpretation because it was providing snowshoeing gears & guidance. We are glad that we took that decision. We realized that it was much more than just gears & guidance. It was a learning experience about nature with adventure. Our guide Joel is an expert in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We joined Joel for a lovely morning tour in Jan 2015. The walk around the area was beautiful and we leant so much during the time. Being so different from our natural environment it is always great to have someone who wants to tell us all about theirs and Joel loved doing that.

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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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