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Great Divide Day Hikes

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-2735
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Cold Day Snow Shoeing

We went snow shoeing with Joel on Sunday Feb. 19th. It was very cold that day - about 6 degrees F... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pyewacket2
The Great Divide does it again!!

Fantastic best describes our experience with Joel as we headed out on snowshoes into the wilderness... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
wendywengle
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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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Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went snow shoeing with Joel on Sunday Feb. 19th. It was very cold that day - about 6 degrees F when we got to the parking lot at Lake Louise. Joel was very thorough in his prep - even had extra gear for people....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic best describes our experience with Joel as we headed out on snowshoes into the wilderness this past weekend . We had participated last year with his wife Nadine, and based on our great experience with her,decided to try it again. Spectacular scenery,trails off the...More

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Wendy, and we look forward to our guided hikes together in September!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A three hour journey discovering breath-taking natural snow sculptures, setting fresh tracks through the fir and spruce and Joel sharing secrets of the forest, made for the perfect back country adventure only minutes from Lake Louise. Highly recommend!

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Doug, Thanks for your positive review, and I'm really glad that you, L, and N. really enjoyed yourselves. Cheers, -Joel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joel took us on a most interesting adventure of wildness. He is very insightful about the subject matter. He was always concerned for the well-being of all of us throughout the entire time. He had all the equipment, delicious snacks, and awesome stories to share....More

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sergey. I'm always happy to hear about guests enjoying our trips. I hope you've got some good wilderness memories.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had a three hour snowshoe hike with Joel around Lake Herbert and in one word it was AWESOME! Joel is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the wildlife which made for an informative fun filled afternoon. The views were knockout and...More

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thanks Nancy! Two very special days on the trail and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

My husband and I had a fantastic half-day private snowshoe adventure with Joel. Not only was the landscape around Lake Louise stunning, and snowshoeing loads of fun, but Joel helped us see the nature around us with open eyes. There is so much to see...More

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks, Jo. Glad you two enjoyed yourselves!

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

It was a wonderful experience going on this snowshoeing hike with Joel. We were a private group and had such great fun making snow angels lined up on a slope, walking through the beautiful snow covered forest, crossing a railway track and taking our time...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Full day hike led by Joel. What a great pick. Joel was accommodating, passionate, knowledgeable and fun. The pace of the hike was perfect, the information that Joel shared about everything from geology to history to plant life was super informative and applicable. If we...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Wanted to hike the back country more and Nadine was so informative and knowledgeable of the area having lived there a long time. The trip was intermediate and she kept a great pace for all. Would highly recommend part of your trip to be with...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Gorgeous scenery. Nadine made it interesting and fun and catered the pace etc to the group. We stopped along the way for breaks and to hear funny and interesting stories about the surroundings. She checked in with us the night before to answer any questions...More

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Gail M
4 April 2017|
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Response from TheFlagens | Property representative |
Hi Gail, You can find our rates on our website. Google great divide nature interpretation. You'll see both group and private hikes, and we hope that you'll be able to join us for a hike. Or, if you are on the website... More
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godisgoodMichigan
19 August 2015|
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Response from GtDivide | Property representative |
Hi, We don't have black flies in the portion of the Canadian Rockies covered by Banff and Jasper National Parks. We do get mosquitoes, but in most areas they are not a big problem, and the season is quite short.
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golfbubs
23 March 2015|
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Absolutely! July and August are the height of summer here and we are busy. To see what we have going, head to our website and click on any "availability calendar" link. If you'd like to book or get on a waiting list (for... More
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