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Great Divide Day Hikes

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Walking in a winter Wonderland

Taken on a 3-3.5 hour adventure through the winter wonderland forest next to Lake Louise was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
emmachloe1419
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A wonderful private outing with Joel and Great Divide!

Our family of five (including 3 adult children) had a great time snowshoeing with Joel. Not only... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholas V
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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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"power bars"
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"his knowledge"
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"canadian rockies"
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"hot chocolate"
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"snowshoeing adventure"
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"animal tracks"
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"full day hike"
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"extra gear"
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"carpenter ants"
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"learned how"
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"stanley glacier"
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"great sense of humor"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Taken on a 3-3.5 hour adventure through the winter wonderland forest next to Lake Louise was absolutely spectacular. Trivia thrown around the walk about Canada to be rewarded with a little treat, then to be spoiled with homemade sweets, hot chocolate and herbal tea. Only...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of five (including 3 adult children) had a great time snowshoeing with Joel. Not only did we learn to snowshoe, but were able to experience the Banff wilderness with a very knowledgeable nature guide. Joel was able to give perspective during the walk,...More

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Nick. That was a fun day! Good luck with the bees this summer, and all my best to you and your family.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joel took my family of 5 on a half day winter snowshoeing tour -- what a blast we had! From the trip planning stage, where I asked a lot of questions - to coordinating the night before, to account for the snow -- Joel was...More

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Fran. I'm glad that the power bars and the edible lichens were a big hit, and I hope the "enchanted" forest we explored remains a good family memory. That forest near Lake Louise is definitely a special spot to explore.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just had my second outing with Joel and once again it was an amazing experience. Our first trip was a family hiking trip a couple of summer's ago. This time around we were with friends and our kids and went out with Joel for...More

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Tricia. It was a pleasure to take your friends and your daughter out into the landscape. We'll see you again, I hope.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We had a FABULOUS private snow shoe nature interpretation tour with Joel. It was a highlight of our month long snow holiday and I couldn’t recommend it enough. If you are interested in nature and off the path snow shoeing (the real kind) then this...More

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thanks, A! It was a pleasure to guide you two through the "snow forest," and I'm glad that the landscape and the experience was a real highlight for you and L.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

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 20 February 2018

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 22 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

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 18 February 2018

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 21 January 2018

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 22 January 2018

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 13 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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Gail M
3 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
18 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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Response from GtDivide | Property representative |
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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