easy access Our closest lodge to Calgary

adventure paradise climb, hike & relax

remote location no crowds, just you and nature

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Calling all Adventure Seekers

Whether your days are filled with exhilarating excursions to Mt. Nimbus, getting up-close and personal with the Conrad Glacier or enjoying a gentle wander past an alpine lake - you’ll finish with a helicopter ride and relaxing evening at your base camp for adventure - the Bobbie Burns Lodge.

About the Remote Lodge

After a day trekking among giant glaciers, you’ll return to a comfortable home-away-from-home nestled far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • 24 rooms
  • Climbing wall
  • Games room
  • Swimming pond
  • Massage therapy
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor basketball court

Trip Highlights

What adventure do you feel like tackling today? Our professional mountain guides will cater to your experience and comfort level by assembling a daily life-changing itinerary that suits your preference!

  • Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata
  • Conrad Glacier adventure
  • Crystalline Pass Hike
  • International Basin Hike

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Feature Activity

Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata

If you can hike and climb a ladder, you can via ferrata. As one of your activity options at CMH Bobbie Burns, you can choose to spend a day climbing North America's longest via ferrata, with no experience necessary.

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Feature Activity

Conrad Glacier Adventure

This remarkable via ferrata route leads you through an ice-carved valley, bringing you face-to-face with an ancient glacier that has to be seen to be believed. Zip-line over a raging river, ascend rock faces and climb next to the ice giant in what is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

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Hikers at CMH Bobbie Burns

Must See

CRYSTALLINE PASS + INTERNATIONAL BASIN

Fly above the trees and explore the best terrain and vistas in the area. Prepare to be blown away and to fill your camera rolls. This is hiking as you've never experienced it before.

Getting to the lodge

Remote wilderness is closer than you think

From Calgary
3 hr shuttle + 15-minute heli
 
From Banff
2 hr shuttle + 15-minute heli

Book Your Dream Trip

Signature Heli Adventures | 3 Day Trip

Stay at a luxe remote lodge by night and take a 3-day trip through breathtaking scenery by day. You'll trek across immense glaciers under towering granite spires one day, and by the next, you could be conquering North America’s longest via ferrata.

Lodge-to-Lodge (Bobbie Burns to Bugabooos) | 6 Day Trip

Indulge in a grand guided experience that spans two remote lodges (accessible by helicopter only) and Canada's Columbia Mountains. Start your adventure at the Bobbie Burns Lodge, then heli-hop to the Bugaboo Lodge.

frequently asked questions

How do I get to the Bobbie Burns Lodge?

There are two ways for you to get to the Bobbie Burns Lodge.

  1. Pick up by CMH – On the morning of your trip start date, we will pick you up from Banff, Lake Louise or Golden in a private coach to drive you to the Bobbie Burns helipad. Once there, you’ll take a short 10-minute flight before arriving at the lodge. On your departure day, we will fly you back to the helipad before driving you back to Golden, Lake Louise, Banff or Calgary.
  2. Self-drive - If you choose to drive yourself to the Bobbie Burns helipad, we ask you arrive by 9:45 am MT to ensure a proper introduction to the Bobbie Burns program. If you arrive late, you may miss your flight to the lodge! If you want to drive yourself to the helipad, download our self-driving map.
What's a typical day like? How much will I hike?

Morning offers choices: join the morning stretch or sleep a little longer. Breakfast is served at 8:00am and the first helicopter leaves at 9:00am.

Each group, with its own guide, spends the day roaming and hiking in the mountains. Over the course of the day, the helicopter may move each group to three or four different areas giving you a chance to experience a variety of settings. Lunch is picnic-style with food that you pack from a great selection set out at the lodge each morning.

In the late afternoon, we fly back to the lodge for tea, goodies and relaxation prior to a spectacular dinner and an evening of story-swapping. Just as our groups vary, our mileage varies from approximately one kilometre (1/2 mile) to 15 kilometres (9 miles) - guests hike as much or as little as they desire.

What's a typical trip itinerary?

The day you arrive at the lodge we will outfit you with boots, jackets, daypacks, rainpants, walking poles and a water bottle. Lunch will be served then you will head outside for a helicopter safety briefing. You will hike that afternoon (at Bugaboos and Bobbie Burns). The next morning you can join the morning stretch or sleep a little longer. Breakfast is served at 8:00 am and the first helicopter leaves at 9:00 am.

Each group, with its own guide, spends the day roaming and hiking in the mountains. Over the course of the day the helicopter may move each group to three or four different areas giving you a chance to experience a variety of settings. Lunch is picnic-style that you pack from a scrumptious selection set out each morning. In the late afternoon we fly back to the lodge for tea goodies and relaxation prior to a spectacular dinner and an evening of story-swapping. Just as our groups vary, our mileage varies from a kilometre or so (1/2 mile) to 15 kilometres (9 miles). Our guests hike as much or as little as they desire.

What's the weather like?

Due to the high mountain environment, expect to experience various conditions. The weather can be sunny and warm, but be prepared for cooler tempertaures, rain, wind and possibly snow.

Mountain weather can change with very little warning. Temperatures range from highs of 10 to 35 degrees C (50 - 95F) to lows of -1 to 15 degrees C (30 - 50F).

What's included in my trip? What should I pack?

All of CMH’s Summer adventures include accommodation at one of two spectacular lodges, food and non-alcoholic beverages, certified guides and helicopter pilots, safety training and the use of hiking equipment (boots, jackets, daypacks, rainpants, walking poles, and water bottles). Our What’s Included page will give you full details on everything that is included.

For our Heli-Assisted Hiking Trips, we recommend you pack the following:

  • Lightweight sweater/fleece/vest
  • 2 long- and short-sleeved shirts or technical shirts
  • Comfortable pants for hiking (jeans are not recommended)
  • 2-3 pairs of socks (wool or synthetic; thick and thin pairs)
  • Shorts (or zip-off combination long pants/shorts)
  • Good-quality sunglasses
  • Hat or ball cap
  • Warm gloves (be prepared for all types of weather)
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Thin leather (or similar) gloves if you are participating in a Via Ferrata or Glacier Trek (you can also purchase these gloves in our lodge shop)
  • Optional items: alarm clock, flashlight, trekking poles, binoculars, lunch container
Do you have deals for groups?

We are always open to discuss options for large groups in our lodges - give us a call at 1-800-661-0252.

What is the minimum age to do a Via Ferrata?

The minimum age at Via Ferratas from the Bugaboos Lodge and the Bobbie Burns Lodge is 12 years old.

In both cases a parent must participate in the Via Ferrata/Glacier Trek with the child. In all cases final decision is the discretion of the Area Manager; factors that will be considered include the maturity of the child; fitness level, etc.

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