The Wapta Traverse - Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics & Information - The 4 & 6 Day Wapta Traverse, with Cloud Nine Guides.


For both the 4 and 6 day programs, we will arange to meet in either Canmore or Lake Louise on the first day. Our meeting time and place will be dictated by where the majority of our guests are arriving from, balanced with the required start time on our first day. Your guide will discuss this with you well in advance of your departure. If you have a preference, let us know. Meeting in Canmore, we commonly meet at the Bill Warren Training Centre on site at the Canmore Nordic Centre. If we're set to meet in Lake Louise, we meet at the Canadian Alpine Centre which also has private and hostel style accomodation we're happy to book for our guests (extra cost). This facilitates an easy meeting and departure the following morning for the trip.


Choose Your Route & Click a Link Below  -  4 & 6 Day Options.


*Please Note for Winter 2015/16* Given the demand for trips visiting the new ACC Richard and Louise Guy Hut in the Des Poilus area, scheduled Wapta Traverses during the 2015/2016 Season will be only available from Peyto Hut or Bow Hut via the new Guy Hut exiting via the Stanley Mitchell and Little Yoho Valley. This traverse is known as the Bow to Yoho Wapta Traverse. The Complete Wapta, and Partial Wapta Traverse Programs are still available, though only for private bookings.


  • The Complete Wapta Traverse Program - 6 Days.
    Peyto Lake via Bow and Balfour Huts, Sherbrook Lake to The Great Divide Lodge, just west of Lake Louise.​​​

  • The Partial Wapta Traverse Program - 4 Days. 
    Bow Lake via Bow Hut (skips the entire north end of the icefield), Sherbrook Lake to the Great Divide Lodge, just west of Lake Louise.

  • The Bow (+Peyto) - Yoho Traverse - 4 & 6 Days.
    Starts on the northernmost end of the icefield. Approach via Peyto Lake. Traverse past Bow Hut, Des Poilus, Stanley Mitchell Hut and finish in Field, BC. * note - for the 2014/15 season, 1 night spent in a tent en route from Bow to Stanley Mitchell Huts will be required. The proposed Richard and Louise Guy Hut, will negate the need for this for the 15/16 season.​


The route we choose will depend on a balance between the motivations and interests of our guests booking the trip, as well as the conditions en route, and how busy the other huts are likely to be. Our preference is to avoid the crowds if possible and make sure we allow enough flexibility in the program that we can be allowed to go chase the best skiing and riding.