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Great Divide Day Hikes

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Address: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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+1 403-522-2735
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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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Unique experience for body and mind

I booked a tour with Joel and Nadine as part of a birthday surprise trip, and what a fascinating and memorable surprise it was! We went out into the woods and made our way through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alexander G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a tour with Joel and Nadine as part of a birthday surprise trip, and what a fascinating and memorable surprise it was! We went out into the woods and made our way through the stunning, snow-covered scenery while being wonderfully introduced to snowshoeing, which we consequently want to give another try soon! Joel has been a perfect and... More 

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TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Alex. We hope you and Lena enjoy your year of adventures in Canada. Looks like you could use snowshoes almost coast to coast right now, since we're having a proper winter. Our best to you both! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first experience not only in Banff, but snow shoeing and I would do it a hundred thousand times over. The experience went far beyond just walking in the Forest of Banff National park. This was an educational, interactive adventure that is suitable for all ages and fitness types! Joel was our guide and he was a very... More 

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GtDivide, Owner at Great Divide Day Hikes, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Conner. That was definitely a special day. I'm glad that the timing worked out too, as the thermostat has dropped dramatically in the last couple of days. More 

Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second snowshoe tour with Joel from Great Divide. Once again, we had a wonderful time. My 66 year-old Mom was along this year and Joel did a fantastic job making sure she was keeping up and enjoying herself. Highly recommend!!!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We started our 14 days in Banff, Lake Moraine, Lake Louise and Jasper NP, by joining two seperate hikes with Great Divide Day Hikes, lead by Joel and Nadine. What a treat, and what a good decision that was on our part. Besides being great and fun company, both Joel and Nadine are such a fountain of knowledge about the... More 

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Dorking, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Nadine was a very knowledgeable, entertaining and patient guide. We really enjoyed our hike to the beautiful valley of the 10 Peaks and learnt so much about the local area and its flora and fauna. It also helped us on our own solo hikes in the region - we knew so much more about what to look out for and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Did the Sept 28 hike with Joel as our guide. He showed a lot of professionalism and had a wry sense of humor and made a great effort to interact with all the members of the group. It really is an interpretive hike, you stop occasionally to get some interesting facts but its cool as he involves you in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great day hike and learned a lot during the day. Best part was how relaxing it was since our guide "Joel" did a great job and kept us on track but not rushed. Beautiful views and memorable moments with friends.

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West New York, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I went on two guided hikes with Great Divide: one with Joel to Valley of the 10 peaks (Eiffel Lake) and one with Nadine to Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass. I found both Joel and Nadine to be competent 'hike leaders', outstanding nature interpreters, and very personable. I would highly recommend them for individuals or groups who: 1. Want to... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

On Sept. 13 my husband and I went on a memorable hike with Joel and four others through the Valley of the Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake. This is a whole day hike and was so very enjoyable that we were sorry when the day came to an end. We began organizing our trip months before. It was particularly important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Joel was a wonderful and very informative guide. He easily adapted to the interests of the various members of the group. Despite the rain and cloud, we gained a great appreciation for the flora and fauna of the Lake Louise area. Joel was very well organized, with great information provided before the hike, and good follow-up afterwards (including some great... More 

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