Prices & Booking

To book any trip or course please email info@cdnalpine.com and we will send you everything you need!

All rates are in Canadian Dollars and include use of all climbing gear except for boots and clothing.

Custom Guiding & Instruction

  • Rock or Ice Climbing: $500/day (1st person)*
  • Additional persons (Rock or Ice): $75 per person/day
  • Alpine Climbing: $800/day (1st person)*
  • Additional persons (Alpine): $100 per person/day
  • *Hard Ice or Alpine routes: please inquire.
  • 5% GST will be added to all payments.

Courses

Glacier Travel Course – $345/person + GST
Alpine Skills Course – $1245/person + GST

Intro Rock Climbing – $325/person + GST
Rock Skills Course – $595/person + GST
Sport Lead Course – $375/person + GST
Trad Climbing Course – $375/person + GST
Advanced Rock Skills Week – $1095/person + GST

Intro Ice Weekend – $335/person + GST
Intermediate Ice Weekend – $375/person + GST
Ice Skills Clinics – $375/person + GST
Mixed Climbing Weekend – $375/person + GST
Ice Skills Week – $1195/person + GST

Custom Course Dates
Regular course pricing often available for groups of 4 or more. Smaller groups or large groups please inquire for rates.  Discounted family rate available for introductory outings.

Gift Certificates

CRAG Gift Certificates make great presents for the adventurous person in your life! Any dollar amount available.  Please email us (info@cdnalpine.com) to order a gift certificate.

Other

Tipping: Although certainly not mandatory, it is customary to tip your guide if you feel that he or she provided an exceptionally good service. Guides have received tips ranging from $10 to over $500, there is no standard amount, just whatever you feel is appropriate.

Park Passes: For National Parks, Kananaskis and other fee areas you will be responsible for all entrance fees.

Gear: most technical gear except for boots are provided as outlined in the relevant sections on the website.  For rental and purchase information check out our logistics page.  Please contact us if you need assistance with gear selection or rentals.

Accommodation Costs: On custom multiday trips outside of the Canmore/Banff area, all accommodation costs for you and your guide are your responsibility. This includes backcountry huts, campgrounds, hotels, backcountry camping passes, etc.  Most of the time the guides just camp in free areas, stay with friends, or use the basic campgrounds.

Health & Travel Insurance:  If joining us from outside Canada it is required that you purchase health and travel insurance for the duration of your trip.  Make certain that your insurance policy does not exclude climbing & mountaineering activities! Health care in Canada is NOT free for non-residents. Insurance is also recommended for out of province guests.

Booking

Step 1: Contact us (info@cdnalpine.com) to discuss suitable options for your skill and experience level. One of our guides will be happy to work with you at choosing the best objective possible. 
Step 2: We will send you a electronic invoice for your trip. In order to book, a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total is required (minimum $100) for custom trips, and for courses each one has a set deposit amount.  You will be provided with an invoice that can be paid with an e-transfer, credit card, PayPal account, or cheque. 
Step 3: Remaining payment is due 4 weeks prior to start of trip and can be paid in the same way.

Cancellation Policy

Weather/Conditions – In the event of poor weather or conditions, alternate climbing plans will generally be made and the day will not be cancelled. For example, a smaller less committing mountain may be climbed, or a day of sport climbing instead of multi-pitch climbing, etc. If weather is extreme, the day may be cancelled at the discretion of Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides and guests can reschedule with no penalty or receive a refund minus a small fee in the amount of 10% of the original deposit.

Cancellation by CRAG due to situations beyond our control (park closures, highway closures, natural disasters) – Guest can choose to transfer full payment to any other course/trip within 18 months, or receive a refund minus a small fee of 10% of the original deposit.

Cancellation by CRAG for personal reasons – All money will be refunded to guest. Don’t worry, this has only happened once or twice in our 15 years of business!

Cancellation by Guest, more than 30 days before trip – Entire 25% deposit will be retained by Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides. If other payments have already been made they may be applied to a future booking.

Cancellation by Guest, less than 30 days before trip – All payments will be retained by Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides.

Special Circumstances – From time to time we may waive the above policy if proof of serious circumstances beyond your control have prevented you from attending. This will be done at our discretion on a case-by-case basis.

Dawn over the Bow River in winter