• Trekking lets you put away all the fancy gear, put on a pair of boots, keep it simple and truly experience some of the most beautiful places in the world. At ACC Adventures we aim to get folks out into truly remote and logistically demanding terrain which would be challenging to explore independently. 

Plein Air Artists Retreat at Shadow Lake Lodge 2022

The Shadow Lake region is new to the ACC which makes for an excellent opportunity to explore and take in the beauty of pristine alpine lakes, wildflowers, and spectacular mountains invite visitors to capture their experience through art and photography. This new camp provides you with the tools and experts to guide you to do just that. The small group of 8 people will be accompanied by an artist-in-residence and ACMG guide. Improve your painting skills with daily sessions by artist Patti Dyment. The art sessions will be general, geared towards tips on plein air painting and sketching, perspective, composition, and the unique challenges and rewards of capturing mountain landscapes. Tasty and nutritious group meals will be prepared by the in lodge chef. The trails stretch in every direction and offer a variety of hikes of different difficulties (from very easy to strenuous) are possible.

Dates: June 20th -24th, 2022
Price: $2,195 + Tax / Person

Dogtooth Traverse 2022

The Dogtooth Range parallels the Columbia River to the east and is bordered by the Spillimacheen and Beaver rivers to the west. Although there are no built trails, the whole trip takes place above treeline on broad ridges and through endless alpine meadows. Ninety percent of this hike is along game trails, so the opportunities for wildlife sightings are very good. Over the course of 9 days, the group will traverse the entirety of this spectacular range covering 60 km from 12 Mile Creek to Quartz Creek with 4500 m of elevation change (~8 km and 600-700 m elevation gain per day). While all meals are provided on this trip, you are responsible for carrying it with you. Fortunately, we are able to stash some of it at the (almost) halfway point near Gorman Lake to resupply.

Dates: July 23rd -31st, 2022
Price: $1, 695 + Tax / Person

Fall Hiking at Shadow Lake Lodge 2022

Shadow Lake Lodge is nestled near the towering grandeur of Mt Ball. It's easily accessible with the trail head not far from the Town of Banff and the hike is a fairly gradual 14km hike in on an old fire road. Private cabins and gourmet meals provide a relaxing and comfortable base for the guided day hikes that we will take you on in this camp. All meals withe exception of lunch on the first day are provided by the experienced kitchen team and professional chef. The lodge is equipped with a full commercial kitchen.

Dates: September 12th -16th, 2022
Price: $1,895 + Tax / Person

Floe to Tumbling Rockwall Backpacking 

The Rockwall Traverse is a Canadians Rockies bucket list tail. With tall waterfalls, colourful alpine flowers, hanging glaciers and turquoise lakes, the Rockwall Traverse really has it all. The trail starts with a gradual climb through an old burn covered in fireweed flowers then ascends up beside a waterfall bringing you to the well photographed Floe Lake. From there the trail take you over 2 passes each with unique views of the hanging glaciers and the valley below. The last leg take you out along Tumbling Creek until you arrive at the paint pots trailhead.

Dates: This trip will not be offered for Summer 2022
Price: $595 + Tax / Person