Camp Highlights

  • See the larches turn the valley golden
  • Stay at the luxurious Shadow Lake Lodge with on site chef and personal cabins
  • Explore the area with just a day bag then come relax at the Lodge
  • Maximize your time with ACMG hiking guides and low guiding ratios 

Dates & price

  •  September 13th-17th
  • $1,795 + Tax / Person

This camp is open for registration over the phone. We have room for 3 groups of 2. Each couple will be sharing a cabin and due to Covid must be from the same pod. Please call Tara at 403-678-3200 ex: 218 to see what configurations are available and to book over the phone.

Tecnica supports our Trekking Program and we thank them for their assistance.

A Step (or 5) Above Glamping...

Shadow Lake Lodge is nestled near the towering grandeur of My 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.

The lodge is the perfect base camp as it sets you up for many hikes that take you quickly into the alpine and to come amazing view points. The ratio for this camp is 6 participants to one guide.

Trails include Gibbon Pass, Pharaoh Creek to Egypt Lakes, Whistling Pass and more.
Camp Objectives

Hike, hike and hike! Guides know the best lookouts to take photos and all the best trails but some classic hikes are:Gibbon Pass, Whistling Pass and Pharaoh Creek to Egypt Lakes.

Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 
  • Day 1: Meet your group at the Red Earth Creek Parking Lot at 8:00am and walk the 13km road in. On the road watch out for Terry the Grouse. Unload at the cabins then walk 1km to go check out Shadow Lake.
  • Days 2, 3 and 4 (general itinerary):
  • 0700: Breakfast (rotating kitchen schedule to allow for social distancing) and pack lunches.
  • 0830: Hikes Depart!
  • 1630: Head back to the cabins for tea and a snack.     
  • 1800: Dinner (rotating kitchen schedule to allow for social distancing).
  • 1930: Free time to journal, read, share stories or play a card game.
  • Day 5: Pack up and head back down the road.
Is this Camp For Me?

This camp is designed for anyone who wants to hike in the mountains. You don’t need previous hiking experience but you should be prepared to walk 4-7 hours with a light day bag and walk the 14km trail in with all your gear for the camp. See gear list for things to pack. Some trails will be rocky and uneven but no climbing is necessary.

Food, Accommodation and Guiding


We are very excited to share the meals prepared in the onsite commercial kitchen by our professional chef at the lodge. Breakfast, lunch, tea + goodies and Dinner will be served each day. On top of that there is an extensive wine and beer list to quench the post-hike thirst (subject to additional cost).


You will be staying in your private cabin at Shadow Lake Lodge. For more details on the Lodge visit their website.


Our maximum 6:1 guiding ratio will give you the best possible chance of success. This camp is guided by Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) certified Hiking Guide.

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More Information

- Please try to register online before calling. If you are having issues please try to have your emergency contact information and course questionnaire filled out before calling.

  Email us
  403 678 3200 ext. 213

Course Documents

Gear List         

ACC Liability Waiver (En)   

ACC Liability Waiver (Fr)  

Covid Health and Exposure Declaration    

ACC Model Release   

ACC Covid Protocols   


Cancellation policy and travel Insurance

Please be sure to review our cancellation policy before registering for ACC Adventures:
Cancellation Policy  
We sell Tugo® Travel Insurance suitable for both ACC Adventures and personal trips

Travel Insurance


  • 5 days professional guiding at max 6:1 ratios by certified ACMG Hiking Guide 
  • Accommodation in Private Cabin at Shadow Lake Lodge
  • All meals made by a professional on site chef
  • All group gear

Participants Must Provide

  • Transportation to and from Red Earth Creek parking lot
  • Lunch on day 1 and dinner on day 5
  • Personal gear (see gear list)

Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

  • Local Knowledge - based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
  • Dedicated resources - full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
  • Not-for-profit - any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community

Your Guides

Alison Cardinal

Alison moved to Canmore from Northern Ireland, and has spent a lot of time hill walking in the rain in Scotland as well as climbing and skiing in Chamonix, the Dolomites, the Pyrenees and Kenya. She is a certified backpacking guide and apprentice ski guide certified through the ACMG. Alison is an active trip leader with the Rocky Mountain Section and the National office.