Camp Highlights

  • Hike the iconic Rockwall trail from Floe Lake through Tumbling Creek
  • A shortened version of the full 5 day Rockwall Trip
  • Camp at the beautiful Floe Lake and Numa Creek Campgrounds
  • Maximize your time with ACMG hiking guides and low guiding ratios 

Dates & price

  •  August 21st - 23rd, 2021
  • $595 + Tax / Person

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

Join us for a Canadian Rockies Classic

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.

Camp Objectives

The goal of this camp is to get you fully immersed in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This trail is iconic and the hardest part will be making sure you have enough room on your camera to take photos. The scenery is truly amazing from the Turquoise of Floe Lake to the Tumbling Glacier hanging onto the steep cliffs, we are very excited to share this experience with you!

Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 
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  • Day 1: Meet your group at the Paint Pots parking lot at 8:30am. Introductions and go over waivers. Then you have the option of leaving a vehicle and carpooling 5 minutes to the Floe Lake trail head (mask on and windows open) or leave a bike locked up to do a vehicle retrieval at the end of the trek. Hike 10.5 kms through tall fireweed, up beside a waterfall and through the alpine to the famous Floe Lake. Set up camp and relax and enjoy the stunning backdrop of Floe Peak behind the turquoise lake.
  • Days 2: Get up and after a backcountry breakfast pack up and head along the trail up to the pass where you will have a great view of last night's camp spot and the whole valley. Continue on down the pass until you arrive at the Numa Creek Campground. Todays portion of the trail is 9.7 kms.
  • Day 3: After packing up camp get back on the trail for your final day. This day is the longest (16.8 kms) one but the packs will be the lightest. Head up the second and final pass of the trip to get a great view of the Tumbling Glacier before finding the trail that follows Tumbling Creek back to the Paint Pots parking lot.
Is this Camp For Me?

To join this camp you need to be comforatble hiking 4-6 hours a day with an overnight backpack. The longest day will be the last day and is about 17kms. There are a couple passes to go over throughout the trek. The most food you will have to carry is 3 days worth. If this sounds ok then we would be happy to have you join this camp!

Food, Accommodation and Guiding

Food

To keep this camp as safe as possible during Covid we are not providing food. You will expected to bring and carry your own and make your meals at the camp. 

Accommodation

This trip will be tenting at designated backcountry campsites. Campsites will have outhouses and places to safely store food away from bears. The campsites are located in beautiful areas in the backcountry in places meant to not disturb the wildlife.

Guiding

Our maximum 8:1 guiding ratio will give you the best possible chance of success. Guides will offer three daily choices of route, so you can find the level of challenge and variety of landscapes to create your ideal experience. This camp is guided by Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) certified Hiking and Apprentice Hiking guides.

Adventure Map

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


Included WITH YOUR CAMP FEE

  • 3 days professional guiding at max 6:1 ratios by certified ACMG hiking guide 
  • 2 nights of camping in Parka Canada Backcountry Campgrounds
  • Overnight Wilderness Passes

Participants Must Provide

  • Transportation to and from Trailhead
  • Food for whole camp
  • 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 full ski guide certified through the ACMG. Alison is an active trip leader with the Rocky Mountain Section and the National office.