Mystery Backpacking Trips

Who likes a little mystery!? Enticing! We want to take you truly off-the-beaten-path to explore the Canadian Rockies. We keep these locations quiet so that people like you get to enjoy them. We discover routes away from the crowds, so you can feel like a true explorer. Feel the power of the mountains, breathe in the fresh air, and let the breeze whisk away your stress.

Please note that the pictures below are not indicators of where we are going.


Mystery Backpacking Details

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Welcome to our mystery weekend. The locations of our trips are different each time. Do you want to get away and experience the mountains off-the-beaten-path? Go places where most people are not familiar with these hidden gems? We have the perfect mystery experience for you.

RATING: Moderate – Difficult

Is this the adventure for you? This is physically demanding and does require some fitness. If you have never been backpacking before, we recommend that you take our Intro to Backpacking before trying out this adventure. Remember, you are hiking in the mountains with a backpack (25 – 35lbs).

PRICE: $325/person + GST

GRATUITY: We always say that we do not expect gratuity, but it is appreciated. We never want you to feel like you should spend more money than you already have and will not ask you for a tip. If you really want to give the guide a tip, they will graciously receive it with much gratitude.

PLEASE NOTE: 4 people minimum for this trip to occur; 8 people maximum
Day 0 | 7 – 9pm | Meet and go over gear, food, and itinerary. We will meet for 1 – 1.5 hours the night before to ensure the gear is in good shape, your backpack has the essentials and is ready to go. This is also when we will disclose the mystery location. Please ensure you have accommodations in Crowsnest Pass for this evening.

Day 1 | 8am | We will meet at Stone’s Throw Café and drive to the trail head. Driving time can be up to an hour on backcountry roads.

Expect between 8 – 12km of backpacking in mountainous terrain (this means elevation). It is not easy, and some physical endurance is required. We will have lots of time for breaks along the way to the campsite location.

The camping location will likely not have washrooms or facilities. We will practice leave-no-trace methods while in these remote locations.

At the campsite, you will have some time to explore, meditate, or read while our guide prepares dinner. Or hang out with the guide and gain some local knowledge.

Day 2 | 7am | Rise and shine. It is time to get the day started. We will pack up our bags, eat breakfast and head onto the trail by 9am.

Expect a similar distance as Day 1. Plan to return back to the vehicles between 2 – 3pm. However, timing always depends on the group’s ability, so do not plan activities immediately after the trip.

* Saturday food: lunch, snacks & supper

* Sunday food: breakfast, snacks & lunch

* Camping permits & permission (Saturday)

* Water filtration

* Cooking supplies: pots, stoves, fuel

* Safety equipment, such as bear spray, first aid kit, and emergency communication devices

* Use of hiking poles (upon request)

* A local, professional ACMG Hiking Guide

* Small group sizes


* Accommodation on Friday night & Sunday night (if needed)

* Transportation to trail head (best to have vehicle for gravel roads)

* Breakfast on Saturday

* Supper on Sunday

* Personal equipment (sleeping bag, pad, backpack – these items are available to rent)
Sent with trip confirmation. If you do not have something, we also rent gear.
Must book at least 48 hours in advance. This is to allow us time to collect and organize food. If you have a food allergy, it is more difficult for us to accommodate with short notice.

When do we cancel? We will cancel and give a full refund if the weather is extreme. Examples of extreme weather include 120km continuous winds, heavy snowfall warnings, and severe thunderstorms for the duration of the trip. Examples of extreme weather does not include subzero temperatures or rain.

Uplift Adventures’ waivers are required to be signed before starting the event.

Guests must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, while out on the adventure. Uplift Adventures has the right to refuse participation if a guest is suspected under the influence. A return or compensation will not be given to the customer.

Please advise Uplift Adventures of any medical conditions or allergies prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy: Must cancel within 48hrs of tour for refund. For group bookings (4+ people), must cancel 7 days prior to event for refund.


Based in Crowsnest Pass, AB

Actively operating in Waterton Lakes National Park & Castle Provincial Parks

Operates throughout the Canadian Rockies

Customize your adventure with us!