Join us in for a couple of adventure-packed days! We will use Castle Mountain Resort as our base camp, which is situated in the heart of the South Canadian Rockies. This area was once part of Waterton National Park and still showcases all the beauty of what makes a National Park unique. The South and West Castle Valleys are home to incredible biodiversity, stunning geology, crystal-clear alpine lakes and waterfalls, and wildlife encounters are common.
We are excited to provide an adventure weekend for you, your family, and your friends. This mountain, nature-loving weekend includes (2) nights accommodation and (2) full-day guided hikes.
You have the choice to add additional items to your package. We will first start with the basics to make your weekend one that you will remember. Do you want to do this, but the dates don’t work for you? Send us a message and we will see what we can do.
Pricing starts at $200 / person for (2) nights accom and (2) guided hikes
How does it work?
When you go to the Booking Page, pick the Accommodation Option that best suits your style: Hostel or Hotel.
Then you can add onto your adventure escape based on what you want to do and eat. If you want to bring your own food, you can do that too!
We do the organizing so that you can adventure.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
SEE BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS
HOSTEL ROOMS INCLUDE:
Shared use of outdoor BBQ
HOSTEL DOES NOT INCLUDE:
** Please note that while the accommodation owner will maintain a clean and safe environment. It is your responsibility to ensure that shared spaces are clean before and after use, and that physical distancing between guests is maintained. Please respect other’s comfort and personal space during this time.
PRICE (includes 2 nights and 2 guided tours):
Per person: $200 + GST
Hotel rooms come with either 1) two queen beds or 2) one queen bed and one bunk bed
HOTEL ROOM INCLUDES:
Shared use of outdoor BBQ
Private mini fridge
Shared microwave and coffee pot (with other hotel guests)
**Please note that while the accommodation owner will maintain a clean and safe environment. It is your responsibility to ensure that shared spaces are clean before and after use, and that physical distancing between guests is maintained. Please respect other’s comfort and personal space during this time.**
PRICE (includes 2 nights and guided trips):
Single occupancy (per person): $380 + GST
Double occupancy (per person): $260 + GST
Triple occupancy (per person): $220 + GST
** Please note that double and triple occupancy must be from the same household. **
While some cabins at Castle Mountain Resort have hot tubs, there is NO ACCESS to these hot tubs if you stay at the hostel / hotel. The hostel / hotel does have a sauna; however, is not in operation during covid restrictions.
Can I use the kitchen and outdoor BBQ?
Yes, everyone can use these parts of the hotel / hostel. Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing and to ensure cleanliness. Cleaning supplies are made available, but there will not be staff watching your every move to ensure handles are washed after each use. Please be diligent and respectful of others staying at the accommodation.
Is the hotel / hostel in the same building?
Sounds like you figured it out. Yes, the hostel and hotel are a part of the same building. This is why you have access to the kitchen and BBQ.
We want to come a day early or stay an extra day. Can we add on another night of accommodation?
Of course you can! We want you to enjoy your great escape in the mountains and if you need some extra time, we want you to enjoy it! You will need to send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us (403-583-5884). Since we have special pricing for our guests, we do not make this public information.
* Sandwich of choice (ham, roast beef, turkey, tuna, egg, veggie)
* High energy snacks
If you have allergies or food restrictions, please indicate this during your checkout.
Price: $13 (no gst) / lunch
*Ensure you check off two lunches if you want lunch for both days
Castle Mountain Resort Details
Castle Mountain Resort will be our base camp on these excursions. Here, we will be able to return to a comfy bed. However, our days will be spent exploring and in nature.
This package currently includes (2) nights accommodation and (2) full-day guided hikes. You can then add onto your packaged to include food or rentals.
RATING: Moderate – Difficult
Is this the adventure for you? You will want to have some physical ability. The hikes we will complete will depend on the group, their ability, and what the conditions are like at the time of the adventure. These adventures are designed to make you feel connected and help you discover what makes the South Canadian Rockies special. If you are super fit and don’t think a group is your style, you may decide to join for the local knowledge from our expert guides.
PRICE: Listed in the Package Options
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; 10 people maximum
Day 1 | 9am | We will meet at the front of the hostel / hotel. From here we will go over the weekend to decide on our adventure plans. Please be prepared to drive a short distance to the trail head. We are encouraging people to drive their own vehicles and to not carpool (covid restrictions) at this time, unless adventurers live in the same household.
Day 1 | 10am – 5pm | We will explore the magnificent Castle Parks.
Day 1 | 5pm onward | Either stop in at Beaver Mines General Store for supper (take out only), or return to the hostel / hotel to make your own meal. In the evening, you will have free time to do as you wish.
Day 2 | 8am | We will start our adventure sooner today so that you can return home. We won’t waste much time and will hit the trails right away. You may have to drive to the trail head depending on trail conditions and areas of interest to the group. Please have your accommodations packed up and be checked out of your rooms prior to our 8am meet up.
Day 2 | 8am – 3pm | Adventure, discover and explore. We will plan for today to be more gentle than yesterday.
Day 2 | 3pm onward | Drive home and start planning your next adventure.
For driving directions to Castle Mountain Resort, click here.
Once at Castle Mountain Resort, you will see the hostel / hotel at the last turn into the resort (turn right just before the unmaintained road). The hostel / hotel will be on your left hand side.
Here is a link to the village map
* Hiking boots (preferably waterproof or put a waterproof treatment on them before you come) – This time of year is wet.
* Gaiters (if you have)
* Water bottle (at least 1L)
* Warm clothing (weather changes fast in the mountains)
** Base layer (wick away)
** Mid-layer (insulative)
** Outer layer (shell to protect from wind and rain)
** Rain pants
* Sun protection
* Insect repellent (optional)
* Additional snacks if you wish
* Towel, if staying in the hostel
* Sleeping wear
* Comfortable shoes
* Breakfast food
* Lunch & supper if you are not buying
* Comfortable clothes for evening
* Other recreational interests (ie. bike, kayak, fishing rod, fishing license)
* A book
* A beach towel
* A fun past-time like a craft or photography
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.
DISCOVER THE ROCKIES WITH A LOCAL EXPERT
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!