3 amazing destinations straight out of your adventure dreams
When it comes to gorgeous gems, Canada has no shortage. The only problem is that not all of these gems are accessible to us mere mortals. And that’s where CMH Heli-Hiking Summer Adventures comes in.
As you may know, CMH offers amazing helicopter adventures (hiking, via ferrata and winter skiing) in otherwise inaccessible backcountry terrain. Starting in Banff, they have three luxurious summer lodges in their own unique destination, each more breathtaking than the next. And from there, they drop you by helicopter into vistas you never thought existed IRL.
With a private claim to over 3,000,000 acres (yes, you read that right!) of wilderness in the Canadian Rockies and beyond, they are the largest heli-adventure team in the world. Not to mention their heliskiing winter adventures!
In their own words, they didn’t just “invent heli-hiking, but perfected it.” As proof, we present to you these three incredibly beautiful backcountry destinations that CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures can take you to that are straight out of your dreams of summer adventures—
It’s an iconic place, not only because of its stunning beauty, but also because it’s the birthplace of heliskiing. Let’s talk about the lodge first. Yes, it’s historic but it’s full of modern amenities and comforts. And their hot tub views are to die for. But what awaits you outside this lodge is far more breathtaking.
In addition to the famous Bugaboo Spires, the place has magnificent glaciers, magnificent glacial lakes, impressive cirques, mighty granite titans towering over deep valleys and huge ice fields. It is certainly a destination that will brighten up your summer travel diaries and your ‘Gram game’.
A little west of Robson Provincial National Park in British Columbia, in the middle of the Cariboo Mountains, perched 1,100 m above sea level, is a magnificent lodge, the CMH Cariboo Lodge. However, it might be more appropriate to call it a mini-resort, given the comfort and amenities it offers. Make sure your camera roll has plenty of space, there are crazy views in every direction here.
From there, you will explore the rugged mountain terrain of CMH Cariboos which you will reach by helicopter (obvi). Expect gorge glaciers, majestic peaks, cascading canyons, the epic Zillmer Canyon Via Ferrata, vast alpine meadows and turquoise tarns. It’s an escape of a lifetime. However, this statement may well be true for the other two destinations as well!
Did you just look at the images above? Should we still rent this alpine paradise? The place is full of adrenaline-filled adventures of all calibers. Think hiking on ridges, walking on granite rock faces on the iconic Mount Nimbus via Ferrata and doing ropes courses.
If you prefer to simply relax in the soulful beauty that surrounds you, the lodge at CMH Bobbie Burns is for you. Just like the other CMH Heli-Hiking destinations, the lodge here too is loaded with amenities and offers comfortable accommodation and a delicious dining experience. But more importantly, it gives you exclusive access to sharp ridges, spectacular moraines and beautiful valleys.
It was our list. Now, before you start preparing for these crazy adventures, we suggest you check out the CMH Heli-Hiking Summer Adventures website below. It has all the information on dates, length of stays, prices and everything else you might need to plan your perfect summer adventure.