Here are some places to get started on Backcountry adventures in Banff:

1. Hire a guide – there’s no better way to get out in the backcountry than to hire a local guide with knowledge of the snow and terrain conditions.

2. Guidebook – Summits and Icefields by Chic Scott, is one place to start on bigger adventures in the Bow Valley.

* Note: All backcountry terrain is wild and requires special Avalanche and outdoor knowledge to be negotiated safely. Don’t go unless you know (or hire a guide that can keep you and your party safe)