Booking Information

Contact Us

For more information on any of our courses or trips or to inquire about dates and availability, please contact us at info@mountainsense.ca

Canmore, AB and Nelson, BC  Phone: 403-707-5566

Pricing

Unless otherwise noted, group pricing per day is as follows.  Divide the group price by the number of people for the per person price.

Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6
Alpine Rock Climbing 550 700
General Mountaineering 500 575 650 725
Glacier Trekking / Alpine Scrambling 500 550 600 650 700 750
Rock Climbing Instruction 450 500 550 600 650 700
Rock Climbing Instruction ½ day (3-4h) 300 335 365 400 435 465
Rock Climbing Guided Multipitch 475 550
Ice Climbing Instruction 475 550 625 700 775 850
Ice Climbing Instruction ½ day (3-4h) 325 375 425 475 525 575
Ice Climbing Guided Multipitch 475 550
Ski Touring / Avalanche day 450 500 550 600 650 700
Ski Touring ½ day (3-4h  Nelson only) 300 335 365 400 435 465

*Prices are for guiding / instruction only and do not include accommodation, transportation, food, gear rentals, park passes, lift tickets, GST or other fees.
*Instructional days for Rock & Ice climbing and Mountaineering include free use of technical climbing gear.
*Longer and / or harder days may have an additional premium - please enquire.

Equipment Rentals

Most instructional courses include technical equipment, but for guided outings, equipment rentals are available

Rock / Ice Climbing Mountain Travel Ski Touring
Rental rates/day $ Rental rates/day $ Rental rates/day $
Helmet 5 Glacier Crampons 10 Shovel 5
Harness 5 Mountaineering axe 5 Transceiver 15
Rock shoes                         10 Collapsible Ski poles 5 Avalanche Probe 5
Technical Ice Tools 20 Gaiters 5
Technical Crampons 10

For other rental gear you may need, check out the following places:

Calgary - The Outdoor Centre at the University of Calgary
Canmore - Gear Up Sports on Bow Valley Trail
Nelson - ROAM Shop (AT gear and split boards) and Valhalla Pure Outfitters (split boards) both on Baker St.

Clothing & Equipment Checklists

Accommodations

Transportation

Canmore, AB is a 1 hr. drive from Calgary which has an international Airport.

Nelson, BC can be reached by several options:

Driving From:
  • Spokane - Via Hwy #2 - 250km / 155mi, 3.5hrs
  • Calgary - Via Black Diamond, Fernie & the Crowsnest Hwy #3 - 615km, 7hrs.
  • Calgary - Via Hwy #1, Radium, Cranbrook - 630km, 6.75hrs.
  • Vancouver - Via the Crowsnest Hwy #3 - 650km, 7hrs.
  • Kelowna - Via Hwy #33 and the Crowsnest Hwy #3 - 345km, 4hrs.
Flying
  • Air Canada has several flights daily between Vancouver / Calgary and Castlegar* (a half hour drive from Nelson).  Queen City Shuttle offers inexpensive service between Castlegar and Nelson.  *Note that in the winter there is a chance that flights may be cancelled due to poor visibility.
  • Pacific Coastal Air offers regular service from Vancouver to Trail, BC (50min. from Nelson).
  • The Canadian Rockies International Airport has service from Salt Lake, Calgary and Vancouver to Cranbrook which is a 2.5hr. drive to Nelson and on the Greyhound bus line.
  • Spokane has an international airport with rental cars and is a 3.5 hr. drive from Nelson.  Queen City Shuttle offer year round service between Spokane and Nelson.
  • Kelowna International airport is a 4 hr. drive from Nelson and on the Greyhound bus line.
Bus
  • Greyhound has daily buses to Nelson, originating in Vancouver and Calgary.

You may either provide transportation for the guide from Canmore or Nelson to the trailhead and back or pay the guide's mileage at the following rates:
$0.40 / km for paved roads, $0.50 / km for logging roads.
If you require transportation yourself, you may be able to ride with the guide but this is not a paid service and the guide is not liable for your safety while driving.

Food

On multiday trips, food can be provided for $40 / person / day. Please indicate any food preferences.
On overnight trips $40 / day will be charged to cover the guide's meals.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • Full payment is due at time of booking for trips & courses of 2 days duration or less.
  • For all other trips & courses a 50% deposit is required at time of booking to guarantee the trip/course dates.
  • Full payment is required 30 days in advance of the start date.
  • Cancellations made more than 30 days in advance of the start date are subject to a refund less a $100 CAD administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made 30 days or less in advance of the start date result in forfeiture of the entire amount paid.
  • Any fees paid to outside services (i.e. lodging, transportation, staff, food, porters, etc.) that is not refundable to Mountain Sense will be deducted from any refund eligible to you.
  • We strongly recommend purchasing Medical & Trip Cancellation Insurance from an outside insurer like www.travelguard.ca.
  • Payment in Canadian funds can be made by cash, cheque, money order, e-mail transfer (Canadian banks only), or Paypal (add 3%, or 4% outside Canada/US). Click here for a currency converter. 

Booking Conditions

Weather - In the event that weather or conditions do not allow for the original objectives, alternatives will be offered. When no other options are available, we will attempt to reschedule.

Fitness & Ability - Please communicate your personal fitness and experience levels as accurately as possible when booking your trip. The proposed objectives as well as the guide's decisions in the field will be based heavily on the abilities of the individuals involved.

No refunds will be given for objectives not achieved as a result of weather, conditions or guest abilities.

Waiver

A release and waiver of liability must be signed prior to participation in any of our courses or trips. You may view the waiver & medical form by clicking the appropriate link below.

Please print off the medical waiver and send the completed form back to us as a scanned e-mail attachment or via regular mail. Alternatively, notify us in advance of any important medical conditions and bring the form with you in person.

The waiver will be administered to you in person prior to your outing unless other arrangements have been made.

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