Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies

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Getting There (and Back)

Transportation to Calgary

Direct flights to the Calgary international airport are available from most airlines and airports around the world.

Our departure location will be the Acclaim Hotel (123 Freeport Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta). There is free shuttle service between the airport and the hotel.

Accommodations & Parking

You will need accommodation and meals for the night before the hike (including breakfast on the morning of departure). Reservations need to be made in advance.

Hikers return to Calgary on Saturday afternoon and, depending on personal travel arrangements, may also need a hotel room for this night.

These costs are not included in the hike fees.

We have preferred room rates at the Acclaim Hotel:

  • Rates are $114 a night for a standard room ($127.99 with all taxes) or $124 is you wish a Studio Queen Suite
  • Phone: 403-2918000 and then press 5 to reach the front desk
  • Ask for the preferred room rate for the "Skyline Hikers" when making your booking
  • If booking online, please use "SKYHK" to access the preferred rates

For local residents or if you have a car, you may park at the hotel. Make sure to register your car with the front desk. The cost is $45/week (additional $30 for underground parking).

NOTE: There is no parking at the campground in Waterton. Please do not drive to the campground.

Check-In

There is no check-in for 2017. Your name will be verified by the Camp Host/Hostess before you board the bus.

Sorry, no late arrivals are available.

Orientation

The orientation is at 7:30 pm on Sunday evening in camp for a presentation by the Host/Hostess, Chief Leader, Musician and Medic.

All hikers must attend!

Sunday Morning Bus to Camp

Our departure location will be the Acclaim Hotel (123 Freeport Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta).  There is free shuttle service between the airport and the hotel.

The bus will be available for boarding at 10:30 am and departs at 11 am sharp.

If you miss the bus, you will need to make your own arrangements to get to Waterton (there is no parking at the campground so please do not drive there).

On the way to camp, there will be a tour of the Bar U Ranch. The bus will travel down the Cowboy Trail (highway 22).

The drop-off point is the campground.

Saturday Morning Bus back to Calgary

The pick-up point is the campground at approximately 9:00 am.

On the way back to Calgary, there will be tours at Fort MacLeod and Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump.

The drop off point is the Acclaim Hotel  (123 Freeport Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta).  There is free shuttle service between the airport and the hotel.

We hope to have hikers back in Calgary by 5:30 pm on Saturdays but no there are guarantees. Hikers should avoid tight travel arrangements for their continued trip home on Saturday.


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