All full or partial payments are accepted subject to the terms outlined below.


Waiver of Liability There are inherent risks in the adventure activities that guests will experience at Talus Lodge. A waiver of liability must be signed by each individual as a condition of acceptance as a Talus Lodge guest before first payment. Parent(s) or court appointed legal guardian(s) must sign for any participating minor (those under 18 years of age).

Guests are required to re-sign a paper waiver upon arrival at Talus Lodge.

Winter Waiver (Electronic)
Summer Waiver (Electronic)
Printable Waiver(s)


Covid Management Plan The Talus Covid Management Plan will be modified to comply with active COVID-19 guidelines and regulations as set out by British Columbia Health Authority, Alberta Health Services, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Backcountry Lodge Association of BC and Worksafe BC. For more details: click here.
Entire lodge group booking Talus Lodge will be accepting entire lodge group bookings only. Call it your cohort, pod, bubble, squad, or your quaranteam. All group members must accept the collective risk of being with each other.
Local travel  with in the regional zone Adhering to travel guidelines is the responsibility of the traveler, not the operator. Please respect the most current public travel guidelines when you book and re-evaluate at the final payment deadline and upon trip departure.
Everything subject to change

When it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic, each day comes with new announcements, policies, guidelines, or unexpected situations. We place absolute priority on the health and safety of our community. Things can and probably will change; we appreciate your patience as we determine the right thing to do.

Winter March and April program will be determined on February 15, 2021. This includes confirming existing bookings and accepting new bookings.
Summer We are accepting booking from private groups within our regional zone.


Acknowledgement of Risk for Covid There is undeniably an ‘Acknowledgement of Risk’ for guests wishing to pursue this adventure amidst a Global Pandemic.  No matter how many precautions and measures are taken, we cannot guarantee with certainty that COVID-19 will not find its way into the lodge. Please deeply consider your personal level of vulnerability AND that of your co-vulnerability.

Acknowledgement of Risk for COVID 19 


Step 1 As a condition of acceptance as a Talus Lodge guest, each guest must complete the Waiver of Liability and Guest Agreement before the first payment.
Step 2 Non-refundable reservation fee: $200.00 per person is required at the time of booking. The reservation fee covers the costs associated with registration and the preparations necessary for the intended stay. These costs are incurred whether the trip is utilized or not, for whatever reason. As such, once these funds are received, these services are deemed to have been rendered and that portion of the service agreement concluded. The reservation fee is not a deposit. It is a cost of business rendered on your behalf and is not refundable in any event.
Step 3 Trip payment: Full payment is due forty five days prior to the arrival date date and will automatically be charged to the card on file.


Non-refundable Payment (s) are 100% non-refundable and final.
Transferable Payment(s), less administration fee, can be applied to a credit in certain circumstances.


Cancellation(s)s in which a guest(s) are required to cancel their reservation(s) due to personal reasons including but not limited to, testing positive for Covid-19, being in contact with someone who is positive for Covid-19, personal illness/injury, travel restrictions, family emergency, etc. Cancellations must be received in writing.
Group size >10 Cancellation(s) in which the 10 person minimum group size requirement is retained;

  • Payments (less administration fee) can be transferred to a Talus Lodge credit for a future stay.
Group size <10 Cancellation(s) in which the 10 person minimum group size requirement is not retained;

  • All payments are non- refundable.
Transfer(s) within a group All payment(s) can be transferred to a replacement provided that the monies are exchanged directly between the cancellation and the replacement.
Entire lodge cancellations Should a replacement be found, payment (less administration fee) can be transferred to a Talus Lodge credit for a future stay


Cancellations in which Talus Lodge is required to cancel reservations due to but not limited to closure by civil authority, pandemics, forest fires and floods, etc.
Non-refundable Payment (s) are 100% non-refundable and final.
Transferable Payment(s), less administration fee, will be transferred to a Talus Lodge credit for a future stay.


No refunds will be issued for cancellation and/or delays due to access transportation. Talus Lodge is not responsible costs incurred due to delayed and/or cancelled access transportation. Talus Lodge will accommodate guests delayed at Talus Lodge as a result of delays or cancellations, however, clients delayed coming into Talus Lodge will not be refunded the lost night(s) of accommodation at Talus Lodge. Delayed incoming clients are responsible for their own full expenses (such as meals and accommodation). Talus Lodge recommends not booking commercial flights on your departure day from Talus.


Cancellation/Interruption and Emergency Medical Insurance To avoid any financial hardship that an unexpected cancellation or interruption could cause, we strongly urge our clients to purchase appropriate Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Emergency Medical Insurance through a reputable insurance provider to protect your investment. Refunds for cancelled reservations can only be collected from your own cancellation/interruption insurance provider.  Some credit cards provide this type of insurance, others do not. For a free no obligation quote for trip cancellation/interruption and emergency medical insurance from Lifestyle Insurance: click here
Evacuation insurance The cost of a helicopter evacuation, in the case of medical emergency, is the responsibility of the guest. Helicopter evacuation coverage can either be purchased from Talus Lodge for $50 per person or an insurance provider at the time of booking your trip.


Food allergies Talus Lodge can accommodate most food allergies if communicated at the time of booking. We will tailor the menu for the group based on the groups collective dietary restrictions. Additional cost may apply.
Guiding program
  • Talus runs a safety conscious program led by ACMG guides.
  • Talus does not permit self guiding.
  • Minors require parental and/or guardians attendance in order to take part in the guiding program.
  • It’s best if the group has relativity the same ability and/or understands that the guiding team guides to the average level of the group. There are often turn around points for folks who want a shorter day.
Backcountry ski program
  • Guiding program is for alpine backcountry skiing, telemarking and split boarding.
  • Bring your own equipment including including climbing skins, digital avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Must be able to travel up and down in all types of snow and conditions.
  • Split boarders must be prepared for transitions and flats.
Hiking program
  • Talus Lodge is a guided hike access lodge.  Transportation is provided from Canmore, Alberta.
  • Must be able to 6 km with 570 meters of elevation gain. For more information on the hike: click here
  • Guests are required to hike in with the gear required for their stay.