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Talus Lodge FAQ

There are no marked trails at Talus. Hiking at Talus involves moving over uneven terrain. It is challenging and rewarding. Depending on the groups ability and energy levels, the guided hikes range from 5 kilometers to 20 kilometers. Elevation gain ranges are from 500-3000 feet. Depending on the groups goals, we often split into two groups and have options for returning to the lodge. Hikers will have the option of meadow and high plateau walking and if the conditions permit- ridge walking.

Single occupancy is available at the same rate as the per person charge in the dormitory style Raven’s Nest. The Raven’s Nest has three single beds and you can expect to get to know your bunkmates. The Raven’s Nest is accessed by steep stairs. If you prefer a private room, the single occupancy rate is based on the double occupancy rate less 30%.

There is no guest access to WiFi. Enjoy being unplugged for your Talus Lodge visit.

There are no marked trails at Talus. The lodge is located in open terrain and we have routes we use frequently but may be hard to follow. We strongly recommend you take the guided option if it is your first time at Talus Lodge.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations or delays due to adverse weather conditions. Talus Lodge is not responsible costs incurred due to delayed or cancelled helicopter flights. 

Talus Lodge is a helicopter access operation and adverse weather conditions may result in flight cancellations. It is possible that clients may be delayed flying in or out of Talus Lodge. Talus Lodge will accommodate guests delayed at Talus Lodge as a result of flight delays or cancellations, however, clients delayed on their flight 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 insurance is highly recommended.

Trip cancellation/interruption, medical and evacuation insurance is available for Visitors to Canada and Canadians.  For your peace of mind and to avoid any financial hardship that an unexpected cancellation, interruption or medical emergency could cause, we strongly recommend contacting an insurance company that specializes in adventure tourism to receive trip insurance details and a quote.

For a free no obligation quote for trip cancellation/interruption and emergency medical/evacuation insurance from Lifestyle Insurance: click here.

Helicopter flights are more often delayed, than cancelled. Since 2001, two helicopter flights days have been cancelled in the summer. There have been three helicopter flight days cancelled in the winter. Talus Lodge recommends not booking commercial flights on your departure day from Talus.

Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.

Trip cancellation/interruption, medical and evacuation insurance is available for Visitors to Canada and Canadians.  For your peace of mind and to avoid any financial hardship that an unexpected cancellation, interruption or medical emergency could cause, we strongly recommend contacting an insurance company that specializes in adventure tourism to receive trip insurance details and a quote.

For a free no obligation quote for trip cancellation/interruption and emergency medical/evacuation insurance from Lifestyle Insurance: click here.

 

Helicopter flights depart from Canmore Alpine Heliport (located in the Town of Canmore) or Mount Shark Helipad (one hour drive from Canmore). Guests arriving on public transport are priority passengers for the Canmore flight. Depending on logistics and your booking order you may be flying from Canmore Alpine Heliport or Mount Shark Helipad. Guests will be informed of the helicopter staging area one week prior to trip departure.

The facilities cabin is attached to the main lodge building by a short walking deck above ground. The facilities cabin is equipped with showers, sinks, sauna and toilets.

Talus provides the bedding, towels, down duvets and Rocky Mountain Soap Company products (Bodywash, Shampoo and Conditioner). For a gear list, click here

NO. Our solar panels generate power for low wattage items such as camera batteries. Our system is not able to generate the high power required to run hair dryers/curlers.

Lunch is provided on arrival. It is a good idea to bring snacks and water to the Mount Shark Helipad in case of flight delays.

Compared to Golden and Revelstoke the Talus Lodge area gets about one third (1/3) of their precipitation. Our weather trends more towards the Columbia Valley and the Rocky Mt. Trench and therefore we enjoy a far more benign weather than Canmore and Banff. Because the overall weather in the mountains could be extremely variable we strongly recommend you bring hiking gear and layers that will keep you warm and dry.