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PRIVATE GROUP SUMMER RATES

Package Per person Child
3 night
Thursday-Sunday
$1, 275.00 $825.00
4 night
Sunday-Thursday
$1,700.00 $1, 100.00
Week TBC TBC

EVERYTHING INCLUDED

Rates include
  • Accommodation
  • House made and from scratch meals
  • Guided daily hikes
  • Shuttle from Canmore
  • Guided hike access
  • Taxes
  • Reservation fee
  • Sauna, hot showers and outhouses
  • Talus is a place to reconnect. No guest access to Wi Fi.
Hiking season July 8- September 26
Group size Minimum pricing based on 10 adults or equivalent pricing. Maximum of 15 people.
Exchange days and access Sunday and Thursday. Guided hiking access and shuttle from Canmore provided. For more information: click here
Gear list Summer gear list: click here
Families
  • Private group bookings are required age 16 years old and under.
  • Families are welcome with children who are 10-16 years old.
  • Minors require parental attendance in order to take part in the guiding program.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.
Travel restrictions Canadians: Adhering to travel guidelines is the responsibility of the traveler, not the operator. Please respect the most current public travel guidelines when booking, re-evaluate at the final payment deadline and on trip departure.
Travelling from abroad: Due to travel restrictions, we cannot currently accept bookings from people arriving from outside of Canada.
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 2021 Existing bookings will be confirmed two weeks prior to departure based on current health and travel guidelines.
Summer 2021 and Winter 2022 Accepting booking based on the guidelines above.

FEE AND PAYMENT POLICY

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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

PERSONAL REASONS

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

TALUS LODGE CANCELLATIONS

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.

CANCELLATION AND/OR DELAYS DUE TO ACCESS TRANSPORTATION

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.

INSURANCE

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.

Talus Lodge is accessible by guided hiking and provided transportation from Canmore, Alberta.  Due to safety reasons, including active mining and logging in the area, absence of marked trails, difficult terrain that requires skilled navigation, access is only possible with the provided guide and transportation.

A comparable hike in terms of elevation gain and distance is the hike from the Sulphur Mountain gondola station to the top of Sulphur Mountain. The route is not a fluffed and buffed trail. Don’t expect hands in the pocket walking!

GUIDED HIKING ACCESS

Distance Elevation gain Elevation loss Approximate time
Hiking route to Talus 6 km 569 m 134 m 3-5 hours
Hiking route from Talus 6 km 134 m 569 m 3-4 hours

SCHEDULE

Incoming 8:00 am Provided transportation departs from Canmore, Alberta
11:30 am Start hiking
12:00 pm Trail lunch provided
3:00 pm  Apres at Talus Lodge.
Outgoing

8:00 am Breakfast at Talus
9:00 am Start hiking
12:00 pm Trail lunch provided
4:00 pm Provided transportation arrives in Canmore, Alberta

Talus Lodge is situated at tree line and surrounded by a rocky plateau. Talus is aptly named as there is an 100% chance of walking on and/or traversing talus slopes or scree. Talus has few established trails and no marked trails. We often follow routes as opposed to established trails. Due to the natural topography, don’t expect a fluffed and buffed trail network or hands in the pocket walking. The hiking is considered challenging as it involves moving over uneven terrain. The hiking terrain includes meadows, high plateau walking and, if the conditions permit, ridge walking.

Depending on the groups ability and energy levels, the guided hikes range from 5 kilometers to 20 kilometers. Elevation gain ranges are from 200 meters to 1000 meters. The guiding program caters to the average level of the hiker in each group. There are often turn back options for those who want shorter days or aren’t keen on ridge walking.

 

ACMG led hiking guide experience is included in the summer rate. If guests chose to hike without a guide, hiking must be under the direction of the guiding team. Guests hiking without a guide must be with one other person, carry a radio and bear spray.

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.

The guiding program is determined each morning based on weather, conditions and the groups ambitions. There is often a group that goes longer, farther and higher. The other group might have a nap in a meadow after lunch with turn around points for folks who want to stay closer to home. The guiding program caters to the average level of the hiker in each group. Please keep in mind that we prioritize the groups needs and safety over individual aspirations. There are often turn around points for folks who want a shorter day.

The closest weather forecast for the Talus area is the Kootenay National Park Weather Forecast. The overall weather in the mountains can be extremely variable. Expect temperatures from -5  °C to 30°C. Come prepared for hiking in the snow, wind, sun and bugs! We recommend bringing layers that will keep you warm and dry and clothing that offers sun and bug protection. For a summer gear list: click here

TALUS LODGE CANCELLATIONS

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.

INSURANCE

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.