CMH Summer Adventures
CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
Columbia Mountains, British Columbia
At a Glance
Heli-Hiking Specialists in the Rocky Mountains
Special family friendly options and private guided trips available
Two comfortable lodges only accessible by helicopter
Perfect for hiking and adventure enthusiasts
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The lodges are open for summer adventures from the beginning of July until the end of August. This makes the most of the best possible weather although as you are in the mountains, the weather can change very quickly so guests should come equipped for this.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures or take a look at our itineraries to British Columbia
Offering Heli Hiking Adventures in the heart of the Rocky Mountain range, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures is the perfect choice for those wishing to get off the beaten track in to some of the most beautiful scenery the Rockies has to offer.
CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures specializes in adventure skiing and hiking vacations from their two lodges deep in the Purcell Mountains and Columbia Mountains. Accessible by helicopter only from close to Banff, guests can enjoy skiing and hiking in pristine scenery completely off the beaten track.
Spend 3 days being guided through pristine flower filled valleys, lead to jaw dropping spires, travel across free flowing rivers by zip line or for the thrill seekers, pause before placing your first foot on the first rung of the via ferrata.
After an exhilarating day in the mountains, return to one of the comfortable and welcoming lodges.
Bugaboos Lodge and Cariboos Lodge each offer their own hiking programs or you can travel between the two on longer trips.
Each of the lodges offers warm and comfortable accommodations with en suite bedrooms, comfortable guest lounges with fireplace, full service bars and the all important sauna, whirlpool and massage services, much needed after a fun and challenging day out on the mountains.
Meals are offered family style and chefs rustle up sumptuous and delicious favorites, the pastry goodies go down particularly well.
The various trips are detailed on the Experiences section and can be added to any longer itinerary or on their own. They have private adventures and family adventures as well as their classic heli hiking trips.
Rooms are simple, clean and cosy and all offer private bathrooms.
Bugaboos Lodge offers 32 rooms, 12 with one Queen bed and 20 with two Queen beds. There are no interconnecting rooms available.
Cariboos Lodge offers 28 rooms. There are no interconnecting rooms available.
Families are welcome at the lodges and there are specific itineraries designed for family groups. Due to the nature of the experience though, this is better suited to older children and teenagers who can make the most of the hiking activities on offer.
Each lodge features a comfortable lounge with sofas and fireplace, communal dining room where guests dine together and a games room. They also both offer a sauna and whirlpool and massage services, a climbing wall, exercise equipment, games rooms and a gift shop.
The rooftop hot tub at Bugaboos Lodge is a particular favorite, a great place to gaze at the night sky and enjoy the sounds of silence. There is WiFi connectivity throughout both lodges.
It's all about the outdoors with hiking being at the center of each lodge stay
In addition to some of the most glorious hiking and walking routes in the world, the Bugaboos Lodge is home to The Skyladder Via Ferrata as well as one of CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures newest summer adventures; CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures Glacier Treks.
3-Night Family Helicopter Adventure
From little ones to teens, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures Family Adventures are designed to ensure kids of all ages have a fun-filled and activity packed few days exploring the Columbia Mountains.
Classic 3-Night Heli-Hiking
Take a 3-night heli-hiking trip through Canada's Columbia or Purcell Mountain Range and experience unrivalled views of the rugged scenery from the air and on foot. Explore mountain ridges and meadows, getting well and truly off the beaten path!
Location & directions
Columbia Mountains, British Columbia
Both lodges are in the Colombia Mountains just across the border from Alberta in British Colombia.
How to get there
8 hour flight to Calgary followed by 1.5 hour drive to Banff. The helipad for the Bugaboos lodge is a 2.5 hour transfer from Banff and the helipad for Cariboos Lodge is a 5 hour transfer from Banff. We recommend at least one night in Lake Louise or Banff area prior to going to the lodge.