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Great Divide Nature Interpretation provides informative guided hiking and snowshoeing in the Lake Louise and Banff area. Nadine Fletcher and Joel Hagen have over 20 years experience and are certified “Master” interpretive guides. In summer, full day...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-2735
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I couldn´t have picked a better guide than Joel for my first time snowshoeing !! He gave us a great introduction how to use snowshoes and helped us to get ready. On the way to an amazing viewpoint Joel stopped a couple of times to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anna-Lena28
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our snowshoe hike with Joel in early December was easily one of the highlights of our trip to Banff/Lake Louise. Having lived so many years in the area he was a knowledgeable guide and we really enjoyed the way he weaved stories of the wildlife...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pbeets
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day snowshoeing with Joel last week. The hike was the perfect length, and well-paced to our abilities. Joel provided us with gear that was in excellent condition, and was extremely knowledgeable about our surroundings. He did a great job relating what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eshelley18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went snowshoeing with Joel on January 3rd and had the best time (in a snowstorm!). He was super knowledgeable about the nature around us and a great guide all around. Well prepared, with delicious snacks and hot chocolate, he made sure we were comfortable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anaïs M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic day hiking with Joel. He called us the evening before the hike to make sure we knew what to expect. Since we had chosen the Iceline hike to the summit, the weather is somewhat unpredictable. Regardless it turned out to be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HenrikRasmusse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family just spent the day with Joel on an excellent snowshoeing adventure. Joel was incredibly well prepared, very experienced and provided us with an awesome tour. He was also full of great facts about the area and the environment. We would highly recommend Joel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marcgV5872AN
TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Nature Interpretation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Marc. It was a pleasure to be out with you and your family during the Christmas week, and I'm glad the adventure was what you'd hoped for. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the first moment my wife and i met with Joel, I knew we were in good hands. Joel made sure we had everything we need to stay warm and we were treated like family. He took time to explain many different things throughout our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sasa M
TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Nature Interpretation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, Sasa! Glad to hear our outing in the wilderness was up your alley. We've had a lot of new snow since early December, so if you come back out for another trip, we can get into the deep powder!

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Eighteen years ago Joel was a guide on a hike I took in the Lake Louise area. When returning to Lake Louise/Banff with my family, I immediately sought Joel and Nadine out as guides for our trip. We wanted to retain them for a week...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terry B
TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Nature Interpretation, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thanks, Terry. It was a pleasure to be out with you, no matter what the weather gods were throwing our way.

Reviewed September 29, 2018

We knew we would be in the vicinity of Lake Louise around mid June and wanted a knowledgeable guide - I contacted Joel & Nadine months before our trip and in fact we ended up altering our overall plans for our holiday based upon the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Louise S
TheFlagens, Owner at Great Divide Nature Interpretation, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you, Louise, for your thorough review. We appreciate you commenting on some of the other services we provide (like the advice we offer in our pre-trip email) other than the guiding itself. And of course, we're really pleased you enjoyed our hike together.

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Before I had no idea what was passing me by as I was hiking, but with Joel I learned what was really going on all around my. It is as if my eyes had been closed the whole time and Joel opened them. Joel's way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gail M
April 3, 2017|
Response from TheFlagens | Property representative |
Hi Gail, You can find our rates on our website. Google great divide nature interpretation. You'll see both group and private hikes, and we hope that you'll be able to join us for a hike. Or, if you are on the website... More
August 18, 2015|
Response from GtDivide | Property representative |
Hi, We don't have black flies in the portion of the Canadian Rockies covered by Banff and Jasper National Parks. We do get mosquitoes, but in most areas they are not a big problem, and the season is quite short.
March 23, 2015|
Response from GtDivide | Property representative |
Absolutely! July and August are the height of summer here and we are busy. To see what we have going, head to our website and click on any "availability calendar" link. If you'd like to book or get on a waiting list (for... More