Phone: 403 678 4164 - 1 866 678 4164

Booking info

Thank you for booking a program with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures!  We look forward to experiencing the mountains with you.
Please read the following information very carefully to ensure that you fully understand how payments are made, our booking conditions, our cancellation policy, our mountain weather and conditions policy and our release of liability waiver.

Once you are fully informed you are ready to book a program, either by calling our office or by booking on-line. Bookings made without fully reading the policies are considered firm.
If booking on a Mountain Skills Semester click here!


Prices are in Canadian Dollars. US dollar and other currency exchange rates fluctuate constantly. Use the Exchange Calculator to calculate how much our programs cost in your currency.
All prices are subject to change.

Sales Tax

Listed prices do not include tax. An additional 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be added to the program total. We will apply the appropriate tax rate when you book.

Methods and Timing of Payment

We accept Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Certified Canadian Cheques, Money Orders & Electronic Fund Transfers. If paying substantial amounts from overseas you may get a better exchange rate by sending us a bank draft or making an Electronic Fund Transfer in your own currency. We can supply our bank details on request.

The following deposit and payment schedules apply:

  1. For programs that are three days or less, full payment must accompany booking.
  2. For longer programs a deposit of 35% of the program price will be taken at time of booking.
  3. Balance of payment is due 8 weeks before any program start. If the balance of payment is not made within this time period we may remove you from the program as we will assume you are no longer participating and your deposit will be forfeited.
  4. Full payment must accompany bookings made less than 8 weeks before program start.
  5. Different conditions apply to Semester Programs and Expeditions.

Booking Conditions and Waiver

  1. There is a degree of hazard in all mountain activities and we ask that you investigate and consider potential hazards prior to booking. All participants must sign the Yamnuska Mountain Adventures waiver of liability prior to commencing any Yamnuska Mountain Adventures program. We ask that you read the waiver to familiarize yourself with it prior to joining us. Please click the following link: sample waiver to read it. If you do not sign the waiver, you will not be eligible to participate and our booking and cancellation policies will apply.
  2. Yamnuska Mountain Adventures reserves the right to change or cancel any itinerary or service at any time due to insufficient enrolment, unsafe mountain or weather conditions or other reasons without penalty to Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. We do our best to keep guests informed of any changes.
  3. The participation of any person on any program is continually subject to the discretion of the program leader and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.
  4. Yamnuska Mountain Adventures accepts no responsibility for the actions of persons and/or companies supplying goods and/or services as part of these packages or for any extra costs that may arise from the complication or prolongation of any program for any reason.
  5. Your physician must clear any health problems that may affect your participation in any program. It is imperative you disclose any medical condition that could put you, your guide or others safety at risk. Most of our trips, courses and programs are 'active' adventures and we ask that you read the 'Is it for you?' section of each program. You must show up healthy enough and in appropriate physical conditioning to complete the program without putting yourself or others at risk or negatively affecting the experience of others.
  6. In the unlikely event of an emergency, participants may, depending upon program location be liable for any rescue or evacuation costs incurred either on their behalf or as a result of their actions.

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Please read the following carefully before booking.

In the event that Yamnuska Mountain Adventures cancels a program your full payment will be refunded. At your discretion you can apply payment toward a future trip or course. Should you need to cancel from a program and you have purchased cancellation insurance from the Simpson Group or any other cancellation insurance provider, please refer to the terms of that policy. We still ask that you advise us of your cancellation.
If you opt not to purchase the cancellation insurance, the following terms will apply:

  1. You have 24 hours from when you make your booking to change or cancel with no charge to you (provided your booking does not depart within 15 days).
  2. For full-day and half-day Learn to Rock Climb and Learn to Ice Climb departures, there is no penalty for cancellation provided we receive your written notice 24 hours before your scheduled departure.
  3. If cancelling your program up to 8 weeks before the program start you will receive a full refund with the following exceptions: $100 plus tax will be withheld for public and private program cancellations, $525 will be withheld for the Mountain Skills Semester. Expenses incurred for expeditions may be withheld as well, amounts will vary with each expedition and will be outlined when you sign up for the trip.
  4. Between 8 and 6 weeks before the program start, the deposit is forfeited.
  5. Cancellation less than 6 weeks before the program start or at any time during the program results in loss of entire amount paid.
  6. We will gladly accept a substitute guest should you not be able to attend provided they meet the prerequisites for the program.

Notice of cancellations must be received in writing (letter, fax or email). Cancellations are only effective once your notification is received by Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.
We ask that you thoroughly understand and consider the booking and cancellation policies prior to booking as we make financial commitments to our guides (and food and accommodation providers for longer trips) once you have booked and we have confirmed a trip. We take your booking in good faith and begin incurring costs upon confirmation. We ask that you respect the terms of the booking policy and consider the impact of unforeseen events prior to booking and how they may affect you financially should you need to cancel. Over the last four decades we have encountered many reasons why people need to cancel trips and can appreciate that when committed, no one plans for accidents, weather events, illnesses, injuries, job changes or family emergencies. However, these events are a reality and occur without warning all too often. To protect the investment of your trip or training we strongly recommend you obtain cancellation insurance. It may seem like an unnecessary expense but we know from experience for those who do purchase it and have had to use it, the investment is well worth it. We do our best to assist clients when unplanned events happen but there is a an easily obtained policy that can protect your financial investment. We strongly recommend you find a trip cancellation or interuption provider as once your trip is confirmed, we will not be in a position to credit or refund your fees.


The Simpson Group offers a wide range of travel insurance options including Trip Cancellation/Interruption, Travel Medical, and Personal Effect loss for both Canadian and International Travelers. We highly recommend purchasing this insurance to cover and protect you against unforeseen events. The two basic types of insurance that most travelers need to consider are Medical and Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance.

Emergency Medical Expenses Insurance:
It is wise to ensure that your health plan will cover you in case of illness or accident during your trip. Obtain extra coverage if necessary. There is typically no charge for rescue in the National and Provincial parks, however costs such as air or ground transportation, long term care, and other services are not covered.

Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance:
We recognize that our guests’ schedules may change for many reasons; business, family, flight delays, injuries and other unplanned events. For these eventualities the Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance is a great way to protect your investment. 

For your travel insurance requirements we recommend the Simpson Group. For more information and to purchase a plan, visit the Simpson Group’s website. There are a variety of other insurance companies that offer similar policies. If for some reason the terms or pricing of our recommended provider do not work for you, please shop around as there are many alternatives.

Weather and Mountain Conditions Policy

Mountain weather is unpredictable in all seasons and is a constant factor that shapes the decisions we make before and during our programs. It would not be practical for us to refund or credit situations where our guests do not get the weather conditions they hope for but we make every effort to develop alternative plans. If you have a single objective in mind (such as a peak or route) we cannot guarantee that the conditions or weather will allow an attempt of that objective. We will work diligently to give you the best experience with the conditions we face at the time.

Make a Booking

Most programs can be booked online. Programs that can be booked online have a direct booking link on the program's specific webpage that takes you to the booking information for that program.
Private guiding, rock and ice climbing daily lessons can be requested online. Please fill out this Private Program Request Form and we will provide you with a quote for your trip.
You can also book by phone. Call Yamnuska Mountain Adventures at 1 866 678 4164 (North America only) or +1 403 678 4164 (overseas) and book directly using MasterCard or Visa to pay.
To fax us a booking download and complete our General Program Application Form (pdf) and send with Credit Card information, check, money order or bank draft to: Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, Suite 200, 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 3E9, CANADA. Or fax to: 403 678-4450

For intermediate and advanced programs we ask that you fill in and submit our experience questionnaire online here.