Join us for a fun, challenging and exhilarating ropes challenge course tour 30 feet off the ground! With a series of obstacles and challenges from poles and trees, participants can complete the ropes challenge course in a variety of combinations. There is no bottleneck with only one starting point so everyone can get on the ropes course and navigate their way through the planned obstacles at their own pace. It becomes even more fun and challenging when you ‘cross paths’ with other participants on a section. The zipline adventure obstacle course is a great family or group activity that is challenging yet fun and playful. Complete all of the obstacles or only the ones you like. Do it on your own or work together as teams. However, you choose to do it, the zipline adventure obstacle course is a lot of fun. You complete the activity with a 70-meter zip line ride which safely returns you to ground level.
We offer departures for you and your friends, family or colleagues!
Want to add an adventurous white water rafting trip to your ropes course? Our partner Wild Water Adventures offers a variety of gentle and adventurous white water rafting half and full-day trips on the Kicking Horse River just west of Lake Louise.
Meet at the Nakoda Lodge Ropes Course. MAP (beside the Nakoda Lake Lodge Conference Centre)
After a gear review, safety briefing and course system instruction you hit the ropes course!
There are a variety of course entry points and once you choose your starting point you begin the ropes and challenge course. Over the course of two hours, you chart your own route through the ropes course based on how challenged you want to be. If you like one particular section, do it again….and again!
Sections such as Stepping Stones, The Zombie Bridge, The X, The Multi Vine, The Swinging Log, and the very challenging ‘Footsey’ are no doubt bound to challenge and excite you.
At the end of the course, take a ride back to the ground on the short but fun Zip Line.
The ropes course was designed and built by professional ropes course builders and can sustain significant weight loads that exceed the maximum participant restrictions. At all times you will be secured to anchor points and lines along the rope course that will support your weight should you slip off a section of the course. Your support system has redundancy but you will be responsible for clipping into your anchor points and lines. Our staff will be there to support, instruct and rescue if required.
Is it for you?
The ropes course is truly designed for anyone with a sense of adventure. It is more mentally challenging than physically challenging but participants at least need to be able to climb a ladder, reach up above their head, pull a rope towards themselves and move along often ‘wobbly’ sections. The minimum age is 8 years old when accompanied by a guardian. Participants under the height of 130 cms (approximately four feet) tall need to be partnered up with an adult to facilitate reaching the safety clips. Anyone able to fit into a climbing harness is able to participate.
This is a recreational ropes course that all people will no doubt enjoy and have fun on. For corporate clients and other groups looking for a facilitated team development session using a high ropes course, we have partnered with the Pacific Center for Leadership and highly recommend their professional facilitators to work with your team. For more than 20 years, PCFL has been providing team and leadership-oriented experiences on high ropes courses. Either PCFL or Yamnuska can help you make the choice that is right for your team to ensure you get the maximum value for your investment.
Meeting Time and Place
Meet your guides at the Nakoda Ropes Course. The course will take approximately two hours to complete.
Travel east on Highway 1A from Canmore. You will go through the town of Exshaw, and continue east. You will pass the turnoff to Highway 1X. Continue east past the Mount Yamnuska Trailhead parking lot, and the turnoff for Nakoda Lodge will be on your right. Turn in and park in the large parking lot in front of the lodge. The ropes course is across the parking lot. Approximately 30km from Canmore.
Travel west on the Trans-Canada (Highway 1). Turn right onto Highway 1X (Seebe/Bow Valley Campground exit) and drive to the Highway 1A intersection. At the intersection for Highway 1A, turn right (east). Drive past the Mount Yamnuska Trailhead parking lot, and Nakoda Lodge will be on your right. Turn in and park in the large parking lot in front of the lodge. The ropes course is across the parking lot.
Instructors and Group Size
Your instructors all hold certification from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. The maximum group size on the course is 16 participants, a minimum of 5 participants. For larger groups please contact us for pricing and availability.
Transportation is not included but can be arranged if needed pending availability.
We recommend you bring snacks and water to enjoy after the ropes course.
Clothing and Equipment
The course fee includes all technical gear you will need to complete the course including helmets. Sturdy shoes will increase your enjoyment on the ropes course. No open toe sandals!
Weather can vary significantly in the mountains and while we can complete the ropes course in rain or cold weather, we recommend you dress appropriately for changing mountain weather. Very high winds and lightning are cause for us to close the course.
Clothing and Equipment List we recommend:
- Snacks and plenty to drink
- Sturdy shoes like a running shoe or light hiking boot. No open-toe sandals.
- Rain jacket/hat
- Clothing allowing for easy and complete range of movement
- Warm weather gear
- Insect repellent
We will provide:
- All other ropes course gear
Please book as early as practical to avoid disappointment. We require full payment on booking. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Canadian Cheques, Money Orders and Bank Drafts. Credit card payments are easiest, especially for international travellers.
We ask that you familiarize yourself with our detailed booking instructions and conditions.
Please note that you will be required to sign our waiver before commencing the program. Please view our sample waiver copy.
There are two basic types of insurance that most travellers need to consider: Medical and Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance. We offer our guests coverage for both and highly recommend you purchase it.
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 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.
Cancellation/Trip 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 all your travel insurance requirements we recommend the Simpson Group. This agency offers a wide range of travel insurance options including Trip Cancellation/Interruption, Travel Medical and Personal Effect Loss for Canadian Travelers. We highly recommend purchasing this insurance. For more information and to purchase a plan, visit the Simpson Group’s website.
Please note that this coverage is for Canadian residents only. For guests who are not from Canada and who are interested in the ‘Visitors to Canada’ insurance package please contact the Simpson Group directly at JSimpson@simpson-group.com and reference your Yamnuska Mountain Adventure’s trip.
We can run this program daily and throughout the year in most temperatures. Please contact us directly at 1.866.678.4164 to book this adventure. Meeting times any time between 9 am and 3 pm depending on your schedule.
$95.00 per person (with a minimum of 5 guests. Please inquire about the cost for smaller groups.) includes instruction, supervision, and all safety gear. We operate at a ratio of 1 guide for 8 guests with a minimum of 5 guests per guide.
Not included: transportation, meals, accommodation, gratuities or sales tax.
Is it for you?
The ropes course is truly designed for anyone with a sense of adventure. This is a recreational ropes course that all people will no doubt enjoy and have fun on. It is more mentally challenging than physically challenging but participants at least need to be able to climb a ladder, reach up above their head, pull a rope towards themselves and move along often ‘wobbly’ sections. Minimum age is 8 years old when accompanied by a guardian. Participants under the height of 130 cms (approximately four feet) tall need to be partnered up with an adult to facilitate reaching the safety clips. Anyone able to fit into a climbing harness can participate.
Corporate Team Building Sessions
For corporate clients and other groups looking for a facilitated team development session using a high ropes course, we have partnered with the Pacific Center for Leadership www.pcfl.com and highly recommend their professional facilitators to work with your team. For more than 20 years, PCFL has been providing team and leadership-oriented experiences on high ropes courses. Either PCFL or Yamnuska can help you make the choice that is right for your team to ensure you get the maximum value for your investment.