Halfway Lodge & Allenby Pass — August

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5 nights
Departing August 31, 2023

Sky-piercing mountains stretch out across the landscape, their peaks crusted with ice and snow. The air is cool and fresh. And best of all, there’s an almost zen-like quiet out here. This is a typical day on the trail when you join our 6-day Halfway Lodge horseback adventure. You’ll pass by the shimmering waters of the Bow River, travel along a historic pack trail and then ride up Allenby Pass, where jagged rock formations line the route.

And although you do climb to an elevation of 8,100 feet on this trip, the terrain is gentle for the entire way. And for all the rugged scenery that surrounds you on this trek, the adventure itself is far from ‘roughing it.’ Unwind in rustic luxury at the spacious Sundance Lodge and later at the cozy Halfway Lodge – both are quintessential mountain cabins boasting comfortable beds, a crackling fire and some of the most delicious backcountry cuisine you’ll ever try.

Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador

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Robin Esrock is a bestselling author, journalist, TV host and public speaker. Having travelled to over 110 countries on 7 continents, his stories and photography have appeared in major publications on five continents, including National Geographic TravelerThe GuardianThe Chicago  TribuneSouth China Morning Post and Sydney Morning Herald. A former travel columnist for The Globe and MailVancouver SunOutpost and MSN, Robin has been profiled as a travel expert by 60 Minutes, CBC, MSNBC, ABC, CTV, Global, Travel and LeisureThe Wall Street Journal and many others.

Sharing the stage with Buzz Aldrin and Ken Burns, Robin was honoured as Master of Ceremonies at the Explorer’s Club Annual Dinner in New York. He is the creator and co-host of the 40-part television series Word Travels, and his passion for travel has been seen by millions of viewers in nearly two dozen languages on National Geographic and Travel Channel International, and on OLN, Prime Video and CityTV in Canada. These adventures were also captured for his international bestselling book, The Great Global Bucket List.

Robin spent years scouring every province and territory for Canada’s most unique experiences, recording his journey in the smash bestseller The Great Canadian Bucket List. He has also written two bestselling travel books about Australia. A Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Robin currently writes the national column Bucket Listed for Can Geo Travel. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, he lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children.  

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