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Explore Fortress Lake Summer 2025

July 26 @ 8:00 am - July 29 @ 5:00 pm

Hike. Raft. Fish. Climb. @ Fortress Lake

July 26-29, SOLD OUT, request to be put on the waiting list 


$4000/pp based on double occupancy in the Lodge Yurts (taxes included) 2025 PRICES NOT CONFIRMED 

Fortress Lake is tucked behind the Canadian Icefields in Hamber Provincial Park. At one time, the park had campsite along the lake but two vital bridges were washed away and parks decided to lay these campsite to rest as there was now no way to get into the park on foot. Your options were to packraft over two rivers or fly in. Since the campsite have been decommissioned, there is one standing facility on the lake – Fortress Lake Lodge. 

We met Craig Sommer’s (owner) last summer on a packraft and hike trip into Fortress Lake. He took a liking to us and has offered us something VERY special. The use of his lodge for special dates over the summer. This lodge has traditionally been used for fly fishing but Untamed Tours, and a small group of explorers want to use the base as a starting ground for the many amazing places around the peninsula. With the lodge being tucked into the valley surrounded by big mountains, glaciers, creeks, streams and rivers, there is a life time of exploring to do in this area. 

Objectives & Trip Overview 

Option 1

Hike, Raft, Camp

Pricing For 2025 not confirmed. Rough costs $2700/pp

Hike into Fortress Lake from Sunwapta Falls near Jasper. We camp at the River crossing before we arrive at Fortress Lake on Day 2. The hike in is 28km with two river crossings. River crossings are done with packrafts (provided). We spend 3 nights, and 2 days exploring from camp. On day 5 we hike and packraft out. 

Return trip 60km, 2 river crossings with packrafts

Option 2

Fly In, Full Fortress Lake Lodge Experience

Pricing For 2025 not confirmed. Rough costs $3700/pp

Fortress Lake Lodge is the epitome of backcountry bliss. Protected by big mountains, glaciers and the lake, yurts are tucked onto the sand bar to make a tiny eco-village that offers a five star experience. The area around the lodge could be explored for weeks. Situated in the heart of the Columbia Icefield’s, the options are endless. From relaxing on the beach and having a yoga day, to paddling, fishing or climbing mountains, the trip can be catered to the group’s desires. 

Options include Fortress Mountain, Misty Glacier, Ghost Glacier, Chisel Peak, Vanishing Pond, The Ice Caves and more. 





Inclusions Option 1

  • Van pick up in Jasper and transport to Sunwapta Falls
  • Professional Guide for hikes and river crossings
  • Packraft equipment, drysuits, and safety gear
  • Food supplies provided at Fortress Lake Camp
  • Shower, dinner and hot tub at Fortress Lake Lodge on the final camp day

The Lodge

Fortress Lake Lodge consists of 6 backcountry Yurts. Each Yurt sleeps 2 people and a few have room for three people. We have sleeping for 10. 

There is a common eating hall, where your meals are prepared by a professional chef, a cedar hot tub and power boats to get to your trailhead. 




Inclusions Option 2 

  •  Round trip heli flight from Nordegg to Fortress Lake Lodge
  • 4 night stay at Fortress Lake Lodge
  • All meals, snacks and non- alcoholic beverages. A choice of house white, red and local beer is also included
  • Professional Chef on site
  • Guided objectives by ACMG Alpine Guides
  • Kayak and paddle board access
  • Cedar hot tub
  • Packrafts to assist on the hike and raft out

The property hosts a cedar hot tub, Yurt Showers, flush toilets, gravel beaches, fish you can see from the shore, glaciers, mountains and 360 degree beauty.



Transport to Nordegg

See waiver here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WuM2rcqIzdMXoHzx7SSNTVpcKN0AVEJQo7kObMvMpLQ/edit?usp=sharing

Trips & Tours Refund & Cancellation Policy 

We require a 25% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit for all our trips to hold your spot. 50% of your trip purchase is due 60 days prior to the start date, with the remainder due 14 days prior to the trip. Trips paid in full at booking will receive any early bird pricing, coupons or special discount codes offered. 

We do not refund 59 days prior to your trip date. You can sell/transfer your trip to someone else, or you can purchase travel insurance. We have worked with Rogers Insurance (now Acera) for over 20 years and have found them to be an excellent insurance provider. 

Trip Cancellations

We understand that occasionally events occur that prevent you from joining us for your vacation.  Life is full of surprises and so is travel! You can’t predict a missed flight connection, job loss, death of a family member or your own illness or injury.  When an unexpected event prevents you from travelling, Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption reimburses travel costs if your trip is cancelled before you leave or disrupted after it has begun.

 Please pay special attention to our Cancellation and Refunds Terms.

 To avoid any financial hardship that an unexpected cancellation or interruption could cause, we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation/Interruption to protect your trip investment. Trip Cancellation/Interruption costs about 6% of your trip cost and it’s worth the peace of mind! It’s important to purchase insurance before known risks present themselves to you. 

 Contact our preferred provider Acera Insurance  and they can provide you with a quote for both Emergency Medical insurance and/or Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance.

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July 26 @ 8:00 am
July 29 @ 5:00 pm
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