Winner earns up to $25,000 for charity by conquering Banff and Lake Louise ‘Classics’
Hikers across Canada and the United States can enter a contest to win an eight-day hiking trip in Banff and Lake Louise that could pay up to $25,000 to a charity of their choice.
Registration for The Banff National Park Big Mountain Challenge, taking place from August 27 to September 4, is now open to all residents of the U.S. and Canada 18 years of age or over (excluding residents of Quebec).
The total prize package for travel to Banff National Park includes:
- Round-trip airfare for two to Calgary, Alta. and transportation to Banff National Park.
- Eight nights’ luxury accommodation at The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
- Spa treatments at the exclusive Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs.
- Certified Mountain Guides for all three hikes.
- A Parks Canada Discovery Pass.
“Revered by alpinists the world over, the Canadian Rockies, the hamlet of Lake Louise and the town of Banff are truly deserving of the title ‘Canada’s hiking capital’,” said Banff Lake Louise Tourism CEO Julie Canning. “The Big Mountain Challenge is a great opportunity for people to reach new personal goals, both physically and charitably.”
Entrants will be asked to share a photo on Facebook showing how they are preparing for this epic challenge. The winner will be selected based on their creativity and their ability to collect ‘votes’ on the contest’s website at bllt.ca/bmc.
The successful challenger will be announced on August 3 and be given two weeks to raise pledges of support to be matched up to $5,000. Upon completing the three summits in seven days, the challenger will earn a guaranteed $15,000 for their charity of choice and up to an additional $10,000 based on pledges.
Completing The Banff National Park Big Mountain Challenge will also bestow huge complimentary bragging rights. These are some of the finest and most captivating peaks in the Canadian Rockies: Mount Temple towering over the Lake Louise region, Cascade Mountain staring straight down at the town of Banff, and Sulphur Mountain, one of the most popular attractions in Banff National Park.
Some much deserved down time between these classic hikes will be enjoyed at two of the world’s most iconic hotels.
The Banff National Park Big Mountain Challenge is presented by Banff Lake Louise Tourism with generous support from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Parks Canada.
For more details, visit bllt.ca/bmc.