Who We Are and Our Vision
Since 1977, Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours has been offering cycling and hiking tours to travellers from all around the world.
Established in the mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, Canada. A mere 25km away from the world-famous town of Banff and Banff National Park. We are one of the few locally owned and family-operated tour operators, focused and dedicated to sharing this awe-inspiring landscape that we get to call home with you.
Professional guides in Banff National Park
Our vision is to provide you with a tailored experience centred around your enjoyment and safety. How do we meet our vision? With our dedicated, certified, and experienced guide team. Our guides have led thousands of departures here in the Canadian Rockies and beyond. Their sophistication comes from years spent in the field; learning and crafting their skill sets. They are looking forward to sharing their love, knowledge and passion for the places we are going to visit with you.
Cycling and hiking tours in Alberta
At Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours, you will be surprised and delighted by the myriad of services we offer. We provide professional guides to accompany you and lead the way, including small and large group tours you can relate to and forge lifelong friendships with. Through cycling and hiking trip packages, you can experience the dynamic and breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies. We offer:
Our commitment to safety, community, and the environment
We work hard to ensure your safety by adhering to the Health and Safety guidelines on both the Alberta Health Services and Canada Public Health websites. Moreover, our experienced guides are trained and educated on all the best practices and safety protocols. This ensures that you can feel safe while enjoying your Canadian Rocky Mountain experience.
Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours is a proud member of Responsible Travel, an activist company that works to inspire travellers to uncover the natural beauty of our planet and work to preserve its inherent elegance.
Meet the Owner
My name is Étienne Labelle, I’m originally from the Laurentian region of the province of Québec. I moved to the Banff National Park area in 2012 to pursue my passion for skiing and cycling. I am also passionate about mountain biking, backcountry skiing and hiking.
In the winter, I’m a professional Ski Patroller at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. This job allows me to be on the slopes of one of the most beautiful resorts in North America but also to see to the safety of our customers and be one of the first responders in the event of an incident.
My professions as a Ski Patroller and Bike Tour Guide allow me to combine my passions and share them with the people around me. During the summer season, I guide most of the cycling trips; allowing me to connect with our guests and ensure the quality of their experience.
Looking forward to riding with you! Étienne Labelle
Meet the Team
Jeannie is an avid skier, mountaineer, hiker and rower. She grew up enjoying the outdoors in Vancouver, BC.
Jeannie has lived, worked or studied in several countries including Italy, Brazil, Mexico, the UK, Hong Kong and Japan. She now lives in Whistler, BC where she teaches skiing in the winter and guides hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking in the summer.
She has guided weeklong multi-sport trips in the Canadian Rockies for the past fourteen years and received the REI Adventures Top Guide Award in 2012.
Jeannie has trained with Canada West Mountain School, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the Alpine Club of Canada, Whistler Guides, Yamnuska Mountain School, Interpretive Guides Association, NorthWest Community College, Hope Mountain Centre and Leave No Trace Canada.
Jeannie is an IGA Apprentice Interpretive Hiking Guide, LNT Master Educator, RCABC Day Guide and has her 80-hour Wilderness First Aid certification.
She speaks Italian fluently as well as some Spanish and Portuguese.
Chris has over thirty years of experience in the adventure guiding industry as a guide, guide trainer, instructor and manager.
He is an ACMG Hiking Guide, LNT Master Educator, Lakewater Canoe Instructor, Day Guide Canoe Instructor and has a Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Management (Capilano University). Chris has a current 80-hour Wilderness First Aid certification as well as RCABC River Rescue Certification. He has been guiding hiking in the Canadian Rockies since 2004.
In the winter, Chris teaches skiing in Whistler, BC. He also works with the Whistler Blackcomb Snow School developing a risk management and decision-making program for instructors.
Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Recreational Canoeing Association of BC.
In his spare time, he likes photography and writing.
Brooke grew up in Canmore Alberta, on the edge of Banff National Park. Any given day you can find her hiking, biking or skiing in the mountains. She combined her love of these activities with a passion for travelling and worked her way around the world picking up French, Portuguese, Spanish and Norwegian.
She has been guiding hiking and biking trips in the Canadian Rockies for four years as a certified ACMG Assistant Hiking Guide and an IGA Professional Interpreter.
Charles is an ACMG Assistant Hiking guide certified and an IGA Professional Interpreter with four years of experience guiding hiking and biking trips in the Lake Louise area. He is also a certified Chef and has lived and worked all over the world.
His biggest accomplishment was a biking trip with his partner from Oslo in Norway to Morocco, and another bike trip around Uruguay and Argentina where they brought their dog.
Favourite pastimes are drinking coffee and snowboarding.
Michaela was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She moved to the Bow Valley in 2015 to pursue her love for skiing and adventure.
She is passionate about skiing, biking and hiking. Moreover, she uses her adventures in the outdoors as inspiration as an artist. She creates paintings based on her time exploring the mountains so she can share her experiences. During the winter she is a ski patroller at Lake Louise Ski Resort.
Being a cycling guide allows her to share her passion for the mountains with others while spreading respect for the untamed Rockies and the wildlife who call this place home.
Sean was born in British Columbia but grew up in the UK. In his twenties, he travelled extensively around the world and worked a few ski seasons in Whistler.
After going home to complete his education, he became a highly successful politics and history teacher. But the outdoors was always calling, so in 2008 he returned to Canada so that he could begin a new career in outdoor recreation.
Since then, he has worked as a hiking guide, canoe guide and bear viewing guide for various firms in and around Whistler and the Rockies. His favourite activity is multi-day backpacking trips, the more remote the better.
Sean has the following certifications: ACMG Assistant Hiking Guide, IGA Apprentice Hiking Guide, Wilderness First Responder, Flatwater Canoe and CSIA Level 1.