Our hiking trips range from easy to challenging while not beyond the average person’s ability to undertake. The hikes represent some of Canada’s best wilderness areas and are offered by experts who have outstanding reputations in adventure tourism.
West Coast Trail – Hikers travel from around the world to complete this incredible coastal hike on the western side of Vancouver Island.
Chilcotins - An alpine region in southern British Columbia noted for its outstanding scenery and alpine flowers
Chilkoot Trail – travel to the Yukon and retrace the journey of the Klondike Goldrushers of 1898.
North Coast Trail - British Columbia’s newest backpacking wilderness coastal hike on Vancouver Island.
Tombstone Range – The essence, ruggedness, and beauty of Yukon’s wilderness is in full display.
Easy: well maintained trails and/or mostly flat terrain.
Moderate: mostly good trails, with significant elevation changes of a gradual nature or short but strenuous.
Strenuous: will contain some or all of following conditions: off trail hiking, creek/river crossings, rough terrain, significant elevation changes, long hiking days.
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Q: How much weight will I have to carry?
This is usually the first question on most people’s mind. And, it is difficult to give a blanket response, as many variables come into play. The number of days, where you are hiking, how many are in the group, what personal gear you bring, will all affect the weight you carry. As the guides carry most of the gear, you will have approximately 30-40 lbs (14-20 kg] to carry.
Q: Do I share in carrying the group equipment?
Our guides carry most of the group equipment such as pots/pans, stoves, tarps, major first aid kit, repair kit, fuel, kitchen set, bear spray, phone/radios. You may be asked to help with an item.
Q: How difficult are the hikes?
It is not simple to rate hikes, as most all will possess easy to strenuous sections, and one person’s easy is another’s strenuous. We have opted to rate the hikes by their overall character.
Q: What type of shape do I have to be in?
Because of the very physically demanding nature of hiking, you should be fit. We will supply you with a conditioning program to help you. Failure to adequately prepare will not only compromise your safety and enjoyment of the hike, but will also impact others in your group.
Q: When is the best time to do a trip?
We schedule all of our trips to coincide with the best weather for the area. Coastal hikes are always susceptible to rain and in the mountains evening temperatures can drop to freezing, especially in late season. You should be prepared with the right equipment and clothing for all extremes.
Q: What are your guides’ qualifications?
Our guides have a keen interest in the outdoors, love their work, and enjoy sharing their knowledge. They are seasoned backpackers and possess wilderness first aid. They possess backgrounds in areas such as natural and cultural history, photography and low impact wilderness travel.
Q: What is the size of your groups?
Maximum of ten participants and 2 guides. A small group minimizes impact on the areas we visit, allows more individualized attention, develops group bonding, and better ensures safety.
Q: Can I join your expedition if I’m alone?
Yes, as many persons come to us on their own. Most groups consist of couples, singles and friends traveling together.