Our local guide will take you on the hike of a lifetime and offer local knowledge of the area. The day hikes vary from 3 to 10 hours. Multi-day trips also vary. We offer many different day hike options that guarantee breathtaking scenery, and an adventure to remember. There is a good chance of seeing a variety of local wildlife on any of the treks. Bears, Eagles, Elk, Deer, and Cougars all frequent these areas of nature.
Prices vary from $75, and upwards depending on group size and hike location.
For those who prefer shorter, single day excursions, we have some great places to take you out to. Whether it's an alpine trek you're after, a coastal hike, or a walk through the rainforest, come out with us and see the best that the island has to offer. Destinations for alpine day hikes include 5040 Peak, Crest Mountain, Mount Arrowsmith, Mt. Klitsa, Mt Adder, Mt. Horne, Wesley ridge, Paradise Meadows to name but a few of the possibilities.
Other day hikes to consider could be: CPR lookout trail, Inlet Trail stage 1 (the loop) and 2, and any other things you can think of.
Why not sign up for a day hike to the spectacular summit of Mount Arrowsmith, (right in our backyard)? Typically accessed by the famous “Judge’s Route”, which is strenuous, but the rewards are great with views of the Coastal Mountains, views of the “Big” peaks of the Strathcona Park and the ocean on both sides of the island from the Alberni Inlet to the Salish Sea.
Prices start at $300 and upwards depending on group size and hike location.
Looking to experience a multi day trip with breathtaking scenery and some real backcountry adventure? Let us show you some remote alpine destinations, glacier lakes, peaks, and trails a bit further “out there”. There are a bunch of options available for multi day trips. We can also provide some basic gear, rentable through our shop. Interested in booking? Get in touch to learn more now.
The second-highest peak on Vancouver Island, Elkhorn is the "Matterhorn of the Island Alps". The classic North West Ridge was the line of first ascent by an Alpine Club expedition led by A.O Wheeler in 1912. This is a 6,000ft ascent from the valley floor to the summit, which has some low 5th-class rock climbing. This means this two-day trip is challenging but ultimately rewarding. See amazing views of the surrounding peaks, such as Colonel Foster, and The summit of Kings peak just across the Glacier Some hiking and scrambling experience are recommended.
This trip is best done as a 3-day outing but can be done in 2 days by very fit parties. Trips listed at $525 are 2-day trips, whereas those listed at $775 are 3-day trips.
For those who love the mountains and gorgeous summit views but who prefer to avoid technical climbing, King's Peak is an amazing alpine outing. A strenuous two-day hike takes you through a beautiful valley forest up into a steep ridge, and follows a glacier runoff stream with multiple waterfalls, rugged terrain, to a hanging valley and upper cirque(where we will set up camp) to the summit with sensational views of the highest peaks of Strathcona Park, including the most breathtaking view of Elkhorn and its majestic Glacier.
$450.00 per person
Take a stroll through Paradise Meadows, and pass a number of beautiful small lakes, as you encounter more strenuous trail, making your way to Circlet Lake, where camp will be set up. Day two starts up some steep terrain up to a high meadow, and crosses the “ice fields”, which in summer is dotted by many beautiful tarns, on your way past Mt. Frink and to the rocky ridges that make the way up to the high 2093 metre summit. You will be rewarded with an amazing panoramic view of the sunshine coast, and in to the Strathcona park, where you will see The Golden Hinde, Nine Peaks, and The Comox Glacier.
$450 per person
If you and your group are looking to do a specific hiking/camping trip on Vancouver Island. Let us know. There is a good chance we can make that happen for you.
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We offer the options of snacks, and some trail meals from the store on some of our day hikes for an cost. Please check with us to see if your trip has this option.