With permanent alpine camps situated in our exclusive 2,000 sq mile (5,000 sq km) operating guide territory, on the leeward side of southwestern BC’s pristine South Chilcotin Mountain Park, you’ll experience places you wouldn’t see on your own and rarely see another individual during your trip.
This area has no other recreational activities, making the water, land, and air pure as when native Indians, explorers, and gold seekers used the trails as early trade routes.
After each day’s hike, you’ll rest around a traditional cowboy campfire enjoying the new friendships and sharing stories of the day’s hike in your private hiking group, as your guide makes a freshly prepared diner.
Hiking Trip Highlights
Located in a rainshadow — meaning a dry climate, sunny skies, and few bugs
- World-renowned biodiversity and breathtaking scenery untouched by civilization
- Fresh mountain air, glacier clean cold water, and blue sky
- Wildlife best described as the Serengeti of North America
- Exclusive trails of Canadian cultural and historical significance
- Unique geological formations and sandy shale mountain terrain
- Rainbow-coloured glaciated scree slopes
- 50 million year-old fossils
- Over 150 species of colourful wildflowers
- Variety of bird species
Once you have determined your skill level, have a look and choose the trip type and the itinerary that best suits your abilities.
|Trip type and itinerary||Duration||Skill Level||Dates|
Ranch Based Walks and Hikes
For those not wanting to camp out in the great outdoors at night, our ranch-based walks and hikes are designed to get you to the trail heads so you can hike to ridge tops, to the foot of a glacier, through alpine meadows, along a river’s edge, or to Lover’s Bluff overlooking the ranch. Activity options include grizzly viewing, fishing, and horse riding.
|4 Day||All levels||Mid-May to Oct inclusive|
Hut Based Alpine Meadow and Lake Hiking
A mountain hut awaits your arrival after a day walking through the flowering alpine meadows. Hike past pristine alpine lakes where jumping trout dimple the water surface, and resident loons echo between the mountain ridges.
|4 Day||Level 1||June 15 to Oct 15|
Hut Based Alpine Ridge Hiking
Scope for grizzly bears, California bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and mule deer while you hike through blanketed alpine meadows of flowers to a new mountain range each day for yet another 360° panorama view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Each night you’ll retire to one of our mountain huts, located just below the treeline.
|7 Day||Level 2 & 3||July 1 to Oct 15|
You’ll enjoy long distance mountain trekking and a daily elevation gain between 1,640 and 4,100 feet (500m and 1,250m) with a combination of steep, aslope, and exposed ascents and descents, at times. Walk meadows, cross crystal-clear streams, scramble over mountain divides, and skirt the edge of a glacier onto your next hut — using trails not commonly known by the average hiker.
|7 or 9 Days Pre and post tours available (optional)||Level 3||July 1 to Oct 15|