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Hiking guide training programs in the Chilcotin Mountains of BC


Learn the skills to become a professional hiking guide on this hiking guide training program in the Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia.  This program is intended to teach a person how to guide hikers on "horse supported" adventures where gear is transported by pack horse.  The course content includes terrain variations, flora and fauna education, camp preparation, packing a horse, shoeing a horse, hobbling, staking, guest abilities and limitations and operational procedures. The program prepares participants for entry level positions within the guide outfitting industry, adventure tourism, guest ranches, or fishing lodges.

Outdoor Adventure Tourism is the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry. The overall objective of this program is to provide participants with a solid base of combined working knowledge and practical skills to be a hiking guide in the guide outfitting industry and adventure tourism. This builds confidence and character, and enables satisfactory production and performance as entry-level guides within the industry. 

The one week program is intense and designed for individuals intent on learning and developing the basic skills, knowledge and attitudes that are required by a professional guide. It is designed for those seriously interested in a career within guiding, and is applicable for individuals with specific goals. Training objectives include the business of tourism, use and care of horses, safety and survival, backcountry living and wildlife and angling.

The programs combine theoretical and practical training. Each training objective is achieved under guided supervision and time is allocated for individual practice and study. The first half of the Program is based out of the ranch, where theoretical and practical training is provided in a controlled environment. The last half is spent in base camps where the students go out hiking and have first hand experience by applying their newly learned skills to the "real thing".

 

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$1956.00 CAD
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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Wilderness Guide Training
SEASON

June

DIFFICULTY
Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
12
GUIDE INFORMATION

Your instructors are experienced and professional and have excellent knowledge of the local terrain. 

RESTRICTIONS
Not Applicable
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Biodegradable soap/shampoo, flashlight, batteries, warm sleeping bag to 10 below Celsius, towel/face cloth, empty pillowcase.

Training Programs are registered with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia.

5% Wilderness Stewardship Contribution Surcharge applies to all tours.

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end at the ranch, near Gold Bridge, BC.  During the summer season take Highway 99 from Vancouver to Whistler and then Pemberton.  Take the Hurley Pass Forestry Road to the ranch.

Van transfer from Vancouver to the ranch can be included for an additional cost.  

WEATHER

This 5,000 square km guide territory lies within a transition zone between the Coast Mountains and the Chilcotin Plateau.  This favoured position produces a "rainshadow".  This means sunny skies and a dry bug-free environment.

REGION
Vancouver, Whistler, and Chilcotin
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All-inclusive programs include horses, instructors and equipment (everything from saddles, to packing and shoeing equipment). 

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Western hat with brim, bandana, rain pants and jacket (no ponchos), toque or headband, comfortable riding pants (jeans), warm jacket (down or wool), long johns, slippers or indoor shoes for ranch, rubber boots or gum boots, 2 pairs of gloves, hiking boots, one for riding, one insulated, 1 pair of socks per day.  Bring at least two changes of clothes in case you get wet.  

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, insect repellent.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodation is a combination of ranch, tent cabins and alpine camps.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

All meals are included.  You will find it hard to believe you are in the wilderness when you are dining on this legendary western fare.  Feed your newfound appetite on unlimited fresh fruit and vegetables, lots of homemade baking, and delicious and hearty main courses.  

Jul 15, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018
$1956.00 / per person - CAD

PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 90 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Deposits are non-refundable. 90 day cancellation policy.
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