These horse-assisted hiking trips into the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park in southeastern BC offer access to some of the most beautiful country in the world. Your guides offer a true wilderness adventure trip to fit everyone’s idea of Wild. This is the ultimate way to do the Purcell Mountains of BC. Imagine living and travelling within the staggering Douglas Fir forests, flowing grasslands, and pristine lakes of the Purcell Mountain Conservancy, along the way seeing a staggering variety of wildlife through to surreal glaciers. Experience the ultimate wilderness pampering as your experienced guides create superb backcountry gourmet meals as you revel in the sounds of backcountry. The horses carry most of the gear, allowing you to enjoy and hike the area with just a light daypack.
Each day we try and keep hiking time under 6 hours and our camping locations are all over 7000 ft. A short climb each day gets you above tree line and the bulk of your day will be spent on the skyline, this lets you enjoy your trip with minimal physical strain but gives you the option to bag a few peaks along the way.
The Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park is one of the largest intact ecosystems remaining in South Eastern BC and some of the most spectacular scenery in British Columbia. An incredible setting to revel in truly unspoiled landscape. The Purcell Wilderness is the first large scale wilderness protected by citizen action anywhere in Canada. In 1974, 25,000 acres were set aside as a Wilderness Conservancy. In 1995, the area was enlarged to more than 500,000 acres and reclassified as a Provincial Park. The Conservancy is now the largest protected wilderness in Southern BC. From rainforests to staggering Douglas Fir forests. Grassy meadows for viewing a variety of wildlife: moose, elk and pileated woodpeckers through to surreal glaciers creating the mighty Dutch Creek. Pristine lakes, flowing grasslands and alpine wildflower meadows tempt you – the adventurous trekker - for a day of exploration.