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Horse-assisted hiking trips into Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park


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.

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$400.00 CAD
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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Hiking
SEASON

Mid July to Mid August

DIFFICULTY
Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
20
GUIDE INFORMATION

Your guides have been in business since 1964 and are third generation outfitters in this area.

RESTRICTIONS
Not Applicable
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Sleeping bag and sleeping pad, towel, flashlight, day pack.

TRANSPORTATION

Trips depart from cabins near the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park border. The cabins are located just 20 minutes from the Fairmont Hotsprings and a 4 hour drive from Calgary, Alberta or Spokane, Washington. The closest airport is in Cranbrook BC, 45 minutes from the cabins.

WEATHER

Weather in the mountains can change quickly and should be prepared anything. Summers are usually warm and dry with temperatures ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius but rain and wind is always a possibility.

REGION
Kootenay & Revelstoke British Columbia
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All riding gear and group camping gear.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Warm clothing suitable for a variety of weather conditions.  Rain gear, warm coat, hat, long pants, riding or hiking boots, camp shoes.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, binoculars, sunglasses, water bottle.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations are a combination of tent camps and comfortable cabin camps throughout the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Park.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

All meals while on the trip are included and prepared by your guide.

7 day tour, available July - August
$400.00 / per person per day - CAD
Shorter trips also available.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 25% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
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7 day tour, available July - August

Day 1

Pack into a tent camp, elevation 7000 ft. 4 hour hike

Day 2

Skykine hike at 7500 ft to next tent camp. 5 hour hike.

Day 3

Skyline hike to the top of two valleys, into Ben Able Lake. 7500 ft. 4 hour hike.

Day 4

Time for fishing in the morning and skyline hike the top of two more valleys into Little Jewel Lake. 7000 ft. 4 hour hike.

Day 5

Skyline hike into Arrowhead Valley, 8000 ft. Descend down to the cabin camp at 5000 ft.

Day 6

Free day at the cabin to relax.

Day 7

Pack out back to the trailhead.