Backpacking Tour

Chilcotin Mountain backpacking adventures | CA-SSE802

Trek into the remote Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia on this backpacking expedition

Overview

The Southern Chilcotins have been identified as the most important unprotected area of wilderness in southern British Columbia

Tour Highlights

  • Chilcotin Mountain
  • Wilderness of British Columbia
  • Valleys
  • Flowered meadows
  • Alpine terrain
  • Coast Mountain Range

It has been carved by glaciers, shaped by time and decorated by nature. A magnificent mixture of valleys, flowered meadows, alpine terrain, and abundant wildlife, coupled with a low level of visitors, make this appealing to those looking for solitude and remoteness.  

Your route and itinerary have been designed to fully appreciate the diversity of the region. We have added a layover day in an alpine setting to enjoy the incredible scenery and to further explore surrounding peaks.

The Southern Chilcotins have been dubbed "Wildflower Heaven" for good reason. Alpine meadows present a tapestry of colors representing a variety of flower families. If you are a bee, or was one in another life, or just enjoy the smell and look of a flower garden gone crazy, then the Chilcotins is the adventure for you.   Indeed, the Southern Chilcotins are British Columbia's best-kept secret.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Local Guides
  • Small group
Available Jul-Sept
Duration 7 days
Departs From Vancouver, BC
Difficulty Level Moderate
Group maximum 10
Minimum age 10
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

From

1 895 CAD

Per Adult

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  • International number: +1 780 414 1676

Availability (2019): July 25-31, August 12-18, September 16-22.

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What's Included

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Included

  • National park user fees
  • Camping fees
  • Cooking gear
  • Camp stoves
  • Tents
  • Tarps
  • Major first aid supplies
  • Emergency radio or satellite phone
  • Meals/snacks/beverages while on the expedition

Suggested Clothing

  • Clothing suited to a variety of temperatures and weather conditions
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Warm socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Sneakers
  • Swim suit
  • Towel

What to bring

  • Warm sleeping bag (required) *Rentals are available
  • Sleeping pad (required) *Rentals are available
  • Backpack (required) *Rentals are available
  • Camera
  • Daypack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle

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Itinerary

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Information

Guide information: Two guides per tour, each with wilderness first aid certification.  Your guides have many years of experience in the outdoors and are experts in the activity they lead.  They are also familiar with the natural and cultural history of the area and committed to your satisfaction and safety.

Restrictions: Moderate level of fitness is recommended.  Be prepared to carry packs of at least 40 pounds.

Transportation: Trips originate and end in Vancouver, BC.

Weather: Summer temperatures average between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius.

Arrive in Vancouver the night before.

We will leave Vancouver for our five-hour drive to our starting point, north of Pemberton. The drive, along Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, is an extremely scenic one. We will stop at Whistler, a renowned ski resort for lunch. We will then enjoy a scenic floatplane ride to Warner Lake and then make our way to Trigger Lake. 

Today, we will enjoy an amazing day-hike up to Deer Pass. The way up and down is a mix of forest, grassland, and wildflowers growing alongside the small creeks. Deer Pass is a window between two mountain ranges - in one direction lie the snow-covered Coast Mountain Range and in the other the rust and ochre colors of the interior. 

Spruce Lake is our destination today. We will pass by Hummingbird Lake and then traverse some unique grasslands, mixed with whispering Aspen trees and lots of flowers. 

We use today as another great day-hiking opportunity as we climb the hills behind Spruce Lake. The view at the top offers a fantastic taste of the surrounding lands. And of course, there just might be some more wildflowers along the way! 

Today (with lighter food bags!) we climb up and over Windy Pass into the High Country. We have a couple of options for camp tonight; we might go over a second pass to Taylor Basin or we might stay in the Eldorado Basin in an Alpine meadow. These upper meadows give us a second chance at seeing wildflowers if they have already bloomed at lower elevations. 

Today, our last full day in the area, we will combine moving to our last camp with a ridgeline hike in the afternoon. 

Our final morning hike will take us down, down, down towards our van and the drive back to Vancouver.

Payment Details

Deposit and taxes
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.
A 30% deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the trip fee is required to hold your reservation. The balance of the fee is due 60 days prior to the commencement date of the trip. As a significant portion of our trip costs is already committed well in advance of each trip, there is no refund after 60 days. If payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to treat the reservation as canceled. We will refund both deposit [less a small administrative fee] and the full balance of payment if we can replace your spot with another participant, less any non-refundable amounts of money from third-party deposits. Cancellation notice must be received in writing.