Upcoming Trips and Courses

  • AST+ Theory to Practice - Mount Washington

    Taking the step from AST1 to touring in the backcountry can be daunting. AST+ bridges the gap from...

    Dec 17, 2023 (day trip)
  • Intro to Touring

    Spend an enjoyable day with one of our instructors and gain experience moving through untracked...

    Jan 2, 2024 (day trip)
  • Intro to Touring

    Spend an enjoyable day with one of our instructors and gain experience moving through untracked...

    Jan 5, 2024 (day trip)


We at Island Alpine Guides are grateful for the privilege to live, work and play on the unceded, traditional territories of the first peoples listed below, who have been the stewards of these lands for millennia:
Da’naxda’xw, Ahousaht, Scia'new, Ditidaht, Cowichan, Ehatteshaht, Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw Band, Halalt, Heiltsuk, Hesquiaht, Homalco, Hupačasath, Huu-ay-aht, K'ómoks, Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h', Klahoose, Kwakiutl, Kwiakah, Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwaw-ah-mish, Lyackson, Malahat, Mamalilikulla-Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em , Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Namgis. Nanoose, Nuchatlaht, Nuxalk, Pacheedaht, Pauquachin, Penelakut, Qualicum, Quatsino, Snuneymuxw, Songhees, Stz'uminus, T'Sou-ke, Tla'amin, Tla-o-qui-aht, Tlowitsis, Toquaht, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseshaht, Tseycum, Uchucklesaht, We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum.

Important - Please Read

All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers, and hazards, some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors.

To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waivers as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waivers at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

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The course was great. Graeme as a guide was wonderful. He was relaxed, friendly, comical and informative. I came away from the course with the confidence to go out winter camping on my own and look forward to next time. It was a great intro...
Melinda Goetjen, » Intro to Winter Travel
Ken, the guide, was fantastic. He was funny, easy to get along with, and made the whole day both fun and really informative. I'd be happy to recommend Island Alpine Guides to anyone.
Trevor Peddle, Victoria, BC » Snow Skills
Great experience and [our guide] Ken was magic! Really good group and Ken brought out the best in us. We were all stoked after two days of climbing, belaying, and rappelling. Best ever and I intend on taking more courses. Thank you very much for...
Richard Williams, Victoria, BC » Intro to Rock 102