Upcoming Trips and Courses

  • Alpine Rock Skills

    Travelling in the Island Alps, or any mountain range for that matter, inevitably involves managing...

    Jul 27 - 28, 2024
  • Rock Refresher

    Refresh skills and tighten up safety systems with this one-day rock refresher course. Perfect for...

    Jul 27, 2024 (day trip)
  • Intro to Rock 101

    A fun-filled day at the Comox Lake crags introducing you to the exciting sport of rock climbing. Learn...

    Jul 28, 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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I would like to commend you and your staff for putting on an awesome course. The content was thorough and engaging, and the field work was not only an excellent way to reinforce the classroom lessons, but it also added so much more value to the...
Christina Sharun, Nanaimo, BC » AST1 Washington - for Skiers and Boarders
The course was great, another very useful tool to add to my alpine toolbox. The individual critique of each piece of protection by Jan was invaluable for learning. I left the course knowing what I needed to practice and feeling confident to lead.
Peter Blencowe, Victoria, BC » Learn to Lead Trad
First the communication was great our guide checking in as far comfort level or what we would like to learn more about. I really appreciated the flexibility of instruction depending on the overall experience level in the group. Because of that we...
Elie Hernandez-Lacroix , » Combined Alpine Skills