Welcome back to our upgraded site! At a glance, it may not look like a lot has changed (we were pretty happy with the original look and simplicity of our site), but we’re very excited to have added functionality, ease of navigation, up-to-date content, and (drumroll) mobile compatibility! We hope that it will improve the user experience for both you, our customers, and our staff.
Over the years, our selection of courses and trips have grown, and our offerings have expanded beyond their original Island Alpine Guides' umbrella. Moving forward, all of our hiking related trips and backcountry fundamentals courses will have a home of their own. In tandem with our website upgrade, we are pleased to announce the launch of our sister site, hikevancouverisland.com
With this new and more focussed site, we aim to feature all the great hiking opportunities our region has to offer, not only in the Island’s alpine, but also on our wonderful coastline and everywhere in between. Hike Vancouver Island is the same great team of professional guides you’ve come to know, trust and love, but with more focussed content towards those of you more interested in hiking than the more technical pursuits handled by Island Alpine Guides.
On both sites, we’ve changed the layout of our trip and course pages. You’ll notice that all the information for your trip is now in one place under the tabs “About,” “Logistics,” “Requirements,” and “Gear list”. Along the right side of the trip and course pages we have our list of upcoming trips and courses including specific locations for each. The booking process has changed slightly too, and will allow us to take multiple bookings from groups all at once in one seamless process.
Please have a look around and let us know what you think. We’d love to have your feedback as we work to continually improve our sites to make them more useful to you.
We look forward to seeing you outdoors on the island this summer and next winter!
-The Island Alpine Guides/Hike Vancouver Island Team