Day Hikes

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$90.00 / person

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For those who enjoy their hikes one day at a time, we have some great places to show you. Whether it's an alpine experience you're after, a coastal hike, or a stroll in the rainforest, let us show you the best that the island has to offer. Destinations for alpine day hikes include Rogers Ridge and Mount Adrian, Alexandra Peak, Crest Mountain, Mount Arrowsmith, and Peak 5040 to name but a few of the possibilities.

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Comox Glacier Hike

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$445.00 / person

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For many who have gazed up from sea level to the Comox Glacier, the lure of standing on top is irresistible. Join our guides on a three-day hike to the summit. The views looking down from the top back to sea level are incredible. Although mostly a hike, some hikers may need the additional security of a rope on some of the rock steps and across the top of the Glacier.

Please note, this trip is best done as a three-day adventure, though very fit parties may choose to do it in two days. Please contact us for the price of a two-day trip.

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Auger Point Traverse

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$500.00 / person

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This is our most popular mountain traverse for a reason. It's a spectacular hike with no technical difficultly at all. In a relatively short (four-day) timeframe, you get to experience the full wilderness splendour of Strathcona Park normally only enjoyed on the longer and more committing traverses. Starting at Paradise Meadows gives us the altitude advantage as we head up and over Mount Albert Edward and through the headwaters of the Oyster River before taking in the summit of Augerpoint Mountain and making our way down to Buttle Lake. A beautiful hike perfect for any reasonably fit person who loves mountain wilderness.
The elevation gains and distances travelled are not onerous, however you must be prepared to carry a three-night pack.

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Secret Valley Hike

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$125.00 / person

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Experience rugged mountain vistas, Waterfalls cascading all around you from above, Island glaciation and the beauty of subalpine lakes. We discovered this hidden gem recently and are sure that this trip will become a classic destination. The hike takes you behind the Comox Glacier to an area that sees few visitors. From lakes and waterfalls to massive mountain walls and beautiful wildflowers this trip has it all. With the quickest access to big peaks and glaciers anywhere on the Island if you are going to do one alpine day trip, this is the one to do. Hiking times can vary from a few hours to a full day depending on group wishes. No matter how far or near up this valley you go, you will be rewarded with amazing scenery.

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Nootka Trail

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$1,495.00 / person

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Imagine all of the features of the famed West Coast Trail, put them in an even wilder and more remote setting, remove the massive numbers of tourists and you have the Nootka Trail. This remote and beautiful coastal walk takes in stunning, long, white sandy beaches, rocky headlands, coastal rainforest and ancient First Nations settlements. Abundant wildlife and a superlatively rich coastal ecosystem make this an unforgettable 6-day trek.

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King's Peak

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$270.00 / person

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For those who love the mountains (and especially love standing on mountain peaks) but who prefer to avoid technical climbing, King's Peak is a superb alpine outing. A strenuous two-day hike takes you through beautiful valley bottom forest up into a rugged alpine setting to the summit with superlative views of the highest peaks of Strathcona Park.

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North Coast Trail

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$1,445.00 / person

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The recently opened North Coast Trail takes in Cape Scott and a beautiful remote stretch of the North Coast of Vancouver Island. This is our most demanding and remote coastal hike and is best suited to the more adventurous hiker. This 7-day trek has more elevation gain and loss than our other coastal hikes and is more rugged in general. But the rewards are great on a hike that takes in tremendous coastal wilderness in a remote setting which few people have seen.

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Heli Hiking

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$445.00 / person

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With a helicopter giving quick and easy access to the world above tree line, a spectacular alpine hike is possible in a single day. Imagine walking amidst the splendour of high peaks and meadows strewn with alpine flowers while gazing down upon the glistening waters of the pacific ocean.

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Washington/Comox Glacier Traverse

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$1,050.00 / person

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A stunning week long traverse of the dramatic eastern edge of the mountains of Strathcona Park. Once we leave the forest in Paradise meadows to head into the alpine, we barely touch tree-line again for the entire trip. To the west the mountains of Strathcona Park, to the east the Ocean and the Coast Mountains. This is an arduous and very rewarding trip for fit people with a sense of adventure.

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Medicinal Plants of the Alpine - Day Hike

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$90.00 / person

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Join us for a day hike into the alpine at Mt. Arrowsmith where we will learn about the beautiful alpine plants and their medicinal properties. Hike uphill through old growth forest into the alpine. Once we reach the alpine we will frequently stop to look at, photograph and discuss the plants, the stories and legends that are intertwined with their history, and their medicinal properties. You will also learn how to safely use, harvest and prepare the plants at home. The going is steep and strenuous but the rewards are great with superlative views of the Coastal Mountains, the peaks of Strathcona Park and the ocean on both sides of the island from the Alberni Inlet to the Salish Sea. An enjoyable hike in the mountains where you will gain a new appreciation for the medicines at our feet.

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Mount Arrowsmith Day Hike

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$110.00 / person

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Join us on a non technical day hike to the spectacular summit of Mount Arrowsmith. The going is steep and strenuous but the rewards are great with superlative views of the Coastal Mountains, the peaks of Strathcona Park and the ocean on both sides of the island from the Alberni Inlet to the Salish Sea.

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Perserverance Creek Adventure Hike

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$100.00 / person

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A family adventure hike including forest trails, and a creek descent past beautiful pools and even a little rope work!

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North Coast Trail - Mindfullness Backpack

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$1,800.00 / person

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Like all powerful journeys, the North Coast Trail (In Vancouver island's Cape Scott Provincial Park) is an incredible place of transition as solid ground becomes ocean. Feel the impact on your internal landscape as you are moved by this place. Allow yourself to be present, away physically and mentally from the tug of distractions we are used to living in.

You lead this journey as you gain skills under care-filled counsel. Guide yourself and others, manage hazards, navigate, route find, use tide charts, cook, select and maintain a functional camp, have appropriate interactions with wildlife, and carry a well-packed backpack in challenging terrain. It is only by doing a thing ourselves that we reap the full benefit of the experience.

In conjunction with our friends and colleagues at Mountains for Growth.

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Juan de Fuca Trail

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$660.00 / person

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Stunning coastal scenery, roaring surf, abundant marine and forest wildlife, and spectacular hiking are all features of our 4-day Juan de Fuca hike. This is the shortest, least demanding and most accessible of our coastal hikes, while still offering a wonderful wilderness experience.

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