DAY HIKES

$195.00 / person

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For those who enjoy their hikes one day at a time. Whether it's an alpine experience, a coastal hike, or a stroll in the rainforest you're after, let us show you the best that the island has to offer.

LOCATIONS

  • Friday, August 20 - Century Sam

Destinations for alpine day hikes include: Rogers Ridge and Mount Adrian, Alexandra Peak, Crest Mountain, Mount Arrowsmith, Century Sam and Peak 5040 to name but a few of the possibilities.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details about our booking and cancellation policy, and other commonly asked questions.

DISLAIMER

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 waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver 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.

TRIP INFO

COMOX GLACIER HIKE

$595.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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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.

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 waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver 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.

TRIP INFO

AUGERPOINT TRAVERSE

$795.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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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.

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 waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver 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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SECRET VALLEY HIKE

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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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.

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 waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver 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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MOUNT ARROWSMITH DAY HIKE

$195.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
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Join us on a 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.

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 waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver 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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HELI HIKING

$745.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
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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 alpine meadows while gazing down upon the glistening waters of the pacific ocean.

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 waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver 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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Medicinal Plants of the Alpine - Day Hike

$195.00 / person

(at 8:1 ratio)
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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.

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 waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver 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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PERSEVERANCE CREEK ADVENTURE HIKE

$95.00 / 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.

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 waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver 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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