Wilderness Hike

Full Day: $749 (Group of 6)

Half Day: $549 (Group of 6)

Choose from the dozens of beautiful wilderness hikes Whistler has to offer!

Location: Whistler & Squamish

Duration: Half & Full Day

Fitness: Average – Good

Ability: Beginner – Advanced

Step into the backcountry on amazing trails of old-growth forests with ancient cedars along pristine lakes, hidden beaches, babbling creeks, cascading waterfalls and geologically interesting landscapes.

Similar Adventures: Multi-Day Backpacking / Snowshoeing / Eagle Viewing

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Half Day:
Private Full Day: $699 (up to 6 people)
Private Half Day: $599 (up to 6 people)

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

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ADVENTURE INFORMATION

The Sea to Sky area has some of the most spectacular hiking and walking in the world, with world class alpine viewscapes, endless panoramic peaks, glaciers and hidden trails to explore.

Let us take you on a rejuvenating excursion to our favourite areas and experience a unique atmosphere of natural beauty at a relaxing and enjoyable pace. Gain the backcountry through a network of hiking trails featuring iconic viewpoints, such as surreal turquoise lakes, majestic waterfalls, tapestries of wildflowers, meandering meadows, lush forests, and fascinating ecosystems.

Our exquisite day hikes are designed to please. Ranging from those seeking a more leisurely journey with extraordinary sights to those wanting to tackle an exhilarating adventure in stunningly impressive terrain.

All Adventures:

You can either meet your guide at our office in Whistler Marketplace (above Dominoes), at Squamish Adventure Centre or at the trailhead of the trail. This will be discussed upon booking.

Once you meet your guide, you will sign a waiver, grab your gear and chat about the outlook of the day.

We offer several different tours, each destination featuring unique sights, either subtly more scenic, alternately more or less remote, or offering gradual degrees of challenge.

Important: Mountain weather and conditions can change fast and drastically – it is best to be prepared for cool, wet conditions even on a sunny day.

Recommended Gear:

  • Small backpack/daypack (25-35 litres)
  • Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes with grippy tread
  • Weatherproof shell jacket (preferably water resistant, with a hood)
  • Water 1ltr-1.5ltr
  • Lunch and snacks 1000-3000 total calories min (aim to have extra)
  • Sunglasses, cap/toque/hat
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent

Optional

  • Hiking poles
  • Light gloves
  • Long pants and an extra top layer (long sleeve or short sleeve in case of sudden weather change such as hot/cold)
  • Extra socks
  • Camera/SmartPhone
  • Personal items or medication you require
EASY TRIPS:

Ancient Cedars Trail – 5km, 150m gain (2.5-3hrs) – 10km drive.

ParkHust Ghost Town – 6km, 150m gain (2.5-3hrs) – 8km drive.

Train Wreck – 5km, 114m gain (2-3hrs) – 10km drive.

Stawamus River and Shannon Falls – 1-4km, 20m gain (2.5-3hrs). In Squamish, 55km drive.

MODERATE TRIPS:

Brandywine Falls Lava Lake Loop – 9km, 44m gain (2.5-3hrs) – 20km drive

Cheakamus Lake – 6-14km, 150m gain (2.5-4hrs) – 16km drive

Half Note Trail – 3.2km, 136m gain (1-2.5hrs) – Walking distance, WB gondola lift pass required

Brohm Lookout Loop – 8.4km, 159m gain (2.5-4hrs) – Near Squamish, 44km drive

EASY/MODERATE TRIPS:

High Note Trail – 10km, 258m gain (3-5hrs). Walking distance, WB Gondola lift pass required.

Brandywine Meadows – 6-8km, 156m gain (3-5hrs). 20km drive, high clearance AWD preferred.

Joffre Lakes – 6-8km, 156m gain (3-5hrs). 20km drive, high clearance AWD preferred.

Stawamus River and Shannon Falls – 1-4km, 20m gain (2.5-3hrs). In Squamish, 55km drive.

MODERATE TRIPS:

Rainbow Lake – 16km, 850m gain (4-6hrs). 9km drive.

Brew Lake – 8-10km, 745m gain (3-5hrs). 22km drive.

INTERMEDIATE TRIPS:

Garibaldi Lake Trail – 20km, 904m gain (6-9hrs). 28km drive.

Brandywine Ridge – 15km, 1268m gain + scramble option (5-8hrs). 20km drive, high clearance AWD preferred.

ADVANCED TRIPS:

Wedgemount Lake – 14km, 1145m gain (8-10hrs). Drive 12km, high clearance preferred.

Iceberg Lake – 15-20km, 860-1100m gain (6-9hrs). Drive 8km.