Backcountry Hiking Day Tour | Whistler & Squamish BC
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Whistler / Squamish

Full Day Backcountry Hiking

Half Day Backcountry WIlderness Tour

Summary

 Summer
  • 2 or more people: $149
  • 1 person: $289
  • Children (12 and under): $129
  • Private (1 to 6 ppl): $699

Location: Whistler, Joffre, Garibaldi   Duration: 1 Day   Fitness: Good   Ability: Intermediate   Prerequisites: None  

There is no better way to experience the stunning landscapes of the Coast Mountain Range than a guided hike on one of our favourite backcountry trails. We’ll bring you closer to Whistler’s spectacular natural settings and away from the crowds! With over a dozen spectacular hiking routes meandering through the Whistler region, you will not be disappointed!

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Daily tours departing at 9:00am.

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Adventure Information

Explore the lush mountainous region that is the Coast Mountain Range! This guided hike typically starts in the valley and can gain up to 1000 metres (3300 ft) of elevation, leading you to pristine alpine lakes and through meadows surrounded by snow-covered peaks and glaciers. There are several awesome viewing points along the way for photos and a well-deserved rest!

For a full day hiking, you will need to be reasonably fit as the trails can be moderate to difficult in sections. We leave it up to our expert guides to choose the final hiking destination depending on trail conditions, weather, and group fitness level. With over a dozen spectacular hiking routes meandering through the Whistler region, you will not be disappointed!

Offered daily: May – October

Duration: 6-8 hours

All climbing and glacier equipment is included and here is a list of gear that is nice to have:

Recommended Gear:

  • Weatherproof shell jacket and pants. Shorts are acceptable depending on conditions
  • Warm layer(s)
  • 2 pairs of socks, preferably synthetic or wool hiking socks
  • Light gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Small Backpack
  • Personal items you require for a day in the outdoors
  • Harness and helmet – these are included but please feel free to bring your own if you have them

At the top of the Gondola you step out into the great Canadian alpine where weather and conditions can change fast – it is good to be prepared.

Duration 6-8 hours

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Important Information

We strongly recommend you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance upon booking and Emergency Evacuation insurance.

Emergency Evacuation and Medical

This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by National Health.

We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance. Emergency evacuation insurance is also compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.

Our recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com who can be reached via the following:

All course prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars and are exclusive of a 5% Federal GST. Prices are subject to change.

Full payment is required at time of registration. Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA through our online payment portal. We also accept Credit Card payment over the phone, bank transfer and cash.

Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.

Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.

Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability. *Does not apply to First Aid and WFR courses.

Adventures Cancellation Policy

Half Day and Full Day Programs

  • Within 24 hours: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, no reschedule.
  • Outside of 24 hours: $25 rescheduling fee per booking or full refund.
Multi Day Programs
  • 2 Day Programs: Within 10 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 10 days: $25 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.
  • 3+ Day Programs: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule or full refund.
  • Customized Trips: 30 days cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition, Outside of 30 days: $75penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**On all multi day trips pre arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).

Courses Cancellation Policy

1-2 Day Courses

  • Within 10 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 10 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

3+ Day Courses

  • Within 30 days: Cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit of tuition
  • Outside of 30 days: $75 penalty to reschedule per booking or full refund.

**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.

Minors (under the age of 18 for our courses based in Alberta and 19 for those based in BC) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where the parents/legal guardian are not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well as must sign a waiver and have their parents or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.


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