We highly recommend that you purchase adequate travel & medical insurance.
Please, read more what we recommend on this page.
This depends on the nature of the trip (day hike, backpacking trip, etc.) but all of these details are listed on every trip page.
In general, the price of each trip includes:
- A professional, certified, friendly wilderness hiking guide that is an expert navigator, and always carries bear spray, first aid kit and emergency communication device.
- Transportation planning (We can drive up to 4 people and rest of the group will travel in their own vehicle.)
- Hiking poles for your use
Our backpacking trips always include all meals which are prepared for you by your guide and almost all of your gear – backpack, tent, sleeping mat, trekking poles, etc.
Click on “Booking Request” or “Book Now” button anywhere on our website to place your booking request.
For all details on the booking and payment process visit our How to Book page.
This is no issue on most trips as long as you don’t over-estimate your fitness and health levels. Multi-day hiking or backpacking trips are physically more demanding than one day hikes.
If you are unsure then contact us and we will help you yo asses your experience/fitness
We can certainly help you decide on the right adventure after you tell us more about yourself and what kind of experience you are looking for.
Go to our Booking Request page to provide us more details – and don’t worry, you are not booking any trip yet 😉
While it is difficult to provide a one-fits-all answer because children’s ability can vary significantly, in general, we recommend that children be age 12 or older for most of our trips.
If your child is under the age of 12 please contact us to discuss and we will work with you to make a responsible choice.
We provide transportation for up 4 passengers with all their gear in our SUV. If the group is bigger (6 people max.) then remaining guests will drive to trail in their own vehicle.
We are wired to constantly keep an eye on weather forecast and immediate mountain conditions year round as well as combining this with our daily observations while hiking in the mountains.
Occasionally, a trip needs to be rescheduled to a different date due to immediate unpredictable conditions. Sometimes, we can take you to a different location but on a trip with similar highlights and characteristics.
Your safety is our top priority, followed by fun and comfort. Your guide is very experienced and certified to guide guide in the wilderness environment. The guide is also certified as Wilderness First Responders, the industry standard for all guides.
On top of that, your guide will carry a bear spray, first aid kit, and emergency communication device on any trip.
Whistler is classified as having a humid continental climate but drier and warm summers. You won’t be too hot but can expect occasional rain. As we go more into the interior the temperatures will be slightly higher and drier.
On sunny days, between June and September, regular daily temperature in Whistler village (at 670m or 2,200 ft) is around 20-25 C (68-77 F), but does reach over 30 C occasionally.
Higher up on the mountains (around 1500-2000m or 5,000-6,500 ft), when sun is out and there is not much wind, you can expect temperature to be around 15-20 C (59-68 F).
On cloudy or rainy day, daily temperature in the mountains can drop to around 7-12 C (44-53 F).
Nighttime mountain temperatures can vary more but will generally keep around 5 C (40 F) and won’t fall below 0 C (32 F).
With 2-3 people in a tent, you can expect the inside temperature to be about 5-7 C higher than outside.
If you like more comfort than sleeping in a tent then visit our multi-day Hiking Vacations page.
Our backpacking trips are either tent-based (little less comfort) or hut-based (little more comfort). It helps if you have slept in a tent before if you would like to try a tent-based trip, but it’s not a requirement because we are here to guide you through unique experiences.
None of our backpacking trips require us to hike with our large backpacks (30-45 pounds) every day. In fact, we will need to do this only for couple of hours on the first and the last day of the trip. The rest will be spend hiking with minimal gear (5-10 pounds packs) on daily outings.
The exact items of what is included, what is provided and what you need to bring is listed on every trip’s page.
But mostly, you will need to bring your clothing, footwear, rain gear, personal things, few small gear items and adventurous spirit.
If you have any diet restrictions or preferences (vegetarian, paleo, vegan, non-gluten, kosher, Atkins) please tell us during the booking process and we will accommodate your needs.
On backpacking trips, some dietary needs are easier to address than others, therefore, we might ask you for assistance to help us determine the best meals for you while making sure the food doesn’t go bad without refrigeration.