Climbing & Caving
Skaha Bluffs, Penticton (Don Weixl photo)
Alpine climbing in North America originated in British Columbia.
More than a century ago, a hotel built below Rogers Pass in the Selkirk Mountains opened the door to the unspoiled wilderness – and some of Europe’s best mountaineers took notice. From the Coast Mountains to the Rocky Mountains, BC is an alpine playground and a rock climbing and mountaineering paradise.
BC is also blessed with numerous caves – including thousands on Vancouver Island alone – and has become a world-renowned caving centre. Join a guided caving tour to observe brilliant crystal formations or rappel down an underground waterfall in Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. Northern BC offers great caving at places like Fang Cave and Monkman Provincial Park.
Today, outdoor adventurers from around the world flock to BC for everything from world-class rock climbing and caving to glacier treks and mountain ascents.
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3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Crystal clear water, amazing caves & spectacular scenery make Horne Lake one of the best camping & adventure destinations on Vancouver Island. Horne Lake Caves was voted the "Best Natural Outdoor Site in BC" by Attractions Canada. Explore this unique park above and below the surface. Visit Canada's only Cave Theatre and Museum. On the trails, enjoy a wide range of programs from surface geology hikes to family-oriented cavern tours or popular 3hr. Spelunking Adventure featuring ancient fossils & amazing crystal formations. For more challenge, you can self-guide two rugged caves or go vertical on the "Extreme" expeditions - rappelling down underground waterfalls!
Penticton, British Columbia
Offering professional guiding & instructional services, providing you with enjoyable, educational programs for the best value possible. Our experienced and professional staff are all members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, trained to the highest international standards.
Since 1993, our business has grown to become one of western Canada's largest rock climbing school's, using the world renowned Skaha Bluffs of Penticton. This climbing mecca boasts the longest & sunniest climbing season in Canada!
207B - 4368 Main St
Whistler, British Columbia
Squamish Alpine Guides offers hiking, back country, rock climbing & mountaineering adventures in the Squamish and Coastal Mountain areas. Day & half-day options suitable for beginners to advanced!
New this year - Join us for one of our Sea to Sky Gondola Adventures. This swift & spectacular gondola ride provides easy access to amazing terrain & adventure.
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Get off the beaten path & go where no one else can. CMH Summer Adventures offers 3-6 day lodge-based guided hiking, walking & ambling adventures in the rarely-visited ranges of the Canadian Rockies of eastern British Columbia. Based from luxurious remote mountain lodges, daily helicopter flights take you to otherwise inaccessible alpine lakes, mountain ridges & ancient glaciers to explore at your own pace in the company of professional mountain guides. Come for the mountaineering, via ferrate, walking tours or zip lining while enjoying the trademark hospitality of CMH - Canada's oldest adventure tourism company.
Helicopter Access Only
Golden, British Columbia
Located in the Canadian Rockies between Banff & Yoho National Parks, Mistaya is an eco-friendly wilderness adventure destination. The secluded, cosy lodge is surrounded by a panorama of pristine peaks, glaciers & alpine meadows. Come relax in the beauty & peace; it's an artist & photographer's paradise. Or participate in activities such as hiking, skiing, snowshoeing & mountaineering at all levels. Certified guides will lead you on informative hikes while the cook prepares a wonderful meal. Helicopter access only.
Families are encouraged to come, learn & explore. Our WildCat Cabin is perfect for your next family getaway. Holds up to 6 guests & with optional catering or guiding.
Come & make memories of a lifetime with us.
Selkirk Mountain Experience is one of the world's finest hiking, ski touring & mountaineering companies. Selkirk Mountain Experience offers a wide variety of programs to cater to alpine adventurers around the world. The superb skiing on the pristine glaciers & countless alpine peaks surrounding the Durrand Glacier, in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, are highly popular with skiers & snowboarders. In the summer, over 100 varieties of wildflowers, crystal clear mountain lakes, huge waterfalls & snow-capped peaks attract hikers & climbers. The chalet offers all the amenities for a comfortable stay for up to 18 people. Each day the chalet chef prepares delicious meals.
207B - 4368 Main St
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau offers amazing outdoor adventures in the breathtaking mountains of the Whistler & Squamish area. Operating year-round, we provide guiding & instruction in backcountry ski & snowboard tours, ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering via ferrata, glacier walks, hiking tours & multi-day group programming.
We strive to educate our clients with the knowledge & skills necessary to play in a mountain environment, while at the same time providing unforgettable experiences. We have tours & courses for all levels & abilities & can accommodate groups & individuals within our programs. Please call or visit our website for more information.