Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park (David Gluns photo)
There are hundreds of hiking trails in British Columbia, and they are located in spectacular natural settings.
After all, BC has more than 850 parks and protected areas along with year-round resorts. Every type of excursion is available, from short walks on well-marked nature trails to thigh-burning multi-day wilderness backpacking trips.
The best-known trail in British Columbia is the internationally acclaimed West Coast Trail on southern Vancouver Island. Hikers come from all over the world for this challenging 75km/47mi coastal route, known for both its beauty and physically demanding nature.
Soft sandy beaches, rainforests, and the sound of the Pacific Ocean await hikers along the Vancouver Island coast. Tide pools burst with marine life at Botanical Beach along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, while the remote broad sandy beaches of Northern BC's Naikoon Provincial Park stretch for approximately 100km/60mi. The Sunshine Coast Trail provides hikers with ocean views and the cool environment of old-growth forest.
See vivid red, yellow, orange-tinted volcanic mountains from the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast's aptly-named Rainbow Range trail. Towering grey cliff walls are found along the Rockwall Trail (in Kootenay National Park), and craggy pointed peaks dusted with snow greet visitors to Mount Robson's Berg Lake Trail.
The cities of Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler have quick access to quiet forests and great hiking and walking trails. Try the easy Galloping Goose Trail from Victoria, the myriad trails in Cypress Provincial Park near Vancouver, or the scenic Lost Lake Trail in Whistler.
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1742 Harris Road
Squamish, British Columbia
Sea to Sky Expeditions has been providing quality wilderness experiences since 1988. We offer a wide variety of activities & locations throughout BC. We are British Columbia's hiking experts, come join us on the West Coast Trail or take in a stunning mountain vista. Sea kayak in Johnstone Strait with the orcas or paddle a canoe through the world-class Bowron Lakes circuit. Amazing scenery, great food, certified guides & new friends await! No previous experience required.
Trek & Treats invites you to experience Canada's West Coast during an unforgettable journey across southern Vancouver Island. Discover nature, culture and hospitality on a partially guided or self-guided hiking or multi-sport tour.
Walk along rugged coastline, through ancient forest and peaceful farmland during a 3-7 day tour, or travel by kayak or bicycle for some of the distance. Enjoy local eateries and stay in rural B&B's. Travel at your own pace, with your own company.
Trek & Treats provides maps and route information, arranges your accommodations and transports your luggage. Personalized options are available.
11 Davoren St
Clearwater, British Columbia
Multi-day hut to hut hikes through the alpine wilderness of Wells Gray Park with only a light pack.
Prefer the water? How about a fully catered and guided canoe trip on Clearwater and Azure Lakes? 560,000 ha (1.4 million ac) of lush flower meadows, beautiful peaks, pristine lakes and wild rivers make Wells Gray one of the premier wilderness destinations in Canada. Great service and prices - naturalist day hikes, trips for women, families, groups and individuals. Call for an incredible and worry free, wilderness holiday and leave the packing to us!
Choose from 1-14 day trips.
1212 Main Street
Squamish, British Columbia
Hike the natural wonders of British Columbia!
Visit the moss drenched rainforest, glacier clad mountains, sparkling blue lakes & wild Pacific beaches that make this province so naturally spectacular.
We offer guided hiking trips and multi-day adventure tours focused on the natural wonders of this amazing province. From the Sea to Sky Country (between Vancouver and Whistler) to the Chilcotins and over to Vancouver Island we offer some of the most incredible scenic hiking tours out there, including the world famous West Coast Trail.
Come join us on a small group adventure in nature's wonderland.
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.
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7001 Corbould Rd
Bella Coola, British Columbia
Inviting you to one of the best heliskiing experiences of your life. Heliskiing exclusively in small groups of 4 or 5 people out of an A-Star B2. Join us to experience the biggest contiguous tenure in the world: 10,700 square kilometres (2.64 million acres...bigger than the entire Swiss Alps) of towering rugged peaks, dramatic glaciers, gladed trees & wide open alpine bowls.
Ski on your Arrival Day & Departure Day! Don't waste days in transit when you could be skiing!
Nowhere in Canada can you stop for lunch with a swim at a hot spring during your heliski day. We have programs suitable for first-timers, or choose our Experts Only program for Alaska-style descents!
Proud member of The Magnificent 7 - Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada.
1655 Airport Road
Hagensborg, British Columbia
Bella Coola Vehicle Rentals Offer Clean, Safe & Reliable
Options for Exploring the Beauty of the Bella Coola Valley Area.
We feature Jeep Cherokee SUVs that can help you find trails &
waterfalls that you might not get to with a regular automobile.
- Fast and easy check-in & check-out
- Custom packages available
- Courteous Service
- Pick-up and Drop-off available
201 Kicking Horse Ave
Field, British Columbia
In 1886 Richard McConnell climbed to the fossil beds on Mt Stephen, the source of the 'stone bugs' that had been found near the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. Charles Walcott learned about the fossil find, however it was in 1907 that he first visited the Fossil Beds. Clues led Charles Walcott to the Wapta Highline trail in the summer of 1909 where he made one of the most significant fossil discoveries in the world.
Stephen Jay Gould's Wonderful Life (1989) raised awareness about the exquisitely preserved fossils of the Burgess Shale. Jean-Bernard Caron's discovery of the Marble Canyon site heightened interest.
Fossils are in protected UNESCO World Heritage sites. Access is restricted to hikers who are in a group led by a certified licensed guide.
4036 Campbell Range Rd
Kamloops, British Columbia
Packages are all-inclusive and include accommodation, meals, activities, equipment, guides and much more.
Meals consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, lots of homemade baking and delicious and hearty main courses!
We assign a personal horse to every rider for the duration of your stay. We have an introduction in the Ranch Arena, where we will share and explain how to communicate with your horse and the basics and safety for an enjoyable ride. Becoming a good horseback rider, not just a passenger, is a great feeling!
We offer family rides, and for the more experienced riders, rides of various gaits from walking to loping, short rides, longer half-day or all-day rides (depending on skill level) as well as scenic trips with lunch on the trail.
Mica Creek, British Columbia
With 20+ years experience, we are located on the western slopes of the Rockies, just above treeline, in stunningly spectacular wilderness ~ untracked powder snow, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, alpine lakes, meadows, wildflowers & breathtaking vistas.
Opened in 2014, Mallard Mountain Lodge honoured by Outside Magazine as the "Best New Lodge Runner Up" worldwide.
Our ultra remote location is accessible only via a spectacular 30 minute helicopter ride from Valemount and allows for only a guest capacity of 7, unique in the backcountry lodge industry. Bookings accepted from singles to a full "private" lodge.
All-inclusive 7 night packages; winter - ski/snowboard touring; summer - hiking/llama hiking or customized packages available.
Future: optional snowmobile assistance, snowcat skiing/boarding & additional lodges (including "hut-to-hut").