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Idaho Peak, Selkirk Mountains

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Kootenay Rockies

Climbing & Caving

Rock climbing (Don Weixl photo)

Rock climbing (Don Weixl photo)

The Kootenay Rockies region is comprised of four mountain ranges (the Monashees, Purcells, Selkirks, and Rockies) and provides incredible terrain for rock climbing and mountaineering.

Guided tour operators in the region accommodate various levels of ability and experience, providing both instruction and proper equipment (rental or supplied). Tours range from day climbs to multi-day mountaineering adventures. However, well-equipped and experienced climbers and mountaineers can venture out, self-guided, on an endless numbers of routes.

The Bugaboos are synonymous with spectacular rock climbing and mountaineering. Known as the "Bugs," this area is one of Canada's best climbing destinations, noted for its distinctive steep granite spires that pierce through surrounding glaciers. 

Sport climbing buffs will find a number of popular areas around Nelson and Slocan. As well, Yoho National Park is a terrific location intermediate-expert climbing and mountaineering adventurers.

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Mistaya Lodge & Alpine Tours - Golden

Helicopter Access Only
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0

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 - Revelstoke


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.

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