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Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park
(JF Bergeron photo)

Vancouver Island

Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry skier (Picture BC photo)

Backcountry skier (Picture BC photo)

Pacific Ocean air combines with lofty, rugged peaks to create huge snowfalls and amazing backcountry skiing conditions.

Tackle a multi-day tour with a backcountry ski guide and take in ocean-to-alpine views, or ski through forested parkland on a day trip. Courtenay and Campbell River are close to popular backcountry skiing routes in Strathcona Provincial Park and near Mount Cain and Mount Washington (home to one of North America’s deepest snowpacks).

Backcountry Guides and Tours

Island Alpine Guides offers day and weekend ski tours, as well as multi-day traverses. Explore the backcountry of Mount Washington or Mount Cain, or try ski touring to the Comox Glacier. Some trips have catering options and may require additional equipment – rentals are available at Mount Washington or in the Comox Valley and Campbell River.

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