Salmon Glacier, near Stewart in Northern BC

(Grant Harder photo)

Trip Ideas

BC Mountain Adventures

With 10 mountain ranges across the province there is ample opportunity to ascend a peak and play above the clouds. Ride a chairlift, helicopter or plane, or challenge yourself and hike to the top. Once you are in the alpine, you can hike, bike or fish, and spend the night in your tent or a deluxe lodge. For something completely different try via ferrata, mountain climbing with the aid of secured bridges, cables and iron ladder rungs. Whatever adventure you choose you'll be rewarded with astounding views and memories that last a lifetime.

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Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

Imagine endless verticals and untouched powder as far as the eye can see. Now imagine sharing it... Read more with just a handful of other skiers and boarders. Heli-skiing and cat-skiing were invented in BC, and most of the world's off-piste action happens here, in ski areas 100 times the size of the biggest resorts.

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Via Ferrata

Step out of your comfort zone and onto a via ferrata course, the safest way to experience mountain climbing. Via ferrata is Italian for "iron way," and is a course made up of suspensioon bridges and iron rungs where you scramble up steep vertical rockfaces while safely attached to a steel cable. There are four via ferrata's in BC: at Whistler Blackcomb; the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish; Kicking Horse Mountain in Golden; and at the Robbie Burns lodge, accesible by helicopter through CMH holidays.

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Heli-Hiking in BC

Explore the pristine alpine on a heli-hiking adventure. Heli-ski operators, such as Canadian... Read more Mountain Holidays, can whisk you high into the Kootenay Rockies for a multi-day hike through mountain landscapes that few others have ever seen (think flower-filled valleys, racing brooks and glacial lakes).  The three-to-seven day trips start with a dramatic chopper ride past towering spires and hanging glaciers to a comfortable fly-in lodge.  Each day, your pilot and guide will fly you to a new area to explore, with hikes ranging from family-friendly rambles to challenging ascents. Back at the lodge, the food and views are magnificent.

Backcountry Hiking Lodges

Want to spend a few days exploring BC’s spectacular alpine scenery and breathing in the... Read more fresh mountain air? Consider staying in a backcountry hiking lodge. Whether you’re hiking through alpine meadows in the summer, or skiing virgin powder in the winter, you can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and a warm meal.

Selkirk Mountain Experience

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 pristi...
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National Parks

Take the scenic route from Radium Hot Springs to Revelstoke and enjoy the splendour of four... Read more National Parks along the way. Keep an eye out for some of the 400 glaciers that gave Glacier National Park its name, or explore the alpine meadows of Mount Revelstoke National Park, where the Meadows-in-the-Sky Parkway leads to far-reaching mountain views.

Purcell Mountain Lodge

Purcell Mountain Lodge sits amidst one of the largest alpine meadows in BC. It's surrounded by some of the finest alpine ski touring, glades and tree skiing imaginable!

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Rockwall Trail

In Kootenay National Park, trek across wildflower meadows, past hanging glaciers and beneath jagged peaks on the classic three-to-five day Rockwall Trail. Highlights on this advanced-rated, 55-km (34-mi) route include the shimmering waters of Floe Lake, the bright ochre beds known as Paint Pots, and the trail’s namesake, a massive limestone cliff.

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Lift Accessed Bike Parks

Love the thrill of riding down a mountain on your bike, but don’t want to pedal up? Head to one of British Columbia’s six bike parks. Relax on a chairlift as you and your bike get whisked up and dropped off on the top of a mountain where you can enjoy a panoramic vista before choosing your route back down. Bike parks offer something for every rider, from wide-open cruisers to gnarly single-track filled with drops and stunts.

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Top of the World bike trail

Whistler’s Top of the World bike trail is so high, you pass through three climate zones by the time you reach the mountain’s base! Beginning in the alpine tundra of Whistler Mountain, with views of glaciated peaks and shimmering lakes, this double black diamond ride begins with a steep descent down loose gravel and rockfaces, and around perfectly manicured berms before dropping you onto one of the 50 trails that make up the Whistler Bike Park.

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Seven Summits Trail

Rossland's legendary hiking and mountain biking trails include hundreds of kilometers of trails for all levels. The flagship route is the Seven Summits trail. A spectacular point to point traverse of the Rossland Range, it follows a ridge line to link seven mountian peaks along its 30km/19 mi route.

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Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa

Tyax Lodge & Heliskiing is nestled on the shores of scenic Tyaughton Lake, surrounded by the South Chilcotin mountains. Accommodations feature modern, comfortable guest rooms, a 9 m (30 ft) ceiling dining room, a lakeview patio, a full service bar...
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