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Shredding Mount Seymour49.3177,-122.97We will be pedalling up Mount Seymour and experiencing the amazing climb and descent trails of the North Shore. From man made features, steep natural rock formations, awesome single track to more mellow rides as well. Whatever you want to ride, we got it!
Freeride on Fromme49.357,-123.035We will be riding Fromme, the home of North Shore mountain biking. Flow trails, technical trails and legendary man made features. It can be as easy or technical as you feel up to. We will do an easy climb up and ride whatever type of trails you like.
Squamish Slabs49.7356,-123.132Sample some of Squamish’s world-famous granite on this technical trail ride. These slab trails are described as some of the best in the world, and I'll show you why when you book this adventure.
Fast n’ Flowy49.7357,-123.132I'm offering a unique combination of trails with one thing in common: flow. You can’t help but smile as you transition from berm to berm for as long as your legs can handle.
Seek the summit 49.2867,-123.134Escape the city with me, and experience some of the most breathtaking views you will ever see. I will drive us to Squamish where we will hike the Sea to Summit trail to the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola. This hike is not for the faint of heart, it's 9 K uphill. The incredible views will keep you so distracted, you'll forget you're hiking up mountain, you won't even realize you have been climbing for 2.5 hours. Look out on stunning Howe Sound, spot eagles, and experience what Beautiful BC really means. Once we reach the top, there is food, drinks, coffee and more views. I'll take pictures for you with this stunning backdrop. Adventure doesn’t wait- you have to seek it!
Ride the Secret Single Track 48.8905,-123.561Ride or run endless cross country, tire width, single track through mossy forest ridges. I'll show you one of the best secret tracks as part of this epic bike adventure.
Kayak gulf islands 48.8536,-123.498If you haven't kayaked the Gulf Islands, you're missing out. I'll take you on an epic Island hop, I know the islands in and out. We'll spend time on hidden beaches scattered throughout the islands.
Mountain top sunset hop48.8022,-123.51Chase sunsets. Stand on mountains. Be happy. Does that sound like your kind of thing? Join me on a hike up the mountains to catch the sunset and kick back. The only real requirement is a good attitude and a sense of humour.
Moss Hunting48.8528,-123.564Moss hunting is an extreme activity that should not be attempted by the faint of heart! We will be walking on beautiful, secluded trails following creeks and trails to find the most epic beds of moss. If you don't believe moss is interesting - think again, and be prepared to change your mind. I'll help you discover the forest floor up close like you've never seen it before.
Hike the North Shore49.3479,-123.023I'll take you on a classic North Shore trail hike, Experience the ups and downs of a wooded scenic adventure on one of my favourite routes.
Mountain Bike the North Shore49.3315,-122.999Explore the famous Bridle Path Mountain Biking Trail and all the secret routes around the area with me. I'm an experienced biker, who loves the area, so if you're into discovering new trails and challenging yourself, you're going to love this ride too.
Road Ride Vancouver 49.2976,-123.136Slipstream through Vancouver with a safety conscious, experienced road rider. Tell me what you're looking for and what you want to do. Pick from a variety of rides, skill levels and potential vistas, I can work with any preference.
Boulder Scramble48.7948,-123.521Explore the tumbled boulders below Mt. Maxwell with me. We'll walk through the largest Gary Oak meadow in Canada, see old growth Douglas Fir and gigantic Arbutus trees. We might find a cave or two on the way, and for those that want a thigh burn, we'll have the option of hiking up to an old abandoned hand dug mine shaft clinging to the side of the mountain.
Stargaze: From the only 360 View in the Gulf Islands48.7705,-123.461Catch the sunset and then cuddle up in blankets and star gaze from the highest point in the Gulf Islands, and the only spot with a true 360 degree view of the surrounding isles. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Baker, Vancouver and the coast mountains, Victoria, Texada Island and all the other islands in between. On a lucky day, you might be able to see Mt. Rainier way off in the distance. Join me for the 360 stargaze of the Gulf Islands to learn about the stars and see the nightsky from a totally new point of view.
Swim circuit: All 7 Lakes in one day48.8733,-123.529Salt Spring has an abundance of swimming spots. It’s a proper swimmer's paradise. We’ll spend the day hopping from lake to lake, warming up and cooling off as we cruise the island and spend time pushing each other off secret floating rafts and jumping off rocks. And, if you’re super game and have another day, we can do a sunset secret sandstone beach ocean swimming circuit too. Fingers crossed for bioluminescence.
Outdoor Adventure Photography49.3254,-123.137Join me for an immersive experience on how to shoot the great outdoors and to capture the whimsical beauty of adventures. Here I will accommodate to your level of skill with your camera and to your hiking fitness. I can walk you through basic steps on how to work your camera all the way to really understanding the light at play in all kinds of weather that Vancouver has to offer. Check out my work at @cherihanphotography (Instagram) for preview of content you can also create! You will come away from this adventure with plenty of your own photos, captured shots from the excursion itself and a greater understanding of how to enjoy taking photos of moments without interrupting them. Locations: St. Marks Summit (intermediate) WhyteCliff Park (beginner)
Epic North Shore Ride49.3387,-123.044We will either meet at the Fromme parking lot at the top of Mountain highway or the base of Seymour Mountain. We will ride for close to three hours exploring all of my favourite trails. You can expect a mix of guiding and coaching during the ride.
Mountain Bike Photography Adventure50.1129,-122.955Do you want pro level mountain bike shots but haven’t known where to go? Now you are covered. We will meet up at Lift Coffee to go over trails and any additional questions you may have.
Hike to Glacial Lakes in Whistler50.1194,-122.957A rigorous full day hike! Wedgemount Lake is a steep trail with panoramic views of Whistler valley. This adventure is not for the faint of heart- but has huge rewards! A photographer’s playground.
Secret Local Hike - Sea to Sky49.5858,-123.224A leisure hiking adventure with stunning views of Howe Sound and the Sea to Sky corridor. Any and all are welcome to join a meandering trail route with a local built secret viewing deck to sit and watch the sunset (or sunrise!) at the end. This hike takes 2-3 hours round trip.
Cedar Forest Hike to Waterfalls49.3587,-123.035This hike winds its way around mountain bike trails on Mt. Fromme, to one of the biggest old growth trees on the North Shore - an absolutely massive cedar (estimated to be over 500 years old!) that escaped the mass logging of old growth many years ago and dwarfs every other tree around it. You need to see it to believe it! The trip is approximately 10km round-trip through tall trees and massive ferns, and crosses a number of creeks and rivers before eventually passing the Big Cedar and arriving at Kennedy Falls. We’ll meet at the parking lot at the top of Mountain Highway in North Vancouver and get going! Let me know if you have any questions!
Bear Mountain Super Lap49.2015,-122.326This is going to be a guided/coached tour of what Bear Mtn has to offer as we navigate around the entire zone showing its variety. This will be all climbing and descending totally approx 700m of vertical ascent and approx 13 km’s total distance. Ride will depart and arrive back at Mill Pond ?? Let’s hope this snow and winter takes a hike so we can get out there and enjoy these great trails as they are intended to be. Ride is weather dependant based on safety.
Woodlot Gold49.2203,-122.543This adventure is a guided/coached tour of what the classic Woodlot has to offer as we navigate around the entire zone showing its variety. This will be all climbing and descending totally approx 600m of vertical ascent and approx 10-13km’s total distance. Ride will depart and arrive back at the dead end on 287th?? Let’s hope this snow and winter takes a hike so we can get out there and enjoy these great trails as they are intended to be. Ride is weather dependant based on safety.
Thornhill Flavour49.1924,-122.513This is going to be a guided/coached tour of what the short but sweet zone Thornhill has to offer. We will navigate around the entire zone showing its variety of flow, and if the skill is there, jump trails. This will be all climbing and descending totally approx 450m of vertical ascent and approx 10 kms of total distance. Ride will depart and arrive back at the yellow gate on 256th Street ?? Let’s hope this snow and winter takes a hike so we can get out there and enjoy these great trails as they are intended to be. Ride is weather dependant based on safety.
Stargazing and Long Exposure Photography49.5593,-123.235Join us for a magical night in Porteau Cove, secretly the best spot for stargazing in the Vancouver area! We’ll stay warm with hot chocolate as we wait for the stars to show. An introduction to long exposure and night photograph included, as well as pictures for the memory bank, so bring your camera along and any questions you might have! I’m a Vancouver based freelance photographer specializing in outdoor tourism and travel. Check me out at instagram.com/gjerluff !
Sea-to-Sky Waterfall Tour49.2879,-123.113From Vancouver, we will head up the scenic Sea to Sky Highway visiting three gorgeous falls; Shannon, Brandywine and Alexander. Included snowshoeing (seasonal) at the third waterfall (gear included) and a stop in Whistler Village where you will have up to three hours of free time to explore the village and grab a late lunch (your cost).
Sunset from Dog Mountain 49.3699,-122.949This an easy hike in our local mountains. A total of 5 km with little elevation gain. On clear days and nights you can get an amazing view of the city and sunset going down over the mountains. Bring your cameras to capture a moment that is tough to get from within the city.
Nature Photography Workshop 49.3433,-123.02This is a practical 'learn as you go' nature photography workshop for beginners and enthusiasts in Lynn Canyon Park (which is easily accessible by car or bus). The workshop is for max 4 people, as I like to make sure that each guest learns a lot during the workshop. If you shoot in auto mode, I can help you switch to manual mode and if you shoot in manual mode, you can focus more on the creative aspects. What I will help you with: - Creative nature photography. Learn how to take artistic wallpaper nature photos and how to think more creatively as a photographer. - Composition. Learn about balance in photos, different composition rules, lines and shapes. - Technical aspects. Learn more about the exposure triangle, raw format, histogram and depth of field. - Your questions and challenges. Tell me about your experiences as photographers and ask questions. - Editing. After the workshop I will send you a link to my post-production tutorial where I edit one of the photos from the workshop in Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop Camera Raw (if you don't have these programs, it is possible to try them for free for a month).
Quarry Rock Hike and Deep Cove Tour49.3266,-122.949We’ll start off meeting at the bus stop and walk along the beach towards trailhead. The hike is a fairly steep uphill to the Quarry Rock where we will break for beautiful views and refuel with snacks. After we reach the end of the hike back downhill I’ll give you a tour of the local shop and cafes and you can pick your fave spot to end the tour!
The Temple of Time - A Secret Old Growth Forest49.3488,-123.013The Temple of Time Grove of Giants is a local secret that contains some of the largest Douglas Fir trees in Canada. Tucked away five kilometres up the Seymour Valley, these trees escaped the saws of loggers through the help of conservationists and have been thriving for hundreds of years. The largest tree in the Temple of Time is known as the Temple Giant. It is the fifth tallest Douglas Fir tree in BC and is estimated to be up to 900 years old! The journey begins by traveling five kilometres up the paved Seymour Valley Trailway. A road or mountain bike is recommended for this section as it will make travel faster but it can also be completed on foot. The 30-45 minute hike up to the Temple of Time is rugged and steep; sturdy hiking shoes/boots, mild bushwhacking and tenacity is required! The uphill journey is definitely worthwhile once you arrive in the Grove and gaze upon the massive firs. Once in the Temple of Time, we will complete a small loop and see nine massive old growth Douglas Firs before returning down the valley. Depending on our timing and energy levels, we can also make other stops at the Mid-Valley Viewpoint and Rice Lake.
The Flint and Feather49.3715,-123.099The Flint and Feather runs parallel to the Grouse Grind and is more beautiful, more enjoyable and infinitely less crowded. Like the Grind, the Flint and Feather is steep and ascends 850 metres in elevation before arriving at the Grouse Mountain Chalet. Near the top, the trail climbs up a series of bluffs that offer incredible views of Capilano Lake, North Vancouver, Downtown and the Lions.
Crooked Falls49.7931,-123.152Crooked Falls is a 6km round trip hike along the Sigur Trail. Enjoy panoramic scenery of the Squamish Valley and be sure to get wet at the falls! Dog friendly, and encouraged! We begin the trek along the Squamish River Valley Road, from there we will begin travel along a gravel service road to the trail entrance. There are two very beautiful panoramic views of Squamish valley a short ways into the hike. Be prepared for about 30 minutes of fairly steep terrain until we descend about 300m to the falls themselves.
Powderface Ridge Hike50.912,-114.591This is a family friendly hike in the beautiful Kananaskis Foothills. Ages 8 and up are suitable. Total distance is approximately 6 km. It is a steep hike for the first 1.5 km. We will eventually break out into some beautiful alpine meadows. Duration will vary depending on the pace of the group.
Yamnuska Trail 51.1251,-115.119A suitable hike for beginners to feel challenged. It is a climb so some level of fitness is necessary. This hike starts off with a steep climb through the trees until the first clearing at the ridge about 3.5 km in. Spectacular views with many opportunities for photos. We will not be doing the ridge walk or any scrambling. CANCELLATION POLICY: A minimum of 4 Explorers total are required to for this Adventure. I will provide at least 72 hours’ notice and a full refund if we haven’t reached the minimum. Please give us 5 days notice if you need to cancel. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns and we will work it out.
Prairie View Lookout- Sweeping Valley views!51.0331,-115.038This is a fun climb through the trees with many switch backs where participants will be taken to the top of the ridge where the view is breathtaking. Great for the beginner to feel challenged but everyone can make it to the top. The rock ledge and area are the perfect view to enjoy lunch and to take photos of the valley below. A round trip of 13.2km with 421m of elevation CANCELLATION POLICY: A minimum of 4 Explorers total are required to for this Adventure. I will provide at least 72 hours’ notice and a full refund if we haven’t reached the minimum. Please give us 5 days notice if you need to cancel. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns and we will work it out.
Hiking with Breathtaking Views49.6995,-123.152Squamish is home to some of the best hiking trails in the Sea to Sky Corridor! I would love to find the trails that give you the best adventure - steep and rocky reaching majestic vistas, or flat and easy trails along the edge of pretty lakes. Once we meet up and order a coffee, we will discuss what you are looking to do and see, then I will drive us to the trailhead (or you can bring your car, of course!) When the hike is done, we can enjoy more coffee, or one of Squamish's excellent craft brews.
Stunning trail running with a local ultramarathoner49.6995,-123.152Squamish is home to some of the best running trails in the Sea to Sky Corridor - come explore it with a local ultramarathoner! I would love to find the trails that give you the best adventure - steep and rocky reaching majestic vistas, or flat and easy trails along the edge of pretty lakes. We can even talk about getting into alpine scrambles. Once we meet up and order a coffee, we will discuss what you are looking to do and see, then I will drive us to the trailhead (or you can bring your car, of course!). Once we are done, we can enjoy more coffee, or one of Squamish's excellent craft brews. Dog-friendly options are available.
Sea to Sky Gondola49.6755,-123.157Hike the sea to sky trail and split off to do upper Shannon falls trail. 7.5 km hike to the top of the gondola at an easy pace should take about 3 hours. Weather subject to variability so bring layers. There is a cafeteria and bar at the top if you would like to reward yourself after a pretty steep hike.
Brohm Lake49.8212,-123.135This is a beautiful low elevation change lake loop hike with an added bonus loop that looks out over the tantalus mountain range. It is 7.5km in total and should take about 4 hours at a leisurely pace.
Day Hike in Kananaskis Country 51.0482,-115.023Looking for something off the beaten path? This is it! Explore the wilderness of Kananaskis Country in Alberta, a little known gem outside of Calgary, near Banff National Park. Enjoy classic Rocky Mountain vistas, geology, geography, flora, fauna and history while hiking through this wild wilderness. Specific hikes vary depending on weather, wildlife and seasons.
MTN Bike Squamish! 49.74,-123.133Lets just simply go biking! This adventure is for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers that are looking to explore more trails. Whether you're visiting or new the Squamish Valley, lets get you up and riding with an awesome group of people. The main goal is to connect and have fun! Because lets face it, biking alone sucks. Apres @ Backcountry Brewing!
Stanley Park Work Out49.293,-123.142Experience an effective and fun outdoor workout in beautiful Stanley Park! We will work up a sweat, breathing fresh rainforest air, with the mountains and ocean as our backdrop. We'll be doing some high intensity-interval training - including, TRX movements, body weight exercises, and some static yoga movements, as well.
River Surf Lessons51.0502,-114.082No prior surf experience is needed. Come surf with us and let us introduce you to one of Calgary's fastest growing adventure sports! These Introduction to river surfing lessons will give you all the basic skills, safety knowledge, and education needed to enjoy an afternoon of surfing. We have specialized in River Surfing and want to share our passions with you. Lessons are 1.5 hours long.
Private River Surf Lessons51.0502,-114.082Come surf with us and let us introduce you to one of Calgary's fastest growing adventure sports! These Introduction to river surf lessons will give you all the basic skills, safety knowledge, and education needed to enjoy an afternoon of surfing. We have specialized in River Surfing and want to share our passions with you.
Wild, edible plant hike in Sheep River country50.6738,-114.277 The Sheep River country is home to Alberta's stunning Big Horn Sheep . On this hike discover the edible wild foods of the deer, moose, sheep and bears. We will teach you to safely identify wild, edible plants and what role they play with the local wildlife. Take away the knowledge of 5 edible, local plants and a few recipe ideas. Learn how to use the "leave no trace" sustainable practices in the woods. Go ahead re-wild yourself and become part of the landscape again!
Mountaintop Sunset Hike & 3-Course Meal49.3654,-122.948Come and see Vancouver from a different perspective with The West Coast Experience! A guided hike to the top of one of the North Shore mountains to take in an epic sunset! Sit back and relax while your guide prepares you a delicious 3-course meal. You may even get the chance to swing by a mountainside lake for an afternoon dip!
Mtn Biking: Ranger Summit/ Sugar Momma Loop50.9517,-114.569A classic single track mountain bike loop, 19 km, with 3 ascents totalling 700 m of gain out of West Bragg Creek. The terrain is suitable for intermediate rider ability and above. The descent of Sugar Momma is a little rough in spots but otherwise the loop is straight forward and offers splendid views in the Kananaskis foothills. We will ride at the pace of the group. 2 1/2 hrs is a reasonable time to complete this loop. Allow for flexibility depending on the pace of the group.
Mt. Stelfox Via Ferrata51.0919,-115.351Where is the Mt Stelfox Via Feratta and what is it like? The Via Ferrata on Mt Stelfox is located halfway between Saskatchewan Crossing on the Highway 93 North (Icefields Parkway) and the town of Nordegg on the David Thompson Highway. The route is about 180 metres high or roughly 600 ft high cliff along the David Thompson Corridor. It takes roughly 2 ½ hrs to drive from Canmore to the beneath the route, a picturesque 25 minute hike to the base of the Via Feratta, about 1.5 - 2 hours to climb the route and finally it takes about 30-40 minutes to walk back down the trail to the car. When we arrive at climb, we will show you how to secure yourself into the cable with your lanyards as you climb the steel rungs of the Via Ferrata. It is a very leisurely and enjoyable day with stunning views through Lake Louise, the Icefields Parkway on the drive as well the views from above Abraham Lake itself while on the climb are nothing short of spectacular! Is this adventure for me? Yes! This Via Ferrata adventure is accessible for most people who are in reasonable physical shape. We have guided all kinds of folks from the ages of 11 to 60 years old. If you are capable of a solid half day of hiking in moderate terrain you can absolutely do this! Remember, all equipment is provided for you and included in the price. Your Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides are ACMG/IFMGA certified Alpine or Mountain Guides and specialize in ensuring a safe and unforgettable experience for yourself and/or your companions!  Get in touch with us today to book a day of Via Feratta this summer.  Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides provides safety oriented, authentic alpine experiences.
Rock Climbing Day Experience51.0916,-115.351A full day of rock climbing lessons in Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise. Exhilarating fun for beginners to learn how to rock climb in the Canadian Rockies. A most unique outdoor tour and activity in Banff National Park, Canmore, Lake Louise or Kananaskis Country Provincial Park. This course is for anyone wanting to learn rock climbing in a safe, fun-filled environment that the entire family can enjoy. Ask us about 1/2 day rock climbing outings as well. We have taken children as young a 4 years of age and people in their 70's. The climbing area is very straightforward if you are an absolute beginner and we can bring more experienced participants to more advanced areas if need be. We will teach you the basics climbing safety including how to put on a harness, the purpose of a climbing rope and how to tie in safely using climbing specific knots. You will also learn clear, standardized communication, how to belay your climbing partner up the rock and also how to lower them back down safely to the ground. You will learn basic rock climbing movement skills. We will teach you to focus on the fundamentals of moving efficiently over stone. Your equipment is included in the price and you will receive rental climbing harness/chalk bag, helmet, ropes & climbing shoes.
Mt Yamnuska Scramble51.0916,-115.351We will scramble up Mt Yamnuska 2240 metres, it is a 900 metre hike/scramble to the summit and has an exciting chained section that is exposed. I am a certified ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide. This is the international standard for mountain guiding around the world. I have over 17 years of experience guiding all over Western Canada, Europe and Japan., and I've climbed up Mt. Yamnuska many times, as well as climbing the steep shear front face of Yamnuska over 25 times.
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Mtn Biking: Ranger Summit/ Snakes/ Sugar Momma Loop50.9517,-114.569A classic single track mountain bike loop out of the West Bragg Creek area. Loop is about 27 km with about 1150 m of elevation gain. Terrain has lots of ascents, bermed corners, rugged descents and great views! The terrain is suitable for intermediate level riders and above. We will ride at the pace of the group. This is a physically demanding trail so conserving energy is always a good idea!
Go big or go home50.1206,-122.984We will go ride some advanced trails with where you'll find a real challenge if you want. The ride will take 2 to 3 hours.
The Chief 49.2882,-123.117Get out of the city and head up to Squamish with me. I will drive us up the sea to sky highway to Squamish, where we will tackle the Chief, one of Vancouver’s most iconic hikes. This is a great medium level hike, with the best view payoff.
Cycle Demonstration Forest: a car-free haven in the trees49.3504,-123.015The Demonstration Forest Road is a serene 12km paved road and car-free haven, travelling through the beautiful Lynn Valley forest in North Vancouver. This adventure will take you through this undulating trail to the Seymour Dam. If the weather is nice we will stop at one of the many picnic areas on the side of the trail - so bring something yummy to eat! Demonstration Forest is a great secret road that many of my local peers are only just discovering. The lack of cars and smooth tarmac means you can go at whatever speed you like while being able to focus on chatting with friends and enjoying the scenery.
Discover Squamish Trails49.2827,-123.121This is the ultimate flexible and fully catered adventure. Pick up can be at a hotel, from another adventure, whatever you need! Once on the road we will travel along the iconic Sea to Sky Hwy, stopping along the way at your request. Options to hike The Chief (1.30 hr one way), Shannon Falls, Sea to Summit or any of the local trails. We can decide where together! Message me and we can tailor to the adventure that fits you!
Grassi Lakes 51.0904,-115.385This pretty trail winds past a waterfall, with panoramic views of Canmore and eventually leads you to two majestic turquoise lakes. Riverside Park Loop in Canmore is a scenic trail to walk after as well. Pace = Slow. Distance 7km, Elevation 250m. Please note that this trail will be closed for construction until September 2018.
Elbow Lake and Beyond 51.0482,-115.023This hiking trail takes you to a beautiful emerald lake, past a seasonal campground and farther along the trail to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is located along the portion of Hwy 40 that is only open from June 15 to November 30 each year. Pace = Slow. Distance 10km, Elevation 175m.
Jumpingpound Summit 51.0877,-114.475Beautiful 360 degree views from the top of this relatively easy summit in Alberta’s foothills. Pace = Slow. Distance 7.2km, Elevation Approximately 400m.
Hike to Rawson Lake 50.6861,-115.114Rawson Lake is a beautiful spot to spend time in the Kananaskis mountains. It is located near Upper Kananaskis Lake. The trail passes by the very pretty Sarrail Falls and then climbs up to the lake. Pace = Slow. Distance 8-10 km (depending if we hike around to the back of the lake), Elevation 305 m.
Fullerton Loop, Bobcat, Sugar Momma50.9499,-114.562This group of trails makes a nice day hike adventure with nice views of the Elbow Valley. This trail is very popular for those looking for a quick getaway from the city to experience nature. Pace = Slow. Distance 10km, Elevation Approximately 300m.
Coffee Meet up and a custom HIKE51.0916,-115.354Let's meet for a coffee to discuss what hike or Adventure you want to do. I will take into account your goals for the day and decide from there. Coffee and then we hike!
Powderface Ridge50.9522,-114.561Powderface is a favorite hike of locals and visitors. The trail is easy to moderate with a few steep sections, and loose rock, but suitable for all levels of hikers. The trail starts in the pine/spruce forest and trails up into the alpine meadows exposing some of the best views of mountain ridges and rivers below. The pace is always adjusted to make sure everyone is comfortable and safe, with plenty of time to stop for pictures and explore the flora and fauna.
Mountain bike adventure in Kananaskis Country50.9522,-114.56An easy to moderate mountain bike ride that takes you into the remote back country of Kananaskis Country on the Big Elbow trail. A mixture of double and single track following the Elbow and Little Elbow rivers. One of my favourite long rides, you are surrounded by amazing mountain ridges, peaceful silence, and flora and fauna that will bring you to a new level of being able to unwind from the busy world we live in. This is a ride for riders of all levels and ages. The pace will be adjusted to make sure everyone is comfortable and safe, with plenty of time to stop for pictures and explore . Minimum of 2 people per trip. Minimum 2 people per trip
Videography/Photography tips and hints hiking adventure50.9522,-114.56A fun day out in the mountains hiking, and learning more about your new camera or brushing up on techniques that help you capture better video or photos. Each trip will be customized to meet your individual needs. A suitable hiking location(Powder Face Ridge, Big Elbow, etc...) will be selected based on how much time you want to spend getting to a location. A little info about me, I have worked in video production for years and with my spare time I spend it out doors. I love traveling and exploring new areas, most times taking along one of my cameras to try and capture the beauty I see. Sometimes it's the simple small things on the trail that catch my eye and I like to spend time figuring out a way to record what I see experimenting with composition, lighting, and depth of field . More of my work may been seen at the links below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/144730083@N05/albums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwLEIOZTTs4&list=PLA3lugQfZZRf6e0Da2DSn4nx8UCBh3Ygs
Karst Springs & Watridge Lake 51.0482,-115.023Karst Springs & Watridge Lake is a very beautiful spot for a day hike. Springs and waterfalls are breathtaking, Watridge Lake is also very pretty surrounded by the mountains. Nature at its best! Pace = Slow. Distance: 10km return, Elevation Gain: Approximately 200m
Custom Mountain Bike Trip50.9528,-114.56Kananaskis country( West Bragg, Station Flats, Big Elbow etc...) has some of the best mountain bike trails in the country, from easy double track, to tight single track and climbs to amazing view points with fun fast descents, there is something for every level of riding. This trip is best suited for beginners or intermediate level riders. This is an open invite to join me to ride, the price is set per person per hour, flexible on the amount of time you want to ride and customized to the trails that meet your level of experience. Minimum of 2 people per trip.
Explore Kananaskis Hiking Adventure51.0482,-115.023Kananaskis Country is a series of Provincial Parks within the Canadian Rocky Mountains and is within an hours drive from Calgary. A hike within Kananaskis offers magnificent views, meadows full of wild flowers, animal sightings, alpine lakes and rugged peaks. It is a favourite spot for locals as it offers spectacular views with fewer crowds. I have hiked within Kananaskis for over 40 years, and I would love to share my knowledge and the history of this amazing area with you. When my wife and I go hiking, Kananaskis is our first choice. Some destinations offer more of a challenge for experienced hikers, while others are great for beginners. Let me know what you are looking for and I can accommodate your needs.
Lions Bay Loop49.4597,-123.236This is a 1.5 to 2 hour hike, with enough time for photo stops and water breaks. The trail has minimal elevation, with mostly wide, flat, open and well groomed trails. There are stairs and bridges to allow you to traverse some of the steeper sections. A few sections are narrow, and slightly steeper, requiring moderate balance and footing. This hike winds through the network of trails below the Lions mountain range. This is a great hike if you are seeking an easy hike, with beautiful views, and minimal sightings of other hikers. It will take you above the Sea to Sky, with sounds of traffic, but many unobstructed views of Howe Sound. You will feel close to civilization, along some gravel roads, over man made bridges and walkways. As the trail cuts away from the highway, you will have the opportunity to enjoy late evening light in the forest canopy, spot a variety of quirky trail features (look for the panda bear), and visit at least one waterfall.
Whistler Ride50.0966,-122.99Ready for an epic day of mountain biking? We're going hard, biking and riding in Whistler until the park closes, or we're too tired to go on! We'll discuss the difficulty level of the trails and find out what you'd like to try when we meet. If there are things that you want to learn or practice, feel free to ask me, we can figure out the best way for you to improve your skills while having an awesome time.
Canoe the Kootenay River (half day)50.6168,-115.791Spend a day experiencing the spectacular views of the Rockies by canoeing down the Kootenay River with us. In our stable and forgiving inflatable canoes, no previous experience is necessary. Our team of experienced guides will instruct you to take your own canoe down the river and coach you along the way to develop and improve your skills in moving water. Learn how to control a canoe around winding bends in the river and stretches of waves. Relax and enjoy the peaceful seclusion of the Kootenay River Valley on flat floating sections, allowing you to take stunning photos. As we paddle our way through fascinating scenery, your guides can share exciting stories about the river and surrounding mountain area. Stop and take a rest at one of the countless remote, private beaches for a snack and maybe even a swim in the glacier-fed​ water if you’re feeling brave.
Custom Alpine Day Hike50.6169,-115.791Nipika is located centrally in the Rockies with endless options for day hiking right at our front door. There are several options to do a guided day hike depending upon your experience level and needs, with all of our alpine hikes you can expect a full, fun-filled day of dramatic views and varying terrain. A few of the trips we offer are to Assiniboine Lake, Marvel Pass, Mitchell Ridge, and Ralph Lakes. Be sure to pack plenty of water and wear proper footwear to accommodate for some steep trails that may have uneven, rocky terrain in some spots, but all that hard work is rewarded when we are leading up to stunning alpine meadows with beautiful wildflowers. Pack a lunch to enjoy at an alpine lake or atop mountains providing panoramic views. Expect a full day approximately 4-8 hours of hiking dependant on the trip.
Backwoods for Beginners (Special)50.776,-114.303Are you looking to take the next step in your camping experiences but not sure how, or where? Backwoods for Beginners is the adventure for you. On this 6 hr jam-packed experience, you will learn all the skills needed to expand your camping trips. Taking you well beyond car camping or front country campsites to the backcountry and a whole new outdoors to explore. The adventure will begin with gear and trip planning at the trailhead of Volcano Ridge trail (Gorge Creek Recreation Area). Overall the hike will cover 4-5 km round trip with multiple stops to practice the skills needed to be confident camping in the backcountry. The trip ends with a debrief and ideas for your next backcountry trip.
Lions Bay Loop49.4597,-123.236This is a 1.5 to 2 hour hike, with enough time for photo stops and water breaks. The trail has minimal elevation, with mostly wide, flat, open and well groomed trails. There are stairs and bridges to allow you to traverse some of the steeper sections. A few sections are narrow, and slightly steeper, requiring moderate balance and footing. This hike winds through the network of trails below the Lions mountain range. This is a great hike if you are seeking an easy hike, with beautiful views, and minimal sightings of other hikers. It will take you above the Sea to Sky, with sounds of traffic, but many unobstructed views of Howe Sound. You will feel close to civilization, along some gravel roads, over man made bridges and walkways. As the trail cuts away from the highway, you will have the opportunity to enjoy late evening light in the forest canopy, spot a variety of quirky trail features (look for the panda bear), and visit at least one waterfall.
Banff Hiking Adventure 51.0817,-114.199A trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains would not be complete without a hike within Banff National Park. Banff National Park is Canada's first National Park and is one of the parks within the "Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks" UNESCO World Heritage Site. A hike in the park offers magnificent views, meadows full of spectacular wildflowers, animal sightings, turquoise lakes and rugged peaks. The Banff and Lake Louise area is in Calgary's backyard. I have explored this area for over 40 years and cannot wait to share some of the hidden gems with you. Some destinations offer more of a challenge for experienced hikers, while others are great for beginners. Let me know what you are looking for and I can accommodate your needs.
Mtn Biking Merlin View/ Long Distance Loop50.9523,-114.562A classic single track mountain bike loop, 15 km, with 1 long, gentle climb and a second shorter, easier climb totaling about 500 m. Nice, swoopy descents. The terrain is suitable for beginner mountain bike ability and above. Splendid views of the Kananaskis foothills. We will ride at the pace of the group. This route can be done around 1 hr 45 minutes at an easy pace.
First Aid and Wild, Autumn, Edible Plants in Calgary51.0641,-114.152Introduce yourself to the Wild places in Calgary. Here, in the natural and protected parks, the wild edible and first aid plants still grow. Learn a few nature tips for insect bites and cuts as well as wild and tasty edibles. When you know where they grow, you can find them when you need them.
Re-wild yourself on this wild food walk in Fish Creek Prov. Park50.9336,-114.085Learn to re-wild yourself, by becoming more intimate with nature's wisdom through the wild edible and medicinal plants. What animal eats them? Can you eat them? How well do you know nature? what is poisonous and what is medicinal? The wildlife has always known, now you can too!
Rocky Mountain Alpine Fishing Adventure Fall Special51.0482,-115.023The Canadian Rocky Mountains offer a dramatic landscape and can be the ultimate challenge for the angler. This trip takes us up to a tranquil glacier fed lake that is surrounded by majestic towering peaks. These high mountain lakes can be a delight to fish as they are teaming with Cutthroat or Brook Trout. The scenery is so spectacular that the fishing is actually the bonus. These are some my favourite fishing destinations. In this area, we have numerous lakes to choose from. I grew up fishing these lakes, and love to fish them to this day. Some destinations offer more of a challenge for experienced anglers, while others are great for beginners. Let me know what you are looking for and I can accommodate your needs.
SPECIAL Powderface Ridge Hike50.912,-114.591This is a family friendly hike in the beautiful Kananaskis Foothills. Ages 8 and up are suitable. Total distance is approximately 6 km. It is a steep hike for the first 1.5 km. We will eventually break out into some beautiful alpine meadows. Duration will vary depending on the pace of the group.
SPECIAL Mtn Biking Merlin View/ Long Distance Loop 50.9523,-114.562A classic single track mountain bike loop, 15 km, with 1 long, gentle climb and a second shorter, easier climb totaling about 500 m. Nice, swoopy descents. The terrain is suitable for beginner mountain bike ability and above. Splendid views of the Kananaskis foothills. We will ride at the pace of the group. This route can be done around 1 hr 45 minutes at an easy pace.
Custom Viewpoint Hike with Professionally Edited Video50.9521,-114.56The foothills of the Rocky Mountains ( Powder Face Ridge, Ha Ling, Kananaskis Lake Circuit etc) have some of the most spectacular hiking in the world! Whether you want to conquer a summit trail and take in an endless view of the surrounding mountains or follow one of the many networks of rivers and bask in the glory of crystal clear water falls. I'll plan the perfect location for your hike, record the adventure and professionally edit a copy of your day. The video is tailored for social media – so you can show off your epic Adventures to friends and family! A link to a sample video: https://www.facebook.com/scottcmactavish/videos/10160699857840088/ Note this hike can be catered for Explorers of all fitness levels and experience. Safety and the right mix of adventure are always my top concern. A minimum of 2 explores for each trip.
Photography & Hiking with Christina51.0874,-114.474If you’re interested in exploring majestic turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, petroglyphs, and fairy chimneys (hoodoos) you are at the right place. If learning the names of the colourful wildflowers in mountain meadows or finding the largest Karst Spring in North America or walking a winding creek trail leading to Hopi pictographs peaks your interest, then I have a selection of incredible hikes that you will fall in love with. Come learn how to hike in the mountains safely while learning the history of the area, edible folklore and best of all, learn tips and pointers with an award-winning photojournalist. Whether you only have a phone camera or an SLR, take advantage of Christina’s 13 years experience for newspapers across Canada or a SAIT photography instructor; to learn composition, lighting and depth of field. Your hiking experience will be an unforgettable trip. Please reach out to me on how I can tailor your adventure to you or arrange for different dates.
Prairie Mountain Introduction to Hiking (SPECIAL) 50.9521,-114.562This hike is located in the Kananaskis foothills and starts in close proximity to Elbow Falls. This trail offers a steady climb through a predominately pine forest. Although, this climb is steep in parts it offers no technical difficulties. No previous hiking experience is required. During our Adventure we will go over the basics of good hiking practice, review map basics and identify some of the dominant peaks in the area. The final few hundred meters of this hike will be in open alpine terrain offering beautiful views of the Kananaskis region. To the East we will get a splendid few of the prairies. Total round trip distance is about 5 km with about 720 m of elevation gain. Budget for about 3 hours hiking time at a leisurely pace with time for lots of breaks.
Early Season XC Skiing at Elk Pass51.0872,-114.48This Adventure is for XC skiers from beginner to advanced ability. We will first make sure that your skis have the proper kick-wax. I will provide the wax and corking if required once we arrive. This terrain is hilly right off the bat but don't fret as you will be taught how to do a very solid herringbone! We will slowly make our way up Elk Pass. We will review good technique and take some videos (optional) in order to enhance your learning. Depending on your ability we can continue on to Tyrwhitt which offers some beautiful alpine meadows. For advanced skiers with energy we can go up to the very scenic Blueberry Hill. We will take breaks as required in order to hydrate and replenish energy levels.
Ride The Cariboo52.1277,-122.146Explore one of the Williams Lake trail networks at your own pace. We can shuttle or go for an epic XC ride. With four large trail networks to choose from, the options are endless. Williams Lake has some of the best single track trails in the country and with over 400 km's of trail to choose from, there is something for you.
Adult Beginner XC Ski Lessons51.0805,-114.098This Adventure is for any adults who wish to learn how to cross country ski. No previous experience required. Group sizes will be no more than 4 people. Cross country skiing is a fun winter sport to learn! I will tailor the lesson to your ability level I can help you select rental equipment if required. Take as many lessons as required until you feel confident enough to get out on your own. Lessons are offered at the Confederation Golf Course in the Calgary NW.
Coffee Meet up and a custom HIKE (copy)51.0916,-115.354Let's meet for a coffee to discuss what hike or Adventure you want to do. I will take into account your goals for the day and decide from there. Coffee and then we hike!
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