Hiking & Trekking Courses

Discover your hiking tool kit, hike with with a professional guide and naturalist…

Summit Mountain Guides offers day and multi-day instructional programs near Nelson, BC and Western Canada. The vibrant community of Nelson, Kalso and New Denver is home to some of the most wonderful hiking the BC interior.  Its geographical location gives quick access to fantastic trails of the Purcells, Monashees and Selkirks mountains, including Kokannee Glacier, Valhalla, Goat Range Provincial Parks.

Please contact us for more information or to book for training.  For custom course ideas view the guided backpacking and treking trips.

Introduction to Backpacking

Overnight backpacking guided hikes allow you to enjoy and begin to understand the beauty and unique vistas in the back country.

Develop the wilderness skills need to effectively plan your route, navigate and set up campsites safely and with ecological integrity.  Explore into scenic wilderness areas such as Valhalla, Kokanee Glacier or Goat Provincial Park.

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Navigation in the Mountains

For recreational hikers or leaders interested in travel skills, we offer navigation course that builds your skills in reading the terrain “before” you get lost. 

Learn seasoned guiding tricks for planning your route, reducing hazards and predicting terrain.

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Natural History & Ecology

For budding naturalists or guides interested in upgrading skills, we offer custom programs in nature interpretation for hikers interesting in understanding the ecology. 

You will learn the unique stories behind the biology and ecology linking plant to animal and elevation to critter.  This two day course is experiential based, course content will vary based on season and hike location. 

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