Trip Dates

mid-June to early October
*available daily on demand


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Group Size

Maximum of 8

Skill Level

Beginner to Advanced

Related Trips

Glacier Hikes
Treks & Traverses
Overnight Alpine Hikes
Interpretive Walks & Hikes

Alpine Hiking

Discover the best trails and treks in the West Kootenays with a hiking guide providing you with exceptional mountain experiences...

Enjoy the hidden hiking gems of the backcountry near Nelson, Kalso and New Denver…

Daily guided hikes allow you to keep your pack light so you can explore for a full day the pristine mountains and discover the stories behind the unique alpine flora and fauna.  Whether staying in a comfortable hotel, cabin or camping, you can easily access day programs or build a multi-day hiking program to suit your interests, experience and adventure!

For hikers seeking unique backcountry hikes, join a certified hiking guide for the day to walk in an alpine meadow, along aesthetic ridges or through the lush forests of the Selkirk, Monashee and Purcell Mountains.  The West Kootenay region provides a diverse array established wilderness trails for beginner walkers to very experienced hikers. 

Enjoy the pristine and rugged mountain scenery on trails in Valhalla Provincial Park, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, Goat Range Provincial Park as well as unique places like MacBeth Icefield, Whitewater Canyon, Jumbo Pass, Idaho Peak, Mt. Gimli and many more!  We offer a number of hikes, each different from one another, see our favorite hiking trails for inspiration.


Some of the trail options include Whitewater Pass in Goat Range Provincial Park, the Keyhole in Kokanee Galcier Provincial Park, Loki Peak in the Purcells, Mulvey Basin the Valhalla Provincial Park. View favorite trails page for more ideas. We will choose an area that best meets your experience and interest.  Contact your guide by phone or email the evening before for meeting location.

  • Meet your guide between 7-8am am at predetermined location, sign waivers and check gear
  • Drive up to hiking trail head, return time based on distance from Nelson or Kaslo.  Programs run between 8-10 hours.


Programs are beginner to advanced.  Guests are responsible to self evaluate their skills as groups need to be matched together based on prior experience and ability.  Please contact us to discuss your background and what kind of tour would suit you best.


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Kootenay weather can vary drastically.  In summer you expect temperatures to be from 8 C to 28C in the day while overnight temperature can drop dramatically in the high alpine, even below zero.  Visibility could be poor or whiteout conditions when raining heavily or snowing or clear on bluebird days.  Ensure you are dressed for all variations as temperatures, wind, precipitation can change within the day. 


Contact your guide by phone or email the evening before for meeting location.

Services Included

  • Pre-trip planning support
  • Fully certified ACMG guide service
  • Group safety equipment (communication device, rescue kit, first aid supplies, GPS, maps)

Not included in price:

  • Lunch, snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Transportation costs
  • Trip cancellation, adventure travel insurance, medical insurance


Where can I purchase personal and safety equipment?

We have some equipment available for rent, contact us.  If you’d like to buy gear consider outdoor stores in Nelson that supply good service and quality outdoor equipment and gear rental, please ensure you rent/buy gear well in advance.

Rivers Oceans and Mountains 354-2056
Valhalla Pure Outfitters 354-1006