Build your skills for purposeful hiking…
Develop your confidence in finding your way around mountain terrain with Summit Mountain Guides. We offers instructional hiking courses and skills programs near Nelson, BC and Western Canada. Please view some program options below and contact us for more information on these courses or custom courses.The vibrant communities of Nelson, Kalso and New Denver are home to some of the most wonderful hiking in the BC interior. Its geographical location gives quick access to fantastic trails of the Purcells, Monashees and Selkirks mountains, including Kokanee Glacier, Valhalla and Goat Range Provincial Parks.
Choose from one of our skill focused hiking courses below
Introduction to Backpacking
Develop the backcountry and 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.
Mountain navigation for recreational hikers or mountain leaders interested in streamlining their navigation and trip planing skills. Learn modern skills for effective navigation, leadership and organization hence reducing hazards and increasing terrain understanding.
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.