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Hiking far from crowds between valleys and mountain tops…

Summit Mountain Guides offers daily guided or multi-day hiking and backpacking adventures for beginner to advanced hikers. Explore stunning wilderness areas of British Columbia, Western Canada or elsewhere in the world with us. Choose your program, there is a walk, hike or trek for everyone!

Professional Hiking Guiding

As professionally certified ACMG hiking and interpretive guides, professional educators, ecologists and residents of Nelson BC, we love to share our passion and knowledge with you. We have over two decades of experience hiking and leading trips in the mountains, makes us the guiding and educational specialists for your adventure vacation. In the peaceful wilderness of the Selkirk, Purcell and Rocky mountain ranges, we interpret the stories behind the mountain scenes. Be amazed by the natural wonders while enjoying the knowledge and safety provided by professional guides and educators.

Backcountry Hiking Adventures

At Summit Mountain Guides we thrive on designing hiking programs that meet individual’s goals and interests. We welcome families, staff teams and groups of all ages. Join us for an adventurous hikes, interpretive nature walks, a heli-access hike, a backpacking or design a custom trip. You may spot mountain goats, pikas or perhaps see sign of a bear’s last meal. You may also savor the scent of sub alpine fir or luckily wander upon a forest orchid. Whether you are a novice or experienced hiker, we offer varied yet balanced hiking programs in complete wilderness that meet your needs and walking passion.

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Hiking Courses

Introduction to Backpacking

Develop the backcountry and wilderness …
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Overnight Backpacking Monica Meadows

Mountain Navigation

Mountain navigation for recreational hikers …
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Natural History & Ecology

For budding naturalists or guides …
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Hiking Trips

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guided hikes

Alpine Hiking

For hikers seeking unique backcountry …
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Alps Alturas

Striking views, alpine meadows, dramatic …
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Custom Backpacking Trips

Custom Backpacking Trips

We also offer custom backpacking …
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Drinnon Pass and Gwillim Lake

The trail leads you through …
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Fry Creek Canyon

Wander on a gentle historic …
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Gimli Peak and the Valhalla Guardians

Located in the Valhalla Mountains, …
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Glacier Trekking

Seasoned hikers looking for additional …
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Heli-Access Hikes

Heli-Access Hikes

For those who have limited …
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Hut-to-Hut Backpacking

Backpacking in the alpine terrain …
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Idaho Peak Lookout

This scenic trail is …
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Interpretive hikes

Interpretive Hikes

Perfect for folks interested in …
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Jumbo Pass

Located in the heart of …
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Kokanee Glacier Keyhole

If you are comfortable with …
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Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

A unique protected area with …
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Macbeth Icefield

Your hike to the Macbeth …
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