Best of the Canadian Summer Wilderness

  • First rate cuisine and your own cabin by a secluded wilderness river.
  • Hiking in the high alpine, river rafting and boating on a remote lake.
  • Explore the wilderness with professional guides.
  • A scenic day’s drive from Calgary, Vancouver or Banff.

 

Into the high country

A view from one of our summer hikes. Photo by Julius Strauss.During July and August the bears head up into the mountains and we widen our focus.

At this time of year we offer our guests four-night holidays that are designed to give a taste of the BC wilderness.

On at least one of the days we will head into the high alpine.

We use our 4×4 trucks for the ascents and then hike the ridge lines taking in the spectacular views.

 

Bears and other animals

Black Bear Peaking. Photo by Julius Strauss.

We don’t see as many bears in the high summer as in the spring and autumn. We certainly can’t guarantee sightings.

But our summer guests probably have a 50 percent chance of seeing one or more bears during their stay.

You may also see a host of other animals including deer, elk and moose. Sometimes we see a coyote and very occasionally get a fleeting glimpse of wolves wolves or even a large cat.

A summer view on one of our hikesEach of your guides is a trained and experienced guide and, as well as teaching you how to behave around bears, can explain the behaviour and ecology of these iconic animals.

Regardless of how many wildlife sightings we have in the summer, for many this is their favourite season.

The wilderness itself is magnificent and we will show you high mountain glaciers and unforgettable alpine vistas.

A day on a deserted lake

A view of one of the secluded lakes we boat on. Photo by Julius Strauss.

On one of the days during your summer stay we will head out onto a local lake in one of our Zodiac powerboats.

This gives us a chance to take in the scenery or swim from deserted beaches.

We have a choice of lakes within half an hour’s easy drive of the ranch.

 

 

Rafting down a blue-green river

A rafting run on our blue-green river. The river we run is remote and has some peaceful floating sections as well as some Class II rapids.

On another day we will take you rafting down the wilderness river that runs right past the ranch.

This river is one of the most remote and beautiful in British Columbia.

We put in several miles north of the ranch.

Parts of the river are quiet and meandering but there are also sections of rapids which we can run with the more intrepid.

 

 A typical day

Lunch on one of our summer hikes. Photo by Julius Strauss.A typical day will see you waking up in your own cabin to the sound of the fast-flowing river.

We offer early morning tea and coffee in your cabin and then breakfast in the lodge.

After breakfast we head out for the day, returning to the ranch in the late afternoon.

Lunch is a picnic of home-made sandwiches, fruit and cookies that we take along on our day tour.

Dinner may be a sit-down affair where we serve fine freshly-cooked local food and the best of British Columbia’s beer and wine in the main house.

Or, if the weather is sunny, we may barbeque and eat by the river.

Your summer holiday

 

A view from one of our summer hikes. Photo by Julius Strauss.Your summer holiday with us will include:

  • A day-hike into the high alpine.
  • A day’s rafting trip down our beautiful wilderness river.
  • A day out on one of our lakes in our Zodiac powerboat.
  • Meals in the main lodge with occasional barbeques by the river.
  • An optional talk on bear behaviour and ecology. All of your guides are trained bear guides.

Pricing & Availability

A four-night wilderness holiday between mid July and mid August starts at C$995 per person. This price includes all meals, accommodation and guided tours, and is based on double occupancy.