Summer Wilderness Adventures

Join us for an unforgettable wilderness adventure

  • Four and five-night holidays perfect for couples, friends or families.
  • Spectacular hiking in the alpine using our off-road vehicles for the ascent.
  • Rafting on a blue-green wilderness river that runs past the ranch.
  • Take a Zodiac powerboat out onto a remote Canadian lake.
  • Learn about bears and a good chance to see a wild bear.
  • Barbeques by the river, evenings around the campfire.
  • A scenic day’s drive from Calgary, Vancouver, Banff or Spokane.

Summer wilderness adventures

In July and August we offer our guests remote wilderness adventures deep in the British Columbia mountains.

During the day we will take you out in the backcountry far from the crowds, at night, after a delicious dinner, you can retreat to your own hand-built luxury cabin next to our blue-green river.

Hiking in the high alpine

On one or more of your days with us we will head into the high alpine.

We use off-road vehicles for the ascent and then walk the high country at 7,000 feet or more, taking in the unforgettable views.

These hikes are suitable for anyone of moderate or greater fitness with basic agility.

Rafting on our blue-green river

We will also take you rafting down the wilderness river that runs right past the ranch.

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

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

Summer is not peak bear-viewing season anywhere in British Columbia, but we are bear specialists and during your stay you will learn about both grizzly and black bears. We will also head out to remote spots that bears favour and you may be lucky enough to view one or more totally wild bears.

Far from the summer crowds

The places we will take you are far from the summer crowds. We use little-known trails and often do not see another person all day.

We may also take you out in our Zodiac powerboat on one of our remote wilderness lakes. You can swim against the backdrop of pristine waterfalls, or lounge on deserted beaches.

One of our days together we may devote to bears – learning about these iconic wilderness animals, and heading to places we may be able to view them.

A typical day

After breakfast we head out for the day. Lunch is a picnic of home-made sandwiches, fruit and cake that we take along with us.

Dinner is usually a sit-down affair where Kristin serves fine freshly-cooked locally-sourced food and the best of British Columbia’s beer and wine in the main house. At least once during your stay we will barbeque by the river and light up a campfire.

Summer Slideshow

What you can expect

  • A day hike in the alpine using our 4×4 vehicles for the climb.
  • A rafting trip down our beautiful wilderness river.
  • A day on one of our remote lakes in a Zodiac.
  • A bear day when you will learn about these iconic animals. You will have a decent chance of seeing a totally wild bear during your stay.
  • Your own riverside cabin, breakfast and dinner in the main lodge, internet access, use of our library of books and DVDs.
  • Experienced and certified bear guides who will introduce you to the natural world.

Pricing & Availability

A four or five-night summer wilderness holiday with us costs $445 per night. This price is in Canadian dollars, per person, and includes all meals, drinks, accommodation and guided tours. We offer reduced prices for larger groups. We will customise our holidays for those who have a particular interest, such as alpine hiking. Our age recommendation for the summer is 10-75, but we may take guests as young as eight who are travelling with older siblings or parents. Contact us for more details or a quote.

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