Upcoming Trips and Courses

  • AST1 for Snowshoers

    Looking to explore the backcountry this winter? Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST1) is an introductory...

    Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
  • Intro to Winter Travel - Snowshoe

    Looking to get into the mountains this winter? This two-day backcountry tour with one night of winter...

    Jan 28 - 29, 2023
  • Wilderness Navigation 1

    Wilderness Navigation 1 is a one-day introduction to using and understanding topographic maps and...

    Feb 4, 2023 (day trip)

Welcome to Hike Vancouver Island!

Welcome to hikevancouverisland.com, the place for all things hiking on Vancouver Island and in the BC Coast Range. From our stunning coastlines to the high alpine, our backyard offers endless hiking opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking to learn the skills needed to travel in these places safely on your own, or if you want us to show the way, we are sure to have a course or a trip for you, all lead by our fun and professional Association of Canadian Mountain Guides certified guides. If you don't see the trip our course you are looking for here, just ask, we have the knowledge and resources to set up the perfect trip for you.

-The Hike Vancouver Island​​/Island Alpine Guides Team

Important - Please Read

All Island Alpine Guides (Hike Vancouver Island) courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers, and hazards, some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by guides and instructors.

To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

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Thank you again for a great trip and adventure. We are all looking forward to another next year!
Jacquie Bourdon, Comox, BC » Augerpoint Traverse
Christine was very professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and caring. Full marks!
Michael, Victoria, BC. » Wilderness Navigation 1
Our trip on the Juan the Fuca was amazing. Our guide was excellent and a great cook. Wonderful!
Angela O. , UK » Juan de Fuca Trail