Risk management is a top priority for us at Island Alpine Guides. All of our guides and instructors are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or the Canadian Avalanche Association. We operate using industry best practices for managing the risks and hazards associated with wilderness adventure activities.
All 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 IAG 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.