Testimonials
I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with Christine’s knowledge and skills as a guide. I will certainly book another trip with IAG and Christine! Chantal, Victoria, BC.

DAY HIKES

Thanks for the wonderful experience! We had a great guide with Derek, and he gave helpful hints when needed. And to me it was an extra bonus that he cooked for us! Simone O., UK

JUAN DE FUCA TRAIL

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

Such an epic women's backcountry skills course this past weekend at Forbidden Plateau in Strathcona Park. Thanks to Meaghan Buisson for being an amazing guide, going above and beyond to help this newbie find her feet on the mountain. I met some amazing people and learned so much. More trips like this please! Sharyn Alexander,

WOMEN'S BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

I absolutely loved the course. The instructor was outstanding. Thanks again and I look forward to taking more courses through you. Roslyn Van der wal,

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

We're all still in the afterglow phase of the trip ... i.e. tired legs and full hearts. I'd like to recognize Graeme's part in our success. Thanks again for helping make the trip a reality. Mike Winstone,

COMOX GLACIER HIKE

Yesterday’s GPS course was so great. I got everything I wanted out of it and more, and our guide Christine was truly a delight. Sarah S.,

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 2

The woman’s backcountry skills trip was by far one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done. As a beginner in backpack camping I was a little nervous, but our guide Sofia made everyone comfortable and confident right away. I can’t thank her enough for sharing her knowledge and love for the outdoors and adventure! I discovered that I was able to push my body further than I ever thought I could. Having an awesome group of ladies and a strong guide made this trip amazing. Ashleigh,

WOMEN'S BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

This course was very informative on navigation and shelter building and starting/maintaining fires, as well as useful tips on who to call in an emergency, how to assess any risks, and necessary steps to help someone if they are injured or missing. Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and engaging! Naia Patterson, Forbidden Plateau

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

I have to say I absolutely loved the Women's Backcountry Skills! It was probably one of the most amazing things I've ever done. It was both mentally and physically challenging and very informative for someone new to this kind of thing. Sofia was a great guide and we really enjoyed her company and appreciated all of her knowledge! We couldn't have asked for a better guide. Jen Wynia,

WOMEN'S BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

Christine was very professional, knowledgeable, empathetic and caring. Full marks! Michael, Victoria, BC.

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

I really enjoyed the Navigation course. Nate was an excellent instructor who was very engaging, knowledgeable and responsive. The course was well paced and just what I was looking for. Can't wait to go out and try my new skills with my newly purchased compass. Thank you! Lisa Booth, Esquimalt, BC

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

The survival course exceeded my expectations. Brianna was brilliant as the instructor and trip guide. Learning was well paced throughout the weekend focussing on navigation, shelter building, fire making and survival techniques. Her scenarios and camp and sunday hiking location choices were well executed and thoughtful. I will recommend this course to friends and family. 5 star rating!! Lisa Booth, Esquimalt, BC

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

My friends and I just completed Wilderness Navigation One with Brianna and it was an awesome day. She was extremely knowledgeable and we are anxious to do another course with this outfit. Highly recommend this company and Brianna to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge base. Sherry M, Comox, BC

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

Brianna is incredibly knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. Great day of learning!! Patricia D, Campbell River, BC

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

The course was great, exactly what I was looking for! Our instructor did a great job explaining maps, compass use, and how to apply them in the field. She was very patient with us when reminding us how to find our position. Our group had quite a few questions, which she had no problem answering! I would definitely recommend this course to others. Ian Scott, Victoria, BC

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

We had a fantastic time. Ken was the best, not only a great guide but a nice person and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed getting to know him. It was a great trip and the best way to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The scenery took our breath away and will forever leave a special mark on our hearts. We appreciate the care you took in organizing everything from beginning to end. It was perfect! We are sad it is over and we have to return to the real world. Tom & Pat, California

AUGERPOINT TRAVERSE

Our instructor was very knowledgable, helpful, and prepared. Money well spent. Vic Marchiel, Courtenay, BC

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 2

Our guide was amazing. He gladly adapted our days to make it enjoyable for everyone. He used his extended experience with ropes to lower us in very steep sections. We all felt very safe under his supervision. Michel Pinault, Victoria, BC

COMOX GLACIER HIKE

We were more than impressed with Jan as our guide! Our heli climbing on Mount Matchlee was a memorable experience! Looking forward to returning sometime in the near future. I'm still enjoying the after-effects of our day! Judith Freed, Vero Beach, Florida

HELI HIKING

It was amazing! We all had a great time thanks in a large part to Lyle. We look forward to our next trip with Island Alpine Guides!! Jennifer Gunning & Family, Victoria, BC.

MOUNT ARROWSMITH DAY HIKE

Mattias was an excellent teacher. He was adaptable and able to keep the course interesting and fun throughout the day. His passion for navigation really shone through and both Robbie and I left feeling inspired to learn more. As well as being clear and organized, he was also very engaging and fun to talk to. All in all, it was an excellent experience- and we would be excited to take more classes in the future, and would strongly recommend them to our friends. Katelyn Kennedy and Robbie Young, Powell River, BC

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

Thank you for leading such a great course today. We really enjoyed ourselves and got a lot out of it. We'd both be very interested in an advanced version to build on these new skills. Silas and Irini Sandham, Nanaimo, BC

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION 1

Thank you again for a great trip and adventure. We are all looking forward to another next year! Jacquie Bourdon, Comox, BC

AUGERPOINT TRAVERSE

Thank you so much for looking after everyone so well — the organization really was fantastic. The confidence and experience you gave us all was incredible. Miranda Jones, Courtenay, BC

COMOX GLACIER HIKE