HVI Updated COVID-19 Practices

Posted on Jun 8, 2022
With the province easing restrictions we are able to simplify our Covid-19 practices.

All participants in HVI trips and courses must read and abide by the following as a condition of participation in our trips and courses:

  • Please do not attend a course or trip if you feel unwell or have had a COVID-19 exposure.
  • We ask that all participants bring along an ample supply of hand sanitizer and practice diligent hand hygiene when on our trips and courses.
  • Masks are optional, but encouraged, whether vaccinated or not, if you are indoors (including inside vehicles or aircraft) with others who are not in your cohabiting group.
  • If you display symptoms within a 14 days after an HVI course or trip, or have a positive COVID-19 test, it is essential that you email to notify us of this development immediately so that we can take appropriate actions.

All participants must understand that they may still contract the COVID-19 virus despite these precautions and that precautions are subject to change in accordance with public health advice.

Welcome to a new site

Posted on Mar 21, 2022
Welcome to Hike Vancouver Island! As the sister site of Island Alpine Guides, we are brought to you by the same great team of professional guides you’ve come to know and trust, but with more focussed content for those of you who are primarily interested in hiking. We aim to be your definitive resource for all things hiking on Vancouver Island, and to help make your next backcountry adventure a reality. 

Over the years, our selection of courses and trips have grown, and our offerings have expanded beyond their original “Island Alpine Guides'' umbrella, which was originally geared towards more technical pursuits. Moving forward, our hiking related trips and backcountry fundamentals courses will have a home of their own. With this new and more focussed site, we aim to feature all the great hiking opportunities our region has to offer, not only in the Island’s alpine, but also on our wonderful coastline and everywhere in between. 

Please have a look around and let us know what you think. We’d love to have your feedback as we work to continually improve our sites to make them more useful to you.

We look forward to seeing you outdoors on the island this summer!

-The Island Alpine Guides/Hike Vancouver Island Team