Planning a Canadian wilderness hike this summer? A boutique wilderness travel company specializing in small group guided trips to remote regions might be your unique ticket.
Planning and executing a Canadian wilderness hike in the back country of the Pacific Northwest requires skill and knowledge. More so if you want to enjoy adventure but avoid roughing it in a tent or lugging a heavy pack.
But watch out! A novice might just find they’ve signed up for a wild tourist trek instead of a trek into the wilds. Your once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure might completely miss all the sweet spots. How do you find the secret place, and unique activities you dream about? These six easy steps will help you have the adventure of your dreams.
1 Does the Canadian Wilderness Hike Company have Strong Local Guiding Knowledge?
These remote locations are protected territory for daring localized explorers. These are the small, boutique-style guides — such as Yoho Adventures team. They have not only dared to journey out to remote territories but also know the nearest local people and species.
For hiking enthusiasts, a back-country hike is an excellent way to gain advanced hiking skill sets. A back-country Canadian wilderness hike also gives balanced comfort, gourmet outdoor dining and customized challenge matched to your fitness level. It is more rewarding and less crowded with tourists. A boutique-style guided hike is the most unique and memorable alternative journey.
2. Do your Canadian Wilderness Hike Guides take a Personal Approach to your Hike?
The Yoho Adventures team – led by Ben and Cristina – brings comfort and quality to back-country wilderness hikers and active travelers.
Step out of one comfort zone and into another with the Yohos. Enjoy a good laugh. Expand your hiking horizons and be guided into breath-taking terrain. Those a just a few of the things you will experience when you travel with this amazing team.
Follow Ben and Cristina through challenging terrain on a Canadian wilderness hike to a hidden alpine paradise. Enjoy the feeling of being one of the exclusive few to set eyes on its remote beauty.
3. Are your Canadian Wilderness Guides also Guided by Strong Core Values?
Of major importance on this Canadian wilderness hike is staying aligned with the core values of Yoho Adventures and allowing people to uniquely experience the pristine wilderness areas of our earth that seldom so few humans have ever seen or will see in a lifetime.
“We are passionate about bringing people to places that no one has hiked before,” Cristina said. “It is impossible for anyone to respect and honor the earth if they don’t ever experience her natural beauty. When you walk away from a trip with Yoho Adventures, you should be forever changed. You cannot think the same about waste or recycling. You have a different view of plants and animals. You respect the purity of water and air. I wish we could let every citizen on earth see it once but then it would not be untouched, would it? Bringing even a few people into the wilds allows us to create ambassadors, and that is a step in the right direction.”
4. Are you Canadian Wilderness Hike Guides Willing to Go Off the Beaten Path?
The Yoho team is passionate about creating adventure trips that explore the real deal. Your Canadian wilderness hike with Yoho is far removed from mainstream BC hiking tours offered by most mainstream companies. When you travel with Yoho, there are no lookalike routes between popular destinations in Western Canada.
“We believe in offering the best guided hiking trips Canada has by creating unique itineraries. These explore remote reaches of the Central Coast Mountains and Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia,” said Ben. “This is an area that is often never viewed because its location is outside the busy routes of the lower mainland and the Canadian Rockies. This is a hidden outdoor paradise for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Honestly, do you feel like waiting in lines and pushing through crowds of people when on holiday? We sure don’t. Why do that when there’s an endless expanse of wilderness waiting to be explored with your guides?”
Accessing this breathtaking uncrowded wilderness means taking a ride on some ultra Canadian travel vessels such as the De Havilland Beaver float planes that whisk you into this world of remote, inspiring natural beauty. From this vantage point you experience views of the best Canadian backcountry and its spectacular terrain.
5. Is your Canadian Wilderness Hike Covered by a 1-to-3 Guide-to-Hiker Ratio?
For those not experienced with being off the grid and far from civilization, opting to join a guided hiking trip for your Canadian wilderness hike is a step in the right direction. It ensures you will receive strong guidance and instruction while expanding your horizons in wilderness travel and backcountry hiking.
In the remote wilderness, you will welcome the supervision and care of your expert wilderness guides. Small group hikes ensure everyone is well looked after, and the different range of hiking speeds within a group is managed so that all group members enjoy a comfortable pace and physical challenge is kept a manageable level for everyone. The guide to hiker ratio is maintained around 1-3 which feels like your being privately guided and every detail is met, allowing you to enjoy each step of the journey.
6. What Other Adventure Opportunities are Available During your Canadian Wilderness Hike?
British Columbia hiking tours range from soft hiking experiences to the more rugged off-trail hiking trips such as the Yoho Adventure’s remote backcountry wilderness alpine hiking trips ranging from 5 – 7 days in the Central Coast Mountains and Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia.
These unique adventure trips combine a few days immersed in a backcountry cabin high in the alpine where the day hiking is incredible. Day hikes include hiking to expansive vistas, nearby glaciers, alpine meadows, ridge lines and mountain summits offering vast expansive views of pure wilderness. Trips also take in non-backcountry travel for a few days to local small communities such as Bella Coola where private tours of the fjords can be booked and native culture explored. Hikers can also arrange to take grizzly bear and wildlife tours here for some of the best wildlife observation in the province.
Life brings many experiences, but few are this unique and memorable. For the Yohos, it’s about stepping into experiences that touch the heart and leave your soul feeling inspired and invigorated. Join this priceless opportunity to journey into the Canadian backcountry. Take a small group guided hiking trip with Yoho Adventures. Experience the wilderness and some of the best hiking terrain in the Pacific Northwest on your Canadian wilderness hike. Expand your horizons beyond the tourist routes with Team Yoho. And enjoy the most unique adventure experience the summer has to offer.
Yoho Adventures guides Canadian wilderness hike experiences in the untouched, pristine terrain of true British Columbia backcountry.
To experience one of our unique Canadian hiking vacations, contact the Yoho Adventures team for details about how you can join us off the trails.
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