Pemberton Backcountry Trek

Trek through the beautiful sea-to-sky backcountry surrounding Pemberton

5 Days | Grade/Difficulty
D
4
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From CAD $995.00
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Meeting in North Vancouver

Pemberton Backcountry Trek Trip Overview

The Sea to Sky Corridor of British Columbia is known as the recreational capital of Canada. There is a huge amount of hiking potential in the Sea to Sky area, and some of the best multi-day treks are in the Pemberton area, just north of Whistler.

The Pemberton backcountry trek takes us deep into the wilderness surrounding this small mountain town. The peaks surrounding Pemberton are covered in glaciers and surrounded by alpine meadows and crystal clear lakes. This area is a hikers paradise! For more treks near Pemberton, check out our other Sea to Sky Treks.

The route varies depending on the time of year and snow level. There will be opportunities to do day hikes from camp, but the majority of time we will be hiking with all our gear to get deeper into the wilderness for more spectacular views! We have opportunities to climb a few optional peaks along the way, all over 2,000m and involving some scrambling on rock.

Please note: prices shown below are for public trips, meaning other guests may be on the same trip. This trip will only run once 3 or more guests are booked for the selected date.
To book a private trip for 1 or more people, please contact us

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Highlights

  • Complete a traverse of the beautiful Sea to Sky mountains
  • Hike past 10,000 year old glaciers
  • Scramble to the summit of mountains over 2,000m
  • Walk through alpine meadows bursting with colorful wild flowers
  • Camp in beautiful wilderness settings with incredible sunset and sunrise opportunities.
  • Learn the history of the area from knowledgeable guides
  • Comfortable camping with high quality dinners supplied by Nomad Nutrition
  • Dip your toes in glacial fed rivers and lakes
  • Relax in the peace and quiet of nature.

Itinerary

The night before the trip departs, we will meet at a Vancouver location TBD for a pre-trip meeting and gear discussion.

Day Activity
1
~10km hiking
2
10-15km hiking
  • Pack up camp
  • Hike to camp 2
3
10-15km hiking
  • Optional morning scramble for views
  • Pack up camp
  • Hike to camp 3
4
10-15km hiking
  • Pack up camp
  • Hike to camp 4
5
10km hiking
  • Pack up camp
  • Hike out to pick up point
  • Drive to Squamish for dinner (optional)
  • Head back to North Vancouver for drop off


Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee that we will stick to this plan. Weather conditions and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The trip leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

Includes / Excludes

Price Includes

  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the trip, prepared and cooked by the guide.
  • One experienced guide
  • Insurance for the guide
  • Tents (price is on a sharing basis)
  • Transport to and from the trip location
  • Water purification throughout the trip
  • Stove gas for cooking
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)

Price Excludes

  • Tipping for the guide
  • Breakfast on the first day of the trip
  • Dinner on the last day of the trip (we may stop somewhere on the way home)
  • Rental of sleeping bag and Thermarest/sleeping pad, if required
  • Travel to and from the pickup location
  • International air fare to Canada
  • Any visas required to enter Canada
  • Your personal insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. if we stop for coffee on route to the trip.
  • Accommodation before and after the trip.
  • Personal trip equipment e.g. clothing, rucksack.

Accommodation

Camping accomodation is provided while on the trek (4 nights).

Our tents are supplied by MSR and are lightweight and weatherproof. They are very roomy to give you the most comfortable camping experience. We can provide either 1, 2 or 3 man options, depending on the number of people in your group.

Please bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping pad/Thermarest. If you are unable to bring your own, please contact us and we can arrange a rental.

Additional Information

The majority of this trip is off trail, deep in the wilderness (how we like it). The route changes throughout the year depending on the amount of snow, so don’t be surprised if there’s a bit back-and-forth to find the best route. Our guides are well trained in navigation and route finding, and are very knowledgeable about this area.

You will be carrying a pack with your camping equipment, clothing, food, etc. For this reason, you must be comfortable with carrying a moderately heavy load for multiple days. This is mountainous terrain so expect to climb a lot of elevation, and move across loose or rocky ground.

Snow is common well into the summer in the BC mountains. There is a good chance we will be walking on patches of snow well into August. Please bring waterproof hiking boots with good grip to deal with any terrain and conditions.

What our customers say about Outdoor Explore guided adventures
"
While on holiday in Vancouver my husband and I went on the 5 day Powell Forest canoe trip with Outdoor Explore earlier this month. We had little experience with Canadian canoes and it took us a little while to get the hang of things but once we were going it was wonderful paddling across the 4 lakes and the scenery was fantastic. The trip was very well organised, all the equipment and food was arranged for us but we had to bear in mind that everything had to be carried between the lakes so we had to make sure that our personal kit was as light as possible. The portaging was the hardest part of the trip as the boats were heavy and some of the bags were heavy too but thankfully the longest one was only 2.8 km so not too far and we managed between the group to carry everything. Each night we stopped at a camp site on the lake which were all equipped with flattened areas for the tents, composting toilets and some had fire drums. Fortunately there wasn't a fire ban so we could have a fire each night. You really felt you were out in the wilderness when all the food was in a bear-proof barrel tided to a tree at night, all other smelly items had to be put up a tree or up a bear hang. We even had to dig a hole to spit our toothpaste in so that the smell didn't attract bears to the area. It was all very exciting for people who come from the UK where we don't have any bears. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and would do the trip again....
Linda G - UK
"

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