Sea to Sky Traverse

Trek through the rugged and beautiful mountains between Squamish and Whistler

5 Days | Grade/Difficulty
C
4
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From CAD $1100.00
per person
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Meeting in North Vancouver

Sea to Sky Traverse Trip Overview

The Sea to Sky Corridor of British Columbia is known as the recreational capital of Canada. Squamish is renowned for its world class rock climbing and Whistler is regularly voted as the best ski resort in the world. Needless to say, this area is packed with adventure, beautiful scenery and wild landscapes.

This trek links up two of our most popular hiking areas where we run Squamish guided overnight hikes and Whistler guided overnight hikes, in a 5 day traverse of the Sea to Sky mountains. The terrain is very varied, with rocky scrambles, icy glaciers, colorful meadows and crystal clear lakes. There is some scrambling involved over steep ground, and there may be patches of snow depending on the time of year.

We have opportunities to climb a few peaks along the way, all over 2,000m and involving some scrambling on rock. These scrambles aren’t mandatory and you can choose to skip the climb and take some more rest time. All scrambles depend on conditions and the ability of the group.

Please note: prices shown below are for public trips, meaning other guests may be on the same trip. This trip will only run once 2 or more guests are booked for the selected date.
To book a private trip for 1 or more people, please contact us

Highlights

  • Complete a traverse of the beautiful Sea to Sky mountains
  • Hike past ancient volcanoes, some around 4 million years old.
  • Stand on a 10,000 year old glacier
  • Scramble to the summit of a 2,200m mountain
  • 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.

Trip notes

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Itinerary

Day Activity
1
5km hiking, 850m elev. gain, 1,750m max elev.
2
8km hiking, 600m elev. gain, 2,200m max elev.
  • Pack up camp
  • Climb a 2,200m peak
  • Hike to camp 2
3
8km hiking, 250m elev. Gain, 1,900m max elev.
  • Pack up camp
  • Hike to camp 3
4
6-8km hiking, 450m elev. Gain, 2,083m max elev.
  • Pack up camp
  • Climb a 2,083m mountain (optional)
  • Hike to camp 4
5
12km hiking, 0m elev. gain, 1,500m max elev.
  • 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 guide per 6 clients
  • 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
  • Park permits and land use fees
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)
  • Solar charging for electrical devices while on trek.

Price Excludes

  • 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.
  • Tipping for the guide

Accommodation

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

Our tents are supplied by MountainSmith and are lightweight and weatherproof. They are very roomy to give you the most comfortable camping experience. We can provide either 2 or 4 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 distances travelled each day are short (less than 10km each day) because the terrain is rugged and only short sections are on defined trials. 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 more across loose or rocky ground.

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