Sea to Sky Traverse Trek

Trek through the beautiful sea-to-sky backcountry surrounding Squamish and Whistler

Duration 5 days Hiking
Time of Year
Time of year July - October
Total distance 40km
Group Size
Group size 3 - 8 Guests
Difficulty Extreme
Meeting Location
Meeting in Whistler

Trip Highlights

  • Complete a traverse of the beautiful Sea to Sky mountains
  • Hike past 10,000 year old glaciers and ancient volcanoes
  • Scramble to the summit of mountains over 2,000m
  • Trek through alpine meadows bursting with colorful wild flowers
  • Epic sunset views from your tent

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 between Squamish and Whistler.

The Sea to Sky traverse trek takes us deep into the wilderness on off the beaten track. The peaks surrounding this area are covered in glaciers and surrounded by alpine meadows and crystal clear lakes. This is a hikers paradise!

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.

Pricing Per Person

1 - 3 Guests
4+ Guests

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Trip details


Day 1 - 6km, +1,000m

  • Meet at a Whistler location TBD. Briefing and gear check
  • Shuttle to the start of the route and begin our trek
  • Steep hike up to the alpine for our first glimpse of glaciated peaks
  • Set up camp above the treeline in scenic surroundings

Day 2 - 7km, +600m

  • Pack up camp and hike higher into the mountains.
  • Lunch on the summit of a 2,000m peak. Views of ancient volcanoes
  • Continue off-trail through rugged alpine terrain
  • Set up camp at a remote camp site with epic sunset views

Day 3 - 10km, +700m

  • Enjoy a restful morning with a short optional hike to a viewpoint
  • Pack up camp and continue along the traverse
  • Side trip to the toe of a glacier to explore ice caves
  • Navigate through a short but challenging section to reach our stunning camp site
  • Set up camp and watch the sun set over distant snowy peaks

Day 4 - 10km, +700m

  • Pack up camp and hike up to a ridgeline
  • Optional side trip to explore some volcanic peaks
  • Follow a ridge as it undulates through varied terrain, with panoramic views all the way
  • Set up camp on the shores of a crystal clear lake, perfect for swimming

Day 5 - 5km, +100m

  • Lazy morning, soaking in the views
  • Pack up camp for the last time and say goodbye to the alpine
  • Hike back down through the forest to our pickup point
  • Shuttle back to Whistler and debrief, celebrate, high five!

Itinerary Disclaimer
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!


Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included while on the trip.

Breakfasts consist of oatmeal or granola with mixed toppings and dried fruit, tea and coffee. Great for fueling a full day of adventures.

Lunch varies from day to day, but often consists of wraps or sandwiches with different fillings e.g. cheese, dried meat, falafel, hummus, veg, etc.

Dinners are provided by our partner Nomad Nutrition. These super tasty meals are light weight, full of wholesome ingredients, and packed with energy. Exactly what you need after an exciting day in the mountains.

We can cater to any dietary requirements. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements BEFORE your trip.


Tented accommodation (4 nights) is included in the trip price. We use MSR Elixir tents, which are spacious, warm and comfortable. 1, 2, or 3 person options are available.

Please bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping pad (e.g. Thermarest). If you do not have either of these, please select the rental option when booking your trip or contact us to arrange a rental.

Price Includes/Excludes
Price Includes
  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the trip, prepared and cooked by the guide.
  • One experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Tents (price is on a sharing basis)
  • Transport from the meeting location to the trailhead, and back
  • Water purification throughout the trip
  • Stove gas for cooking
  • Emergency equipment (Comprehensive First aid kit, satellite phone etc.)
Price Excludes
  • Tipping for the guide
  • Transport to and from the meeting location (optional)
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • Your personal clothing and equipment. See packing list above
  • Your personal travel/cancellation insurance
  • Any rental equipment, if applicable (e.g. sleeping bags)

Early season (May/June)

Snow sticks around in the mountains well into the summer months. For earlier season trips, expect to be hiking on snow for the majority of the route. Suitable waterproof footwear with good tread is required!

Carrying a pack

This trip requires you to carry a large multi-day backpack with you personal equipment (sleeping bag, clothes, rain gear, etc.) and some shared camping equipment (tent, food, cooking gear, etc.). Previous experience carrying a multi-day backpack is recommended.


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