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Bookings & Cancellations

Trips with pre-set datesSome trips run on certain dates that are planned by Outdoor Explore. These trips are open for anyone to join (providing they fit the join requirements). Depending on the trip price, you may be required to pay the full amount at the time of the booking. See below for more info...

Travel Insurance

What travel insurance should you have?All trip participants are required to purchase suitable travel insurance for the activity that they are partaking in. Proof of such insurance may be required before the start of the trip. If the participant is not able to provide proof of adequate insurance then...

Work With Us

Join Our TeamWe’re always looking for talented outdoor enthusiasts to join our team and help us achieve our vision. Currently, we’re not hiring for any permanent positions, but if you’d like to work with us in some way, or think you have skills that would benefit our team, please send over a resume ...

About Outdoor Explore

By Explorers, For ExplorersOutdoor Explore is an adventure company like no other. We provide trekking vacations and wilderness adventures built around a vision to escape normal life and immerse ourselves in the natural world in the most ethical and sustainable way possible.We started Outdoor Explore...

Sustainable Adventures

Sustainable AdventuresIt's a beautiful world, and we intend to keep it that way.We have designed our trips to share some of the most naturally beautiful places on the planet. They are remote and rugged, wild and wondrous. It is important to respect these areas and preserve them for future generation...

Hire a Guide

Do you already have an idea where you’d like to go, or what you’d like to do, but aren’t quite sure of how to proceed?Maybe you just need a hand planning or executing a trip for your colleagues or friends?Sometimes you just need another competent mind to help you pull the idea off smoothly, someone ...

Terms & Conditions

Terms & ConditionsOVERVIEWThis website or application is operated by Outdoor Explore. Throughout the site, the terms "we", "us" and "our" refer to Outdoor Explore. Within these terms of service, the term "site" refers to a website or application operated by Outdoor Explore. Outdoor Explore offer...

Privacy Policy

Privacy PolicySECTION 1 - WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?When you register on any Outdoor Explore websites or applications, we collect and store the personal information you give us such as your name, telephone and email address. Some personal information that you provide is used in our tools a...

Meeting Locations

Below is a list of our most common meeting locations. It may be possible to arrange a different meeting location with your guide. Please contact Outdoor Explore if the following meeting locations do not work for you.Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start/departure time.Lonsdale ...

Hiking in Vancouver

One Step WilderImagine a sea of snow-capped mountains and jagged peaks stretching as far as the horizon. Lush green forest carpets the deep valleys as turquoise rivers crash down from countless glaciers. No cell phone buzzing, no cars honking, just the sound of the breeze, birds, and your boots on t...

Canoeing in British Columbia

One Step WilderIt doesn't get much more Canadian than this! Paddling across a smooth, glassy lake among steep mountains and lush forest. Just you and your friends surrounded by endless wilderness. Nothing but the sound of your paddle in the water and a Loon's call in the distance. Hungry? Let's rela...

Whistler Mountains

The Whistler mountains provide incredible mountain hiking with breathtaking scenery and exciting trails to explore. Whistler mountain hikes offer easy access to wilderness, allowing you to escape the city and enjoy the Whistler mountains and their surrounding glaciers, snowy peaks and deep valleys. ...

HIking in Whistler

There's no doubt, hiking in Whistler is one of the top things to do when you're in British Columbia. Whistler hikes allow you to access stunning mountain views with relative ease. There's no shortage of trails to choose from to ensure everyone can enjoy a Whistler hiking adventure. From casual strol...

Backpacking in Whistler

So, you want to backpacking in Whistler? Great decision! Whistler has some of the best backpacking trails in British Columbia, and even Canada. This mountain paradise is full of great multi-day hiking routes and epic camping spots deep in the wilderness.. Backpacking in Whistler has been a popular a...

Whistler Hiking Guide

It is always a smart decision to hire a knowledgeable guide before heading into unfamiliar mountains. An Outdoor Explore Whistler hiking guide is highly skilled and has extensive knowledge of the Whistler mountains. Our Whistler guides are available to lead hikes and backpacking adventures into the ...

Whistler Trekking

One Step WilderImagine a sea of snow-capped mountains and jagged peaks stretching as far as the horizon. Lush green forest carpets the deep valleys as turquoise rivers crash down from countless glaciers. No cell phone buzzing, no cars honking, just the sound of the breeze, birds, and your boots on t...

Squamish Mountains

An adventure into the Squamish mountains is an unforgettable experience. There's a reason people call Squamish the 'adventure capital of Canada', because there are infinite possibilities for adventures in Squamish. The Squamish mountains are covered in extensive hiking trails, making it the perfect ...

Trekking in Squamish

One Step WilderImagine a sea of snow-capped mountains and jagged peaks stretching as far as the horizon. Lush green forest carpets the deep valleys as turquoise rivers crash down from countless glaciers. No cell phone buzzing, no cars honking, just the sound of the breeze, birds, and your boots on t...

Adventures in Squamish

So what's your activity? Hiking, climbing, wind surfing, mountain biking, trail running. There's no limit to the adventures in Squamish. Hiking adventures are probably the best way to explore the mountains around Squamish and to connect with nature. If you're new to hiking, there are many easy trail...

Squamish Hiking Guide

The best way to stay safe in the mountains is to hire a knowledgeable guide. An Outdoor Explore Squamish hiking guide can lead you into the beautiful and wild mountains surrounding Squamish. Our Squamish guides are highly skilled and have extensive knowledge of the area. They are available to guide ...

Group Size Disclaimer

Group size minimumsSome trips require a minimum number of guests in order to run. This allows us to keep the cost lower for our guests. Our trips always have small group sizes (usually 8 guests max), which means our guides can focus on all guests involved, while also ensuring a fun group dynamic whe...

Squamish Guided Hikes

Custom built Squamish hiking toursOne Step WilderOutdoor Explore are experts in wilderness adventures, and our Squamish guided hikes offer some of the best wilderness experiences around.During our Squamish guided hikes, you will be surrounded by glaciers, snow capped peaks, crystal clear rivers, tur...

Whistler Guided Hikes

Custom built Whistler hiking toursOne Step WilderOutdoor Explore are experts in wilderness adventures, and our Whistler guided hikes offer some of the best wilderness experiences around.During our Whistler guided hikes, you will be surrounded by glaciers, snow capped peaks, crystal clear rivers, tur...

Vancouver Guided Hikes

Custom built Vancouver hiking toursOne Step WilderOutdoor Explore are experts in wilderness adventures, and our Vancouver guided hikes offer some of the best wilderness experiences around.During our Vancouver guided hikes, you will be surrounded by glaciers, snow capped peaks, crystal clear rivers, ...

Trekking in nepal

Outdoor Explore offers exciting and life changing adventures to the Himalayas, in partnership with Grand Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. Trek to Everest Base Camp, explore religious temples in the ancient capital of Kathmandu, or embark on an exciting Himalayan expedition.The Himalayas a...

Our Programs

Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous JourneySchool and Youth GroupsCorporate and Team BuildingWilderness Skills ProgramsAt Outdoor Explore, we have years of experience working with a number of different organizations and groups including schools, corporations and summer camps. We have developed programs to...

Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to offer Duke of Edinburgh trips until further notice. Please click here to see our available summer 2020 hiking adventures. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you soon!About our B.C. Duke of Edinburgh Pro...

School & Youth Group Programs

About our Outdoor Education ProgramsOutdoor Education is a vital part of a balanced curriculum. It allows youth to connect with their classmates and peers in a new environment, where they must work as a team to overcome new challenges break out of their comfort zone. British Columbia is the perfect ...

Corporate & Team Building Programs

About our Corporate and Team Building ProgramsIt’s difficult to escape the distractions of daily life and to fully focus on building stronger relationships with your colleagues and peers. The mountains and wilderness of British Columbia offer the perfect place to disconnect from the daily grind in a...

Wilderness Skills Programs

Coming Soon!Get in touch to discuss Wilderness Skills Programs.

Waivers And Documents

Trip WaiverAll participants are required to fill in a waiver before their trip. It is important that you thoroughly read the waiver before departure and ensure that you full understand its contents. Download the waiverGear ListsWe've created packing lists for each different type of activity that we ...

Happy New Year!

Make 2020 a year of adventure!Wishing you all a very happy new year, from Outdoor Explore co-founders Drew and John.To help you plan an exciting year filled with adventures, we're offering 15% off ALL bookings placed throughout January. Enter this code during checkout to receive your gift from us: N...

Squamish Rock Climbing

One Step WilderAre you ready to push your vertical limits? Rock climbing is an exciting and challenging activity, fun for the whole family and for guests of all abilities. Never climbed before? Not a problem, our expert rock guides will teach you the basics and help you up your first rock climb in a...

Vancouver Trekking

One Step WilderImagine a sea of snow-capped mountains and jagged peaks stretching as far as the horizon. Lush green forest carpets the deep valleys as turquoise rivers crash down from countless glaciers. No cell phone buzzing, no cars honking, just the sound of the breeze, birds, and your boots on t...

Backcountry Courses

Sea to Sky Backcountry CoursesOne Step WilderSo you're keen to start planning your own backcountry adventures in the West Coast Mountains, but you're not quite sure where to start? Maybe your head is full of questions and concerns about safety, navigation, route planning, what food to take, what gea...

Hot Dates

These trips are filling up fast! Reserve your spot before they go.Use code 'HOTDATE' during booking to get an extra 10% off these trips.Whistler Wilderness Trek (4 days)June 22 - 25, 2020 from $799.00Powell Forest Canoe Circuit (6 days)July 22 - 27, 2020 from $1399.00Wh...

Backcountry to Your Business

From the Backcountry to the Business:Risk Management Theory, Perspective and ToolsThe lenses by which we view risk in a business setting and in the outdoors are dramatically different, but the underlying concepts are the same. In business, it is often the bottom line at stake, while in the backcount...

2020 Summer Hiking Trips

Stunning hikes in Squamish and WhistlerAt Outdoor Explore, it's our mission to offer you a unique and tailored hiking experience in some of the most impressive and beautiful terrain that British Columbia has to offer. Just a short drive North of Vancouver lie the mountain towns of Squamish and Whist...

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