People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
Glacier trekking is a beautiful experience that allows us to explore breathtaking landscapes and mountain summits. It does of course require some preparation and skills. On this 4 day guided glacier trekking tour in Canada you will acquire the necessary techniques to take on a unique adventure!
Options for this trekking experience include exploring the Kokanee or Woodbury Glaciers, discovering the Whitewater or Starbird Pass, going up MacBeth Icefield, Horseshoe Glacier and more. On this tour you will not only explore these stunning locations, but you will also learn skills and techniques necessary for this activity. Learning to use an ice axe and crampons, rope skills and more will be on the agenda! Also, you will get a chance to go on a backpacking trek and choose either a tent based excursion, or hut based trip. If you are interested in a tent based tour, you can choose to visit either Whitewater, Mt. Brennan, or Horseshoe Glaciers, as well as MacBeth Icefield. On the other hand, if you prefer a hut based experience we can go to Kokanee glacier. Whichever you choose, you are bound to enjoy it!
Of course, glacier trekking is not a simple task. However, our tours are open to all levels although you will need a good fitness level! You will at all times have a certified guide at your disposal to show you the ropes and guide you!
Are you ready for a unique adventure in the Canadian Mountains? Then book your place now and join me on this 4 day guided glacier trekking tour!
Would you like something a little more challenging? Then make sure to check out this 8-day guided ascent of Mount Waddington via Bravo Glacier route!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
- Permit and entrance fees
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Pre trip meeting in Nelson
We will meet up at 5pm in Nelson for a trip briefing. After a welcome and introduction we will sign corresponding waivers. Then we will review itinerary and conditions. Finally, we will do a gear and meals check, and cover some packing basics.
Hike in to remote mountain hut or backcountry camp location
We will set off early in the morning from our predetermined trailhead. From there we will have to hike between 3-7 hours, depending on trail difficulty. Finally, once we arrive we will set up our site and after our evening meal we will have an optional training session. Topics we will cover include safety, pacing and walking tips, and navigation skills among others.
Walking on glacial ice
After an early camp breakfast we will have another training session where we will cover ice pick and crampon use, rope management and more. Then we will set off to the summit of our proposed destination. Finally, we will return for an evening meal and an optional skills session.
We will set off for a short morning hike after breakfast. Then we will return to pack up before hiking back for 3-7 hours and return to town.
About the Guide
I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.
The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.
The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!