Overnight backpacking hikes for all levels near Nelson

Join ACMG IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide David on a customized backpacking guided hike near Nelson, in British Columbia, Canada!




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified


The wilderness surrounding Nelson is vast and beautiful. Getting to know some of its most remote spots is well worth it, however it does require proper guidance. On this overnight backpacking guided hike near Nelson you will get a chance to experience some stunning Canadian backcountry locations.

Because this excursion is open to all levels, we offer different options. For those looking for an easy hike we can show you around Peninsula Bay or Beatrice Lake, for example. Otherwise, if you are looking for something slightly more challenging, we can arrange the hike to the Kokanee Glacier Chalet and Glory Basin, amongst other possible destinations. Now if what you want is a more advanced excursion, you can pick from Gimli Ridge and Mulvey Basin or maybe a hike around Silverspray. Whichever your level and whichever your choice you will surely enjoy a wonderful experience out in the wilderness!

Keep in mind that although this backpacking trip is open to all levels, you will need a good level of fitness. We will spend long hours hiking, taking in the nature, and carrying packs. Of course, we will give you all the necessary suggestions and tips to make the load lighter. And, you will at all times have a guide to assist you and show the way!

Are you ready for a unique trip in the Canadian backcountry? Then make sure to book your place and join me on this overnight backpacking trip near Nelson!

We also offer 3-day and 4-day backpacking trips in the region!

Price per person

Group of 4
221 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
 INCLUDED: Pre-course planning support; Fully certified IFMGA and/or ACMG Hiking Guide, Alpine Guide or Mountain Guide services; Alternative plan based on current conditions; technical mountain equipment; group kitchen, tarp, cooking supplies; Park permits and Liability Insurance; Emergency response plan; Group safety equipment; NOT INCLUDED: 5% gst tax; dinners & breakfast meals on trip, available for $45/night; hut based add $30/night; personal clothing, overnight equipment, hiking boots ; personal lunch & snacks; travel to meeting location and accommodation prior to field portion trip; transportation costs or heli-drop if applicable; gratuities; trip interruption, cancellation insurance or medical insurance; additional costs incurred if changes made to itinerary due to weather.


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.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point

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!

FROM 221 USD per person

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