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Guided Backcountry Tours
Skiing, Canoeing and Hiking in the Bowron Lakes, Cariboo Mountains and throughout British Columbia
Schedule and Reservations for 2017
In addition to scheduled trips, we specialize in customizing trips to suit your needs, privacy, group size or travel requirements.
Ask about how we can make your holiday a memorable one.
SKI TOUR - Bowron Lakes. 3, 4, or 5 day
We are COMPLETELY flexible with your winter ski trip departure dates! You set the dates to satisfy your own travel needs, and we'll advise you about how to get the most out of your trip! We recommend Monday or Tuesday departures, from Mid-January until Mid-March. Ask about other special events you can tie your trip to. 3 Day West Side $525/person, 4 Day East Side $675/person. Visit our Winter Trips Page for complete trip descriptions. Price includes customized sleds, Park use permits, 2 guides, and all food.
5 Day Trips, and additional self-propelled, and resort based activities available. Wells has fantastic accomodation and groomed xc trails, Barkerville has deep snow in a historic townsite, Troll Mountain is 20 minutes away with on-hill accomodation and 1700 feet of vertical. Excellent backcountry telemark trails are also here. Contact us for details.
CANOE TOUR - Bowron Lakes 8-day Full-Circuit Trip
Custom Dates available in May, June and September Minimum 6 people
Price: $1,620 Canadian plus GST (5%) - $250 deposit on booking
If we don't have a date to suit you, contact us about alternative departure dates which may be available!
CANOE TOUR -Bowron Lakes 4-day West-Side Trip
Trip Departure dates are flexible, but offerred in May, June and September Only.
Set your own departure date! (Minimum 3 people or equivalent) or ask if we have a trip in the date range you are looking.
Price: Can$850/person,plus GST (5%)
- 2 nights accommodation at Mountain Thyme Getaway and 2 Dinners at the Bear's Paw Cafe(more than a $400 value)
- Park fees, and private, reserved campsites
- Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, carts and related gear
- Tents, cooking supplies, all delicious and homemade meals prepared by your guide daily
- Professional Guides and canoe instruction
- For your safety we carry satellite and radio communication
HIKES(in addition to our multi-day hikes we offer a wide variety of hikes, and driving/walking tours)
Visit our Day Tour Page for details and prices
1861 Pack Trail
- Special 150th Anniversary Hike July 11 to 13 (3-day) $595 per person
- as requested
$475 per person (from Wells)
Day hikes- visit our Day Tour page for prices and details
includes lunch, snacks, return transportation to Wells, or Barkerville, and guide. You bring a water bottle and appropriate clothing. Minimum 3 people.
Having children of our own, We can appreciate the multiplier effect when you start adding the per person cost together for a family grouping. We have a special affinity for children, and a good understanding of their needs and family needs in the outdoors. Our own children have been paddling and dabbling on canoe trips since they were three and five. We know how to make family trips into special trips.
There are advantages and disadvantages to travelling in the company of other children as I am sure you are aware and I will be happy to meet your needs in this regard. Our ski trips in particular, are very popular with young families. I hope that this information will help to set you on the path to Bowron for next year.
With grandparents and three kids (10 - 5) we had some anxieties about doing this but Whitegold made it the trip of a lifetime. We had a wonderful introduction to the Canadian wilderness, we learnt to paddle and returned tired but well rested. Dave's knowledge of the area and its inhabitants is fantastic; his humor and his ability to enthuse children is exceptional. Jake (10) - 'He's quite a dude, and his jokes aren't bad either!' Thanks Dave. We loved it! - Jon and Ruth
Guided Family Canoeing Trip
For an additional charge we can help you to arrange anything else you may need, including personal gear, rain gear, packs, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, transportation from Quesnel to Wells, accommodation and meals in Wells and information on other things to do in the area.
Getting HereWe can arrange pre- and post-trip accommodation in Wells.
Call us at 1 250 994-2345 or toll-free in N. America at 1 866 994-2345 for trip planning, directions, bookings and more information.
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Thanks for your support and encouragement.....Once again I have been able to enjoy a wilderness experience that would not have been possible without your help. - Ethel Gowman (following her second trip with us )
Phone: 1 250 994-2345
Toll-free (N America): 1 866 994-2345
Fax: 1 250 994-2347