Golden Ears

From: $345.00 CAD + Taxes

2 Days / 1 Night

For those that want to smell and taste the Canadian backcountry in it’s prime, this 2 day experience was made for you. From emerald tinted waterfalls to snow-capped alpine peaks, you will rise above it all to find that ultimate feeling of freedom.

Why is Golden Ears Provincial Park so special?

Once you lay eyes on the magical mountainous terrain that is so prominent within Golden Ears, you’ll understand why we are here. Think you’ve seen every colour of green imaginable? As one of the largest parks in British Columbia, Golden Ears displays lush green vegetation, impressive trees too tall to see their tops, crystal clear emerald waterways, lakes and alpine terrain home to beaver, mountain goats and black beers. Alouette Lake and its forested surroundings were also once the traditional hunting and fishing grounds for the Coast Salish First Nations peoples.

Highlights of the trip

  • Off the beaten path
  • Lush vegetation and forests
  • Alpine terrain
  • Cross a permanent snowfield
  • Epic 360-degree mountain views
  • Crystal clear emerald creeks
  • A beautiful waterfall

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Next Dates:

August 2 – 3 Fri – Sat (FULLY BOOKED)

SEPTEMBER 18 – 19  Wed – Thu

OCTOBER 5 – 6  Sat – Sun

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Start / End location:
Downtown Vancouver, BC

Pickup Time:
Day 1 at 7:00am

Drop off Time:
Day 2 – End of Day

Trail Length:
Golden Ears Trail, 24km

Elevation Gain:
Golden Ears Trail, 1500m

Fitness Level:
Moderate-High

Although we cater to all fitness levels, this specific tour is for moderate-high fit people due to terrain conditions. All adventurers will carry their own backpack including; clothing, food, water, camping and cooking equipment.

Hiking Difficulty:
Moderate-Difficult

There will be steep climbs, hiking on boulders, loose rock as well as snow. We always offer options, but to get the most out of your adventure and for the most rewarding views reaching the top of Golden Ears is recommended.

Food: All meals will be included for the duration of the adventure, except breakfast on Day 1. It is recommended to eat breakfast before pick-up on Day 1. All meals for the duration of the trip will be distributed at the trailhead.

Accommodation: We will be sleeping in tents along the trail in a comfortable group-camping setting. We will teach you how to use our camping equipment like a pro.

Day 1: Gold Creek Parking Area to Golden Ears, 12km

Lets Get This Show On The Road! In the morning, meet your new adventure friends at our meeting spot in downtown Vancouver and then we do a complete gear check, divide all the food evenly amongst the group, orientate ourselves with our new adventure playground and get going.

 

The first section of the trail is easy going through the forest while passing a thundering waterfall. As we continue on into the forest, the second section of the trail becomes steeper and rockier with exposed tree roots leading. Once we arrive at the base of Golden Ears, we will find a good spot to set up camp and power up with a nutritious lunch.

 

The third and final section of the trial will involve crossing a permanent snowfield to reach the top of Golden Ears. Once at the top we will celebrate our victory together and enjoy the most nature has to offer, 360-degree mountain views.

 

We will pretending to ski on the snow with our hiking boots back down to camp, cook a warm meal, and count the stars one by one before snuggling up in our tents.

 

Day 2: Panorama Ridge to Gold Creek Parking Area, 12km

Waking up to views like on Panorama Ridge will make it hard to leave, so lets enjoy it as long as possible with an earthly cup of coffee and breakfast. We will pack up all the camping gear and retrace our steps back to where we started. On the way out of the park we will find a lovely spot to jump in the water and refresh ourselves before the ride back to our drop of spot, downtown Vancouver.

Golden Ears Packing List

  • Comfortable Transportation (including pick up & drop off)
  • Home-made prepared nutritious meals and snacks to last for the duration of the trip
  • Food Allergies or preferences? We have a questionnaire for you to fill out before you join us
    on your adventure
  • Professional & Fun guides that are looking to share their passion with you
  • Guided hikes
  • Information about wildlife
  • Permits & Camping Fees
  • Tent Rental
  • Practice Leave No Trace ethics
  • First Aid Supplies & Blister Plasters
  • Sunscreen & Bugspray
  • Compressed Toiletpaper
  • Airfares
  • Expenses before and after tour
  • Rental of Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat, Backpack
  • Single Tent Upgrade
  • Gear – we will send you a specific gear list once you’ve chosen your adventure
  • Personal alcohol
  • Applicable Canadian Taxes (GST – 5%)
  • Trip Cancellation/ Extended Medical Insurance
  • We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance as well as extended medical insurance to
    cover life and health care risks
  • Personal property insurance
  • To insure your personal belongings against loss
  • Staff appreciation gratuities

Additional information

Dates

April 5-7, August 14-15, July 28-29, October 4-5, September 11-12

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