Start / End location:
Downtown Vancouver, BC
Day 1 at 7:00am
Drop off Time:
Day 3 – End of Day
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.
The total elevation gain of the trail is 610m and the total cumulative gain is 1830m. Day 1 to be the longest most difficult of all three days hiking 14.5km in roughly 9 hours, with breaks. Expect to use chains to traverse and ropes to descend safely along the trail.
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: Vancouver to Magnesia Meadows, 14.5km
Say good-bye to the city, it’s time to meet our new friend – the rugged backyard of Vancouver. In the morning we will pick you up at your Vancouver meeting spot and drive directly to the start of the trail. Here we will chat about detailed orientation of the park and useful trail information.
Walking through multi mountain passes you are given many viewing and photo opportunities of Vancouver and the surround area. Leaving the view of the city behind as we dip over the ridge in between the famous Lions, we immerse ourselves within true adventure and exploration that the BC backcountry has to offer.
The route to the first campground now becomes the most challenging of the three days. Once we arrive at camp you will learn how to use camping gear like an expert and cook a homemade meal. With the comfort of a warm meal in our hands, it’s time to relax and watch the stars come out one by one.
Day 2: Magnesia Meadows to Brunswick Lake, 5.5km
As the sweet smell of mountain air finally brings us out of our tents, we calmly enjoy our fresh brewed coffee and breakfast. Today will be a shorter hike than the previous day, but in the end you will be rewarded with a refreshing swim in an alpine lake.
You will have the option today to summit a few mountain peaks along the way or keep charging ahead to the next campground. We will set up camp with plenty of sunlight; you can either explore the surrounding area or relax with some lightweight reading material. As the sun slowly falls behind the mountains, we settle down for a peaceful nights rest underneath countless stars.
Day 3: Brunswick Lake to Porteau Cove Parking Area, 10km
If you love waterfalls, then this is the moment you have been waiting for.
We will hike beside a breathtaking blue waterfall that connects two lakes together while passing through lush green gully’s full of wildflowers so bright, you will need to put your sunglasses back on. This is one of our favourite spots in BC.
All this nature action will happen after an optional good morning wakeup swim and a warm healthy meal, to prepare us for our decent from mountain terrain to beachside ocean views. After beachcombing, you will be picked up and dropped off in downtown Vancouver.