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  BC Hiking Adventures

Some of the best wilderness hiking adventures in British Columbia are in the backcountry surrounding our luxury wilderness resort at Siwash Lake.

Geared for all ages and skill levels, hiking routes at this eco lodge and ranch are very diverse. We offer everything from a steep mountain ascent, to an easygoing stroll on the open range.

Discover Nature as Art while hiking in our backcountry around Siwash Lake


Discover Nature as Art

Head into our backcountry hiking to quiet your mind and invigorate your body. Explore our beautiful landscapes and discover nature as art.

Hiking options with a private guide range from a one hour leisurely grasslands walk to half-day circuits that criss-cross through the rugged rangeland that surrounds Siwash Lake. Gentle, rolling elevations make for a very pleasant level of exertion, while longer distances and duration can provide a great workout for those seeking fitness benefits.

Backcountry hiking beside a wilderness river   Photographic opportunities while hiking at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort   Hike through an old growth forest at this backcountry luxury lodge

Flora & Fauna

The trails wind their way through wild meadows, old-growth forest, and vibrant patches of wildflowers. Backcountry hiking at Siwash Lake explores stark contrasts between blackened areas and verdant islands of refugia untouched by wildfire, as routes weave in and out of burn zones.

You will navigate over rough granite outcroppings that jut through swathes of brilliant pink fireweed, and tunnel through thick copses of succulent aspen saplings.  Emerge from these rich areas of natural regeneration into wetlands and riparian zones that embrace our many  wilderness lakes — areas that are key habitat for many species of birds and animals.

Your  guide will interpret the local flora and fauna and make sure that you are prepared for any wildlife encounters — keeping you safe as well as helping to optimize photographic opportunities.
Routes through wildfire burn areas provide the opportunity to learn about fire ecology, as well as timber harvesting and silviculture practices in British Columbia.




Hiking by waterfalls in the wilds of Siwash Lake   See beautiful swathes of brilliant pink fireweed during a hike at Siwash Lake   Our luxury lodge backcountry hiking program includes a variety of routes

Hikes are Geared for You

More vigorous full day adventures complete with a delicious backpack lunch follow a rim-rock trail to waterfalls, head across country to a high rocky bluff with panoramic views of the plateau, or traverse sandstone cliff banks high above a wilderness river.

For hard-core hikers, we offer a rigorous, private day long expedition into the alpine to hike a 7,000-foot peak in the nearby Marble Mountain range. A steep scree slope up to the summit is not for the faint of heart, however incredible 360 views await on top!

For those who would prefer a less vigorous hiking adventure and mountain ascent, the Gold Rush Canyon helicopter safari includes a stroll through sage-scented desert followed by an easy, yet spectacular alpine ridge walk, complete with appetizers and champagne at cloud level.


Heli-hiking at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort   Take an easygoing stroll through the sage-scented desert while hiking at Siwash Lake   Enjoy an alpine ridge walk during a heli-hiking Gold Rush Canyon adventure at Siwash Lake


Hike to the top of a 7,000 mountain during a stay at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort