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Guided Hiking

Experience the Backcountry at any Skill Level

Join Playwest Mountain Experiences as they guide you to new and exciting places around the Columbia Valley and the Purcell Mountains.

Guided Hiking Trips


Jumbo Pass

Jumbo Pass is a legendary hike with epic views of the Cauldron Glacier, Horseshoe Glacier, Jumbo Mountain, Mt. Karnak, Red Top and so many more. This hike moves through amazing stands of old Douglas Fir, Larch and Spruce. It also travels through incredible meadows stocked with more wildflowers than one could count. A great lunch spot awaits with a wonderful view of the Cauldron Glacier beside the famed Jumbo Cabin. If you have the energy, a little more effort gets you to a full 360* view of the Purcell Range. This is a trip for the books!

Duration: 6-8 hours (Includes transportation & a fresh lunch)

Cost: $109/person +tax

*Min 4 ppl or subject to additional fees. Voucher pick-up in Radium Hot Springs, BC

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Summits & Sunsets

This trip is one for the books! A short drive outside of Invermere takes us high about the Columbia Valley. We will explore one of the old mine shafts from the 1890’s Copper mine. A short walk takes us to the summit of Mt. Swansea where a 240deg. view of the Columbia Valley wetlands awaits. Views of Invermere, Radium and Fairmont can be seen as well as Mt. Brewer, Mt Nelson, Mount Bruce and many more await. While you are taking it all in your guide will begin preparing our Swiss style cheese fondue. What better way to see the valley and a wonderful sunset while snacking on a delicious meal!

Duration: 4 hours (Includes transportation & fondue)

Cost: $65/person +tax

*Min 4 ppl or subject to additional fees. Voucher pick-up in Radium Hot Springs, BC

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Wetlands, Waterfalls, & Wildlife

Explore the headwaters of the Columbia River and its some of its tributaries. We will travel north from Radium to the magical Lower Bugaboo Falls. On the way we will stop at several spots along the Columbia River Wetlands and discuss this ecological wonder. We will also keep a look out for Bighorn Sheep, Black Bears, Deer and many other critters.

Duration: 4 hours (Includes transportation)

Cost: $59/person +tax

*Min 4 ppl or subject to additional fees. Voucher pick-up in Radium Hot Springs, BC


What to Bring

  • Small day backpack
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Early season conditions will be wet and could have snow
  • Water (min 1 Litre)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • An extra warm layer
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Glasses