off piste tours

Hut Based Trekking
Experience a true alpine adventure. Hike in a peaceful wilderness atmosphere, smell the fresh odours of the alpine meadows in early morning, and have the comfort of a cozy mountain hut at night.
Accessing the alpine in the morning, we will spend the rest of the first day discovering the surroundings and sighting the rocky ridges for mountain goats.

The second and or third day, you'll have the choice of exploring the meadows or enjoying an ascent to a high pass and maybe a summit! We are taking care of every aspect of the trip: Food, ground transportation, camping supplies, etc...

Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
Duration: 2 or 3 days
Price: 2 days: $347 pp | 3 days: $547 pp

* Includes: transportation, guide, hiking gear, camping supplies, hut fees.

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Stein in 10 Days
The Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park, A Living Museum of Cultural and Natural History, is a 1060 square kilometers (410 square miles) park.

The Nlaka'pamux people have lived in this area for thousands of years and placed large spiritual and mythological importance on the Stein Valley. From this heritage developed many rock painting sites throughout the lower valley which represent spirit quests and visions of historical events. The entire Stein is protected and leaves a rare, pristine environment to be explore.

This exciting 10 days adventure incorporates trekking through the high alpine, great ridges crossing then, a slowly descent of the Stein River to reach its confluence with the Fraser River. We will be finishing this rewarding trek with a day of whitewater rafting on the great Thompson river. The magic of this trip will surround you for ever!

Date: TBA
Difficulty: Challenging
Duration: 10 days
Price: $1797 per person

*Includes: Professional guide, permits, transportation from and to Whistler, food and group camping supplies.

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Owl to Tenquille Traverse
This gem of a wilderness area located North-East of Whistler has one of the most spectacular backpacking routes of the entire region.

Starting at the South end of the range you will gradually work your way up to a rich alpine meadow, and through untracked wilderness. Map and compass navigation is mandatory. The remainder of this trek takes you across four high passes and past numerous alpine lakes. Though it is not a technical traverse, the main part of this trip has no existing trail and most of the travel is in alpine terrain.

Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
Duration: 5 days
Cost: $897 pp

*Includes: transportation, guide, food and camping supplies.
Heli-drop available

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West Coast Trail


The Pacific Rim National Park, (The West Coast Trail), includes the section of coast southeast of Barkley Sound between the villages of Bamfield and Port Renfrew. This 25,640 hectare strip contains the 75 kilometre (46 mile) historic West Coast Trail constructed for the rescue of shipwrecked mariners.

This trail largely retraces an old telegraph route first established in 1890 and follows a rugged shoreline where approximately 66 ships have met their demise along this stretch of the "Graveyard of the Pacific". The topography ranges from sandy beaches to rocky headlands and wide sandstone ledges. Caves, arches, tidal pools and waterfalls add variety to the shoreline.

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Cable Crossing
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Water Channel Crossing
Tsusiat Falls


The land of the West Coast Trail is temperate coastal rainforest dominated by old growth spruce, hemlock and cedar. Some of the tallest and largest trees in Canada are known to be on or in the vicinity of the West Coast Trail. CMG do provide all equipment to all participants including: tents, sleeping bags, camping mattress, hiking boots, backpacks and cooking gear. CMG also provides all meals on the trail, park permits and trail cost.


The area averages over 3000mm of precipitation per year, a key factor in producing temperate rainforests. During the drier summer months the area is frequently covered in fog. Average temperatures range from 14°C during the summer and 6°C in the winter.
The winter is considered the rainy season, however, it can rain heavily and extensively at any time of the year, including in the middle of the summer.


We will meet in Port Renfrew at 830 am the day of the trip. We will discuss equipment, weather, trail conditions and trip planning. This will be a good time to answer any last minute question you might have.

How to get there?
You will have to take a ferry to Victoria City. Check out for the lattes information. From Victoria City follow Route 14 west to Sooke and onto Port Renfrew. Sooke is the last place to buy last minute items for the trip.

How do we get back to our car?
From Bamfield a shuttle bus takes us back to Port Renfrew using logging roads. It is a bumpy road and takes 3 hours.

Where do we park our cars?
There’s an old man in Port Renfrew that lets you park for 4-8 days on his property.

Where to stay on Vancouver Island?
Lighthouse Pub and Restaurant 250-647-5505
Port Renfrew Hotel 250-647-5541
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All meals from the time we meet in Port Renfrew (Day 1, lunch) to the end of the tour in Pachna Bay (Day 7, lunch) is included in the program price. However, we recommend that you carry around $50.00 per person in cash for personal purchases at the trail head. Also, while on the trail sea food and other treats can be purchase from the native community in specific stages of the trip.

A 25% deposit of the total amount of the cost of the trip at the time of booking is required to secure your space on the program. The remaining 75% is due no later than 60 days before the start of the program. All deposit are refundable less $200.00 Admin fees when cancelled within more than 60 days before the start of the program. No money will be refundable less than 60 days prior to the star of the program.

Not included in the price

- Transportation from and to Port Renfrew
- Parking at the trail head (around $30 per car per week)
- Guaranteed good weather

Included in the price

- All meals breakfast, lunch and dinner from Day 1 to Day 7
- Trail fees
- Ferry across the Nitinat narrows (Halfway point on the trail)
- Camping fees and cooking gear
- Tents and sleeping pads
- Certified guide with local knowledge in guiding and logistics
- Shuttle bus back to the start point

Price - $1649 CAN per person

Our prices reflex a high level of guiding, professionalism and safety in the mountains. It is our commitment to ensure every details of the trip are carefully looked at and making you experience memorable.


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