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Playwest Mountain Experience

(Dis)connect, engage and experience with Playwest Mountain Experience

Playwest Mountain Experience offers fully guided backcountry adventures in the Columbia Valley. Choose from beautiful hikes to glacial lakes, stunning vistas or ridgewalks. Tour with experienced local guides to immerse yourself in the majesty of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. On full-day hikes, enjoy an included lunch. Learn about the history, flaura and fauna of the area while exploring nature.

Options for Everyone 

Whether you are looking for a full-day adventure or a half-day outing, Playwest has the trail for you! Regardless of hiking experience, Playwest can guide everyone over the age of 12. Make sure to speak with an experienced guide to select the trail that’s right for you and your group. Choose from a leisurely walk along the Columbia River Wetlands, an adventurous outing to the Lake of the Hanging Glacier or a stunning ridge walk on Pedley Pass. Take a look at the photo gallery for inspiration! 




Why Hire a Guide?

When hiking with an experienced hiking guide, you can be assured you are in good hands. Local guides can offer interesting and helpful information about the area, as well as ensure guest safety. Playwest Mountain Experience guides are well-versed in the local terrain, safety procedures and best practices in emergency situations. All guides are members of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides to ensure a safe and knowledgable experience. 


About Playwest Mountain Experience

Chris Skinner, lead guide, has nearly 20 years of backcountry experience in the Invermere area. In the winter months, you can find Chris backcountry skiing and planning for summer adventures. 

Visit playwest.ca to book your experience today.