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Wapiti Lake

August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

$498.75

Wapiti Lake Trail

4-Day Backpacking Tour in Wapiti Lake Provincial Park 

Tumbler Ridge, BC

Join us as we head into Wapiti Lake for this 4-day backpacking adventure making it to Wapiti Lake. There is a emergency hut at the cabin to keep our gear dry if it decides to rain on us. We will be making one camp along the way to Wapiti Lake and arriving at the lake the following day. We will be heading for a day hike on the third day (weather depending) and making the trek home in one day. 

The trail is approximately 19 km one way and follows the north side of the Wapiti River and the shores of a few smaller lakes. The trail itself is breathtaking, but not a cake walk in the bush. Experience in backpacking is recommended for this trail as the km’s on the trip will be some long ones. The trail is rated moderate to hard. 

 

Included: 

4 – Day guided backpacking tour into Wapiti Lake Provincial Park.

3 Nights sleeping under the stars. 

4 Days mountain-side. 

Bear spray mini course. 

Plant identification. 

Prizes. 

Peak Wyld Co swag. 

Knot tying and survival skills. 

First aid kit, emergency supplies, and a communication device will be carried by guides.

$5 From every booking goes towards the Northern Rockies Trails Society. 

Shared photo album between everyone. 

1-Zoom Meeting for bag checking, questions, safety meeting, and organizing carpool if needed.

What do I pack on a trip like this?

FEE & REFUND POLICY

Fee: $475 + (5%) GST = $498.75

Refund Policy: You will be required to pay a $250 non-refundable deposit to confirm your spot. There will be no refunds on your deposit. You will have until June 1, 2024 to complete your full payment or else spot will be cancelled due to lack of payment. Any bookings after June 1, 2024 payment must be made in full. Any cancellations after June 1, 2024 will receive NO refund. 

How do I pay? Click BOOK NOW at the top of the page!

We accept email transfers. Please send to jocelyn@peakwyldco.ca. 

Want to arrange a credit card payment, please contact us directly at the same email address above and we will get that sent to you! Credit card fees applied.

What if the trip gets cancelled? 

If cancelled due to ‘act of god’, your credit will be moved to a future date.  

GEAR RENTALS AVAILABLE 

LIGHTWEIGHT TENT (2 Person) – $50  

JETBOIL + 1 Canister – $50 

HIKING POLES – $20

BACKPACKING CHAIR – $50

BEAR PROOF DRY BAGS – $50

We share stories on the trail and that is something I will always love about being a guide, learning about your trail partners one KM at a time, which becomes the foundation of friendships. 

Hard work and consistency prevail, every time. Our feet taking us to places most never see. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED TRIP QUESTIONS 

How is the water?

No lack of water on this trip. A 2L bladder and 1 L size water bottles will be enough for carrying. The rivers can come up and turn the river brown and grey from runoff. Always safe to carry a filter when going into the backcountry.

Where do we meet?

Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre – 8:00 AM – August 16, 2024

Do we have fires every night?

It all depends on what the current situation is with wildfires. It’s great to know before you go, when it comes to fire bans. Some areas on the trail we won’t be having fires no matter what the ban’s current situation is.

Is liquor allowed? 

Yes, but not supplied. 

Where do we go to the bathroom?

You’ll be required to create catholes. Catholes should be dug at least 200 feet (60M) from water sources, walking trails, or campsites. Always use the buddy system when adventuring away from camp. Carry bear spray. The rule of the trip is if you go to the bathroom you come back with a stick for the fire. 

How many guides will be there?

Two experienced guides will be present during the trip to provide support and knowledge. An In-Reach Satellite communication device will be carried which provides two-way messaging and contact to helicopter support in the unlikely event an emergency occurs, and a local helicopter company will be aware of our whereabouts for the duration of the trip.

Will you send out a detailed itinerary?

Yes, we will send out a detailed plan of our day-to-day activities. But on a trip like this it is good to know weather can impact what we do in a day. This is the part of working in the mountains, you never know what the day will bring.

What about bears & wildlife?

We follow great bear safety as travelling in a group to start. There are small and big game on the trail. We share the trails with them. Make sure your supplies are in dry bags, we will have the cabin to store our supplies once we get to the lake. It’s hard to store food in certain places so we do our best to stay bear safe. A gun will be carried by guides to provide safety. Food items will be stored away from camp when possible. Bear proof dry bags are available to rent! 

Are dogs allowed?

There are no other dogs allowed on this trip. Only guides are allowed to bring their dogs. 

Is there cell service?

There is no cell service on the trail. If you have a satellite communication device I suggest bringing it. 

Do you have to tip the guides? 

The success of each trip depends on our excellent staff. If you received great service on the trip we always recommend leaving a tip, we don’t have a price range. Whatever you feel is best. Leaving a tip makes our guides feel valued and appreciated. Our tour guides are the reason these trips run and what not better way to thank them from a great trip! 

Communication

Peak Wyld Co carries satellite email systems for use in emergencies. Inreach Garmin. 

Liability Insurance

Peak Wyld Co carries liability insurance, as required by the conditions of the Park Use Permit.

Where can I find the most up-to-date COVID-19 information and travel requirements? 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/home

TRANSPORTATION AND HOTELS

Travel costs to reach the trailhead are the responsibility of the participant. Transportation will not be provided to the trailhead by Peak Wyld Co, but in an initiative to reduce congestion at the trailhead parking area, we will help organize carpooling during our backpack preparation night (zoom meeting). If carpooling with someone I suggest $100 to split the gas! 

Here are a few options for participants who want to fly to the location. 

1. Folks can fly to Fort St. John and obtain ground transportation with Peak Wyld Co from there with travels. Please contact us about this topic if you would like to discuss this option before booking.

HOTELS TO STAY AT IN TUMBLER RIDGE, BC

TREND MOUNTAIN HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

LOCAL AIR BNB AVAILABLE 


Details

Start:
August 16 @ 8:00 am
End:
August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$498.75
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Organizer

Jocelyn McDonald

Venue

Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre