For those that want to smell and taste the Canadian backcountry in it’s prime, this 2 day experience was made for you. From emerald tinted waterfalls to snow-capped alpine peaks, you will rise above it all to find that ultimate feeling of freedom.
Lets Get This Show On The Road! In the morning, meet your new adventure friends at our meeting spot in downtown Vancouver and then we do a complete gear check, divide all the food evenly among the group, orientate ourselves with our new adventure playground and get going.
The first section of the trail is easy going through the forest while passing a thundering waterfall. As we continue on into the forest, the second section of the trail becomes steeper and rockier with exposed tree roots leading. Once we arrive at the base of Golden Ears, we will find a good spot to set up camp and power up with a nutritious lunch.
The third and final section of the trial will involve crossing a permanent snowfield to reach the top of Golden Ears. Once at the top we will celebrate our victory together and enjoy the most nature has to offer, 360-degree mountain views.
We will pretending to ski on the snow with our hiking boots back down to camp, cook a warm meal, and count the stars one by one before snuggling up in our tents.
Waking up to views like on Panorama Ridge will make it hard to leave, so lets enjoy it as long as possible with an earthly cup of coffee and breakfast. We will pack up all the camping gear and retrace our steps back to where we started. On the way out of the park we will find a lovely spot to jump in the water and refresh ourselves before the ride back to our drop of spot, downtown Vancouver.
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Why is Golden Ears Provincial Park so special?
Once you lay eyes on the magical mountainous terrain that is so prominent within Golden Ears, you’ll understand why we are here. Think you’ve seen every color of green imaginable? As one of the largest parks in British Columbia, Golden Ears displays lush green vegetation, impressive trees too tall to see their tops, crystal clear emerald waterways, lakes and alpine terrain home to beaver, mountain goats and black beers. Alouette Lake and its forested surroundings were also once the traditional hunting and fishing grounds for the Coast Salish First Nations peoples.
What should I pack?
Layers (no cotton), water bottle/hydration reservoir, maximum of 2 hiking outfits, non-soap toiletries, broken-in summer hiking boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bandana, underwear, active wear socks, rain gear, light jacket or vest, small pillow, cup/bowl/utensils and a camera.
Where will we sleep?
We will be sleeping in tents along the trail in a comfortable group-camping setting. We will teach you how to use our camping equipment like a pro.
Any other details?
Pick-up time is day 1 at 7:00am (eat breakfast beforehand). Drop-off time is at the end the second day. Total distance is approximately 25km. The fitness level required is moderate-high due to terrain conditions. All adventurers will carry their own backpack including; clothing, food, water, camping and cooking equipment. The total elevation gain of the trail is 1500m. There will be steep climbs, hiking on boulders, loose rock as well as snow. We always offer options, but to get the most out of your adventure and for the most rewarding views reaching the top of Golden Ears is recommended.
Tour run by SJEF Camping Adventures. Applicable Canadian taxes (GST – 5%) are NOT included. Price is CAD$345 and was converted to USD$259 via xe.com. The USD price is an approximation — you will be billed in CAD. We recommend you purchase: trip cancellation insurance, extended medical insurance to cover life and health care risks, and personal property insurance to insure your personal belongings against loss.