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Photo: Kari Medig, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

Guided Hiking & Backpacking Tours

You book it. We plan it. Simple.

By choosing a trip with Kootenay Backcountry Guides, you are getting the peace of mind that comes with exploring the backcountry with a professional who knows how to keep you safe and show you a good time. We do all the planning and coordinating, so you can maximize your time exploring the West Kootenays. We offer trips for everyone: from families and casual hikers to explorers and adventure seekers!

Choose Your Adventure

Casual Local Tours

Explore the peaks and tastes of nelson

Full Day Excursion Tours

get out of town and deep into the mountains

Multi-Day Backpacking Tours

Catered backpacking experiences

Before You Book

View Waivers

Please ensure you have read and understood the waiver.

Your guide will go over the waivers on the morning of your tour or course, and you will sign in front of them so they can witness. If you are under the age of 19 you will need to have your parent or legal guardian sign for you. 

Booking & Cancelation Policy


Each guest must familiarize themselves with the terms and conditions and the information on our website. By submitting, deposit, or payment, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below:

Fitness Levels

Please ensure you have reviewed our fitness descriptions

Having an appropriate fitness level for joining is critical to mountain safety. Please rate yourself honestly and accurately.