Join us on exciting mountain adventures in British Columbia

(dis)Connect, Engage, Experience. This is our mantra at Playwest Mountain Experience. Hiking in the Canadian Rockies, Columbia Mountains and around the Columbia River is an incredible place to do it!
Wild Wetlands

1/2 day hikes

Welsh Lakes

full day hikes


multi day hikes

These are our most popular packages, but we offer many exciting packages!

What They Say About playwest

Andrew BeattieAndrew Beattie
00:32 16 Sep 22
Really appreciated the knowledge and care Chris displayed when we were out with him! The whole experience was top notch. It opened my eyes to how enjoyable backpacking can be. Looking forward to doing another trip down the line.
pat hutchinsonpat hutchinson
00:05 05 Sep 22
Absolutely stunning hike! Scenery was amazing, food delicious, Chris our guide was knowledgeable and safety conscious! Wouldn’t change a thing. Booking another hike next summer with Chris.Get out and see beautiful BC!!
Lauren MooreLauren Moore
18:15 26 Aug 22
I recently spent 4 days in the Purcell’s with some family and Chris and it was an adventure we will remember our whole lives! From the gear check the night before the trip to unpacking on the last day, Chris was nothing but positive, upbeat, professional, and just an overall amazing guy to be around! Chris is incredibly knowledgeable about the mountains and everything that goes into backcountry alpine hikes. Chris was super attentive to our needs and was quick to prevent dehydration and low energy in the group. He made fresh meals and was a huge advocate of locally sourced products, which we loved! Chris always made us feel like we were in good hands. We rented gear from Chris and it was all clean, in amazing shape, and high quality. We will be reaching out to Chris for all our future adventures in BC!
Stewart HunterStewart Hunter
17:57 26 Aug 22
In August we completed a 4 day backpacking trip with Chris, North of Invermere in the Purcell Mountains. It was an incredible experience. Having Chris as our guide allowed us to completely focus on the beauty around us and enjoy the experience. The food was great! Locally sourced, fresh, healthy and filling! (The charcuterie he packed was to die for!) He changed my mind about only using dehydrated meals while backpacking. We rented a tent, sleeping pad and bag from Chris. All of the gear he provided was high quality and in great shape. He was attentive to each group member’s needs throughout the hike and an awesome ambassador of the outdoors, educating us on different flora, fauna and the mountains while we hiked. Overall it was an unforgettable experience thanks to Chris and Playwest.
James O'GormanJames O'Gorman
23:35 29 May 22
Visiting the area, and Canada, for the first time we were keen to get out and explore all the countryside had to offer, learning as much as we could at the same time. Play West, and Chris in particular, provided us with the perfect opportunity to do this and exceeded all of our expectations. Regular and informative communication in advance of our hike became a warm and friendly welcome from Chris on the day. The days it’s was ‘massive’ success, Chris is incredibly knowledgeable and we would highly him and PlayWest to anyone looking for a great active day. Thank you Chris, we had a great time! Mollie and James

Something For Every Season


Winter Adventures

The best paths travelled in life are those not travelled alone

Playwest Mountain Experiences offers all inclusive guided hikes in the Invermere and Columbia Valley area. We explore the Canadian Rockies and surrounding mountains with professionally certified Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) hiking guides, luxury transportation, fresh packed lunches and only book small intimate groups.

Hiking around Invermere and the Columbia Valley is an experience that no one should go without! Our full day guided hikes are an inclusive and intimate way to experience the Columbia and Rocky Mountains. Our professional guides provide a wealth of knowledge on the local natural history, the abundant flora & fauna and might even tell a terrible joke or 2. Why wait?


Join us for an exceptional way to see our beautiful mountains, up close and personal.

Explore The Rocky Mountains

Explore The Rocky Mountains

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Rocky Mountains with Playwest Mountain Experiences. Discover hidden trails, breathtaking vistas, and the serenity of nature in its purest form.

Unforgettable Adventures

Unforgettable Adventures

Prepare for unforgettable adventures with Playwest Mountain Experiences. Whether it's conquering challenging peaks, encountering wildlife up close, or creating cherished memories with loved ones, our experiences are designed to leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Don't Have The Gear?

Don't Have The Gear?

Leave your worries behind and rely on Playwest Mountain Experiences for all your equipment needs. We offer top-quality gear rentals, ensuring you have everything you need for a seamless and enjoyable adventure in the mountains.

Professional Guides

Professional Guides

Trust in the expertise of our professional guides at Playwest Mountain Experiences. With their extensive knowledge of the region, passion for nature, and commitment to safety, they will ensure your journey through the mountains is not only thrilling but also enriched with fascinating insights.