"Chris was outstanding! Punctual. Professional. Knowledgeable. Safe. Fun. and MacGyver-like when it comes to blown hiking shoes. Chris took our family to one of the most stunning places we have ever seen .... Jumbo Pass. It is a day our family (dad, mom and three daughters (ages 19/17/15)) will never forget."
Charles & Family
Join us on exciting mountain adventures in British Columbia
Are you looking for a hike in the Invermere area but aren’t sure where to go? New to hiking and want to try out a new experience? Playwest Mountain Experiences offers several easy half day trips. Explore our local Columbia Valley Wetlands or work your way up a local mountain to a stunning overlook of the Columbia River and the local townsites. Or spend the evening watching the sunset while enjoying our signature Swiss Cheese fondue. We have something for everyone and would love to get you started on exploring the Columbia Valley!
Hiking around Invermere and the Columbia Valley is an experience that no one should go without! Playwests Signature Day hikes are home to some of the most iconic hikes in the world! Some of these hiking trails are near Banff and have significantly less people. Playwest fully customizes each trip based on our clients needs. We are blessed with countless trails with awe-inspiring views of glaciers, alpine tarns, meadows chalked full of wildflowers and so much more. Jumbo Pass, Farnham Glacier overlook, Commander Glacier View point are just a few of our favorite locations. Contact us for trip ideas!
Are you looking for the ultimate backcountry experience? Want to learn new skills and sleep under the stars? We have several multi-day trips available. From our Intro to Backpacking level 1 and 2 to our full adventure trips of 2 or more nights. The sky is literally the limit. Fully catered, rental equipment available, transportation, professionally guided and fully customizable. Why wouldn’t you book now?
“I thought I hated hiking. Playwest changed my mind. I always felt bad that I lived in the mountains and never hiked. I was too intimidated! The Mountain Hub Hiking Club changed that. Chris brings a gentle encouragement and confidence that makes the most nervous hiker into a hardened mountain man/woman. The hikes Chris chooses run the spectrum from simple to technical and caters for all skill levels. I highly encourage you explore the beautiful mountains with Playwest! I know I will!”
(dis)Connect, Engage, Experience.
(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! Located in Invermere, BC, just North of the headwaters of the Columbia River and a short scenic drive from Banff, Alberta, Invermere is a fantastic place to set up a base and explore the relatively quiet side of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains.