Side x Sides & Summits

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“Side by Sides”, Summits & Unforgettable Adventure

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This is the ultimate combination of adventures! We utilize “Side-by- Sides” (SxS) from our friends at Toby Creek Adventures and use their all terrain vehicles to access the high alpine without having to hike for hours to get there. We travel in these fun open air ATVs past hidden waterfalls, historic mines sites and an incredible alpine cabin.

Once at the cabin we start hiking to Paradise Ridge. After a short hike we gain the ridge and enjoy majestic views of the Purcells and the Canadian Rockies in the distance. We make our summit after 2 hours of hiking and enjoy a fresh made lunch supplied by our friends at Kootenay Coffee Works. After lunch is done and all the pics have been taken, we retrace our steps back to the Paradise Basin and make our way down the mountain. Full of summit vibes timeless memories!

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Trip details!

Duration: Up to 6-7 Hours
Distance (hiking): 6km 
Elevation Gain/Loss: 400m
Difficulty: Moderate

What to bring

*Hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Early season hikes may be wet and could even have snow in shaded locations
*Small backpack (large enough to carry all the things)
*Water (Minimum 1.5 Litres)
*Lunches are included in all of our full day trips
*An extra warm layer. It can be cool up high in the mountains and its is nice to have a layer for when we stop for a break or lunch
*Camera, don’t forget this
*Sunscreen
*Hat/Toque (It can get cold in the alpine)
*Buff or bandana for side by side ride.
*Sunglasses

What we provide

*Professional Guide
*Side x Side All Terrain Vehicle & driver
*Lunch from Kootenay Coffee Works (Fresh made sandwich, homemade granola bar, apple, veggie sticks & dip)
*Safety equipment – First Aid, Bear spray, Emergency Satellite Communication device

Booking notes

Minimum of 3 guests required to book this trip. Groups under 3 guests are subject to additional charges. This trip departs from the Toby Creek Adventures. If this trip is cancelled due to weather and or unsafe conditions by Playwest Mountain Experiences, a full refund will be available.

For your ATV/SXS Adventure:

  • Side-by-Sides (SXS) are 4 seater machines
  • All participants are required to sign a Toby Creek Adventures Release of Liability Waiver before their tour – VIEW WAIVER HERE
  • Tour pricing includes minor collision insurance for up to $500 in incidental damages
  • For major damages, we require a signed credit card authorization or a $1200 cash damage deposit
  • Minimum age to be a passenger is 5 years old | Minimum age to drive is 16 years old – a provincial driver’s license is not required
  • Please note we are in the same time zone as Alberta – Mountain Standard Time (MST) / Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
  • All tours depart from Toby Creek Adventures in Panorama BC, a scenic 2 hour drive from Banff, Alberta

Additional Info

Wearing close-toed shoes is mandatory on all of our ATV/SXS tours.
Long pants and a jacket are recommended for higher elevations. We provide complimentary rain suits and boots in wet weather. Goggles and helmets are included in your tour package.

Directions from Banff | A scenic 2 hour drive through Banff & Kootenay National Parks:

  • Take Highway 1 westbound.
  • Take the Highway 93S exit to Radium (Radium Hot Springs) and enjoy the scenic drive.
  • After about an hour and a quarter, you will arrive in Radium – go south at the roundabout (left) and travel 13km on Highway 93/95 to Invermere.
  • At Invermere, you will arrive at a set of traffic lights with a Tim Hortons on your left. Turn right and drive through lower town past Lake Windermere.
  • Just after the lake, you will cross a rail bridge. Take the next right onto Panorama Drive towards Panorama Mountain Resort.
  • Now it’s just 18km to Toby Creek Adventures! Look for our big sign and entrance on the right-hand side of the road 1.5 km before Panorama Mountain Resort.
  • For GPS – please use 2213 Toby Creek Road as your destination.

SUMMITS N SXS Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is 48 hours from your tour departure time. If you need to make any adjustments or cancellations to your booking, please ensure that you contact us prior to the 48 hour cut off. Anything inside of the 48 hours is final payment.

  • All tour times and machines are subject to availability.
  • All prices are in Canadian currency. Tax is not included in the price shown.
  • We reserve the right to alter the daily itinerary or cancel any trip.
  • Credit Card payment is subject to a processing fee.

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