1/2 Day Hikes
Our half-day trips offer guests the chance to explore some of the highlights of the Columbia Valley (aka The Rocky Mountain Trench). If you are pressed for time or are new to hiking and want to see what all the hype is about, these 4 hour trips are great. You can explore the Columbia Valley Wetlands, take in panoramic views of the the area from our Lookout Trip high above valley or watch the sun go down on our Summits & Sunsets trip while feasting on a traditional Swiss Fondue. Give us a call or contact us here to book now!
What to bring
*Hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Please no flip flops, sandals or open toed foot wear
*Water (Minimum 1 Litre)
*Extra warm layers
*Camera, don’t forget this
What we provide
*Transportation to and from the destination
*Small snack (Homemade Kootenay Coffee Works granola bar)
Minimum of 4 guests required to book this trip. Groups under 4 guests are subject to additional charges. This trip departs from the Kootenay Coffee Works in Invermere. If this trip is cancelled due to weather and or unsafe conditions by Playwest Mountain Experiences a full refund will be available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire a Guide?
Hiking with a guide can be a great way to see the trails and mountain surroundings. First and foremost, safety is the top priority at Playwest Mountain Experience. From managing wildlife encounters to emergency situations, we have you covered. Hiring a guide also provides you with the wealth of knowledge and information of the surrounding area, wildlife, the abundant wildflowers and the regional history. Often times in the Columbia Valley, many of our trails are located deep in the mountains on various forest service roads; half the battle is just finding the trailhead! Our certified guides know where to go, taking the guess work out for you.