The Lookout

From $79

Hike high above the Columbia Valley!

Looking for a half day hike with stunning views? This is the trip for you!

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The Lookout is a great trip rewarding guests with spectacular views of the Columbia Valley and the might Purcell Mountains. This trip offers new hikers the opportunity to learn some new movement skills, explore the mountains in a backcountry environment that is safe and learn about the area and all that it has to offer. A gentle climb brings guests to a spectacular overlook while seeing wild flowers, incredible forest stands and glimpses of this hikes previous mining history. All of this in a half-day format. Perfect if you are short on time but still want to adventure!


Trip Details

Duration: Up to 4 Hours
Distance: 6km 
Elevation Gain: 350m
Difficulty: Moderate

What we provide

*Professional Guide
*Small snack (Homemade Kootenay Coffee Works granola bar)
*Loose leaf tea (hot or cold depending on the day) from our friends at TEA.etc
*Safety equipment – First Aid, Bear spray, Emergency Satellite Communication device

What to bring

*Hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Please no flip flops, sandals or open toed foot wear
*Small backpack
*Water (Minimum 1 Litre)
*Extra warm layers
*Camera, don’t forget this

Booking notes

Minimum of 2 guests required to book this trip. Groups under 2 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.

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