Purcell Mountain Traverse


The path less travelled...

Wander among the giants on this Playwest exclusive adventure!


Thunderwater Lake

Welcome to the ultimate Purcell Mountain adventure! This 4 night 5 day thru hike is one for the books. We travel from 1550m ( 5085’) to 2600m (8530’) above sea level. Epic ridge walks, meadows with millions of alpine flowers, views of glaciers, lakes and so much more. The Purcell Range is a sub-range of the Columbia Mountains, and is flanked by the famous Rocky Mountains to the East and the mighty Selkirks to the West. This secluded area rarely sees visitors and is a true hidden gem. 

  • Pre Trip Planning & Organization
  • Professional Association of Canadian Mountain Guides guide/s
  • All on trail meals (cooked and prepared by the guides)
  • Transportation to and from trailhead to Invermere, BC.
  • Parks permits & fees (Where applicable)

Upon booking Playwest will send you a full and detailed package with all of the trip details. You will get a full itinerary, detailed packing list and a free 6 week training program to get you ready to tackle the trip of a lifetime!

Trip Details

Cost  $1499/person
Difficulty Advanced
Elevation 1550-2600M
Distance 30KM
Location Purcell Mountains
Departs August 2-6

What to bring

Every multi-day trip is a bit different. Figuring out what to pack for a trip like the Purcell Mountain Traverse is a daunting task. Often times people “pack for their fears”…We’ve seen shower caps and volleyball knee pads…seriously. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We will send you a full and detailed list of what to pack with your booking making sure you are comfortable for you trip.

Don’t have the gear you need? Guess what, we do. Playwest has a fully equipped rental fleet ready to help you fill the need. Like we said…we’ve got you covered.

What we provide

*Professional & Charming ACMG Guides
*All cooking stoves, fuel, pots/pans and culinary skills
*All on trail meals (except your daily snacks). We aim to keep you well fed and hydrated. Our confirmation package will have more details regarding dietary needs, allergies and any other food related items.
*Transportation to and from the trailhead from Invermere, BC
*Pre-Trip package with 6 week training program!

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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