Stanley Glacier Hike, Kootenay National Park
An absolute classic of Kootenay National park. You will experience the remnants of a historical burn from 2003 and explore the impressive regrowth of Lodge Pole Pine. We make our way up towards the Stanley Glacier cirque. Dwarfed by the tremendous Stanley guard wall we slowly ascend above tree-line. From here we have options to hunt for fossils dated over 505 million years ago. This magnificent setting is a breathtaking look at a Rockies classic!
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 litre)
*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
*Hat/Toque (It can get cold in the alpine)
What we provide
*Transportation to and from the destination
(Groups must be in the same cohort or from
the same household)
*Lunch from Kootenay Coffee Works (Fresh made sandwich, homemade granola bar, apple, veggie sticks & dip)
Minimum of 4 guests required to book this trip. This trip departs from the Radium Visitor Center. If the minimum is not met additional fees may apply. Privates are available, please contact for details. If this trip is cancelled due to weather and or unsafe conditions 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.