Hikefest 2016

Sunday September 18

Celebrate all things hiking with free guided hikes, backcountry education and fun, educational family activities.

We've team up with renowned vendors in the hiking industry to offer high quality experiences that will leave you truly inspired and educated. Come explore the beauties of nature and gain new skills under the guidance of experienced guides.

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Open activities (no registration required)
 

11:00am - 4:00pm: Hiking Fair
Various organizations will be present to provide you with valuable hiking and safety information as well as fun kids activities:

Sea to Sky Gondola: Hiking the Sea to Sky Gondola Terrain
Mountain Skills Academy + Adventures: What is Via Ferrata + Who Can Do It
ARC'TERYX: Backcountry Education/Gear + Shoe Demos
Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC: Protecting Backcountry Access
Squamish Search and Rescue Prevention Team: Get Informed + Go Outdoors
The North Face: Hiking Essentials 
WildSafeBC: Information and Tips on Recreating Safely in Wildlife Country

11:00am - The North Face Family Tour on Alpine Alley
Duration: 40-60 minutes
Meeting place: Summit Plaza Trail Map
Rating: Beginner - intermediate

11:00am - General Information tour 
Duration: 40 mins
Meeting place: Summit Plaza Map
Rating: Easy, walking

12:00pm - The North Face Family Tour on Alpine Alley
Duration: 40-60 mins
Meeting place: Summit Plaza Trail Map
Rating: Beginner - Intermediate

12:00pm - 4pm  Live music: Cam Salay
Location: Summit Plaza

1:30pm - 4pm - Pictures with live Eagle and Owl
Location: Summit Plaza

2:00pm - General Information Tour 
Duration: 40 mins
Meeting place: Summit Plaza Map
Rating: Easy,walking

Registration Required

 

9:00am - Sea to Summit Trail hike (must pre-register) Duration: 3-4 hrs
Meeting place: Outside Guest Services/Retail store at base
Rating: Intermediate/Advanced

9:15am - Via Ferrata experience (must pre-register)
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Meeting place: Base of the gondola
Rating: Beginner

10:00am - Al's Habrich Trail: Full Version to pond
Duration: 4 hrs return
Meeting place: Lower Plaza at summit
Rating: Intermediate Advanced
Clinic participants may upload early, between 9:30am and 10:00am to get to their clinic

10:30am - Sparky's Spin
Duration: 1 hr
Meeting place: Lower Plaza at the summit
Rating: Intermediate

11:00am - Via Ferrata experience
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Meeting place: Meet at Summit Plaza, Mountain Skills Academy & Adventure tent
Rating: Beginner

12:00pm - Al's Habrich Trail: Half-version to first view point
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Meeting place: Lower Plaza at the summit
Rating: Intermediate

1:00pm - Via Ferrata experience
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Meeting place: Meet at Summit Plaza, Mountain Skills Academy & Adventure tent
Rating: Beginner

2:00pm - Al's Habrich Trail: Half-version to first view point
Duration: 2.5 hrs
Meeting place: Lower Plaza at the summit
Rating: Intermediate

2:00pm - First Nations Talking Trees Tour
Duration: 1 hr
Meeting place: Lower Plaza at the summit
Rating: Easy

3:00pm - Via Ferrata experience
Dudation: 1.5 hrs
Meeting place: Meet at Summit Plaza, Mountain Skills Academy & Adventure tent
Rating: Beginner

 

3:00pm - Wonderland Lake Loop hike
Duration: 1 hr
Meeting place: Lower Plaza at the summit
Rating: Intermediate

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*For registration, inquiries or cancellations: call 604-892-2551 
~ Access to event is free with purchase of lift ticket or with a valid season pass

 

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