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WHAT IS HELI-HIKING?

This isn't hiking as you know it. Our heli-accessed, guided hiking program lifts you far from crowded trailheads, directly into the high country.

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Help me choose

Need help choosing which of our three spectacular backcountry destinations to visit? There's no wrong answer, but we can help you narrow it down.

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The land of giants

See what it's like to be among the colossal glaciers of CMH Cariboos, our most northern, far-flung summer destination.

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Full belly, full heart

If knock-your-hiking-boots-off food and drink are kinda your thing, join us for Alpine Appétit this summer. Craft beer, wine & cocktails from featured makers, paired with incredible food and hiking.

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ZILLMER CANYON VIA FERRATA

Scale a waterfall

Follow the path of an ancient slot canyon route carved by an immense, glacier-fed waterfall. Securely clipped into your harness, your guide will lead the way as you venture into the canyon, before emerging above to spectacular views. The Zillmer Canyon Via Ferrata is like nothing else you've ever experienced.

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We operate in the traditional territories of the Ktunaxa, Secwepmec, Syilx and Stoney Nakoda Nations

Guided Mountain Adventures

Led by professional guides accredited by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA), CMH’s outdoor adventure trips are designed for any ability. With over 700,000 acres to explore, our trips are guaranteed to fit a wide variety of adventure styles.

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High-alpine hiking in the European tradition

Your all-access pass to classic mountain adventure starts here. Lift off to the deep bliss of British Columbia’s towering peaks and pristine wilderness, with heli-access that puts you right in the heart of it all.

Learning about the Conrad Glacier
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Hike among primeval glaciers, legendary mountain ranges and alpine ecosystems teeming with wildflowers.

Jumping over wildflowers

Every day promises spectacular experiences for any age, ability or adventure style. Wherever inspiration takes you, our guides will craft the perfect daily itinerary and provide all the gear you need.

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Fly back to the lodge for tea, drinks, appies, hot tub time and a gourmet dinner. Soak in all the amenities of CMH mountain lodging. Climbing walls, massage services, hot tubs and more are here to welcome you.

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Experience pure comfort in the middle of nowhere. Rest and recharge then rejoin the path less travelled when tomorrow’s adventure starts all over again.

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Unplugged family getaways you’ll cherish

Give your family the best summer ever. Watch their spirits soar as you heli into unforgettable family-friendly adventures. You’ve never experienced a summer vacation quite like this.

Kids playing in wildflowers

From meadow hikes and glacier viewing to wildflowers and waterfalls, you’ll venture where few others have ever been – all guided at a family pace with plenty of time to rest, relax and take in some of the finest scenery in the world. For tall and small alike, the mountains are calling. Compare hiking styles ›

Meet CMH’s youngest alpinist
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Fill your CMH stay with memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime, full of postcard-perfect pictures and smiles as big as the adventures.

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After a day of exploring, discovering and learning, you’ll heli back to your lodge for a gourmet dinner served family-style. Fussy eaters rejoice – our heads chefs are masters at catering to kids.

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Play games, enjoy music, hear campfire tales and more, all from the comforts of our high-alpine lodges, then drift off to dream about where tomorrow’s adventures will take you. There’s no telling how high you’ll fly.

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Laidback nature escapes at your leisure

You don’t need to conquer the mountains to enjoy them to the fullest. CMH has designed a relaxed, heli-assisted alpine experience that’s perfectly within your comfort zone and far beyond anything you’ve imagined. Learn more about Heli-Hiking ›

Mountain wildflowers in bloom

Stroll along mountaintops at a leisurely pace. Picnic at the base of a glacier in a meadow bursting with colours. Connect with family, friends and nature the way few people get to experience it.

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Our knowledgeable, helpful guides will ensure your days are filled with the ideal itinerary of mountain recreation – just the way you want it.

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After a half-day or full-day excursion, fly back to your lodge for tea, snacks, casually-gourmet cuisine and well-stocked wine cellars. Relax in our comfortable lodges. Take in the views over cocktails and appetizers on the deck. Enjoy a massage, hot tub time, games, fireside storytelling and more.

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Your high-country haven is fully equipped with inspired spaces and luxurious comforts to let you recharge, renew and reconnect. Service, serenity and a great night’s sleep – CMH style.

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Exhilarating mountain experiences

For those who want to amp-up the excitement, CMH has the ticket. Our professionally guided thrill-filled adventures can have you climbing via ferrata next to pounding waterfalls, traversing zip-lines over canyons and navigating sky-high cable bridges.

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Safe, accessible and entirely unforgettable, CMH’s excursions are designed for your ability and to satiate your thirst for adventure. Compare hiking styles ›

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Exhilaration by day, relaxation by night. Unwind after a day spent chasing mountains and glaciers, and enjoy alpine accommodations paired with signature CMH hospitality.

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Cocktails, a gourmet meal, inviting hot tubs and WiFi for posting one-of-a-kind summit shots are all here to celebrate your sky-scraping achievements.

Unparalleled mountain lodges

Our iconic mountain lodges are your headquarters for CMH outdoor adventure vacations. Each is uniquely positioned to provide exclusive daily heli-access to remote locations. Choose a destination to learn more.

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Discover the legendary CMH original.

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Escape to the rugged and remote high country.

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Experience the ultimate alpine playground.

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Embark on an alpine odyssey the way you want it. Your ultimate escape can include any combination of guided heli-access hikes, family-friendly adventures, glacier treks, zip-lines and sky-high via ferrata climbing. Whether you’re an easygoing explorer or a seasoned adventure seeker, we know the perfect place.

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Climbing the Conrad Glacier Via Ferrata at CMH Bobbie Burns
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The Best Vacation for Families in British Columbia

At 6,000ft, mom, dad and three kids Jessica, Ethan, and Isaac look relaxed at the summit of Mt. Nimbus. Smiling, they face the camera for a photo as easily as if they were sat in the park at home in Seattle; the only difference being is that they’ve just climbed the longest via ferrata in North America.

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First-time heli-hikers: What you need to know

We want you to enjoy your trip. So whether you want to step-it-out and conquer a peak or amble at a gentle speed, we split groups based on fitness, experience and age. This means you can enjoy a pace that best suits you.

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Climbers on the Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata, CMH Bobbie Burns
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What is a Via Ferrata?

Italian for ‘iron way’, a via ferrata is a series of iron rungs and wire cables that are affixed to a mountainside, providing a secure climbable route for those with little to no experience. It allows a person to navigate their way through otherwise impassable terrain...

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CMH Cocktails You Can Make at Home

Let’s be honest, we all enjoy a good cocktail. At après hour, after an inspiring day in the mountains and reflecting on the experience, few things taste sweeter than a well-mixed, well-crafted adult beverage.

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A Heli-Hiking Adventure in B.C.'s Bugaboos

The whirring of the helicopter’s blades directly overhead sent vibrations into the rocky track we were crouched on, as our group heli-huddled together to stave off the wind gust. The thumping noise got louder and the force of the wind stronger, and just when it felt like we were all about to be bowled over the strength of the wind subsided.

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3-night / 4-day trips starting at

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Start Here Price per person based on double-occupancy. Incl. lodging, daily heli access, meals & transportation. Ask about our child rates.

Three awe-inspiring locations

Our three relaxed, inviting lodges provide the ultimate home base for summer fun and exploration. Each lodge is staffed with a dedicated team of guides, hosts and culinary talent, and features a full range of resort-style offerings from hot tubs and fitness areas to massage services and more.

Fully equipped with modern amenities, our three relaxed yet refined lodges provide the ultimate home base for summer fun and exploration. Each lodge is staffed with a dedicated team of guides, hosts and culinary talent, and features a variety of inspired offerings to enhance your experience.

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ASK YOURSELF:

“WHICH CMH SUMMER ADVENTURE IS RIGHT FOR ME?”

You can't go wrong choosing any of our three summer destinations – honestly – the benefit of heli-hiking is that it's flexible and can accommodate a wide variety of adventurers. From families, couples, friends and solo travellers, each destination offers something for everyone – yes, that includes you.

So, then, how to choose? If you're undecided, let's narrow down each destination by honing in on some of the highlights. What would you most enjoy?

CMH Cariboos

CMH CARIBOOS
ESCAPE TO A LAND OF GLACIERS

Oh, to be the only few people within several hundred kilometres is a distinct feeling. Harness the ultimate sense of space as you amble deep in the middle of nowhere.

Choose this location if you enjoy:

  • Scenery on a grandiose scale
  • A destination well off the beaten path
  • Glaciers & waterfalls
  • The option to get your heart racing (Zillmer Canyon Via Ferrata)
  • Evenings watching the sunset on a glacier
  • Different trip lengths – 4, 5, 7, 8, 9-day trips available

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CMH Bobbie Burns

CMH BOBBIE BURNS
YOUR ULTIMATE ALPINE PLAYGROUND

If you like your nature served with a dose of action, then CMH Bobbie Burns is where you need to be this summer. Embark on eye-widening hikes or scale the ‘longest via Ferrata in North America’ – the choice is yours.

Choose this location if you enjoy:

  • Adrenaline sports (Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata, Conrad Glacier Via Ferrata)
  • Elevated hikes such as ridge walks
  • Towering arêtes, dramatic morraines & alpine meadows
  • A swimming pond to cool off in after a day's adventures
  • Specialty trips - Alpine Appétit
  • 4 & 7-day trips available

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CMH Bugaboos

CMH BUGABOOS
HIKE HALLOWED GROUND

This is where it all began – and once you visit, you understand why the world-famous Bugaboo Spires were the catalyst for creating Canadian heli adventures. These ranges have captivated mountaineers for centuries, and some things (thankfully) never change.

Choose this location if you enjoy:

  • Towering granite spires with scenery similar to the Dolomites
  • Hiking in mountaineering history
  • Views of icefields, glacial lakes and panoramic cirques
  • Best rooftop hot tub view in the world
  • Specialty trips - Alpine Trail Running, Photography Workshop, Painting Workshop, Biomimicry Workshop
  • 4 & 7-day trips available

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