Pre-trip planning: Routes, water levels, weather, and permits. 1 or more guides, food, shuttle transportation, equipment including, boats, paddles, dry bags, tents, tarps, kitchen. Not included: Transportation to put-in, sleeping bags, mattress, alcohol.
What’s not included in my trip?
Accommodation before and after your trip. Sleeping bags and sleeping mats. Transportation to the river put-in.
Wildroutes vs other guiding outfits
Wildroutes is a small boutique guiding operation .We specialize in small, private groups of 6 guest per guide.
How safe are the trips?
Safety is the number 1 priority.Guides are certified by (BCROA) British Columbia RIver Outfitters Association and are Professional Canadian River Guides. All guides hold Advanced Wilderness First Aid. River Guides are certified Swiftwater Technicians. with Rescue Canada and the International Rescue Instructors Alliance.
Travelling in the mountains and on the river is not without risk.We will do our very best to mitigate and explain the conditions and risk so we can make proper decisions as a team.Every participant will read and sign a waiver which highlight the risk of travelling in the backcountry, it is crucial everyone understands the waiver and risk involved.
Is Wildroutes a good fit for me?
70% of our clients are returning customers with a strong touring/backcountry experience. We do host and teach new backcountry folks whom have a strong downhill background. Most guest have their own equipment and safety gear, although we can provide touring equipment and safety gear upon request.
How fit do I need to be?
Guest should be comfortable ascending 600m/2000 feet at a moderate rate.Most touring and hiking trips are 4-8hrs and ascend between 1000m-2000m.Good comfortable modern equipment goes a long ways.
Are all the trips private or do you mix and match groups?
We try to only run private groups on our trips and tend to avoid mixing groups.These days it makes the most sense.We do however mix groups of similar interest and abilities upon request, which generally is the start to new friendships and adventure partners.
Should I purchase trip insurance?
YES, we highly recommend trip insurance.Especially in these crazy times!As we are a small company, cancelling a trip can get complicated. Trip planning has already began, cooks have been hired, food bought.Finding a replacement for your trip can be difficult last minute.Most lodges have their own policies which can vary from full refund to none at all so it is important to understand that.Most prices are shared with other group members so prices may vary if a member of your group cannot make it.See our cancellation page for more info.