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Welcome to Elite Backpacking

We offer thorough, week-long hikes in scenic Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island. Our feature hike is the Golden Hinde, the highest peak on the Island at 2200m (7218ft) and known for breath-taking views. The suggested season is from July to September to minimize snow while at altitude.

All our guides are professionals with many years of hiking experience and also trained for any difficulties that may arise on the trail. We have you covered for a safe and fun week in the untamed wilderness. You will walk out with memories to last a lifetime and have stories to tell for years to come. Our guides are committed to your trip and will know the latest trail conditions in order to offer you the absolute best experience possible.

We will supply all the equipment* you need to not only summit, but summit with enough energy left to celebrate! We select gear from the best brands based on quality and ease of carrying.

Need a perfect team building experience or simply some time away from civilization? Let us guide you through Vancouver Island’s best kept secrets.

*See the Gear list