Hiking in the British Columbia Backcountry

In summer at Mallard Mountain Lodge we offer daily hiking excursions in one of the most spectacular areas of the Canadian Rockies. There are innumerable creeks, lakes, waterfalls, alpine meadows, wildflowers, intriguing rock formations, high ridges, cols, and glaciers to view, reach and enjoy in the mountains and valleys surrounding our wilderness lodge. Most hiking is at Lodge elevation of 1,900 meters and higher up to 2,520 meters.

Summer Season Dates

Summer 2018: June 24, 2018 – Sept 16, 2018
Summer 2019: Jun 23, 2019 – Sept 15, 2019

In an alpine setting like Mallard Mountain Lodge, weather is variable and can change quickly. Normal summer weather would include temperatures ranging from 0 C to +30 C; winds southerly from mild to strong; cloud cover ranging from blue bird days to full cloud cover; precipitation usually just rain, moderate storms. Exceptional weather could include higher or lower temperatures, northerly winds, stronger storms, and a dusting of snow.
Ability Level
​In general, guests should be intermediate to strong hikers. We are in the rugged outdoors and trails are not groomed.

  • Your hiking equipment and clothing needs to be in good condition and suitable for varied terrain and weather conditions.
  • Groups reserving the entire Lodge capacity may be of any ability level, provided they have discussed this with CAC at the time of reservation.


Most hiking is at Lodge elevation of 1,900 meters and higher up to 2,520 meters. View Coordinates & Map.

“Thank you all so much for a wonderful holiday, your warm hospitality, formidable food & breathtaking walks. We have found what must be one of the most beautiful places in the world…”

-JILL, Whales, U.K.

Group Specials & Discounts

Groups of 6+ get exclusive use of the lodge
Book for 7+ nights with a group of 7+ & get a 10% discount (must reserve at the same time).
Custom packages available – learn more here.

Get Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime.

We believe it’s a privilege to take people into the backcountry – and it happens to also be our passion. We’ve got the experience, knowledge & process down so that you can enjoy your vacation. We can’t wait to share our beautiful backyard with you!