Heli-Assisted Hiking in the Canadian Rockies BC's most Private & Remote Backcountry Lodge

Hike ridgelines, peaks, and glacial lakes right from your
doorstep at the Mallard Mountain Lodge, BC

Summer heli-hiking at the Mallard Mountain Lodge is one of the most fun, adventurous, and inspiring holidays in BC. Our lodge is helicopter access only, guaranteeing solitude, serenity, and private access to one of the most spectacular hiking and trekking areas of the BC Canadian Rockies. The hiking here starts at Lodge elevation of 1,900 meters and works up to 2,520 meters and higher.

We are in the rugged outdoors but with the optional home comforts of an all-inclusive, catered and guided experience. Guests can stay for 3, 4, 7+ nights and we offer daily hiking excursions from the lodge exploring our local lakes, waterfalls, alpine meadows, high alpine trails, high ridges, cols, and glaciers. A sea of wildflowers and intriguing rock formations flow through the 5 valleys and 18,886 acres of our wilderness playground.

Groups of 6 to 8 guests (depending on package) automatically have private use of the lodge and smaller parties can easily reserve the whole lodge for private use.

A woman hiking and facing the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
A photo of the Mallard Mountain Lodge surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Views of the Canadian Rocky landscapes near the Mallard Mountian Lodge.

Breathtaking Rocky mountain lodge in BC

On the first day, our helicopter will drop you off at the lodge which will be your home and your base for exploring hiking trails of the Rocky Mountains during your stay. The lodge’s 1900m, sub-alpine elevation offers a unique opportunity for hikers to get to the goods, fast – the trail begins at your doorstep. We have a range of intermediate to advance hiking and scrambling routes, making us the perfect wilderness lodge hiking and day hike experience in BC for everyone from mixed-ability groups and families to seasoned veterans. How far or how high you go is up to you. Spend all day exploring the peaks and then meander back to the lodge at the end of the day to enjoy good food, wine, and a well-earned rest.

For All Reservations

Pre-Book Hold

If you are interested in a date but need to check your schedule &/or your group before you Book, we will Pre-book Hold the date for you.  There is no obligation to you. Using a Pre-Book Hold avoids the disappointment of coming back later to find the spaces taken.

Flexible Booking

By a combination of the Flexible Booking Terms we provide, and the cancellation insurance we recommend (see details in Information and Documents), we have done our very best to provide you with a reasonable outcome should your circumstances change preventing you from using your reservation.

Guest Registration

Once we have connected with you, and have your dates, package, and guest names, we will send you a Guest Registration email which contains your full itinerary, invoicing, Payment Methods, and everything you will need to put your vacation together.

A man hiking the Canadian Rocky Mountains near the Mallard Mountian Lodge.
Views of the Canadian Rocky landscapes near the Mallard Mountian Lodge.
Helicopter flying above the Canadian Rockies.

Summer Season Dates

Summer 2024: June 23, 2024 – Sept 15, 2024
Summer 2025: June 22, 2025 – Sept 14, 2025

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.

Hiking in BC Photo Galleries

Click the links below for a slideshow selection of misc pictures of guests and terrain.

“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, Wales, U.K.

Group Specials, Custom Packages, and Guide Specials

Any booking of 6 to 8 guests (depending on package) automatically qualifies as a private buy-out of the Lodge.
Smaller groups can also buy-out the Lodge.
See Rates & Dates for Details.
Custom packages available – learn more here.
Specials for guides bringing their own groups – 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!