Summer

Heli-hiking in the British Columbia Backcountry


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 starting at $1,976 CAD for 3 nights. Guests can stay for 3, 5, 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.

Breathtaking alpine meadow lodge, BC

On the first day, our will helicopter drop you off at the lodge which will be your home and your base for exploring 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 experience 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.

Summer Season Dates


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

Weather
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.

Terrain

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

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 & 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!