The most exquisite and environmental friendly way to travel in Canada is by foot.
Guided hiking trips offer surplus value to your Canadian vacation, no matter if you are a fanatic back-country hiker or a lazy stroller.
When I go hiking, I see the fragile beauty of the glacier lilies in the sub-alpine.
I smell the marijuana like aroma of skunk cabbage along a swampy boardwalk.
I hear the spectacular squeak of the bald eagle and a cry of a loon on a lonely lake.
I feel the wind in my face and the excitement of hiking through 'bear country'.
A certified hiking guide definitely increases the safety of the trip.
All certified guides are First Aid and CPR qualified.
A guide recognizes potentially dangerous settings and therefore, he/she prevents uncomfortable situations such as a bear or moose confrontation, an approaching thunderstorm, or a possible rockslide.
A professional guide knows the area tip to toe, and will be able to share the natural history of the area with you.
He/she will show you the ‘secret’ spots of a specific area, and a guide will try to show you some local wildlife. Realize there are strict federal and provincial guidelines about approaching wildlife.
No need to do detailed homework ahead of your hike.
A hiking guide knows the route and is familiar with the weather forecast, the distance, elevation difference of the trail, and services along the route. You just have to wear the proper outfit and enjoy!
Protection against the elements
Clothing & footwear
Whether you’re up for a lovely day hike or a challenging multi-day trek, you’ve come to the right place. Footprint Nature Explorations focuses mainly on the plentiful hiking opportunities along the Sunshine Coast.
The Sunshine Coast Trail is a 180-kilometer (110 miles) long hiking trail. This well-maintained trail connects patches of old growth forests, offers some of the region’s most astonishing scenery and stretches from Sarah Point to Saltery Bay.
As a tour leader, I’ve guided hundreds of memorable hikes. What I like best about guiding a hike? Sharing my –local- knowledge with participants!
Let me share some facts with you. Many out-of-country visitors are not familiar with bears. Since we usually hike through bear-country, it’s always interesting to learn about these magnificent animals.
Did you know?
A knowledgeable guide will share these and many more interesting facts on a guided hike.
A co-production by Hen de Grood and Tour Guide Canada