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The activity level for this tour is recommended for the “Intermediate hikerand is for someone who wanting an off-the-beaten-path experience. The hiking is off trail on open alpine ridge lines. Expect to contend with the occasional challenging uneven and rocky terrain. If you usually go on a long walk twice a week, and don’t mind a little sweat this adventure is for you!

All of our tours are private which means that our rates are listed on a per person basis.

1 Guest: $2100.00

2 Guests: $1050.00

3 Guests: $700.00

  • Offered: july to october
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Elevation Gain: 100 meters
  • Quality of Trails: alpine/no trail
  • Physical Requirements: good health/physically fit/regular exercise
  • Meeting Location: You will meet your guide at the Atleo Hangar at the Long Beach Airport.
  • Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure to allow time go over a safety briefing with your guide and helicopter pilot.
  • Local wilderness guide
  • Private helicopter
  • Lunch (Dietary needs required)
  • Tea
  • Snacks
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Ahousaht Stewardship Fund Fee
  • Lightweight hiking shoes
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide


“The first European sighting of these ranges was likely Sir Francis Drake. A sighting of land on June 5, 1579 was recorded by his crew aboard the vessel Golden Hind at a latitude of 48 degrees north but not finding safe harbour, they moved on southward. The highest peak of the Vancouver Island Ranges, the Golden Hinde is named for his vessel.

The first European explorer likely to have observed any of the mountains of the Vancouver Island Ranges would have been Captain Juan José Pérez aboard the Spanish frigate Santiago. Although he anchored off Estevan Point, on August 8, 1774 he did not land. Captain James Cook entered Nootka Sound March 29, 1778 and spent about a month refitting his ships Discovery and Resolution. His logs contain the first recorded reference to the mountains of Vancouver Island.”


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