Earl Gray Pass

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This 5 day backpacking trip across the Purcell mountains is not for the faint of heart. The Earl Gray Pass is 60km of hard, rugged trail winding through Toby Creek Valley in the East Kootenays, over Earl Gray Pass, and down through Hammil Creek, concluding in the charming West Kootenay town of Argenta, BC. 

On this remote backcountry hike we are most likely to cross more animals than humans. The hike requires some creative maneuvering and route finding as we pass through magnificent stands of old growth Spruce, Cedar, and Hemlock forests and cross multiple cable cars. This hike also leads us by an abandoned mine, and a historic log cabin that the Governor General of Canada, Earl Gray had built in the early 1900’s.

This hike will leave you with a greater appreciation of the natural beauty, peacefulness, and rich history of the Purcell mountain range, and the spectacular Kootenays. If you are in for a challenge and enjoy completing a bucket list hike that not many other people can say they have before, Earl Gray is the hike for you.

Our guides are ACMG accredited and fully trained in Wilderness First Aid. BCA Tours will assist you in preparations, ensuring you have adequate equipment and will take care of all the logistics involving transportation, camp and park fees.

Sign up as a group or as a single, and get ready for an amazing adventure! You’ll meet new and inspiring people, challenge your body and your mind, and witness true unspoiled wildlife and wilderness. Hiking the Earl Gray Pass is an adventure you will remember for a lifetime!

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  • All Meals Included
  • Professional and Certified Guides
  • Provincial Park Fees
  • Transportation to and from Invermere
  • 5 Days of Guided Hiking
  • Tent Rental