Safety in Callaghan's Backcountry Wilderness

As the prime summer months approach, so too can we expect to see an increase in the volume of visitors to British Columbia's pristine backcountry.  More and more of us are in search of solitude and adventure, and we're entering the backcountry with varying levels of exposure and experience.  Statistics show that each year across Canada there are approximately 5,000 ground Search and Rescue incidents (approx. 1,600 in BC). They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers and skiers to backcountry travellers and boaters.  All outdoor activities are assume-risk sports, and when we take these activities into the backcountry, these risks increase.  Time spent gaining extra knowledge and skills can help reverse the SAR incident trend.  

Callaghan Country is dedicated to raising awareness of backcountry safety and building an informed community of wilderness explorers. There's a lot to take in, but we've mapped out the niche learning curve of backcountry hiking and camping for you...

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New & Noteworthy
NEW Backcountry Skills Clinics with local & established ACMG Guide, Dave Sarkany.  As a longstanding Whistler SAR member, Dave can share locally nuanced wilderness survival wisdom from years of accumulated, field-tested observations.  Don't delay! Contact us at or register online at least 10 days prior to July 6 & 13-14,  More Info >>
2019 Huckleberry Festival Scheduled: Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 22nd, when we will once again welcome hikers of all ages to Journeyman Lodge for a
Escape to a setting where food is found among the paths we walk, experience mountain camaraderie and explore nature at its best.  More Info >>
Early December Snowshoer's Discount at Journeyman Lodge
Deal Alert for avid hikers!!!  Keep those hiking legs moving when the snow falls and book before July 15th to take advantage of our snowshoer's discount.  We'll even throw in complimentary snowshoe rentals for guests making Dec. 15-17th and 22-24th reservations.  
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Conflict Lake Hike Featured Outdoor Vancouver recently posted a new Hiking Guide to Conflict Lake, next to Journeyman Lodge.  A beautiful hike in the gorgeous Callaghan Valley backcountry. In the late summer, the wildflowers are blooming in the sub-alpine meadows, making the entire length of the trail scenic and enjoyable. Check it out >>
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