Whether you’re a regular visitor to Canada or it remains unchecked on your bucket list, let us take you way up into the lesser-explored frontier of northern British Columbia to get you in touch with your wild side!
One of the adventure sport capitals of the world, British Columbia really has it all when it comes to outdoor exploration. Participants on this trip will discover the Bella Coola valley and surrounding areas: within one amazing week you’ll pack in the beautiful Great Bear Rainforest, the epic valleys, glaciers & lakes of Tweedsmuir Park and experience the vast Chilcotin Plateau with endless alpine meadows and jagged peaks.
Be among the privileged few to have experienced the trails in these parts, and enjoy abundant wildlife viewing, sweeping vistas of waterfalls, glaciers, river valleys and all kinds of mountains! We will start our trip with beautiful lodge accommodation and multi-course meals before venturing deep into the wilderness to a private lakeside campsite. After a couple of days off-grid we’ll head back into civilization, finishing up at another cozy lodge with all necessary creature comforts on offer.
Ready to unplug and head into the wild? Then Run BC is the trip for you.
PRICING & DETAILS
Sunday, July 12 - Monday, July 20, 2020
Saturday, July 25 - Sunday, August 2, 2020
A $600 deposit secures your spot, and the total cost depends upon signup date:
Standard Pricing (through April 12 or April 25): $3995
Late Pricing (After April 12 or April 25): $4095
Balances due by April 12 (Week 1) or April 25 (Week 2), 2020. Please refer to the FAQs for our cancellation & refund policy.
**The first four nights are spent in a nice lodge with a limited mix of single, queen & twin rooms available. Please indicate your preference when you register, and we will assign rooms in the order of your registration. Those who share a room - either as a couple in a queen room or with a roommate in a twin room - will be given a $120 per person discount code to apply to their balance. If you are a solo traveler who prefers a roommate, we will do our best to place you with one (subject to availability of both a same-sex roommate and a twin room). Everyone else will have a single room for those four nights at the posted trip price.
Pre-trip guidance + communication
Regional flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Bella Coola on arrival day
Regional flight from Anahim Lake to Vancouver (YVR) on departure day
Transportation: 4x4 vehicles and/or passenger vans, fuel, and drivers
Four nights in a newly renovated, modern lodge with comfortable rooms, hot tub and fire pit with mountain views and gourmet multi-course dinners (single and double occupancy available - see pricing for details and indicate your preference when you register. We’ll accommodate everyone in the order that registrations are received)
Two nights camping in rustic wilderness cabins or tents at established lakefront campsite deep in the mountains. Freshly cooked meals, canoeing, swimming and mountain views all around (shared accommodation; cabin and tent assignments are at the discretion of the guides so please ensure that you are adaptable in this regard)
Two nights in classic, cozy Canadiana-style cabins, each with their very own wood burning stove! Communal lodge building with bar, restaurant and deck overlooking Nimpo Lake (double-occupancy rooms)
All camping gear except sleeping bag and pillow
Eight unique organized & guided runs
Raft trip with experienced wildlife guides
Canoes to get to/from campsite
All necessary wilderness permits
1 hour flightseeing tour over Hunlen Falls and the icefield (weather-dependent)
Experienced Rogue Expeditions trip leaders & and local logistics team
All breakfasts, all lunches & all dinners from lunch on arrival day until breakfast on departure day
Rogue Expeditions shirt
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Transport to/from Vancouver International Airport
Alcohol and beverages other than water (coffee always provided with breakfasts)
Sleeping bag or pillow (if desired) for campsite
This trip requires two mandatory 10 mile days (Days 5 & 7) with significant elevation change, getting to and then from our campsite (3500 ft / 1000m of climbing there, then 3500 ft / 1000m of descent to return two days later). All other routes are adjustable in terms of distance and plans will be tweaked according to the ability mix of the group.
Daily maximums are listed on the itinerary and while some hiking is to be expected given the terrain, participants should arrive prepared for trail running. Though we’ll be on established trails, please be comfortable with and excited about the idea of remote wilderness.
There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 runners. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early deposits are recommended!
** The regional flight that will take the group to and from Bella Coola will not release confirmed flight times until December 2019, so please do NOT book your travel to/from Vancouver until you receive the go-ahead from us. **
Your trip price includes the spectacular 19-seater regional flight from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Bella Coola on arrival day and from Anahim Lake back to YVR on departure day. Arriving in Vancouver at least one day prior to the trip start date is strongly encouraged to avoid missing this flight. If you do choose to fly in on arrival day, plan for at least a 4 hour buffer at the airport. This allows time to clear immigration, collect your checked luggage, and take the shuttle bus to the domestic terminal.
You will return to the Vancouver domestic terminal the afternoon of departure day and you should be able to fly out from YVR that same evening if you choose.
US citizens will need a passport with at least 6 months of validity left; no visas or vaccinations are required. Participants from other countries should check with their consulate for entry requirements.
Please note that travel insurance is strongly recommended. Although we hope you never need it, we've seen enough to know that it can be a lifesaver in the event of a medical emergency, flight delays that cause you to miss the start of the trip, lost baggage or cancellation on your part (break your leg two weeks before departure? Miss the flight to Bella Coola and have to book another on your own? Insurance could cover the entire cost of your trip, or that missed flight!).
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