Join our expedition to the Sunshine Coast Trail and experience old growth forests, mountain lakes, and stunning views of Beautiful British Columbia. Our trips are chill and our focus is on getting you excited to come back again and again!
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventurous Journey eligible at all levels.
Where is the Sunshine Coast Trail?
Our Sunshine Coast Trail hike takes place on the eastern section of the trail departing right out of Saltery Bay ferry terminal. The Sunshine Coast Trail traverses a wide variety of landscapes, from coastal shorelines, along creeks and lakes, through old growth forests to panoramic mountaintops. It provides hikers with the opportunity to experience Powell River’s breathtaking backcountry.
You can watch a slideshow with pictures from the section of trail we will be hiking here: SCT Troubridge to Saltery Bay
Where will we stay?
This epic trail now boasts 14 huts making it the longest hut-to-hut hiking experience in Canada! This makes it one of the most unique and accessible wilderness adventures in North America. For your enjoyment, we will be hiking to these huts where we can take shelter, cook and eat at rustic tables and basecamp for our day hike to summit Mt. Troubridge. Camping may be in tents or huts depending on availability.
How hard will the trip be?
New to hiking? A seasoned veteran? No problem! Our courses focus on having fun and enjoying our time in the wilderness. Each day we travel to a new location (a leisurely 3-4 hours of hiking, not 8-12!) and we ensure there is plenty of time to chill and explore our surroundings.
Our mission is to get you super excited to come back for more and that means our focus is on you and your goals. At PEAKxSchool, we understand that wilderness travel can be intimidating and sometimes overwhelming. This is why we practice our skills before we go and take our time when out on the trail. It’s all about having a good time!
Does it count towards my Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
Yes, this Adventurous Journey course qualifies for all levels (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) and offers the Preliminary Training, Practice Journey, AND Qualifying Journey. You do not have to be a DOE participant to join our trips.
How much is the course and what does that include?
The 7-day course is comprised of 2 days of preparation and a 5-day expedition. Unlike other providers, we ensure that you learn and practice your skills before going out on the trail. We also teach you how to plan and shop for the food you will take with you, a valuable DOE skill that few other providers teach.
The course fee of CAD$1089 + GST offers you the best value for a 7-day course. We encourage you to compare and see for yourself.
Our course fee includes:
- Industry standard insurance and risk management policy
- Transportation to and from the trail
- All meals and snacks
- Experienced, professional leaders with industry standard (or better) certifications and qualifications.
- Ongoing participant and family administrative support
- Group Equipment (eg. camp stoves, fuel, tarps, ropes, water bags, etc.)
- Maximum 8 participants per group for the very best support and attention to your experience. (Compare at 12-16 participants in other courses)
Note: Fees do not include personal equipment or items that are usually individually sourced, such as:
- Sleeping Bag and Mattress
- Hiking Boots (no runners or ‘trail/approach’ shoes)
- Cutlery, bowls, water bottles etc.
- Toiletries etc.
A detailed packing list will be provided to all participants and all equipment will be checked before departure.
How do I apply?
Enrollment is capped at 8 participants per course for and for a limited time, we have waived the $60 application administration fee. You should submit your application as soon as possible and certainly before the application closing date on Friday June 2nd, 2017.
You can print off and mail in the PEAKxSchool 2017 Sunshine Coast Trail Application Form. All applicants will be notified of registration status shortly after the closing date. Once accepted into the course, you will receive an email invoice from Iterate Education Consultants Co and more information on the course (eg. dates, packing list, program info, etc.) Payment is due in full once registration is confirmed.
If at any time you have any questions or would like to speak to someone in our office, please feel free to Contact Us directly. We are happy to take your calls any day of the week and even in the evenings.
See you on the trail!