- A Shuttle from our Tyax Adventures base to the location for the beginning of your hiking adventure (shuttle as necessary).
- An experienced hiking guide to guide you on your adventure and also provide commentary on the local flora and fauna along your journey.
- A delicious packed lunch for your day out riding. Includes Sandwich, piece of fruit and slice/muesli bar and/or baked energy snack (let us know if you have any allergies,/dietary requirements as we’re happy to cater for these).
- A Shuttle back to our Tyax Adventures base at the end of our hike (shuttle as necessary).
What to bring
Single day adventure:
- Rain Jacket/ wind layer – depending on the weather
- Shorts or comfortable hiking leggings
- Merino or synthetic bottom layer (weather dependent)
- Merino or synthetic short/long sleeve shirt
- Extra insulation layer – weather dependent
- Hat/Toque for wearing against the elements
- Hydration Day pack. Must be large enough to fit a lunch/snacks and personal items
- Bear Spray
- Sunglasses – photochromic preferred
- Personal Medication as required.
What to Expect (FAQ)
Hiking and Trail Running Tours:
Will we see wildlife?
During most tours, we venture into remote country and even though there will be an abundance of wildlife, it can be rare to spot them. With proper precautions, it is unlikely any will bother us on our tours. We may spot grizzly and black bears, mountain goats, cougars, bobcats, marmots, wolves, and many more including many varieties of birds. For more information about the flora & fauna of the area take a look at the South Chilcotin Mountains Park website.
What should I wear on a hiking tour?
Sturdy hiking footwear is mandatory, we recommend something with ankle support and a thick sole. Running shoes are not recommended. A light long sleeve layer to keep bugs off on hot days along with a hat and sunscreen are also strongly recommended. For Backcountry mulit-day tours we recommend bringing a pair of light long pants to protect against brush along some sections of trail.
Will we encounter other users on the trails?
The South Chilcotin Mountains Park and Big Creek park trails are shared between; hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. All user groups should abide by the trail etiquette guidelines and use Common Sense and courtesy. Hikers and mountain bikers are to yield to horseback riders and mountain bikes yield to hikers. Please remember to be aware when you are on the trail and keep your eyes and ears open for other users. By following the guidelines we can all share the trails in a safe and responsible manner.
What are the tipping guidelines?
When your guiding and hosting team provided service that went above and beyond, in Canada it is customary in the outdoor adventure industry to express your appreciation through a cash gratuity. A gratuity is not mandatory, but if you would like to recognize the work of your team in this fashion, our recommended guideline is 10-15% of the total value of your trip.
As it takes many people – both frontline and behind the scenes – to ensure your trip is the amazing adventure you hope for, our policy is to pool all gratuities and split them amongst the whole team. To accommodate this, we ask that you pay any tips to our Guest Experience Coordinator at the activity desk, or arrange for payment through our reservations staff.
Should I bring my own snacks?
Plenty of food and snacks will be available during the trip, however, you are welcome to bring your preferred snacks. Should you bring your own, remember to never leave them in your tent or backpack unattended. Bears and other animals are a concern and will chew through anything to get to your food.
What if I have special dietary requests?
If you have any special dietary needs, please notify Tyax Adventures when you book your trip (i.e. before you arrive at Tyax Resort) so that we can make the necessary allowances, if possible.
My question is specific to women…
Ladies should bring feminine hygiene products in plastic zip-lock bags. Please bring extra zip-locks for disposal after use. Please remember, your guides, female or male, have spent many days with groups in the backcountry. They have heard your question before and will always be mindful of your privacy.
What if I have additional questions?
Please visit www.tyaxadventures.com, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-888-892-9288 and we would be happy to answer your questions.
Customize Your Trip
Here are a few added service offerings that can make your trip extra special! Please contact us to learn more about these custom opportunities.
Full Gear Support
Enjoy your multi-day adventure without the burden of a heavy pack. Let our team of horses transport 20lbs of your personal gear to camp daily, so you can arrive at camp with more energy and coveted fresh personal items waiting.
Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa rests on the shores of Tyaughton Lake on the border of the South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park. The Resort is our summer home base where our activity desk greets guests, and where our float plane docks. For those looking for a bit of luxury and indulgence, a night(s) at the resort before or after your adventure might be just what’s in order. Choose from amenities including full spa services, deluxe rooms, fine dining, lakeside recreation and bar service.
Door to Door Flight Service
We are happy to pick you up with our DeHavilland Beaver float plane from a destination near you, and fly you directly into the heart of the Chilcotin Mountains where the magic awaits. Return flights from locations such as Vancouver International Airport, Whistler, Seattle, Tofino… and many more, are available. Please visit our flight page for details.
Premium Performance Apparel
We have partnered with 7mesh apparel to provide our guides and guests with some of the world’s most specifically and thoughtfully designed mountain bike apparel. As a premium performance brand located in the Sea-to-Sky corridor we couldn’t think of a better partner to help elevate our guests experience when it comes to apparel comfort and performance. As a valued guest, we can help outfit you with the some of the best apparel for mountain biking available.
Booking and Cancellation Policy
BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY
A 25% deposit is required to secure a reservation, with the balance due 30 days before the activity/tour date. Payments can be made online, or by credit card over the phone.
If your balance is not paid by you 30 days prior to the first date of your booking with Tyax Adventures, your trip may be released.
All tours / flights / reservations cancelled outside of 30 days from the date of the tour will be refunded in full, less 10% of the deposit as cancellation charge. Payments made for any activity which is cancelled within 30 days of the date of the activity are non-refundable.
Our cancellation policy is firm and we recommend you purchase a trip interruption/cancellation insurance policy to avoid disappointment should you need to cancel your trip last minute, as you will not be reimbursed by Tyax Adventures.
For tours including accommodation; prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available for an additional charge. Single supplement price will be provided on request. Guests travelling alone may request to be paired with another single traveller, if possible.
Every attempt will be made to adhere to our scheduled itinerary. However, participants acknowledge and willingly accept the possibility of unexpected changes to our route, timings and itinerary. Safety issues, weather and/or any extenuating circumstances beyond our control may contribute to this possibility. Should these changes affect your post-tour travel plans, Tyax Adventures will not be responsible for additional expenses incurred by tour members (non-refundable airline tickets, rental cars, hotel reservations, etc) Again, we recommend you have purchased your own trip insurance policy.
Should Tyax Adventures need to re-schedule your flight / tour or booking due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather or smoke from wildfires etc. we may offer you a credit for your trip to reschedule for the same season at the same rate, or give the option of a refund minus a 10% fee. This is at the discretion of Tyax Adventures at the time of the trip departure. We do not plan to make changes ahead of time as weather is unpredictable. Should you decide to cancel your trip, you are bound by the cancellation policy.
Tyax Adventures reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours that do not meet our minimum participation requirements (usually 4 guests). In the event of a cancellation, guests will be notified as soon as possible, usually 30 days prior to their tour departure. Tyax Adventures will provide a full-refund of any monies paid, or guests may select another tour date. Tyax Adventures will not be responsible for additional expenses incurred by tour members (non-refundable airline tickets, rental cars, hotel reservations, etc).
Each guided tour guest will be required to sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement before being allowed to participate in any activity with us.
Tyax Adventures reserves the right to cancel or adjust a flight at any time due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Flights cancelled by Tyax Adventures will be refunded minus 10% fee, or can be rescheduled at no cost.