• PRICE PER PERSON WITH FLIGHT START*:
    3 days: $1,350 / 4 days: $1,700 / 5 days: $2,050 / 7 days: $2,750
    *(more info). Price is based on 4 people joining the tour; maximum group size is 10
  • RUN TYPE:
    Multi use, remote and historic backcountry trails
  • DURATION:
    Between 3 to 7 days, with nights spent in our well-equipped backcountry camps
  • DAILY RUN TIME:
    5-7 hours
  • DAILY DISTANCE:
    Average 15 to 25 kms
  • FITNESS RATING:
    Level 2 or 3
  • DATES:
    Choose your own dates.

Trip Introduction:

Run multiple days on a unique guided hut to hut route through the stunning and wild South Chilcotins. Explore and run historic mountain trails, and stay in our well equipped and full hosted backcountry camps.

You will begin your adventure by taking a spectacular float plane flight to a remote and stunning alpine lake (from either our base or another location-such as Whistler or Vancouver-for an additional cost), or by running into the park from our base.

Catered to your goals, experience and fitness level your guide/s will uncover the magic of the South Chilcotin. You could expect to run/walk over remote mountain passes, travel through stunning alpine meadows, cross creeks, and to experience a variety of different terrain and ever-changing mountain trails that can be technically challenging. Multiple route options are typically available each day, and learn about the history of the region and the local flora and fauna. What an experience!!

Trip Essentials:

Tour includes:

  • Your choice of a scenic floatplane flight to an alpine lake to start, or run into the park via a local trail head.
  • 3 to 7 days of running and exploring remote and fun mountain trails.
  • Some walking to reach the top of mountain passes. Depends ultimately on length of your trip and routes taken – see FAQ’s below.
  • Experienced, friendly and professional guide/s.
  • All healthy and nutritious meals from lunch on the first day to lunch on the final day. 
  • 2 to 6 nights double occupancy accommodation in our backcountry camps.
  • Unbeatable mountain vistas and stories for a lifetime.
  • A camp host to greet you and maintain camp.
  • A cozy bed in a dual occupancy canvas walled tent (2 people per tent typically)
  • Three meals a day when in the mountains. Includes a hot breakfast and dinner prepared by the host, and self prepared and packed lunches for on the trails. A packed lunch prepared by Tyax Adventures is also included on your first day.
  • Filtered water to fill your hydration packs and bottles.
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping pad/mattresses, and pillows.
  • Fleece jackets to help keep you warm in the evenings.
  • Crocs footwear to wear while in and around camp.
  • Outdoor hot showers with soap.
  • An outdoor pit toilet that is basic in nature but fully stocked
  • If ordered and paid for more than 30-days in advance – beer, wine and/or cider. 
  • The opportunity to dry out wet clothes and/or shoes, with a wood fired stove 

At Spruce Camp only, take advantage of our 3 fishing boats to head out onto the lake for some of the best fishing in the park. A fishing licence is mandatory.

Essential Items

A 20 to 30 litre pack as you need to carry the items below:

  • A personal face mask.
  • Daily lunch and snacks provided by Tyax Adventures.
  • 2 to 3 litres of water daily.   

      PRO TIP – opportunity to fill from creeks/streams if do not wish to carry a lot of water

  • Personal medications necessary – including tylenol and/or ibuprofen.
  • Light weight and packable jacket that is ideally water proof/wind proof.
  • Bear Spray and know how to use it (recommend 1 between 2 people)
  • A change of riding/camp clothes as you deem necessary.

     PRO TIP – wear the next days clothes in camp the night prior

     PRO TIP – opportunity to wash clothes in nearby creeks and dry out overnight with wood fired stoves

  • Personal toiletries (soap is provided, but not hair care products etc.)

PRO TIP – pack travel sized toothpaste, shampoo etc.-not full size

  • Head lamp
  • A sleeping bag liner/cotton sheet for in camp – see here
  • A pillow case 
  • Small, packable camp towel (hot shower available) – see here

Optional Items (if space and weight permits)

  • Collapsible poles if you typically run with them
  • Light weight puffy jacket for in camp in the evenings (fleeces are provided)
  • Hat/toque, tights for in camp in the evenings (depending on the time of year visiting)
  • Phone or camera for photos
  • Personal charging device for phone/camera 
  • Travel sized personal sunscreen and/or bug spray if feel necessary

Here are a few added service offerings that can make your trip extra special! Please contact us to learn more about these custom opportunities.

  • Accommodation at Tyax Lodge and Heliskiing

For those looking for a bit of luxury and indulgence, a night(s) at the lodge before or after your trip might be just what’s in order. 

Despite the lodge being a completely separate business from us, Tyax Adventures, we can book nights there on your behalf if they have availability. Let us know if this interests you.

Price includes a complimentary buffet breakfast and full use of their facilities.

  • 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 to our base of operations on the shores of Tyaughton Lake. Saving you come significant drive time and offering you the opportunity to fly over alpine meadows and lakes, and past ancient glaciers.

Return flights from locations such as Vancouver International Airport, Whistler, Seattle, Tofino… and many more, are available. Please visit our charter flight page – click here – for options and pricing.

  • Horse Support

Option for groups of 4 or more people only, and if horses are available to assist, at a cost of $50 per person, per day.

If required, remembering that our camps are well equipped and you can pack relatively (see above for recommendations), our team of horses can transport up to 20lbs of personal gear per person between your nightly accommodations.

  • Premium Performance Apparel and Backpacks

We have partnered with 7mesh apparel and Osprey Packs to provide our guides and guests with some of the world’s most specifically and thoughtfully designed apparel and backpacks available.

As premium performance brands we couldn’t think of better partners to help elevate our guests experience.

Frequently Asked Trip Questions:

Yes, so come prepared to do so with a suitably sized backpack.

Yes. You must have a good amount of experience running/moving for a total of 5 plus hours over a single day, have a good base level of fitness (see our self rating scale here), and ideally be running regularly.

If you typically run without one, it is recommended that you complete some training wearing a suitable backpack prior to visiting us.

You should be comfortable running/walking rolling and uneven trails, uphill for anywhere between 15 minutes to 1 hour plus, crossing creeks, and be able to descend sections of trail that can be soft and sandy.

The trails are considered backcountry, remote and rugged in nature. Most of the 200+ kilometers of trails were originally created by horses and/or First Nations travelling on foot for the purpose of trading or hunting.  

You can expect a mixture of the following:

  • Rolling sections of trail made up of some ups and downs,
  • Up hills of between 15 minutes to 1 hour plus, which require good fitness, 
  • Creek crossings and sections of trail that can be wet and muddy – but passable,
  • Some short sections of trail that can be a little off camber and/or slightly exposed,
  • The usual trail hazards, such as roots and rocks,
  • Running through wide open grassland and meadows.

You can expect to travel between roughly 15-25 kilometers per day.

Be prepared to be on the trails for anywhere between 5 to 7 hours – but this is not all-time spent running. There is plenty of stop-start, and opportunities to snack and break to enjoy the surroundings.

Yes, particularly if you travel the trails/routes below. 

Lorna Pass: 45 minutes to 1 hour 

Elbow Pass: 45 minutes to 1 hour 

Manson Creek Col: 1 hour to 90 minutes 

Deer Pass: 90 minutes to 2 hours 

Windy Pass: 1 hour to 90 minutes 

Camels Pass: 20 to 30 minutes 

Eldorado Pass: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Cabin Pass:  30 to 45 minutes

But do not be intimidated by these numbers. A good level of fitness and attitude will help you reach the passes, and the rewards (views, the descent etc.) are ultimately worth it.