Daily Guided Activities

Daily Guided Activities – Summer

Interpretive Day Hike

Nipika is set amid the Cross River Canyon Recreation Site, along the Kootenay and Cross River Valleys with scenic vistas, waterfalls, and beautiful forest. If you’re newer to hiking, want a gentler hike than the alpine offers, or simply want to explore the area around Nipika, this is the option for you!

Bookings are now open for the 2024 hiking season, running from May to mid-October.

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Alpine Day Hikes

Nipika is in the heart of the Rockies with endless options for memorable day hikes. Depending on your comfort and fitness levels, our guides will choose a hike to suit your needs. No matter which hike you go on, expect a fun-filled day with dramatic views.

Bookings are now open for the 2024 season, running from mid-June to mid-October!

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Mountain Bike Instruction

With a beautiful network of singletrack, Nipika / Cross River Canyon Recreation Site is the perfect place to discover mountain biking and develop your skills whether you’re just starting out or are an intermediate rider.

We are now booking for mountain bike lessons for the 2024 season!

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Canoe the Kootenay River

Paddle trips will not run for the ’24 season to prevent the spread of whirling disease. We will hopefully run our trips again next year! (More information can be found on the Parks Canada website.)

Check out Kootenay River Runners for options in the Columbia Valley!

Daily Guided Activities – Winter

Cross Country Ski Lessons

Lessons, both classic and skate, take place on the professionally groomed, 50-km trail system. Nipika’s Ski School is directed by Lyle Wilson, an Olympic cross-country ski coach for Canada in two winter games. Instructors are CANSI-certified.

Ski lessons are finished for the season. Check back in fall for winter ’24/’25! (Click picture for more information.)