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The Rainbow Route – guests are guided into alpine environs & travel down portions of two trails with historic significance – the Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail & Tweedsmuir Trail. The ‘Grease trail’ was the traditional trade route created by the Nuxalk First Nations (of the Bella Coola Valley) and Ulkatcho First Nations (of the Chilcotin Plateau). Spend a day exploring the Rainbow Valley, with the opportunity to summit Mt. Mackenzie (the highest peak in the area @ 2146 m). From there, hike to Octopus Lake via the Tweedsmuir Trail. An evening & morning (with loons?) on Octopus Lake is not to be missed.
Turner Lake & Hunlen Falls Route.
The Turner Lake & Hunlen Falls Route – guests are guided up a steep elevation gain of over 2000 metres from valley bottom to the plateau. First camp is set on Turner Lake. It is a short hike from camp to the breathtaking viewpoint for Hunlen Falls – the highest waterfall in Canada when measured in continuous drop @ 401m (1,316 ft.). The Lonesome Lake area was homesteaded by Ralph Edwards and his family early in the 1900’s many years before the creation of the park. From Turner Lake, we ascend into the alpine for an overnight overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of Ptarmigan Lake. Then it’s all down hill from there…. (guiding humour!)