Hiking?

The number one activity for our guests who will go on short walks from the lodge or tackle some of the more challenging day hikes in the region. An excellent guide book is available on this area and many others cover the trails in the parks.

Hiking near Aurum Lodge is possible almost year round as areas like the Kootenay Plains have little snow cover in winter. If there is too much snow, then snow-shoeing is a wonderful alternative (we provide snow shoes for our guests). There are two easier hikes which are popular with visitors who do not want to exert themselves. The majority day hikes involve elevation gains of 600 to 800 meters however (2,000 to 2,600 feet) and therefore do require a reasonable fitness level and good, comfortable boots.

Many of the hikes are along ridges and creek beds with no visible trails or trail markers.