All of our guides are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and have a strong knowledge of the mountains, first aid and lodge operations. They are there to educate about backcountry travel, bear safety, native flora, fauna, local history and land stewardship, connecting guests to McGillivray Pass and its surroundings on a deeper level. Guides diligently evaluate all conditions ensuring the best and safest hiking program possible. Feel safe, relaxed and inspired by the adventures our guides will lead you on.
Our guides practice the most up-to-date methods of safe terrain evaluation and travel. The safety and comfort of our guests is always our primary concern. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Whitecap’s McGillivray Pass Lodge is equipped with complete and up-to-date rescue and first aid equipment. All of Whitecap’s experienced staff and certified Hiking Guides are trained in rescue protocol specific to the lodge, and typical field operation. We have in place a comprehensive communication network to deal with all emergency situations. In addition, we have contingency for outside resources to aid and assist in any emergency situation.
Whitecap recognizes we cannot provide absolute safety and all eliminate risk in the mountain environment. Our certified Hiking Guides make standard observations each morning and evening and meet often to establish protocol for the current conditions. In the field, observations are used to create opportunities for the best days of hiking possible, and to minimize risk. All guides are able to communicate with each other and to the lodge at all times.