Valhalla Lake Paddleboard Tour

Highlights: Escape on an epic catered adventure traversing between hidden mountain lakes by paddleboard.

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An adventure that will challenge and test your limits. Come prepared for the Valhalla Lake Paddleboard Tour, as you will have to carry up to 50 pounds across talus rocks and steep slopes.  Witness the sensitive ecosystems in this core wilderness area while paddleboarding across remote alpine lakes and camping along the way. Unplug from the distractions of the modern world and take the time to forge the kind of bonds that only extreme adventure experiences can bring.

Begin the tour from the little lake town of Slocan BC where we will accommodate you at The Col Guesthouse for your first night stay. From here, we will meet you early in the morning and we will head up into the Ice Creek Lodge trailhead in Burton BC.  We will follow the glacier fed creek through old growth cedar forests on the 9 km trail up to the lodge and spend the following day with an experienced guide hiking the area, and preparing for the ultimate tour experience!

Learn more about planning your summer tour and book the Valhalla lake paddleboard tour today.

** Rates will be updated on January 1 each year and will be good for one-year term.

What's included with your tour

One night stay at The Col Guesthouse in Slocan BC where we will meet you prior to heading out the next morning to start the traverse.

Two night stay at this remote backcountry lodge and all its amenities. You enter the lodge through the spacious boot room with its hooks and drying racks ready for storing outdoor gear. Around the corner, the kitchen, fully equipped with all your cooking requirements, is ready to take center stage in creating a hearty, backcountry feast or a simple charcuterie style meal. A custom made, metal lazy-susan sits in the middle of the dining table and is the perfect platform for serving family style meals after a long day in the mountains.

Four shared, private bedrooms, comfortably provide sleep for 2-4 people in each. The rustic style shower and wood-fired sauna house are a tranquil space to unwind. Three stall composting outhouses, each with the glorious views of the Valhallas, allow you to catch up on some reading in style

  • This tour includes all backcountry style cuisine during the tour and during your stay at the lodge.
  • We can customize your meals to include food allergies and/or all dietary restrictions. Our chef is always open to meal planning suggestions to suit your needs.
  • Option to porter your extra beverages to have waiting for you when you arrive at the lodge.
  • Please note changes to our standard meal plan may result in an additional cost.

 

  • This tour includes vehicle shuttle to the Ice Creek Lodge trailhead in Burton BC.
  • We will pick you up at Evan’s Beach and bring you back to your vehicles in Slocan, BC
  • Need a few extra bevies hiked into the lodge? Ask us how we can make that happen.

 

At Ice Creek Lodge, we strive to bring you the best of the best! Our community is composed of professionals who are not only hard working and knowledgeable, but also simply RAD! We are proud of the dedicated team who value the safety of our clients while maintaining a deep rooted passion for Kootenay mountain culture. Our guides will elevate your backcountry connection with a heightened adventure experience. Before long, you will feel the comradery and community vibe that has become synonymous amongst the Ice Creek Family.

Our team are certified by the ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) and have attained WSBC level lll OFA certification or better. 

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What to bring

Clothing

  • Wool and/or synthetic socks
  • Base layer top – synthetic or wool
  • Base layer bottoms – synthetic or wool – optional for cool fall days
  • Mid-insulation layer top – pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
  • Hiking pants- synthetic multipurpose pants
  • Light wind shell – windproof, water resistant layer for high aerobic work
  • Weather layer top – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket, or coated nylon
  • Weather layer pants – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants, or coated nylon
  • Warm outer jacket – down or synthetic for cool fall days
  • Toque – wool or synthetic 
  • Face warmer – scarf, neck tube, face mask – optional
  • Light gloves – wool, synthetic or leather
  • Shorts or convertible pants
  • Sun hat
  • Cotton t-shirt

 

Personal Equipment

  • Pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Head lamp
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Blister kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Camera – optional
  • Binoculars – optional
  • Walking stick or hiking poles
  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Pillow case

Cabin Stuff

  • Cabin shoes (water shoes)
  • Casual clothes
  • Towel
  • Wet wipes
  • Toiletry bag (keep it light)
  • Selection of music, we have an auxiliary cable to our bluetooth stereo
  • We have a selection of two guitars, a drum and a ukulele

Our guides

Our guides are all certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, are professional members of the Canadian Avalanche Association, and are WSBC level III OFA certified.

Planning a summer trip

Preparing for a summer tour at Ice Creek Lodge.

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This lodge is well situated with much of its terrain being on north facing slopes which is great for maintaining snow quality. We had a great week of backcountry skiing, in scenic mountainous terrain, with many long (thigh burning) descents on north facing slopes.

Fred Thiessen | Kamloops, BC