• "The whole Backwoods Adventure, from the slideshow, to the advice/shopping at the Norman store to the conference calls to the actual trip itself was fantastic. I hope to continue these trips as they provide a lot of value for the cost!"

    - Terry B `2011

  • "Not only was the food good, but the variety & impulsiveness was fun... keep it up. The lunch at Silencio was pleasantly unique, as were the roadside stops and new foods. I traveled with Backwoods as the positive result of a previous Backwoods trip and would be pleased to do so again."

    - J. Rogers `2008

  • "Thank you to Joe for being our trip leader. His sense of humor and patience played a huge part in the success of the trip. It was a great experience that was planned well!"

    - R. & M. Hall `2009

  • "I’m speechless. Having just returned from this very trip all I can say is – can I do it all over again? This trip is absolutely unbelievable at every level. The accommodations, the food, the people, the ruins, the hiking-I find I have to pinch myself while reviewing my pictures in order to believe that I was actually there!"

    - Jim R. – Utah Canyons 2011

  • "The Salkantay/Machu Picchu trip was amazing. The icing on the cake was Joe's fantastic sense of humor, patience and unassuming nature. Backwoods Adventures was exceptionally well represented by Joe on this trip. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to fulfill a life list goal."

    - Pam C. – Machu Picchu 2008

  • "Great success overall. Definitely and experience I will remember for a long long time. The flexibility offered on the trip was greatly appreciated. Great call on gear list and was able to get all the appropriate gear at Backwoods."

    - Dan M. – Costa Rica 2011

  • "This trip far exceeded my expectations. I knew it would be beautiful, but it was more beautiful than I expected. I knew the good would be good, but it was better. I knew Joe would be good, but then there was Beatrice and Caroline. I knew the group would be good and fun loving…but it was even more fun than I thought!"

    - Rich C. – Mont Blanc 2011

  • "My general comments are…this was THE BEST trip of my life, by far(and I have been places). The group, Joe, the supporting company, the hike, the safari, the whole overall experience was absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to anybody who loves Nature, adventure and physical challenges."

    - Carlos Q. – Kilimanjaro 2011

Something Life Changing Is Just One Adventure Away!

The Chilko Experience Family Multi-Adventure

Join Backwoods Adventures for this amazing family multi-adventure to thousands of acres of untamed British Columbia wilderness!

What’s Included


• 8 days/7nights in the amazing TimberKings built log homes on the Chilko property
• At Chilko any adventure is at your fingertips and we can cater the week to your desires. Activities include: hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, bear watching, swimming, paddle boating, ATV riding, and more…
• Expert local guides for each activity.
• Minimum 3 pre-departure information conference calls prior to trip dates.
• All meals, beer, wine, and cocktails included.

What’s Not Included

• All airfare to and from Vancouver (Inquire to learn more about our flight booking service)
• Local flight(round trip) from Vancouver to Chilko.
• Personal gear and clothing
• Gratuities

The Chilko Experience is perfectly situated in a 5 million acre tract of British Columbia wilderness unmatched in its raw natural beauty. Stay in hand crafted log homes spread over 25 acres with your friends and family for a most unique wilderness adventure experience.

This is a multi-adventure trip and Chilko provides a wide variety of activities to suit the needs of everyone in your group or family. With hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, bear watching, swimming, paddle boating, ATV riding, and more there is never a break in the action. However, with amazing vistas right off of your porch there is always the option to sit back and enjoy your surroundings as the sun shines down on you.

Travel to Vancouver, British Columbia and then take a short charter flight into The Chilko Experience and spend the next 7 days and nights at this amazing location. All meals are prepared by the on-site chef, activities include all equipment and excellent guides, feel at home as your hosts Phil and Anne Houston make sure this is an adventure you will never forget.


A Chilko Experience includes fabulous food by Fej, our talented chef, does just that three times a day. You will delight in his boundless energy and creativity in the kitchen. Count on a hearty breakfast to start each morning. Lunch is around the table, on the deck at the main house or carefully packed for your adventure. Days end means cold tap beer in an icy schooner, wine or cocktails as the sun sets behind the breathtaking British Columbia mountains. Food is wholesome, healthy and delicious. The dinner bell rings at 7 and you’ll hear it from your log home. It means our world class chef, has prepared a feast with a delectable dessert to crown a satisfying day.


The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort began as a single renovation and grew into a retreat composed of 12 buildings including 4 log and 3 timber frame homes. Each building is thoughtfully placed on 25 acres for privacy and natural vistas. The final result offers you luxurious creature comfort in a home designed with artful charm and privacy. Log and timber frame homes are the essence of natural living.


Some of the activities that you may choose to participate in while in British Columbia are strenuous and should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult your physician for a thorough medical check-up and clearance before attempting the mountain. If you are over 50 years old, talk to your doctor about doing a “stress EKG”. Should you require any medication whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself.

Visa Requirements

No tourist visa is required for stays of up to 6 months in Canada. Documents required for most entries in to Canada include:

•Valid Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond entry)

If you wish to learn more about travel requirements in Canada you can visit the Embassy of Canada website by clicking on the following link: http://can-am.gc.ca/washington/index.aspx?lang=eng

Trip Dates:
July 26-August 2

Or inquire about additional available dates.

Total Days: 8

Pricing: TBA

Activities: Multi-Adventure

Accommodations: The Chilko Experience TimberKings built log cabins

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