Would you like to travel with saddlehorse and packtrain through a thriving, spectacular, and roadless wilderness? Now you can experience the pristine Northern Rockies just as did the first European explorers who crossed the North American continent.

The 2017 Muskwa-Kechika Expedition will be hosted by Wayne Sawchuk, a guide, photographer and conservationist who has been leading horseback expeditions into the Muskwa-Kechika since 1985. Through his work with industry, wilderness organizations, and public planning processes, Wayne has been instrumental in creating a wilderness management area that serves as a model for protecting wild places worldwide.

Each leg of the 2017 Muskwa-Kechika Expedition will be rigorous, exciting, and utterly unforgettable. Usually, the packstring will be on the trail for two or three days, then a camp day. Be aware that life on the Expedition requires all participants to have a reasonable level of fitness, including the ability to mount and dismount, walk up and down hills, and to assist with saddling, packing and camp. All folks share cooking duties. For instance, on a 12-day trip with six people, each person will be responsible for supplying and preparing two suppers for the group, as well as their own breakfast and lunch. Choose food that does not require refrigeration, such as dried foods, rice dishes, pasta, etc. Also, it's best to be light on the cans to cut down weight.
Expedition Trip One: June 18-July 2, 2017
Mile 172 of the Alaska Highway to Prophet River Head Camp
This expedition pack-trip features a traverse of the historic Caribou Range and a three-night stop at the wildlife-rich Prophet River Hotsprings. Folks will travel north up the Alaska Highway to the Sikanni Chief River, and then fly back from the headwaters of the Prophet River by bushplane to Fort Nelson.
Cost: $3195 CAD plus 5% GST
Expedition Trip Two: July 2-July 16, 2017
Zoo Valley
Spectacular passes, rugged rivers, elk, caribou, grizzly bears and peak flower season will satisfy the most hardcore wilderness and wildlife lover. Folks will fly to the head of the Prophet River by bushplane, and return to Fort Nelson by jetboat via the Tuchodi and Muskwa Rivers.
Cost: $3195 CAD plus 5% GST
Expedition Trip Three: July 16-July 30, 2017
Tuchodi Lakes to Mayfield Lake
This remote and rugged route will take us over the Rocky Mountain Divide past rock glaciers, alpine flower meadows, and the Big Slide with time for unforgettable day hikes. We'll reach the Tuchodi Lakes by jetboat, and a floatplane will take us back to Muncho Lake.
Cost: $3195 CAD plus 5% GST
Expedition Trip Four: August 27-September 10, 2017 - FULL
Heaven's Pass
We'll cross the Rocky Mountain Divide on an ancient route that traverses several high passes. There'll be clear waters, spectacular views rich with fall colours and timeless rock structures thought to be spirit quest sites. We'll fly to Mayfield Lake by floatplane and take the Alaska Highway back to Fort Nelson.
Cost: $3195 CAD plus 5% GST

NOTE: Expedition Four is now fully booked for 2017.
It can do anything in the Northern Rockies! Be sure to review our information for participants, including flight and accommodation details and a checklist of what to bring on your Muskwa-Kechika adventure.

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