The Mountain Trek Program offers a bootcamp-style schedule, but not regimen – you follow at the pace that is right for you. The staff are here to support your personal needs and goals, every step of the way.
Our Bootcamp-Style Schedule Explained
What does a typical day at Mountain Trek look like? The following is a basic outline of what to expect. We stick to a plan, but every day offers a new hiking location, lecture, activity and meals. While you will have your own time, most of your day is filled with fun fitness activities, delicious food, clean mountain air & outstanding views.
Have a look at the pdf of our 2015 weekly schedule (pdf) to get a better sense of what a week with us looks like.
Gentle Wake Up (6am)
If the song birds don’t wake you up first then we’ll gently tap on your door.
Break Your Fast (6:15am)
Nourish the body and ‘break the fast’ with a revitalizing tonic and protein shake in the dining room.
Sunrise Yoga (6:30am)
Greet the day with a gentle stretch yoga class while you watch the sun rise over the mountains.
Enjoy a nutritious & delicious breakfast in our scenic dining room overlooking Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains.
Morning Check In (8:00am)
Review the upcoming day with the guides and learn about the exciting hiking destination and upcoming weather.
Depart For Hike (8:30am)
A variety of world-class hiking trails await you after a short scenic drive in our four-wheel drive vehicles.
Each 4-hour hike is unique and we’ve picked the very best the area has to offer, taking full advantage of the local Provincial Parks and trails. Guests are divided into three to four fitness-based groups and led by experienced hiking guides trained in Wilderness First Aid. Lunch is eaten each day at a convenient spot along the trail – usually a scenic location such as a waterfall, alpine lake, meadow or glacier-fed river.
Picnic Lunch on Trail (12:30pm)
The chefs prepare all your snacks and your delicious and hearty lunch – exactly what you’re looking for in a fulfilling meal on the trail.
Return to Lodge (3:30pm)
Take time to shower or enjoy a hot tub soak, relax and enjoy the accomplishment of your hike.
Lifestyle Talks (4pm)
Our unique lectures will teach you things you never knew about fitness, nutrition, stress, sleep & detoxification.
Enjoy Dinner (5:15pm)
Our gourmet spa cuisine dinners are rich in colour and variety. Prepare to enjoy fresh, tasty, organic and very satisfying dishes.
Fitness Class (6:00pm)
Participate in a fun evening fitness class such as circuit training, spin class, strength training, cardio class and more.