CALLAGHAN COUNTRY, HOME OF THE WILD SPIRIT
Welcome to Callaghan Country! We are located in the heart of British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range, just 20 minutes south from Whistler Village and 1.5 hours north of Vancouver.
Callaghan Country is a unique wilderness adventure operation featuring the Alexander Falls Touring centre providing convenient access to a full range of SKI CALLAGHAN experiences including classic, skate, and wilderness cross country skiing, dog friendly trails, as well as forest and meadow snowshoeing, magnificent alpine ski touring slopes, and deep deep powder. At the heart of this landscape, 13.8 kilometres (8.4 miles) up from the nearest road, sits Journeyman Lodge a well-appointed backcountry inn boasting friendly hospitality, great food and comfortable accommodation for up to 24 people
Our winter season runs from mid-November to mid-April. We are currently taking Reservations for Winter 2020/21.
Our summer season runs from mid-June to Thanksgiving weekend. Reservations calendar opening soon.
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To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, BC’s public health officials have strongly recommended that all social and recreational travel be avoided in British Columbia until February 5, 2021. This means all non-essential travel into, out of and within British Columbia should be postponed until the travel advisory is lifted. More information about the Province’s travel advisory is available on the Government of British Columbia’s website >>
Prior to any visit to Callaghan Country, please screen yourself using the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool >> and diligently follow instructions. If you are deemed safe to proceed, please check our COVID-19 Operating Guide: Know before you go... webpage to understand your responsibilities as a visitor. The safety our team members, guests, and community are our top priority as we responsibly reopen with adapted policies and protocols aimed at exposure reduction. We are all in this together.
Alexander Falls Touring Centre OPEN Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues! No reservations required for Nordic day adventures or Rental Equipment...see Safety Plan here >>
WHY CALLAGHAN COUNTRY?
SNOW FOR EVERYONE
Starting in early October and sticking around until late May, this place receives an annual snowfall of 36 feet (1,097cm) and boasts an average annual snowpack of 12 feet (365cm), giving it a reputation as one of the wildest snow playgrounds in the Pacific Northwest.
Come solo, bring a pal, a pooch, or the whole family! No matter what your definition of adventure, you WILL find it at Callaghan Country. We offer a wide range of recreation opportunities to suit everyone from seasoned adventurer to casual explorer. Callaghan Country is a nature lover’s paradise and a mountain adventurer’s dream. Come explore British Columbia’s most unique Nordic centre.
ROUTES AND TRAILS
Our tag line isn’t “Routes of Wilderness” for nothing! Callaghan Country is the wild and wooly side of the SKI CALLAGHAN experience. Our product is less polished, more informal and built with the intent to reconnect you to the natural world. Part of that experience may include terrain, features or conditions that differ from those offered at our sister facility Whistler Olympic Park.
Our trail network is designed to put the cross country back into XC skiing and our destination trail heads are guaranteed to inspire, enrich and challenge your everyday perception. We're going to take you outside the circuits for a broader mountain experience akin to hiking.
AUTHENTIC MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE
Callaghan Country's feature experience is an overnight adventure to Journeyman Lodge. Journeyman Lodge retains the charm and warmth of traditional alpine culture. Guests eat together and relax together. They share tales and connect with like-minded people who’ve each just had their own best day ever. Humans have been sitting around a fire telling stories since the beginning of time. Why stop now?
Witness awe-inspiring mountain vistas, explore untouched wilderness, and relax in the comfort and safety of our charming full-service backcountry lodge. It's a West Coast Must-Do!
PROXIMITY & CONVENIENCE
Only a 90 minute drive from downtown Vancouver (about 25 minutes from Whistler) brings you to our base facilities known as the Alexander Falls Touring Centre. The purchase of an admission ticket upon entry will provide you free parking and full access to over 90km of the Ski Callaghan Nordic trail network ideal for recreation and nature pursuits on snowshoe, classic cross-country ski, and skate ski.
Journeyman Lodge is a reservations based mountain Inn (more commonly known as a backcountry lodge) offering a range of accommodation suited to every adventurer’s budget. We also offer flexibility in length of stay and choice of guided or unguided activities.
LANDSCAPE THAT BECKONS
3,500 Hectares of spectacular wilderness terrain – stunning glaciers, majestic peaks, pristine lakes, cathedral-like old growth forests and lush alpine meadows. Located in the heart of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, Callaghan Country is located in the Upper Callaghan Basin at 4,500′ (1,370m) above sea level. Here, there's always a new adventure on the horizon...
Make the trip to Callaghan Country and open yourself up to a place where “recreation is to re-create oneself” and the spirit of personal challenge and “The Quest” still resonates. Escape to True Wilderness Adventure…
YOURS IN WEST COAST HOSPITALITY
Hand-built in 1978 by original members of Whistler’s backcountry community, Callaghan Country is the passion project of a few 'tenacious' mountain loving individuals. This love for mountains and the great outdoors is alive and well today with a tiny staff of 8, working tirelessly to share this place with genuine services that truly connect our guests with the quintessential magic that is 'Callaghan Country'.
From our knowledgeable and engaging adventure agents, gear reps, lodge hosts, and volunteers, you can expect friendly, personalized service at Callaghan Country. It is our attention to value, our commitment to authenticity, and our distinct “local flavour” that guarantees a memorable and unique life experience to each and every guest.