• Packrafting courses teach you
     the skills to explore further

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  • Experience the impossible with a
    Paragliding tandem flight

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  • 4x4 rentals for any event
    and to any place

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  • Rock climbing courses
    coming soon

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Sharing the past and protecting the future.

We love the region we call home, and that is why we are so passionate about the stories and experiences that our mountains hold. The Fraser River forms the dividing line between the granite spires of the Cascade Mountains to the South and the East, and the glacier-packed Coastal Mountains to the North and West. This is our playground. Whether you are seeking solace in mossy old-growth forests or aspire to climb to the summit of one of our many iconic peaks, the Ascent Guides Team is here to make that experience happen and give you the tools to continue a life of exploring in the backcountry.

Packrafting courses and trips

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Upcoming courses and trips

Meet the owner

Sam Waddington

Sam grew up in Chilliwack, BC, and spent time as a kid on a multi-year trip across the world on his family's 33 foot sailboat. He has traveled extensively through over 50 countries on 6 continents, Paragliding, Ultra marathon Running, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Spear Fishing, Surfing, Sailing, Paddle Boarding, Whitewater Kayaking / Packrafting, Backcountry Skiing and Mountain Biking. Sam is the founder and owner of Chilliwack's gear shop, Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors, which opened in 2012. Sam has served his community as a City Councillor, he co-founded the Fraser Valley Trails Alliance, and the Fraser Valley Climbing Society.

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