Grande Cache has hundreds of kilometers of trails for hikers of different abilities. A trail network around the community offers
easy access to those looking for a challenge.
Download the trails map: Grande Cache Trial Adventure Map
Courtesy of: The Town of Grande Cache
Consider hiring a qualified guide if you are not experienced with mountain travel, lack navigational skills, are not comfortable with the possibility of encountering wildlife, or would simply like to get more out of your hiking experience.
Mountain weather is unpredictable, so hikers should carry some essentials: sweater, rain jacket, hat or toque, gloves, insect repellent, extra water, a first aid kit, and a map and compass (or GPS). Also a cell phone; many of the trails near Grande Cache are within cellular range. This is bear country, and you should be bear aware. Hike in a group. Make noise. Avoid smelly foods. Learn about bear habits, and to best avoid, or react in, an encounter. Carry pepper spray– to be used as a last resort should an encounter occur.
Alpine areas are particularly fragile; damage is often visible for many years due to harsh conditions and a short growing season. Try to stay on trails, or step on rock; instead of delicate wildflowers and fragile lichen. Pack out all garbage. Respect all wildlife and the environment. Enjoy your hike!
WHAT IS IT? Passport to the Peaks is a hiking incentive program: a collection of 21 peaks, all visible from the Grande Cache townsite, which are divided into bronze, silver, and gold categories according to the level of difficulty in reaching their summits.
How can you take part? Purchase your ‘passport’ from the Tourism & Interpretive Centre, and begin your adventure! Each of the 21 peaks has an individualized stamp on its summit, with which you stamp the appropriate page in your passbook. When you are finished a category, receive your pin for that category and have your accomplishment recognized on the website and on a board in the Tourism & Interpretive Centre. For more info go to www.passporttothepeaks.ca