About Chilko Basecamps
After more than half-a-decade of Coast Mountain expeditions lasting as long as 30 days each and covering more than 1200km's Sam McKoy started Chilko Basecamps with the aim of sharing the stunning scenery and ski touring experience with guests from around the world.
The boutique sized basecamps are meant to provide guests with an intimate experience with the landscape and friends while roaming each day through the environment ski touring. A balance of helicopter access and self-propelled skiing means great locations and a more sustainable means of experiencing the mountains than ski resorts or mechanized cat-skiing or heli-skiing,
explore your wild side
taste A warm Drink
Feel the glacial wind
Embrace Connecting with place
Did you know we donate 4% of all our revenue towards various environmental, community and cultural initiatives?
Why choose Chilko?
Safety through professional ACMG and/or IFMGA guides
Intimate local knowledge
Low guest to guide ratio of 3:1
We're basecamp specialists
High quality food and catering from an experienced cook
Comfort of a camp with high quality dome and sleeping tents provided
High level of organization and flexibility
We donate give back to environment and community
The name Chilko, originating from the Tsilhqot'in people (commonly referred to as Chilcotin) is a name that characterizes the Chilcotin Mountains. The Chilcotin Mountains are a place of meaning to us. Similarly named is Chilko Lake, a large stunningly blue lake nestled deep in the Coast Range mountains halfway between Pemberton and Bella Coola. The lakes waters provide a source of water for spawning salmon in the Chilko River and a source of food and abundance for the First Nation Peoples of the land. It's beauty, remoteness, setting in the mountains and source of abundance characterizes the experience we hope to convey on our adventures.