Cathedral Lakes

Situated 30 km southwest of Keremeos in the Similkamean region. This trip is perfect for a weekend getaway.  Experience the jagged mountains and beautiful lakes that this provincial park has to offer. The park has stunning views, which consist of the alpine mountains in the background with an array of lakes and luscious forests below.  There are many hiking trails in Cathedral Provincial Park to choose from. Come join us as we take you to one of the most beautiful locations in all of British Columbia!


We are lucky enough to have one of the most amazing trails at our disposal. It’s one of the most popular trails in the park called Cathedral Rim Trail. This particular trail starts off in the alpine meadows and slowly begins to ascend to the top of the rim. This hike provides a spectacular view of your surroundings.  Other alternative options on this tour are: enjoying the sun by the lake, wildlife viewing, going fishing and many other activities. The options at this park are endless! Check out this link to see all of what this amazing location has to offer!

[wptab name=’Itinerary’]Please contact the office for details ( or 250 979 3941). Information is available, but yet to be updated to our website.IMG_4409[/wptab]


[wptab name=’Trails’] Specific trails will be selected based on participant requests/comfort, feasibility, park restrictions, and weather conditions. 3103304_2_b [/wptab]

[wptab name=’Logistics’] Transportation: Transportation is not included  for this trip. All participants are responsible for getting themselves to and from the location identified in the Itinerary. If transportation is an issue, we will work with you to find an alternative. Alternative transportation costs will be added to the price of the trip.  These costs will be determined based on individual and specific needs. Once  getting to the park all participating individuals will catch a ride on park vehicles. No personal vehicles are allowed up this road as the road is parks contracted. If this inhibits you from booking this trip don’t fret, as we have the ability to ensure that you are comfortable for the ride up to the campsite. We take pride in our ability to adapt to any situation, and eliminate barriers.

Meals: Meals are provided within the costs of this trip. If any individuals would prefer to eat at the hotel’s restaurant they have the ability to do so, but are responsible for paying for their meal themselves.


[wptab name=’Gear’] Attached is our recommended Individual Hiking Gear list. This is not intended to be a mandatory or all-inclusive list, but instead a guideline. Terrain, distance, location, time of year, objective of trip, etc. will all determine the need for certain items. CRIS owns a wide array of gear that participants can use throughout the duration of their trip. Whether you need something as big as a tent or as small as a rain jacket, CRIS has the gear that you will need.IMGP1646 [/wptab]

[wptab name=’How’] CRIS’ AWA program enables any person regardless of ability or disability to access outdoor recreation through the use of innovative adaptive equipment. With the use of adaptive hiking equipment individuals can feel secure in all terrain that this trip has to offer. Please see our hiking equipment for more information on how this is all possible. This trip is perfectly suited for those who want to experience the thrill of hiking and breathtaking sites that the activity has to offer. If you are interested or have any questions please contact our Program Coordinator through email at or by phone at 250 979 3941 . 514c45b3bc260[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Booking Info’] In order to book a trip participants must contact or call 250 979 3941. Trip planners will work one-on-one with you to determine exactly what is required and will be needed to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your experience. Once goals, expectations, and needs have been discussed participants will receive an estimate for the costs of their trip. A 50% down payment will be required at the time of booking. 20% of the 50% down payment is non-refundable as it is allocated towards trip planning. The remainder of payment will be required two weeks before the trips commence. Trips should be booked as early as possible as availability is limited. People who book before May 15th will receive a 10% discount.

Once a booking has been made participating individuals will be required to fill out a Waiver and Health and Medical Record.


[wptab name=’Staff’] troy in the bugs2Trip Leader: Troy Becker Is a full-time firefighter based out of West Kelowna, BC. To say he is a qualified expedition leader is a gross understatement. Troy founded CRIS in 2001 and ever since has been leading Adaptive Wilderness Adventures. He leads the majority of CRIS AWA trips and has almost every qualification you could want from the person in charge. Troy also spends his time as a volunteer Search & Rescue member. His may years of training and experience have prepared him to deal with challenging, dangerous, and emotional situations.

Sovereign-Lake-January-2014-101Camp Coordinator and Logistics Manager: Eric Rampone Is a full-time employee of CRIS Adaptive Adventures. Ever since starting with the organization in 2010 he has continued to provide adaptive recreational experiences for various individuals. Eric has hundreds of hours worth of experience out on trips and has facilitated numerous Adaptive Wilderness Adventures. He provides an energetic atmosphere while maintaining safety and overall trip enjoyment.

Staff participating and facilitating specific trips may change based upon availability and specific qualifications required.[/wptab]

[wptab name=’Costs’] Costs for AWA Trips vary significantly dependent upon numerous factors. The severity of the disability a person has can influence the costs of the trips. For example a person needing full assistance (a TrailRider) will require more help than someone with a minor barrier. Participants are encouraged to bring friends, care support, or family with them on AWA trips. Group rates are available. Those who have preferences about whom they do the trip with may incur higher costs than individuals going as a large group. Please contact or call us at 250 979 3941 to receive a quote for your specific trip. An estimate of the minimum cost you can expect to pay is provided below. These costs are only estimates and can vary significantly based on specifications and needs (some of which were identified above).

Number of People                 1     2     3     4
Costs Per Person $4000 $2000 $1900 $1800


[wptab name=’Who’] This trip is perfect for those whom have little back country experience. This location provides numerous different options for accommodation. Tents (standard), cabins, and a hotel (at an additional cost to the participant) are all available for the participant to choose from. Whether you want to try sleeping in tents or merely want the satisfaction of hiking to the top of a peak while staying in a hotel, this trip has all the options that you could want. It is the perfect first step in your pursuit for Adaptive Wilderness Adventures. Check out this link to see the types of accommodation available! Persons attending this trip must accommodate for their own personal care needs (if you can’t do it yourself you must provide someone whom can). If needed, your support person must be able to partake in activities. If you are unable to find someone to assist you with personal care please contact the office as they may be able to assist in finding someone to help facilitate your needs. 514c45f159adf [/wptab]