Footsteps tours and shuttles are based out of Nelson, BC.  We offer pickups and services all through out the West Kootenays.  Day tours include hiking, biking and paddling adventures.  We will custom tours for groups of 4 or more. All tours are led by a local, experienced, AWFA certified guide.


Families are welcome as some tours will accommodate kids. Safe and fun adventures will get the kids out there exploring while learning about the environment. These tours provide great bonding opportunities for the whole family.

Geocaching Adventures: Join us for a day of treasure hunting in the Kootenay wild. Learn how to follow GPS coordinates to hidden caches. Day trips are offered in Slocan Valley, and overnight trips can be arranged at Carlyle Backcountry Lodge.

Kids Survival Camps: Stay tuned for some great days offered to teach kids the basics of wilderness survival. Topics include fire building, shelter building, orienteering, plant identification, and wilderness preparation.

Intro to Mountain Biking: A fun way to get kids safely on the trails, and comfortable with their bikes. Basic beginner, and intermediate options are available.


Multiday Adventures

Multiday adventures

Multiday adventures offer you the option of staying in one of the Slocan Valleys unique lodgings or camping in a serene backcountry site or cabin. Footsteps can arrange the details for you and pick you up for a new adventure each day. Paddle, hike, bike and soak all in one complete adventure!

All Women Adventures

All women adventures are empowering and a great way to interact with like minded women. Relax with the girls and take in the sights while honing a outdoor skill. Hike into a back country hut and enjoy local foods made with love. Learn about wild crafting and take part in heart opening yoga practices in enchanting settings.

All women adventures

Interpretive Tours

Interpretive tours can be arranged for those interested in learning more about the diverse flora and fauna of the Koots. Try wild mushroom tours, birding in the wetlands or mountain goat watching. Check out some of the rich history and visit the pioneer town of Sandon, the mining remains on the Galena trail or Retallacks ghost town.

Valhalla Mountain hiking


Transportation will be provided with a certified 15 passenger van with driver to minimize your worries. Footsteps tours will provide pick up and drop off services from central locations. Our van provides a great opportunity for school groups, families, reunions and wedding parties to get together and play together stress free!

Bike and kayak rentals can be pre arranged for you, or feel free to use your own equipment. The van is equipped with bike or storage rack on roof.

Footsteps shuttle loaded with mountain bikes