About Me


Adventure Seeker / Mother / Yogi / Foodie / Skier

Claire Levesque

Welcome to Hiking with Claire! I’m passionate about hiking and deeply love the mountains that are my home.

I call these beautiful peaks “God’s Cathedrals.” Whether exploring a forested trail, birdwatching, or completing a challenging ascent, I know I’m right where I want to be. These are the same experiences I want you to have!

I am a strong and supportive leader who believes in helping people find joy and adventure in the outdoors. Your hike is custom tailored for your skills and interests. And your safety is my top priority – if you want a balance of challenge and fun away from the crowds, you’ve come to the right place!

Claire’s Credentials

  • Degree in recreation leadership and management
  • ACMG hiking guide
  • Executive member of the Alpine Club of Canada (Hinton/Jasper, AB region)
  • First female to finish the “Passport to the Peaks” (Grande Cache, AB)
  • Nearing 200 peak milestone, inclusive trekking in Nepal
  • Fluent in French and English

My Trip To Nepal

My favourite trip outside of Canada was 25 inspiring days spent in Nepal on the legendary Kanchenjunga Trek. Kanchenjunga is the third tallest mountain in the world and widely considered one of the most beautiful mountain massifs anywhere.

Kanchenjunga means “Five Treasures of the Great Snow.” This is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga.

This was an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalaya where the scale of both mountain and valley is difficult to comprehend. The peaks are visible in the distance for days, floating like ships on a distant sea. Kanchenjunga is classed as a demanding trek due to its remoteness and altitude.

Previously for camping only, there are now more affordable teahouse routes that take you past stunning Himalayan vistas, ancient forests, prime wildlife habitat, and into the heart of traditional cultures and communities.

Although I can’t promise you Kanchenjunga, your day with me at Hiking With Claire will be the next best thing!


Kanchenjuunga Mountains