Backpacking in Canada
Wilderness camping on beaches, lakes, rivers and mountains
Canada hiking and backpacking adventures, guides and tours
Canada backpacking adventures are some of the most talked about backpacking experiences in the world. Some Canadian backpacking routes are on the cover of magazines and on TOP 10 lists! Canada backpacking can be enjoyed in every season in many parts of of the country.
However, most Canadian backpacking adventures are planned during the spring, summer and fall seasons. There are backpacking adventures following historic pioneer routes, ocean shorelines, chain of lakes, mountain ridges, alpine valleys, forests, heritage rivers, glaciers and more.
In Canada many long haul backpacking adventures lead to wilderness campsites. In many cases the routes are well marked with signage, flags, rock piles and/or tree markers. Along each route are designated campgrounds.
Many of the wilderness campgrounds include tent pads, pit toilets and food caches. Backpackers need to be cautious in the Canadian wilderness and be alert at all times and, at no time,should backpackers make contact with wildlife.
Plan Your Adventure
There are self guided and tour groups providing backpacking adventures in Canada. Good planning, good equipment and survival skills are all a must for any self guided backpacking adventure.
Newbie? Go With a Group or Hire a Guide
For the less experienced hiker there are backpacking tour groups and guiding companies located throughout the country. Most tours and guides are located in areas where backpacking trails are high in numbers. Tour groups and guides provide, in many cases, the transportation to and from the trailhead, the equipment, all meals and an experienced interpretive guide.