BACKCOUNTRY CANADA TRAVEL GUIDE
Your stepping-stone to the wilderness of Western Canada with valuable tips on visas, work and travel, budget travel. I introduce you to unique English language schools and wilderness ranches and help you find a suitable guest ranch for your western cowboying experience.
Best of all, I teach you basic wilderness skills you need to survive in the wilderness. Discover the best Canadian small town rodeos and the wild west and – how to meet the locals. My blog posts keep you updated with insider travel tips and inspirations.
START HERE Plan Your Wilderness Adventure
It can be difficult to know where to start when planning your dream trip to Canada.
What’s the first step? Where do you gather all the information?
Here you’ll find links to the pages and best articles on this site related to planning a trip to Canada – whether it’s a two-week Wilderness Adventure or a one or two-year-long stay.
My Trip Planner gives you information on backcountry destinations in Western Canada. Here you also find “good to know” insider tips with general Canada facts, where to find the best topo maps, about wildlife, climate and weather. Find out what kind of backcountry accommodation is available, about car rental and everything else you need to know for your trip. The information and advice are taken from my own travels and from my years of living on the edge of the wilderness.
One of the biggest challenges for a first-time traveller to Canada with limited knowledge of the English language is trip planning. Annina’s dream was to learn English on a ranch. Searching the Internet she came across my blog Unique English Language Schools in Canada and knew that this was what she had in mind. A language school in one of […]
The North Okanagan boosts some of the most spectacular hikes in British Columbia. Walk through old growth forest over moss-covered floors and follow the trails up to alpine meadows surrounded by jagged mountains and stunning glaciers. For every adventure traveller, an all-day backcountry hiking experience during an Okanagan vacation is a must. When venturing into the remote countryside you will […]
What’s Up With “No Trespassing” Signs When You Travel In Canada? – Why Landowners want to keep you out!
When I first moved to Canada I didn’t get it either. Especially out in the country with a meagre population you come across No Trespassing signs frequently. Private Property – Keep Out – Trespassers will be prosecuted. What are the reasons for all this? What does it mean? Why are Canadians so possessive about their property and worried about trespassers? […]
Who hasn’t heard about a lush valley in British Columbia, known for its mild climate, its fruit orchards, and vineyards, known for the wine trail with its superb wineries? It’s the Okanagan Valley, of course, well featured in Tourist brochures. But guess what? Wine tasting and playing golf are not the only things to do in the Okanagan Valley, there […]
A lifetime is too short to explore all of Canada’s amazing parks. I will never see them all. Still, I take every opportunity I get to discover a park I haven’t been to before. This time I was doing a trip to Clearwater, British Columbia for a Thermomix cooking event at a beautiful home close to the turn-off for Wells […]
Majestic mountains, glacier-fed lakes, rushing rivers, and the four seasons we all love; Canada and Switzerland have many similarities, and yet they are so different. Switzerland and Canada are often compared in terms of “quality of living”. During my recent trip to Switzerland, I focused on catching some differences between the two countries. Despite my Swiss origin, I seem to […]
I love to go places but always dread the long flights taking me there. My frequent trips to Europe often take me via London Heathrow or Toronto Pearson International airports, involving stressful transfers. Even thinking about it gives me the chills. You can choose other routes and miss out on the two giant airports, but most probably the trip will […]
Who remembers them? Whoever has been to Silver Spur Trails the last few years will remember my miracle horses. Maybe you have ridden one of them and have a special memory or a photograph? Please send it to me, and add something to my memory. I will never forget them, my miracle horses; they all will be remembered and live […]
RANCH FOR SALE LUMBY BC
Horse Ranch, Guest Ranch, Wilderness Retreat. It’s like living in a retreat, a private setting, away from it all, surrounded by a prestige wilderness.
This 78.3 acre property comes with two titles (59.5 acres and 18.7 acres). Located at the edge of the Monashee Mountains in the North Okanagan Valley bordering crown land makes this a recreational heaven. Miles of trails for horseback riding or ATV’s straight at your front door. Here you can enjoy a recreational lifestyle full of fishing, hunting and trail riding.