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CANADA TRAVEL ON THE WILD SIDE

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Yrene

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Welcome to Backcountry Canada Travel, the stepping-stone to Western and Northern Canada’s wilderness. Canada is wild and wonderful and you don’t need to be rich to see it. Check out my website with free and epic content and get inspired.

You will find insider tips on visas, work and travel, and epic road trips. Get information on budget travel in Canada and places to backpack, hike, horseback ride and camp in the wild. Learn about off-the-beaten-track places and how to turn travel in Canada into an adventure.

Canada is known for its spectacular scenery and secluded campsites. Find out what off-road driving and a road trip to the Arctic Ocean are all about.

Best of all, I give you information on the basic skills you need to survive on a road trip through Canada’s wilderness. Discover the best Canadian small-town and rodeos and the wild west and – how to meet the locals. My blog posts keep you updated with insider travel tips and inspirations.

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START HERE Plan Your Wilderness Adventure

It can be difficult to know where to start when planning a Canadian road trip. What’s the first step? Where do you gather all the information? Here you’ll find links to the best articles on this site related to Canada and how to plan a trip – whether it’s a two-week Wilderness Adventure or a one or two-year-long stay.

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Trip Planner

My Trip Planner gives you information on less travelled backcountry destinations in Western Canadian Provinces and the Territories in the NorthHere 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 based on my own travels and my years of living on the edge of the Canadian wilderness.

 

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Haines Highway - Haines Road to Haines Alaska

Haines Highway Itinerary Yukon to Alaska

Travel from the highest mountains in Canada to the ocean port of Haines, Alaska on the Lynn Canal. My Haines Highway itinerary covers one of the most spectacular drives in the North with jaw-dropping scenery.  Plenty of pull-outs allow you to stop to admire the view. Haines Highway Itinerary from Haines Junction, Yukon to Haines, Alaska My multi-day trip to […]

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Historic Eagle Alaska

Taylor Highway Itinerary to Eagle Alaska from Tok

Follow my Taylor Highway Itinerary, with a side trip to historic Eagle Alaska. Taylor Highway to Eagle is about as remote as it gets. I promise you, it’s worth the drive. Epic Taylor Highway to Eagle Alaska The epic Taylor Highway, also known as Alaska Route 5 begins at Tetlin Junction on the Alaska Highway, 12 miles southeast of Tok, […]

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Best of Yukon and Alaska road trip

Solo Yukon and Alaska – Round Trip Itinerary from Whitehorse

A wilderness Yukon and Alaska round trip itinerary with a difference from Whitehorse with many side trips and places off the beaten track. Follow my footsteps for a road trip of a lifetime. A wilderness round trip through Yukon and Alaska with camping and hiking is a wonderful adventure. You will travel through breathtaking scenery and camp in remote places. […]

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Nisga'a Highway BC

Exploring Nass Valley BC – Lava Fields and Nisga’a Villages

Nass Valley BC is a place to experience the wonders of remote northwestern British Columbia. The dramatic landscape together with the Nisga’a culture makes the Nass Valley a unique experience and an amazing road trip. Canada’s most recent lava flow transformed the region into a breathtaking landscape with lava fields, waterfalls, and hot springs. Backroad maps are the best for […]

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Lundbreck General Store, Alberta Towns

19 Best Alberta Towns to visit

When you travel across Alberta’s varied landscapes of mountains, prairies, barren badlands and vast coniferous forests, make sure to stop at the small Alberta towns along the way. Meeting locals is the best part of road-tripping and a way to find out firsthand what the province of Alberta is all about. You most likely will spend time in the major […]

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Horseback riding in Canada

Best Horseback Adventures in 2024

Why not combine your Canadian vacation with an hour or day-long horseback adventure? Heading out on a guided trail ride with a well-established outfitter and exploring the surrounding wilderness followed by a Cowboy Cookout will be a special experience you won’t forget. Authentic multi-day wilderness ranch vacations and horse pack wilderness trips are not for everyone. Therefore, choosing a trail […]

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Hi, I’m Yrene

I’m the founder of BackcountryCanadaTravel.com, the travel website that specializes in Western Canada, the Yukon, and Northwest Territories. I sold Silver Spur Trails Wilderness Guest Ranch in Lumby, BC in September 2018 and have been a Nomad since.

Born in Switzerland, I lived and worked on different continents and have travelled the world. That’s me, an Entrepreneur, wilderness nut, and animal lover who prefers off-the-beaten-track places. I write about things I love. Mostly.

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Ranch, Lumby BC