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CANADA TRAVEL ON THE WILD SIDE

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BACKCOUNTRY CANADA TRAVEL

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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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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Horseback riding in Canada

Best Horseback Adventures in 2023

Why not combine your Canadian vacation with a 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. Or check out the Canadian Rockies Combo which includes a helicopter tour, a hike and a horseback ride. Horseback Adventures – […]

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Kens winter camp in the Nicola Valley

Winter Camping In BC, Ken’s Story and Tips

Kens, winter camp in the Nicola River Valley, British Columbia Winter camping in a tent is something I haven’t experienced yet. Therefore Camper Ken is going to share his winter camping story with us and a few tips for staying safe. Winter Camping in BC – Camper Ken’s Story Summer, Thanksgiving and Halloween are over. My days of trolling the […]

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best places Yukon to visit

16 Best Towns and Places in Yukon

Yukon Territory is a thinly populated wilderness, home to Canada’s tallest mountains and the world’s largest ice fields below the Arctic. It’s the place where animals outnumber humans. Tiny towns, villages, and unique places in Yukon are scattered across the land, but they are wide and far apart. Yukon residents have inhabited these regions for generations and many of Yukon’s […]

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Old Anglican Church Fort Smith NWT

17 Best Towns in Northwest Territories

You will connect with something much bigger than yourself when you make the journey to the Northwest Territories. It was an authentic, life-changing experience for me. Visiting the tiny towns in Northwest Territories teaches you awareness of the beauty as well as the struggles of people living up there. Getting to these small communities is half of the adventure. In […]

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Stewart - small town to visit in BC

25 Best Small Towns In BC To Visit

How many times have you driven through small towns in BC on your way to ‘somewhere’, only to find out later that you missed something interesting or special? That sure can be disappointing, especially if you’re unlikely to visit that area again. Hopefully, my collection of small towns in BC will get you to stop next time you drive through […]

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On the road to Botopilas, northern Mexico

Mexico and Canada Now – Top differences you should know

Mexico and Canada are both North American countries, but they are so different. Introduction Canadians come to Mexico to escape the frozen north during the winter months. Mexico has been a popular destination for Canadian snowbirds for decades. Easy entry requirements, welcoming locals, an endless coastline, superb beaches, and cheap margaritas have been attractive to many sun-loving Canadians. Canada and […]

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A stop long Yukons iconi highways

10 Iconic Yukon Highways

Fast, wild, and beautiful – a road trip on Yukon’s iconic highways. The 10 Most Iconic Yukon Highways – Roads To Adventure Get behind the wheel and get ready for a road trip of a lifetime, driving the Yukon highways. There is no better feeling than driving the northern highways and having the roads to yourself. Forget about traffic jams, […]

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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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