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Yrene

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BACKCOUNTRY CANADA TRAVEL

This is your stepping-stone to the wilderness of Western Canada and Northern Canada with valuable insider tips on visas, work and travel, budget travel and epic road trips. I introduce you to a unique English language school and wilderness ranch for your western cowboying experience.  Here you find a selection of TOP Guided Tours and Attractions to make the most of your bucket list trip.

Canada is known for secluded campsites, best places to backpack, hike, and camp. Find out what off-road driving in the Canadian wilderness is all about.

Best of all, I teach you the basic 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.

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Backcountry Travel Canada

START HERE Plan Your Wilderness Adventure

It can be difficult to know where to start when planning a road trip 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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A stop long Yukons iconi highways

Yukon highways, iconic roads to adventure

Fast, wild and beautiful – a road trip on Yukon’s iconic highways. 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, busy roads and driving stress. Enjoy the fantastic scenery from […]

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Keep safe on a solo road trip

How to keep safe on a solo road trip in Canada

Venturing on many epic road trips has taught me how to be safe travelling solo through Canada’s most remote places. I’m pretty much relaxed and I feel safe when I’m on the road. Of course, we never know what can happen during an extended trip. Fortunately, after travelling solo on many of Canada’s wild highways I have the experience and […]

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How I survive the coronavirus era

Instead of going North, I’m stuck at home

The situation hit me this morning. A beep on my cell phone and my Google Calendar popped up with the message: Going North. This was a reminder of my timeline planning I did when I was in Mexico in February. I never heard of Coronavirus or Covid-19 at the time. Now I’m stuck at home. I’m grateful that I got […]

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The Kaohan Shuttle Train Lillooet BC

Guaranteed Rugged Rail Journey On The Kaoham Shuttle

(This article was published in the June 2019 edition of Globerovers Magazine) The Kaoham Shuttle is Canada’s most breathtaking hidden Train Journey from Lillooet to Seton Portage, British Columbia The train adventure starts in the small town of Lillooet, a special place surrounded by towering mountains, deep canyons, roaring rivers and crystal clear lakes. This unique piece of heaven situated […]

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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