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.
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.
Work & Travel
My Trip Planner gives you information on less travelled backcountry destinations in Western Canadian Provinces and the Territories in the North. 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 based on my own travels and my years of living on the edge of the Canadian wilderness.
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See & Do
Vernon to Osoyoos – Okanagan road trip itinerary
The whole journey from Vernon to Osoyoos can be done in one day or however long you want it to be. Apart from enjoying the glorious views, you will find many special places to stop along the way. Take your time to enjoy the many beautiful Okanagan parks, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Check the access points to the Rail […]
Scenic Westside Road Vernon to Kelowna
Westside Road is a scenic, alternative route running from Highway 97 near the north end of Okanagan Lake to Highway 97 in West Kelowna. This stretch of road is about 67 km in length with narrow, curvy and hilly sections. Westside Road Come and enjoy Westside Road, a hidden gem in the Okanagan, British Columbia. Explore the Tail of the […]
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 […]
Best Horseback Adventures in 2023
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.