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.
Never hike alone in the backcountry, find someone to hike with. This is what you read in any publication that offers hiking advice. You might run into a grizzly, be attacked by a cougar, slip on the trail and get injured, or you get terribly lost. Many reviews about hiking make this a fair statement; never hike alone. The dangers […]
Canada has only a limited offer in ways of budget travel for backpackers. Therefore I’m excited to interview Jared about his new travel company Out Here Travel. After many years in a conventional job, Jared decided to share his outdoor experience and the amazing country Canada with travellers and adventurers from around the world and start a Travel Company. Yrene: Could […]
When you learn English in a language school you are taught how to speak and write ‘proper’ English. Slang terms are not part of a conventional English course. The big surprise hits you when you visit an English speaking country and hear strange expressions and slang you’ve never heard before. Because of the large size of the country, it’s no surprise that […]
We all know that mobile phones (called cell phones in Canada, or cell) are the best way to keep in touch when you’re on the road. What you might not know as a tourist is, that cell phone rates in Canada are shockingly expensive and rank as some of the highest in the world. Therefore, I suggest you decide on […]
Travelling is often a family event and what goes with it is capturing picture memories on camera. It feels good to post our family pictures on social media and let everybody know how we spend our dream vacation. We know that baby pictures always get many Likes followed by lots of loving comments filled with compliments about our beautiful children. […]
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? […]
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.