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CANADA TRAVEL ON THE WILD SIDE

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BACKCOUNTRY CANADA TRAVEL

This is your stepping-stone to the wilderness of Western 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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Travel Blog

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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Travel light with carry-on

How to travel light with Carry-on only

Have you ever thought of ditching your bulky suitcase and travel light with carry-on only? You have come to the right place. During my recent backpacking trip to Portugal, I travelled with a 40-litre backpack weighing only just over 12 kilograms. The backpack held all my belongings for the four-week trip and it was January, the middle of winter. I […]

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How to find the best airfare deal online

How to find the best airfare deal for Canada

Most of our trip planning starts with the tiresome, repeated search for the cheapest flight and best airfare deal to our travel destination. Flight travel still adds up to one of the largest expenses for a trip to Canada, or anywhere else in the world of travel. Still, there are amazing flight deals out there to be discovered if you […]

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Camping for free in Canada

How To Find Free Camping In Canada

Free camping in Canada is known as boondocking, dry camping or wild camping, and can be found all over Canada. Don’t let high fees and crowded campgrounds keep you from going on a backcountry camping adventure; free camping in Canada is totally possible and it will boost your budget. During my recent camping trip, I stayed in some of the […]

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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