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 suitable guest 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.
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 AdventureIt 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.
Choosing a vehicle for road tripping is not the same experience for everyone. What kind of vehicle to buy depends on your expectations, on your way of travel, on your comfort level and on your bank account. With the huge selection of vehicles available the options are endless. I’m looking for a vehicle for long-term travel to replace my old […]
Do you rather live in a small country town and put up with small crap than committing to city life? I have experienced both, the anonymous lifestyle of big cities as well as the tightly knitted communities of small towns and rural communities in Canada. No matter what country you’re in, living in a small town and in a rural […]
Many of us have sold rural properties, some of us more than once; others may still try to sell. How long did it take you to sign the deal? Has it been years and you’re still waiting for the right buyer? Selling property out in the country is different from selling a house or condo in a city. Depending on […]
Many Canadian cities have a similar look when you first arrive, with the main road lined with motels, fast food joints and large Department Stores. Don’t let this put you off. The centre of Vernon may look bland, but you will discover special places which you will remember for a long time to come. The Vernon itinerary is packed with […]
For most of us, our Smartphone has become our constant companion and we can’t imagine life without it anymore. With a huge selection of travel apps available for everything we can think of it is challenging to pick the most useful apps for our trip. For this list, I picked 13 travel apps especially useful when touring Canada. In addition, check […]
This time, getting ready for the big change and life on the road is much tougher for me than ever before. I have to admit, it’s partly due to my age. As you grow older things seem to get more complicated. Not only do I worry about the road ahead of me, I also struggle with the getting ready process. […]
Canada is the land of driving and big cars, but Canada’s car rental prices will shock you. When you fly into Canada you don’t have many choices. A car is often the only way to reach the spectacular destinations for which Canada is famous for. Other transportation will get you around the cities and from one town to another, but […]
Cabin fever is a common shared experience across northern latitudes. We mostly use the term Cabin Fever for being bored and confined and feeling trapped. For Northerners, this means counting the restless days until the ice breakup and the chance to get underway. I never knew until this winter what cabin fever truly means. Every winter since my arrival in […]