Canada is home to one of the most amazing and challenging backpackers in the world. Even the most experienced hikers who have spent time on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest and the Continental Divide will find Canadian terrain, elements and wildlife unlike anything they have experienced. Each part of the country holds its own gem unlike the next door.
Next time you are planning a trip through Northern Neighborhoods, this is one of the best destinations in each province:
Golden NBC is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Trench, surrounded by Canada’s most famous national parks, including Banff Glacier and Jasper. The beauty of backpacking at Golden is a balanced approach to staying in bookend civilization. Your trip is a few nights in a mountain lodge or a stay in Golden is a base camp at Kicking Horse Lodging. Droughts are almost right in front of your door. There will be a shortage of mountain snowcaps throughout the year and alpine lakes as you navigate the Rockies.
Speaking of national parks, you can spend several weeks exploring the vast Jasper National Park, driving west from Edmonton in just a few hours, and setting one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Trekking like the Buller Pass will test your winds in the lungs at an altitude of about 5,000 feet, at a distance of 13 miles. Of course, you can camp along trails with wilderness permits from the park.
The wilderness around Saskatoon is filled with lakes and streams perfect for canoeing. These usually include kayaking / portaging with your boat carrying water on land. It’s a wonderful change from regular backpacking trips and introduces new elements and challenges to outdoor activities. You do not need to dare go out in the middle of nowhere to find these routes as well. Many backpackers depart Saskatoon and take steam south to the wilderness.
There is no better place in Canada to fall asleep with the cascading waterfalls. The Pisew Falls Provincial Park in northeast Manitoba will feel like an intermediate path through the jungle and foliage. This is a very mountainous area of Canada, compared to the western provinces. But there is a unique climate and a view you will never forget.
Most people miss Montreal when they hear about French provinces in Canada. But Quebec’s reach is far and wide across Canada. If ever there is a place along the border to lose yourself literally, here is it. The trail at Lac-du-Pimbina There are dense forests, dense lakes and damp climates on the coast for some interesting hiking.
Northwest Territories and more.
Exploring Northern Canada’s border province is not a matter of mind. But the effort and risk will give you a good return. Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut are home to some of the world’s most distant attractions. And do not be tempted to try them out in the winter, so you can experience the full snowpack in mid-summer. When you explore some of the “civilized” areas of Canada, you have the experience to go north and explore things.