Hiking

Comprehensive articles on the best places to go hiking across Canada. Also included are tips and hacks for making the most out of your hiking experience.

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Many families live hectic lives, with working parents and kids involved in more than one activity, and rarely get a chance to even sit down for a meal together let alone spend the day. The BRMB Team has put aside the best “family friendly” hikes across Canada, so you can make the most of your Family Day with your loved ones, get the family out of the house, go explore and make some long-lasting memories the whole family will enjoy!

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February 17, 2017
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Although trail mix can be a great option for a snack on the trail, or a simple snack while camping, store-bought brands can be expensive and come with a lot of unhealthy (and unnecessary) ingredients. That is why we have put together this handy cheat sheet to make your own trail mix, and we have even added some tried and true recipes!



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January 31, 2017
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Not only does the new year mean new resolutions and goals, but a new year also means fresh opportunity to plan some amazing new adventures! With the celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, along with free admission to all National Parks in Canada, there has never been a better time to start adding some of these places to your Backcountry Bucket List! The BRMB Team has rounded up 20 unbelievable adventures to get you started on your Backcountry Bucket List in Canada for 2017.

 

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January 3, 2017
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Before you head out on your backcountry winter adventures, print off our Winter Travel Checklist to to ensure you pack everything you need for a safe and exciting bucket list adventure this season!

 









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2017 is just around the corner, and what better way to ring in the new year than with an outdoor adventure? From backcountry camping in a national park to steaming and soaking in a hot spring, here are our top picks for outdoor adventure across Canada this New Year’s Eve.





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December 20, 2016
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Eager to find the hottest winter adventures? Look no further! We’ve put together a list of the hottest hot springs in Western Canada, so kick back, relax and let the adventures soothe you.





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November 9, 2016
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When Animals Attack

October 21, 2016

The Backroad Mapbooks team knows that wildlife can be one of the major hazards encountered in the outdoors. We’ve put together a list of wildlife species to watch out for, how to avoid encounters and what to do if attacked.

 




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October 21, 2016
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A mother and Backroad Mapbooks employee had the scare of a lifetime on a local hiking trail. Here is an account of her run-in with an aggressive black bear, as well as some tips and pointers on how to stay safe in the woods.  



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October 11, 2016
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Best Hikes to See Fall Foliage

September 20, 2016

Before this short season slips away from you, make sure you head out to enjoy these 15 fantastic spots for fall hiking so you too can take in the best fall foliage views.









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September 20, 2016
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Between the turquoise waters of Joffre Lakes to the panoramic view of the sea to sky corridor from the Stawamus Chief, these, and many other local Vancouver hikes, have become very popular due to social media. Both captivating locations have been tagged and geotagged on Instagram tens of thousands of times, so with this kind of traffic online you can only imagine the traffic when hiking these spots is even busier.

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September 14, 2016
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Summer may be drawing to a close, but hunting season is in full swing and many Saskatchewan residents aren’t slowing down when it comes to outdoor recreation. To celebrate the intense beauty of the Saskatchewan autumn, we’ve put together some handy tips and links for eating well in the backcountry.




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September 14, 2016
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Hamber Provincial Park

August 24, 2016

At only 240 square kilometers in size, you may think that Hamber Provincial Park is one you can skip out on during your trip through the Rockies, but think again! Well known for its incredible scenery and impressive geological features, Hamber Provincial Park is a “must do” for the true backcountry explorer.








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August 24, 2016
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