Canadian Rockies


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Cold winter days got you feeling a little rough? Well, there is nothing better than spending a day with some four-legged friends to help pipe up your spirits! Dog sledding is a unique and exciting way to enjoy the winter and an even better reason to get out and try something new. Here are 8 Great places to try it in Canada!

 

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January 20, 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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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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The days of fast and light summer camping are gone with the wind and it's time to embrace the beauty of the changing season. Instead of packing up your camping gear, pack up some essential items to keep you camping comfortably right until the first snowfall. Here we’ve got a list of ideal essentials to bring on your fall camping trip this year!

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September 28, 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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Kakwa Provincial Park

July 15, 2016

Only 650 square kilometers in size, Kakwa Wildlands Park/Provincial Park and Protected Area is one of the smaller parks to explore in the Canadian Rockies, but certainly does not fall short on adventures. As the only road into the park is a forestry road network, Kakwa is very remote and often very quiet, so it’s the perfect destination for backcountry explorers. 





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July 15, 2016
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Canada Parks Day 2016

July 14, 2016

Each year millions of people from Canada, and around the world, head out to our incredible backcountry to enjoy our 42 breathtaking National Parks. Ranging in landscapes from rugged Canadian Rockies, to vast prairies, and thundering ocean tides, the array of adventures to be found within these national treasures, are endless.





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July 14, 2016
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The highest mountain in the southern continental ranges of the Canadian Rockies, Mount Assiniboine is also well known as the “Matterhorn of the Rockies” due to its resemblance of the Matterhorn in the Alps. Located along the British Columbia/Alberta border, along the Great Divide, the 3,618 m high mountain is certainly a sight for sore eyes, or sore legs from hiking. 



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July 13, 2016
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5,625 hectares within the western ranges of the southern Rocky Mountains, you can find exceptional alpine landscapes, stunning glaciers, jagged mountain peaks and exhilarating blue lakes. Elk Lakes Provincial Park, much of which is situated above treeline, is an incredible scene of everything you can expect to see in the Canadian Rockies, and much more.

 



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June 29, 2016
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Yoho National Park

June 23, 2016

Situated on the western side of the Continental Divide, Yoho National Park is one of the smallest parks in the Canadian Rockies, covering only 1,313 square kilometers, but is not small on adventure. The amount of amazing things Yoho has to offer is in the name itself, as Yoho is a Cree expression of awe and wonder. 







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June 23, 2016
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At 3,954 meters, Mount Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and has the most prominent view of the panoramic mountain tops. Being so scenic, you can imagine that Mount Robson is very well photographed, including from the most popular location along the Yellowhead Highway.









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June 23, 2016
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