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Winter Activities > Back Country Touring

The best part about Canada in the wintertime is the vast backcountry areas that beckon you to go earn your turns. Whether you’re on telemark or touring gear, on your snowboard or snowshoes, there’s limitless terrain on which you can get out and play!

Though it is beautiful, the Canadian backcountry is remote and can be unpredictable. Severe weather and avalanches are two of its primary hazards, so for any backcountry travel you – and everyone in your group – must be self-sufficient. If you’re travelling in avalanche terrain, ensure that you and your group also have proper avalanche training. No matter which backcountry sport you choose – skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or snowmobiling – always be thoroughly prepared before you head out.

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Weather Office

Weather Office

Weather forecast and alerts for Canada. Seasonal, marine, satellite view and extended forecast.

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Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. We issue daily avalanche forecasts throughout the winter for much of the mountainous regions of western Canada, providing this free information via our website and our app, Avalanche Canada Mobile.

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Alpine Club of Canada

Alpine Club of Canada

The Alpine Club of Canada has 24 local sections across the country from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island and the Yukon. We’ve been passionate about climbing, hiking and skiing in alpine environments for over 100 years. Everyone is welcome.

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National Trail

National Trail

The scenic 10,000 kilometre foot trail is growing to connect the Atlantic to the Pacific. Already, trails spanning much of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are in use. Once established, the trail corridor will help to protect our heritage of natural landscapes and historic places, and provide passage, habitat, and refuge for wildlife.

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