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Land Activities > Hiking

Canada is a country of extremes – from soaring mountains to rugged coastline, and from arid desert to lush rainforest, it’s a hiker and trail runner’s paradise just waiting to be explored! Depending on the difficulty level and the length of your hike, equipment can range from a pair of boots and the essentials, to tents and full camping gear.

 

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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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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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The Great Trail of Canada

The Great Trail of Canada

Whether you are looking for a place to hike, cycle, paddle, ride, cross-country ski or snowmobile, you can find an experience that resonates with you. As the longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways.

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10 Safety Tips for Hiking in Banff

10 Safety Tips for Hiking in Banff

The great outdoors beckons from Banff; there are many beautiful areas to explore. Hiking is a beautiful way to see the park and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Help make your hike a pleasant experience by following these 10 safety tips for Banff hikes.

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Safe travel in bear country

Safe travel in bear country

The Canadian Rocky and Columbia Mountains are home to both grizzly and black bears. You can run into a bear anywhere here, be it on a busy trail close to town or in the remote backcountry. Bears generally prefer to avoid people. However, encounters between bears and people do occur.

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The essentials for a safe adventure

The essentials for a safe adventure

Whether you’re finally doing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, looking forward to day hikes on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, or anything in between, your adventure will be more enjoyable if you follow a few smart tips.

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Hike Smart

Hike Smart

You won’t miss out on the spectacular views, wildlife sightings, and connection with nature by choosing an easier trail for your adventure. Don’t overestimate your abilities. Read the tips for a smart adventure and take the take to prepare.

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