Part of making the wilderness accessible is making
Are able to respond to emergency situation when you venture out? I’ve written a guide to the 10 Essentials which covers all the vital items, like navigation tools and a first aid kit, that you might need in the backcountry.
4 Best hiking trails in Vancouver
There are quite a few reasons you should visit Vancouver, a city that is often considered to be one of the world’s best places to live. As the best-known city in the province of British Columbia, Vancouver has a very interesting official motto: “By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper,” and it happens to be very descriptive of the quality of life you can find here. Hiking Note by TracksAndTrails : Hikers, after you are inspired by this article and want to explore the beauty of Vancouver, BC, review the 10 hiking essentials. The downtown area of Vancouver is clean, sleek, and ultra-modern, but it happens to be surrounded by pristine natural scenery that simply begs to be explored. If you are curious about hiking opportunities in Vancouver, the first thing you should know is that there are dozens of trails near the city and hundreds more just outside of the urban centers. Vancouver hiking is one of the many outdoor activities regularly enjoyed by locals, and it can be a great experience for visitors. Vancouver hiking trails range from leisure strolls around lakes to challenging mountain paths that require patience, stamina, and trekking experience. The following recommendations for Vancouver […]
Camper Van Rentals Canada
Camper Van Rentals and Touring Canada Camper Van rentals in Canada give tourists the best way to enjoy a self guided tour of what Canada has to offer. Canada is a country with borders on three of the world’s five oceans. This means that if you are used to traveling in Europe, Canada will require a completely different strategy to complete your tour. This article provides a few strategies that will allow you to have an epic Camper Van tour in Canada and has image and video that will leave you with a thirst for more! The following Canada Tour options have a variety of time required for each. The least amount of time is at the #8 Camperv Van Tour option and the most amount of time required to complete the Canadian adventure is #1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeRKhQFdoUY&feature=emb_logo Canada Self Guided Camper Van Tour Option #1 Cross Canada and visit as many provinces as possible! When planning an across Canada adventure itinerary, you will have vast distances to travel in your campervan to get from one side to another. Beginning by camper van in Vancouver, it requires at least 60 hours of solid non-stop driving to cross Canada and dip your […]
The Great Divide Trail
The Rocky Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, one of which is the epic Great Divide Trail. Beginning in Waterton Lakes National Park, the trail ends near Kakwa Provincial Park. The trail follows the crest of the Rocky Mountains which separates Alberta and British Columbia. It is a whopping 1100km walk! The route is not well marked, leaving you to explore the trail as you wish through the vast wilderness and incredible sceneries. Hiking the Great Divide Trail is not for the faint of heart and can be a challenge for even the most experienced hikers. Walking long distances in the wilderness can take a toll and you’ll be wise to remember that many wild and dangerous animals call this their home. You’ll be passing through five National Parks and eight Provincial Parks, as well as wilderness areas, so you’ll need to be alert for signs of black bears, bobcats, and wolves as well as other dangerous wildlife like Elk and Moose. If you get into trouble along the trail, help is not always close by and you’ll most likely be hiking in complete solitude so keep this in mind when preparing […]
Saddle Mountain Lookout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p5sNy-ieh8 Reaching the summit of Saddle Mountain (locally known as Saddleback)
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British Columbia Hiking Trails
British Columbia hiking trails offer almost any type of hike that an outdoor enthusiast can dream of when dreaming of the perfect backcountry escape! From gated and groomed trails to backcountry camping, you will find a hiking trail that will excede your expectations. If having a trail to mark your way is too civilzed, then British Columbia crown land offers miles and miles of wild untamed areas where
British Columbia Hiking and Quinzee Building
British Columbia Hiking is alive and well even in the winter. 10 degrees below zero was the perfect temperature for our winter snowshoeing hike on McCulloch Lake near Kelowna BC. Pictures of the British Columbia Winter Hike can be found at www.tracksandtrails.ca and the video showing how we tested the Quinzee strength after sleeping in it is below. Snowshoeing across McCulloch Lake was a great experience
BC Backcountry Shelter Building
Yesterday (early March) I went out to practice some shelter building and other survival and Search and Rescue skills as our final SAR test is coming up soon. I found that there was a lot less snow than I expected up on Mount Hayman. There was no snow at the Trail head on the end of Bartley Road. Up at the trail at the 2 to 3 km area there
Mount Revelstoke National Park in the Selkirks
With spring here it is time to think about penciling in some backpacking vacation time into the Calendar. Soon I will have my schedule posted here so individuals can email me the dates in which they may be able to join us on. I made an inquiry about Mount Revelstoke hiking and camping by emailed one of the national park employees for the area and he kindly emailed back
British Columbia Hiking in Big White Ski Area?
Recently a tracksandtrails.ca visitor emailed the following question. If you can add to the information please post your information in the comments section below. Question: Staying at Big White from June 5-10. Do you have suggestions on some good hikes in that area or down highway 33 etc? We are both in decent shape, but don’t have a GPS. We will take trail marking tape with us however. Also, is there a place to access the Kettle Valley Trestles from that end? Do we need to worry about bears or coyotes? Clayton’s Answer: I have not hiked Big White myself in the off season but I am told that from the village you can take a trail that loops around the summit and comes back to the village. I am sure that the administration will have more details on that. I will continue to look for someone who has hiked the area in the summertime and give you an update if I can verify any hiking information. Down highway 33 there is a plethora of summertime hiking and exploration possibilities. One hike that you may find out about is the Okanagan High Rim Trail. It is a hike that is […]
BC Hiking Trails in the Okanagan’s Kelowna area.
I didn’t have a planned hike but the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue had activity that got me up and about in the Mculloch Lake and KVR area. There is still too much snow to hike in the higher elevations to hike but the snowmobiling and snowshoeing is quite fine. Wile I was up in the hills my wife and boys went up to Crawford Trails in East Kelowna BC. While this area is some of finest mountain biking in BC, it is still a great area for taking a hike in British Columbia. CRAWFORD REPORT: As of the end of March 2008 there is still a lot of snow on the upper 3/4 ‘s of the area and many of the small trails have blow downs crossing the hiking trails. TICKS: Something that surprised me was the fact that my kids came home with the first Ticks of the year. I thought there was no danger of having ticks stick to me while I hike in BC until May but if you are hiking in a British Columbia grassy area I guess that issue begins now.
British Columbia Survival Camp
The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue Survival Training Camp and testing weekend began with the early morning chill still in the air. A bright March sun had wiped it away by the time our snowshoes were strapped on and we began our way to the navigation, belaying / rope work, communications and other practical testing area near Idabel Lake. After lunch at Zeke’s cabin, the 7 MIT’s were led by the COSAR trainers into the woods and directed to go further into the woods at various headings for several hundred metres and to build an overnight shelter. There are a few shelter pictures below. Overnight the temperatures dropped to approx. minus 10 celcius but we all survived. The main thing that I would do different with my next shelter will beto make sure a plastic flap is drooped over the front of the survival shelter to keep in the body heat and the heat from the candles. I will also add a cheese cloth to my 24 hour pack to filter the snow or maybe even a coffee filter to pour my melted snow water through prior to drinking it. Remember to always leave some water in your cup or […]
Report on Lynx in the Okanagan
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