You don't have to travel across the world to get off the map. British Columbia's Haida Gwaii boasts uncharted coastline, seaside hot springs, and more sea lions, whales, and bears than you can count.
Explore the best of Yoho National Park.
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Escape time as you glide through an endless chain of connected lakes.
Hit four technical summits in the birthplace of North American mountaineering.
Link two gorgeous cabins by scrambling through craggy alpine country.
Routefind across precipitous ridges to an ice-filled lake.
Empty of people, that is. Because the 3,000 miles of wilderness that stretch from Newfoundland's fjordlike coastal cliffs to British Columbia's rainforest and skyscraping peaks are brimming with every type of mountain, water, and wildlife adventure a card-carrying backpacker could want—crowds not included. Our Rocky Mountain Field Editor spent two months exploring places we've never covered to assemble our most extensive guide to Canadian backcountry yet.
Find caribou, moose, and bald eagles on a hut-to-hut trek in an undiscovered park.
Ten trails. Ten unmatched miles each. Get maximum bang for each boot step on hikes that our most-traveled contributors call their all-time favorites.
Watch your step on Utah' Highline Trail. The nonstop views and rampant wildlife are distractingly spectacular. Plus: Gaze away on 9 more elevated hikes.
Immerse yourself in Minnesota's liquid wilderness.
Tackle Vancouver Island’s wild coast.
Tents are better, but if the time comes, building a snow shelter isn't that hard.
The white, fluffy, subzero-temperature-loving polar bear takes this title.
Paddle out to Ontario's Slate Islands where canoe and caribou are a plenty in this video of these majestic animals and marvel at a slideshow of close-up images.
Coastal views, mountains, and fjords await on the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland's Gros Morne National Park.
Hike the best section of the Great Divide Trail.
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Canada's outdoor playground par excellence
The stampede is over--but not the fun--in this trailhead town.
The Long Trail offers steep climbs and solitude-and a whiff of border intrigue.
Backpack Lake Huron's shores, kayak the St. Lawrence Islands, and camp along Lake Superior
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A glacial sculpture of incredible symmetry in northern Canada
Memorable panoramas of Glacier National Park's high peaks
An Arctic wildlife extravaganza
Explore a glacier-covered forest near the Canadian Rockies' highest peak
This gorgeous alpine lake hike sports huge glacier views just an hour outside of Vancouver.
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Yoho National Park, British Columbia
Jasper National Park, Alberta
Camping with kids can plant a wild seed in them that will grow as they do-but only if you get them Out There.
Hike a rugged, historically rich trail for 21 miles along a nearly deserted island off British Columbia's coast.
When you're deep in the wilds, a bedraggled stranger wandering into camp triggers a moral dilemma: Offer him dinner or run for the hills?
When bushwacking a trail, go high altitude and stay there.
For 30 years, some wide-eyed dreamers have been chiseling a 745-mile route through the Canadian Rockies. The result is a labor of love set to become one of North America's most magnificent long trails.
Just because it's flat and treeless doesn't mean it's easy hiking.
Can you tackle our readers' favorite long trail? Test your hiking mettle against the Continental Divide Trail.
Compared with the rough-and-tumble Chilkoot Trail, the Senate is a walk in the park for Ione Christensen.
If you run into the big white bears, should you be scared?
In mountains most hikers don't even know exist, the 150-mile Cohos Trail just waiting to carry you far from the crowds and on to Canada.
Like your first love, you never forget your initial visit to the Arctic.
Looking for a really wild time? Grab your passport and head to Canada, where the mountains are big, the views stretch beyond your imagination, and you can't fling a moose pellet without hitting some kind of wildlife.
Who says the Appalachian Trail has to stop in Maine? Certainly not some plucky Canadians, who're extending the long-trail concept 600 more miles into their homeland.
Vancouver's Juan de Fuca Marine Trail offers the best of both worlds in a challenging and surprising 29-mile ramble.
The bison are relics from the past, and the wolves know no fear. Welcome to Wood Buffalo National Park, where time stands still and the land shrugs off man's attempts to alter its primitive spirit.
At the edge of the world, Canada's Algonquin Provincial Park offers a window to the past.
When it came to continent crossing, the noted U.S. explorers were a step behind Canada's Alexander Mackenzie. And until you hike his namesake trail, you can't truly appreciate the toughness of his journey or the magnitude of his accomplishment.