Canada is a wild country - and not in the sense of warring communities - but in the sense of nature. The country is 80 percent jungle and 20% civilization. There are so many places you can go backpacking. In a country that measures 9.9 million square kilometers and the second largest in the world, you can be sure that you can never exhaust places to go backpacking.
Canada is a wild country - and not in the sense of warring communities - but in the sense of nature. The country is 80 percent jungle and 20% civilization. There are so many places you can go backpacking. In a country that measures 9.9 million square kilometers and the second largest in the world, you can be sure that you can never exhaust places to go backpacking. Below are some of the popular haunts by backpackers.
Banff National Park
This is the most popular national park in Canada. It boasts a whopping 80 trails that take you deep into the Rocky Mountains. It is a backpackers dream. The most popular site inside the Banff National Park is the Johnston Canyon and Tunnel Mountain Trail where you can see Hoodoo rock Formations.
Pacific Rim National Park
Located on the west coast of Canada, Pacific Rim National Park is an embodiment of what most of Canada is. The park overlooks the Pacific Ocean, boasts a cool and wet climate, has a diverse variety of flora and fauna and boasts tidal and sub-tidal vegetation. It is one of the best places for the backpackers to test their survival mettle.
The Niagara Falls is the most hiked, most popular and the most scenic place in North America. If you want to meet the ultimate challenge for a backpacker, then the Niagara Falls is the place to be. The Waterfalls and the surrounding forests present a good place to camp, fish, hike and watch the Canadian night sky as you listen to the lore of Native Canadians.
Glacier National Park
This is the oldest park in Canada. It is also where the great Trans-Canada highway comes to an end. From here on, it is jungle and rolling mountain ranges. You can have a 360 degrees view of the Vista Peaks at the Glacier Circle. It is one of the most challenging places to backpack in Canada.
Algonquin National Park
Located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in Central Ontario, Canada, Algonquin National Park is ideal for family backpackers. It is a relatively easy backpacking destination compared to others. Its nearness to other Ontario attractions make it a must visit for backpackers.
Wherever you go, you will hear popular tales of the uniqueness of Canadian backpacking experience. Why not visit any of the above places and have the experience yourself instead of listening to stories?
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