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1. Posted by nicksource (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

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Hi guys,

Next year I would like to visit the rural areas (BC looked very nice) of Canada. I'm just wondering if anyone could recommend any packages/trips to go on? That would include activities like canoeing/rafting/hiking etc or any other activities that are a must do in Canada!

It would be nice not to be too restricted by any packages, time to do your own thing or maybe an area to stay where these activities are easily accessible without pre-booking.

Thanks for any advice! :)

2. Posted by Amie L. (Budding Member 45 posts) 9y

I don't know a lot about this but there are companies like The Great Canadian Adventure Company or The Great Canadian Travel Company that offer more alternative packages.

Good luck..

3. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Honestly Nick, I would just come over, bring a tent/sleeping bag and just find ways to get around. People are real good in B.C.

4. Posted by nicksource (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

What places would be best to fly into/stay at?

That's nice to hear ChubbDub. :)

5. Posted by nicksource (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

I've looked a bit deeper and it's so easy to get a direct flight to Vancouver and arrange all the activities once your there.

How easy is it to go camping in Canada? Is it designated areas? If I wanted to travel much further North of Vancouver to see the more rural areas (which I imagine are North-West) how would I do that, which is the easiest way?

Many thanks.

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Camping in designated areas only - either national, provincial parks or private camp grounds. However, there are TONS of camp grounds. Check out Discover Camping for a list of camp grounds, or also check out BC Parks for more information on provincial parks and Parks Canada for National Parks.

For travel north, best bet is probably bus. Renting a car is obviously maximum flexibility, but does cost more, and would require you to always hike back out to your starting point. Check out this page at the Tourism BC site on some options: Get Around BC. I think "The Dog" (Greyhound) would offer the most destinations: Ride the Dog!

Cheers,
Greg

7. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

Trek America has some cool adventure camping trips through Canada that might be what you're looking for :)

8. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Quoting GregW

Camping in designated areas only - either national, provincial parks or private camp grounds. However, there are TONS of camp grounds. Check out Discover Camping for a list of camp grounds, or also check out BC Parks for more information on provincial parks and Parks Canada for National Parks.

For travel north, best bet is probably bus. Renting a car is obviously maximum flexibility, but does cost more, and would require you to always hike back out to your starting point. Check out this page at the Tourism BC site on some options: Get Around BC. I think "The Dog" (Greyhound) would offer the most destinations: Ride the Dog!

Cheers,
Greg

I would say you can camp anywhere, as long as it's not on someone's property... I've even camped throughout Provincial Parks like Kananaskis, as long as you follow the fire regulations. Growing up my old man and I would just boat up a river for the day, camp or hunt or whatever and then float back down. There is lot's of Crown Land where you can camp and no one will bug you for it. Then again, like Greg said there's lots of campgrounds throughtout... one tip if your staying in a campground, try to stay in a provincial one -- I have found these a lot nicer then most private ones, the only catch is you usually have to book well ahead of time during peak seasons.

9. Posted by tillm35 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi nick,

have you tried www.ranchrider.com as we've boked with them in the past and they've got some some really good options that combine riding and adventure. We did a week of ranching and then a self-drive option so we got to see some of the great scenery too. Maybe worth looking them up ;)

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