The great lands of Canada inspire images of vast, empty and desolate spaces, huge tracts of alpine forests and lakes, and towering and majestic snow-capped mountains containing near-limitless skiing opportunities. Backcountry skiing trips in Canada are full of near-perfect conditions, with constant, heavy snow and ideal weather to indulge in this addictive activity. Take a pick from our selection of backcountry skiing trips in Canada, and prepare to be wowed!
What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Canada?
Canada has some of the finest natural scenery on the planet, and the sheer size of the country means that almost every imaginable form of landscape, scenery and terrain can be explored.
Some of the backcountry skiing can be very challenging, so being fit and in good shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity.
The villages and towns in Canada are generally quiet, unassuming places full of friendly people and a relaxed vibe. Try and spend time in them to get to know the true character of the country.
Why should I choose Canada for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?
The Awesome Scenery
Canada is veritable outdoor scenery playground, with huge tracts of the country remaining untouched and undiscovered due to its massive size. This results in some truly gorgeous, tranquil and idyllic countryside, with alpine forests and lakes, snow-capped mountains and vast valleys and fields dominating the landscape. It all adds up to some absolutely amazing scenery, as well as backcountry skiing nirvana.
The Friendly People
Canadian people are famous around the world for their friendliness and hospitality, and meeting Canadians from all over the country is a wonderful experience, as the warmth and kind nature they radiate is infectious. Every visit or stay in Canada will leave you loving its people.
From the laid-back, outdoor oriented Vancouver, to the big city of Toronto, to the unique and French speaking province of Quebec, Canada contains a wide cross-section of people from different cultures and countries. This has created a true melting pot of fun, with countless things to see and do in every town and city that cater to people of all backgrounds.
What can I expect from the weather in Canada?
Extremely cold in Winter, with temperatures plunging well below zero, and pleasant, sunny and warm summers.
Which language is predominantly spoken in Canada?
English, French in Quebec
What currency is accepted in Canada?
How can I get to Canada?
Flights to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal from all major North American and European hubs.
What’s the country code of Canada?
What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Canada?
December-April, when the weather is coldest and snowfall heaviest.
Really enjoyed our time with our guide, Troy. 5/5 Experience! Highly recommend.
Guide was Aaron Enns, not Jeff Bullock.
I had such a great experience skiing backcountry for the first time! Jeff was an amazing guide and really helped us learn how to use backcountry equipment and avalanche gear. My only concern was that we were forced to change the date of our trip quite last minute and we were not given much information about the trip until only 1-2 days in advance. However, the trip itself was incredible! Thank you for such an amazing experience!
Well experienced Guide ( Brian ), very nice trip in Garibaldi
Great day of touring in the amazing surroundings around Lake Louise - the vue and silky powder snow were worth the effort of climbing!
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