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Old 01-25-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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hi there,

was wondering if anyone had any experience of backcountry backpacking in alberta/BC? im quite into rough camping and survival and was wondering if there were any reccomended spots, with a view to go out into the woods solo, do a bit of fishing,hiking, rough camping etc which arent as strictly regulated as some of the national parks seem to be (only allowing backcountry camping in designated areas(or not at all), having to get permits for fires etc etc)

anyone got any advice on the matter?

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I lived on the continental divide in colorado for a couple years. I can tell you all about that area but unfortunately my canadian experiences don't go that far!

I would recommend checking out the Continental Divide Trail and maybe hiking that for awhile. The parts of it that I've done were simply amazing!
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ScarlotteDorian and Kingcrazylegs went backcountry camping in Glacier National Park last summer, just barely over the border on the US side. They may have some good information for you.

As far as being able to get out of the National Park-type areas for camping, well, a lot of that is going to depend on who owns the land you want to hike around. And most of the time there are very good reasons for needing permits for fires/etc. The Rockies can become more dry than a tinderbox in the summer time.
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hi!! there are soo many places to hike and canoe and bike in canada. I grew up in the Okanagan, which is about a 4 hour drive from vancouver, these are all smaller towns and are excellent. If you find a tourists office, they will show you the nearest hiking trail. its beautiful because you are almost always surrounded by a lake, which makes camping that much better. The only problem is getting to these hiking trails.... no trams or trains, just good old canada!!
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Yea, Glacier-Waterton which is in Montana and Alberta is simply amazing. There is limitless backcountry and its all just perfect. I'd start by looking at that!
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