Top 3 Tips to Hiking in Canada

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hiking TipsCanada is the second largest country in the world, with nearly 10 million square kilometers of land. With its vast landscape, there are many places to go hiking in the great Canadian outdoors. However, should you choose to go hiking in Canada, here are a few tips that will help make the hike a lot better.




Come Prepared

If you plan to go hiking in Canada you need to always be prepared for the worst. The fact is that the Canadian terrain is rather treacherous and the weather can become rather unforgiving. For example, the weather in Canada can reach thirty degrees below zero degrees Celsius, and over thirty degrees above zero.

Not only does this make hiking difficult, it makes it extremely hazardous. As such, you should always check the weather before hiking and ensure that you are prepared for extreme circumstances, as in the layering of clothing approach.

Be Insured

While hiking in Canada is a really fun and adventurous activity, it always pays to come prepared. If something goes wrong, you need to have insurance to cover the costs of medical aid. There have been many instances of tourists visiting Canada, getting hurt and not having enough to cover their unforeseen medical expenses.  Before you visit or hike, make sure you are insured.

Don’t Wander

When hiking in Canada, the last thing you want to do is end up in trouble. Unfortunately, that’s where hundreds of tourists find themselves every year. With such a vast amount of land, hundreds of tourists wander into restricted or prohibited areas. As such, hikers should always stick to the trail they have been allotted, and always tell someone where they are going and when they plan on being back.

Hiking in Canada is really fun. With great weather and a vast amount of land, you can feel as if you’re on some great and grand adventure. Sometimes, hiking can go all wrong. By keeping these 3 vital tips in mind, you can enjoy hiking in Canada.