View topic - 8 Day Route in Alberta/BC

It is currently January 19th, 2021, 5:35 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: November 29th, 2008, 8:14 am 

Joined: May 13th, 2007, 12:33 pm
Posts: 12
Last year, my brother his girlfriend and I set off on our first canoe trip in Canada through Algonquin park (Canoe - Big Trout and back over 6 days - we had planned a bigger loop, but fate had other plans! ).

As this forum was an invaluable resource in planning what turned out to be a fantastic trip, with the thought of another adventure in our mind, we thought we'd come back here to get some advice.

So, first things first, we're planning the trip for the beginning of September, and are thinking of heading west this time, into Alberta/BC, for an 8 day trip. Does anyone have any recommendations as to where we should start looking?

Your help is hugely appreciated!



PostPosted: November 29th, 2008, 8:43 am 

Joined: January 22nd, 2005, 12:16 pm
Posts: 4044
Location: Toronto
For Alberta, get hold of Mark's Guide for Alberta Paddlers; it's for sale at the Alberta Recreational Paddling Association.
For BC, the best source I know of is Jack Wainwright's "Canoe Trips, British Columbia"; it's from 1994 though. People here can come up with other books.
In general, recommendations can't be made independent of knowledge of your skills and experience. Your best bet is to read a lot, assess yourself and your companions critically (Mark's book has a dandy self-assessment scheme), then come back with questions on specific Routes.
Yours in paddling, Allan


A literal mind is a little mind. If it's not worth doing to excess, it's not worth doing at all. Good enough isn't.  None are so blind as those who choose not to see. (AJ)

PostPosted: December 18th, 2008, 12:25 am 
User avatar

Joined: December 11th, 2002, 7:00 pm
Posts: 515
Location: Ft. McMurray
Once you've gone through Mark's book and you decide on your region and type of trip let us know and we can add info to it.
Questions like...
Lake or River?
Remote or accessible?
Mountains, Parkland, or Prairies?
Hiking or just hard paddling?
Wildlife or scenery?


"It's all part of the adventure"

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group