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8 of Canada’s Best Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails

Hike the Bay of Fundy Footpath, New Brunswick

This challenging wilderness trail begins at the suspension bridge at salmon river. It meanders 25.47mi (41km) through a series of dense woodland switchbacks and alongside the stunning coastline skirting the boundaries of Fundy National Park.

Best for: Advanced.

How long you need: 3-5 days.

When to go: June to September.

Bike Harper Mountain, Kamloops, British Columbia

This lesser-known region of British Columbia’s interior possesses some of the most diverse mountain biking terrain in the country, with more than 1,000 hectares of public cross-country trails. The microclimate here means you can ride through rainforest in the morning and desert in the afternoon. Cut your teeth on the nearby Unicorn Race Trail.

Best for: Intermediate.

How long you need: 3-4 days.

When to go: May to September.

Hike in Banff National Park, Alberta

Canada’s oldest National Park offers 994mi (1,600km) of spectacular hiking trails past emerald lakes, sprawling glaciers, forests, meadows, and rivers, all within a spectacular alpine setting. Choose from more gentile excursions around Lake Louise – the Tea House Hikes are a good introduction – to more challenging outings through wild backcountry.

Best for: Beginners/Intermediate.

How long you need: 4-7 days.

When to go: May or September.

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