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Canada is perhaps the ultimate adventure holiday destination, with huge national parks, towering mountain ranges, crystal-clear alpine lakes, and lush forests. If you’re looking for a real experience in the Great Outdoors, Canada certainly won’t disappoint. The world’s second-largest country, Canada has enough awe-inspiring sights to satisfy even the most enthusiastic nature lovers!

Spreading across the top of North America, and extending all the way into the Arctic, Canada is home to an abundance of rare and wonderful wildlife. Travelers here must share the land with a whole host of creatures, including moose, bears, mountain lions, and wild Canadian geese, and if you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of some of these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat. Indeed, it’s Canada’s wildness that attracts many visitors – it’s one of the only places in the world where you can really escape from it all and immerse yourself in nature.

Canada’s most popular regions for adventure travel are Alberta and British Columbia, home to the Canadian Rockies and some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. Come here for hiking, backpacking, climbing, scrambling, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and much more! Whether you want to dip your toes in a crisp alpine lake or trek along some of the most exhilarating ridge walks in the Rockies, there’s something for everyone here.

Canada is so huge, and the possibilities for adventure travel so vast, it can be difficult to know where to start! To help you plan your journey, we’ve put together guides to all the best regions for adventure travel in Alberta and British Columbia. You’ll find activity guides, tour recommendations, and top tips for planning a trip – all you need to do is decide where to go first!

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    Best Road Biking Routes in Canada

    Open details for Seaside Loop

    Seaside Loop

    Easy
    40.8 km
    320 m
    1.5-3h

    The Seaside Biking loop is one of the most scenic rides in all of Victoria, travelling along the beautiful bays of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and surrounding area. Stop to smell the salty sea air and take in the picturesque fishing villages lining the trail.

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    10.0
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    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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    Advanced (Diamond)
    Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
    Open details for Bow River Pathway to Bowness

    Bow River Pathway to Bowness

    Hard
    71.4 km
    308 m
    3-5.5h

    Riding the Bow River Pathway is an incredibly scenic ride in Calgary. Set out on the Bow River Pathway in Sue Higgins Park and ride the entire Bow River to Bowness. Pass through Calgary’s downtown core, countless parks and along the Bow River for pretty views and explore the city’s eclectic group of neighbourhoods.

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    Open details for Tour de South Calgary

    Tour de South Calgary

    Moderate
    58.5 km
    232 m
    2.5-4.5h

    If you wish to experience the true highlights of Calgary from two-wheels, try the Tour de South Calgary biking route. Passing through the downtown core, Fish Creek Park, the Glenmore Reservoir and the famed Bow River—this ride is not to be missed.

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    10.0
    Technical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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    Advanced (Diamond)
    Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
    Open details for Lochside Trail to Sidney

    Lochside Trail to Sidney

    Moderate
    62.0 km
    130 m
    3-5h

    Enjoy a truly picturesque bike ride along the waterfront while biking the Lochside Trail to Sidney bike route. With the perfect blend of nature and urban settings, this bike ride will take you pass farmland, next to small inlets and spit you back out into the city, where the option for a coffee break is never too far away.

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    9.5
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Open details for Fish Creek East to West

    Fish Creek East to West

    Very Easy
    25.6 km
    125 m
    1-2h

    For a relaxing parkland ride, set out on the Fish Creek East to West biking trail. Pass over bubbling brooks, lush forests and even stop for an ice cream at Annie’s.

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    Open details for Southern Foothills Road to Nepal

    Southern Foothills Road to Nepal

    Very Hard
    70.4 km
    946 m
    3-6h

    The Southern Foothills Road to Nepal biking trail is aptly named for its countless rolling hills that can be killer to the calves. Challenge yourself as you ride over 70.0 km of grueling, but rewarding roads in Calgary, Alberta.

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    Open details for Galloping Goose to Thetis Lake

    Galloping Goose to Thetis Lake

    Easy
    25.5 km
    163 m
    1-2h

    Set out on the Galloping Goose to Thetis Lake bike ride to explore picturesque seaside towns and peaceful glistening lakes. Follow along dedicated bike lanes through the city into Saanich, get your heart rate pumping as you follow the trail over the TransCanada Highway and finally, explore the scenic views at Thetis Lake Regional Park.

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    Open details for Peninsula Loop

    Peninsula Loop

    Hard
    53.6 km
    402 m
    2.5-4h

    Set off on the aptly named Peninsula Loop for a bike ride that is popular among riding enthusiasts. Explore a large peninsula, overlooking Haro Strait to the east and the Saanich Inlet to the west. While not overly challenging in terrain, the trail offers shore-hugging lanes, a peak at the far of volcanic Mt. Baker and if you’re lucky, orcas playing in the waves.

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    Open details for Downtown & Nose Hill Park

    Downtown & Nose Hill Park

    Easy
    35.5 km
    272 m
    1.5-3h

    Kick off the Downtown & Nose Hill biking trail riding through the Calgary Zoo, peddling past pretty parks and exploring the surrounding mansions in the popular Nose Hill neighbourhood.

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    Open details for Cowichan Valley Loop from Mill Bay

    Cowichan Valley Loop from Mill Bay

    Hard
    48.3 km
    461 m
    2-4h

    The Cowichan Valley biking loop is a serene trail that winds past farm land and rolling vineyards, making it the perfect sip and peddle route. With cute shops and restaurants dotting the trail, the Cowichan Valley loop is an ideal half-day bike around the coastal towns.

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