Backpacking in the Canadian RockiesFar away from well trodden trails your guide challenges you to carry your backpack across streams, follow overgrown trails and find a lake or creek where you can set up camp. A trekking trip into Canada's untamed wilderness.
Jorgo van Ovost has a long history of outdoor adventures and experiences in Europe and Canada. From logging and fighting forest fires, he has done it all. He has guided many of our adventure tours and canoe trips, he was our lead guide and has taken on the responsibility as operations manager for the last few years. But no matter if summer or winter, a few days off work means packing the tent and heading into the Rocky Mountains.
He has explored and designed a one of a kind backpacking and trekking trip into Willmore Wilderness Park for experienced backpackers who are ready to go without the luxuries of established campgrounds and maintained hiking trails for a few days.
Willmore Wilderness, located in the eastern Rockies north west of famous Jasper National Park, is lesser known, much less visited and therefore a true unspoiled backpacking destination. With no roads and over 4500 square km (1737 square mi) the park encompasses an enormous terrain of untamed wilderness.
These exclusive hiking and trekking trips never follow the same route. The small group provides maximum experience and leaves minimum impact. Along the way you learn about edible plants and berries, campfire building, about good spots to see wildlife, how to choose your camp sites, Rocky Mountain geology and, very important, how to navigate through this vast landscape, both with and without compass and modern tools.