Canada’s Best Directory of Wilderness Outfitters and Adventure Tour Operators® is a comprehensive directory of adventure travel vacations and wilderness trips listed by category from Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting to Eco Tours, Wildlife Viewing, Fishing and Hunting. was established in 1999 and has been helping thousands of people explore all the adventure travel activities that Canada’s wilderness has to offer for over ten years. We have everything including hiking, climbing ATVing, backcountry skiing, cat skiing, dog sledding, heli-skiing, heli-hiking, back packing, horse pack trips, mountaineering, rafting, and snowmobiling.

You’ll find all the resources here for an adventure vacation in Canada’s wilderness whether you’re photographing Dall Sheep, Grizzlies and Migrating Caribou or paddling through glaciers and icebergs under the Northern Lights. Our preferred listings include wilderness outfitters and adventure tour operators who have been with for several years and we encourage you to visit their websites to obtain details on the activities they offer, location, rates and more.

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Feature Articles

Turn Your Soccer Mom SUV into an Off-Road Beast

Modifying Your SUV for Off Road

Almost all SUVs never leave the paved road. The thought of taking them through mud baths and deep rivers or plowing through deep sand doesn’t occur to most city dwellers. But you’ll find all types of people from farmers to camping fans that love the thrill that off-road driving offers.

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Canoeing Canada’s Barren Lands


This is the story of one of those canoe trips in the barrens of Canada’s Northwest Territories when the animals seemed to make an all-out effort to be where we were. Excerpts and photographs from the journal of Canoe Arctic Inc.’s Alex Hall describing the adventures experienced during the first nine days of that trip.

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Operating a boat with a motor this summer? You need proof of competency.

Every summer, millions of people in Canada go boating. Some are avid anglers who are out on the water as soon as fishing season opens. Others are renting a cottage for the first time, and making their first trip out on the water in a boat with a motor. In both cases these boaters are required by law to carry proof of operator competency.

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Recent Articles

The Death of a Giant - The fascinating story of the Eastern White Pine is woven throughout the history of North America and demonstrates the massive impact our actions can have on our environment.

Backcountry Navigator for Smartphones - With a bit of pre-planning, Backcountry Navigator lets you download maps and aerial photos of the areas you plan to explore while you are still in cell range and then use your Android's GPS to find your position on these maps when you are in the wilderness.

Heli-Skiing in British Columbia - There are many locations that offer heli-skiing throughout the Rockies so you should have no problem finding the right spot. In fact, British Columbia is where most of the world's heli-skiing takes place.

Heli Hiking in British Columbia - Heli-hiking is no different from regular hiking, except that you get to see more remote areas by taking a helicopter to your destination. Depending on the specifics of your trip, the helicopter portion may only be 10 to 15 minutes long, or you may be in the air for more than half an hour to reach your final hiking spot.

Hiking/Backpacking in the Canadian Rockies - To say that there are hiking opportunities in the Canadian Rockies is an unbelievable understatement.

ATVing in British Columbia, Canada - British Columbia offers some of the most beautiful landscapes and riding trails in the world and many of them were created to allow ATV enthusiasts to explore this scenic area on their own.

Canoeing the Bowron Lake Circuit, British Columbia, Canada - The Bowron Lake Provincial Park in the Cariboo region of British Columbia is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

Whitewater Rafting in the Canadian Rockies - All the thrills of a roller coaster, paired up with the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain river canyons makes whitewater rafting a fantastic opportunity for holiday adventure. The Banff area has some of the best spots for rafting. The Kananaskis and Kicking Horse Rivers and Bow River Horseshoe Canyon are a few examples where you'll find plenty of tour operators to choose from.

Kayaking on the Canadian Pacific Coast - Whether you want to kayak out on the open ocean, or prefer a quiet inlet for your paddling, the Pacific coast has it all.

Algonquin Park Activities, Resorts, Lodges and Outfitters - Wilderness vacation activities in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Jasper Park Rafting, Canoeing, and Eco Tourism Adventures - Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Rocky Mountain Range of Alberta and is spread out over 10, 000 square kilometers (4,200 square miles).

Horse Pack Trips and Trail Rides in Alberta - Experiencing nature by taking a horse pack trip through the stunning scenery of the Canadian mountains can be a soul-searching, fun, and unique experience.

Black Bear Viewing in Ontario - Ontario, with over 100,000 black bears, is a haven for black bear viewers from June to September.

Mountain Hiking - Discover the breathless beauty of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest with its spawning salmon, Grizzlies, Dahl sheep and iceberg filled lakes. Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and the Anartko river are stunning.

Missinaibi River Canoeing & Fishing Trips - Situated in northeastern Ontario, the Missinaibi River flows northeasterly for 426 kilometres from the Abitibi Uplands north of Chapleau to its confluence with the Moose River in the James Bay Lowlands.

River Canoe Trips - Canoeing, rafting and kayaking adventures on the Nahanni, the Tatshenshini, the Bowron Lake Circuit, and The Mackenzie River in Canada's North.

Canoeing the Nahanni River - The Nahanni River in Canada's Northwest Territories is one of the most exciting wilderness rivers in the world.

Lost in the Wild? - Being lost and on unfamiliar ground can be frightening if you lose your cool. But take heart - a survival situation usually lasts less than 72 hours. If you're prepared and remain calm and rational, you're not in danger.

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