Immerse yourself in the tranquil wilderness
The ultimate in overnight adventure: just you, your gear and the great outdoors, far from the beaten path.
Each backcountry campsite is unique! A detailed list of amenities is available when you make a reservation or on the website of your destination.
Your site may include
- Tent pad
- Picnic tables
- Fire pit
Please remember that fires should be made in accordance with local fire regulations.
How much does it cost?
What should you bring?
- Bedding, sleeping pad and pillow
- Flashlight, lantern or headlamp
- Personal gear: clothing, accessories and toiletries
- Personal safety items: whistle, first aid kit, sunscreen and bug repellant
- Cooking equipment, camp stove, food and drinks, reusable water bottles, etc.
- Plastic bags to pack out garbage and rope and bag to hang food and toiletries (some sites provide lockers or cables for this purpose)
- Entertainment items (i.e. binoculars, books, cards or sporting equipment, etc.)
- Other (matches or lighter, rope, etc.)
- All food or food-related items and toiletries should be stored inside wildlife-proof lockers or suspended.
- When washing dishes, strain the bits of food waste and pack them out.
- Be aware of any restrictions your location may have.
- Respect your surroundings. Leave no trace and pack out what you pack in.
- Please be respectful and maintain reasonable noise levels.
- Verify trail conditions, closures and weather updates.
- Leave a trip itinerary to a trusted contact.
- Check with your location or in the Parks Canada Reservation Service for complete details and guidelines.