7 adventure travel ideas for Canada

Adventure travel is an excellent way to see new places while staying active. One of the best things about adventure travel in Canada is that you can satisfy your craving whether you’re a completed beginner or seasoned thrill-seeker. The list below shares 7 adventure travel activities around Canada so you can be sure you won’t be bored on your travels.

You could plan these adventures yourself or find a tour company in Canada who specializes in Adventure travel – the choice is yours.

1. Skiing in Whistler-Blackcomb

As one of North America’s best ski resorts, Whistler-Blackcomb boasts almost 200 marked trails and the highest vertical drop (1609 metres) of any ski field in North America. If you’re a seasoned skier, be sure to head to Ruby Bowl, located at the back of Blackcomb, for the best powder that reportedly falls in continuous steeps for more than 600 metres.

2. Hike or bike part of the Trans Canada Trail

With a completed length of 21,500km, the Trans Canada Trail is one of the longest recreational paths in the world. The Trail begins at the most easterly point of North America. Pick part of the Trail to hike or bike, or try to finish the whole thing. If you walk 30km a day, it will take you almost two years!

3. Rafting in the Shubenacadie tidal bore

Located at the mouth of the Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia, the world record high tides at the Bay of Fundy result in the creation of a tidal wave or bore flow in the feeder rivers at high tide. In powered Zodiacs, a tour guide will take you on a tidal bore rafting trip. Starting as a calm boat ride down the river, the moment the tide changes results in the bore temporarily reversing the flow of the river creating a roller coaster ride of rapids.

4. Mud sliding on the Shubenacadie River

Once you’ve caught your breath from the excitement of rafting in the Shubenacadie tidal bore, try mud sliding in the Shubenacadie River. You’ll need a shower after slipping and sliding down the muddy banks!

5. See the Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

With all the coverage viewing the Northern Lights in Europe receives, sometimes it’s easy to forget that you can also see them in Canada! Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories is the go-to destination in Canada for the Northern Lights. The best time to see the Northern Lights is between January and early April. Make sure you stay at least three nights to increase your chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis.

6. Surfing in Tofino, British Columbia.


Sure, the thought of surfing in Canada sounds strange but the refreshing 10 degree Celsius waters and clean swell make Tofino a great place for a refreshing surf session, just make sure you have a wetsuit! Once you’ve had a surf, explore the surrounding rainforests for some hiking and find comfort in the hot springs.

7. Kayaking in Iceberg Alley, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador

This is your chance to see an iceberg up close! Stretching from the cost of Labrador to the northeast coast of Newfoundland, Iceberg Alley includes several areas that provide excellent vantage points for iceberg sightings including St. John’s/Cape Spear, Bonavista, Battle Harbour and Fogo Island.

The ideas above provide a great starting point for your adventure travels through Canada. As with all travel, travel insurance is essential in case anything goes wrong but especially important if you will be participating in adventure activities.