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Looking to get out of the states? These are some of our favorite spots in Canada.

Given last night's election results, we've heard a lot of talk about visiting or even moving to Canada. While we don't know how serious these people are, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite Canadian spots.

We traveled through Canada on our way to and from Alaska this year. Our route took us through BC and Alberta, so our suggestions for places to visit are in these two provinces (Canada's version of states).

1. Jasper

We spent 2 weeks camping in Jasper National Park, and during that time we hiked to glaciers, swam in turquoise lakes and explored the small, charming town of Jasper. It's definitely full of tourists, but we found some hidden spots that locals frequent and loved the natural surroundings. 

2. Squamish

One of our first stops in BC was Squamish. We'd planned to just stay the night and continue on to Whistler, but we extended our stay once we realized that Squamish offers tons of mountain biking and hiking. The town itself has a great vibe, similar to mountain towns in Colorado that serve as a basecamp for skiers, bikers, and climbers. 

3. Canmore


Banff National Park is incredibly beautiful, but Banff the town was a little too touristy and high-end for us. We felt more at home in the small town of Canmore just a little ways southeast. Same beautiful mountains with tons of swimming, hiking and biking options, but with less people and a more authentic small town vibe.


4. Smithers

While we didn't spend much time in the town of Smithers itself, we did love exploring the mountains that surround it—Hudson Bay to the west and the Babine Mountains Provincial Park to the east. In the mountains we found waterfalls, alpine lakes, glaciers, and no crowds.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Brian & Alyssa Wood

We left our full time graphic design gigs in March 2016 to live and work on the road. Since then we've traveled across the lower 48, Canada and Alaska in our truck camper. Now, we're getting ready to head to Central A...