Backpacking into the Canadian wilderness can be a lesson in solitude as there are thousands of square miles of untamed land waiting to be explored. However, it is highly recommended that a person never travels into the Canadian wilderness alone, as there are places as well as dangers from which one person may not be able to return. The natural habitat and wildlife offer challenges that only an experienced person should undertake.
Many isolated outposts within the Canadian wilderness invite people into their area for hunting and fishing trips, claiming some of the most natural surroundings and games found anywhere on the planet. For some of the Canadian wilderness areas, access is only available by chartering a small plane, as the ground routes are too grueling for even the most athletic hikers. Distances to the sites may be hundreds of miles, accessible only by air, but the results are worth the trip.
Not everyone can feel comfortable in the Canadian wilderness as once dropped off, it may be days before contacting another human being. Telephone or radio service will be spotty at best, although usually not available and those on the trip must be prepared to handle any emergency until they are picked up at the appointed time and place.
Living Conditions Barely Better Than Roughing It
While many of the camping sites for hunting and fishing in the Canadian wilderness have cabins in which to live during the stay, heat and air condition are probably not going to be available. Although fireplaces can provide heat during the harsh winter months, other than wood-burning stoves for heat and cooking, there will usually be no other amenities similar to the campers’ home.
Although the typical Canadian wilderness campground will be friendly for visitors, it is no place for the weak of heart. The tedious nature of camping in the wild means that all chores have to be shared by all members of the camping party. Consequently, the members of the party should all be able to get along. There is no place when camping in the Canadian wilderness for infighting amongst the group.
The isolation of being left alone in the Canadian wilderness to fend for themselves is a dream come true for many who choose to participate in a wilderness experience. The first-timers may be a little overwhelmed by the solitude, but the experience of having no one to depend on can be enlightening.