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The Canadian Hiker's & Backpacker's Handbook

The Canadian Hiker's & Backpacker's Handbook    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55285-917-9
Pages 370
Language English only
Price on sale $19.95 (reduced from $29.95)
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Written by Ben Gadd.
Published by Whitecap Books, 2008.


Everything you need to know to hit the Canadian trails safely and comfortably.

The Canadian Hiker's and Backpacker's Handbook explains every aspect of taking a hiking or backpacking trip in the Canadian backcountry. Author and respected naturalist Ben Gadd shares his 40 years of hiking and backpacking experience. He explains every aspect of taking a trip, from choosing the best footwear to plotting a route to preparing for emergencies. Learn how to access some of the country’s most stunning scenery in a safe, comfortable and responsible way with expert tips on:
  • how to choose the best equipment, such as backpacks, tents and sleeping bags
  • what to wear and what to carry
  • optimal walking techniques
  • getting fit, no matter where you live
  • hiking and backpacking with kids and dogs
  • safety, first aid and accident response.
Once trekkers are prepared for the trails, Gadd provides an overview of conditions you might encounter on the trails from coast to coast. Acquaint yourself with a cross-section of Canada, from Nova Scotia and PEI to Southern Manitoba to the Northern Yukon and take to their trails. Even if you’re a seasoned backpacker, this book is full of tips and tricks that will help you revisit the fundamentals and streamline your approach.

About the author: Ben Gadd has been an independent nature guide in Jasper National Park, Alberta for over 20 years. He is the author of several books about the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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