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West Coast Trail

Canada: the world's fourth largest country, after Russia, China, United States. When the water area is included, Canada is the second largest. A vast land area between 41 and 84 degrees. The southernmost tip is on the same latitude as Rome. The northernmost tip is near the North Pole. The USA are only slightly larger, but count 10 times as many inhabitants.

From east to west, the country displays a great geographical diversity. The Appalachian Mountains run through to Newfoundland on Canada's east coast. Going west, we encounter the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands. Further west lie the vast Canadian Interior Plains, hot summers, cold winters. Further west still, we hit the mountains of the Continental Divide, including the Canadian Rockies. The western coastline finally is green and sparsely populated. Most of Canada's land mass is virtually uninhabited: the Arctic part of Canada.

The hiking trails in Canada are as varied as the landscape. You have a wide choice of trails:

  1. Multi-use Trailways (eg Newfoundland T'railway). Many old railways have been turned into use as recreation trail, which is a very good thing of course. On these paths, cycling is probably more popular than walking, depending on the quality of the surface. Trailways typically are open to hiking, horse riding, cycling, cross country skiing and sometimes snowmobiling in winter;
  2. Wilderness hikes (for example the West Coast Trail, Canol Heritage Trail). These are rough trails, far from civilization, meant for experienced hikers who are prepared to dragging everything with them for an extended period;
  3. Long trails (eg the National Hiking Trail of Canada, Trans Canada Trail). These are semi-permanent projects to create a trail bigger than big. The Trans Canada Trail is a multiuse trail from the east coast to the west coast. Efforts to create a second trail, which is intended solely for walkers, presumably are not very succesful yet: the National Hiking Trail of Canada;
  4. Recreation Trails (For example the Niagara River Recreation Trail, visiting the Niagara Falls). These are easier paths, often multi-use, through nature, forest, fields and farmlands. Often they also have some historical significance. Along the way, options for sleeping often include hotels and B&B's beside campgrounds;
  5. The national and provincial parks offer a choice of shorter and longer walks. These trails are not allways known by a name. An advantage of this type of hiking are the often good camping facilities amidst beautiful scenery. The downside are the large crowds.

As mentioned before, trails are frequently multi-use. On the one hand there is a Canadian lobby to allow the widest possible public access to these public funded trails, including snowmobiling. On the other hand there is a counter lobby to exclusively designate these trails to the serious nature lover who is walking or skiing at most. To make things worse, we have to count on many ATV enthusiasts, who, with their noisy quads destroy the trails and squander nature. In short: war.

To conclude our brief introduction, let's spend some words to the famous Canadian bug. This is not one particular species of small animals, it is rather a collective noun for any annoying insect that you might encounter in nature, often in large numbers, such as black flies, mosquitoes, midges and deer flies. These hateful little creature often bite. They can be a plague, especially during the summer months, depending on weather conditions, humidity, and habitat. In spring they are not so numerous which makes for a more relaxed time on trail. But then there are obviously other pests, such as mud and snow.

From the small bite to the big bite: Canada has healthy populations of black bears, grizzly bears, polar bears and secretive but potentially dangerous cougars (puma's). Nature is wild and beautiful, especialy in Canada.

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Bol.com
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  • Subjective Motion in English - Motion, Subjectification, Languages
  • Crosslinguistically, motion verbs are used to describe stationary scenes. Sentences such as 'The road runs through the valley' and 'The mountain range goes from Canada to Mexico' include a motion verb but express no explicit motion or state change. Such sentences involve a motion evoked in the mind of the conceptualizer, which is called... Leer más
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  • Subjective Motion in English - Motion, Subjectification, Languages
  • Crosslinguistically, motion verbs are used to describe stationary scenes. Sentences such as 'The road runs through the valley' and 'The mountain range goes from Canada to Mexico' include a motion verb but express no explicit motion or state change. Such sentences involve a motion evoked in the mind of the conceptualizer, which is called... Leer más
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2018
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2014
  • Lonely Planet Discover Canada
  • Lonely Planet's Discover Canada is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hit the ski slopes at Whistler, wander Quebec's stunning Old Town, marvel at Niagara Falls, hike in Banff National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Canada and... Leer más
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  • Lonely Planet Discover Canada
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  • Boston's Freedom Trail
  • A thorough yet concise walking guide to one of America’s most important historic destinationsRelive the birth of America along Boston’s historic two-and-a-half-mile Freedom Trail with this guide to twenty-six legendary landmarks?including the site of the Boston Massacre and the Bunker Hill Monument. This new edition is fully updated to include... Leer más
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  • Boston's Freedom Trail
  • A thorough yet concise walking guide to one of America’s most important historic destinationsRelive the birth of America along Boston’s historic two-and-a-half-mile Freedom Trail with this guide to twenty-six legendary landmarks?including the site of the Boston Massacre and the Bunker Hill Monument. This new edition is fully updated to include... Leer más
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  • 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit
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  • 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit
  • Canada’s 150th birthday is the perfect opportunity to start exploring this country with your kids while finally experiencing the spectacular Canadian destinations you’ve been dreaming about.Planning a family getaway can be overwhelming, but award-winning freelance travel writer and blogger Jody Robbins puts you on the right path with savvy... Leer más
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  • Conserving Borderline Species
  • Wild species know no borders. Many inhabit ecological regions that stretch across political boundaries. Canada and the United States share several ecological regions- forests, mountain ranges, the coastal plains, the Great Plains, the Great Lakes, and the Arctic tundra. A great number of wild species, from western prairie fringed orchids to... Leer más
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Belgium
  • Conserving Borderline Species
  • Wild species know no borders. Many inhabit ecological regions that stretch across political boundaries. Canada and the United States share several ecological regions- forests, mountain ranges, the coastal plains, the Great Plains, the Great Lakes, and the Arctic tundra. A great number of wild species, from western prairie fringed orchids to... Leer más
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  • The Cambridge Gazetteer of the USA and Canada
  • Originally published in 1995, The Cambridge Gazetteer of the United States and Canada contains more than 12,000 entries of places of all kinds. It is a detailed, alphabetically arranged enyclopedic dictionary of places. It includes coverage of all cities and towns having populations of over 25,000. But the Cambridge Gazetteer is far more than a... Leer más
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Belgium
  • The Cambridge Gazetteer of the USA and Canada
  • Originally published in 1995, The Cambridge Gazetteer of the United States and Canada contains more than 12,000 entries of places of all kinds. It is a detailed, alphabetically arranged enyclopedic dictionary of places. It includes coverage of all cities and towns having populations of over 25,000. But the Cambridge Gazetteer is far more than a... Leer más
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Lannoo's Autoboek Oost-Canada | Lannoo
  • Reisgids voor diegene die met auto of camper rondtrekken. Vooral gericht op routesuggesties: goede tips welke route het meest aantrekkelijk is en waar het interessant stoppen is. Veel foto's en kaartmateriaal. Lannoo's autoboeken 'on the road' zijn praktische gidsen om een land of regio met de auto te verkennen. Ze bevatten uitgestippelde... Leer más
Bol.com
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2017
  • Lonely Planet Vancouver
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Vancouver is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop for vintage shoes in quirky Gastown, hit the powdered slopes of Grouse Mountain or sample an Indian Pale Ale in a hidden microbrewery; all... Leer más
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Belgium
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  • Lonely Planet Vancouver
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Vancouver is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop for vintage shoes in quirky Gastown, hit the powdered slopes of Grouse Mountain or sample an Indian Pale Ale in a hidden microbrewery; all... Leer más
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Bol.com
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  • Discover Canada
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Discover Canada is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hit the ski slopes at Whistler, wander Quebec's stunning Old Town, marvel at Niagara Falls, hike in Banff National Park; all with your... Leer más
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
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  • Discover Canada
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Discover Canada is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hit the ski slopes at Whistler, wander Quebec's stunning Old Town, marvel at Niagara Falls, hike in Banff National Park; all with your... Leer más
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  • Selling Your Writing to the Boating Magazines (and Other Niche Mags)
  • Do you like to write? Have you long thought about seeing your words and pictures published in your favorite niche-market magazine? Can you imagine an editor sending you a check for your story? You can make this happen. It takes effort, but it's not magic and it's not beyond you. In this book Michael Robertson shares his knowledge and lessons... Leer más
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  • Selling Your Writing to the Boating Magazines (and Other Niche Mags)
  • Do you like to write? Have you long thought about seeing your words and pictures published in your favorite niche-market magazine? Can you imagine an editor sending you a check for your story? You can make this happen. It takes effort, but it's not magic and it's not beyond you. In this book Michael Robertson shares his knowledge and lessons... Leer más
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  • Road Trip
  • Whether embarking on a solo journey, enjoying a romantic mini-break, or recreating the camping trips of your childhood, a road trip is a special kind of getaway. These nostalgic knits are inspired by our trips across Canada: expansive mountain views, coffee in quaint towns, and bonfires on remote beaches. With cables, colourwork and lace, this... Leer más
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  • Road Trip
  • Whether embarking on a solo journey, enjoying a romantic mini-break, or recreating the camping trips of your childhood, a road trip is a special kind of getaway. These nostalgic knits are inspired by our trips across Canada: expansive mountain views, coffee in quaint towns, and bonfires on remote beaches. With cables, colourwork and lace, this... Leer más
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  • Scorpion Intrusion
  • A high-tech machine is stolen from a research laboratory in Oslo, Norway. A Stanford University sophomore from a normal middle-class family blows up himself and a hundred fellow students during a pre-med chemistry lecture. The country’s top aeronautical engineer and his family are kidnapped from their luxury yacht while cruising to Bimini... Leer más
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  • Scorpion Intrusion
  • A high-tech machine is stolen from a research laboratory in Oslo, Norway. A Stanford University sophomore from a normal middle-class family blows up himself and a hundred fellow students during a pre-med chemistry lecture. The country’s top aeronautical engineer and his family are kidnapped from their luxury yacht while cruising to Bimini... Leer más
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Netherlands
  • Canada West
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapNational Geographic's Canada West AdventureMap is designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers with its durability and detailed, accurate information. The map includes the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, a clearly marked road network complete with distances and... Leer más
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  • Canada West
  • • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel MapNational Geographic's Canada West AdventureMap is designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers with its durability and detailed, accurate information. The map includes the locations of cities and towns with a user-friendly index, a clearly marked road network complete with distances and... Leer más
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Rough Guide - Canada
  • The Rough Guide to Canada is the ultimate guide to this vast and varied land.With plenty of recommendations for things to see and do, from Toronto and Montreal to Vancouver, and from the east coast to the far north, you'll discover all the best this country has to offer.This guide is packed with practical advice on exploring Canada's great... Leer más
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  • Rough Guide - Canada
  • The Rough Guide to Canada is the ultimate guide to this vast and varied land.With plenty of recommendations for things to see and do, from Toronto and Montreal to Vancouver, and from the east coast to the far north, you'll discover all the best this country has to offer.This guide is packed with practical advice on exploring Canada's great... Leer más
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