Canada is well known for its world-class ski resorts. But, when the snow melts, it’s also a haven for mountain bikers and trekkers. Nomad Guy Wilkinson reveals his top pick of the trails for all levels of abilities.
Hike the Bay of Fundy Footpath, New Brunswick
This challenging wilderness trail begins at the suspension bridge at salmon river. It meanders 25.47mi (41km) through a series of dense woodland switchbacks and alongside the stunning coastline skirting the boundaries of Fundy National Park.
Best for: Advanced.
How long you need: 3-5 days.
When to go: June to September.
Bike Harper Mountain, Kamloops, British Columbia
This lesser-known region of British Columbia’s interior possesses some of the most diverse mountain biking terrain in the country, with more than 1,000 hectares of public cross-country trails. The microclimate here means you can ride through rainforest in the morning and desert in the afternoon. Cut your teeth on the nearby Unicorn Race Trail.
Best for: Intermediate.
How long you need: 3-4 days.
When to go: May to September.