The 10 Best Day Hikes in Canada


1. Canol Heritage Trail, NWT

This is not a trail for the faint of heart! This trail runs a total of 355 kilometers from Norman Wells to the Yukon, through the Mackenzie Mountains. Only accessible in summer and then just barely, it follows an abandoned World War II pipeline through Canada’s north. The trail is considered one of the most difficult in Canada; it lacks any amenities and you’ll need to arrange for your own emergency services, pick-up, drop-off and food drops if you plan to hike end-to-end. Experienced wilderness hikers will revel in the grandiosity of the true, true north and the wild expanses it offers. Guide services are available and shorter portions of the historic trail are offered as day hikes out of Norman Wells.


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