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Freeride in World-Class Canada

Sure, it’s got some of the best-groomed runs in the world. But what really shoots Canada to the top of skiers and boarders’ wishlists is its incredible freeriding. Backcountry Canada is about as good as it gets, with huge elevations, steep and deep riding, varied terrain and champagne powder. With a freeride trip to Canada, you’ll be led by some of the best tour guides in the Great White North. After a day of boundless shredding and powder hunting, you’ll be peeling back snow-covered goggles, wondering how you’ll ever ride another groomed run.

Can you ski here during COVID-19?

Disclaimer: We're trying our very best to keep up with the latest global travel restrictions. Our updates summarise changes reported by various sources, but with the ever-changing nature of the situation, please take this information as a guide only.

No restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter without or just limited restrictions:
  • Currently there is no data about countries in this group.
Some restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter, but with specific protocols:
  • Germany

    Entry Restrictions in Canada

    All fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Canada.

    Passengers must have:

    • A negative molecular COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS; or
    • A negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most one day before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 5 years;
    • Passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 10 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

    All travelers must submit their information and COVID-19 vaccination certificate electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or online and have an ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V, or A beside your name.
    The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
    Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
    This does not apply to:

    • Nationals of Canada;
    • Permanent residents of Canada;
    • Persons registered under Canada's Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS);
    • Passengers with an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for compassionate entry;
    • Passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada;
    • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
    • Passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

    Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
    • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival.

    The certificate must be in English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation to English or French.
    Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.

    Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival.

    Updated on April 22nd, 2022

    Germany - Canada Trip Specific Restrictions

    Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed enter Canada.
    Passenger could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in Canada

    All fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Canada.

    Passengers must have:

    • A negative molecular COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS; or
    • A negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most one day before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 5 years;
    • Passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 10 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

    All travelers must submit their information and COVID-19 vaccination certificate electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or online and have an ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V, or A beside your name.
    The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
    Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
    This does not apply to:

    • Nationals of Canada;
    • Permanent residents of Canada;
    • Persons registered under Canada's Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS);
    • Passengers with an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for compassionate entry;
    • Passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada;
    • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
    • Passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

    Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
    • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival.

    The certificate must be in English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation to English or French.
    Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.

    Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival.

    Updated on April 22nd, 2022

    UK - Canada Trip Specific Restrictions

    Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed enter Canada.
    Passenger could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival.

  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in Canada

    All fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Canada.

    Passengers must have:

    • A negative molecular COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS; or
    • A negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most one day before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 5 years;
    • Passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 10 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

    All travelers must submit their information and COVID-19 vaccination certificate electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or online and have an ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V, or A beside your name.
    The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
    Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
    This does not apply to:

    • Nationals of Canada;
    • Permanent residents of Canada;
    • Persons registered under Canada's Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS);
    • Passengers with an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for compassionate entry;
    • Passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada;
    • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
    • Passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

    Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
    • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival.

    The certificate must be in English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation to English or French.
    Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.

    Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival.

    Updated on April 22nd, 2022

    USA - Canada Trip Specific Restrictions

    Fully vaccinated passengers traveling from the USA can now enter Canada.
    Passenger could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival.

No travel allowed from these countries
Residents of the following countries are currently not allowed to enter:
  • Australia

    Entry Restrictions in Canada

    All fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Canada.

    Passengers must have:

    • A negative molecular COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Tests accepted are: CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing and WGS; or
    • A negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most one day before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 5 years;
    • Passengers with a positive COVID-19 test taken at least 10 days and at most 180 days before departure of the last direct flight to Canada.

    All travelers must submit their information and COVID-19 vaccination certificate electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or online and have an ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V, or A beside your name.
    The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must show that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival. The certificate must be in English, French or accompanied by a certified English or French translation.
    Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.
    This does not apply to:

    • Nationals of Canada;
    • Permanent residents of Canada;
    • Persons registered under Canada's Indian Act with the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS);
    • Passengers with an authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for compassionate entry;
    • Passengers with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document or a Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada;
    • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
    • Passengers with an application for permanent residence. They must have a written notice issued under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

    Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    This does not apply to:

    • Passengers younger than 12 years traveling with their vaccinated parents/guardians;
    • Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 15 days (day of vaccination + 14 days) before arrival.

    The certificate must be in English or French or be accompanied by a certified translation to English or French.
    Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Covovax, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Nuvaxovid (Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted.

    Passengers could be subject to COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival.

    Updated on April 22nd, 2022

    Australia - Canada Trip Specific Restrictions

    People living in Australia are currently not able to travel overseas, unless granted an exemption. We'll keep you up-to-date as best as we can with the latest information and changes.

For more information please check our COVID-19 info page or visit the official website
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Be Aware

Freeriding does come with some pitfalls. Well… falls, to be exact. Usually, catching an edge, misjudging a landing or sliding off a rail means just dusting yourself off and getting on with it. But sometimes the unfortunate happens and an injury ensues. If you’re unlucky enough to have an accident, make sure you’re properly insured. Get in touch with LUEX to find out our recommended insurance providers for your trip.

What our customers say

"I loved every second of my season in Canada, Whistler is such an amazing place. The training and coaches at Pro Ride were of a very high standard, and I feel like I learned more than I ever thought I would be capable of..."

Bianca
(Pro Ride Snowboard Camps)

"Canada is beautiful, and with snow even more! People are awesome and the snow is absolutely incredible! What a better way than experience Canada with Freeriding..."

Kira
(Core Snowboard & Ski Camps)

"Wonderful Trip with awesome coaches and awesome snow! Thanks guys :)"

Benjamin
(Fresh Adventures)

"Don't have much more to say than 'best trip ever'!!!!! I want to go back to day one ;)"

Eric
(Fernie Camps)

Five Reasons to Freeride in Canada

01

Experience Canada like the locals

A multi-day ski tour will give you the best of Canada. Your biggest issue will be deciding which region of the country to freeride. But once there, whether Selkirk or the Rockies, you’ll be skiing or riding like the locals. You’ll be in safe hands too as our selected operators are run by the area’s most knowledgeable guys and gals. The guides’ lay of the land is truly incredible, so your destination will be tailored to suit that day’s conditions. No more guessing where the secret spots are. A guided freeriding tour will give you the wisdom of a local.

02

Freeride like a pro

Knowledge is the key to backcountry. That’s what the pros will tell you. Knowing how to freeride is just as crucial as knowing where, so a part of your freeriding trip in Canada will be learning how to stay safe and aware in out-of-bounds terrain. Your backcountry guide will show you expert methods for choosing the right lines for your perfect run. Our chosen freeride operators have avalanche safety ingrained in them and will teach you how to maximise your awareness on the mountain so you can freeride like a pro.

03

No lifts, no boundaries

Canada’s groomed runs are a dream for most. But some adventurers need to be set free into boundless territory. Not praying for empty lift lines or dodging the crowds. Maybe resort skiing doesn’t excite you like it once did in your learning years, or maybe you wonder what exists passed the “out of bounds” sign. If so, it’s probably time for a freeride trip. Nothing says freedom like backcountry in Canada, with world-class location being a funnel for advanced and pro freeriders across the globe. If you’ve ever wanted to leave the queues and join the elite, then book a freeride trip to Canada.

04

Time for a road trip in Canada

Imagine 11 days of pure Canadian powder, shredding Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Fernie (and more if you want). Paromcamps offer the freeriding tour bus of a lifetime and you can reserve your seat by booking with LUEX. You’ll meet like-minded freeriders and powder junkies on board one of the funnest trips in Canada, and be led by professional guides to show you each region’s best spots. If you like road trips, you’ll love this one through Canada’s best ski destinations.

05

Canadian friendlies

Ah, the Canucks out ‘ere are alright, eh! Yep, they don’t come much nicer than the Canadians. Many will come back to the great white north for the mountains, but most come back for the welcoming culture. There’s something to the warm hospitality of the locals out here. When there’s a Canadian around, your beer always seems full and your teeth always seem to be showing. You’ll feel right at home in the company of Canada’s loving locals, and it’s a great reason for a visit.

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