Touring in Canada

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Experience Ski Touring in Incredible Canada

Canada is a backcountry lover’s dream. From British Columbia's beautiful interior landscape to that famous stretch of peaks visible from space, the Rocky Mountains, ski touring in the Great White North should be on every powder hunter’s bucket list. A ski touring trip out to Canada’s unrestricted terrain brings the sort of freedom every skier and rider puts their boots on for. Visitors will have their vision drowned by endless mountain terrain, natural features will drop even the most elite rider’s jaw, and incomparable light and fluffy powder will be the reward for those led by the world’s top backcountry guides. Canada shouldn’t just be on ski touring enthusiasts must-ride list… it should claim the top spot.

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:
  • Canada

    Entry Restrictions in Canada

    Tourism to Canada is currently suspended - Passengers entering Canada must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 3 nights. The booking can be made here. Exemptions can be found here

    • You are required to take a Covid-19 test at least 72h before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. This does not apply to children younger than 5 years old.

    • 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

    • Passengers and airline crew must submit their information electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or the website. The website can be found here

    • Passengers arriving in Canada could be required to quarantine for 14 days. Details can be found here

    • You are only permitted to fly into Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto

    • You might be subject to additional on-arrival testing (and subsequent quarantine in a government approved facility until test results are confirmed).

    Updated on July 24th, 2021

    Canada - Canada Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are provincial and territorial restrictions in place. Check the province or territory website for more information on restrictions and quarantine.

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

    Entry Restrictions in Canada

    Tourism to Canada is currently suspended - Passengers entering Canada must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 3 nights. The booking can be made here. Exemptions can be found here

    • You are required to take a Covid-19 test at least 72h before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. This does not apply to children younger than 5 years old.

    • 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

    • Passengers and airline crew must submit their information electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or the website. The website can be found here

    • Passengers arriving in Canada could be required to quarantine for 14 days. Details can be found here

    • You are only permitted to fly into Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto

    • You might be subject to additional on-arrival testing (and subsequent quarantine in a government approved facility until test results are confirmed).

    Updated on July 24th, 2021

    Germany - Canada Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are a few important points travelers from Germany should keep in mind before heading off to Canada.

    Tourism is currently suspended and German residents aren’t allowed to enter unless the have justified and approved reasons.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in Canada

    Tourism to Canada is currently suspended - Passengers entering Canada must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 3 nights. The booking can be made here. Exemptions can be found here

    • You are required to take a Covid-19 test at least 72h before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. This does not apply to children younger than 5 years old.

    • 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

    • Passengers and airline crew must submit their information electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or the website. The website can be found here

    • Passengers arriving in Canada could be required to quarantine for 14 days. Details can be found here

    • You are only permitted to fly into Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto

    • You might be subject to additional on-arrival testing (and subsequent quarantine in a government approved facility until test results are confirmed).

    Updated on July 24th, 2021

    UK - Canada Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are a few important points travelers from the UK should keep in mind before heading off to Canada.

    Tourism is currently suspended and foreign travelers aren’t allowed to enter unless justified and approved.

  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in Canada

    Tourism to Canada is currently suspended - Passengers entering Canada must have a confirmed hotel reservation for 3 nights. The booking can be made here. Exemptions can be found here

    • You are required to take a Covid-19 test at least 72h before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. This does not apply to children younger than 5 years old.

    • 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

    • Passengers and airline crew must submit their information electronically, at most 72 hours before arrival, through the ArriveCAN app or the website. The website can be found here

    • Passengers arriving in Canada could be required to quarantine for 14 days. Details can be found here

    • You are only permitted to fly into Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto

    • You might be subject to additional on-arrival testing (and subsequent quarantine in a government approved facility until test results are confirmed).

    Updated on July 24th, 2021

    USA - Canada Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are a few important points travelers from the US should keep in mind before heading off to Canada

    Tourism is currently suspended and US citizens aren’t allowed to enter unless justified and approved.

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

Heading cross-country in a deserted winter wilderness, and leaving the comfort of resort skiing well and truly in the shadows of unpatrolled mountains, means a reward of a lifetime – fresh tracks on empty mountain faces. But ski touring does come at a price… plenty of huffing and puffing.

Ski touring is a physical game, so you’ll need to be sure your fitness is up to scratch. Before heading off to your destination, make sure you’ve put in the time to get your body in top shape and speak to your doctor if you have concerns about your suitability for ski touring. For more information on what our ski touring trips involve, get in touch with LUEX.

What our customers say

"Really one of the top experiences in my life!"

Kyle
(Kingfisher Heliski)

"Canada is a dream! And this trip was indeed an adventure! Can I go back to the first day please?;)"

Henry
(Canadian Powder Adventures)

"These were the best holiday in my life. Thanks to Purcell Mountain Lodge for taking such great care of us!"

Lindsay
(Purcell Mountain Lodge)

"I wanted to have an unforgettable trip so I choose Ski Touring. And it was the best decision ever."

Lynn
(Paromcamps - Canada Road Trip)

Three Reasons Canada is Ideal for Ski Touring

01

World-renowned powder

Canada’s west coast is hit with solid precipitation from its neighbouring Pacific Ocean. This moisture follows a steep route to British Columbia’s mountain peaks and dowses the region with light, fluffy powder. Alberta, next door to coastal BC, gets a similar dumping across its impressive, tall and seemingly endless Rocky Mountains. That fresh white stuff is in abundance in these parts and has cemented Canada as a world-class backcountry destination since the dawn of ski touring.

02

Consistent conditions

A “poor season” in Canada is a scarce occurrence, and often still dominates the typical winter in most ski destinations. Consistent conditions are exactly what skiing in Canada is all about and exactly what visitors want to see. Ski touring, with all its efforts required in getting to the mountain peak on foot, demands favourable conditions and a healthy downpour of snow (some bluebird days won’t go astray either!) for it to be truly desirable. So, for those considering their first (or second or third…) ski touring trip to Canada, you can rest assured that Mother Nature will paint you a very white landscape on your visit.

03

Feel at home in Canada’s friendly, hospitable and kind culture

Anyone who appreciates the warmth and friendliness of a foreign country’s locals will adore Canada. The country has an esteemed kindness that makes the region so easy to return to. The culture – somewhat oddly put – is like a loving hug from your grandma, and has a warmth to it which needs to be felt to be understood. Smile at strangers, laugh with new friends and join the masses that feel right at home on a visit to Canada.

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