Backcountry 101

About Backcountry

See frequently asked questions about the backcountry lodges of B.C. and backcountry travel.

Photo – Mark Masterson

Safety Resources

Safety first! It is what the BLBCA strives to ensure is a key component of the backcountry experience.

Sunny morning after fresh snowfall

Backcountry Conditions

Stay informed with the latest conditions from Environment Canada, Wisegoat, Mountain Condition Reports and more.

Man walking along shore of beautiful pristine lake

Pre-Trip Planning

From what to do before your trip and what to bring. A few pre-trip planning tips to get you on the right track.

Photo – Kirsten Knechtel

Essential Gear

Some basics that most backcountry enthusiasts will bring on a trip. We’ve broken it down for you!

Top 10 Reasons

Legendary lodge cuisine and untouched powder… See the top 10 reasons why you should visit BC’s backcountry.

Why would you want to go to a backcountry lodge? We’ll let one of our guests tell you… 

“I’ve never seen such pristine wilderness before. Standing on the summit I couldn’t see another trace of humanity anywhere. Simply remarkable…” 

– Michael