Canada is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Away from the cities, there are immense stretches of wilderness made up of lakes, mountains and vast swathes of pine forest. The most beautiful landscapes are protected in some of the most stunning national parks (British Colombia alone has seven!) criss-crossed with an extensive network of hiking trails.
In the summer months, one of the most popular places to go trekking is in the Rocky Mountains, a chain which stretches from Alberta to British Colombia. This wild and pristine area is made up of snow-capped peaks, sweeping valleys, crystal-clear lakes and dense forests which are home to an array of wildlife including brown bear, grizzly bear, beaver, moose, racoon and bald eagle.