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Nature Walks

About Nature Walks

Looking for the experience of a hike, but with a little less exertion and a little more accessibility? Nature walks are the perfect blend of relaxation and exercise, allowing you to drink in the wonders of the outdoors with a low-impact activity that improves your fitness but provides plenty of opportunities to pause, reflect, and rest.

Nature walk 04 Vancouver Credit Destination Vancouver Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Magical Forests

Submerge yourself in the mystery of a forest walk, surrounded by huge trees, lush greenery and florals, and moss that covers the ground like a soft carpet. You may spy some wildlife along the way, or notice how the sunlight filters through the leaves and dances on the trickle of a creek. From West Parklands Natural Area in Saskatchewan to New Brunswick’s Musquash Estuary, Canada has an abundance of magnificent forests waiting to be explored.

Nature walk 09 Tofino Credit Destination BC Cristina Gareau

Ocean Spray

Canada’s coasts hug three different oceans, each offering unique walking experiences that truly highlight the vastness of our world. Trails along the beach, sea-side cliffs, or coastal boardwalks let nature walkers have meditative, awe-inducing experiences. Drink in the ocean from the 90 meter tall sea cliffs of Nova Scotia’s Five Island Provincial Park. Stroll through the sand and watch a beautiful sunset on Crescent Beach Path near White Rock, BC. Or walk the shores of the hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories at low-tide, and glimpse the reefs that are said to resemble a herd of caribou.

Nature Walk 14 Canmore Credit Kurt Morrison @kurtmorrison

Rugged Mountains

Many incredible views of the Canadian Rockies don’t require a multi-day hike. A moderate walking tour can result in a mountain experience you’ll never forget, as you survey the staggering heights of these massive natural structures and smooth your hands over ancient stone formations. The opportunities for a mountain walk are endless, from Yoho National Park in British Columbia, to Johnston Canyon in Banff, Alberta.

Tours with Nature Walks

Spend a relaxing weekend in the wilderness away from the hustle of the city. Unwind in an off the grid cabin while you enjoy light activities and connect with nature on your very own personal retreat.
Wild and breathtakingly beautiful, Whitehorse has plenty to offer adventure seekers, nature lovers, and the artistically inclined. The Yukon has excitement and memories right at your fingertips.
Enjoy an incredible beachfront experience, search for wildlife in their natural habitat, and go at a relaxing pace to discover hidden gems in the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region.
Take a relaxing trip to a coastal village in B.C. with quiet inlets, old growth rainforests, ocean views, rich culture and an abundance of wildlife. The ideal spot to unwind and connect with nature.
Winter in the Canadian Rockies is the perfect time to experience your favourite cold weather activities. This unforgettable 8 day, 7 night package is accessible daily.
Enjoy an incredible Rocky Mountain experience, travel to the iconic sites, and discover hidden gems in the Jasper and Banff National Parks. This 9 day, 8 night package is accessible daily.
Enjoy truly Canadian experiences with bucket list views. Discover what makes Alberta so unique and explore the Rockies like you’ve only dreamt. This 9 day, 8 night package is accessible daily.

Build Your Own Nature Walk Tour

Let’s make a trip that’s uniquely yours! You decide how long, style of trails, number of inclusions, everything. Start planning now and make your dream trip a reality.

Staff Picks

Athabasca Falls

This short trail near Jasper offers various lookouts of a magnificent canyon and waterfall, as well as signs explaining the science behind the color of the water and the flora and fauna in the area.

Cataract Trail

Ontario shares the legendary Niagara Falls with the USA, and a Canada-side walk on this 1.7 km easy trail affords nature-lovers beautiful views of waterfalls and historic buildings.

Cathedral Grove

This forest of trails on Vancouver Island has pathways lined with 800 year old douglas fir trees. These ancient giants can grow up to 95 meters high and nine meters in circumference.

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Benefits

Nature Walk 08 Alberta Credit Erik McRitchie @erikmcr

Up Your Mood

Immersing yourself in nature with some light exercise produces feel-good chemicals in your brain and improves mood and energy levels.

Nature Walk 12 Kimiwan Birdwalk Interpretive Centre Credit Travel Alberta

Accessibility

Many nature walks include boardwalks or paved paths, making them more friendly to those with mobility considerations. Everyone in your group will be able to enjoy this activity, with the unique sounds and sights of your walk creating a memory to help bond you together.

Nature walk 02 Prince Albert National Park Credit Tourism Saskatchewan Greg Huszar Photography

Boost Immunity

Breathing in the fresh air on your nature walk ups your oxygen intake and helps build a stronger response against viruses, colds, and flus.

Essential Gear and Equipment

A nature walk requires very little gear. Grab some solid athletic shoes, a bottle of water, and maybe a granola bar, and you’re good to go!

If you are going into the backcountry, don’t forget your wilderness survival essentials (first aid kit, navigation, food, water, knife, fire starter, communication, and a backpack).

Tips

Anytime you decide to go explore nature, you should…

  • Check the weather.
  • Research the route and take a map with you. 
  • Carry the proper gear for the experience.
  • Bring extra food.
  • Tell someone where you are going.
  • Check with the Parks or tourism office for closures and wildlife updates. 
  • Follow the Leave No Trace principles.
  • Do not feed, touch or approach wildlife.
  • Make noise to keep wildlife away.
Nature walk 01 Prince Albert National Park Credit Tourism Saskatchewan Greg Huszar Photography

Did You Know?

The Trans Canada Trail, officially named The Great Trail, stretches over 24,000 km to connect the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans in a system of greenways, roadways, and waterways. It is the longest multi-use trail network in the world. Whether you start at mile zero in Newfoundland and cover every last kilometer, or simply strike out for a nature walk on a small section of this vast project, you can feel connected to the entire country as you walk along your path.

Nature walk 05 Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Credit Tourism Saskatchewan Paul Austring

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