Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

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RickertsRed
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Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by RickertsRed » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:42 pm

Tried searching around and I couldn’t find a one stop shop for a list of backcountry landing destinations much like what you’d find in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, etc.

I watched a bunch of Trent Palmer’s YouTube videos and thought “wow, if it looks that cool down there then up here in the great white north there has to be even better?!?!” For anyone who hasn’t seen his videos, he and his buddies basically land their KitFox and Cubs in the middle of freakin’ nowhere for fun.

So my goal with this thread is for everyone to post some of their backcountry / bush landing locations you’ve visited in Canada. Maybe post some numbers, elevation, pics, coordinates, what you were flying, etc.

Sooo how about it, let’s see’em!
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by Mapleflt » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:11 pm

Very interesting concept, Western Canada bears a resemblance to the areas of Idaho, Utah, Nevada etc. and it's possible that opportunities abound in these areas. Ontario is an unlikely province, if its not already private land the remainder is trees and lakes. There are some great camping beaches but float accessible only and the ones I'm aware of are neither wide or long enough for wheeled adventure.
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by mmartin1872 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:40 pm

If you are a member of the bcga (bc general aviation association.) They have a good map for BC on their website.
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by RickertsRed » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 am

Huh, I’m surprised there isn’t more replies piling up here
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by Bede » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 am

RickertsRed wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:13 am
Huh, I’m surprised there isn’t more replies piling up here
Honestly, it's because we have so many trees and lakes. I live in Ontario and get my back country fix by flying floats and skis.
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by Mapleflt » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:01 pm

For a "back country" experience in Ontario you'll be sporting floats or skis, not likely wheels only. You may find some nice beaches on the east coast, eskers in Labrador, Northern Quebec and the Nunavut are a plenty. However the transit time and logistic will be a killer for day trips !!!!

It's going to be a challenge to find a beach to land on in Ontario without a pack of lawyers descending upon you !!!!!
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by geneticistx » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:11 pm

The BCGA has an incredibly active community exchanging information and planning outings for local sand bar landings. And as mentioned before, there is an active and growing list of backcountry airstrips and locations if you become a member of the bcga.
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by ShawnR » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:04 am

I like the idea too and when I had the cub on wheels, I was looking around but found nothing. There is a deserted MNR landing strip by my camp that I thought about cleaning up but it is 10 miles to the camp and nothing around so once you got there, the only ones happy to see you would be the mosquitoes. As the others have said, floats is the way to go, for Northern Ontario anyways. I would like to see groups of float guys meeting up somewhere. That would be fun and add the safety factor of a support group with you.
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by Mapleflt » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:29 am

If your looking for places to visit on floats in central Ontario the Ontario Seaplane Association has a map on their site
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by INVERTEDAV8R » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:13 am

I really like this idea and have looked around for this information before. Definitely worth looking at BCGA, they’re a great group of pilots.
I’m in Alberta and can’t find anything except for the forestry strips which are hardly “back country”. I’ve driven into the hills and found some great spots and later returned with the airplane. That technique has worked well but is still not the back country I was looking for. I’d be happy to contribute a few of these spots if there was a data base.
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Re: Consolidated backcountry locations in Canada

Post by beaverpuq » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:55 am

Few places I’ve been in Quebec. Joncas. Oasis du Gouin. Escapade. Rapid Lake Lodge. I’m in the Yukon now. Lots of neat river spots and older strips.
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