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Established Routes

The below links fall more into the "peer reviewed" category (others have ridden and given their thumbs up). That said, it is incumbent that you research their accessibility before proceeding.

  • Are there seasonal closures?
  • Wildlife concerns?
  • Boundary changes?
  • Flooding? Drought? Snow?

Also, if you are planning to camp in established campsites, hostels or motels, make sure that you that you can get a reservation before proceeding.


Know before you go. 

 

 

 

Planning your own route?

There are an endless number of route possibilities in the backcountry. Think, how can you link forest service roads, singletrack, and the occasional stretch of asphalt? Here are a few of our favourite resources:

Trailforks
See established cross country MTB routes across Canada. Information includes updated trail reports and difficulty. A starting point for creating longer bikepacking links.

Ride with GPS
A wide selection of base maps and resources to help map routes and share with others online. If submitting for consideration on our Routes page, please use this format.


Western Canada

Alberta Rockies 700 (race)
700 km from Hinton to Coleman, AB
Created by Jonathan Hayward

BC Epic 1000 (race)
1000 km from Merritt to Fernie, BC
Created by Lennard Pretorius

Buckshot - Single Barrel (race)
282 km loop out of Kamloops, BC
Created by Lennard Pretorius

Buckshot - Double Barrel (race)
585 km loop out of Kamloops, BC
Created by Lennard Pretorius

Camelsfoot Range
158 km from Merritt to Fernie, BC
Created by Skyler Des Roches

Coast Mountains
771 km along British Columbia's biggest, highest, and wildest mountain range
Created by Skyler Des Roches

Hurt'n Albert'n 550 (race)
549 km loop around Drumheller and the Front Range
Created by Justin Chadwick
& Trevor Anderson


Kootenay Gravel Grinder (race)
790 km around around the East Kootenays
Created by James McKee

Lower Sunshine Coast
121 km from Earls Cove to Langdale
Created by Skyler Des Roches

South Chilcotin Mountains
127 km loop around the Pacific Northwest
Created by Skyler Des Roches

 

EASTern Canada

COLT LOOP
457 km around Central Ontario
Created by Miles Arbour

 

Cross Canada

The Great Trail
Multi use trails, highway, and waterway links  
Created by the Trans Canada Trail Association