Weather

Your backcountry camping trip can be hugely impacted by the time of year, the temperature, and the weather conditions.

Find out how to plan accordingly and stay flexible.

22 insanely helpful tips for camping in the snow

22 insanely helpful tips for camping in the snow

As Canadians, two months of the year is never enough of a camping season. Believe it or not, the best time to go camping is any time—as long as you're prepared! We camp in snow, slush, sleet, and ice—even when the temperatures have plummeted well below freezing. In...

A few helpful tips for camping in December

A few helpful tips for camping in December

Camping in December comes with its own set of challenges and rewards. You’re trading in buzzing crowds for the tranquil silence of a winter wonderland. With the right planning, you can enjoy the brisk beauty without the frostbite. Think toasty fires, warm drinks, and...

Is it too cold to go camping in November?

Is it too cold to go camping in November?

Camping is most popular in the summer months, but you could argue that the season typically wraps up by the end of October. Does that mean camping in November is totally out of the question? In our experience, it’s never too cold to camp in November as long as you’re...

Camping in spring? Here’s how to do it right

Camping in spring? Here’s how to do it right

Ah, spring. The days are longer, the sun is shining brighter, the birds are chirping, and another winter is finally over. Time to go spring camping! Why camping in spring is awesome Spring is one of the best times to go camping for many reasons: The weather can be...

The best time to go camping: A month by month comparison

The best time to go camping: A month by month comparison

There's no wrong time to go camping... or is there? The reality is that everybody's idea of the best time to go camping is completely subjective. It depends on so many things—including the location, the weather, the type of camping, what you plan on doing, and how...

How hot is too hot for camping?

How hot is too hot for camping?

Camping in the summer can be a lot of fun, but in extreme heat? Well, that depends. Ross and I are more cold weather campers (including extreme cold), but we've definitely camped in hot weather before. As Canadians, however, our interpretation of "hot weather" might...

Camping in 50-degree weather: How to be smart about it

Camping in 50-degree weather: How to be smart about it

If you're planning on going camping in 50-degree weather (10°C), don't expect to have the same camping experience as you would in warmer weather. 50°F is actually quite cold, which means you'll need to take a few extra precautions to make sure you're comfortable...

How cold is too cold for camping?

How cold is too cold for camping?

Camping is a great activity to do when it’s hot out. But when you start getting into much colder weather, how cold is too cold for camping? 70°F (21°C) is just about perfect for most people, but depending on the time of year, location, and weather conditions of...

Camping in 30-degree weather: How risky is it?

Camping in 30-degree weather: How risky is it?

Camping in mild weather is nice. Camping in 30-degree weather, however, is something else. The temperature is just below freezing at 30 degrees Fahrenheit. For us Canadian campers who have trouble with the conversion, that’s -1 degrees Celsius. That’s cold! But is it...

30 tips for safe shoulder season camping

30 tips for safe shoulder season camping

Shoulder season camping is our favourite type of camping. Unlike peak season (a.k.a. summer), the spring and fall shoulder seasons are cooler and less crowded—making for a more enjoyable, relaxed experience. But shoulder season camping comes with its own set of...

22 tips for camping in 100-degree weather

22 tips for camping in 100-degree weather

Ah, summer. Everybody loves warm temperatures, but what about extreme heat? Camping in 100-degree weather (that’s around 38 degree Celsius—yikes!) isn’t just uncomfortable—it can be dangerous, too. Dehydration, trouble breathing, and heat exhaustion are just a few of...