Dogs are man’s best friend, and they’re also his best hiking, camping, canoeing, and every other outdoor activity companion. Need proof? Just check out #campingwithdogs on Instagram. The social media app has hundreds of amazing photos of outdoor enthusiasts and their pups exploring the wilderness together. Whether on the trail, paddling up river, or just relaxing by the fire after a long day, these canines are having a really good time outside with their humans—and the humans seem pretty happy, too.
Puppy's first kayak expedition.
Living the van life with her humans and enjoying every minute.
One dewy dog.
Nothing like waking up to a view.
Ready to greet the day.
Sisters relaxing by the fire.
Enjoying the Northern Lights.
Beat after a long day on the trails.
Exploring Alberta with his family.
Nothing like waking up outdoors.
Taking a backpack break.
Ready to play catch on the trail.
Excited for the weekend!
Out for a romantic canoe trip.
Taking a dip in Invincible Lake at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
On top of the world!
What a rewarding view after a long hike up the mountain!
Now that's a pup tent!
Determined to conquer this trail!
Gives a whole new meaning to pack dog.
Someone's got her hiking boots on!
Getting cozy in the tent.
This one needs a little time-out.
A lot of adventure in this little package.
Winter hiking is the best!
What a setup!
Playing follow the leader.
Sometimes it's nice just to take a break and read in bed.
It was a long day!
The perfect place to take a break.
Celebrating with a howl or two.
Making sure they didn't forget anything.
That's quite the poker face.
Nothing like taking a languid swim in the lake.
Capturing everything on the Go-Pro!
Queen of this rock.
It's cold out there!
Adventure dog in training.
A perfectly framed mountain view.