The Great Divide is a remote hiking route through the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. The route follows along the Contentinal Divide of the Americas between the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. It passes through five national parks along the way. The GDT is considered to be a difficult route. The mountainous high-elevation terrain makes for strenuous hiking, and also carries along risks of severe weather. The route itself is very remote, which it harder to procure resupply, transportation, and emergency services. Additionally, the trail is often unmarked, which makes navigation abilities very important.