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Visit to see our full range of trips in Canada. Great Canadian Trails is the active Canadian holiday specialist offering a unique range of ground-breaking adventures from coast to coast... to coast. You can experience one of our small group trips, led by exceptional leaders whose local knowledge, professionalism, and passion for the outdoors ensure an enriching experience or choose one of our supported self-guided trips. Independent travellers can explore at their own pace and still benefit from our experience in designing world-class itineraries and our luggage transfer service.

Pristine and sparsely populated, with vibrant cities, diverse cultures and landscapes of staggering beauty, Canada is an outstanding travel destination. A seemingly boundless realm of snowcapped peaks and imposing glaciers, unspoilt forests, labyrinthine coastlines and isolated islands, this is truly nature’s playground. Carved through this epic wilderness are some of the world’s most challenging and inspiring trails, drawing nature lovers to experience the magic of the Canadian landscape for themselves.

Follow the trail of the Klondike Gold Rush along the Yukon River and over the Chilkoot Pass, trek the remote trails of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains or take on the veritable adult playground that is the West Coast Trail, considered one of the world's top ten treks.

Traverse sections of The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail) on foot or by bike, try your hand at glacier trekking on the Wapta Icefields of Yoho National Park or experience a true Canadian winter as you snowshoe, cross-country ski and dogsled through a striking winter wilderness, using a cosy log cabin as your base.

View whales, icebergs and dramatic coastline while hiking in Newfoundland, cycle through the rust-coloured landscapes of Prince Edward Island, made famous by Anne of Greene Gables, sample the best in local food and wine and immerse yourself in the unique cultures, traditions and histories of Canada’s diverse communities.

There’s so much on offer here that the hardest part will be deciding on an itinerary. Take a look at our unique journeys on and start planning your great Canadian adventure today!


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Innovative itineraries

Even when visiting major parks, we venture into areas away from major tourist sites, often accessing secluded vantage points by foot, bike or boat. Our vast selection of itineraries draws upon some of the country's most inspiring landscapes, incredible networks of trails and stunning national parks, showcasing communities along the way.

Expert guides

Each guided adventure is led by exceptional leaders whose local knowledge, professionalism and passion for the outdoors ensure an enriched experience. On remote, guided hikes, our leaders are certified in wilderness first-aid and have the backcountry know-how that only comes from experience and a deep understanding of their natural environment.

Self-guided options

Each self-guided itinerary has been tried and tested with every detail accounted for, enabling you to explore independently. We'll provide bicycles, accommodation, luggage transfers, route notes, maps and emergency assistance so that all you need to do is spend the day travelling at your own pace.

Great value

Quality services at the best prices make our adventures great value for money. Having essential items like internal transfers, experienced guides, national park fees, most meals, sightseeing and entry fees included in the trip cost allows you to better budget for your big adventure.

Committed to responsible travel

We are committed to giving back to the charitable organisations that protect, develop and maintain our trails. Included in the cost of many of our Canadian tour packages is a monetary donation to support these efforts.

World firsts

We proudly pioneered the first commercial fully supported trek of the Fundy Footpath and the first supported backpacking trip on the Chilkoot Trail, using support crew to help reduce the load. Additionally, our itineraries have been featured in many publications including the New York Times, Explore Magazine, Outpost Magazine, Great Walks Magazine, Traveller, Canadian Geographic and the Great Canadian Bucketlist.


Sustainable development

We partner with a range of specialised operators across Canada that have been chosen based on a number of criteria, including their commitment to operating sustainable and responsible travel experiences. All of our partners have well-defined sustainability plans to address minimal impact on the natural environment, preservation of native cultures and traditions and the protection of wildlife.

Animal welfare focus

Our comprehensive Animal Welfare Code of Conduct seeks to protect vulnerable animals and inform travellers about issues surrounding animal welfare.

Support of local charities

We are committed to the preservation of Canadian Trails and make annual donations to The Trans Canada Trail, The Bruce Trail Conservancy and The East Coast Trail Association.

Hotels and lodges

We use well-appointed, clean and comfortable hotels and lodges chosen for their proximity to local parks and attactions. Rooms are based on double occupancy and may include en suite facilities.


Campsites are chosen for their spectacular locations. All group camping equipment including two person tents, stoves and fuel are provided and all meals are prepared by our crew.

Bed & breakfasts

Selected for their desirable locations and local charm, B&Bs and guesthouses offer tasty meals, comfortable rooms, and warm, friendly welcomes at the end of each day.

Mountain huts

On backcountry trails, mountaineering routes, and glacier traverses, we stay in remote mountain huts with basic facilities. While the huts may be simple, they offer a truly authentic experience.

A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.

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Canadian Dollar

Credit card, cash, and ATM are widely accepted

International Dialing Code


Type A plug

Electricity in Canada is 110 Volts, at 60 hertz. The most common pin type is A. (2 flat prong).


Most travellers entering Canada will either need a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for visiting or transiting by air. Please visit for a full list of nationalities who require an eTA and for a list of nationalities who require a visa. This is also where you can apply for an eTA. Applying for an eTA is inexpensive and is a simple online process that takes just a few minutes. You will need your passport, a credit card, and an email address. An eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport and is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new eTA.


Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. It is recommended that you keep a photocopy of your passport separately. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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