New Trips 2018: Active Holidays in Canada

New exciting adventures for 2018

We’re ringing in 2018 with an incredible selection of new and exciting adventures from coast to coast! Choose from our new suite of ‘hut-to-hut’ hiking trips on the Sunshine Coast, in the Cariboo Mountains, and in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. Do you prefer your adventures to be on the water? You’re in luck! Paddle the temperate west coast or the more dramatic east coast with experienced guides, including sea kayaking pioneer Peter Bray.


Backpacker and staircase are dwarfed by a massive, fallen fir tree |  <i>Keri May</i>


Sunshine Coast Hut to Hut (SUN)
A first of its kind in Canada – A supported, self-guided backpacking trip on BC’s incredible Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT) with expansive coastal and mountain vistas, old-growth rainforest, and world-class hut-to-hut hiking. This adventure is perfect for those who love camping and are comfortable carrying their personal gear, but who appreciate a lighter load (without needing to invest in ultralight gear), the comforts of a shelter each night, and someone else to take care of the meal planning and logistics (including 2 nights in Powell River, daily food drops, trailhead transfers, detailed route notes, emergency communication device, and exclusive access to cooking gear at the huts).


Lovely spot for a lunch break in Desolation Sound, BC |  <i>Keri May</i>


Sunshine Coast Kayak (SUK)
Can’t get enough of BC’s pristine coastline? Paddle the protected waters of beautiful Desolation Sound and spend 2 nights camping under the stars. Each day, discover the gems of the intertidal environment – spot sea stars, urchins, crustaceans and birdlife, including bald eagles. Keep your eyes on the horizon for seals, sea lions, otters, and whales.  We highly recommend extending your visit to the Sunshine Coast with this guided, introductory level sea kayaking adventure which connects seamlessly to your hike on the SCT, or as an awesome getaway on its own. Accommodation and transfers from Powell River included.


Hiking along the south side of Table Mountain, BC


Hut to Hut in Wildflower Heaven (HWH)  
How does five days of complete solitude in pristine alpine wilderness sound? Allow our highly-experienced guides to lead the way through landscapes that appear to have jumped straight off a painter’s canvas with flowers whose names are the making of fine poetry: spring beauties, marsh marigolds, indian paintbrush, and golden senecio, to name just a few. Evenings are spent in cozy, exclusive wilderness huts in BC’s Cariboo Mountains where fully–equipped kitchens and supplied bedding means lighter packs for all!
*All 2018 departures are guaranteed!



Bridges cross peaks and cut through forest on the Charlevoix Traverse |  <i>Pierre Bouchard</i>

Photo ©Pierre Bouchard

Charlevoix Traverse Hut to Hut (CHT)
Prefer independent hiking but don’t want to carry a full pack? We’re excited to offer this 7-day self-guided hiking trip in UNESCO-designated Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve.  A 105km, well-marked trail takes you through the remote, glacier-carved mountains of Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains, from one back country hut to the next. An experience made better by carrying only a day pack, as we move your luggage and food from one fully-equipped hut to the next.  We even plan and store your easy-to-prepare meals.
*Daily departures from May through October


Paddling through 'Iceberg Alley' off the coast of Newfoundland |  <i>Tourism Newfoundland and Labrador</i>


Kayak Newfoundland with Peter Bray (NLK)
Calling all sea lovers! We’re very excited to welcome the always entertaining and highly-inspirational, Pete Bray, back to Newfoundland – a place he loves and knows well, following a circumnavigation of the island, as well as the first ever unsupported solo paddle across the Atlantic from St. John’s to Ireland in 2001, and two more attempted crossings in 2004 and 2009 (oh the tales he has to tell!).  Join Pete in July as we revel in the rich history, wildlife, pristine coves and passing icebergs along the remote coastline of the Baie Verte Peninsula. As an added bonus, spend two nights ‘glamping’ on the site of actor Shaun Majumder’s TV show ‘Majumder Manor’. 


A giant iceberg visits a tiny coastal community |  <i>Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism</i>

 

Vikings, Whales and Icebergs (VIK)
Top off your Newfoundland adventure with this incredible 2-night stay on the edge of the earth! The 3-day package includes a zodiac tour in ‘Iceberg Alley’, return transfers from the local airport in St. Anthony’s, entrance to historic sites including L’Anse aux Meadows (the only Viking site in North America) and a unique stay at a lighthouse inn, located on an otherwise deserted island, visited only by passing wildlife and ‘bergy bits'. The island has never failed to have icebergs in July and typically sees them from June through August. Availability is limited – Now is the time to plan!

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