Adventure travel company World Expeditions has launched a new division in its distinctive “paths less travelled” style — Great Canadian Trails catering to travellers seeking unique remote active holidays in Canada.
With operations based out of Ottawa, Great Canadian Trails offers a selection of both guided and supported self-guided hiking and cycling adventures that include accommodation, luggage transfers, bike rentals, and comprehensive maps and route notes.
Great Canadian Trails allows travellers to cycle across Prince Edward Island at their own pace with all of the logistics taken care; to complete an end to end hike along Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula without needing to camp or carry a full pack; and to hike a remote and rugged stretch along the Fundy coast carrying just a day pack, with expert local guides, and the full support of a camping crew – a concept, say officials, completely new to these regions.
Furthermore, Great Canadian Trails packages featuring the Trans Canada Trail (such as the Confederation Trail on PEI and the Fundy Footpath in New Brunswick) include a $100 donation to support the development of the coast-to-coast trail network, which is scheduled for completion by 2017, corresponding with the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
The hiking and cycling season is from May through October.