Leading international travel company, World Expeditions, launches Great Canadian Trails, an adventure travel brand catering to travelers interested in active holidays throughout Canada.
Until now, World Expeditions’ Canadian offerings have focused on Canada’s west – Primarily guided hiking and climbing expeditions in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. With such a large expanse of natural attractions stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic, they recognized an opportunity to develop unique and remote active holidays in their distinctive ‘paths less travelled’ style.
The result is Great Canadian Trails (GCT) with operations based out of the Ottawa office, offering a growing selection of both guided and fully-supported self-guided tour packages that include accommodation, transportation, luggage transfers, bike rentals, and comprehensive maps and route notes.
As part of their expanding repertoire, Great Canadian Trails now allows travelers to cycle across Prince Edward Island at their own pace with all of the logistics taken care of in advance; 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 with just a small day pack, expert local guides, and the full support of a camping crew each day on the trail – A concept completely new to this region.
Furthermore, Great Canadian Trails tour 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.