Why travel with Great Canadian Trails

Innovative Active Itineraries

We do things a little differently. Even when visiting major parks, we venture into areas away from the large tourist sites. Accessing secluded vantage points enables us to gain a unique insight into these spectacular regions. 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.

Leaders in the Field

Great Canadian Trails has been created by one of the world’s most experienced adventure tour operators, World Expeditions. Since 1975, World Expeditions has used our understanding of the land to carefully construct trekking, cycling, rafting, climbing and kayaking adventures around the globe. With operations based out of Ottawa, Canada, GCT offers a range of unique, self guided and small group guided adventures across the country.

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 hikes, you can feel confident that you are in safe hands with leaders certified in wilderness first-aid and the backcountry know-how that only comes from experience and a deep understanding of their natural environment.

Self Guided Options

Prefer independent travel but without the hassle of planning or carrying all of your gear? GCT offers supported, self guided hiking and cycling packages across the country. Each self guided itinerary has been tried and tested with every detail accounted for. We’ll provide you with bicycles, accommodation, luggage transfers, route notes and maps, and emergency assistance so that all you need to do is spend the day exploring at your own pace, until your heart’s content.

Great Value

Quality services at the best prices make our adventures great value for money. Having essential items like internal mountain flights, experienced guides, National Park fees, meals, sightseeing and entry fees included in the trip cost allows you to better budget for your big adventure. Our excellent safety record, outstanding service, and commitment to responsible and sustainable travel practices guarantee you unsurpassed value for money.

We create excellent adventures!

Our trips have been featured in the world’s most prestigious magazines, blogs, and newspapers including: The New York Times, Explore Magazine, Outpost Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Great Walks Magazine, Traveller, The Great Canadian Bucketlist and more.

International Flavour

World Expeditions is a truly global company with offices in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. When you join one of GCT’s small group adventures, you can expect a fun mix of nationalities to share the trails with – Typically leading to heaps of interesting conversation and lots of laughs!

Responsible Travel

We aim to ensure that our destinations retain their natural character and cultural diversity for future generations. Read more about our commitment to responsible travel and true sustainability.