Great Canadian Adventurers

Listen to what our clients have to say about their adventures!

How do you become a Great Canadian Adventurer?  It’s easy, after you come back from your trip booked with us, we want to hear all about it!

Send us your testimonial plus three photos (and videos if you have) from your adventure for your chance to be featured in our monthly newsletter and receive a CA$50 travel credit.

Send us your testimonial to become a Great Canadian Adventurer too!

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Kaitlyn Lischynski and Stacie Allard

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

TRIP

Hightlights of Morocco

In December, Martha helped us book our adventure to Morocco and Spain for the months of February-March.

We did a 15-day G Adventures tour to Morocco called Highlights of Morocco.  True to its name, we had the opportunity to see the exciting highlights of what the country has to offer. Read More >

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Murray & Lynn Riddell

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, Canada

TRIP

Cambodia and Vietnam

On March 7th, 2017 my husband and I departed for a 3 week adventure tour to Cambodia and Vietnam.  Once again Martha from Great Canadian Travel did an amazing job of providing us with advice, ideas and reputable small group tour companies to consider.  She provided support on the flights we choose, visas and answered a whole host of other questions we had.

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Susan Schellenberg

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

TRIP

African Safari

African Safari in Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa

My partner and I travelled to Africa for 6 weeks with the help of Great Canadian Travel and particularly Arne Hydamaka.  This man customized a tour for us that was beyond our wildest African dreams!

We gave Arnie a list of places and dreams that we had, and he proceeded with the arrangements to make them come true.  Easily and effortlessly we travelled through Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and the southern portion of South Africa.

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Kathy K.

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

TRIP

Eating My Vegetarian Way Around Ireland

Eating My Vegetarian Way Around Ireland – 

Irish food always raises visions of Irish stew with lamb, beef and Guinness stew, corned beef and cabbage, blood pudding, breakfast sausages, and, of course, potatoes.  As a vegetarian, what would I eat other than potatoes and soggy vegetables?  As a precaution, I packed a bag of energy and protein bars.  I returned with it unopened.

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Emefa Alipui

HOMETOWN

Montreal, PQ

TRIP

Beluga Encounter

I love Inukshuks, but I don’t know why. I just love them! So when I got to Churchill and the city map indicated two Inukshuks, I had to see them. Giant Inukshuks!!! I was delighted!.
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Kathy K.

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

TRIP

Cycling in Albania

Where in the World is Albania? Cycling in a Little Known Country of Mystery – 

When informed that I was going cycling in Albania, most asked where, or even what, Albania was.  It’s a small nation with a complex, diverse, and difficult history, Albania is north of Greece and south of Croatia/Montenegro on the Adriatic coast.  The Great Canadian Travel Group helped book our trip to this fascinating, rarely seen country.

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Shayla Barr

HOMETOWN

Niverville, MB

TRIP

Iceland on a Budget

We had the BEST time.  I would have to say that out of all the countries I’ve travelled to, Iceland by far has my favourite scenery.  There is amazing scenery everywhere of course, but Iceland’s unique, diverse, ever changing beauty is the top of my list!

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Celeste Li

HOMETOWN

Sydney, Australia

TRIP

Across the North

I had an amazing time in both Churchill and Yellowknife, and was extremely fortunate to have been able to view everything that I was hoping for. In Churchill, kayaking with the Beluga whales is such an incredible experience – to have dozens of them literally within arms length is so exhilarating.

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Marge Harland

HOMETOWN

Sacramento, California

TRIP

Polar Bear Adventure

It is ironic that I spend most of my life in Manitoba but I have to move away to California to realize that I really needed to see and experience a Polar Bear adventure back in Churchill, Manitoba. And what an experience it was! These giant bears are among earth’s mysterious and fascinating animals and seeing them is akin to my trips to see lions, tigers and elephants. And with climate change happening I was even more compelled to arrange a trip to visit them. Read More >

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Jack and Suzanne Hill

HOMETOWN

Rothesay, NB

TRIP

Georgia Food, Wine & Culture

“Are you crazy?”  “You may never get home again.” “You could be kidnapped.”  These were the kind of reactions we got when we announced that we were planning to go to Georgia and the Caucasus.  After a phone call from Max Johnson one afternoon, telling us how much we would enjoy the adventure, we were convinced by his enthusiasm that we should go. That, as well as encouragement from Lois, our travel advisor at The Great Canadian Travel Company, was the catalyst for our plan. Read More >

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Kathy K.

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

TRIP

Cycling The Drakensberg and Kruger

I went cycling in South Africa with two friends for two weeks.  We joined an Exodus cycling tour of 14, mainly English with a couple of Australians.  http://www.exodustravels.com/ca/south-africa-holidays/cycling/cycling-drakensberg-kruger/mzd-85656?setcountry=CA  We had a support van with a driver and a guide who also prepared most of our food.  We cycled in the North East corner of South Africa, near the border of Mozambique and Swaziland.  The cycling was in rural areas, and initially at an altitude of 2000 metres, which kept us cool, though winded from our lack of altitude training (or maybe, just lack of sufficient training, altitude or not, ok.).  What I was not expecting were the long climbs of 5, 6, 7 kilometres, though I certainly welcomed the descents thereafter! Read More >

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Andrew and Dawn Darke

HOMETOWN

Newmarket, ON

TRIP

Essential Iceland

Intending to use the Icelandair stopover program en-route to a visit to England, we were fortunate to find Great Canadian Travel Company in Winnipeg through a Google search, and enlisted Iceland Specialist Shauna Cook to advise and plan our tour.

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Joan and Philip McLeod

HOMETOWN

West Vancouver, BC

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Tanzania Migration

It had always been a dream to see the migration and some of the African National Parks. Our dream came true when we booked a “Chance to See the Migration” tour with GCTC and their new partner Asilia. Apart from the lure of the migration, the chance to sleep under tents and also in a moveable camp was a determinant in choosing this tour for travel in May 2016.

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Jacqueline Bromell

HOMETOWN

Scarborough, Australia

TRIP

Aurora Escape, Yellowknife and Blachford Lake Lodge

The first day at Blachford it was very overcast and nobody had high hopes of seeing the lights. But, sure enough, later that night they came out and danced around the sky. I was able to watch them from my bed in the lodge which was nice as they were super epic and a step up from the ones earlier in the night. Yellowknife and Blachford were incredible and I had an amazing time!

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Jennifer Shead

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

TRIP

Enchanting Islands

My escorted tour to the Canadian Maritimes (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) was one of the most fun and relaxing trips I have ever taken.  I visited so many beautiful places, and many of them were places that I would not have thought to visit had it not been for the local expert leading the tour.  Highlights of the trip included having breakfast in Peggy’s Cove, watching the Anne of Green Gables musical in Charlottetown, authentic lobster supper in Cavendish, and driving the picturesque Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.  My favourite part of the trip was the time we spent on Prince Edward Island.  It was amazing to see the red cliffs in person!