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!

NAME

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.

Read More >

NAME

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!

Read More >

NAME

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.

Read More >

NAME

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 >

NAME

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 >

NAME

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 >

NAME

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.

Read More >

NAME

Joan and Philip McLeod

HOMETOWN

West Vancouver, BC

TRIP

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.

Read More >

NAME

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!

NAME

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!

NAME

Johanna Hickey

HOMETOWN

Vancouver, British Columbia

TRIP

The Mighty St. Lawrence

From New France to France down the Mighty St. Lawrence with Adventure Canada. Does it get any better? We left Quebec City on a beautiful sunset evening and arrived in the early morning mist at the French Islands of St Pierre and Miquelon a week later on board the wonderful expedition ship, The Ocean Endeavour, the newest and most up-to-date ship operated by Adventure Canada.

Read More >

NAME

Jane and Bob Ming

HOMETOWN

Red Deer, AB

TRIP

Iceland Complete and Classic Greenland Coastal Voyage

We are now back home after a great trip.  The arrangements you made for us went off like clock work without a glitch.  We really enjoyed seeing both Iceland and Greenland and I especially enjoyed the Inuit villages in Greenland.  The weather in both countries was warmer than I had anticipated but we were told that it was unseasonably warm and we only had two short periods of light drizzle during our entire trip, so we lucked in.  Also, there was very little wind in Iceland which I understand is unusual.

Thanks, Allison, for doing such a great job.

NAME

Andrea Gillette

HOMETOWN

Chilliwack, BC

TRIP

The Three Lands Epic Tour

The Three Lands Epic Tour began with a desire to see Ireland. I was going to rent a car and see a few things over a week… on the cheap. I then invited my Mom to see the places her Grandmother (my Great-Grandmother) came from and the trip grew from there.  It bloomed into a multiple country odyssey that began in Vancouver and went to Ireland, Scotland and Iceland.

Read More >

NAME

Murray & Lynn Riddell

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, Canada

TRIP

Argentina & Chile

Our first adventure travel to Argentina and Chile was an amazing experience!  A huge thanks goes to Great Canadian Travel who talked to us about what we were looking for and recommended our tour.  We booked the small group 14 day tour through Great Canadian Travel who ensured everything was completely trouble free.  Read More >

NAME

Bryan Hayward

HOMETOWN

Virden, Manitoba

TRIP

Panama Canal

Cruising the Panama Canal had always been on my bucket list and finally I was able to check it off my list and take along my son and daughter for the ride. Great Canadian Travel was great, they helped me figure out which cruise line to book with based on what we wanted to see and do.

We boarded the cruise in Fort Lauderdale where a host from Princess Cruises welcomed us on the cruise ship. The ship is very attractive, entertainment on board is very professionally done, the food was very delicious and plentiful at all times. Read More >