2019 Newsletters

March 19, 2019 | Andrea Rempel

March 13, 2019: Sales on Sails

Promos & Specials: March 06, 2019 – 1st edition

February 27, 2019: International Polar Bear Day

Promos & Specials: February 20, 2019 – 2nd edition

February 13, 2019: Love is in the Air

Promos & Specials: February 06, 2019 – 1st edition

January 30, 2019: Top of the World

Promos & Specials: January 23, 2019 – 2nd edition

January 16, 2019: Warm Destinations

Promos & Specials: January 9, 2019 – 1st edition

January 2, 2019: Happy New Year!

What’s New

March 18, 2019 | Lois Farley

Adventure Canada is offering a fabulous Ireland Circumnavigation cruise starting in Dublin on June 9th, 2019. You can save up to 15% off your cabin cost for bookings made by April 15th. Details about the cruise can be seen on the webpage.

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There are some great Promos & Specials in the marketplace right now. We send out an e-mailer outlining some of them every couple of weeks. If you want to be kept in the loop on these saving offers just sign up from our website, at the bottom of each page in the red “footer” or email us to be added to the list to receive updates from us. You can always unsubscribe at any time!

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Our Winnipeg office is moving! Effective November 30th our new address will be 1349 Portage Avenue. We’ll be on the north side of Portage Avenue between Valour Rd and Ashburn St. Our phone number, fax number and email addresses will all stay the same. We’ll be having a Grand Opening once we’re all settled in our new digs, so watch this space for updates.
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Top 60 Canadian Travel Blogger sites: Great Canadian Travel was just named as one of the top 60 travel blog sites in Canada by Feedspot.com. Blog sites are judged by their search engine ranking, social media influence, social media buzz, Alexa ranking (a division of Amazon that measures web searches and visitors), post frequency and quality scores. We try hard to keep providing interesting and relevant content and it’s nice to see that our effort is being noticed. So, if we keep blogging, will you keep reading?
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And the Michelin Stars keep coming to our favourite places! Dill has been named the best Icelandic restaurant on numerous occasions and can now boast a Michelin Star, the first every awarded in Iceland – way to go, Dill!  “Dill builds on Icelandic traditions and Icelandic and Nordic ideology, and we use only the best and purest of Icelandic ingredients in our cooking,” said Head Chef of Dill, Ragnar Eiríksson. “It’s an enormous honor for all of my fantastic coworkers.” Dill is a small restaurant that sits between 20-30 people, so book your reservation today before the rest of the world hears about one of Iceland’s (and the world’s) best restaurants!
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Congratulations to KOKS restaurant, Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands on winning your first Michelin star, the first restaurant in the Faroe Islands to do so!  Makes the short drive to this stunning seaside town even more worthwhile (like we needed another reason)!  Run by 26 year-old Faroese chef Poul Andrias Ziska, the young avant-garde team at KOKS use Faroese produce, focusing on innovative, but at the same time, traditional cuisine.  The menu is determined by the season and what they have to offer, transforming the food by using ancient culinary traditions such as drying, fermenting, salting and smoking, into modern delicacies.  Way to go, Poul and your fabulous team at KOKS!

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Company news:

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of The Great Canadian Travel Company! And to celebrate this milestone of helping you fulfill your travel dreams, we will be rewarding you, our valued clients, with opportunities to win prizes throughout the year. Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter by email for celebration announcements and activities!

We can take you anywhere in the world.  We arrange flights from any gateway, rail journeys, expedition cruises, escorted touring, independent travel and custom tour planning. This year we have spent considerably more time exploring the opportunities for travellers in Arctic Canada, Iceland, Africa and unique cruise options. Please browse through the sample selection of a variety of programming we have featured on our website and contact one of our experienced Travel Consultants with any questions you may have.  We would be happy to assist you in making reservations on any of these tours or the numerous other options we can source for you.  We look forward to helping plan your next great adventure!

Amelia’s AmaWaterways Christmas Market Cruise

February 27, 2019 | GCT Bear

Wow, What an awesome time it is cruising on The Danube River. I went on a AmaWaterways Christmas Market Cruise and had a really exciting, informative and fun trip. Since I am a polar bear you can imagine the funny looks and stares I got while on the ship. I could not get over how many super cool things the ship had to offer. Read More >

The More You Know

February 21, 2019 | Andrea Rempel

So, you’re going on an adventure. Good for you! If you’re travelling out of your country, there are some things you should do before you go, so if you get into trouble (whether it be a flight cancellation, a medical emergency or a lost passport) you’ll know what to do. If you’ve booked with a travel consultant, they will always help you out as best as they can from home.

Here are some things you can do just to prepare yourself for the unexpected.

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Wellness Travel

January 21, 2019 | Allison Silvaggio

Wellness Travel is becoming more and more popular.  Travellers want to enjoy activities, and have nutritious options while visiting a destination.

Everything from hiking & cycling holidays, to yoga retreats are offered in many destinations.  Snow shoeing and cross country skiing are also becoming more popular in the Northern destinations. Read More >

Shauna Saw a Finnish Sauna

January 08, 2019 | Shauna Cook

I was told by many people before travelling to Finland – you can’t visit Finland and not visit a sauna!  There are approximately 5.6 million people in Finland, and around 3.2 million saunas!  The Finns take this very seriously! Here in North America, saunas are sometimes considered a luxury, but in Finland, they are considered a necessity! Read More >