Testimonials

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Rudolf & Carla Klassen

HOMETOWN

Niverville, MB

TRIP

Peru & Paraguay, personalized by Karen

Carla and I (Rudolf) just want to let you know how much we appreciate the trip you put together for us.

Somehow you were able to put together a package that was just tailor made for us, it could not have been planned any better. Also when we got postponed by bad weather Karen got on top of that and got everything under control again. Read More >

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James E Moore

HOMETOWN

Starkville, MS

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Around Iceland Cruise, personalized by Lois

My family and I have used the Great Canadian Travel Group to book a number of trips over the years including a trip to Churchill to see the polar bears; a trip to Greenland to see some icebergs; a self-driving trip around Iceland and most recently, a circumnavigation cruise around Iceland. Our consultant there, Lois Farley, and her colleagues are highly skilled professionals and made everything go smoothly and according to plan. Read More >

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Wendy & Dennis Sol

HOMETOWN

Narol, Manitoba

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Oceania Cruise, personalized by Lindsay

OMG can I go around again?  The Scenic Rail around St Kitts, the exhilarating ATV excursion to the  Caves of Washikemba Reserve  (only saw one bat) in Bonaire and clear bottom kayaking in St Georges, Grenada was one of the most enjoyable and relaxing cruises to date and in fact we are already planning next winter’s get away. Read More >

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Joan & Philip McLeod

HOMETOWN

West Vancouver, BC

TRIP

The Northern Isles & the Faroes, personalized by Allison

We have just returned from a trip to the Northern Isles and The Faroes.  This complicated trip was organized by Allison Silvaggio using three different service providers and offering three different experiences:  a small group Walking Tour in the Orkneys;  a self-directed tour of The Shetlands, and a Self-Drive tour of the Faroes.   Getting to each of the islands required flights to and from Scotland and Iceland,  but the whole trip went extremely smoothly,  and Allison was on top of a flight change mid-trip.  We have taken several trips to the North,  organized by Allison through GCTC and they have all provided us with access to the beauty of the places and interaction with local people.  This recent trip was no exception.  We had time to enjoy nature ( flora and fauna),  the food and interact with the  inhabitants of the three very different islands. Read More >

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Cindy Leszczynski & Rick Magnuson

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

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Iceland, Stockholm and Finland, personalized by Shauna

We just returned from a truly wonderful 2 week holiday visiting Iceland, Stockholm and Finland. When we heard that the Winnipeg Jets would be playing a couple of games in Helsinki, Finland, we thought it would be a perfect time to also visit some friends that live there. Shauna Cook planned a great itinerary for us! Read More >

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Tonya Cunningham, "Name Our Bear" contest prize winner

HOMETOWN

Springfield, MI

TRIP

Churchill Polar Bear Daytripper

Tonya is our Name our Bear Contest Winner.

My trip with The Great Canadian Travel Group. My first contact was with Andrea, who was so helpful in getting all of my papers in order. Then Margot and Amelia Bearheart met us at the airport with a plethora of flyers for many adventures in Winnipeg.  My niece Stephanie and I really enjoyed our day at the Zoo where the elk and polar bears were very actively frolicking in the falling snow. Read More >

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Daphne Jarvis

HOMETOWN

Memphis, TN

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Beluga Encounter, personalized by Oksana

We had a wonderful trip. We were very pleased…the two land trips…both the drivers were wonderful. They had so much knowledge and experiences with the area. We did get to see 4 polar bears on the trip, so that was a real plus. We were not disappointed in the trip (we probably saw 1,000 whales) and would definitely do it again.  Thank you for doing such a great job for us.

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Phil & Eva Kirkpatrick

HOMETOWN

Santa Barbara, California

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Iceland & Greenland, personalized by Shauna

Our long planned trip to Iceland and Greenland was perfectly laid out to our wishes by the Great Canadian Travel Group.  We had a week in each country with excursions almost every day.  The lava tube exploring and glacier hiking in Iceland exhilarating, and seeing the beautiful waterfalls in the green, green countryside so lovely, plus riding Iceland horses, etc. – all so well planned and fit our days perfectly with plenty of time to explore Reykjavik on our own.

The only drawback was that we never saw the sun in Iceland, this summer being the worst in many years, clouds hung low every day with some misty rain at times, but it never stopped us from enjoying our time there. Read More >

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David Willans & Doug Shorthouse

HOMETOWN

Oakville, ON

TRIP

Hurtigruten Northbound, personalized by Allison

We had never been on a serious ship before. We knew we wanted to take in the scenery of Norway, and in comparing various cruises available, and with the advice of GCTC we settled on the Hurtigruten. We’re so glad we did. We can’t say enough positive things about the shipboard experience and the wonderful Norwegian scenery. Read More >

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Johanna Hickey

HOMETOWN

Vancouver, BC

TRIP

Scotland Slowly & The North Atlantic Saga, personalized by Lois

It was with a great deal of sadness and nostalgia that I hung up my trusty life preserver and kicked off my sturdy rubber boots for the last time. We had reached Reykjavik and my two Adventure Canada expeditions on The Ocean Endeavour had come to an end. And what expeditions they were !!!  Read More >

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Michael & Connor Brunson

HOMETOWN

Knoxville, TN

TRIP

Canadian Arctic - Iqaluit & Pangnirtung, personalized by Allison

Many thanks to Great Canadian Travel for helping us have a wonderful trip to Nunavut. The locations we went to were truly breathtaking, and everything such as air travel and hotels ran as smoothly as it could have. We didn’t encounter any issues on our trip and Inukpak outfitters in Iqaluit was a very good choice for us. The people at the parks office in Pangnirtung were very helpful when it came to finding information about park entry, what outfitters to talk to about excursions, and what local hikes to do in the area. Read More >

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Bob Love

HOMETOWN

Houston, TX

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Food, Wine & Culture Tour of Georgia, personalized by Shauna

I went on a tour billed as the “Food, Wine and Culture Tour of Georgia” and did it live up to its billing. We travelled with a group of interesting people across much of the country seeing everything from the capital city to small family vineyards. We travelled with very knowledgeable tour guides. Read More >

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Lynda Hydamaka

HOMETOWN

Vancouver, BC

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Kilimanjaro Climb, personalized by Arnie

We woke up at 11pm on our 6th day of trekking and slipped out of our sleeping bags fully clothed with our cold weather layers, ready for the -12 degrees that was awaiting us outside our tents.  We sipped on hot water, clutching the cups to warm our hands and nibbled on biscuits.  Read More >

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Elizabeth & Todd Patola

HOMETOWN

Qualicum Beach, BC

TRIP

Churchill Day Tripper

Todd and I had a great day on the Tundra viewing the Polar Bears on Nov 4/17! 

Heartland was very timely and Don was an entertaining host. The whole day was long but ran very smoothly. I always felt safe and knew what the plan was. Our Tundra Buggy driver Kevin (sorry don’t remember his last name)  was a great wealth of information and encouraged us to ask questions. He was obviously passionate about his work and the well being of the Polar Bears.

Thanks for an unforgettable day!

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Sarah Belley

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

TRIP

Norwegian Coastal Voyage, personalized by Shauna

This trip was amazing. When Bob started dreaming about Norway, I don’t think he thought we could see so many amazing things. We both saw more than we ever dreamed of. Thank you for helping us to plan this dream.

First, we figured out that the price of everything is very high, especially alcohol. Do not buy alcohol there, it is way too expensive. I am glad we brought extra money to spend, we were able to do so many excursions. Read More >