Testimonials

Listen to what our clients have to say about their Best Days Ever!

Send us your testimonial plus three photos (and videos if you have any) from your Best Days Ever! along with a signed Release Form giving us permission to use your testimonial for your chance to be entered into our our yearly draw for a CA$500 travel credit.

 

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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

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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 >

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George Winsley

HOMETOWN

Escalante, Utah

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Iceland Luxury Self-Drive, personalized by Shauna

After several months of waiting, time finally came for a September trip to Iceland. Off we went for our drive around the Ring Road. Shauna Cook set up a complete itinerary for the trip based on the 14 day Great Canadian Travel Company tour with modifications to include an excursion to the West Fjords. It was a great trip. Nice accommodations, interesting driving, with so many sights and places to see. We loved it and brought many great memories back to our homes in the desert of southern Utah. Read More >

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Kathy K.

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

TRIP

Cycling in Morocco

Cycling Morocco

A friend and I wanted to go on a cycling trip and were thinking about Morocco. We went to Great Canadian Travel and they helped us select and book a suitable cycling trip with Exodus Travel. We joined a dozen others, mainly English and a couple of New Zealanders.   We had both English and Moroccan cycling guides, along with a support van and a four-wheel drive jeep to support us on tough terrain and change flats or perform bike repairs on the spot.

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Alexandre Petot

HOMETOWN

Montreal, PQ

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Churchill Polar Bears, personalized by Karen

One fine morning in October 2016, somewhere in the world, a person wakes up with the conviction that she will see polar bears evolving in their natural habitat before celebrating her 75th birthday, the next month, in November.

Premonition? Madness? Caprice? Awareness of the ecological threat? Anyway, she calls me …  This person is my mother and anyone who knows her as well as I, knows that when she has decided on something, it is difficult to make her change her mind.  Read More >

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Kaitlyn Lischynski and Stacie Allard

HOMETOWN

Winnipeg, MB

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Hightlights of Morocco, personalized by Martha

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

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Cambodia and Vietnam, personalized by Martha

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, personalized by Arnie

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 Arnie 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

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Eating My Vegetarian Way Around Ireland, personalized by Lois

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

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Beluga Encounter, personalized by Lois

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

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Cycling in Albania, personalized by Shauna

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

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Iceland on a Budget, personalized by Lois

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! Iceland is now recommended to everyone I come in contact with that likes nature and exploring.  We had such a great time and really didn’t find that there were hoards of tourists, unlike Europe.

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Celeste Li

HOMETOWN

Sydney, Australia

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Across the North, personalized by Allison

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

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Polar Bear Adventure, personalized by Oksana

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 >