Heather Chrystie | The Great Canadian Travel Co. - Part 2

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May 3, 2019 | Natalie Rozière Hébert

Ok, so last time you heard from me was this past summer after my 3-day Colombia trip. It’s been nonstop since the Fall, and when I sit and think about all the places I have been to in just the past 9 months, it’s crazy! How I manage all that …

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April 16, 2019 | Allison Silvaggio

Welcome to Dawson City!  Home to the ‘Sourtoe Cocktail!’ Since 1973, the Sourdough Saloon in Dawson City has been accepting members.  All you have to do is visit the Saloon and ask for Captain River Rat. Purchase a shot (I chose Yukon Jack), and pledge the oath;  ‘You can drink …

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April 1, 2019 | GCT Bear

I took a day trip from Cape Town down the Peninsula to Cape Point. Along the way I stopped at many spectacular viewpoints. I would highly recommend getting out of the city and enjoying the beauty of the countryside. As we drove ever turn offered breathtaking views and vistas. 

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March 22, 2019 | Andrea Rempel

Are you travelling outside your home country? Would you like to be able to charge your phone, laptop or plug in your crimper? Here is a list of countries, their voltage, and the type of plug you require.

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A Guide’s Notes – Now you see us…

October 22, 2015 | Heather Chrystie

There is one reason why Churchill is the Polar Bear Capital of the World: polar bears gather here waiting for the sea-ice to form on Hudson Bay, because this is one of the places on the Bay where the ice first gets thick enough to hunt for seals. The bears we see have been on land for the summer months, where their opportunities to hunt and eat are limited, and they are now just biding their time until they can head out to sea again and feed properly. Read More >

A Guide’s Notes – The First Night Trip

October 20, 2015 | Heather Chrystie

One of the joys of guiding is sharing insights that provide increased understanding and therefore increased awe at the things we see.  However, much of the time nature does its own talking.  I love it when things are naturally incredible, and this evening was one of those unscripted mind-blowing Churchill experiences.   Read More >

A Guide’s Notes – Welcome to Churchill

October 19, 2015 | Heather Chrystie

Back to Churchill today! A new group, a new trip, new adventures to have. Again I’m glued to the window to see if there are any bears actually visible from the plane or airport (there’s no reason why there wouldn’t be, but I have yet to experience that kind of welcome to Churchill!). Cookies devoured and a brisk wind blowing, the group is ready to disembark before we even touchdown. But it turns out there’s some excitement in store for us first as the captain comes on the tannoy to announce some turbulence due to high winds in Churchill. Read More >

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