Let the journey be your destination

Looking for the ultimate Canadian adventure? Whether you have already planned your trip to Canada and would like to include The Great Trail, or you would like to visit our country specifically for the Trail, our Journeys section has something for you. Perhaps you’re a passionate foodie, or an urban explorer. Maybe you prefer the serenity and natural beauty of rural adventures, or the thrills of experiencing our wild landscapes and coastline. No matter where your interests lie, you’ll find your ideal Trail itinerary here.
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5 Days in Yukon

The Great Trail traverses some of the most photogenic locations across the country, but many see the jagged landscape of Yukon as the jewel in Canada’s crown. Perhaps you’re bringing…

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Island hopping along the Salish Sea Marine Trail

The Great Trail connects the country from coast to coast to coast, but once you arrive on Vancouver Island, the adventure is just beginning. Several small to medium-sized islands fill…

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Discovering the beauty of Victoria…with your dog!

A beautiful, tranquil city famed for its spectacular coastal beauty, Victoria is home to a fantastic network of trails just waiting to be explored by you and your dog! With…

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Adventures on two wheels in Cranbrook

When planning your next Trail getaway, consider choosing the small city of Cranbrook in southeastern British Columbia as a base. Connecting the rail-grade ease Chief Isadore Trail and the scenic…

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Mountains and Mindfulness

The Canadian Rockies aren’t just for seasoned outback adventurers. Wanderers in search of mindfulness on The Great Trail will certainly find it among Alberta’s mountains! Nestled in a pristine valley…

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Adventures in the Kootenay Rockies

With breathtaking scenery, spectacular mountain ranges and friendly towns to visit, there are so many reasons people are drawn to the natural beauty of the Kootenay Rockies. Whether your passion…

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A stroll under Saskatchewan’s skies

Just steps away from the small town of Lumsden, the Qu’Appelle Valley beckons. This region, characterized by the wide Qu’Appelle River, rolling hills and Saskatchewan’s iconic skies, emphasizes the striking…

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Hike, cycle and paddle on the Trail in Pinawa

Experience the pristine wilderness and diverse wildlife on one of Manitoba’s finest trails, Pinawa Trail. This 28-kilometre Trail section connects the community of Seven Sisters Falls with the Pinawa Dam…

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Exploring the City of Bridges on the Meewasin Trail

Slicing through the heart of Saskatoon, the South Saskatchewan River – and the beautiful riverside trails that run along its cottonwood-coated banks – is the city’s lifeline. Ask any local:…

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Manitoba’s Historical Trails

With a history as long and detailed as Canada’s, it’s easy to find yourself inches away from important historical sites. This is especially true along Manitoba’s section of The Great…

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Beyond Omemee on the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail

You don’t have to go far to get away. Cycling part of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail section of The Great Trail makes for an easy weekend jaunt from the…

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An accessible delight for the senses: A one-day adventure on the Salt Marsh Trail

If you can imagine a series of outdoor environments, each with a particular background, acoustics, lighting, aromas and characters, you can begin to understand the magic of traversing the Salt…

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A gourmet guide to le parc linéaire des Bois-Francs

With everything from poutine and maple syrup to craft beers and locally-roasted coffee, Quebec has placed itself firmly among the top destinations for foodies. And while La Belle Province itself…

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A Day Along Toronto’s Waterfront Trail

Connecting the beating heart of downtown to the serene shores of Lake Ontario, the Waterfront Trail has something for both nature lovers and cosmopolitan city dwellers. Taking in spectacular views…

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Winter Fun Along Le P’tit Train du Nord Linear Park

Just north of Montreal, Le P’tit Train du Nord (Little Train of the North) linear park features a 232-km path built over a former railway line. Running from Saint-Jérôme to…

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Le P’tit Train du Nord with Great Canadian Trails

Just north of Montreal lies the longest park of its kind in Canada. “Le P’tit Train du Nord” (Little Train of the North) linear park features a 200-km cycle path…

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Hiking Newfoundland’s Wild Atlantic Coast

Colossal coastal cliffs, secluded bays and the sound of traditional fiddle flowing from colourful taverns – there is something very unique about Newfoundland. When you embark on your adventure on…

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The Ultimate Weekend in Ottawa

As Canada’s capital city and its governmental hub, Ottawa is a must-visit destination for history, culture and architecture. But did you know that it’s also a nature lover’s paradise? Hidden…

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