Great Canadian Trails: A note on self-guided adventures
Self-guided walking requires individuals to use problem-solving skills, to be adaptable and to have a keen eye. It’s recommended that individuals are comfortable reading a map and referring to route notes, while having a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!)
Sometimes route finding, losing your way, finding it again and asking the locals for help are all part of the adventure. If you’ve never been on a self-guided trip, you will get the hang of it after the first couple of days – as the vast majority of first-time travellers with Great Canadian Trails attest.
Please be assured that written material issued to you by Great Canadian Trails for route finding is updated regularly. Great Canadian Trails will provide local contact information in the event of any problems. There is a certain level of the unknown that comes with self-guided trips. However, potential problems can be averted with a methodical approach. The freedom of a self-guided trip is something that, once experienced, is sought time and time again.