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We are Gemma and JR, a British/Canadian couple who live to explore beyond the beaten path by foot, paddle and vehicle and love helping others to do the same. Here you’ll find inspiration and advice about travelling ‘off track’ around Canada (our home base) as well as around the world.

Off Track Travel showcases underrated, out of the ordinary and lesser visited places, with an outdoor adventure focus. We travel in a converted van with two kayaks, a canoe and two pairs of well-worn hiking boots. Sounds like your cup of tea? We’re glad to have you here!

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Most popular blog posts

5 of the Best Day trips from Halifax, Nova Scotia

The capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax, has enough museums, parks and patio restaurants to keep any visitor busy for weeks. However, the surrounding area has too much on offer to miss! These are my top picks for day trips from Halifax, plus recommendations for extended stays in each region.

Beyond the beaten path destinations

4 Unique Nova Scotia Wineries You Must Visit

The wine industry in Nova Scotia is blossoming, with 18 wineries at last count. On our recent two-month-long Nova Scotia road trip, a number of Nova Scotia wineries especially stood out for their uniqueness. Here are our favourites!

Most recent blog posts

The Complete Guide to Travelling Canada in Winter

Travelling Canada in winter is beautiful and rewarding. It is not, however, without challenges. This guide explores how to overcome these difficulties alongside winter driving tips and a round up of the best places to visit in Canada in winter.

The Best Gift Ideas for Long Term Travellers

Gifting can be a tricky thing, especially when choosing items for people who prioritise travel over everything else. If you have a friend or family member who never seems to be in one place for long, here are some tried and tested ideas

Downloadable eBooks

Naramata Bench wine guide
The Complete Guide to Working a Ski Season in Canada