WELCOME TO OFF TRACK TRAVEL!
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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Six of our favourite activities unique to Ottawa, perfect to add to any itinerary alongside the most famous attractions such as Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal
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
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!
If you love the outdoors and want to explore beyond the beaten path in Atlantic Canada, look no further than Brier Island, Nova Scotia.
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The waterways of Canada provide almost endless opportunities for paddling, whether in a kayak or canoe. If you’re looking for a more unusual paddling adventure, check out these tried and tested suggestions!
If you like day hiking, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Nova Scotia. Over seven weeks, we managed to explore several dozen beautiful day hikes and backpacking trails around the province. Here are six of our favourite fast and fun Nova Scotia hikes!