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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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Most popular blog posts

6 Fast and Fun Hikes on the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec

Québec is a supremely underrated hiking destination. The varied landscape of mountains, rugged coast and dense pine forests on Québec’s Gaspé Peninsula, in particular, is the perfect mix for great hiking opportunities. Here are six fast and fun Gaspesie, Quebec trails to try out!

Whale watching in Tadoussac is both incredibly varied and exceptionally easy. We found four fun ways to go whale watching in Tadoussac on our recent May visit. Whether you like to be taken directly to the whales or prefer to try spotting them yourself from shore, Tadoussac is a whale watcher’s dream.

Beyond the beaten path destinations

The Great Stones Way may just be Britain’s answer to the Inca Trail. For what it lacks in altitude, the Great Stones Way more than makes up for it with mysterious ancient sites, idyllic thatched villages and wonderous panoramic countryside views. 

Most recent blog posts

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!

Downloadable eBooks

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