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!
Most popular blog posts
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
Travelling through the middle of tundra, mountains and limitless wilderness, the Dempster Highway offers one of the best road trips in the world! Here’s everything you need to know so you can take on this adventure yourself
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
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!