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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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Beyond the beaten path destinations

Just a short drive south of Penticton, the Peach Cliff hike is short, interesting and rewarding. The epic views stretch from Penticton to Vaseux Lake. It’s perfect for those slightly chilly autumn afternoons when you’re feeling lazy but it’s just way too sunny to stay inside.

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As the largest province in Canada, Quebec hosts a wide array of wilderness from mountainous plateaus, boreal forest to rugged coastal cliffs and lowland plains. There is a large network of national, provincial and regional parks that protect and share these landscapes – here’s just a few of them that deserve a little more attention.

Finding Outdoor Adventure in the Gatineau Valley, Quebec

A place better known for forestry, the Gatineau Valley is becoming a new destination for outdoor enthusiasts. On a recent trip through Quebec, we checked out what is on offer in the Gatineau Valley for ourselves. Spoiler alert – it’s definitely worth the trip!

Downloadable eBooks

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