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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There are hundreds (thousands, even!) of free places to camp all over BC. Here’s my guide to finding them and how to camp for free in British Columbia, Canada
Visiting Canada in winter can be exhilarating, exciting and a whole lot of fun for those who embrace the season. Here’s just 65 ideas of things to do!
Beyond the beaten path destinations
Penticton is usually better known for wine, but per capita, it is actually home to the most breweries in BC! Read on for everything you need to know.
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.
Most recent blog posts
Ever looked at a lock system and wondered whether you can paddle through it in a canoe or kayak? Well, on the Trent Severn Waterway in Ontario, you can! We tried this out for ourselves on a recent visit to Campbellford in the Trent Hills region.
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.