Costa Rica Traverse

I don't think my feet have touched the ground since I've returned from Costa Rica so any relaxation achieved on the trip is rapidly disappearing sadly. However, just a quick note to say that it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seemless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain. I was going to go on a Patagonia trek but delighted that I was advised to do this trip - it really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy. Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

L Chambers | UK



Take an adventure holiday in CANADA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

EXPLORE:  Canada is the second largest country in world by area (after Russia) extending almost 10 million square kilometers with the world’s longest coastline measuring 202, 080 km in length along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans. The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest networks of trails and, when completed, will stretch nearly 24,000 km connecting all 3 oceans and linking 1000 communities across the country.  With a relatively small population, Canada’s wilderness is vast and largely untouched; an endless natural playground with countless opportunities for remote outdoor adventure.

EXPERIENCE: Canada is internationally known for its multiculturalism, with many different racial, religious, and cultural influences making up the overall ‘Canadian Culture’. However, the nation’s 10 provinces and 3 territories also have their own individual history and character. Feel the spirit of the Viking in Newfoundland and Labrador, attend a traditional Acadian Celidh in Prince Edward Island, experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of the Quebecois, and experience first-hand traditions of Canada’s First Nations in Canada’s territories. This cultural mosaic is paralleled by the equally diverse landscapes that make up the country’s rich tapestry. From the grand mountains of the west to the expansive plains of the Prairies; from the awe-inspiring Great Lakes of Ontario to the Appalachians of Quebec; and from the dramatic tides and fjord lands of the Maritimes to the frozen tundra of the Canadian Arctic, there is no shortage of beauty and wonder awaiting the intrepid traveler.

GREAT CANADIAN TRAILS, a division of World Expeditions, is your start point for active adventure from coast to coast... to coast! Experience different landscapes and cultures from handlebar level, hike rugged sections of the Trans Canada Trail, experience a true Canadian winter atop snowshoes and skis, embark on an Arctic voyage, and explore the Rocky Mountains of the west.  Or, for a bigger challenge, try your hand at a mountaineering course in the Rocky Mountains.  With a growing selection of guided and self-guided adventures, we promise to inspire you with this vast country we call home.


Featured Adventures

Arctic Explorer

A comprehensive voyage to the mysterious Canadian High Arctic
12 days |

Into the Northwest Passage

A voyage of exploration, history, culture and wildlife along the famed Northwest Passage
17 days |

Out of the Northwest Passage

Cruise the magnificent Northwest Passage in search of history, culture and wildlife
16 days |

Bay of Fundy Trek for Foodies

Experience the World's highest tides and enjoy fine dining while hiking in pristine wilderness along the Fundy Coast
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Day Walking | Trekking

Bruce Peninsula Traverse

A stunning, self-guided walk along the most picturesque section of the Bruce Trail
10 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Trekking

Bugaboos Heli-hiking Adventure

We combine two major mountain ranges of the remote Canadian Rockies on an exhilarating lodge to lodge heli-hiking adventure
7 days |
Moderate | Trekking

Canadian Rockies Adventure

Comfort hiking in the the majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
7 days |
Introductory | Day Walking | Trekking

Canadian Rockies mountaineering course

The course includes snow & ice school, glacier safety, navigation, and emergency procedures all put into practice during glacier crossings and peak ascents in a world-class alpine destination
6 days |
Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks | Trekking | Mountaineering

Chilkoot Trail

A trek across the Chilkoot Pass in the steps of the Klondike Gold Rush
7 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Trekking

Classic Canadian Winter Adventure

Snowshoe, cross-country ski and dog sled from the base of your authentic log cabin in Algonquin Park
7 days |
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The Weather in Canada

Canada’s climate is as diverse as its landscape. Generally, Canadians enjoy four very distinct seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. Daytime summer temperatures (June-August) can rise to 35°C and higher, while lows of -25°C are not uncommon in winter (December-March). More moderate temperatures are the norm in spring (April-June) and fall (September-November).

In Canada, the variety of landscapes shows the diversity of the climate.  

On the Pacific coast, the combination of heavy rainfall and mild temperatures year round supports temperate rain forests.

On the Prairies, summers can be hot and dry and the large number of days of sunshine affects the development of the agricultural landscape.

In the high north, low precipitation and cold temperatures favour permafrost and suppress vegetation growth, resulting in treeless tundra.

South of the tundra, in central Canada and on the Canadian Shield, summers are shorter, warm and more humid and winters are long and cold. Annual precipitation is abundant, allowing coniferous forests to establish and grow.

Around the Great Lakes and alongside the St. Lawrence River, as far downstream as the city of Québec, the climate is characterized by warm summers and cool winters, moderated by surrounding water bodies. These conditions are suitable to the development of mixed wood and broadleaf forests.

In the eastern Maritime provinces, the Atlantic Ocean moderates the climate such that winters are generally long and relatively mild, and summers are short and relatively cool. These conditions help in the development of forests.

Spring is generally pleasant across the country and autumns are often crisp and cool, but brightened by rich orange and red leaves on hardwood trees.

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