The Great Trail is the longest recreational trail in the world, and true to its name, it embodies the vastness of Canada’s terrain and the diversity of its people. To celebrate the completion of The Great Trail and Canada’s 150th birthday, spend 4 days hiking the first 40 kilometres of the scenic path. Starting at North America’s easternmost point, our exploration on foot offers an unprecedented experience of nature. The routes near St John’s reveal some of Canada’s most dramatic scenery: barren headlands, silky marshes, and soaring coastal cliffs. Where else can you spot whales, icebergs, and an abundance of wildf lowers as you stride along with the salt-wind in your face? Walk this magnificent terrain with stops along the way to enjoy the warmth of Newfoundland hospitality and seasonal local cuisine. This is an epic Canadian experience not to be missed. 

Photos courtesy of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, Colleen Nicholson, Jennifer Deacon, Barret & MacKay Photo, and Egzi Polat.

Dates: Please contact us for available 2017 dates.

Price: $1,632 CAD + HST per person based on double occupancy. Single Supplement is $525 CAD + HST. Per person trip cost includes $150 contribution to The Great Trail.

Trip Highlights:

  • Guided hikes along the first 40km of The Great Trail, including a visit to the easternmost point in North America, Cape Spear.
  • Picnics along the stunning shoreline with your fun and knowledgeable local hiking guides.
  • Take in the stunning terrain of Newfoundland through marshes, bogs, and along the sea-cliffs.
  • Take a guided walk through the picturesque fishing town of Petty Harbour, hometown of writer-musician Alan Doyle, with the chance to set out in the harbour by boat.
  • Be amongst the very first guests at The Inn by Mallard Cottage, an 18th Century Irish-Newfoundland vernacular style cottage and a National Historic Site of Canada.

Inclusions:

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in a boutique inn and National Historic Site of Canada.

  • 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 4 lunches with tax included.

  • Cultural excursion in Petty Harbour guided by local experts.

  • Private transfers to the trailhead each day.

 

To learn more or to book this journey, click here or e-mail us at tripdesign@quenchtravel.com. You can also reach us by phone, 1 416 366 2777

The Inn by Mallard Cottage:

To learn more about the historical cottage that will serve as home-away-from-home during this epic Canadian journey, please watch this short video.