Contiki Launches New Local Trips to Rebuild Travel and Offer Unique Ways to Experience Canada Outdoors


Contiki, the award-winning travel company for 18-35-year-olds, has launched a brand new series of local trips with four adventures that Canadian millennial and Gen Z travellers have never seen before. Young travellers can explore the magic of their own backyard and give back to the local economy.

Travellers can book now and travel from December 2020 onward with these immersive Canadian trips, which help stimulate business across the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. All four trips have been designed for locals, by locals, with locals, and include well-researched activities that would appeal to young Canadians dreaming of getting outside and reconnecting with the world around them.

“Knowing that adventure is exactly what millennials and Gen Z travellers are looking for this year, we’ve crafted our new local trips to offer them a new way to see Canada while soaking up the outdoors,” shares Sheralyn Berry, president of Contiki Canada. “There are seemingly endless benefits to spending time in nature and getting active outside, which we know is the only way to cure those winter blues,” she continued.

Bike ride along the Confederation Trail

The Confederation Trail in PEI is best known for its length, spanning across 445 kilometres extending into the heart of Charlottetown and across a few seaside villages that feature picturesque scenery. All Contiki guests will enjoy biking along the trail and have the opportunity to stop at a selection of shops along the way where they can purchase goods and support the local economy.

Book on: Atlantic Canada – 6 days
Available from: Summer 2021 onward

Explore the only walled city in North America

A taste of Europe can be found in Quebec City, with charming cobblestone streets and culture that invites all travellers to experience true joie de vivre. Adventure awaits between this walled city, and for those looking for that adrenaline rush, guests can add a trip out to Montmorency Falls, which are 30 metres taller than Niagara Falls and zipline across. Located just a few minutes from downtown Quebec City, travellers can use the Via Ferrata routes for the thrill of a lifetime and discover the Boischatel Crevasse, a cliffside adventure, no matter the level of expertise. Introductory routes are available, as well as intermediate for travellers to enjoy in their free time.

Book on: Ontario & Quebec in a week – 6 days
Available from: February 2021 onward

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Get active in Whistler for the ultimate wintry adventure

Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, ziplining, snowmobiling, tubing, or snowshoeing, there’s a wintry adventure for anyone in Whistler. The finest slopes in Canada are calling all adrenaline lovers, and Contiki is taking travellers out from Vancouver to Whistler with optional lessons and easily available lift passes, new pals, and an après-ski or pub crawl for those left with more juice at the end of the day.

Book on: Ski Whistler – 4 days
Available from: February 2021 onward

Soak up Banff’s beauty and the Rocky Mountains from different angles

Banff is another spot for those wintry sport lovers, which Contiki is helping travellers explore in unique ways. Consider taking a helicopter ride to see the snow-capped mountains from the sky, or a dog sledding trip on the ground. After a period of dormant senses and self-isolation, the perfect way to wake them up is by going for a hike in the darkness on the Johnston Canyon Night Icewalk, which travellers can choose to do in the evening. At the end of the 5-day trip, new friends can re-group and can add a hot spring dip to their adventure for some R&R.

Book on: Ski Banff – 5 days
Available from: February 2021 onward

Adventure on the Bay of Fundy with a kayak

Experience what’s known as a geological wonderland on the Bay of Fundy with a kayak adventure and new-found friends. Tides can reach up to 12 meters, which makes the Bay unique, surrounded by ancient lava flows and towering rugged cliffs. Whether a beginner or an expert, travellers can join the fun and be guided by an expert sea kayak teacher for a real thrill.

Book on: Atlantic Canada – 6 days
Available from: February 2021 onward

With lost moments in 2020, how will you make 2021 count? Share your pledge with Contiki on social media using #ContikiPledge. This holiday season, Contiki is offering the gift of travel with $150 OFF ANY CONTIKI TRIP that is 7 days or longer with promotion code “GIFT150” and book by December 31st, 2021.

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