Club Traveler

Walk Into Adventure

If you’re craving an outdoor adventure with cool weather and incredible views, consider taking a hike in Canada with our ClubPartner, Country Walkers.

Country Walkers offers small-group walking tours in the U.S., Canada and all over the world, including carefully planned self-guided tours, as well as guided tours hosted by knowledgeable locals. This Club Traveler feature spotlights three Canadian destinations you can explore with Country Walkers.

Canadian Rockies: Banff, Yoko and Kananaskis

See a different side of the Canadian Rockies as you walk away from Banff and into the wilderness, where you can see eagles soar and bighorn sheep stroll down mountain paths. This moderate walk lets you take in panoramic views of mountains and larch trees as you make your way up the Burstall Pass to Mount Assiniboine. You’ll hike to Robertson Glacier and walk through the trails of Yoho National Park as you breathe fresh Alpine-scented air. Soak in the beauty of your surroundings as you catch reflections of the surrounding mountains in the montane lakes in front of you.

Trip Length: 6 days, 5 nights

Scheduled Departure Dates: August 14, 2016; August 21, 2016; September 4, 2016

Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island

This easy to moderate excursion explores beautiful Nova Scotia, home to bald eagles, sugar maples, blueberries and foraging moose. Take in gorgeous views following the Cabot Trail that clings to Cape Breton Island’s coastal curves. This trip offers Club Travelers freedom to set their own itineraries and drive their own vehicle from location to location. Discover sleepy, historic villages with Scottish and Acadian roots. Walk through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, hike to the top of Burnt Mountain, or swim in Bras d’Or Lake. Adventurers can kayak along the coast, and those seeking relaxation can relax at a spa. Accommodations include timber-framed lodges, clapboard inns, and an ocean-view resort.

Trip Length: 7 Days, 6 Nights

Scheduled Departure Dates: Tour departs daily on request, June through October 2016.

Québec: Québec City & the Saguenay Fjord

This easy to moderate excursion presents the best of both worlds, presenting travelers a chance to enjoy both Canada’s wilderness and urban settings. Enjoy the beauty of northern Canada’s pines and fjords, and see the architectural and cultural gems of Québec City while you enjoy a guided walk atop the cobblestone streets lined with shops. You’ll see a variety of sights in the area, from the gorges of the Charlevoix to villages tucked away in rolling farmlands, to Québec City itself, where you can taste Québecois cuisine.

Trip Length: 6 Days, 5 Nights

Scheduled Group Departures: July 18, 2016; August 8, 2016; September 5, 2016; September 12, 2016; September 19, 2016

How to Reserve with Country Walkers:

  • Exchange ClubPoints and/or Bonus Points for Country Walkers travel certificates at a rate of 2,500 points for $250. Explore all your vacation options at countrywalkers.com, then contact a Club Counselor to request travel certificates.
  • Club Members receive a 10 percent discount on reservations booked directly through Country Walkers.

*Photo courtesy of Country Walkers.