PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA – With demand growing rapidly among its travelers ages 50 and older, Peregrine Adventures has doubled its offerings to Canada for 2018. In line with trends captured by Destination Canada showing U.S. tourism by air to the country is at an all-time high, the company experienced a 44 percent jump in bookings to Canada in 2017 among travelers ages 50+.
In addition to two Canadian itineraries offered in 2017, Peregrine Adventures, an adventure travel company that offers premium, immersive trips to small groups of no more than 16 individuals, is introducing two new Limited Edition trips to its 2018 line-up that will visit western Canada, including Vancouver Island and the Canadian Rockies. Peregrine’s Limited Edition trips only offer one or two departures each year, creating a sense of immediacy and exclusivity.
“Our American customers are increasingly keen on hopping the border to see what the Great White North has to offer, and we’re ready to show them in Peregrine’s immersive, small group manner,” says Leigh Barnes, North American director for Peregrine Adventures and Intrepid Group. “Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration this year has helped raise its visibility. It’s an incredibly appealing destination for our U.S. and international travelers and we’re thrilled to be expanding our program with these new tours.”
The new trips include:
Best of the Canadian Rockies – Limited Edition
May 26 & September 22, 2018
With both Banff and Jasper National Parks gaining a higher profile, especially during Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration, this 13-day trip gives travelers the opportunity to see both parks while exploring other parts of the Canadian Rockies throughout both British Columbia and Alberta. Adventures abound with opportunities for hiking, canoeing, driving the iconic Icefields Parkway through more than 100 ancient glaciers, and exploring Dinosaur Provincial Park where dinosaur bones have lain undisturbed for millions of years. Guests will stay the night in an Aboriginal-owned and themed hotel, as well as explore Stanley Park in Vancouver used by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Other accommodation highlights include the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Sun Peak Resort.
Best of Vancouver Island – Limited Edition
May 17 & September 13, 2018
This 10-day excursion highlights the best of Canada’s west coast from Tofino to Victoria and Vancouver. An expert local guide will show travelers all British Columbia has to offer by exploring coastal towns, villages, beaches and harbours all the while indulging in fresh-caught local seafood. Trip highlights include a visit to Victoria to explore its most beautiful gardens and architecture; moderate spelunking through caves filled with fossils and crystal formations; a hike along the Wild Pacific Trail; a soak in natural hot spring pools; and a search for whales, otters, bald eagles and bears in Tofino. The itinerary also includes Peregrine’s characteristic top-quality accommodation selections not available to larger groups, including an oceanfront cabin overlooking the Pacific Ocean.