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Contiki unveils new locally-designed Canadian trips for Millennial, Gen Z travellers

Contiki unveils new locally-designed Canadian trips for Millennial, Gen Z travellers
Pax Global Media

Contiki has launched a brand new series of local trips with four unique adventures geared towards Canadian millennial and Gen Z travellers.

Clients can book now and travel from December 2020 onward to discover their own backyard with these immersive Canadian trips which help stimulate business in local economies 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 this winter and will be available with 15 per cent off until October 30, 2020. 

This offer is also combinable with the $99 deposit which clients can book until September 15, 2020.

“After a challenging year in the travel industry and for the Canadian economy, Contiki has chosen to take a positive step forward and launch new immersive local trips that will aim to help revitalize tourism in Canada and support our loyal agent community,” said Sheralyn Berry, president of Contiki Canada. “We also understand there’s strong appetite for local travel and unique experiences among millennial and Gen Z travellers to play their part in giving back to local businesses, so we hope these trips will be well received."

Further, to thank Contiki’s loyal travel agent partners for their support, Contiki Canada is encouraging agents to join our agents-only Facebook page

Over the next several weeks, we will be highlighting the most authentic Canadian foods, drawing inspiration from local culture, tradition, and ingredients. From August 11 to September 30th, agents can share their favourite Canadian recipes on the Contiki Canada’s Agent Facebook page, in the comment section of the brand’s Cooking with Joel videos for a chance to win either one hundred loonies or fifty toonies.

Among the experiences that millennial and Gen Z travellers will enjoy across Canada are:

Special Stay at Pangea Pods in Whistler – book from December 2020, onward

Clients will enjoy a unique sleep for three nights at this trendy hotel, featuring innovative pod accommodations and centrally located. They can taste the local craft beers in the 'Living Room' or a cocktail on the rooftop patio. Located in the heart of Whistler’s iconic village, just a couple of minutes stroll of Whistler’s Blackcomb gondolas.

MoreSki Whistler – 4 Days

Special Stay at The Tunnel Mountain Resort in Banff – book from December 2020, onward

In Banff, clients will get to enjoy an elegant chalet for four nights to keep cosy and watch snow drift by after a day on the slopes. The resort is located in Banff National Park offering an indoor pool, sauna and steam room for your enjoyment after a long day in the mountains. The highlight of this Contiki Special Stay is that you have your own kitchen and living space within your own accommodation.

More: Ski Banff – 5 Days 

Learn about the history of family-run sugar shack and its importance for Canada - book from December 2020, onward

Clients will learn about how maple syrup is processed and why it’s so important for Canada’s agricultural economy at Sucrerie de la Montagne. This sugar shack has been handed down from generation to generation and guests will learn about the history of this family-run shack which is recognized as a “Quebec Heritage Site.” The Faucher family makes their maple syrup the old-fashioned way and transports it to a traditional wood-fired evaporator. Then, clients will enjoy a dinner and evening with maple-infused flavours accompanied by live music.

More: Ontario & Quebec in a Week – 6 Days

Bike ride along the Confederation Trail – book from summer 2021, onward 

The Confederation Trail in PEI is best known for its length, spanning across 445 kilometres extending into 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.

More: Atlantic Canada – 6 Days 

Adventure on the Bay of Fundy with a kayak – book from May 2021, onward

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.

More: Atlantic Canada – 6 Days

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