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History & Culture
Formerly known as Elderhostel, the nonprofit organization offers study tours in nearly all provinces for active people over 55, including train trips, cruises, and bus and walking tours.
Skiing and snowboarding.
Climbing and mountaineering.
Working & Volunteering
Work on an organic farm, usually in exchange for free room and board; check the website for locations throughout Canada.
From walking in the steps of Newfoundland's Vikings to exploring New Brunswick's Acadians or Nova Scotia's lighthouses, this nonprofit group has dozens of educational tours throughout Canada.
Operates the seasonal Polar Bear Express from Cochrane to Moosonee on Hudson Bay (round-trip $112).
Access to northern Ontario wilderness areas.
Offers tutoring stints in Aboriginal communities in Canada's far north, as well as projects in Québec.
Big selection of Harleys, also operates motorcycle tours, based in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Go North Tours offers five regional tipple treks, driving its small groups around wineries across the province.
Small Group Tours
Active camping, hiking and canoeing tours in small groups, geared primarily at people between 18 and 38, although some are open to all ages.
Out of Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia.
Operates backpacker-type tours in small buses throughout British Columbia, Alberta and beyond.
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