About Nature Trek Canada
We know how to provide a memorable experience that will last a lifetime, thanks to practical experience, thorough trip planning and direct and personal communication with you, the traveler. We are a small operation, by choice, because this is the best way to maintain attention to detail, keep a personal contact with you, and still get out and explore with you, which we just plain love to do.
In our 26th year, Nature Trek Canada remains at the forefront of innovative wilderness travel. We feel that personal contact with each participant and attention to detail are crucial to provide an experience that will last a lifetime. Remaining a small but successful company for this long is a testimony to our commitment and dedication. We respect the heritage and rights of Canada’s First Nations and limit our impact on the fragile nature of the places we visit. We do recognize our responsibility for an increase in Co2 emissions and to minimize our share, we support innovative projects through Greatest Planet and compensate Co2 emissions for every international flight, car or camper rental through the South Pole Group.
1% of our profit goes to local projects that protect Canada’s wilderness and educate people about its significance. We support The Land Conservancy of Canada (TLC) and the Wilderness Committee. We give many lectures and workshops every year and co-created the Ecoliteracy program for highschool students in British Columbia.
We are also in contact with Hillyland Trek, an organization with a lot of experience in organizing treks and expeditions in the Himalayas of Nepal and Ladakh. Hilly Land Trek & Expedition donates to the Nepal Handicapped Service Organization which currently allows 13 handicapped children to attend school. We assist behind the scenes with translations, web design and marketing advice.
Lo Camps and Anne-Marie Linders are both wildlife biologists and are the co-authors of a scientific (but highly readable) book on Labrador caribou, published by McGill University Press. A publication on caribou in Ontario (Lake Superior) is also in the works.
Caribou, the annual migration
Award-winning documentary by Paul Wolff
For us it is the way your company combines nature and wilderness and the way your guides inform, care, lead and joke with us, the participants. It is a way of life that does not end after the expedition but becomes a part of us.
Teus & Adinda
I love the way Nature Trek Canada portrays the wilderness this can only come from a real dedication and affection for wild places. You guys are a cheerful bunch but knowledgeable as well. I’ll be back!
In addition to the updates, we all wanted to tell you that… we miss our daily dose of Labrador stories, the morning biscuits, boiling water… we miss Nootka!!!!! I wanted to congratulate you on the wonderful trips you guys do. Everything was amazing. It was an incredible experience sharing Nootka with you, thanks for everything, for making it an unforgettable experience for my kids!!!
Carlos and Itzy Cornejo, Ferran, Mikel & Triana (Mexico)
Never have I encountered this level of wilderness education on any trip, first class interpretation and excellent leadership.
Alasdair Gunn (Scotland)
Who are we?
Owner & Guide
The man behind NTC, Lo has designed and led 121 expeditions in northern Canada. He brings along a vast knowledge of wilderness, ecology and culture, as well as a wicked sense of humour to every trip he leads. But he can't be everywhere at once so he also relies on a small team of trusted guides.
Anne-Marie pulls the logistic strings of NTC's complex web from their Salt Spring Island base. But Anne-Marie has also guided trips in Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia and has been an equal partner in all research projects in Labrador, Ontario and Quebec.
Wilfried is a tourism consultant and teacher with considerable outdoor experience. He is our man in Europe and, living in the Netherlads, is available without a 9 hour time difference! Wilfried is also involved in sustainable tourism projects in Africa.
Didier has seen his fair share of the West and the North and has been NTC's dedicated webmaster since day 1. An accomplished musician, photographer and media wizzard, he calls the internet home (you can visit him at BrassensREDUX).