Picture this, you’re travelling the country on some of the best roads the world has to offer with unbelievable views, and to top it all off, you’re doing this in the world’s best sports car! With the Porsche Travel Experience, you’ll find yourself planted firmly behind the wheel of the greatest sports car on some of the world's most perfect roads. The Porsche Travel Experience offers two Canadian tours; the fresh mountain air in beautiful British Columbia, and the friendly seaside communities on the Nova Scotian northern coast. During the Travel Experience, you’ll find that you gain a deeper connection with yourself, the car, and the country.
Starting with the Nova Scotia location: South Shore and Cape Breton. Rated some of the best driving roads in the world, the tour will begin with participants heading to the historic Peggy’s Cove. From there, you will head North to explore more of the province and begin the drive to the famous Cabot Trail which encompasses the northern end of the island. The 185-mile scenic highway loops around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island and offers breathtaking views of the coast. It also happens to pass through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. After exploring the trail and all of the beautiful ocean views, the tour heads along the Southern shore back to the Halifax area. The travel experience on the East Coast in Autumn will provide just the escape you need as the leaves on the trees begin to change color and the last stretch of warm weather meets the cool breeze of the ocean coastline.
The second option is the British Columbia Travel Experience. In this package, you will catch your group starting in the majestic mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, full of crystal blue glacier water lakes, and snow-capped mountain peaks. You will start the trip with an exclusive Cayenne S off-road experience on a specially designed off-road circuit. The group will then travel down the Sea to Sky highway, one of the most breathtaking highways in all of Canada with continuous views of the mountains, shimmering bodies of water, cascading waterfalls, and if you pay close attention, you may even see some parasailers and parachuters! Continuing the drive on BCs Highway 1 to the Okanagan Valley, you will become one with the car on the winding roads, banked turns and long straight aways. When in the Valley, be prepared to truly test your motoring skills at Area 27, a track with 16 turns, 357 feet in elevation changes per lap, and a half mile straight. If you ever wanted to see the full potential of a Porsche 911, this is the place you want to be. On the last day, complete the loop back to Vancouver with the group, but before you go, don’t forget to buy some of the best wines in all of Canada from the Okanagan Valley.
The two vehicles that will quickly become your second home on these trips are the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. If you’ve had the chance to read some of my other posts, you’ll know that out of all the cars I’ve driven, I regard the Porsche 911 as one of the worlds best sports cars with its ability to plant the power into the ground and take off, and its amazing handling capabilities. Both cars boast 443 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, the Carrera S can accelerate from 0-100km/h in a mere 3.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 308km/h, now the Carrera 4S can only get up to 306km/h but the 0-100km/h time is shaved down to 3.6 seconds. At the end of the day, when you’re on a winding road, a long straight highway, or on a track, these are the cars you want to be in. They have adaptable setting for the suspension to soften it up to make the long drives comfortable, and then stiffen it up again so you can throw yourself into the corners and get full use of the onboard G-Force meter.
Each program will assign you a vehicle which will quickly become your second home. Each day will have a new road, sights and adventures for you to embark upon as a group. With activities and photo opportunities included along the way to make the most of your time in these wonderful communities. In the evenings, group dinners will bring everyone together to share experiences and laughs before enjoying the comfort that the luxury accommodations have to offer. Regardless of whether you wish to explore the East or West coast, exciting roads, beautiful scenery and excellent company await you on your adventure.