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Our Adventure Trips

Unscripted Experiences    |   Adventure through People    |   Choice & Chance

CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc.
Is an award-winning boutique travel company specializing in upbeat, self-guided experiential travel experiences on Canada’s most eastern island of Newfoundland. Immerse yourself in nature & culture on a unique exploration adventure.

It’s a self-driving trip with a twist where you call all the shots.

CapeRace has pioneered a unique way to introduce you to the local community on your own terms. Unraveling stories and belly laughs. Fresh air and expansiveness. Great hikes & walks. Whales, birds and icebergs.   East coast music and unique culinary adventures. We’ve waived the no-touch rules. And nobody has to hold onto the rope. 

Self-guided experiential trips, plus more, designed and personalized to fit your travel style.

Eco-Culture Experience 7 Day7 Days From Ancient City to Outport. 7 days of Spontaneous Events & Unique Discoveries...
St. John's-Bonavista
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Eco-Culture Experience 10 Day10 Days It's about Exploration. 10 days of Spontaneous Events & Unique Discoveries. Our Best-seller.
St. John's-Heart's Delight-Bonavista
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CapeRace CULINARY + Fogo Island Inn8 Days A Gastro-Cultural Experience: 8 days of Culinary Intrigue. From the exquisite to the Anthony Bourdain-style edgy.
St. John's-Bonavista-Fogo
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St. John's
4 Days
NEW: Culinary Getaway to
St. John's. A compact extended weekend full of great food, local music and outdoor fresh-air adventures all within the city limits.
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With a CapeRace adventure, you will travel beyond the postcard places into real-life Newfoundland.

Welcome to Cape Race

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Why Travel with Us?

You are curious, passionate, and are looking for unique and authentic experiences.

We are boutique. We offer premium travel packages that allow you to experience cultural and ecological discovery at your own pace, on your own terms and on your own time.  It's a distinctive travel experience; a way to satisfy curiosity and spontaneity through nature, culture and chance.  How are we different? Our company-owned, "rustic-luxe" accommodations and personalized travel guide will help you initiate real-life connections with local communities in a self-guided travel format.  


"One of the world's most transformative travel experiences..." NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

First, your trip is unique to you. We determine where you fall on the "Eco-Culture" scale, and we customize the CapeRace guidebook to suit your travel style. The "Traveller's Diary" will ensure spontaneity and time management work together to maximize the unscripted Newfoundland travel experiences you are seeking.

Second, we own each of the houses you will stay at. Outfitted to "rustic luxe", each coastal home has been meticulously restored to represent the character of the neighbourhood. Situated in real-life communities, you'll have the true Newfoundland experience most miss by staying in sterile regional hotels and other communal-type accommodations.

Third, we uniquely bring you face to face with real Newfoundlanders in a spontaneous way. Step into their culture, living room or place of work. We provide you with all the tools needed to initiate your own memory-creating relationships, allowing you to remain firmly in control of all day to day decisions.

The Eco-Culture Experience

Where to start? With a self-guided package you determine your specific day to day itinerary so it's hard to predict what will be a highlight for you--however-- provincial entry surveys indicate most people come to Newfoundland for the wildlife and seascapes and the exit surveys indicate their best memory was interaction with the local people. The seascapes are the backdrop, and the people are the attraction. Our customers tell us their highlights are self-created and we believe that’s the way traveling is supposed to be. Immersion in outport life offers the opportunity to slow down, go deep, and participate in something that is authentic, meaningful, and real.

Our Media Stories & Press

National Post: A Test Drive of the new CapeRace Culinary Adventure
CapeRace selected as Finalist for National Geographic International Geotourism Competition
National Geographic: CapeRace Eco-Culture Experience trip Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime
Globe & Mail: Getting Real in Newfoundland
The Wall Street Journal: Ten Great Trips You Probably Never Heard Of:
Pure Canada Magazine: Newfound Friends
Lonely Planet's Robert Reid at a CapeRace Kitchen Party
When to Travel to Newfoundland
Houzz Tour: Cultural Adventure in Newfoundland
Seaside Style
Canadian Home & Country Magazine Profiles the EJ Sooley House
Never have I fallen so truly, madly and deeply in love with a land so hard and so fast
Canada’s New-found land: Exotic, Unexpected, Unpretentious & Undiscovered
The UK Observer: A Place Apart
Canadian Living Magazine; Going Down the Road
Canadian Home & Country Magazine Profiles Hipditch House
Road Trips; National Post
Canadian Tourism Commission; CapeRace Case Study
Canadian Home Trends: All in the Family
Gone Local; Newfoundland on a Back Porch Pass
CapeRace Cultural Adventures & National Geographic Partner on Geotourism
CapeRace Chosen by Ashok Changemakers for best Geotourism Challenge Video
Unique tour company up for major award
Canadian Journalist wins prestigious award for story about CapeRace trip
Bonavista. One of the world's best-kept holiday secrets
CapeRace Innovator of Year Award
Tourdust Scholarship Winners Announced!
Earth Day Kick-off of CapeRace Cultural Adventure’s Website Promotes Environmental Responsibility





National Geographic called us

“One of the top 50 Tours of a Lifetime”!

While the Eco-Culture Experience trip is not a “tour”, the flexible self-driving, self-guiding circuit-trip gives you the opportunity to experience cultural and ecological discovery at your own pace, on your own terms, but with an inherent itinerary established by the duration of your stay at each coastal home. The award-winning Eco-Culture Experience™ is a great match for adventurous spirits and is the perfect way to a real-life Newfoundland visit. It's a distinctive travel experience, a way to satisfy curiosity and spontaneity through nature, culture and chance.

Our Awards & Accomplishments

In 2011 CapeRace was chosen to host Robert Reid, US Travel Editor for the the Lonely Planet as they
conducted their Explore Canada’s Cities tour. CapeRace has been featured in many publications
including The Wall St. Journal, The Globe And Mail, The UK Observer and Canadian Living Magazine.

  • Designated--2011 Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experiences Collection
  • Finalist--2010 National Geographic Geotourism Challenge
  • Winner 2009--National Geographic Tour of a Lifetime
  • FInalist 2009--National Tourism Excellence Award, Innovator of the Year, Deloitte
  • Winner 2009--"Innovator of the Year Award", Hospitality Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Founding Member, Eastern Newfoundland Destination Management Organization, Legendary Coasts
  • Founder, National Geographic Geotourism program for Easter Newfoundland
  • Featured on HOUZZ--Houzz Tour: Cultural Adventure in Newfoundland