Once derided by Voltaire as just a few acres of snow, Canada is so much more. The second largest country in the world, it is sparsely populated and has vast tracts of wilderness to explore.
Canada's four major cities each have their own character. Montréal has delightful eighteenth century enclave and a lively music scene; Québec City is distinctly European; Toronto is ethnically and culturally diverse whilst Vancouver is perfectly positioned to enjoy both mountain and coastal pursuits in the same day.
The main draw though is the outdoors. Home to some wild and pristine landscapes, this is the land of the grizzly, black and polar bear as well as moose, wolf, arctic fox, lynx, beaver, caribou, seal and so forth.
Head to Prince Edward Island to walk along a beautiful stretch of sand, visited by seals and porpoises, Nova Scotia for whale watching, central Canada for dinosaur parks, into the Rocky Mountains for superb walking, climbing, camping and more in national parks such as Banff and Jasper, northern Canada and Nanavut for genuine wilderness in Auyuittuq National Park, the chance to meet the Inuit people and to see the Northern Lights, Churchill to spot polar bears and to the Great Lakes to experience the deafening roar of Niagara Falls from a small boat.
Canada offers incredible diversity and is an ideal destination for tailor-made luxury holidays.
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The Practical information displayed here is taken from The Traveller's Handbook, published by WEXAS (2009). While all possible care was taken to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, we are aware that situations change, so for the latest information and up-to-date visa requirements, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0622.
March-April cool, May-September warm, October-November cool, December-February cold with heavy snow.
Toronto takes on Hollywood every September with screenings of hundreds of films from around the world at the Toronto International Film Festival. If you arrive in October, you'll be in time for the largest Bavarian festival in North America, the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, which includes a Thanksgiving day parade but is otherwise all beer, music and dancing.
As varied as the country. Excellent seafood along the coast, good beef from the central plains. Colonial influence still discernable in cuisine, European menus in all major cities and good French food in Québec.
Normal social courtesies apply: handshakes at first meetings, small gifts when visiting homes and dress is often informal and practical for the climate.
(and distances from the nearest town) Calgary (YYC) 8 km, Edmonton (YEG) 28 km, Gander (YQX) 3 km, Halifax (YHZ) 42 km, Hamilton (YHM) 10 km, Montréal (Dorval) (YUL) 25 km, Montréal (Mirabel) (YMX) 53 km, Ottawa (YOW) 15 km, St John's (YYT) 8 km, Saskatoon (YXE) 7 km, Toronto (YYZ) 27 km, Vancouver (YVR) 15 km, Winnipeg (YWG) 10 km.
Numerous regional airlines, an extensive rail and road network. Car hire is easy to arrange for full licence holders aged over 21.
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Canada. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0622.
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Canada. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Canada, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0622.
Laura Stoneham - North America Specialist
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