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Breathtaking beauty at every turn

Tailor-made holidays to Canada

Introduction

There’s more to Canada than meets the eye. From vast painterly landscapes to exciting winter adventures, multicultural capitals to thrilling rodeos, Canada is a destination that curious travellers never tire of exploring.

Road or rail travel through the Rocky Mountains to Banff and Lake Louise offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, while on the Hudson Bay coast, visitors can spot polar bears on their annual migration. Adventure travellers can kayak with killer whales off Vancouver Island, journey into the Yukon or whoop like a cowboy at the Calgary Stampede rodeo. In musical Montreal, French flair mixes with the bustle of a diverse, cutting-edge city, while on the US border, Niagara Falls plunges 20 stories as if into oblivion. And in the maritime province of Newfoundland, locals stock their freezers with the fragments of passing icebergs, travelling south from the Arctic.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
8 hours

Time zone
GMT -3½ to -8

Currency
Canadian dollar (C$)

Language
English and French

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

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Special offers in Canada

Best of Alaska and the Rocky Mountaineer

16-day cruise and rail from £6,615 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive tailor-made fly, cruise and rail holiday
Book by: 31 October 2017

Between giant glaciers, unique wildlife and snow-capped peaks, Alaska and the Canadian Rockies are a passion shared. And, this is your chance to see them in style, combining an all-inclusive luxury cruise along the Alaskan Coast with one of the world’s most scenic trains – the Rocky Mountaineer.

Southampton to Montréal on Silver Muse

20-day cruise & stay from £8,600 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive - Free Premium Flights and Luxury Hotel Stay
Book by: 31 August 2017

Sailing aboard Silver Muse, this cruise effortlessly combines the romance of trans-Atlantic travel with the chance to explore some wonderful destinations on either side of the ocean. Finish with a luxury three-night stay in New York City before an included, business-class flight home.

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Top itineraries in Canada

Vancouver, Whistler and the Rockies‬

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,275 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Make the most of Canada’s national-park drama with this superb-value trip that combines impossibly scenic drives with plenty of included excursions. Enjoy everything from glacier walks and hot spring dips to gondola trips into Banff and Jasper’s snow-capped mountains.

Alberta’s Summer Sensations

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,995 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

This superb summer escape introduces you to the exciting cities of Calgary and Edmonton, followed by a journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular highways. Take in Canada's Rocky Mountains and the charming mountain resorts of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff.

Grizzlies, Orcas & Black Bears Self Drive

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,445 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Exciting wildlife viewing is at the heart of this tailor-made self-drive tour through the forests and waterways of beautiful British Columbia. Enjoy time in the stunning waterfront city of Vancouver before embarking on a wildlife adventure through the wilderness of Vancouver Island.

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

7-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £2,665 pp incl. flights

Sweep through the Canadian Rockies on a truly legendary rail journey, stopping off for scenic helicopter flights, gondola rides and guided tours of Banff and Yoho National Park. You'll even stay right on the shores of Lake Louise.

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What our clients say about our Canada holidays

  • I thought I knew Western Canada very well but your specialist was able to find some very exciting additions that added real value to our holiday. Where there was a choice of hotels we were very pleased with their locations and quality. The Wedgewood was a special favourite. Booking of unusual travel requests like seaplane flights and flights into the northern forests were accomplished in seconds. Flawless and accomplished sum up the service we received.

    Peter P

  • The trip was extremely well organised and we were well advised by Patrick Griffin. We managed to do and see everything we had planned with him. We had a very good set of information and instructions on arrival at our first destination with a well prepared series of maps of our itinerary. There were no hitches and everything progressed very smoothly. Altogether excellent, and even the weather was good.

    Braham B

  • We were delighted with our Destination Specialist, Heather, nothing was too much trouble and she was able to provide 'local' knowledge on so much. The hotels/lodges she booked for us were superb. All round Excellent! The holiday was a real joy and 'holiday of a lifetime' experience. We have a visit to Australia planned for January and I am sure this will be just as good, thank you

    Stephen S

  • Good friendly service. Emma responded to any queries we had both before and during the trip very quickly. She planned a wonderful itinerary to Canada for us which includeda short stay on an island only accessible by helicopter and a trip on the world famous Rocky Mountaineer

    Barbara B

  • Catherine Blackburn gave us the itinerary we enjoyed and the hotels we stayed in were very good. Our change of flight and upgrade to first class that she arranged for us on the way out at an extremely reasonable cost was a real joy!

    Alan A

  • The planned journey fully met our expectations with the time in Quebec and Montreal balanced perfectly with a stay in the woods bear watching at Sacacomie Lodge. Thanks to Patrick for his advice and organisation.

    Trevor T

  • Catherine Blackburn was extremely helpful, especially when we changed requirements to incorporate a stop over, with different travel arrangements for each of the party (of two).

    Julie J

  • I feel very confident using Wexas for my travel arrangements. The regard given to detail in organising the trip is excellent.

    Isobel I

  • For the money I paid, faultless. The Canadians I spoke to about my package were well-impressed too.

    Michael M

  • We were really able to relax with confidence in all the arrangements.

    Carol C

  • I gain confidence knowing I have Wexas backup should I need it.

    Sandra S

  • Tim Tan's service is always excellent.

    Peter Charles P

Top places to stay in Canada

Sonora Resort

Traditional lodge

Discover the breathtaking wilderness landscapes of British Columbia at Sonora Resort, located on a beautiful archipelago on Canada's Pacific coast.

Siwash Lake Ranch

Traditional ranch

Siwash is small yet sophisticated and a luxurious dude ranch that offers the opportunity to indulge in authentic adventures amidst breathtaking scenery.

The Wickaninnish

Contemporary lodge

The Wickaninnish Inn or ‘The Wick’ as it is known locally, is a superb resort in the Pacific Rim National Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Fogo Island Inn

Contemporary hotel

Located on the remote yet accessible Fogo Island off the Northeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada, Fogo Island Inn is halfway between the equator and the North Pole.

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Where to go in Canada

While travellers will find world-class cities and an international feeling in Canada’s diverse communities, wherever you go you’ll be met with a warm welcome—and you’ll never be far from some truly breathtaking scenery.

British Columbia

British Columbia is located in the west of Canada on the Pacific Ocean. Escape to one of the many islands or the Sunshine Coast to sample water sports or try your hand at fishing on the Campbell River. The mild weather also makes British Columbia travel perfect to explore the number of national par…

Alberta & The Rocky Mountains

A spectacular part of The Rocky Mountains lies in Alberta and can be explored by train. Visit the mountainous wilderness and spot grizzly bear, elk, moose and caribou in Banff or Jasper National Parks. Complete your holiday with a tour of Calgary bringing you back to modern city life.

Ontario

Ontario is a large province that includes the Great Lakes of the south. Expect natural beauty, sandy beaches and of course the famous Niagara Falls. Explore the sparsely populated north by air and delve into the arctic tundra as you approach Hudson Bay.

Québec

Québec travel offers bustling city life and picturesque towns with a reminder of its French heritage never too far away. Admire the French architecture and impressive church interiors on a walk around the cobbled streets of Vieux Montréal or Québec City and visit the fortifications in Québec City t…

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What to do in Canada

Explore glaciers, deciduous forests, coastal retreats and Arctic landscapes. Nature tours, guided walks and adventure holidays all bring you close to the land, but the scenic beauty of the country is accessible to everyone with picturesque rail journeys, road trip options, and cosy winter hideaways.

Self-drives

With by far the world's longest coastline, Canada is a nation that demands to be explored. Idyllic surrounds, superb driving roads and warm welcomes will greet you everywhere you go – it's a dream destination for those looking to explore a country for themselves.

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When to go to Canada

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Canada is geared up to visitors at all times of the year and though winters are dark and bitterly cold, some of the world's most impressive ski resorts open their doors and the cities host a festival of winter carnivals. That said, summer is generally the most popular time to visit. The lakes and the Pacific coast sparkle with sailing boats and kayaks, hikers take to the mountains, the cities are buzzy with cyclists and bladers and much daily living takes place al fresco. In the south, summer lasts between May and September. It starts slightly later in the north, sometime in June and lasts until the first snowfall, which is sometimes as …

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  • Spotlight on: Fogo Island Inn

    Canada's modernist eco-hotel is set for fame on BBC Two's Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby. Learn more about this extraordinary contemporary hotel on Newfoundland's Fogo Island.

  • Love the USA? Where to travel next

    Our well-travelled clients often ask, ‘If I loved driving the Pacific Coast, where should I go next?’ Or, ‘Where can I find that same warm welcome of the Deep South?’ Our USA destination specialists share what they love about travelling in the States, and round up suggestions for where to try next.

  • Visiting the 4 provinces that make up Atlantic Canada

    Atlantic Canada may seem vast, but remember – this is life on a North American scale. Our guide to the provinces – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island – will help you decide where to plan your Canadian holiday this year.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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