Tailor-made holidays to Canada
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 - Canada offers incredible diversity and is an ideal destination for tailor-made holidays.
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 wilderness. Home to wild, pristine landscapes, this is the land of the grizzly, black and polar bear as well as moose, wolf, arctic fox, lynx, beaver, caribou and seal.
Head to Prince Edward Island to walk along a beautiful stretch of sand, visited by seals and porpoises. Holidays to PEI, as it's affectionately known, are characterised by a laid-back approach to life and a neighbourliness that invites all travellers to relax and go with the local flow. Wander through the sandy dunes and tall sea grasses of Prince Edward Island National Park, or just sit back and enjoy a bowl of the famous local mussels.
In Nova Scotia, holidaymakers can enjoy whale watching or visit the iconic lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, while taking in the cultural mix of French, Scottish and indigenous peoples. The people of Nova Scotia are proud of their maritime heritage, and make for warm and welcoming hosts.
For an active holiday, discover Canada's forests in the Rocky Mountains. For superb walking, climbing, camping and more, take a tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks, or disappear into northern Canada and Nanavut for genuine wilderness in Auyuittuq National Park, the chance to meet the Inuit people and to see the Northern Lights. No Canada holiday is complete, however, without a journey to the Great Lakes to experience the deafening roar of Niagara Falls. For a truly awe-inspiring experience, witness the Falls from a small boat, and then retreat to a luxurious lodge to cast off the chill of the spray and enjoy a hearty meal and spot by the fire.
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Where to go in Canada
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…
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 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 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…
What to do in 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 early as the beginning of September. Alternatively, …
Top itineraries in Canada
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.
Travel only in daylight through the beautiful landscapes of the Canadian Rockies in style and comfort aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Calgary, stopping along the way at some of this breathtaking region's favourite destinations, including Kamloops, Banff and gorgeous Lake Louise.
Mountains, lakes, glaciers and forests form the incredible and diverse landscapes of spectacular Western Canada. The Rockies, one of the world's great mountain ranges separate the cities of Vancouver in British Columbia and Calgary in Alberta.
Top places to stay in Canada
Discover the breathtaking wilderness landscapes of British Columbia at Sonora Resort, located on a beautiful archipelago on Canada's Pacific coast.
Siwash is small yet sophisticated and a luxurious dude ranch that offers the opportunity to indulge in authentic adventures amidst breathtaking scenery.
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.
Special offers in Canada
Save up to £300 Per Person
Book by: 31 October 2016
This road trip showcases the natural beauty of Nova Scotia's landscapes and coastlines and explores this Atlantic Canada province in depth. Enjoy the unique culture, friendly locals and superb seafood as you discover wild beaches, remote lighthouses and pristine national parks.
Winter Early Booking Offer - Save up to £210 Per Person
Book by: 31 August 2016
This 11-day tailor-made winter holiday sees you travel to north to the remote city of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and Canada's most reliable location for spotting the Northern Lights.
Early Booking for Winter 16/17 - Save up to £280 per person
Book by: 31 August 2016
This is a great combination of winter experiences in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The dog sledding is a particularly great way to explore the snowy, alpine terrain.
Late Summer - Save up to £400 Per Person
Book by: 30 September 2016
Explore the provinces of Ontario and Québec on this 14-day tailor-made self-drive holiday through Eastern Canada.
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