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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

Visa
Please check the FCO for latest advice

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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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Top itineraries in Canada

Grizzlies, Orcas & Black Bears Self Drive

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,635 pp incl. flights

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

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,875 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Summer 2017 - enjoy up to £250 in value added bonuses
Book by: 16 December 2016

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.

Rockies and Rainforest Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self drive from £2,405 pp incl. flights

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.

Pacific Coast Experience Self-Drive

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,275 pp incl. flights

Vancouver basks in a glorious natural setting, right on the water yet surrounded by the Coast Mountains. Whistler is an easy drive along the Sea to Sky Highway and the Sunshine Coast is where you will find the locals on holiday. The Pacific Rim National Park and city of Victoria complete your stay.

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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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Special offers in Canada

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,875 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Summer 2017 - enjoy up to £250 in value added bonuses
Book by: 16 December 2016

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.

Rockies Tour and Alaskan Adventure

13-day rail & cruise from £6,649 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Includes Rockies tour, stay and cruise

Big, bold and impossibly beautiful, the Canadian Rockies and Alaska need to be seen to be believed. Spend 5 nights succumbing to the Rockies’ striking allure and enthralling, local wildlife, including 2 days on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

Rockies, Alaska and San Francisco

18-day rail & cruise from £6,699 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Includes Rockies tour, stay and cruise

From the soaring ice-capped mountains and pristine alpine lakes of the Canadian Rockies, to the incredible, sheer glaciers, shrouded in mist and verdant forestry of Alaska, this is truly a journey to remember.

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Circle Tour (2017 Route)

14-day luxury rail journey from £4,565 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Summer 2017: Bonus of up to £400 per couple in added value
Book by: 16 December 2016

Travel in style through Canada's mighty Rockies aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, which passes through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world.

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    Whether it’s a helicopter ride over a natural wonder or a stay in a converted lighthouse, we’ll guide you between Canada’s finest attractions.

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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

  • 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

  • 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

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