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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.

For more of the best holiday destinations in Canada, explore our full list of itineraries. All of our holidays can be tailor-made to your needs, so call us today to begin planning your trip.

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Where to go in Canada

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 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…

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What to do in Canada


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 £2,615 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


Summer 2017 - enjoy up to £250 in value added bonuses
Book by: 04 November 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


Summer 2017 - enjoy up to £250 in value added bonuses
Book by: 04 November 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.

Authentic Nova Scotia Self-Drive

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


Save up to £600 per couple
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.

The Rocky Mountaineer Seattle to Calgary

9-day Rail Journey from £4,315 pp incl. flights


Summer 2017 - Enjoy up to £400 in value added bonus
Book by: 04 November 2016

Begin this unforgettable journey in Seattle before boarding the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer and heading north, across the border to Vancouver in Canada. From here your journey takes you across the Canadian Rockies, through some of North America's most spectacular scenery before arriving in Calgary.

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Canada articles

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    Canada is a country made for train travel, given its size and variety of landscapes that travellers can enjoy from the rails. Rocky Mountaineer offers some standout itineraries for great luxury rail journeys throughout Canada's West.

  • Virgin Atlantic–Delta Air Lines® Sale

    Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines® have developed a fantastic partnership, working together to offer you flights from the UK to more than 200 destinations across North America. Take advantage of huge savings in the Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines® Sale.

  • Top 10 things to do in Canada

    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.

  • Dog days on Canada's wild frontier

    Writing through the eyes of this self-aware and insightful sled dog, Jack London illuminated a frontier region totally alien to most of us with his classic novel, The Call of the Wild.

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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.

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  • 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.

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