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, 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 before retreating to a luxurious lodge.
For more of the best holiday destinations in Canada, explore our full list of itineraries.