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Canada Holidays

A vast and spectacular country, Canada has a truly staggering variety of landscapes and natural attractions – from the alpine scenery of the West Coast and the breathtaking Canadian Rockies to the prairies and great lakes of central Canada and the rugged, weather-beaten provinces of the Atlantic coast.

Our holidays to Canada are carefully designed to offer the very best of North America, combining adventure with comfort and taking in a variety of highlights. From self drives and escorted tours to wildlife holidays and northern lights adventures, our collection of Canada holidays offers something for everyone. Our accredited Canada Specialists will be happy to advise and make suggestions based on their knowledge and first-hand experience.

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About Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world, boasting striking landscapes and a wealth of wildlife. The sheer scale of this vast country lends itself to memorable journeys, whether it’s a Trans-Canada train ride from east to west, a leisurely cruise holiday along BC’s coastline or a scenic self-drive adventure through the Rocky Mountains. Meander past the glaciers of the Icefields Parkway, around the Cabot Trail’s rugged shores, or cross the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway. More remote areas can be reached by floatplane, offering the chance for a birds-eye view over forests, mountains and sparkling lakes.

Culturally, Canada does not disappoint. Experience the excitement of the big vibrant cities of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and uncover the traditions of First Nations people. Immerse yourself in the French history of Québec or explore the remote villages of Atlantic Canada, rich in Celtic influences or head further north to discover the isolated Inuit communities.

Regions

Alberta

Neighbouring British Columbia, Alberta’s western boundary runs through the spectacular Rocky Mountains. With some of the most stunning alpine landscapes within the country, this diverse province also boasts sweeping prairies, rolling farmland, lush forests and beautiful lakes.

British Columbia

From the rugged Pacific coastline to soaring mountain peaks, via rainforests, lakes and vineyards, British Columbia’s scenic splendour provides the perfect backdrop to a Canadian adventure.

Manitoba

Located in central Canada, along with Saskatchewan, Manitoba's landscapes are diverse - from the prairie grasslands in the south and west to the east's countless lakes and forests, with a wild north stretching into sub-Arctic tundra.

The Maritimes

Coastal charm exudes from the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island that comprise the Maritimes in eastern Canada. Picture perfect villages, a wealth of nautical history, rugged coastal scenery and rolling landscapes make this a very popular region for visitors.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador make up Canada’s most easterly province. A colourful past with marauding Vikings, indigenous Beothuck Indians and Basque whalers is still in evidence today in a wealth of historic sites and museums.

Ontario

Canada’s second largest province is over one million square miles stretching from the Great Lakes to the frozen shores of Hudson Bay. Much of the north is relatively inaccessible and sparsely populated, in contrast to the south with its fertile lands, home to Toronto and the famous Niagara Falls.

Quebec

French-speaking Québec is a vast province renowned for its thriving culture, cuisine and entertainment. Venture into thick forests for the chance to see black bears and moose, while the mighty St Lawrence River offers exceptional whale watching.

Yukon and the Northwest Territories

The Yukon and the Northwest Territories represent Canada's wild frontier, with rugged landscapes, immense wilderness and a colourful history of Inuits, traders and gold prospectors.

Whales & Bears in Canada

With such diversity Canada encourages a repeat visit – rather than trying to see everything in one holiday, we recommend focusing on one or two provinces at a time, and exploring them at a leisurely pace. The mountains and wildlife of BC and Alberta are popular for first time visitors, whilst Ontario and Québec provide an equally beautiful but very different landscape of forests and lakes. Head off the beaten track to the wild Yukon or experience the quirky charm of the Atlantic provinces.

Canada wildlife holidays are hugely popular, with arguably bears and whales being the biggest draw. From the mighty polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba to British Columbia’s rare Kermode bear, Canada’s bears are a sight to behold. Look out for black bears roaming the forests or take in the spectacular sight of grizzlies fishing for salmon. Offshore marvel at the world’s largest population of humpbacks congregating along the Newfoundland coast, spot minkes in the St Lawrence River or kayak with orcas around the islands of British Columbia.