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Discover Canada in Summer

Discover Canada in Summer

There’s something magical about Canada – the combination of striking scenery, incredible wildlife and the promise of big adventures. Add in laid-back locals, fascinating First Nations culture and a drizzle of maple syrup and there’s a lot to love about the world’s second largest country.

Wide open spaces and fresh air in abundance are at the very heart of a Canadian adventure as you explore a wealth of natural beauty and wildlife wonders. Whether you pick a province to explore in depth or pair neighbouring regions, read on for our recommendations to help you plan your visit for summer.

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Wishlist Experiences

Canada is full of natural and cultural treasures from the peaks of the Rockies to the fishing villages of Nova Scotia. Venture to the coastal wilderness of British Columbia or ride the Rocky Mountaineer to spectacular Banff and Jasper National Parks. Encounter an abundance of wildlife: bears; whales; moose and wolves. Whilst the summer months promise long warm days to enjoy the great outdoors on a hiking experience, the autumn months offer fewer crowds and a stunning backdrop of red and gold foliage.

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Bear watching in British Columbia - one of the world's prime bear-watching destinations. Book early for salmon season and stay at new Klahoose resort.

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Whale watching from Atlantic Canada - spend time with the world's largest population of humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland.

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Hiking in Alberta - lace up your boots and explore the wilderness trails, vivid lakes and jagged mountains of the Canadian Rockies on foot.

Wing mirror view of the Icefields Parkway

Road trips in Western Canada - take to the open road exploring BC's Pacific coast and the mountains of Alberta including the stunning Icefields Parkway.

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Rail journeys across Canada - choose the slow option travelling coast to coast by rail including a leg on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer.

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Exploring heritage sites in Nova Scotia - visit the UNESCO-listed old town of Lunenburg with its colourful wooden houses and maritime heritage.

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Taking in iconic views in Ontario - from Toronto's striking skyline featuring the CN Tower to Niagara's thundering falls.

Panning for gold

Discovering a pioneering past in the Yukon - spend time in Dawson City, the centre of the greatest gold rush that the world had ever seen.

St Paul Street, Old Montreal

Sampling gastronomic delights in Quebec - blending multi-cultural taste sensations, immerse yourself in the food of historic Quebec City.

Discover Canada Magazine

Our online travel magazine is designed to showcase the best Canada has to offer and excite your wanderlust. Discover whale watching hot spots, where to encounter different bear species and how exploring Canada can awaken all your senses. You can also get the lowdown on stunning wilderness resorts and check out the seasonal planner. Featuring inspiring videos, the simple format is easy to browse on desktop or on your mobile. Sign-up to our enews to view the magazine.

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