A vast and welcoming country home to a landscape and way of life renowned for natural and cultural diversity. In Canada you can become a cowboy/girl at the world famous Calgary Stampede, or indulge in afternoon-tea on the banks of stunning Lake Louise. From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Montreal to the natural beauty of the forests of Vancouver Island, Canada and its friendly inhabitants offer wonderful opportunities for all sorts of unforgettable experiences.
Choose a 5* Toronto hotel steeped in luxury or a cabin in the woods. Bundle up for a once-in-a-lifetime stay at Québec City’s world famous Ice Hotel, unwind in a historic wine country inn or fall asleep to the lull of ocean waves in a quaint seaside cottage. From lakeside resorts to fly-in wilderness lodges, from family campgrounds to grand hotels, Canada offers almost endless options for exciting, inviting and unique places to stay.
Toronto brims with energy and excitement – iconic architecture, fascinating attractions, museums and galleries, enticing restaurants, plus exciting performing arts and nightlife. Francophone Montreal is chic, multicultural and artsy. Revel in the nightlife of Crescent Street, immerse in French culture in Plateau Mont-Royal and Old Montreal and hike lush Mount Royal. Vancouver is set between lush coastal mountains and serene ocean beaches and has a renowned culinary scene. As home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and with three ski resorts within sight of downtown plus easy access to Whistler, Vancouver is an ideal city destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Lush coastal temperate rainforest, dramatic high-altitude mountain ranges, productive orchards and vineyards, wide-open prairies, serene lakes and immense inland seas, the wild and rugged Arctic and a coastline that spans three oceans. The world’s second largest country is home to many of North America’s most fascinating wild animals. Travel to the Canadian Arctic to find polar bears, walrus and woolly-coated muskox. Feel the earth move under your feet as 20,000 caribou thunder across the tundra. Search for the elusive “spirit bear” in a West Coast rainforest. Hear the howl of wolves in deep woods Ontario. Ride with a stampeding herd of bison over Saskatchewan’s prairie grasslands. If you want to explore nature and spot incredible wildlife, Canada is the perfect place for you.
Explore stunning National Parks
Canada is home to some of the most spectacular National Parks that you will find anywhere. The world famous lakes, glaciers, wildlife and activities available at Banff and Jasper grab the headlines, but there are less well known gems all over Canada’s provinces and territories. Canada’s 46 National Parks range from remote ecologically fragile islands to ancient landscapes of the Canadian Shield to badlands rich with dinosaur bones. At 168 National Historic Sites, managed by Parks Canada, visitors can immerse themselves in interactive historic and cultural experiences at restored fur trading posts, heritage homes, lighthouses, fortifications, battlegrounds, canals, museums and pioneer settlements.
Trans Canada Rail Adventure
Exploring Canada by rail gives visitors a front row seat to some of the world’s most magnificent scenery, wildlife, urban centres and living First Nations cultures. Autumn offers prime viewing of fall foliage, Spring is warmer while snow and ice-capped mountain views are still spectacular. Summer months are popular for families. In winter, snow dominates the landscape (and schedule). Every day is a new day of discovery when travelling Canada by rail. Via Rail and Rocky Mountaineer are Canada’s top passenger rail operators, offering every comfort, luxury and convenience from fine dining to viewing domes to comfortable berths, cabins and sleeping cars.
World class ski resorts
For world-class skiing and unrivalled customer service you really can’t do better than a trip to one ofCanada’s major resorts. Whistler consistently ranks as the worlds top ski destination, Revelstoke is an experts paradise, and Banff Lake Louise offers excellent skiing combined with stunning scenery and wildlife. Mt Tremblant in Quebec mixes mountain adventure with French influenced chic, and makes a perfect twin centre holiday when combined with a few days in Montreal. From beginner to expert to non-skier, there is nothing quite like a holiday to the mountains.