Grizzly bear in the Bella Coola River, British Columbia
Canada is one of the world’s most-loved holiday destinations, thanks to its remarkable diversity and vast size, spanning 10 million square kilometres. This impressive country is home to such variety, from its spectacular wildlife (including whales and brown bears), to the charming streets of Quebec City, the oldest walled city in North America.
Known for its idyllic variety of elusive natural landscapes, your outdoor playground awaits in Canada. Choose from serene, scenic lakes and glaciers at Banff National Park in Alberta, to the rugged coastlines and rainforests of the Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia. And, there is no better way to explore this impressive country than on an extraordinary train journey, whilst taking in views of the spectacular mountains, lakes and cities along the route.
Canada’s dynamic cities hold their own appeal, with diverse cuisine, art galleries and museums galore. Enjoy views of the iconic city skylines centred around astounding skyscrapers, like the 553.3 metre-high CN Tower in Downtown Toronto. Since hosting the 2015 Pan American Games, Toronto has become an increasingly popular spot amongst travellers, particularly with those looking to discover trendy bars and tasty dining spots in its bohemian neighbourhood, Kensington Market.
Combine city and adventure in North Vancouver, with active hiking and skiing trails in the mountains, and the chance to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime scenic views from the Capilano Suspension Bridge, the most popular attraction in Vancouver. Alternatively, discover awe-inspiring views of the iconic collection of waterfalls at Niagara Falls and truly explore Canada’s raw beauty.
Witness some of the best scenery in the world, from the the vast national parks to Niagara Falls
Explore the vibrant metropolises of Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Québec City
Observe, hike, climb or just take in the beauty of the lakes & mountains of Jasper National Park
Spot whales, try your hand at zip lining and taste your way around boutique wineries on this bespoke trip
Ski or snowboard at Whistler and Lake Louise, two of the world's top resorts
Capital city: Ottawa
Languages: English & French
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Time difference: Toronto: GMT - 5 hours, Vancouver: GMT - 8 hours
Flight time: 8 hours to Toronto, 9.5 hours to Vancouver
Canada Trip Ideas
Whether you're looking for a self-drive adventure or want to take in the picturesque scenery on a rail journey through the Rockies, trips to Canada offer countless opportunities to get active, from kayaking and salmon fishing, to glacier walks and skiing.
All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777
Places to go in Canada
Some of the most spectacular scenes in the country include glacier-fed lakes in Jasper National Park, the world-famous Niagara Falls, the mountain trails of Banff National Park, and the awe-inspiring Northern Lights in Churchill. Each province offers a different landscape, and the chance to spot indigenous wildlife like moose, whales, polar bears and of course, the famous grizzly bears.
Practise your French in Québec, or head to an Asian night market in Vancouver's Chinatown. From Toronto’s world class theatre to Montreal’s Jazz Festival, the arts are an integral part of the cultural landscape of this beautiful country. There are events all over the country to appeal to all types of travellers, not least the Calgary Stampede held every July, when the whole city is taken over by cowboys - grab your stetson!
There’s plenty to keep your tastebuds happy in the Great White North. Drizzle your pancakes in maple syrup for breakfast, chomp into a bison burger in a local diner, sink your teeth into a succulent Albertan steak and don’t leave without trying that Canadian favourite, poutine - chips topped with cheese curds and gravy.
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Things to do in Canada
It’s the unique experiences which make a VIVID trip special, and here are just some of the things you can do during your trip to Canada. Experience the real country beyond the obvious, whether it’s embarking on a guided ice trek across the Athabasca glacier, kayaking in Thousand Islands or searching out whales, puffins and icebergs in Newfoundland. To incorporate your favourite experiences into your dream trip, or learn more about the itineraries that we can create bespoke to you, just give our Travel Designers a call: 020 3510 5777
Map of Canada
When to go to Canada
As the world's second largest country, spanning an impressive six timezones, the weather across Canada can vary significantly. The eastern provinces experience much more seasonal climates, with cold winters and warmer summers. The west coast forms part of the Pacific temperate rainforests, and so rainfall over the winter and spring is high. With the exception of the northern regions, the majority of Canada experiences warm and pleasant summer and autumn months. Generally the best time to travel to Canada is between May and September, unless you are travelling for winter pursuits.
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The Canadian Rockies
Ontario & Quebec