Holidays to Canada

 

Known for its vast and breathtaking natural landscapes, your outdoor playground awaits in Canada. Meanwhile, Canada’s dynamic cities hold their own appeal with diverse cuisine, art galleries and museums galore.

Video Highlights

  • Witness some of the best scenery in the world, from the the vast national parks to Niagara Falls

  • 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

Key info

  • 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

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Finally spotting a pod of transient orca breaching the surface of the Pacific Ocean after hours of searching with our guide is one of the many incredible memories I love to share from my two years of living in and travelling across Canada.

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: 01483 319 333

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.

Practice 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.

Got a few ideas about where you’d like to go or need some help? Call our Travel Designers now: 01483 319 333

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 fall months. Generally the best time to travel to Canada is between May and September, unless you are travelling for winter pursuits.