Canada is a vast and awesome landscape, stretching all the way from the Pacific Ocean in the West to the Atlantic Ocean in the East. It offers so many varying destinations and landscapes you really will be spoilt for choice, from cosmopolitan cities and summer outdoor adventures to Ski & Board holidays in the winter - what will you choose?
In the East there is Toronto, Niagara, Montréal and Québec City, all of which offer very different experiences of East Coast hospitality; Quebec City and Montréal have Gallic charm reminiscent of their European counterparts whilst Toronto has glitzy, big city flair and is a true melting pot of cultural differences. Onwards from Toronto is the world-renowned Niagara with its awe-inspiring falls, a sight that you can's afford to miss.
In the West we have Vancouver, the largest city in British Columbia. Here you will find spectacular architecture and a bustling metropolitan hub, surrounded on 3 sides by water and set against a breath-taking mountainous backdrop, you couldn't ask for a better location.
Eats & drinks
Regardless of the destination you choose, you are guaranteed to open a box of culinary delights. The cultural melting pot of toronto is reflected in the diverse choice of restaurants available, French cuisine with an abundance of seafood and steak is the calling card of Montréal and Québec, whilst vancouver has made a name for itself in recent years as a gourmet capital specialising in Asian-Pacific Rim cuisine.
There are more than 41 national parks in Canada! Banff is one of the world's largest protected domains with vast glaciers, huge forests and majestic mountain scenery. Jasper is also awe-inspiring and Kootenay National Park is so good, they named their famous beer after it!
Canada's cities boast an impressive supply of shops, from designer boutiques to craft shops and huge, air-conditioned malls. The Eaton Centre is Toronto's landmark shopping centre. Open 7 days a week, it is home to over 320 shops and 17 cinemas! In Vancouver, Yaletown is the place to head for one-off eclectic treasures and in Montréal, shop 'til you drop on Rue Sherbrooke.
Hit the open road and see the best that Canada has to offer. Travel at your own pace; we are flexible and make it easy for you to tailor-make your own holiday. Simply choose to pick up your hire car and explore the east or west coast of Canada, choose your accommodation from the selection of hotels we have on offer, throw in a couple of pre-bookable excursions and you are all set! Just make sure you take the time to visit the majestic Niagara Falls.
Toronto: Fly to Toronto with Air Canada. Car hire, coach or private transfers.
Niagara: Fly to Toronto with Air Canada, then drive to Niagara, car hire available.
Montréal: Fly to Montréal with Air Canada. Car hire or private transfers available.
Québec City: Fly to Québec via Toronto or similar. Car hire or private transfers available.
Vancouver: Fly to Vancouver with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow on Tue, Wed, Thu and Sat during the summer months. Alternatively Air Canada fly daily from London Heathrow to Vancouver year round. Car hire or private transfers available.
Car hire and transfer options shown are all available at an additional supplement.
Postcards from... Top ideas from our travel experts
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
Jan - New Year's Day
Feb - Groundhog Day
Mar - St Patrick's Day
Apr - Easter
May - Victoria Day
Jun - Canadian Grand Prix Montreal
Jul - Canada Day
Aug - Civic Day
Sep - Labour Day
Oct - Thanksgiving Day
Oct - Halloween
Nov - Remembrance Day
Dec - Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Canada is home to some of the world's best skiing. The resorts of Whistler, Banff and Tremblant are winter playgrounds with top-notch facilities, dining and après-ski. For adventure and sightseeing, why not combine a ski trip with a city break, enjoying the best of both worlds? Please see our Ski & Board brochure for a wide choice of holidays.
Weddings and Honeymoons
Canada's great outdoors is undoubtedly an amazing place to exchange vows - choose a ski slope in winter or say "I do" beside a frozen waterfall. Alternatively, the Rockies make a fantastic backdrop to your wedding photos or opt for the sheer majesty of Niagara Falls. With Virgin, it really is a special day! Please see our Weddings brochure for full details of the packages we offer in Canada.
'Try Something Different'
We offer a range of thrilling tours in Canada, combining a week in Vancouver, perhaps with a week skiing in Whistler. Or why not enjoy a cruise to Alaska or a stay in North America's only ice hotel? However you want to experience this diverse and beautiful country, Virgin Holidays can oblige!