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Holidays in Canada

Vast and untamed, Canada is the last green wilderness

 

A huge country, stretching all the way from the Pacific in the west to the Atlantic in the east. There's skiing at Whistler, culture and history in the cities of Quebec and Montreal, entertainment and shopping in Vancouver and Toronto, plus some of the most fantastic scenery you will ever see, including the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls.

 

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USA and Canada car hire

Rev up your motor, set the sat-nav and make sure you’ve got a tin of sucky sweets in the glove box — we’re heading off along the highways and byways of the USA and Canada

Partnered with Alamo/National, we’re able to offer you car hire in over 280 locations within North America and Canada with award winning service, plus:

  • Free Additional Driver in Fully Inclusive package  
  • 2-hour grace period
  • Online check in to speed up the pick up process
  • Gold Plus package which includes Child Seats, GPS, tank of fuel, underage driver fees, 3 additional drivers
  • Free one ways within Florida and within California, free one ways between California and Nevada and Arizona
  • Free Ski racks
  • Reps and dedicated area in Orlando

From the city to the slopes: Discover Canada

Crystal-clear lakes, bustling metropolises and pristine mountainous beauty spots are all in easy reach on package holidays to Canada. Whether it's a city break in the French-speaking east, a skiing trip in the unspoilt Rockies, or an energetic hike on Vancouver Island, the largest country in the Americas is packed with activities for everyone.

Base yourself in the heart of a buzzing downtown or relax far away from it all in the countryside. Wherever you decide to stay, luxury's in no short supply.

  • For a romantic holiday to Canada, book in at the Rimrock Resort Hotel. Based within Banff National Park on the slope of Sulphur Mountain, this hotel offers luxury suites, panoramic views and mouth-watering French cuisine at the AAA Eden Dining Room.
  • If you’re travelling to Jasper with the family, Lobstick Lodge's spacious suites give you plenty of room to spare – with the added bonus of an impressive mountain setting. Don’t miss the chance to unwind in the outdoor hot tubs.
  • For modern architecture, head to the Delta Hotels by Marriott City Centre, in Ottawa. Try the LIFT Resto Lounge for exquisite meals cooked from locally sourced ingredients and wine tasting at the sommelier's table.
  • Views over the bright city lights are in abundance at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, where you can take in the skyline from your bed. A tunnel leads you to the Bay and Eaton Centre, so you can spend a day shopping without even having to put a coat on.

Canada is famous for its snowy winters, making it the ideal spot for skiing. Outside of January, you might be surprised to find that Canada has a comfortable climate. Here are the best months for Canada holidays.

  • Days are longer in April and, with sunny blue skies, it's a great time for skiing. Visit the west coast for the most pleasant weather.
  • The weather starts to warm up in June and there are fewer crowds so it’s the ideal month for a relaxing break. You can also spot whales on the Atlantic coast at this time of year.
  • June through to August is peak summer for Canada, when you can expect the highest temperatures. There are plenty of summer festivals to check out.
  • The autumn months can get chilly but it stays fairly mild until late November. You also get to see the beautiful changing colours of the leaves – New Brunswick's a favourite for its gold and red foliage.

With snowy weather and lots of mountainous ground, Canada is one of the top countries in the world for skiing. There are plenty of resorts to explore for both pros on the slopes or beginners who fancy trying their hand.

  • One of the best skiing spots in the east is Tremblant, Quebec. This one is just right for families as it has slopes for all levels. When you’re done sporting, check out the quaint village with its French-style bistros and cafés.
  • Lake Louise, Alberta has one of Canada's most reliable snow records and is easy to reach, at only two hours from Calgary Airport. For something a little different, take the nighttime snowshoe expedition – little ones will love it.
  • Whistler in British Columbia has world-class skiing – it was the mountain host for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The village is pedestrian-only, making for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Canada is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness, from frozen tundra to towering mountains. Even if you're on a city break, you're rarely far from undeveloped countryside.

  • Peyto Lake in Banff National Park is a must-see for nature lovers. You can get exceptional views just a short ten-minute hike from the car park so your trip can be as energetic or laid-back as you like.
  • For outdoor activities, head to Stanley Park, Vancouver, where the mountains meet the sea. Visit in September to admire the changing colours of the scenery.
  • Experience the Great White North in all its majesty on our tour around Churchill, Manitoba. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see polar bears up close and discover local traditions in an authentic small tundra town.
  • One of the most world-renowned natural sights in the country is the Niagara Falls. The three waterfalls are right on the American-Canadian border, with Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, American Falls on the US side and Bridal Veil Falls split between the two. There's also a nature reserve where you can go geocaching or visit the butterfly conservatory (wear bright clothes if you want the butterflies to land on you).
  • Spot wildlife on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where you can spend the day bird, whale or even bear-watching.

Holidays to Canada aren’t all about mountains and wilderness; if you prefer your breaks at a slightly faster pace, there are plenty of fascinating cities to get to know.

  • Toronto has been described as the Canadian version of NYC, thanks to its cosmopolitan shopping districts, world-class theatre and stunning skyline. The CN Tower is a great place to see the city from up high – give yourself at least three hours to make the trip as queues can be long.
  • Experience the laid-back chic of French Canada in Montreal – the largest francophone city in the world after Paris. Here, intimate bistros contrast with a vibrant club scene. Make sure you stop by the nineteenth-century Notre-Dame Basilica to see breath-taking art and architecture both inside and out.
  • Quebec City on the St Lawrence River is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. It's also the only fortified city in the region. Spend a day exploring the Citadel – and don't forget to sample some delicious poutine once you're done sightseeing.

From vibrant cities to rugged mountains, package holidays to Canada aren’t short of new places to explore and things to see. Plan your break now and book in at one of our Canada hotels.

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Your holiday may be affected by the government’s travel restrictions

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK have advised against all but essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected.

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Your holiday will not be going ahead as planned

Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Foreign Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel. Therefore, with known airline cancellations, the following holidays will not go ahead as planned:

  • Any holidays departing before 27th April 2020.
  • Any Caribbean holidays departing before 1 May 2020.

We’re flexible with your holiday plans

We understand you may want to change your holiday plans. You can postpone your holiday to any time before 31 December 2021, and even choose a different destination. We won’t charge you to make these changes.

For now, we do ask you not to contact us. As a priority, we are currently supporting those customers whose holidays have already been directly affected by cancellations. We will contact you as soon as we can, or if there are any further changes that could affect your holiday.

We know you’ll want to get this sorted as soon as possible, and we’re very grateful for your understanding.

Please look out for an email from us in the coming days and weeks with our latest advice. See our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for latest updates.

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In line with the advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK, and known airline cancellations, all trips booked from June onwards are currently going ahead as planned.

As a priority, we are currently supporting those customers whose holidays have been directly affected by cancellations.

So, for now, we ask you not to contact us. Rest assured we are contacting all of our customers by email in departure date order to support them with options, and we will absolutely let you know if your situation changes.

If your remaining balance is due within two weeks, and you’d like to know what your options are, please log into Manage my Booking for further information.

Please look out for an email from us in the coming weeks. See our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for latest updates.

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We are sending all affected customers a voucher by email that is valid for the full value of your cancelled holiday. When you rebook, we’d like to gift you with 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles too.

There’s no rush. You can redeem your holiday voucher on a new booking with us any time before 31 July 2020.

We know you’ll be wanting to get this sorted as soon as possible. So please look out for our email for more details of how to amend your holiday plans.

Cancel your holiday


We're sending all affected customers a voucher by email that is valid for the full value of your cancelled holiday.  

Rather than cancel, if you’d like to travel with us sometime in the future, we would still love to find a great holiday for you (and gift you with 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles as a thank you).

If you'd prefer to cancel completely, we understand. We will refund you in full. We’re currently dealing with a huge volume of enquiries from our customers, including refund requests. Because of this, it’s likely it will take much longer than usual to process your refund. We’re very grateful for your continued patience, and we’ll work as quickly as we can to get to you.

We know you’ll be wanting to get this sorted as soon as possible. So please look out for our email for more details of how to amend your holiday plans.

Your holiday is in safe hands


No need to contact us. Be assured, that if the situation changes, we will contact you as soon as this happens with the options available to you.

Change it up


You can postpone your holiday to travel any time before 31 December 2021, and even choose a different destination. We won’t charge you to make these changes and our Service Team are there to help – just give us a call.

Please bear in mind our wait times are currently longer than usual due to high demand.

Your holiday is in safe hands


Your holiday is scheduled to depart as booked. Continue to pay off your holiday balance with the assurance that your money is fully protected through ATOL. Be assured, that if the situation changes, we will contact you as soon as this happens with the options available to you.

The choice is yours


No problem! To amend your holiday dates, just give us a call. Any amendments to your booking can be made for £50pp, and our Service Team can help you decide on dates, or even a different destination.

Please bear in mind our wait times are currently longer than usual due to high demand.

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