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Head to the frozen north with Canada tour holidays

There’s gold in them thar hills! Join the modern-day gold rush and book Canada tours that’ll take you along the Calgary Stampede trails, on a journey of discovery across the Rockies, or let you soak up the chic city sophistication of Montreal and Toronto. Our package tours to Canada will have you out in the fresh air and into the wilderness of one of North America’s best-kept tourist secrets.

Book yourself onto one of our Canada tour packages and you’ll certainly be free to go exploring the ‘true north’. Try our Canadian Western Discovery tour package, that’ll send you scampering across the Rockies and on to Vancouver, or the Canadian Contrasts group tour, where you’ll spend as much time in the city as you do in the countryside. Naturally, there’ll be excursions to Niagara Falls, the Great Parks of the East, and even a chance to go glamping with grizzlies. Canada appeals to anyone who’s ever watched Bear Grylls out in the wild and thought to themselves, ‘I could do that…’ Well, here’s your chance!

Not found what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of alternatives that’ll introduce you to the charms of Canada. Discover our Canada holidays for tons of great destination ideas for a trip to remember.

 

Rocky Mountaineer - Coastal Passage Classic, Banff-Seattle (Westbound)

Rocky Mountaineer - Coastal Passage Classic, Banff-Seattle (Westbound)

Combining one of the celebrated railway’s most legendary journeys with its latest adventure, you’ll experience the classic two day Banff to Vancouver route, before climbing back on board for the new Coastal Passage to Seattle.  First rolling down the rails in 2014, the Coastal Passage snakes along the coast letting the Pacific Northwest show off its captivating wild shoreline, with photo ops like Puget Sound, Bellingham Bay, and Chuckanut Bay. And, this being the Rocky Mountaineer, you’ll set off in style with a toast and delicious hot breakfast as you cross Fraser River. Of course, you’ll have already experienced this level of luxury on your first journey, travelling through the glacier, mountain, lake, canyon, and forest filled landscapes that lace the tracks from Banff to Vancouver – with evocative names like the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, and Hell’s Gate hinting at the drama you’ll see. Spending the night in Banff, Kamloops, and Seattle, you can take in the highlights of each town and city – with two nights in Vancouver giving you extra time for a little jaunt over to Victoria or Whistler, or more time to explore favourites like Stanley Park.

From £1859pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Journey through the Clouds Explorer Westbound with Post-Tour Alaskan Cruise

Journey through the Clouds Explorer Westbound with Post-Tour Alaskan Cruise

One of the most popular ways to experience the ‘must see’ attractions of the Canadian Rockies is via the Western Explorer tour followed by an Alaskan cruise onboard the Celebrity Infinity.

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Cruising
Mountain to Sea Rail Passage

Mountain to Sea Rail Passage

If anywhere encapsulates the great outdoors it’s Canada’s West. A gallery of cloud-skirting mountains, forested shorelines, and wildlife-rich waters, it’s ripe for exploring by rail, road, boat, and foot. Travel from Calgary for a stay in Banff which gives an instant introduction to the Rockies’ contrasting drama and serenity, as you tour places like Tunnel Mountain Drive for views into the Bow River Valley; and Cave & Basin where Banff began. The West’s roads are a riot of experiences, whether you’re travelling the Icefields Parkway to walk on Athabasca Glacier and see Lake Louise, or the length of Vancouver Island to Victoria, for a whale watching trip among orca and grey whales. But rails rule here, and the VIA Rail journey from Jasper to Prince Rupert, stopping off to sleep in striking Prince George, gives trackside views of ancient forests and valleys, and photo opportunities of Mount Robson. If rails rule inland, then water rules the coastline. The easiest way to experience the jagged fjords, fishing villages, creaking ice floes, and resident whales and sea lions, is by boat, sailing to Port Hardy along the famous Inside Passage. And it’s the water that takes you to Vancouver, where you’re let loose. 

From £2399pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Western Explorer

Western Explorer

This classic Fly/Drive now incorporates the beauty of Alberta’s National Parks with the hiking trails, sparkling lakes and authentic ranches of the British Columbia interior. Arid plateau tablelands are in sharp contrast to the lush valleys of Bella Coola and the always-green coastlines that surround the spires of Vancouver. Complete with a cruise up the coastline along the famous Sunshine Coast, this enhanced itinerary offers the complete West Coast experience!

From £1559pp (excluding flights)
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Flydrive Tours
Journey through the Clouds Explorer with Pre-Tour Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Journey through the Clouds Explorer with Pre-Tour Cruise ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Epic adventures don’t have to push you to your limits. Two of North America’s wildest wildernesses, West Canada and Alaska, can be explored in utter luxury and comfort by cruise and rail. The scenery steals the show as you sail the north Pacific’s Inside Passage for seven nights, experiencing UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay National Park, where creaking glaciers calve shelves of ice into the bay with thunderous plumes of water. Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam tries to live up to its dazzling route with 5-course dining menus, indulgent spa treatments*, and gallery worthy artwork; but Alaska’s ports of call lure you with promises of sights like Juneau’s massive Mendenhall Glacier; Skagway’s Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park; and Ketchikan’s hill and water-skimming homes. The inland scenery’s just as dramatic. Even near urban Vancouver, a North Shore tour reveals natural beauty at Grouse Mountain and the treetop Capilano Suspension Bridge. And there’s nothing understated about the Rocky Mountaineer’s views — or its luxury. Riding the rails for 2-days on this opulent train, you’ll pass forest-draped mountains, cascading waterfalls, and mighty rivers before arriving in Jasper, where the road takes over with journeys along Icefields Parkway to ride the Ice Explorer onto Athabasca Glacier, and through Yoho and Banff National Parks.

From £4079pp (excluding flights)

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Cruising
Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West

Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West

If you’re going to do any of Canada’s historic rail journeys, this is the one to start with. It may cover a mere slice of a gargantuan country, but it takes you through some of Canada’s most famous and fabulous landscapes – and important heritage landmarks. Linking Vancouver with Banff or Lake Louise, with an overnight hotel stop in the friendly city of Kamloops on the way, the Rocky Mountaineer’s two day passage through British Columbia and Alberta checks off all the essentials: racing against the raging rivers that run parallel to your carriage, and crossing historic bridges and spots like Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was hammered in to connect the East and West coasts. Comfort goes without saying, but every detail has been carefully crafted to give you a VIP experience and the optimum window to see the shifting scenes of ranch lands, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains.

From £885pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Classic

Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Classic

If you’re going to do any of Canada’s historic rail journeys, this is the one to start with. It may cover a mere slice of a gargantuan country, but it takes you through some of Canada’s most famous and fabulous landscapes – and important heritage landmarks. Linking Vancouver with Banff or Lake Louise, with an overnight hotel stop in the friendly city of Kamloops on the way, the Rocky Mountaineer’s two day passage through British Columbia and Alberta checks off all the essentials: racing against the raging rivers that run parallel to your carriage, and crossing historic bridges and spots like Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was hammered in to connect the East and West coasts. Comfort goes without saying, but every detail has been carefully crafted to give you a VIP experience and the optimum window to see the shifting scenes of ranch lands, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains.

From £1099pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Calgary Stampede Thrill Package

Calgary Stampede Thrill Package

This programme enables you to experience the fever that holds Calgary in its grip during the annual Stampede, known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", the Stampede showcases the best in rodeo with numerous events, exhibits and diverse entertainment. Grab your hat and boots and come on down to join in the fun!

From £499pp (excluding flights)

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Short Tours
Rockies Rail Adventure

Rockies Rail Adventure

Experience the very best of Alberta and British Columbia on this western vacation from the Rockies to Vancouver Island. Start your trip in Calgary, and discover what it has to offer beyond the famed Calgary Stampede. Making your way through Banff and Jasper, visiting National Parks and stunning emerald lakes along the way, end up in Vancouver — the cosmopolitan city of BC. Enjoy the likes of Gastown, Chinatown, and sample some local ale and beer at one of the many breweries. Whistler provides some calm during off-peak, but in peak season you can satisfy your inner adrenaline-junkie and try mountain biking, skiing or even ziplining between Whistler and Blackcomb mountain.

From £2749pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Farewell Harbour Lodge

Farewell Harbour Lodge

Enjoy the beauty of the Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest on Berry Island. The lodge overlooks picturesque Farewell Harbour and offers rustic accommodation with ocean views and an amazing wilderness experience with engaging, passionate guides who will lead you on daily adventures deep into the heart of this wild and beautiful part of the planet

From £1999pp (excluding flights)

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Short Tours
Canadian Contrasts

Canadian Contrasts

They say it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. We agree. Much more than its guidebook favourites, authentic Canada’s delivered in the places and panoramas between them. Of course classics are classics for a reason, so a trip to Niagara Falls, time in the Rockies, and tours of its metropolises are a must, from Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal in the East, to Calgary, Banff, Whistler, and Vancouver in the West. But they only tell half the tale. Hitting the open road reveals historic trails, unfurling modern life, and untouched nature. The past is present as you drive through French-Canadian villages along Chemin du Roy; as you track early settlers’ routes along St Lawrence River to Montréal; and as you take the Trans-Canada Highway, seeing the same icefields, canyons and forests railroad engineers and fur traders would have in the mid-1800s. Some journeys present modern Canada, like Lake Ontario’s shoreline communities, the ranch lands of the West, and central Canada’s agricultural prairielands, seen as you fly East to West. But nature always steals the show, whether you’re following Rideau Waterway’s rivers and lakes, driving through the Rockies, taking the Sea-to-Sky Highway past fjords and peaks to Vancouver, or adding on a trip to drive on the Athabasca Glacier.

From £2129pp (excluding flights)

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Guided Tours
Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge - Glamping with the Grizzlies

Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge - Glamping with the Grizzlies

An exciting new adventure, offering a unique connection with nature and an unforgettable experience. Breathe in the fresh mountain air from your floating lodge, sat atop of the quiet Grizzly Bay, on the north arm of Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord lake on earth. Under a glacier, and surrounded by the peaks of the Cariboo Mountains, the 360 degree views are magnificent. The canvas safari tents are private suites with en-suite bathrooms, beds with cozy duvets, solar lighting, and amenities including comfy velour robes. The sights, sounds and smells are all as nature intended, a truly magical place for the ultimate glamping adventure – and let's not forget the four-legged furry friends that will join you along the way...

From £3099pp (excluding flights)

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Short Tours
West Coast Wilderness Lodge

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Giving you all the adventures and solitude of Canada’s wilderness, with all the bliss of a super-luxury retreat, this lodge nestles along the waterfront in the fishing village of Egmont. Easily accessible, it is the perfect spot to appreciate all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

From £325pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Aurora Klondike Experience

Aurora Klondike Experience

Sample the many unique historic and natural wonders that have made northern Canada the hottest must-see vacation destination! The exciting frontier energy
of Whitehorse and Dawson are the launching points for introspective city tours, museum visits, gold mine experiences, and of course the incredible spectacle of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

From £1229pp (excluding flights)

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Spirit Bear Lodge

Spirit Bear Lodge

Visit the Great Bear Rainforest and explore the natural habitat of the Spirit Bear and home of the world’s only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. Enjoy guided tours in the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation as well as grizzly bear and marine wildlife viewing.

From £2235pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rockies to Vancouver, Canadian Style

Rockies to Vancouver, Canadian Style

Not all road trips keep you on the move. Travelling from Calgary to the coast, your car only exists to launch you from one incredible mini-break to the next, with proper time to get to know each stopover. And ‘getting to know’ the West means off-road adventures. Beginning in Banff, Canada’s original national park, hikes and bikes offer high-impact scenery, but you can revitalise in its famous hot springs before scaling Sulphur Mountain for equally invigorating views. Days are best spent on the water in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Lac Le Jeune. With three nights in each, you’ll lose hours canoeing and kayaking, and on included trips along Maligne Canyon, at atmospheric Maligne Lake, and navigating Jasper’s white water rapids with a local expert. Back to city life in Vancouver, you’ll tour urban sights like Granville Island and scenic ones like Capilano Suspension Bridge. The road’s still part of the fun though, whether you’re driving Yoho National Park’s high passes, crossing Glacier National Park in Mount Robson’s shadow, or squeezing between Fraser Canyon’s sky-scraping rocks. These roads are unforgettable, but none live up to Icefields Parkway, with photo stops including Peyto Lake and Columbia Icefield, where an Ice Explorer takes you onto the glacier to walk on ancient ice.

From £1559pp (excluding flights)

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Self Drive Tours
Rockies Trail

Rockies Trail

Experience the mountain park settings of Banff, Jasper and Whistler as well as the cosmopolitan port cities of Vancouver and Victoria on this stunning trail through Canada's famous Rocky Mountains and beyond.

From £1599pp (excluding flights)

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Guided Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Westbound

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Westbound

When you want to see all the best bits of a vast region, but don’t have long to pack them in, travelling with an insider who knows the best places, routes, and local stories is the way to go, and that’s what you get on board the Rocky Mountaineer, with captivating stories and historical trivia from your hosts. Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops and then onto Vancouver and marvel at the dramatic, changing scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Of course, free spirits still want time to wander, so the smart set find just the right balance. Places like Vancouver are easy to explore solo, while the silent splendour of Jasper and Lake Louise is perfect for a bit of alone-time. But some spots are better seen with local guides. Spots like Yoho National Park, where they know prime viewpoints for the Spiral Tunnels, natural rock bridge over Kicking Horse River, and Emerald Lake. Or Columbia Icefield, where they reveal the glacier’s geology and history as you drive onto it in an Ice Explorer. Even your free time in Jasper is perfectly partnered with a tour of the UNESCO listed national park’s peaks and top wildlife haunts. And they know the best ways to travel, from the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, with its famously languid pace and grand scenery, to helicopters for action packed flights over the Rockies

From £2199pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic

Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic

Take in some real highlights in this four-night whistlestop tour. Starting in Vancouver, travelling to and stopping in Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper. Just sit back and relax, let us show you the best Canada has to offer.

From £1665pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Eastern Rail Experience

Eastern Rail Experience

Embark on a captivating historic rail route from Halifax through Quebec and Ontario along the path of the mighty St. Lawrence river.

From £1165pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Eastern Explorer

Eastern Explorer

Packing four capital-quality cities into a tiny slither of colossal Canada, this densely populated patch of land’s a far cry from the endless wilds surrounding it – but it also gives you easy in-roads to explore that wild and wonderful space. Sometimes it’s a spot where civilisation has claimed nature, like at Niagara Falls where you sail and soar for incredible views. A boat ride on the Hornblower takes you to the foot of the falls, while a trip up Skylon Tower gives you the view from above. You could even add a helicopter tour over the waters. Other times it’s places the wild has clung onto its untamed natural status, like the dramatic Canadian Shield plateau; the stunning trails into the immense wildlife-stuffed forests of Algonquin Provincial Park; the serene 1000 Islands waters ripe for your boat cruise; or perhaps St Lawrence River, where you could opt to head off on a whale watching expedition. Knitted together by cosmopolitan cities, you’ll return to urban outposts between each scenic stop: touring Toronto’s top attractions, seeing Ottawa’s parliamentary sights, and undoubtedly being charmed by Québec City and Montréal, the world’s second largest French city, and by the French Canadian villages linking the two along the historic Chemin du Roy byway.

From £1699pp (excluding flights)
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Guided Tours
Great Parks of the West

Great Parks of the West

There aren’t many places that rival Canada’s West for car-stopping scenery. And few places with such dramatic peaks, parks and lakes are so easy to cross; but this is the ultimate in civilised self-driving, with cosmopolitan resorts linked by smooth scenic roads. Before your coast to country drive, Vancouver provides a final burst of urban adventure. A long-as-you-like trolley tour gives you your bearings, before you’re left free to discover places like Stanley Park or the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Then it’s time to hit the highway, starting by crossing the coastal mountains for stays in lakeside Penticton and Revelstoke, where the outdoor adventures begin with hiking, fishing, and rafting. Even the mountain passes promise relaxed driving, as you cross Glacier and Banff national parks towards spa and snow hotspot Banff, and take Yellowhead Pass past the Rockies’ pinnacle, Mount Robson. But it’s Icefields Parkway that sums up Canada’s highways, with plenty of spots to pause or picnic, from Peyto Lake to Columbia Icefield, where you can ride an Ice Explorer onto Athabasca Glacier. Your drives lead to places like Jasper, where you could raft melted glacial waters and cruise photogenic Maligne Lake; 100 Mile House, an early Cariboo Gold Rush roadhouse; and activity-central, Whistler, with its wetlands canoeing and mountain biking.

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Self Drive Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Eastbound

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Eastbound

When you want to see all the best bits of a vast region, but don’t have long to pack them in, travelling with an insider who knows the best places, routes, and local stories is the way to go, and that’s what you get on board the Rocky Mountaineer, with captivating stories and historical trivia from your hosts. Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops and then onto Jasper and marvel at the dramatic, changing scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Of course, free spirits still want time to wander, so the smart set find just the right balance. Places like Vancouver are easy to explore solo, while the silent splendour of Jasper and Lake Louise is perfect for a bit of alone-time. But some spots are better seen with local guides. Spots like Yoho National Park, where they know prime viewpoints for the Spiral Tunnels, natural rock bridge over Kicking Horse River, and Emerald Lake. Or Columbia Icefield, where they reveal the glacier’s geology and history as you drive onto it in an Ice Explorer. Even your free time in Jasper is perfectly partnered with a tour of the UNESCO listed national park’s peaks and top wildlife haunts. And they know the best ways to travel, from the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, with its famously languid pace and grand scenery, to helicopters for actionpacked flights over the Rockies.

From £2145pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush

Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush

A Canadian rail journey’s all about the views, and this one packs in the Sea to Sky Corridor, with its amazing views of Howe Sound, then skirting Mount Garibaldi and Brandywine Falls enroute to Whistler for the first overnight hotel stop. Continue on to the charming town of Quesnel. Enroute, enjoy the varied scenery of Cariboo Plateau’s vast ranch lands and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the world’s highest rail bridges. Your journey then continues through the Rocky Mountain Trench, between the Rocky and Cariboo Mountains, climbing past Mount Robson, Canada’s prized peak to the pretty town of Jasper.

From £1299pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Yukon and Alaska Explorer

Yukon and Alaska Explorer

Road trippers seeking trails less-travelled can rarely do better than Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. A 2-week loop can take you through Gold Rush relics, ice-crusted glaciers and mountains, and wildlife-stuffed national parks and forests. Epic scenery’s the main draw for wanderers heading here: and they’re never disappointed. Every stretch of road comes with dramatic vistas. The Alaska Highway leads to Kluane National Park, where glacier fields erupt into the St Elias Mountains, before historic towns trace your route into Fairbanks. George Parks Highway takes you to Denali National Park, with extremes of peaks and valleys and raging rivers and trickling streams on your way to Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak. The Matanuska Valley reveals lands where super-size vegetables grow from 20-hour summer days. The Klondike Highway cuts through Kaska Indian hunting grounds. And the fjord-hugging roads to Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site and the Top of the World Highway give the ultimate frontier feel for would-be nomads. These roads connect you to remote outposts for experiences like flightseeing over glacial parklands, panning for nuggets in gold rush towns, tracking moose, caribou, and grizzly bears in Denali National Park, citysurfing between Whitehorse, Fairbanks, and Anchorage, and riding the scenery skirting White Pass and Yukon Route Railway.

From £2099pp (excluding flights)

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Self Drive Tours
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Grizzly Bear Safari

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Grizzly Bear Safari

Discover Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, nestled amongst the majestic Coast Mountains, the largest fjord system in the Americas, the high Chilcotin Plateau. Encounter abundant wildlife and nature in action, with easy access to the Great Bear Rainforest, the Pacific Ocean and neighbouring glaciers. The Great Bear Rainforest is home to one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bears, making this the perfect destination to experience these beautiful creatures up close when the salmon arrive in the autumn. The lodge can easily be reached by flight from Vancouver or as part of a self drive holiday in northern British Columbia. Spot grizzly bears, bald eagles, deer, black bears, or try your hand at catching Pacific salmon. At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, you’ll be treated to on-site wildlife viewings from private Wildlife Viewing Platforms, and even the lodge lawn!   

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Short Tours
Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail

If you can’t pick between modern city and authentic outback, the East coast’s heritage trail eradicates the need. Its iconic cities are perfectly spaced out for road trips, with the gaps between bursting at the seams with genuine Canadian culture and al fresco adventures. Two nights in each of its most famous cities, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa, as well as stays in Kingston, Huntsville, and Niagara, gives you the freedom to explore both urban sights and outlying attractions. Toronto keeps you close with city views from the CN Tower and shopping at Eaton Centre. Montreal highlights like the old Olympics venue compete against your island hopping cruise along the 1000 Islands waterways. Quebec City’s old walls and citadel hold you close before freeing you to visit Montmorency Falls (less flocked to, yet 30 m taller than Niagara’s). And Ottawa pitches capital experiences like touring the Rideau Canal with aboriginal ones like seeing the tipi of Turtle Island. In the backwoods between the cities, heritage sights and natural beauty hold firm: in the quaint towns and museum-rich spoils of Prince Edward County, in the wild walks of Algonquin Provincial Park, in the recreation packed natural playground of Muskoka, and in Niagara, where you’ll cruise to the basin of its most famous falls.

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Self Drive Tours
Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet Lodge provides rustic accommodation and an amazing wilderness experience. Enjoy one of the premier grizzly bear viewing holiday spots in the world, set amidst the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Canada's rugged coastline. It is not uncommon for there to be up to 50 bears within 10kms of the lodge in the peak fall season, when the salmon are returning to the river. As the longest fjord on the B.C. coast, Knight Inlet offers visitors spectacular scenery set against a backdrop of dramatic mountain peaks plunging into the Pacific Ocean. As well as bear viewing, during the spring months you may also see seals, sea lions, porpoises, dolphins and the occasional Minke whale and in the summer view orca (killer) whales in the waters. After a day of adventure there's nothing like a good meal. With its variety of dining options, not to mention the local seafood, there's something for everyone at Knight Island Lodge.

From £929pp (excluding flights)

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Short Tours
Ocean House at Stads K'uns GawGa

Ocean House at Stads K'uns GawGa

This is true seclusion — a floating lodge skimming the calm waters of Peel Inlet, only accessible by air, and backed by the forest-rich western shores of Haida Gwaii. With just 12 guestrooms, it has a real sense of remoteness and exclusivity, added to by the fabulous features they’ve squeezed into this water-topping hideaway. Somehow they’ve included a spa with massage therapy, a gym, a hot tub, a sauna, complimentary WiFi access, and a dining room with a drifting menu that captures the best of each season’s local ingredients — with complimentary wine to accompany it. But it’s when you step off Ocean Lodge that this 100% Haida-owned retreat really reveals its beauty — whether that’s as you enjoy its kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, take a rainforest trek or tour, or join its indigenous Haida guides for cultural excursions.

From £2579pp (excluding flights)

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Short Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Classic Rail Circle

Rocky Mountaineer - Classic Rail Circle

This 8 night circle tour takes you from the bustle of Vancouver through the Sea to Sky corridor up into the mountainous resort of Whistler. Then it’s onwards through the magnificent Canadian scenery to the Gold panning town of Quesnel, scenic Jasper with its mountain backdrop and Kamloops before returning you to Vancouver. Soak up the awe inspiring landscape, wildlife spotting opportunities and history that can be found at every turn.

From £3069pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Outdoor Adventures

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Outdoor Adventures

When a simple road trip just won’t cut it, this journey gives you the best of all worlds — taking you by rail, road, water, air, and even ice, so you get the full Western Canada experience. The al fresco adventures roll from start to finish, taking you deeper into the soul and scenery of each stop — from travelling over a glacier in a custom-designed Ice Explorer to hovering above the Rockies in a helicopter. It’s not just the wild Rockies that give you the outdoor exploits — in Vancouver you’ll take a sea safari to see seals playing at Pam Rocks, or hop on a bike for an urban tour covering everything from Granville Island to Gastown, and the seawall to the rainforest of Stanley Park. Not all the adventures are adrenaline-packed though. You’ll float down Bow River in Banff, spying views of mountains and hoodoos on a gentle journey. You’ll glide across Lake Louise in an authentic 26-foot cedar strip canoe as your guide shares tales of the early explorers and local wildlife. And, of course, you’ll take the ultimate ‘put your feet up’ adventure on the Rocky Mountaineer, seeing the sights from the comfort of a train that’s world-famous for its luxury and lookout stops.

From £2740pp (excluding flights)

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Guided Tours
Rocky Roundup

Rocky Roundup

While many hightail it to the slopes, Canada’s Rockies-framed West isn’t just snow and après-ski. Four incredible journeys await: trailing the seaside towns north of Vancouver, sailing the Inside Passage, driving the super-scenic Yellowhead Highway, and traversing those Rocky Mountains themselves. Jumping off point for many, Vancouver doesn’t just satisfy urbanites, it puts you minutes from natural adventures like walking the treetop Capilano Suspension Bridge. Neighbouring Victoria’s an ideal second stop, with its flower-packed Butchart Gardens, while journeying north promises treats like Duncan’s countless totem poles, seaside stopovers in Campbell River and Port Hardy, and orca and humpback whale watching in the Johnstone Strait. Every journey’s eye-opening. Swapping wheels for water, a cruise along the Inside Passage showcases the rugged Pacific Northwest. While Yellowhead Highway takes you along Skeena River valley for insights into native Canadians: first at ‘Ksan Indian Village, then at fur trade revealing Fort St James National Historic Site. Reaching the Rockies, the drives and views get no less spectacular: crossing their highest passes, journeying through national parks like Jasper and Banff, taking Ice Explorer trucks onto Athabasca Glacier, and stopping at spots like Lake Louise, and Craigellachie, where the ‘Last Spike’ was driven into place for the railroad linking Canada coast to coast in 1885.

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Churchill Town and Tundra Adventure

Churchill Town and Tundra Adventure

There are few sights more mind-blowing, or unnerving, than that first glimpse of white fur against white snow as you cross the tundra in search of polar bears. It doesn’t matter how good HDTV gets, there’s simply no comparison to seeing wild creatures in wild locations. After a night in Winnipeg you’ll fly to the remote northern community of Churchill, your base for two days of polar bear tracking. You know you’re heading into barely charted territory when you need a specially constructed vehicle. Agile and cosy, your Tundra Buggy® is your home-from-home on the frozen plains, as you cross them in search of polar bears. Travelling with in-the-know locals, for whom the tundra is their backyard, means you can head straight to the bears’ favourite haunts for optimum viewing opportunities. But this isn’t just polar bear country and, as you journey through remote ice fields, you could also spot caribou, arctic fox, snowy owls, and other arctic dwellers. For two days on the tundra, your buggy’s your home: you’ll even take your lunch on board. But you’ll return to bed down in the comforts of Churchill at night, reenergising before heading back out onto the ice again.

From £2699pp (excluding flights)

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Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure

Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure

If you don’t like following the crowd when you travel, this limited edition trip gives you the ultimate alternative — taking you into the beautiful ‘back of beyond’ in Canada. In a little window of opportunity, for a few short weeks in the summer we take a handful of lucky travellers from Winnipeg to Churchill for unfiltered adventures in the great outdoors. You’ll ‘meet the locals’ with a boat journey along the Hudson Bay in search of Arctic wildlife, including its resident Polar Bears. You may even forget to pick up your camera, as you’re quickly absorbed by the sight of them swimming in the bay, playing along the river estuaries, and sunbathing on the cool rocks along the riverbank. The water’s the setting for many of our adventures around Churchill, like witnessing the unlikely grace of the charmingly sociable Beluga Whale pods that we set off to see on our boat trip — you can also add on experiences to get even closer to the whales. The Polar Bears and Beluga Whales may steal all the headlines here but, as you climb aboard an all-terrain Arctic Crawler™ for a trip across the stunning tundra, you’ll soon see this wilderness has many hidden stories to reveal.

From £3139pp (excluding flights)

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Western Journey

Western Journey

Nothing epitomises Canada quite like the drama of its natural territories. Sandwiched between arguably the West’s most dynamic cities, the land strip from Calgary to Vancouver’s peppered with national parks, scenic highways, and outdoor adventure. Taking you from sky to sea, flying into Calgary puts you tantalisingly close to the cloud-skimming Rockies, which lure you in before propelling you towards coastal Vancouver. Famous for its annual stampede, Calgary’s more than Stetsons; it’s a vibrant city of skyscrapers ripe for sightseeing. Equally well-stocked with soaring towers, a Vancouver tour reveals history in Gastown, beaches in English Bay, and totem pole sprinkled Stanley Park. Between the two, Banff, Yoho, and Glacier National Parks hold the archetypal attractions of Canada’s wilderness: bijou towns like hot springs hideaway Banff; mountain scenery, with all the lakes, forests, and peaks that promises; and the exhilarating possibility of spotting wild elk and bears. The easiest way to experience it is on passes like Trans-Canada Highway, with its ever-changing views of icefields, canyons, forests, and glacial streams, and Sea-to-Sky Highway, passing fjords and peaks. But every traveller’s different, so you can handpick additional adventures like helicopter trips over the Three Sisters mountains, Ice Explorer rides on a glacier, and floatplane flights over Garibaldi Park’s alpine lakes, peaks and meadows.

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Great Bear Lodge, Port Hardy, Grizzly and Black Bear Viewing

Great Bear Lodge, Port Hardy, Grizzly and Black Bear Viewing

The Great Bear Lodge promotes low-impact ecotourism, using wind and solar power and taking special care not to disturb the bears or their environment. Scheduled morning and afternoon bear viewing sessions coincide with times when the bears are the most active. Accompanied by an experienced wildlife biologist you will observe the bears as they roam freely in their natural habitat as you float by boat through nearby estuaries or watch from specially-designed optimal viewing areas. Keep a close eye for other possible wildlife sightings such as wolves, otters, bald eagles, black bears, pine martins and mink. Daily guided activities such as boat tours and a popular interpretative rainforest walk are offered between morning and afternoon viewing excursions, and a delicious lunch awaits you back at the lodge. Guests arriving in fall will also be able to witness the incredible sight of thousands of migrating salmon from a series of enclosed viewing stands along the river. Watch as the grizzlies hunt for fish in preparation for their coming hibernation.

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Short Tours
Sonora Resort Adventure

Sonora Resort Adventure

Arrive at beautiful Sonora Island by helicopter or water taxi and prepare to have your breath taken away. Sonora Resort is in a fantastic location to appreciate the natural surroundings. Towering pine trees, plentiful rivers and lakes form the backdrop for your adventures — and there are plenty of ways to explore. Optional activities include guided eco-boat tours, excursions to see Grizzly bears, kayaking, rafting and hiking in the coastal rainforest.

From £719pp (excluding flights)

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Capital Experience

Capital Experience

If you want to see the major points of attraction in Eastern Canada and experience the different lifestyles in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, then this is the programme for you. VIA Rail’s train system connects Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, and you will see Canada’s most populous region by travelling comfortably in VIA Rail’s modern rail cars. You will experience the exciting ambiance of multicultural Toronto before you visit world- famous Niagara Falls to marvel at its natural spectacle. Soon you will be on your way through rural Ontario to see the nation’s capital. Don’t miss the numerous museums, galleries and boutiques in charming Ottawa! Then hop back on the train and head for the Laurentians and the provincial capital. You will discover Quebec City with its historic heart, European flavour and distinct French-Canadian character. Your final destination will be bustling Montreal for an unforgettable impression of the modern French-Canadian lifestyle with a historic flair. You will return to the cosmopolitan setting of Toronto for your return flight.

From £1579pp (excluding flights)

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Eastern Journey

Eastern Journey

Picture Canada and you might imagine remote wilderness, but a little square of its East Coast couldn’t be more different. This is a place where tall pines move over for skyscrapers, where bears make way for city slickers, and where campfires and trading posts swap places with world-class dining and shopping venues. Its relatively small scale makes it an easy place for a whistle stop tour, letting you fit four city breaks into one holiday and promising unrivalled day trips, from a sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls to whalewatching on the St Lawrence River. Giving you a cheat sheet into all you need to know about the East’s cutting-edge cities, a comprehensive tour of key sights is the best way to start each stay, before you head off to unearth your own favourite neighbourhoods. Straight-talking Toronto’s packed to the rafters with cosmopolitan cool, from Chinatown’s authentic buzz to sleek modern masterpieces like the cloudpiercing CN Tower. Shifting to Ottawa, you’ll find the modernity of its culture at odds with the history of landmarks like the parliamentary buildings and World Heritage listed Rideau Canal. In Québec City, a tour within the old city walls reveals its French influences. And in Montréal, you’re shown its old-world charm and contemporary chicness existing side-by-side.

 

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Great Parks of the East

Great Parks of the East

You don’t always have to be an intrepid explorer to go off-grid: East coast Canada is one of the easiest places to travel out of the city and into the middle of nowhere. By mapping out the best routes, you get to mix days on the open road with days ‘off-tarmac’, submerging yourself in each stop; and mix rural idylls with city stopovers in Toronto, Québec City, Montréal and Ottawa. The cities’ iconic landmarks are a must, but foraging for lesser-known stops like Huntsville, Tremblant, Saint-Michel-des-Saints, and Kingston opens up a fresh compilation of Canadian sights; and the drives to each are part of the adventure. Travelling through Algonquin Provincial Park and along Georgian Bay bares beauty in places like the lake’s 30,000 islands, and history at spots like the native Penetanguishene village. Entering the Laurentian Mountains puts you in the same address as bison, elk, bears and wolves, making for fabulous hiking. Driving the Chemin du Roy links you to a string of charming French Canadian villages. And leisurely drives through the Lanaudiere region supplies sections of utter solitude. Capped with experiences like sailing into the mist of Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls and biking or kayaking at Auberge du Lac Taureau, there’s every possibility you’ll leave feeling like a bona fide adventurer.

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Trans Canada by Rail

Trans Canada by Rail

An institution in Canada, the railroad from East to West’s bound by stunning terminals and accompanied by million dollar views. Uniting two of the best routes, you can pair VIA Rail’s crossing from buzzing Toronto to peaceful Jasper, with the Rocky Mountaineer from mountain-clad Banff to vibrant Vancouver; switching tracks for tarmac in between to experience the roads of the Rockies. Before getting started, there’s plenty to see in the East: a Toronto tour packs in guidebook essentials, while a day trip to Niagara features a cruise to the foot of the falls, and drives to Niagara Gorge and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Taking to the rails, you’ll eat, sleep and sightsee aboard The Canadian on your luxurious passage through the Canadian Shield, glittering lakes, gold-spun prairielands and, ultimately, the Rockies. A midpoint mini-break, sleepovers in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff allow sightseeing of Banff’s beauty spots, and a journey to the Columbia Icefield to drive and walk on a glacier. Back on the tracks for two days, the Rocky Mountaineer’s luxury carriages, dining, and views make leaving the Rockies a little easier. Travelling only by daylight, for optimum views of spots like Kicking Horse Pass, Vancouver awaits with a hop on and off trolley tour, and a day in Victoria and Butchart Gardens.

From £4699pp (excluding flights)

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Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge - Bear Whisperer™

Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge - Bear Whisperer™

More like staying with your favourite aunt and uncle, at the six room Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge the Great Room’s the hub of the house, everything’s included, and room keys are non-existent. It may only sleep up to 14 guests, but that doesn’t make this place small — in fact, the lodge sits in five glorious acres along the salmon and trout-rich Quesnel River. At the bottom of Cariboo Mountains and by Quesnel Lake, the owners have a created a homely hideaway, serving you up country-style breakfasts before you take their free guided eco-tours or use their complimentary adventure equipment. And, when you get back from wildlife-spotting in the wilderness, you can retreat to the Great Room with its natural stone fireplace, play pool, laze in the garden’s log gazebo, and tuck into home-cooked dinners.

From £1199pp (excluding flights)

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Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Classic

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Classic

With Rocky Mountaineer’s Journey Through the Clouds route, as well as overnight stays in Vancouver and Jasper, this 4-day tour provides a taste of the natural wonders of the West. Travel through scenic valleys, the Coastal Mountain Range and the Fraser Canyon with its spectacular white water and outstanding landscape. You will follow the route of the Fraser River, home of British Columbia's largest salmon fishing run and pass by the Albreda Glacier and magnificent Pyramid Falls. Watch out for the wildlife en route!

From £1139pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Highlights

Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Highlights

Taking the slow train is often more rewarding than riding the express and nowhere more so than across the Canadian Rockies. Famous world over for its utmost luxury and top-of-the-world scenery, the Rocky Mountaineer doesn’t just take you on a journey; it takes you on an adventure. Through an ever-changing reel of mesmeric landscapes; Fraser Valley’s fields, a series of twisting rivers, mighty gorges, boundless deserts and ranches, vertiginous mountain passes, and light-sapping tunnels all take their turn as you travel to or from the realm of the Rockies. It’s not just the view through the window that dazzles though. The Rocky Mountaineer is synonymous with indulgence, so there’s no better seat in the house for soaking up sights like Hell’s Gate, Roger’s Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. But some viewpoints just can’t be reached by rail, so the roads pave the way for journeys through Yoho National Park to see wonders like the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and Lake Louise, and around Banff where the Hoodoos and Bow Falls continue to wow wide-eyed travellers. And, when neither roads nor rails will cut it, it’s time to take to the sky, whether that’s scaling mountain slopes by Banff Gondola or flightseeing over the Rockies in a summit-seeking helicopter.

From £1999pp (excluding flights)

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Rocky Mountaineer - Grand Rail Circle

Rocky Mountaineer - Grand Rail Circle

Not much can compete with the attention-grabbing panoramas when you’re travelling through Canada’s West. But the Rocky Mountaineer might just be in with a chance, and this tour is the ultimate rail holiday, combining two classic Rocky Mountaineer train routes and the mighty Canadian Rockies in one adventure. The kind of luxury usually only reserved for the celeb set, you’re joined on board by master chefs and impeccable attendants who provide exquisite food, wine and service as you’re whisked between Vancouver, Kamloops, and Banff; and then between Jasper, Quesnel, and Whistler (with a cheeky extra stay in Lake Louise en route). But it’s your seat that becomes your most prized possession. Journeying only by daylight so you can take in every mountain, river, tree and waterfall, it’s your pew for an unfurling ream of sights as you circumnavigate the West and its finest features, including Mount Robson, the Rocky Mountain Trench, the dazzlingly high Deep Creek Bridge, and the Sea to Sky Corridor towards Vancouver. It’s not just your train seat that grants you unforgettable views. On a scenic coach tour of Jasper National Park you will see some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the local wildlife. In Banff, a gondola ride leads to national park views from Sulphur Mountain. And, as you drive the sloping ice onto Athabasca Glacier, it’s your seat on the monstrous Ice Explorer that provides the most memorable views.

From £4069pp (excluding flights)

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Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds

One of Rocky Mountaineer’s most-loved routes, this 2-day tour connects Vancouver with Jasper. Travelling only in sunlight hours, it crisscrosses the West coast as it connects natural wonders, quaint towns, and city hotspots. As much a part of Canada’s identity as mountains and maple syrup, the nation’s railroads are world-famous for their scenic routes and seamless service. You won’t miss a moment of the flawless views and on-board luxury, as the train sweeps you from one hypnotic scene to the next, taking in every variation of West Canada’s landscapes: from Hell’s Gate at Fraser Canyon, to mountain ranges with titles like Coast, Cariboo and Cascade giving away their characters or setting, and not forgetting the Rockies’ highest peak, Mount Robson.

From £895pp (excluding flights)

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