Canada is one of the most scenically stunning places I have ever been to and there really is something for everyone to see and do: From stunning glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains to cascading waterfalls, national park paradise and charming cities.
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Heading from the west coast into the rugged national parks, adventures include, soaring by helicopter over several glaciers, exploring Victoria’s waters by Zodiac alongside a marine biologist, watching bears hunting during the salmon run, the famous Calgary stampede and riding the iconic Rocky Mountaineeer train through stuning Alpine scenery. Heading east you unwrap Canada’s pleasant mix of old world charm and vibrant cities, where you can admire the mountainous secenery, majestic rivers, world-class attractions, impressive architecture, fine fashion and cuisine and not forgetting the wonderful Niagara Falls.
April to September: Bear watching in
British Columbia and Alberta
Located in Glendale Cove and known to have the largest concentration of grizzly bears in Canada, a stay at Knight Inlet Lodge is a must if you would like to see them right on your doorstep. Or perhaps take the open road and choose a self-drive in Alberta and spot grizzlies and black bears roaming in Waterton Lakes National Park on the drive out to Red Rock Canyon, Jasper National Park on the drive out to Maligne Lake, Banff National Park along the Bow Valley Parkway and on the outskirts of town.
April to October: Great Rail Journeys
Journey through the Canadian Rockies on iconic Rocky Mountaineer and experience exceptional service, exquisite cuisine, comfort and luxury along the way or choose VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ and witness the ever-changing landscape as you embark on a 4 day journey from spectacular Toronto to vibrant Vancouver.
May to October: Whale watching in British Columbia
British Columbia is known as one the best locations in the world for whale watching. Go in search of orcas, humpback whales and dolphins at Telegraph Cove, located at a sheltered inlet at the north end of Vancouver Island or witness the impressive grey whales in Tofino, located on the western edge of Vancouver Island.
September to October: Explore the Fall colours in
Québec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada
See the spectacular display of trees changing from green to vibrant autumn oranges, yellows, and reds throughout Canada. From Québec’s Laurentian Mountains and Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, these locations are truly famous for their mesmerising fall foliage displays attracting visitors from all over the world.
October to November: Polar bears in Manitoba
Each year in the fall, along the west shore of Canada’s Hudson Bay, magnificent polar bears gather near Churchill, Manitoba waiting for the bay to freeze over so that they can begin their annual hunt for seals. Not accessible by road, the small northern seaport of Churchill is often referred to as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Witness these magnificent animals and stay in the comfort of the only fly-in Polar Bear Eco-Lodges on the planet.
November to May: Winter sports season in Alberta, Québec and British Columbia
Take a fabulous sleigh ride on Lake Louise, embark on an ice walk discovering frozen waterfalls in Johnston Canyon, go on a dogsledding adventure in Québec or ski in world-renowned Whistler; the choice of winter activities in Canada are endless.
Eastern Canada Tour.
- Return flights from the UK included
- Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver and tour director throughout
- 7 night accommodation in 3 star hotels or similar
- 7 breakfasts
- City/town tours in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec and Toronto
Niagara Falls excursion Tour Highlights:
- Spend a week exploring the best parts of Eastern Canada
- Enjoy a guided tour of the cosmopolitan city of Toronto
- Take a trip to the world-famous Niagara Falls
- Admire the UNESCO waterways of Ottawa
- Discover the picturesque cities of Quebec and Montreal
- Optional whale watching excursion from Quebec (payable locally)
- Experienced and knowledgeable tour manager throughout
7 nights from £1,849pp for travel in May 2022
Wonders of Western Canada by campervan
Embark on a sensational tour of Western Canada by motorhome. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and explore the stunning scenery in the Rockies. Experience the beauty of Vancouver Island and visit Tofino for amazing whale watching. Explore the year-round alpine resort of Whistler, go wine tasting in the Okanagan Valley, observe wildlife in Jasper National Park and discover the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.
- Return flights to Canada
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Vancouver
- 17 days CanaDream Super Van Camper motorhome rental
- 3200 km (2000 miles) mileage allowance
- Vehicle preparation fee
- Housekeeping / personal kit for each passenger
- Liability insurance
- Local taxes on prepaid items
- Whale watch cruise in Tofino
- Wine tour with lunch in Kelowna
18 days From £2269 per person in May 2022
Best of the West self drive & Alaska cruise – 22 days
£3,779 per person from London Gatwick in May 2022
Discover the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia; visit the mountain resorts of Jasper and Whistler; explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver and the ever-so-British Victoria. The quintessential Alaska cruise features the quaint towns of the Inside Passage plus scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park.
• Return flights to Canada
• 13 nights accommodation
• 14 days intermediate car hire with GPS and additional driver fee
• Admission to Hat Creek Ranch
• Sulphur Mountain Gondola
• Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
• Ice Explorer Ride
• Peak to Peak Gondola
• BC Ferry: Horseshoe Bay – Nanaimo & Victoria (Swartz Bay) – Vancouver (Tsawwassen)
• Butchart Gardens admission
• Grouse Mountain admission
• Capilano Suspension Bridge admission
• 7 night Alaska cruise with Holland America Line in an inside stateroom, all meals from dinner day 1 to breakfast on disembarkation, entertainment
onboard and port taxes
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