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Canada Holidays

Canada holidays invite you to explore the wild side of life. Home to the glacier-topped Rocky Mountains, vast Canadian prairies, unspoiled forests and sapphire blue waters that lap upon frozen tundra, your holiday in Canada will offer an experience like no other. Spend your days exploring some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and cities, spotting rare, native wildlife that are found nowhere else on earth.

Spanning six time zones, three oceans and the world's longest coastline, Canada is the second largest country in the world. With numerous national parks, from east to west, you can go in search of polar bears, orcas, or Canada's Big Five during an epic wildlife adventure. Nestled among the abundance of natural beauty, you’ll also find cosmopolitan cities boasting great museums, galleries and excellent shopping. From the cobbled-stoned colonial style of Montreal and Quebec, to the waterfront skyscrapers of Toronto and Vancouver, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to unique city escapes.

Canada Holidays - Great White North

Take an epic cross-country train ride on the Rocky Mountaineer, past the emerald lakes and snow-capped mountains of the Canadian Rockies. Catch icebergs drifting along the coast of Newfoundland or Labrador. Witness the glowing autumnal colours in the forests of Ontario, or be dazzled by the awe-inspiring Northern Lights during your time in Yukon. Visit the marvellous Niagara Falls, and soar high in the sky with a helicopter ride over these powerful cascading waters, before venturing to the ice wine region of Niagra-on-the-Lake. Head to Nova Scotia to experience the tidal change and tidal bore on the Bay of Fundy.

With so much to see and do during your holiday in Canada, it can be difficult to know where to start. Give our Destination Specialists a call today and we’ll help you put together the ultimate tailor-made Canada holiday.

Destination Highlights
  • Witness the power of Niagara Falls and view the light phenomenon, or hit the snow and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Aurora Borealis
  • Meet real-life cowboys at The Calgary Stampede, or steam across Canada on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer
  • Make the most of unparalleled wildlife viewing in breath-taking national parks such as Banff or Jasper and enjoy hiking, biking or kayaking activities
  • Consider one of our self drive & RV holidays, or stay at one of our luxurious wilderness lodges and connect with nature

Our favourite hotels

Whether you are planning a family holiday in Canada or an adventurous Canada multi-centre holiday, let us help you find the perfect accommodation.

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Fogo Island Inn

Newfoundland & Labrador

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £3,799  pp

Fogo Island Inn
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Sheraton Centre Toronto

Toronto

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £1,399  pp

Sheraton Centre Toronto
The Westin Calgary

The Westin Calgary

Calgary

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £1,199  pp

The Westin Calgary
Unique River Tents, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Vancouver Island

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Canada

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 £2,999  pp

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours to GMT -8 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 7–11 hours; direct flights available from the UK.

Currency

CAD - Canadian Dollars

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check on the Canadian Embassy website for all Visa FAQs

Language

English and French

Health Information

No special vaccines are required

Canada holidays are all about discovery, learning and exploration. You'll uncover Canada's natural beauty, remarkable cuisine and amazing wildlife. You'll roam the National Parks, natural wonders and vibrant cities. You'll learn about the culture, history and First Nations. With so much to see and do you'll be coming back again and again.

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    Rocky Mountaineer

    Step on board one of the worlds most famous trains. Explore dazzling destinations from cosmopolitan cities, so magnificent mountain landscapes. Sit back and discover this incredible country in ultimate luxury.

  • Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

    Diverse National Parks

    Canada's National Parks tell a story of how Canada came to be. Glacial lakes, sandy beaches, rocky coasts and lush forests make up more than 40 spectacular natural expanses where you can explore and discover the First Nation influence. Breathe in crisp air and marvel at the untouched beauty of unparalleled mountain scenery. Every visit to Canada should include a visit to one of the many magnificent National Parks.

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    First Nations heritage

    Rich history and culture spanning thousands of years, Canada's First Nations share their culture and traditions first hand. By sharing their fascinating storytelling, dance and historical festivals you will learn how they lived off the land and marvel at their culture - unchanged for thousands of years.

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    Outdoor adventure

    Canada is the ultimate adventure playground, so get off the beaten path to start your journey of unparalleled experiences. Explore away from the famous and entertaining cities and head into the vast Canadian wilderness for hiking, mountain biking, rafting or even zip lining. Head to the coasts for experiences based round the ocean, take to a boat for the day to discover marine life and the dramatic coast lines.

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    Wildlife experiences

    From lumbering moose and salmon-poaching grizzly bears to barnacled whales, there are few better places in world to get up close to these animals in their natural habitat. Join wildlife watching trips all across Canada to learn about these fascinating eco-systems. Head to Algonquin Provincial Park to spot moose, Vancouver Island for sea otters or Québec to find Canadian beavers. Whether your trip is by seaplane or high speed boat, seeing the Canadian wildlife is one experience not be missed.

  • Splash Zone, Deerhurst Resort, Ontario

    Family holidays

    Family holidays in Canada are all about enjoying incredible experiences and creating lasting memories that bring you closer. Canada has some of the best family-friendly resorts, guaranteed to satisfy your thirst for unforgettable adventure and to keep everyone entertained - from kids to big kids.

  • Charlie, Destination Manager

    Charlie

    Destination Manager

    “Take a once in a lifetime trip on the Rocky Mountaineer train and travel through the Canadian Rockies to visit the national park delights of Jasper and Banff. Lake Louise, with its turquoise waters is a real treat during your Canada holidays.”

     

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    Katie

    Destination Specialist

    “Hire an RV and hit the open road! Let us help you create your dream itinerary and enjoy the freedom to explore. Driving in Canada is so easy and there are so many incredible places to see.”

     

  • Jessica, Destination Manager

    Jessica

    Destination Manager

    "I'll never forget seeing my first breaching orca whilst I was in Canada – it was a truly memorable moment."

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Canada holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

 

  • Calgary Stampede

    The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in the city of Calgary, Alberta. This ten day event features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, fair, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions and more. This is a great highlight to include during your Canada holidays.

  • F1 Grand Prix Montreal

    Held annually in June, the Montreal Grand Prix is one of the biggest sporting events in Canada, providing three days of breath-taking car races, classy-events, charming people and world-class parties.

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Canada holiday. Here are a few of our favourite foodie dishes.

 

  • Poutine

    Indulgent, gooey and cheesy, poutine is a Canadian national treasure. Many spots in the city make this dish, but Poutini’s House of Poutine is known for some of the best. Gravy, cheese curds and hand-cut fries is the traditional order. If you’re feeling indulgent, add some delicious smoked meat.

  • Nanaimo bar

    Nanaimo is a three-layer, no-bake cake that is named after Nanaimo in British Columbia. This mixture of custard powder, graham cracker crumbs and cocoa has found itself on the shelves of coffee shops and fine-dining menus alike.

  • Maple syrup

    In Niagara Falls, you’ll get the purest and freshest maple syrup to pour on pancakes or waffles. This syrup is made from the sap of the native maple tree. Be sure to also try some maple toffee while you are there.

     

  • Caesar cocktail

    Caesar cocktails are a favourite in Canada. This delicious alcoholic beverage is similar to a Bloody Mary. It contains vodka, a caesar mix, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Served with ice in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, this classic Canadian cocktail is garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime.

Our Canada destinations

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Canada

New Brunswick

New Brunswick
Peggys Cove

Canada

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia
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Canada

Alberta

Alberta
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Canada

British Columbia

British Columbia
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Canada

Ontario

Ontario
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Canada

Quebec

Quebec
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Canada

Yukon

Yukon
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Canada

Manitoba

Manitoba
Battle Harbour

Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador
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Canada

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island