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.
Great sample itineraries
Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Canada holidays. With so many options for your Canada holiday package, we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor made holiday just for you.
Holidays To Toronto And Niagra Falls
Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through The Clouds Explorer
Our favorite 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.
Fogo Island Inn
Sheraton Centre Toronto
The Westin Calgary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been said that the greatest way to really see Canada is on horseback. Ranches are an amazing way to experience an authentic Canadian cowboy adventure and venture off-the-beaten path through rolling grasslands, secluded lakes and river canyons. Ranches are where you can unplug, unwind and reconnect with nature.
Luxury and unique stays
Extreme luxury is not hard to find in Canada - this country is easily able to combine luxurious accommodations with the wildest and most breathtaking landscapes. If you're looking for an unique stay, experiences like these cannot be found anywhere else. Canada offers some of the best resorts for one-of-a-kind encounters in remote parts of the world not many get to know, and who are dedicated to protecting the surrounding habitats, wildlife and cultures.
Enjoy the unbridled adventure of the Canadian wilderness how it was meant to be experienced. Get up close with nature, see unbelievable and unique wildlife or just relax and unwind amongst breathtaking scenery.
It has never been easier to explore Canada's open roads, waterways or skies. Each giving you a completely different viewpoint ad experience so no matter how you choose to explore, we can help you get around.
Holidays in Canada offer a smorgasbord of culinary delights that starts with day-fresh seafood like salmon, lobster, scallops and crab; moves to succulent steak and flavoursome game like venison, elk and bison, and takes in influences from French and German to Asian and Ukrainian. Then there's the drink; from the national whiskeys and beers to sweet ice wine, a Canadian specialty made from grapes frozen on the vine.
“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.”
“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.”
"I'll never forget seeing my first breaching orca whilst I was in Canada – it was a truly memorable moment."
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Canada holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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