Canadian Contrasts Tour

Uncover Canada's most breathtaking treasures and journey through snow-capped mountains, rolling ranch-land and amazing cities. From the cosmopolitan culture and history of the eastern coast, to the awe-inspiring mountains and glaciers of the west, experience unique excursions and create unforgettable memories on this ultimate Canadian tour.

2019 departures from Toronto:

July: 06; 20
August: 03; 24; 31
September: 07; 14

2020 departures from Toronto:

May: 16; 30
June: 13
July: 04; 18
August: 01, 22, 29
September: 05, 12

Duration
15 days

Guide Price

£3,399 pp
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey

Trip highlights

  • To see everything this incredible country has to offer in one amazing tour.
  • For its combination of dynamic, cosmopolitan cities with the unspoiled Canadian wilderness.

Arrive and take a transfer to your downtown hotel in Toronto. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this dynamic city from the CN Tower, the dazzling theatre district or the scenic harbourfront.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Courtyard By Marriott Toronto or similar

This morning you will meet your fellow travellers over breakfast before heading out to discover the best of Toronto. You will see the parliament buildings, waterfront, the impressive CN tower and Chinatown before leaving the city towards the Niagara Peninsula. You'll pass through communities and towns on the shores of Lake Ontario en route to Niagara Falls. On arrival, you will have time to admire the falls and participate in optional activities.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Courtyard By Marriott Toronto or similar

Today you'll leave the Toronto skyline behind as you travel to Ottawa, winding through farmland, following the rivers and lakes of the Rideau Waterway. On arrival, you'll take a sightseeing tour of the nation's capital including the public gardens, Byward Market and City Hall.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Capital Hill Hotel & Suites or Best Western Victoria Park or similar

This morning you'll travel to the French speaking province of Quebec along the Ottawa River. You'll pass by the magnificent Laurentians and follow the Chemin du Roy past Quebecois villages and historic shrines. On arrival, you'll see the sights of Quebec City including the Lower Tower, the Citadel and Battlefields Park.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Clarion Quebec or Hotel Lindbergh or Hôtel Ambassadeur or similar

Spend the day at leisure exploring the sights of this charming World Heritage Site. Take an excursion to visit the mighty Montmorency Falls, stroll along the mighty St. Lawrence river and make sure you have your camera on hand to capture the breath-taking Chateau Frontenac lit up at night.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Clarion Quebec or Hotel Lindbergh or Hôtel Ambassadeur or similar

Today you depart from Quebec City and drive along the St. Lawrence River to Montreal, the second largest French speaking city in the world. Montreal encapsulates the two founding cultures of Canada and offers a unique blend of fascinating history and sleek modernity. You'll tour the downtown area and see the Olympic Complex, Old Montreal, McGill university and Mont Royal Park, with amazing views over the city.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Faubourg Montreal or Les Suites Labelle or similar

Today you'll travel back to Toronto, where you'll have time to continue exploring the city. Take the free ferry over to the Toronto Islands, where you can explore by bike, relax on the sandy beaches or simply to get some fantastic photo opportunities of the famous Toronto skyline.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Courtyard by Marriott Toronto or similar

Today you fly from Toronto across central Canada to Calgary - the gateway to the west and the Canadian Rockies. On your arrival, spend some time getting to know the city, take a walk along the Bow River or explore the fantastic bars and restaurants to sample the foodie scene and to get to know the friendly locals.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre or similar

This morning is an early start to tour the sights of Calgary including Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district. On leaving Calgary, you'll head towards the Rocky Mountains and travel through the foothills into Banff National Park. You'll explore the region around Banff amidst snow capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and emerald green lakes.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre or similar

Today is at leisure to explore Banff and the surrounding area of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Visit the breath-taking turquoise waters of Lake Louise, take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy a dinner with awe-inspiring views or take a wildlife excursion to view bears, elk, eagles, bighorn sheep and moose.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre or similar

Today you'll travel along the famed Trans-Canada Highway following a route laid out by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid 1800's. Continue your tour across the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia's Yoho National Park.You'll be treated to stunning views of vast ice fields, deep canyons, dense forest and glacier fed streams.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Ramada Kamloops or similar

Watch the scenery change dramatically as you drive through the ranch lands of the historical Cariboo Gold Rush Trail to the coastal mountains surrounding Canada's premier resort town of Whistler. Discover towering peaks, shimmering lakes and incredible wildlife before explore Whistler village with its fantastic shops, restaurants and bars.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Whistler Village Inn & Suites or Pinnacle Hotel Whistler Village or Aava Whistler or similar

Today you drive south along the stunning and scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glacial mountain peaks before arriving in Vancouver. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour before taking some time to explore the city yourself.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre or similar

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring vibrant and cosmopolitan Vancouver. Take excursions to towering Grouse Mountain or to walk the treetops at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Back in the city, take some time out for a relaxing stroll through Stanley Park and the city's Sea Wall walk or to hit the shops along Robson Street.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre or similar

Spend your final few hours exploring or some last minute souvenir shopping before taking a transfer back to the airport to fly home, or extend your stay in Vancouver.

Included

  • Toronto sightseeing tour
  • Niagara Falls sightseeing tour
  • Ottawa sightseeing tour
  • Quebec sightseeing tour
  • Montreal sightseeing tour
  • Internal flight from Toronto to Calgary
  • Calgary sightseeing tour
  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • 14 breakfasts
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Experienced tour driver
  • Jonview tour director throughout
  • Moderate accommodation
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)