Set off on a journey of a life time through the soaring mountain ranges, melting-pot cities and along wave-shaped coastlines on an epic Canada holiday

If ever a place seemed like it was created exclusively for adventure, it’s Canada. This vast country is nature’s playground. It doesn’t matter where you happen to find yourself between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, the great outdoors is king. Spine tingling wildlife encounters are a way of life here. One minute you’re wandering along a beach and the next, a whale breaches just off shore; later, a bear and her cubs cause a traffic jam as they amble across the road. Holidays in Canada are made up of many remarkable moments like these.

Even in the cities, the natural world is never too far away. Vancouver is surrounded on three sides by water and the North Shore Mountains provide a year-round place to play, while Calgary sits in the shadow of the Front Range of the iconic Rocky Mountains; Toronto overlooks the vast Ontario Lake and to the north there’s the network of lakes and water ways that make up the Muskoka region; and Montréal and Québec City both sit on the bank of the St Lawrence River. However, these cities don’t just rely on their landscapes to draw in the crowds. Hardly a day goes by without some kind of festival taking place, from Calgary’s thrilling world-famous Stampede to a celebration of all things snow and ice at Winterlude in the nation’s capital, Ottawa.

Canada is a favourite with our Personal Travel Experts and we’ve travelled from coast to coast in search of the best hotels, lodges, rail journeys and road trips. Our Canada experts can help create a bespoke itinerary; visit your local store and enjoy a glass of Champagne as we plan your next adventure together.

  • Canada is a wildlife watching paradise with whale, bears, wolves, moose and many other species a common sight
  • Cosmopolitan and culturally diverse cities with beautiful natural surroundings
  • Breathaking islands and coastlines from Vancouver Island in the west to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in the east
  • A calendar full of festivals and events throughout the year and across the country
  • Rich Inuit, First Nations and Métis cultures, traditions and heritage

Good to know

Time difference:

Canada is split up into six time zones between GMT -3½ hours to GMT -8 hours

Capital:

Ottawa

Currency:

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Flying time to destination:

Calgary 9¼ hours; Vancouver 9½ hours.

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