"Canada is all about the great outdoors, home to some of the most scintillating scenery on the planet."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Canada

Canada is all about the great outdoors, home to some of the most scintillating scenery on the planet. From the thick forests and crystalline lakes of the Rocky Mountains to the stark beauty of the Arctic tundra, from the explosion of fall colours to thundering Niagara Falls, Canada is never dull. Spend time in the wilderness and you’ll see caribou, moose, elk, eagles and maybe even polar bears. Canada is also a winter sports hotspot, with ski resorts like Whistler and Banff drawing the crowds as the snow begins to settle.

Canada is not just about outdoor adventure, however, and boasts some of North America’s most compelling cities. Sample the unique French flavour of Montréal and Québec City, climb cosmopolitan Toronto’s iconic CN Tower, or dip into Vancouver’s thriving culinary and craft beer scene. And don’t forget to spend some time exploring Canada’s most fascinating historical sites, from the early Viking settlements in Newfoundland to the gold rush towns of the Yukon.

 

Touring Highlights of Canada

  • Vancouver is one of Canada’s most vibrant cities, with a great arts scene, mouthwatering restaurants galore and a host of quirky neighbourhoods to explore.
  • Beyond Vancouver’s city limits is British Columbia’s great outdoors, a sprawling wilderness of ancient rainforests, towering mountains and First Nations peoples who have inhabited these lands for millennia.
  • Multicultural Toronto has a real big city buzz, with superb restaurants, lively bars and a fantastic array of museums and galleries. For the best views of the city and Lake Ontario, head to the top of the iconic CN Tower.
  • The charming cobbled streets and elegant architecture of Québec City date back to the 17th century, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
  • Montréal is a cauldron of creativity, an island city where handsome 18th century architecture sits alongside hipster-filled bars and restaurants serving cutting edge cuisine, with a packed year-round programme of festivals and events.
  • The Canadian wilderness is home to some of North America’s most iconic wildlife, including caribou, bears, moose, elk and eagles.
  • The waters around Canada offer some of the best whale watching in the world, sustaining over 30 species including humpbacks, minke whales, right whales and the legendary blue whale, the largest animal on earth.
  • Up to six million cubic feet of water thunders over Niagara Falls every minute, so make sure you pack your waterproofs if you want to take a boat trip and have a closer look!
  • The Haida Gwaii archipelago has been described as the ‘Galapagos of the North’, home to an amazing concentration of unique flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth.
  • Nova Scotia is a rugged, sea-salty sort of place, a beautifully windswept landscape of wild beaches, thick woodland, fishing harbours and rocky inlets.
  • Wind your way through spectacular mountain scenery on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, which links Vancouver with Whistler, Banff and Jasper.
  • Whistler is home to one of North America’s most famous ski resorts, but there’s plenty on offer in summer too, including spectacular hikes, mountain biking trails and four championship golf courses.
  • The Canadian Arctic is a vast wilderness where treeless tundra stretches for miles and Inuit communities eke out an existence in harsh conditions. Look out for polar bears, beluga whales and narwhals, with the chance to see the Northern Lights during the winter months.
  • Autumn is one of the most photogenic months to visit Canada, when the trees are ablaze with the spectacular fall colours.
  • Canadians are mad about ice hockey, and watching a game with the locals is a memorable experience. It’s a fast-moving, rough-and-tumble sport where players are often slammed into the hoardings as they jostle for control of the puck.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s most easterly province, a fiercely independent place where the local dialect is infused with old English and Irish words, a legacy of the settlers who first established fishing communities amongst this harsh landscape.
  • Canada’s attractive capital, Ottawa, is home to some of the country’s top museums, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
  • The town of Churchill, on the western shore of Hudson Bay, is Canada’s most popular polar bear-watching destination. Peak bear season is mid-October to November.
  • The Yukon Territory will forever be associated with the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98, when thousands were lured here by the promise of untold riches.
  • The gorgeous turquoise waters of Moraine Lake are fed by the glaciers of Banff National Park, set amongst stunning mountain scenery where bears lurk in the trees.
  • Canada shares the Great Lakes with the USA, and three of the lakes border the province of Ontario. Highlights on the Canadian side include Point Pelee, a birding hotspot and Canada’s most southerly point.
  • You might not associate Canada with vineyards, but the sunny and fertile hills of the Okanagan Valley are home to some truly excellent wineries.
  • Victoria is the underrated capital of British Columbia, with a quirky Olde England heritage, outdoor activities such as kayaking and whale watching, and the popular Butchart Gardens.
  • Learn about the history of the First Nations peoples at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology, or head to the Audain Art Museum in Whistler to find out more about indigenous art in Canada.
  • A huge influx of Scots settled on craggy Cape Breton Island after fleeing the Highland Clearances in the 19th century, and the island still has a distinctive Celtic culture manifested in foot-tapping music and rousing cèilidhs.

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14 Nights

Rockies, Rail and an Alaskan Cruise

The ultimate way to discover the west, this holiday includes both a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer and an Alaskan cruise

Starts:United Kingdom
Ends:United Kingdom
Group Size:15- 35
Operator:Travelsphere

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£4349pp including flights £311 per night
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10 Nights

Vancouver Island & Northern Rockies

Explore beauty of this trip is that it covers the best of Vancouver Island in a fairly short space of time

Starts:Vancouver
Ends:Calgary
Group Size:11- 12
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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7 Nights

Active Canadian Rockies Adventure

See stunning views from alpine meadows along the Crypt Lake or Carthew Summit trails

Starts:Calgary
Ends:Calgary
Group Size:1- 11
Difficulty:4 - Demanding
Operator:G Adventures

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11 Nights

Discover the Canadian Rockies - Eastbound

Embark on a journey of luxury and romance to Canada's most-talked-about destinations, Banff and Lake Louise.

Starts:Vancouver
Ends:Calgary
Group Size:10- 12
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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£3299pp excluding flights £300 per night
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6 Nights

Winter Polar Bear Encounter

Expect to come face-to-face with a vast array of Arctic wildlife, catch a glimpse of the illustrious Northern Lights, dash through the snow on a husky-driven sleigh and learn about the quirks of life in this intriguing part of the world

Starts:United Kingdom
Ends:United Kingdom
Group Size:15- 25
Difficulty:Classic Touring
Operator:Travelsphere

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£5799pp including flights £967 per night
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14 Nights

Canadian Wildlife & Vancouver Island

Enjoy the mountains, coastline and wildlife of Western Canada on this tour.

Starts:Calgary
Ends:Vancouver
Group Size:6- 13
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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£4499pp excluding flights £321 per night
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10 Nights

New England and Canada in The Fall

The glorious fall foliage of New England, iconic cities and Niagara Falls - the sights don't get much better than this

Starts:United Kingdom
Ends:United Kingdom
Group Size:15- 35
Difficulty:Classic Touring
Operator:Travelsphere

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£2999pp including flights £300 per night
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16 Nights

Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic

Cruise on waters that few have sailed and set foot on lands that even fewer have walked on this 17-day expedition in the High Arctic

Starts:Toronto
Ends:Toronto
Group Size:1- 200
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£13900pp excluding flights £869 per night
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19 Nights

Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland from Toronto

Experience some of the most uninhabited parts of the world on this Arctic exploration in Northern Canada and Greenland

Starts:Toronto, ON, Canada
Ends:Toronto, ON, Canada
Group Size:1- 200
Difficulty:Low
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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11 Nights

Canada's Eastern Splendours

Canada’s rich history and immense beauty are yours to discover on this tour of iconic cities and natural wonders

Starts:United Kingdom
Ends:United Kingdom
Group Size:15- 35
Difficulty:Classic Touring
Operator:Travelsphere

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9 Nights

Rockies Winter Wonderland

Winter is a great time to explore the Canadian Rockies, with snowy peaks, frozen waterfalls and sleigh rides just some of the magical highlights

Starts:United Kingdom
Ends:United Kingdom
Group Size:15- 35
Difficulty:Classic Touring
Operator:Travelsphere

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£1949pp including flights £217 per night
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7 Nights

Walk the Canadian Rockies

It doesn’t get more beautiful than the Canadian Rockies – snow-capped peaks, glittering lakes and a tranquil escape from the modern world

Starts:Calgary
Ends:Calgary
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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10 Nights

Canada's Eastern Wonders

Rich historical sights and immense natural wonders are yours to discover on this Canadian adventure that takes you from Montreal to the incredible Niagara Falls

Starts:United Kingdom
Ends:United Kingdom
Group Size:15- 35
Difficulty:Classic Touring
Operator:Just You

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£3349pp including flights £335 per night
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4 Nights

Sunshine Coast Walking Winter Adventure

Take to the road and sea on the west coast of Canada with a five-day winter adventure from Vancouver

Starts:Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ends:Vancouver, BC, Canada
Group Size:4- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£1180pp excluding flights £295 per night
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4 Nights

Canada’s Okanagan Valley

Welcome to the Okanagan, where wine and wild scenery go hand in hand

Starts:Vancouver
Ends:Vancouver
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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12 Nights

Eastern Seaboard and Cape Cod

Travel from French-speaking Montreal and Quebec City to Bar Harbor, and from there follow the dramatic Atlantic coastline down to Boston.

Starts:Montreal
Ends:Boston
Group Size:4- 12
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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£3699pp excluding flights £308 per night
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4 Nights

Sunshine Coast Walking Summer Adventure

Travel by road and by sea on the west coast of Canada with a 5-day summer adventure from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast

Starts:Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ends:Vancouver, BC, Canada
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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18 Nights

Canadian Rockies Encompassed

Experience the unforgettable adventure on this Canadian Rockies Encompassed tour

Starts:Vancouver
Ends:Vancouver
Group Size:11- 12
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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12 Nights

Walking in the Rockies

Enjoy hiking in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth - the spectacular and rugged Rocky Mountains. Visit stunning national parks, including Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper discovering unspoilt views of jagged mountain peaks, glaciers and waterfalls as we explore on foot.

Starts:Calgary
Ends:Calgary Airport
Group Size:4- 12
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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£2430pp excluding flights £203 per night
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11 Nights

Canada's Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands

Discover the cultural, historic and geographic treasures of Canada's remote High Arctic region aboard Ultramarine.

Starts:Toronto
Ends:Toronto
Group Size:2- 199
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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