Extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Canada is a vast country full of surprises. To the east is Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes and the cities of Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec. By contrast the vast swathes of the centre are a wide-open wilderness best seen by rail – for those who enjoy a leisurely pace of travel. The west being home to the famous Canadian Rockies and cosmopolitan Vancouver. Any trip to Canada is a delight of natural beauty interspersed with cultural richness.
Canadian Rockies Rising from the Canadian prairies to the Pacific Coast this breathtaking mountain range is not to be missed. Snow capped peaks, forested valleys, deep gorges and mountain lakes form
an awe inspiring landscape.
Rail Journeys Such as the famous Rocky Mountaineer which gently carries its guests through the unspoilt Rockies, or The Canadian travelling across this immense country from east to west. Whichever
you choose, you will be spoilt with continually changing vistas rolling past your window.
Niagara Falls The collective name for the three waterfalls that lie along the border of Canada and the United States. The majesty of these falls can be seen from various viewing platforms, but the best
way to appreciate their power is to get up close (and wet).
Whale Watching Along the pacific coast not far from Vancouver live two resident pods of killer whales (most active between May- Oct), and on sight-seeing voyages you could also see minkes and humpbacks.
Quebec City One of the oldest European settlements in North America, strategically positioned on the narrowing of the Saint Lawrence River, this jewel of French Canada is a living museum of cobble streets, old houses, church spires, and Château Frontenac; all best discovered by foot.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights to the eastern side of Canada will take on average 7 hours, whilst those to Vancouver take just over 9 hours. British Airways currently fly to Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver from London.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
As the second largest country in the world it has a varied climate. In general it follows a similar pattern to the UK, with warm summer, pleasant autumn and cold winter.
As vast as it is varied, Canada is filled with wonders that are sure to awaken your inner explorer. From the rugged beauty of Alberta, the quintessential great outdoors of British Columbia, to Ontario, a province that offers a diverse range of cultural experiences. Whistler is Canada's premier ski and snowboard resort but there’s much more to it than that - alpine meadows, championship golf courses and high-end restaurants famous for deep wine cellars. Canada’s cities are just as wondrous. Historic Québec is the only fortified city in North America
As vast as it is varied, Canada is filled with wonders that are sure to awaken your inner explorer. From the rugged beauty of Alberta, the quintessential great outdoors of British Columbia, to Ontario, a province that offers a diverse range of cultural experiences.