If you are keen to see beluga whales, travel to the St Lawrence River at Tadoussac, east of Quebec City, where these unique white whales are often seen.
The road down to Maligne Lake from Jasper is beautiful. Get up early and you will be rewarded with sightings of bears, mountain sheep, and avoid the crowds.
To escape the cosmopolitan streets of Toronto, visit the Mennonite community just a short drive to the south-west of the city.
If you are keen to spot moose, head to Newfoundland where there are approximately 120,000, compared with a human population of only 500,000!!
When travelling in the Maritimes, make sure you sample the local seafood specialities. In Canada, the lobster off the menu is fresh, delicious and completely affordable!
If you want to visit Canada but are short on time, why not visit Newfoundland? It is the closest part of Canada to the UK and in the summer there are direct flights to St John's.
Having always had a fascination with foreign countries and a desire to see the world, Elizabeth joined the Foreign Office. This has taken her to a diverse selection of countries and given her the opportunity to travel extensively in many parts of the world. She was drawn to the wide open spaces and wonderful wildlife of North America and kept returning there whenever. Numerous trips to Canada and the USA ensued. A need to settle down and establish a home finally brought Elizabeth back to the UK and a three year stint in estate agency followed (interrupted by a mammoth six week driving trip around the Great Lakes and a quick trip to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland!). However it proved impossible to get the travel bug fully out of her system and so she joined Audley Travel in March 2007.
My Most Memorable Experience
"Sitting beside a remote lake in Ontario in early October, listening to the call of the loons across the water and watching the sun set over the glowing fall colours.
Once darkness was complete the scene became transformed by waves of colour, as yellow and green curtains of the aurora borealis worked their way across the sky.
This was a magical evening and sums up for me all that is wonderful about the wide open spaces of Canada."
My Favourite Destination
"Seward is Alaska in miniature and I love the variety of scenery here.
Taking a boat tour into the Kenai Fjords National Park is the best way to explore. The coastal glaciers are spectacular and the small boats can get up close enough to see and hear the crash of calving ice.
This is a wonderful place to look for wildlife, in particular seals, sea lions and whales. My favourites though are the delightful sea otters, floating languidly on their backs, furry paws and faces up in the air. "
My Favourite Accommodation
"I've stayed at Fisher's Loft in Newfoundland a few times and it has never disappointed, whether on a wild and windy October night or in the calm of mid-summer.
This lovely collection of brightly painted traditional wooden houses is perched on the hillside overlooking the sparkling waters of Port Rexton Bay.
The rooms are airy and spacious, taking in the wonderful views. Outside, the terraced gardens provide fresh vegetables and herbs for the kitchen, and are an inspiration to all gardeners in northern climates!"