Reasons to Visit Canada

  • Aurora Borealis

    The dramatic Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are thought to be the result of particles in solar winds emanating from the sun in the region of the magnetic North Pole. The Northwest Territories and the Yukon offer some of the best viewing of this natural phenomenon in Canada.

    Aurora Borealis
  • Festivals & events

    Canada enjoys a busy schedule of festivals and events, the majority of which take place during the summer months. Perhaps the most well-known of all the annual events is the Calgary Stampede, a ten-day festival which takes place in the second week of July. Dating back to 1912, the event showcases the area’s Wild West roots, with chuck-wagon races, a rodeo, bands, dancing and exhibitions.

    Festivals & events
  • First National culture

    There are approximately one million First Nations Canadians today. Their origins stem from the end of the last Ice Age, about 20,000 years ago, when nomadic tribes followed herds of bison and mammoth across the land bridge joining Siberia and Alaska.

    First National culture
  • Food

    Canada is well known for its salmon, as well as for fresh lobster. People travel from all over the world to fish in these amazingly clear waters, and both fish and seafood are a regular feature on restaurant menus.

  • Landscape & scenery

    Canada is blessed with some of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful scenery, from old-grown rainforests, deserted beaches and crystal-clear lakes, to rugged mountains, national parks and agricultural pastures, there is a different view to enjoy at every turn.

    Landscape & scenery
  • Maritime history

    Canada has the longest coastline in the world, and therefore boasts a colourful maritime history which is proudly exhibited in a variety of museums throughout the country.

    Maritime history
  • Outdoor activities

    Canada is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast. Each province offers a diversity of year-round activities, with walking, white-water rafting, canoeing and kayaking, horse riding, fishing, skiing and dog sledding amongst the most popular.

    Outdoor activities
  • Rail journeys

    There are some spectacular rail journeys on offer in Canada, taking you deep into national parks and through the mighty Rockies. You can choose to travel in style whilst enjoying the scenery as many of the routes have comfortable cabins and excellent on-board services.

    Rail journeys
  • Self-drive

    Canada has wonderful roads – scenic, safe and largely empty. Self-driving is a great way to explore the country at your own pace, enjoying the beautiful landscapes as you go.

  • Wildlife

    Canada is rightly famous for its bears – black, grizzly and of course, polar bears can all be seen in abundance, but the country is also home to wolves, caribou, moose, must oxen, whales and an array of spectacular birdlife.

  • Wine

    The Okanagan region of Canada, located in central British Columbia between the Rockies and Vancouver, is fast becoming a well regarded wine producing area with a unique micro climate that enables several grape varieties to be grown. The area is renowned for its vineyards, warm climate, rolling fertile orchards and its proximity to Lake Okanagan.


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Popular Accommodation in Canada

With Audley, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we try to track down characterful accommodation. We regularly inspect the accommodation we use, updating our knowledge on existing properties and researching new alternatives

Here we feature some of our most interesting properties, although we recommend and use many others to suit all budgets and tastes.

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{B1E6F730-D5B0-4FF2-A312-B519C216A5AE} Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Banff, British Columbia, Alberta & The Rockies

Buffalo Mountain Lodge, located on beautiful Tunnel Mountain, just a few minutes drive from the centre of Banff is an oasis amongst the mountains.

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Our Rating First Class

{79DDB678-208A-4F5C-AC58-9F62485AEEA7} Cathedral Mountain Lodge

Field, British Columbia, Alberta & The Rockies

Constructed entirely from timber, Cathedral Mountain Lodge offers light and airy rooms, which maximise the views of the omnipresent mountains.

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Our Rating First Class

{BC109679-7DB6-47A8-993F-1DCE322B1C99} Emerald Lake Lodge

Field, British Columbia, Alberta & The Rockies

Emerald Lake Lodge has a rustic character and set in a stunning location with a variety of outdoor pursuits on its doorstep.

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Our Rating First Class

{0EB5614E-6CEE-4E63-88F8-71CECCFCAAFE} Hotel Nelligan

Montréal, Ontario & Québec

Hotel Nelligan is a delightful boutique property, situated right in the heart of old Montréal, and wonderfully reflects the atmosphere of the area.

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Our Rating First Class

{359355BF-576E-406D-8F11-8EDBA4ED2FE1} Laurel Point Inn

Victoria, British Columbia, Alberta & The Rockies

Nestled in Victoria's downtown Inner Harbour, Laurel Point Inn is surrounded by the ocean and a lush Japanese garden. The city's bistros, shops, museums and art galleries are just a ten minute walk away.

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{AF06C499-714B-40A4-9469-60EB15FD5395} Listel Hotel

Vancouver, British Columbia, Alberta & The Rockies

The Listel Hotel is an interesting hotel, blending art with hospitality. Located on Robson Street, it is just a short stroll away from the boutiques, bistros, restaurants, and most of Vancouver's attractions.

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{8FCA05F6-448D-4C04-B4DD-C8BBCB3610C9} Park Place Inn

Jasper, British Columbia, Alberta & The Rockies

Park Place Inn is a small, comfortable hotel nestled in the heart of downtown Jasper and within easy walking distance of a variety of restaurants and shops.

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Our Rating First Class

{F27154ED-1E64-4016-9794-0B5648AE3996} Wedgewood Hotel

Vancouver, British Columbia, Alberta & The Rockies

The Wedgewood Hotel is a delightful boutique property exuding European sophistication and charm, ideally located on Robson Square in the heart of downtown Vancouver,

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Our Rating Deluxe

{18A6D81E-101A-4BFD-BEBE-4E6F473D4655} Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, British Columbia, Alberta & The Rockies

The Wickaninnish Inn offers complete comfort and sophistication within the most beautiful ocean setting imaginable.

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