Canada offers a wealth of landscapes and experiences from the lush forests and mighty peaks of British Columbia and the Rockies through to the modern metropolis of Toronto. With so much to see and such a large area to cover, it helps to have a well planned itinerary. Our Canada travel ideas are the product of extensive exploration and are inspired by routes that our specialists have taken and enjoyed. We can advise on the logistics of getting around and how best to combine the country's highlights with lesser known experiences.
Ideas for your trip to Canada
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Canada, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Gaze across Toronto from the CN Tower and take a boat trip on Lake Ontario.
Explore the many excellent museums, parks and galleries of Canada's capital, Ottawa.
Visit Montréal's superb Biosphere and Planetarium and enjoy a cruise along the St Lawrence River.
Discover tangible history amongst Québec's cobbled streets on a guided walking tour.
Take a day trip to admire Niagara Falls and explore the village of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Discover the lovely scenery of Waterton Lakes National Park and adjoining Glacier National Park in the USA.
Enjoy the many outdoor activities in Kootenay National Park.
Look for wildlife in the craggy peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore hidden mountain back-roads.
Spend two full days exploring cosmopolitan Vancouver, visiting Stanley Park, Chinatown and its many shops and museums.
Drive through some of North America’s most spectacular landscapes, passing snow-covered mountains and glittering lakes.
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors, whether on foot, mountain bike or kayak.
Admire the frothing waterfalls of Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Spot wildlife such as black and grizzly bears, moose, bald eagles, deer and elk.
Explore Vancouver, one of Canada's most vibrant cities, and join a food tour here.
Go looking for humpback whales and Orca in Victoria Harbour.
Encounter black and grizzly bears in their natural environment around Vancouver Island.
Enjoy a scenic flight along the rugged coastline to Bella Bella.
Stay at Spirit Bear Lodge, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, and spend a few days in this stunning wilderness setting.
Go hiking, kayaking and mountain biking in the rugged scenery of the Rocky Mountains.
Look for wildlife such as bears, moose and elk in Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Drive through the rugged interior of British Columbia, stopping to admire lakes, glaciers and mountains.
Take in the sights of Vancouver, including Stanley Park, Chinatown and its beautifully wild coastline.
Take in the highlights of Québec City on a guided walking tour
Explore 14 historic lighthouses and four national parks
Spot whales and seabirds on a guided cruise
Admire some of Canada's best seascapes
Discover Québec's proud maritime heritage
Spot icebergs as they drift south on the Labrador Current and past Newfoundland's rocky harbours.
Explore St. John's many pubs and restaurants, well-known for their live music.
Marvel at the magnificent scenery of Gros Morne National Park.
Visit the site of the authentic Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows.
Lose count of moose and caribou as you drive north along the Northern Peninsula.
Delve into the fascinating history of Québec with a three night stay in the old city.
Enjoy the quiet charm of Baie St Paul, one of the region's first tourist destinations.
Go whale watching on the mighty St. Lawrence River.
Explore lovely Lac St Jean, its historic villages and nearby wilderness areas.
Explore Halifax's historic buildings and perhaps enjoy an al fresco lunch by the harbour.
Discover the history of quaint historic towns such as Lunenburg and Annapolis Royal.
Drive the famed Cabot Trail in the north of Cape Breton Island.
Step back in time and visit Louisbourg's reconstructed 18th century fortress.
Admire the view from the top of the CN Tower.
Get up close to Niagara Falls on a Hornblower cruise.
Take in the magnificent Thousand Islands archipelago.
Explore the highlights of Canada's capital city, Ottawa.
Paddle a canoe and spot wildlife in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Fish for lobster on New Brunswick's scenic east coast.
Take in Fredericton's heritage architecture.
Enjoy a day trip to Campobello Island.
Spot whales and experience the world's highest tidal range in the Bay of Fundy.
Discover Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, with its museums, shops and many activities.
Explore the fascinating little town of Skagway, discovering its Victorian wooden buildings and learning about its pivotal role during the gold rush.
Take the ferry over to the pretty little town of Haines.
Explore the monumental peaks of Kluane National Park.
Visit Toronto and nearby Niagara Falls.
Explore the beaches and pretty villages along the shore of Lake Huron.
Watch for wildlife and get close to nature in Ontario's magnificent Killarney Provincial Park.
Experience First Nations culture on Manitoulin Island.
Stay in the buzzing cosmopolitan city of Montréal, discovering its history, chic shops and many excellent restaurants.
Enjoy lots of varied outdoor activities or simply relax and contemplate the sublime scenery in the Laurentian Mountains.
Discover the charm, history, bistros and artists' shops of Québec City.
Explore the grand estates, antiques shops and art galleries in the Eastern Townships.
Explore the buzzing coastal city of Vancouver and go whale watching off the coast.
Admire western Canada's mountainous scenery from aboard the comfortable Via Rail Canadian train.
Explore the Rocky Mountains at your own pace, enjoying hikes through mountain and lake scenery.
Take a guided icewalk onto the Athabasca Glacier.
Experience whale watching in the Bay of Fundy.
Explore the famous Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.
Relax in the historic waterfront city of Halifax.
Go back in time at the pretty UNESCO heritage village of Lunenburg.
Experience one of the world's great train journeys through the Canadian Rocky Mountains, in your own private cabin.
Travel along the spectacular Icefields Parkway.
Explore the alpine panorama of Jasper National Park.
Sample Canadian gourmet cuisine in Vancouver.
Travel to Victoria for the day by seaplane and visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens.
Tour the cobblestone streets of Boston's North End.
Take the Cog Railway to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
Soak up the culture of the Berkshires in Stockbridge.
Board the 'Hornblower' boat to explore magnificent Niagara Falls.
Visit Vancouver Island's temperate rainforests.
Go bear watching from Tofino and Campbell River.
Walk amongst magnificent mountain meadows.
Stay in charming character accommodation.
Explore the stunning Rocky Mountains.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Pike's Place Market in Seattle.
See the iconic Haystack Rocks at Cannon Beach
Explore the gorgeous Japanese and Rose gardens in Portland
Walk the trails and explore the waterfalls around Hood River and Cascade Locks.
Explore alpine meadows around Mount Rainier
Re-live the excitement of the 1890s gold rush in historic Dawson City.
Drive through breathtaking mountain scenery with barely another car on the road.
Look for wildlife and try some of the many activities available whilst staying near the southern lakes.
Explore the small historic towns of rural Yukon and coastal Alaska.
Meet the friendly and colourful locals that make the Yukon such a different and special place.
Drift among icebergs and breathtaking fjordland.
Spot seals, whales and sea otters.
Discover First Nations art and culture.
See ice calve from the Hubbard Glacier.
Explore a Klondike frontier town.
Explore the vibrant cities of Vancouver and Victoria.
Watch bears in the wild on Vancouver Island.
Cruise along the famed Inside Passage.
Travel through B.C.'s scenic wilderness by train.
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denali National Park with its many bears and other wildlife as well as Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America.
Follow the gold rush trail of the Klondike gold rush in the Yukon cities of Whitehorse and Dawson.
Drive along the majestic edges of Kluane National Park mountain ranges.
Cruise across Prince William Sound, keeping your eyes open for icebergs and whales.
Visit the Kenai Fjords with towering cliffs and abundant wildlife.
Explore the fascinating culture of Haida Gwaii.
See wildlife in its spectacular natural setting.
Explore the hidden coves and landscapes of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Enjoy the company of fellow passengers on board a 68' ketch.
Visit L'Anse aux Meadows, a former Viking settlement.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Bay.
Hike in Gros Morne National Park's astounding fjordland.
Spend time with the First Nations community of Miawpukek.
Stroll through the historic streets of St Pierre, a French overseas territory.
Maximum of 15 guests per large tundra vehicle ensuring wonderful uncrowded polar bear viewing.
Explore the highlights of Churchill, including the Eskimo Museum and the "Polar Bear Jail".
Experience the frozen wilderness of Hudson Bay from the comfort of warm tundra vehicles.
Look for polar bears along the shores of Ungava Bay.
Explore the Payne River in search of migrating caribou.
Travel by motorised canoe to hike and look for musk oxen on Diana Island.
Learn about the fascinating Inuit culture.
Travel in a small group of no more than eight passengers.
Follow in the footsteps of 19th and 20th century explorers.
Cruise past icebergs, fjords, mountains and calving glaciers.
See whales, narwhals and bears, plus a myriad of bird life.
Enjoy spectacular aurora borealis displays.
Travel through some of the most stunning polar regions on the planet.
Some of our favourite travel guides
Canada's northernmost territory is a remote and starkly beautiful landscape. We can recommend lodges or expedition cruises to provide the best opportunities of seeing wildlife and exploring the highlights of this spectacular wilderness.View this travel guide
If you're planning a tailor-made walking holiday in Canada our specialists can advise on the best places to visit and where to stay to get the most out of your trip. Canada is also home to one of the most exhilarating forms of walking holiday - the heli-hike.View this travel guide
Jump behind the wheel and experience this magnificent country at your own pace with a fly drive in Canada. With its quiet roads, spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife, this is one of the best countries in the world for self-drive holidays.View this travel guide
By self-driving in Canada’s Ontario and Québec provinces, you can explore peaceful parks filled with wildlife, secluded towns and villages, and multicultural cities at your own pace. Canada specialist Rebecca shares her ideas for self-drive routes that take in the best of each province.View this travel guide
Offering perhaps the most complete mix of culture, scenery and wildlife of any of Canada’s provinces, there are lots of things to see and do in Québec. Our specialists will be happy to design an itinerary to suit your preferences.View this travel guide
Whether you’re visiting the east or the west, Canada offers a wealth of things to do for families, from helicopter rides over Niagara Falls to whale watching around Vancouver Island. Canada specialist Kayleigh outlines her ideas for a memorable family holiday in Canada.View this travel guide
There are literally hundreds of hiking and walking trails in Canada's Rocky Mountains, appealing to all levels of fitness. Here we pick out some of the best places for you to put on your walking boots and experience the Rocky Mountains at your own pace.View this travel guide
Seeing far fewer overseas visitors than Canada’s western provinces, Ontario offers forested landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and First Nations culture in a relatively compact area. Canada specialist Kayleigh outlines the region’s highlights, from touring Toronto’s markets to canoeing in Algonquin Provincial Park.View this travel guide
With glacier-fed lakes, thick pine forests and sharp, triangular mountains, the Canadian Rockies are a true wilderness area. Activities can include hiking, canoeing and visiting glaciers. Canada specialist Victoria explains how you can make the most of your trip to the Rockies.View this travel guide
Canada is well-known for its wildlife, but the stars of the show are arguably its resident bears. These often solitary creatures can be difficult to find, but our Canada specialists can recommend intimate bear-watching experiences that allow you to see them in their natural habitat.View this travel guide
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- Walking holidays in Canada
- Self-drive holidays in Canada
- Canada self-drive holidays: Ontario and Québec
- Highlights of Québec
- Family holidays to Canada
- Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
- Highlights of Ontario
- Lakes, mountains & glaciers: exploring the Canadian Rockies
- In the path of the grizzly: bear watching in Canada