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.
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.
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.
Join a national park ranger on a guided hike.
View humpback and beluga whales.
Take in the majesty of the Saguenay Fjord.
Meet local First Nations.
Visit historic Québec City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 specialists Kerry and Annie share their tried-and-tested self-drive routes in western Canada. You might want to follow a lesser-known loop through the Canadian Rockies, detouring to the Okanagan wine region. Or, take in British Columbia’s coastline and Vancouver Island.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
Canada is ideally suited for adventure cruises, especially with the abundance of marine wildlife around its enormous coastline. We can recommend a variety of boats and suitable activities to help you get the most out of your visit.View this travel guide
One of Canada’s most celebrated scenic drives, the Icefields Parkway runs through the Rockies between Jasper and Lake Louise. With so much to see and do along the route, specialist Jamie shares her tried-and-tested highlights, from waterfall hikes to elevated viewpoints.View this travel guide
Country specialist, Caroline, picks some of her top places to stay and things to do on honeymoon in Canada. Her highlights include where to spot Canada’s wildlife, taking a food tour in Vancouver, finding seclusion in the Rockies and staying on an authentic ranch.View this travel guide
Churchill in northern Canada is known as the polar bear capital of the world. Every year, hundreds of bears congregate around nearby Hudson Bay waiting for the water to ice over so they can hunt seals. Canada specialist Mike shares the best ways to see them.View this travel guide
Canada specialist Jamie shares the best things to see and do on Vancouver Island. You could observe black and grizzly bears in temperate rainforests. Look for orcas on boat trips from Victoria. Or hike to secluded beaches in the remote north.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
Canada is a country where much of your time is spent outdoors, so it makes sense that this region of the world is one of the best for activity holidays. Try your hand at white water rafting, canopy walking or dog sledding.View this travel guide
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
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- Walking holidays in Canada
- Cruises in Canada
- Driving the Icefields Parkway: what to see and where to stop
- Honeymoons in Canada
- Polar bear watching in Canada
- Highlights of Vancouver Island
- Family holidays to Canada
- Activity holidays in Canada
- Canada's Arctic, the Yukon & Prairie Provinces