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Polar bear in Arctic Canada

Canada tours

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 tour 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.

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Our recommended tours in 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.

  •  Jasper National Park, Canada

    Highlights of Canada's West Self-Drive

    Canada
    • 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.

    8 days from $2,085pp

  • Moose, Algonquin Provincial Park

    Essential Ontario self-drive

    Canada
    • 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.

    10 days from $3,370pp

  • Place Royale, Québec City

    Hidden Highlights of Québec Self-Drive

    Canada
    • 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.

    11 days from $3,945pp

  • Banff National Park, Alberta

    Best of Western Canada

    Canada
    • 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.

    12 days from $4,470pp

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Whale Watching, British Columbia

Canada’s Maritime Provinces

Canada’s Maritime Provinces offer a quieter alternative to the west coast. Here, you can follow coastal roads to secluded coves and traditional lighthouses. Visit peaceful fishing villages where saltbox houses line the waterfront. And, explore the area’s Celtic roots. Canada specialist Jon shares his highlights of the region.

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Jasper, Alberta

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

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.

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Lake Louise, Canada

Walking vacations in Canada

If you're planning a tailor-made walking vacation 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 vacation - the heli-hike.

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Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park

Self-driving in western Canada

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.

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Polar Bear in Fireweed near Churchill

Canada's Arctic, the Yukon & Prairie Provinces

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.

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Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Driving the Icefields Parkway: what to see and where to stop

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.

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White Water Rafting

Activity vacations in Canada

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 vacations. Try your hand at white water rafting, canopy walking or dog sledding.

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A pod of orca off Vancouver Island

Highlights of Vancouver Island

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.

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Lake Louise

Honeymoons in Canada

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.

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Algonquin Provincial Park

Canada self-drive vacations: Ontario and Québec

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.

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