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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 tour

    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 tour

    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 by train & self-drive

    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

  • Train track in the Rockies

    Wonders of Western Canada by train

    Canada
    • 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.

    10 days from $4,995pp

  • Polar Bear, Canada

    The Great Polar Bear Gathering

    Canada
    • Maximum of 15 guests per large tundra vehicle ensuring wonderful uncrowded polar bear viewing.

    • Experience the frozen wilderness of Hudson Bay from the comfort of warm tundra vehicles.

    • Explore the highlights of Churchill, including the Eskimo Museum and the 'Polar Bear Jail'.

    7 days from $7,280pp

  • Kluane National Park, Yukon

    Yukon wilderness & British Columbia self-drive

    Canada
    • Re-live the excitement of the 1890s gold rush in historic Dawson City.

    • Drive through impressive 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.

    • Truly get off the grid at Farewell Harbour where you can spend your days spotting bears and whales.

    • Meet the friendly local characters that make the Yukon such a different and special place.

    15 days from $8,470pp

  • Vancouver, Canada

    Grand western Canada self-drive tour

    Canada
    • 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.

    21 days from $8,495pp

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