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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.

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  •  Jasper National Park, Canada

    Express western Canada self-drive tour

    • Experience the serenity of Moraine Lake and Lake Louise at sunrise before the crowds arrive.

    • Venture into the wild outdoors and rugged scenery of the Rocky Mountains on hiking and biking trails.

    • Search 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, the artisans and food of Granville Island, and the city’s beautifully wild coastline.

    8 days from $2,705pp

  • Peggy's Cove, Canada

    Canada's New Brunswick self-drive tour

    • Delve into the fascinating culture and history of the Acadian people.

    • Go whale watching and experience the world's highest tides in the Bay of Fundy.

    • Go lobster fishing and learn how to crack this succulent crustacean.

    • Explore Campobello and Ministers islands on day trips from lovely St. Andrews.

    • Visit spectacular national parks — Fundy, Kouchibouguac and Dune of Bouctouche.

    14 days from $3,815pp

  • Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Quebec City

    Québec's whales, wine and wilderness self-drive tour

    • Savor the farm-fresh flavors of Québec with wine tastings, cheese museums and a fine food tour.

    • Breathe the fresh air of forested mountains and lakes on hiking trails and by boat.

    • Search for black bears and moose, and take a whale-watching trip into the St Lawrence River.

    • Relax in cedar saunas and wood-fired hot tubs at some of your unique accommodations.

    17 days from $4,720pp

  • Niagara Falls cruise

    Ontario's falls, forests and lakes self-drive tour

    • Explore the bustling city of Toronto, taking in panoramic views from the CN Tower.

    • Get up close to Niagara Falls by boat and visit the Niagara wine region.

    • Venture into the lakes and waterways of Algonquin Provincial Park by canoe to spot wildlife.

    • Travel the less-trodden path to Killarney Provincial Park and Bruce Peninsula on the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay.

    • Take a guided tour to experience the history and culture of Wikwemikong and Anishaabe First Nations.

    13 days from $4,725pp

  • Lunenburg waterfront, Nova Scotia

    Atlantic Canada's maritime treasures self-drive tour

    • Relax in the waterfront city of Halifax and soak up the cultural history of Nova Scotia.

    • Search for whales in the Bay of Fundy as you venture out by kayak.

    • Let your spirit be lifted by the world's highest tide at the Hopewell Rocks.

    • Catch your own lobster and experience the satisfaction of eating the freshest seafood in Charlottetown.

    • Drive along Atlantic Canada's scenic highway, the Cabot Trail as you explore the Cape Breton Highlands.

    17 days from $4,780pp

  • Banff National Park, Alberta

    Best of western Canada by train & self-drive

    • 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.

    • Search for bears, moose and big-horned sheep with a Métis guide in Jasper National Park.

    • Step onto a sea of ice at the Athabasca Glacier for a guided hike.

    12 days from $5,535pp

  • Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

    Alaska cruise & Canadian Rockies by train

    Canada and Alaska
    • Learn the history and culture of Jasper from your First Nations guide as you search for wildlife.

    • Pass through the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies on the Icefields Parkway.

    • Zoom along the open road to glittering lakes and stunning viewpoints on a traditional Harley-Davidson.

    • Travel in timeless style on the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver.

    • Cruise through the Inside Passage to Alaska and experience the rich wildlife, gastronomy and culture.

    15 days from $6,995pp

  • Black bear, Tofino

    Canada's western wilderness & wildlife self-drive

    • Search for whales and marine life in the waters off Vancouver Island.

    • Stay at a wilderness lodge on the Sunshine Coast amid forest, waterways and mountains.

    • Take a private bear viewing tour in the backcountry of Whistler.

    • Experience a guided wildlife tour with a Métis First Nations guide in Jasper.

    • Take to the skies for a helicopter trip over jagged mountain peaks and crystalline lakes.

    18 days from $7,735pp

  • Seabourn Odyssey at Yakutat Bay, Alaska

    Fjords of Alaska: Luxury Inside Passage cruise

    Canada and Alaska
    • Taste the local flavors of Vancouver on a private guided tour of the Gastown district.

    • Enjoy a more intimate experience on an all-inclusive luxury Silversea cruise.

    • Spot whales and bears from included guided excursions in Ketchikan.

    • Take a journey into the mountains on the White Pass scenic railway from Skagway.

    • Take a scenic flight over the towering Mount Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America.

    12 days from $8,180pp

  • A pod of orca off Vancouver Island

    The Grand British Columbia self-drive tour

    • Try your hand at some of the best salmon, sturgeon and trout fishing in the Fraser Valley.

    • Drive the road less traveled through the small towns of central and northern British Columbia.

    • Observe grizzly bears in their natural habitat on a boat trip through the Khutzeymateen Valley.

    • Experience the wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest on a multi-day kayak adventure.

    • Explore the small, artistic coastal towns of the Sunshine Coast for some rest and relaxation.

    20 days from $9,375pp

  • Polar Bear, Canada

    The great polar bear gathering

    • Get your first glimpse of polar bears at the Assiniboine zoo where they rescue the bears.

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

    • Search for the polar bears that call the region home, including nighttime adventures under the aurora borealis.

    • Explore the highlights of Churchill, including the Itsanitaq Museum and the polar bear holding facility.

    • Experience the thrill of driving your own team of huskies on a dog-sledding expedition.

    7 days from $12,820pp


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Polar bear, Churchill

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Québec City, Québec

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 The Battle River valley from the Conglomerate Cliffs in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Saskatchewan

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