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.
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 tour 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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore Canada's magnificent Rocky Mountains.
Travel on the renowned Rocky Mountaineer train.
Discover the beautiful city of Vancouver.
Relax on board a superb Celebrity Cruises Alaska cruise.
Some of our favorite travel guides
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
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.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
Whether you choose a route circuiting western Canada’s renowned mountains, glaciers and lakes, or you’d rather go off-grid exploring the traditional fishing villages and coastal drives of the Maritimes, Canada’s well-maintained, easily navigable roads make it an excellent self-drive destination.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
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
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
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
Canada specialist Jon shares his tried-and-tested route for exploring the Yukon by car. He also suggests things to see and do along the way to make the most of your trip, from visiting time-frozen towns to hiking in lake-strewn parks.View this travel guide
- Lakes, mountains & glaciers: exploring the Canadian Rockies
- Walking vacations in Canada
- Canada self-drive vacations: Ontario and Québec
- Self-drive vacations in Canada
- Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
- Driving the Icefields Parkway: what to see and where to stop
- In the path of the grizzly: bear watching in Canada
- Self-driving in western Canada
- Self-driving in the Yukon: chasing the ghost of the Gold Rush
- Highlights of Vancouver Island