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Canada Tours

Canada tours offer spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, handsome cities and a world of adventure.

Discover glaciers, forests and emerald lakes, go whale-watching by boat, kayak or canoe, see bears from a secluded lodge in the Great Bear Rainforest or sail by private boat into the magnificent Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary. Vancouver is the gateway to the west coast and from here you can embark on a scenic rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer through the Rocky Mountains.

In Canada’s east, you can visit the Niagara Falls, the historic cities of Ottawa and Quebec, or tour the spectacular scenery and culture of the Atlantic Maritimes. Meet polar bears in a unique tundra buggy or on a walking tour of Hudson Bay. If you’re looking for amazing outdoor activities, head north into the dramatic natural landscapes of Yukon.

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Canada Tour Highlights

Canadian Rockies tours

Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies span British Columbia and Alberta, and are renowned for their breathtaking scenery.

Reaching up to 4,000 metres the Rockies are crowned with snow and giant glaciers which flow down into forested valleys, melting into jewel-hued lakes. Explore aboard a Rocky Mountaineer or VIA Rail train, or hit the road in a coach, minivan or hire car. Highlights of this scenic region include Mt Robson, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper National Park and the Icefields Parkway, which takes in the enormous Columbia Icefields and the Athabasca Glacier.
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Vancouver & Vancouver Island

Vancouver boasts a spectacular setting between the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Coast Mountains.

Offering world class hotels, restaurants and myriad attractions, the city is also the gateway to the rest of British Columbia. You can also take a short ferry ride across the Johnstone Strait to Vancouver Island and visit the historic and charming city of Victoria, capital of BC, go whale-watching or visit the world famous Butchart Gardens.
Canada Grizzly Bear Viewing

Grizzly Bear Viewing and Wilderness Lodges

View grizzly bears and other extraordinary wildlife in the beautiful Great Bear Rainforest on Canada’s west coast.

Wilderness lodges like famous Knight Inlet Lodge have special bear viewing hides overlooking salmon spawning channels and offer guided boat trips to explore quiet estuaries where bears and other wildlife come to feed. The seas and fjords also abound with orcas, dolphins, seals and other marine wildlife. Other activities include fishing, kayaking and guided walks through pristine forests.
Eastern Canada

Eastern Canada

Visit Ontario, home to the Great Lakes, the spectacular Niagara Falls, bustling Toronto and Canada’s capital – historic Ottawa.

Further east the sophisticated French speaking cities of Montreal and Quebec City in Quebec, offer European charm and imposing historic buildings. The beautiful Maritime provinces of Halifax, Newfoundland and Labrador are also “must-see” destinations, with picturesque fields. sandy coves, spectacular coastline, Viking history, whales, seabirds and icebergs.
Polar Bear Viewing

Polar Bear Viewing

Imagine the thrill of observing polar bears in their natural habitat. Polar bear viewing is available in both the winter and summer seasons.

On the shores of Hudson Bay near Churchill you can watch these magnificent animals from specially designed tundra buggies and even on foot, accompanied by experienced guides and rangers. We can arrange a number of different polar bear options, from the standard tundra buggy tours out of Churchill town, to lodge based experiences.
Canada Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays

Experience the magic of the Rockies in winter, from picture postcard snowy mountains and frozen lakes to the soft quiet of the snow-covered hills and forests.

Travel by VIA rail and Brewster coach to Banff, Jasper and stunning Lake Louise. Visit a remote ranch for an unforgettable dogsledding adventure or travel north to Whitehorse in the Yukon to witness the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), an experience on many bucket-lists!
The Canadian Arctic

The Canadian Arctic

Cruise the starkly beautiful landscapes of the Canadian Arctic which is made up of over 35,000 islands encompassing Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

Animals such as Arctic hare, ptarmigan and muskoxen feed on abundant berries, heather and moss, and if you’re lucky you might see polar bears, Arctic fox and herds of caribou. The seas abound with amazing wildlife – beluga and bowhead whales, walrus, the rare narwhal whale, bearded and ringed seals. This is also the home of around 200,000 Inuit. Summer is the only time to visit, and the long daylight hours allow plenty of time for exploring.

Canada Tours Sample Itineraries

Our Canada tours include a range of hotels, wilderness lodges, rail tours, cruises and adventures which can be combined in an itinerary tailor made to suit your interests, style and budget. Choose from one of our featured itineraries or let us tailor make an itinerary to suit your interests, style and budget. To find out more about the type of Canada experience we can put together for you, please download pages below.

West Coast City Stays

West Coast City Stays

Visit beautiful Vancouver, a lively metropolis set between sea and the Coast Mountains. Explore picturesque Victoria on Vancouver Island, take the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler or go to Calgary for the “Calgary Stampede”, showcasing the best in rodeo.

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Rocky Mountaineer Train

Rocky Mountaineer Train

Explore the magnificent scenery of British Columbia and Alberta on the famous Rocky Mountaineer. Be dazzled by snowy mountain peaks, glacial lakes, towering waterfalls and ancient forests from glass-dome coaches. Travel takes place in daylight to maximise views of the incredible surrounding landscapes.

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VIA Rail Journeys

VIA Rail Journeys

Travel in comfort with VIA Rail on a scenic journey from Prince Rupert to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. Or undertake an epic journey on their flagship art deco train “The Canadian” , which operates between Vancouver to Toronto, taking in the Rocky Mountain vistas as well as the wide prairies of Manitoba and Alberta en route.

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Canada wilderness retreats

Wilderness Retreats

Enjoy guided eco-adventures and great accommodation at one of our wilderness lodges, such as the luxurious Relais & Chateaux Sonora Resort on the west coast or the secluded Ultima Thule Lodge, located in spectacular Wrangell-St Elias National Park and accessible only by bush plane.

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Knight Inlet Lodge

With spectacular wildlife viewing amongst stunning scenery, Knight Inlet Lodge has a reputation for being one of the best places to view grizzly bears in the wild. Depending on the season, bears may be observed by boat, from platforms set up on the shore by the spawning channel and amid the trees, or a combination of both.

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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary

With its lush forests, salmon-rich streams and sedge-lined shores, the remote Khutzeymateen Valley offers perfect habitat for grizzly bears. Only two operators are licensed to lead safaris within this preserve, and incredibly close viewing can take place from boats, Zodiacs or even on foot.

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Polar Bear Viewing

Polar Bear Viewing

Experience one of Earth’s greatest wildlife adventures on the shores of Hudson Bay in Manitoba. Each year in autumn, scores of polar bears gather near Churchill, waiting for the bay to freeze over so they can venture out onto the ice to hunt for seals, their favourite prey.

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Bird, Bears And Belugas

Bird, Bears And Belugas

This summertime adventure combines swimming with beluga whales and signature ‘on the ground’ polar bear-viewing safaris. With a backdrop of tundra alive with dazzling warm weather flora and fauna, this is one of our most diverse and unique programs.

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Winter Wonderland Tours

Winter Wonderland Tours

Experience the magic of the Rocky Mountains in winter, travelling by rail and coach from Vancouver to Calgary. Along the way, explore the charming alpine towns of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, ride the Banff Gondola and tour the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Relax by a crackling log fire in your cosy lodge or hotel each night.

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Montreal & Quebec City Experience

Montreal & Quebec City Stays

Canada’s only predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec is home to two vibrant metropolises: Montreal and Quebec City. Elegant Montreal is a tantalising fusion of old-world European charm and contemporary Canadian culture, while historic Quebec City is home to an impressive citadel and a quaint old harbour.

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Toronto & Niagara Falls

Explore Toronto, Canada’s largest city on the shores of Lake Ontario featuring the famous CN Tower, and enjoy a boat trip below the breathtaking Niagara Falls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States…

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Atlantic Maritimes Tour

Atlantic Maritimes Tour

Experience the warm hospitality, historic towns and beautiful scenery of Canada’s Maritime Provinces. Visit the picturesque green fields and sandy covers of “Anne of Green Gables” country on Prince Edward Island, and the farmhouse…

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Canada minivan tours

Minivan Tours

Explore the Canadian Rockies by air-conditioned minivan with a small group of travellers accompanied by a knowledgeable driver/guide. Daily itineraries are designed for spontaneity – with plenty of time for photo stops and picnics as you travel from Vancouver to Calgary. This tour can be personalised and is perfect for all ages.

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Kings of the Arctic

Kings of the Arctic

Journey onto and beyond the ice floe edge, to view the annual migration of thousands of rare bowhead whales, inquisitive walrus and playful seals. Immerse yourself in all aspects of the High Arctic from traditional Inuit culture to snowmobiling or hiking across wide open polar landscapes.

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Canada Overview

Why Canada?: Spanning the top of north America from the Pacific to the Atlantic, this huge country offers majestic scenery, unspoiled wilderness and incredible wildlife and adventure opportunities. At the same time Canada is a modern country with sophisticated cities, world class accommodation and excellent rail, road and air network.

When to Go: From May to September is the best time for cruising and touring in Canada when the weather is at its finest. Temperatures and daylight hours vary depending on latitude, and the coast is more moderate than inland regions which have long hot summers and very cold winters.

Grizzly bear viewing is generally good from June until October and Polar Bear viewing around Churchill is possible from July to November. November to April is the time for winter wonderland experiences, skiing, dog sledding and the Northern Lights.

Combine With: Alaskan holidays like Inside Passage cruising and wildlife viewing. Canada can also be combined with Arctic cruising and ice based adventures.

Getting There: Fly to Vancouver in British Columbia for west coast touring and cruising, or to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal or Quebec City for eastern Canada.

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