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 magnificent Great Bear Rainforest. Vancouver is the gateway to this vast country’s west coast and from here you can embark on a scenic rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer or on VIA Rail’s flagship train The Canadian 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. Central Manitoba offers polar bears encounters, either from a unique tundra buggy or while on a walking tour of Hudson Bay. If you’re looking for amazing outdoor activities, head north into the unspoilt natural landscapes of Yukon.

To find out more about our range of recommended Canada tours and cruises, please download pages below or click here to download the full Canada tours and cruises section of our Canada and Alaska brochure.

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Canada Tour Highlights

Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet Lodge has achieved a well-deserved reputation over the years for being one of the best places on the planet to view grizzly (brown) bears in the wild thanks to its picturesque, unspoilt location. It also harbours additional wildlife including black bears, mountain goats, otters, seals and eagles!

Grizzly Bear Viewing Wilderness Lodges

There are few experiences that can rival viewing bears in the wild. The province of British Columbia in Canada is home to the rare white Kermode or spirit bear, more than half of Canada’s grizzly bears as well as a quarter of Canada’s black bears, so close-up viewing is almost guaranteed.

Rocky Mountaineer

Explore the magnificent scenery of British Columbia and Alberta onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer train. Travel past snowy mountain peaks, shimmering glacial lakes, waterfalls and ancient forests. You can experience all this from the comfort of Rocky Mountaineer’s glass-dome coaches.

VIA Rail

One of the most relaxed ways to explore Canada is by rail. VIA Rail boasts an extensive network, spanning the country’s east and west coasts as well as a comprehensive timetable with great fares. For a classic overnight adventure, choose one of VIA Rail’s long distance services.

Aurora Borealis

Nature’s most dazzling light show – Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights – is one of Canada’s biggest drawcards during winter. The undeveloped wildernesses of Yukon and the Northwest Territories in northern Canada are amongst the best places in the world to view Aurora Borealis.

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.

Arctic Kingdom Land Based Safaris

Experience the magic of the Arctic on a land-based expedition, travelling through stunning, wide open landscapes of ice and snow. You’ll also discover an incredible array of life, from whales and walrus to polar bears and seals, led by local Inuit guides, with opportunities to dogsled, kayak, hike and even dry suit dive.

Winter Holidays

Majestic mountain peaks, frozen glaciers, castles, cabins and pine trees as far as the eye can see sets the scene for a Rocky Mountain winter wonderland of natural beauty to explore in Canada. Experience the magic of an adventure in the Rocky Mountains in winter, from snowy mountains and frozen lakes to hills and forests.

Canada City Stays & Day Tours

Canada is home to a wealth of vibrant, historic cities, from cosmopolitan Vancouver and the pretty alpine towns of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise to sprawling Toronto at the edge of Lake Ontario, and all the way up the great St Lawrence River to the two French-speaking metropolises of Montreal and Quebec City.

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 the premier resort town of Whistler or go to Calgary for the “Calgary Stampede”, showcasing the very best in rodeo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Toronto & Niagara Falls

Explore Toronto, Canada’s largest city on the shores of Lake Ontario, featuring the famous CN Tower. From this city you can also take a day trip to the breathtaking Niagara Falls, which straddles the international border between Canada and the United States.

Atlantic Maritimes Tour

Atlantic Maritimes Tour

Experience the warm hospitality, historic towns and beautiful scenery of Canada’s Maritime Provinces. Admire picturesque green fields, sandy coves and the farm where the “Anne of Green Gables” stories began.

Arctic Land Based Expeditions

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.

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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