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Holidays in Canada

Vast and untamed, Canada is the last green wilderness

 

A huge country, stretching all the way from the Pacific in the west to the Atlantic in the east. There's skiing at Whistler, culture and history in the cities of Quebec and Montreal, entertainment and shopping in Vancouver and Toronto, plus some of the most fantastic scenery you will ever see, including the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls.

 

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From the city to the slopes: Discover Canada

Crystal-clear lakes, bustling metropolises and pristine mountainous beauty spots are all in easy reach on package holidays to Canada. Whether it's a city break in the French-speaking east, a skiing trip in the unspoilt Rockies, or an energetic hike on Vancouver Island, the largest country in the Americas is packed with activities for everyone.

Base yourself in the heart of a buzzing downtown or relax far away from it all in the countryside. Wherever you decide to stay, luxury's in no short supply.

  • For a romantic holiday to Canada, book in at the Rimrock Resort Hotel. Based within Banff National Park on the slope of Sulphur Mountain, this hotel offers luxury suites, panoramic views and mouth-watering French cuisine at the AAA Eden Dining Room.
  • If you’re travelling to Jasper with the family, Lobstick Lodge's spacious suites give you plenty of room to spare – with the added bonus of an impressive mountain setting. Don’t miss the chance to unwind in the outdoor hot tubs.
  • For modern architecture, head to the Delta Hotels by Marriott City Centre, in Ottawa. Try the LIFT Resto Lounge for exquisite meals cooked from locally sourced ingredients and wine tasting at the sommelier's table.
  • Views over the bright city lights are in abundance at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, where you can take in the skyline from your bed. A tunnel leads you to the Bay and Eaton Centre, so you can spend a day shopping without even having to put a coat on.

Canada is famous for its snowy winters, making it the ideal spot for skiing. Outside of January, you might be surprised to find that Canada has a comfortable climate. Here are the best months for Canada holidays.

  • Days are longer in April and, with sunny blue skies, it's a great time for skiing. Visit the west coast for the most pleasant weather.
  • The weather starts to warm up in June and there are fewer crowds so it’s the ideal month for a relaxing break. You can also spot whales on the Atlantic coast at this time of year.
  • June through to August is peak summer for Canada, when you can expect the highest temperatures. There are plenty of summer festivals to check out.
  • The autumn months can get chilly but it stays fairly mild until late November. You also get to see the beautiful changing colours of the leaves – New Brunswick's a favourite for its gold and red foliage.

With snowy weather and lots of mountainous ground, Canada is one of the top countries in the world for skiing. There are plenty of resorts to explore for both pros on the slopes or beginners who fancy trying their hand.

  • One of the best skiing spots in the east is Tremblant, Quebec. This one is just right for families as it has slopes for all levels. When you’re done sporting, check out the quaint village with its French-style bistros and cafés.
  • Lake Louise, Alberta has one of Canada's most reliable snow records and is easy to reach, at only two hours from Calgary Airport. For something a little different, take the nighttime snowshoe expedition – little ones will love it.
  • Whistler in British Columbia has world-class skiing – it was the mountain host for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The village is pedestrian-only, making for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Canada is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness, from frozen tundra to towering mountains. Even if you're on a city break, you're rarely far from undeveloped countryside.

  • Peyto Lake in Banff National Park is a must-see for nature lovers. You can get exceptional views just a short ten-minute hike from the car park so your trip can be as energetic or laid-back as you like.
  • For outdoor activities, head to Stanley Park, Vancouver, where the mountains meet the sea. Visit in September to admire the changing colours of the scenery.
  • Experience the Great White North in all its majesty on our tour around Churchill, Manitoba. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see polar bears up close and discover local traditions in an authentic small tundra town.
  • One of the most world-renowned natural sights in the country is the Niagara Falls. The three waterfalls are right on the American-Canadian border, with Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, American Falls on the US side and Bridal Veil Falls split between the two. There's also a nature reserve where you can go geocaching or visit the butterfly conservatory (wear bright clothes if you want the butterflies to land on you).
  • Spot wildlife on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where you can spend the day bird, whale or even bear-watching.

Holidays to Canada aren’t all about mountains and wilderness; if you prefer your breaks at a slightly faster pace, there are plenty of fascinating cities to get to know.

  • Toronto has been described as the Canadian version of NYC, thanks to its cosmopolitan shopping districts, world-class theatre and stunning skyline. The CN Tower is a great place to see the city from up high – give yourself at least three hours to make the trip as queues can be long.
  • Experience the laid-back chic of French Canada in Montreal – the largest francophone city in the world after Paris. Here, intimate bistros contrast with a vibrant club scene. Make sure you stop by the nineteenth-century Notre-Dame Basilica to see breath-taking art and architecture both inside and out.
  • Quebec City on the St Lawrence River is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. It's also the only fortified city in the region. Spend a day exploring the Citadel – and don't forget to sample some delicious poutine once you're done sightseeing.

From vibrant cities to rugged mountains, package holidays to Canada aren’t short of new places to explore and things to see. Plan your break now and book in at one of our Canada hotels.

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