A year-round destination
Named by Lonely Planet in 2017 as the best country in the world to visit, Canada is a beautiful, multicultural country that offers wonderful holiday experiences for all. And whether you enjoy Canada’s city life or prefer to explore its vast mountain ranges, wild coastlines and breathtaking national parks, Canada is a holiday destination that offers something for everyone.
British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada. It is home to the magnificent Rocky Mountains and their stunning glacier-fed lakes, which also shelters Canada’s oldest national park, Banff. These mountains not only grant the chance for you to hike or ski, but also to enjoy the amazing scenery whilst relaxing on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train. Its’ coastal areas enjoy mild temperatures year round; inland, winters are cold and snowy.
Canada’s Haida Gwaii National Park is also hidden on the west coast. Its cultural heritage is embraced by the local Haida people who are famous for their totem pole carving. The park is open to people hiking, enjoying the national springs but also participating in some of the best kayaking in the continent.
Also on the west coast of Canada is the popular tourist destination of Vancouver. This bustling city is a favoured place to stay with countless activities on offer, from satisfying shopping trips on Robson Street to relaxing walks along the Seaside Bicycle Route in Stanley Park. Furthermore,Vancouver is also a starting point to many other adventures around the country and a base for many cruise ships heading off to Alaska.
You could also visit the Northwest Territories, well known for their thrilling dogsledding. Or the province of Saskatchwan, home to the Royal Saskatchwan Museum, which explores and exhibits the history of this vast country. Alberta is Canada’s sunniest province with warm summers and mild springs. Central Canada and the provinces of Québec and Ontario offer year-round travel possibilities, from picturesque winter scenes to hot, sunny summers.
Ontario’s Niagara Falls, on the border of Canada and the USA, is a popular place to visit. This stunning waterfall has been awarded 5 stars in many reviews and the fine, glittering mist created from the thundering water makes this place a magical experience for newly weds. It’s also a great place for fishing, hiking, camping and cycling. Close by is the cultured city of Toronto with its art galleries, breweries and wineries.
If cycling is an activity that appeals to you why not cycle the magnificent 180 mile long Cabot Trail that rings Cape Brenton Island in Nova Scotia, on the East Coast. This trail beautifully captures the amazing Canadian landscape and is an amazing experience. Indeed Canada is an outdoor enthusiast’s mecca with endless opportunities to ski, walk, climb, bike, golf and sail.
Capital city Ottawa offers a blend of history and fine architecture with wonderful Fall foliage and civilised small boat cruising on the St Lawrence River. Quebec City, which is the largest of Canada’s cities, located at the tip of the Gulf of St Lawrence, is a great place for gourmet tours, white water rafting and jet boating.
Best country to travel in 2017
Canada is simply enormous, with 6 different time zones. To get a true feel for this country and its unique culture, you may find yourself returning again and again. To get started on your Canadian adventure, ask our experienced travel consultants for some inspiriation and advice. We think you will love this country of unforgettable contrasts.