The Inspiring Guide to Canada Holidays


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Inspiring Travel Company | 23 Sep, 2019

From sparkling lakes to rugged mountain ranges, dense forests to dramatic coastlines, and historic towns to dazzling city skylines, Canada offers endless possibilities for a tailor-made escape.

Explore history – from Yukon’s gold rush to Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast – and discover amazing First Nations culture. Then there’s the incredible scenery; hike through mountains and along lake shores and take to the skies by floatplane to visit remote wildlife lodges or lakes for canoeing and kayak expeditions.

You might spot eagles, moose, cougars and bears on land, and a variety of whales in the waters. There’s plenty more here, too; from golf, fishing and mountain biking to city breaks, windsurfing and white water rafting.

With so much to choose from, we thought we’d put together an inspiring guide to some of our favourite ways to experience Canada. Read on for inspiration, browse the rest of our Canada portfolio, and get in touch with our expert team for a made-to-measure itinerary for your adventure to the Great White North…

Ways to see Canada:

Tailor-made

All Inspiring Travel Company holidays are bespoke, so our Travel Specialists will put together a Canada itinerary personalised to you. Our Canadian Rockies, Luxury Trains & Grizzly Bears tour is an example of one of our tailor-made tours that takes in a diverse selection of Canada’s highlights. Speak to a Travel Specialist about personalising the tour to fit your requirements.

Fly drive

Fly to your destination and collect your car. Perfect for those who wish to explore Canada at their own pace.
Newfoundland is less than a six-hour flight from the UK, so is perfect for exploring. Our Tip of the Iceberg Newfoundland Self-Drive tour allows you freedom to discover Newfoundland through coastal drives and adventures.

Rail

Canada boasts some of the world’s most picturesque and spectacular railway journeys, including aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer. We’re proud to offer Inspiring Travel Company guests opportunities to travel on board in style, on tours such as our Journey Through the Clouds Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey.

Escorted tour

Travel to some of Canada’s most amazing highlights, accompanied by an expert guide to show you the unmissable details. An escorted tour is simply one of the best ways to get a real understanding for a destination. Our Canada’s Capital Cities plus Niagara Falls Escorted Tour combines guided tours with time for you to explore at your leisure.

Things to do in Canada…

Winter Wonderland

Naturally, the ‘Great White North’ does winter very well, but you may be surprised by the variety of snow-based adventures on offer; impressive slopes, dense forests and serious snow make for the perfect setting. Try exhilarating skiing or snowmobiling, head out snowshoeing, hike through ice canyons, or relax on a scenic sleighride. For something special, why not get a bird’s-eye view of sparkling glaciers and snowy plains on a helicopter tour?
Visit the famous resort town of Whistler on our Canada’s Winter Wonderland including Yukon Northern Lights tour, with a choice of activities including snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice fishing.

Wildlife Adventures

Canada’s vast landscape is home to awe-inspiring wildlife, both on land and in the water. From bears, cougars and wolves to moose, seals and eagles, the variety of Canada’s wildlife is endlessly impressive. Approximately two thirds of the world’s beluga population are found in Canadian water, while an array of whale species frequent the waters around Prince Edward Island, including pilot, sperm, finback, humpback, minke and beaked whales.

See some of Canada’s best wildlife on an adventure to Vancouver Island. Our Vancouver Island Wildlife Adventure Tour includes bear spotting and whale watching adventures as well as a scenic floatplane experience.

Discover Atlantic History

There’s incredible history to be discovered on Canada’s Atlantic coast – including walking in the Vikings’ footsteps at L’Anse aux Meadows and learning about British colonial heritage at Lunenberg. History buffs shouldn’t miss Fredericton’s historic Garrison District or Louisbourg, where the 1700s are brought to life; you can see intricate lacemaking up close or even fire a cannon at the Fortress of Louisbourg, a National Historic Site.

Combining stunning coastal scenery and the chance to visit L’Anse Aux Meadows and other important historic sites, our Newfoundland Viking Trail Self-Drive tour is the perfect choice for history buffs.

Discover even more inspiring Canada tours here, and contact our Canada Travel Specialists to start designing your own Canadian adventure.