During your Canada holidays you’ll encounter majestic landscapes, vibrant cities, fascinating history and welcoming locals – so expect to inevitably invest your heart in this fantastic country, however long your holiday.
This huge country offers endless adventure and discovery, whether trekking along glaciers, skiing down snowy mountains, hopping from engaging museum to breath-taking gallery, or indulging in water sports on one of the world’s Great Lakes.
You’ll encounter varying cultures during your holidays in Canada, spanning reminders of colonial influence, French ideologies and the significance of modern Western culture. Whether you choose to explore a range of cultural cities and charming towns, or become familiar with the Canadian wilderness in the mountains or across a range of national parks – Canada is a country that will keep on delivering surprise after surprise to all its visitors.
Cities, History and Culture
You’ll discover some of the most appealing and culturally-diverse cities in the entire world during your Canada holidays. From the far east to the far west, the cities of this magnificent country will thrill, educate and infatuate you. In the east you’ll discover the vibrant and populous city of Toronto, home to the famous CN Tower, a burgeoning art scene, some beautiful islands and easy access to the Niagara Falls. Just to the north east is the capital city Ottawa, boasting the beautiful Parliament Hill and a range of national museums, while beyond that is the culturally-unique region of Quebec. Predominantly French-influenced, Montreal and Quebec City possess the most distinctive cultural ethos in North America, as well as being stunningly beautiful, vibrant and artistic.
If you journey out to the west you’ll discover Vancouver, one of the world’s most liveable cities, and Calgary, both surrounded by stunning scenery and the iconic ski slopes of British Columbia. In the centre of the country is Winnipeg, sandwiched between several beautiful national parks, while to the north you’ll find Whitehorse, providing the gateway to Canada’s adventurous north in Yukon. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll find numerous Canada hotels of various levels of luxury and comfort to suit your budget, whether you’ve come as a couple or a family.
The Majesty of the Great Outdoors
One of the best things to do during your holidays to Canada is embrace the stunning outdoor beauty that the country has to offer. The expanse of Canada’s natural splendour is endless, contributing to the majority of the second-largest country in the world. You should try in earnest to drop in on one of the country’s splendid and world-famous national parks, whether you choose to visit the breath-taking Banff National Park with its glistening Lake Louise near Calgary, or the awe-inspiring Jasper National Park and its stunning Alberta Rockies, located near Edmonton – both best hiked during the summer months.
When the winter hits, look no further than the fantastic array of ski resorts situated in British Columbia. One of the world’s most famous resorts is that of Whistler, found just north of Vancouver and home to the unrivalled Whistler-Blackcomb resort. You’ll find various other smaller yet no-less impressive resorts in and around the city of Vancouver, all boasting great ski conditions and immense scenery.
One of the country’s most elusive and admired animals is the polar bear. Among much incredible and diverse wildlife, many animal-lovers flock to Canada to try and spot the big white giants. Manitoba is the best place to encounter the beast, in particular around the community of Churchill.