Canada Tours & Holidays
Escorted touring holidays to Canada
Discover a country of spectacular natural beauty, one that is inundated with turquoise lakes, majestic forests and glittering glaciers: this is Canada, the Great White North.
From the rugged wilderness of the Rocky Mountains to the extraordinary wildlife of its coastline and national parks, our escorted holidays to Canada give you the ultimate curated experience of this jewel of a country. Evergreen spruce, poplar and pines carpet the slopes of Canada's mountains, and skirt the edges of brilliant blue waters like Lake Louise, while the Eastern Provinces share New England's changing colours in the autumn as the trees light up in brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.
As well as vast open spaces and endless, forested wildernesses, Canada is home to a number of modern cities, including some of the most desirable urban locations in North America. One of the best ways to see as much as possible of the Great White North is in a Canada multi centre holiday.
Head to the west coast to soak up the culture and mountain views in Vancouver, or Marvel at Toronto’s sky-piercing iconic CN Tower. Venture east to enjoy the European-style cafe culture, exquisite architecture and buzzing nightlife of Quebec City, or enter the bustling city of Montreal where gorgeous European buildings meet contemporary metropolitan architecture.
Be it the serene lake scenery of Jasper, the outdoor activities of Banff, or the historical landmarks of Victoria, if you've been considering embarking on a Canada holiday, this is the year to make it a reality.
Canada tours for solo travellers
Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our group tours. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a tour as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.
Things to do in Canada
From chasing Canada's other waterfalls to exploring the magnificent Rockies scenery, the Great White North will ensure you get your nature fix.
A core destination in most Canada holiday packages, the expansive Canadian Rockies region is home to lakes, forests, mountains and some of the best scenery in British Columbia and Alberta.
Head to the resort town of Banff, which turns into a skier's and snowboarder's paradise in the winter months, with ample ski resorts, boutiques and elegant hotels.
Embark on a day trip up to the Montmorency falls on your tour holiday and experience the landscape from atop one of the country's most impressive suspension bridges.
Things to see in Canada
Canada tour highlights
Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Canada.
Discover the unspoilt beauty of Banff's spectacular surroundings, where the beautiful Canadian Rockies await.
Brimming with exceptional culture, astounding natural beauty and an impressive variety of dining options, Vancouver makes an enchanting city break destination.
Take in the scenic splendour of the delightful mountain town of Jasper, and enjoy spectacular views of its mountain ranges, glacier-fed lakes, and the town itself.
Incredible food, rich history and plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors... Toronto holidays have got it all.
Food and drink in Canada
From major cities to tiny fishing villages in Nova Scotia, it will certainly not be difficult to find excellent seafood on your Canada trip.
Among the more unusual offerings are cedar-plank salmon, made with the unique method of cooking the fish on cedar planks, and geoducks, a large and strangely shaped clam.
Canada’s national dish, poutine, has an extra indulgent twist: the gravy is made from a rich and hearty meat stock, and the cheese is traditional velvety cheese curd. This simple, hearty and moreish snack is arguably the country’s most famous food.
What better way to unwind after a hike in the Rocky Mountains or a visit to Niagara Falls than with a local beverage? Look out for Canadian icewine, made from grapes frozen on the vine, or Canadian whisky, which must be aged for a minimum of three years.
Canada by region
Stretching 3.8 million square miles from coast to coast, Canada is an impressively vast country. And it is one packed with ever-changing and breathtaking landscapes, from soaring mountains, gentle grasslands, dense pine forests, twinkling sapphire lakes, and some of North America’s most exciting cities. Where in the Great White North calls your name?
First trip to Canada? Here are a few questions you might have.
- Time Zone
- GMT -5 (Toronto)
- Avg. Flight Time
- 8 hours (Toronto)
- Visa Required
- Visa required
- Canadian dollar
What are the best tours to Canada?
To get the best of your Canada adventure, we recommend the following tours:
- Canadian Rockies
- Canada's Maple Leaf Trail
- Canada - Niagara Falls to the Rockies
- Washington, New York & Niagara Falls
- Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies
If you'd like to see more Canada tours, check out our website.
What is Canada known for?
Canada is known for its unspoilt natural environment, winter sports and liveable cities. The nation is enriched with vast mountain ranges, forests, and lakes - approximately 60% of the world's lakes are located in Canada. The country also has some of the cleanest air in the world, ranked highly for its low pollution levels.
Its cold climate makes Canada the ultimate winter sports destination, with hockey being a much-loved national sport. Canada is also home to the most scenic and popular skiing destinations in the world.
The country is also widely known for the liveability of its cities. In 2019, Canadian cities Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto featured in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world.
Do I need a visa to visit Canada?
British Citizens don’t typically require a visa to visit Canada for short trips, but you’ll still need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) before your holiday. These only cost $7 CAD and can be applied for online.
What’s the currency in Canada?
The Canadian dollar is the official currency of Canada. Visit XE to see the current exchange rate.
When is the best time to visit Canada?
Canada is a country with four seasons. From winter through to summer, the country’s stunning natural landscapes change to reflect the seasons. As such, autumn - September to November - is a beautiful time to visit Canada and experience the vibrant change in colours and scenery. During this time, the weather isn’t too chilly and the summer crowds have dropped off.
What’s the cuisine like in Canada?
Generally, most Canadians eat a western diet not altogether different from what you’d find in the US or UK. When in Canada, be sure to sample poutine. These gravy-and-cheese-curd-topped fries are the ultimate comfort food. If you’re looking for a must-try dessert, you can’t go past Canadian maple syrup. Sourced from the maple tree - you’ve no doubt seen the leaf on the national flag - this high-quality liquid is irresistible on pancakes and pie.
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