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Evergreen spruce, poplar and pine 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.
Discover the breath-taking Rocky Mountains on your Canada tour, with their pristine lakes and spectacular Canadian wildlife, while at sea, pods of humpback, orca, minke, beluga and the bizarre but beautiful narwhal make Canada’s coastal waters some of the best in the world for whale watching.
As well as vast open spaces, and endless, forested wildernesses, Canada is home to glittering modern cities, including some of the world’s most desirable urban locations. Experience glittering skylines, acres of parkland, vibrant music and dining scenes, and historic enclaves during your tour of Canada.
Marvel at Toronto’s sky-piercing icon, the CN Tower, and enjoy the view from over 440 metres high, choose to walk on the famous glass floor, or even venture outside to take what is officially ‘the world’s highest external walk on a building’.
The streets of Quebec City streets heave with locals and tourists enjoying European-style cafe culture, while Vancouver’s pristine parks are as flames to a moth for weekending city dwellers during the spring and summer, while Banff turns in a skiier's and snowboarder's paradise in the winter months.
Whatever season you choose to visit on one of our Canada tours, you’ll always enjoy the outdoors to the full.
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.Explore
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.Explore
Take in the highlights of Montreal, the world's second-largest French-speaking metropolis.Explore
Canada’s national dish is poutine (cheesy chips and gravy to British visitors). But this simple, hearty and moreish snack is just one side of Canadian food.
From the bright orange-red of Pacific sockeye salmon to delicate Nova Scotia lobster and lean caribou meat, meat and fish lovers will find plenty to celebrate, while those with a sweet tooth should keep an eye out for Nanaimo bars as well as the ubiquitous maple syrup.
Among national drinks, Canada has taken advantage of its chilly winter to become the world’s leading producer of ice wine (which is only made from grapes that have frozen while still on the vine) and has one standout peculiarity, the Cesar cocktail, a Bloody Mary made with a mix of tomato and clam juice.
First trip to Canada? Here are a few questions you might have.
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.
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.
The Canadian dollar is the official currency of Canada. Visit XE to see the current exchange rate.
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.
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.