Beyond the slopes: eight reasons to visit Canada

Beyond the slopes: eight reasons to visit Canada

This year’s the perfect time to visit this country for all seasons

This is a big year for one of the biggest countries on the planet as it celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. When it comes to planning a visit, there’s a mind-boggling amount of things to do and see, so we’ve picked eight of the highlights and are on hand to plan and book every element of your Canadian adventure.

Icefields ParkwayRoad tripping

Strike out on four wheels from any major Canadian city and you’ll be driving through vast and rugged landscapes in no time at all. From Vancouver, cross the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and drive the twisting Pacific Rim Highway, with picnic stops at the incredible MacMillan Provincial Park, and surf at a secluded beach in the northern district of Tofino. Alternatively, for mountain passes that call for endless photo stops, take a three-day drive along Alberta’s Icefields Parkway which runs between Banff and Jasper National Park.

Dorothy © Travel Alberta / Sean ThonsonAdrenaline-fuelled adventure


When winter turns to spring and the snow fields give way to lush pastures, Canada’s mountainous interior becomes a playground for hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, horse riding and so much more. We can arrange for you to live like a cowboy in the mountain-backed plains of Alberta, bike across Carcross – the world’s smallest desert – and kayak under the phenomenal rock formations at Hopewell Rocks. If you want a holiday packed with adventure, let us take care of it.

Grizzly bearBears, whales and wilderness

There’s nothing like watching a grizzly bear snatch a jumping salmon from a riverbank; an orca whale breaching just off your kayak’s bow; or hundreds of eagles circle above a mountain valley. Canada is blessed with some of the world’s most incredible wildlife experiences and rather than leaving sightings to chance, we can arrange wildlife tours with expert guides to some of the country’s most untouched habitats.

Montreal © Canadian Tourism CommissionNature’s bounty


Nowadays, it’s hard to find a city that isn’t going through some sort of culinary renaissance, and Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec and Montreal are all in the midst of a foodie revolution. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite from a food truck or sitting down to a tasting menu at a top flight restaurant, the options are endless. Our international restaurant specialists will be able to recommend and book the best spots to indulge in world-class food.

Okanagan ValleyWorld-class wines


Many regions throughout Canada share similar growing conditions to some of France’s famed valleys and the nation’s wine is starting to get recognised as a serious contender in the New World. The most robust vintages are produced in the rolling vineyards on the Niagara Peninsula, meaning you can pair a trip to the Falls with a day of tasting at nearby estates. Likewise, the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia has many well-established estates that offer tours, tastings and views that rival Napa.

The Rocky MountaineerThe Rocky Mountaineer

The classic Vancouver to Banff route is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious and spectacular rail journeys in the world. The train glides past glaciers, along the turquoise waters of Lake Louise, over mountain passes and through thick forest and passengers are treated to obstructed views thanks to the glass-roofed carriages. From the generous meals to the wonderful service, everything on board is truly first-class.

Fairmont Waterfront, VancouverHot property


From ski lodges in Whistler and remote island retreats in British Columbia to slick five-star hotels in Toronto, we’ve got it covered when it comes to finding the right place to stay for your Canadian adventure. Our Global Hotel Collection now extends to 27 properties across the country, where you will enjoy complimentary breakfast, a room upgrade*, early check-in* and late check-out*, as well as a range of hotel-specific perks like complimentary massages and restaurant credit.

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Getting there

We are partnered with British Airways and Air Canada, meaning we are able to secure preferential rates on fares and they are often cheaper than on the airline's website. Here are our current fares:

Toronto

Economy: our fare from £378 including tax (book on or before 14 March)

Premium Economy: our fare from £943 including tax (book on or before 15 March)

Business Class: our fare from £2,245 including tax (book on or before 21 March)

First Class: our fare from £2,745 including tax (book on or before 21 March)

Vancouver

Economy: our fare from £440 including tax (book on or before 14 March)

Premium Economy: our fare from £1,012 including tax (book on or before 15 March)

Business Class: our fare from £2,846 including tax (book on or before 21 March)

First Class: our fare from £3,602 including tax (book on or before 21 March)

Calgary

Economy: our fare from £662 including tax (book on or before 15 March)

Premium Economy: our fare from £987 including tax (book on or before 14 March)

Business Class: our fare from £2,432 including tax (book on or before 21 March)

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Terms & Conditions

All fares are correct as of Thursday 9 March 2017 (please note the book by dates). Fares shown are per person and include taxes; however, fares and taxes can change at any time. Black-out dates, advance purchase rules and weekend supplements may apply. All reservations must include a Saturday night stay. Restrictions apply for any changes or refunds depending on cabin booked. A fee of 1.5% will apply on the total amount for any credit card payments, there are no additonal charges for debit cards. Fares are not guaranteed until payment has been taken and the reservation confirmed.

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Pictured top: Hopewell Rocks © Tourism New Brunswick

Last updated on 9 March 2017


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