Canada

With so much variety to offer, Canada is an ideal holiday choice if you are looking for a wealth of experiences in one trip. Canada's regions have thier own unique culture, scenery and character. Choose from the mountains of the West, the Maritime history of the East Coast or the vibrant cities of Central Canada, and numerous places in between. Whether its outdoor activities, culture, shopping or sightseeing, Canada has it all.

Suggested Itineraries

Boats, Planes & Automobiles in British Columbia

Price includes: Return international flights, 13 nights accommodation, car hire, ferry crossing from Vancouver to Victoria and float plane from Victoria back to Vancouver.

Day 1    Fly from the UK to Vancouver
Vancouver is one of the world's most beautiful cities, rich with culture, nature and world-class shopping, dining and hotels. It is also home to the Coast Salish Peoples including the Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish Nations. Explore Aboriginal culture at the Klahowya Village in Stanley Park and discover First Nations treasures at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. Other activities include a canoe adventure with Takaya Tours, a round of golf at the Takaya Golf Centre, or a visit to the Khot-la-Cha Gallery and Gift Shop. Stay for 2 nights in Vancouver.
 
Day 3    Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs / Agassiz (approx. 82 miles)
This morning pick up a hire car and depart Vancouver. Travel east into the lush Fraser Valley, the primary agricultural region in southwestern BC. Framed by the Coast Mountains on either side, this region is home to attractions, gardens, golf courses, historic sites, the mighty Fraser River and the beautiful Harrison Lake. Stay for 1 night in Harrison Hot Springs.
 
Day 4      Harrison Hot Springs to Agassiz / Osoyoos (approx. 179 miles)
A short drive from Harrison Hot Springs will bring you to the town of Hope, a major highway junction, from where you can travel on three different routes into BC's interior. By the time you reach Hope, you will have left the valley behind and entered the rugged Coast Mountains, blanketed with evergreen forest and snow-capped peaks. The further east you travel, the more arid the climate, vegetation and geography will become. By the time you arrive in Osoyoos, you are in Canada's only true desert. This region is home to the Osoyoos First Nation. The name Osoyoos is derived from Soyoos, an Aboriginal word meaning "gathered together". Stay for 2 nights in Osoyoos.
 
Day 5    Osoyoos Exploring 
Relax and explore Aboriginal culture and a wide range of unique services and activities this region has to offer. Discover the legends of Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Center or sip on a glass of chilled chardonnay wine served on the patio of Nk'Mip Cellars.
 
Day 6      Osoyoos to Kelowna (approx. 77 miles)
Enjoy a spectacular drive through British Columbia's world-famous wine country. Along the route, tour wineries and learn about winemaking techniques and sample your favourite varietal at the vineyards' tasting rooms. Stop at Kekuli Cafe in Westbank for fresh bannock and delicious organic, fair-trade coffee. This First Nations - owned cafe/restaurant also offers Aboriginal-inspired cuisine, as well as local art. Upon arrival in Kelowna, relax at the lake or visit some of the nearby orchards. Stay for 1 night in Kelowna
 
Day 7    Kelowna to Chase (approx. 88 miles)
From Kelowna, cruise into the picturesque Shuswap Lake area with a shoreline of over 1,000km. Near the community of Chase you will leave the highway and travel through the First Nations community of Squilax / Little Shuswap Lake to the Secwepmec band-owned Quaaout Lodge & Talking Rock Golf Club, nestled on the sandy north shores of Little Shuswap Lake. Stay for 2 nights in Chase.
 
Day 8   Chase Exploring 
There are many activities available including horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, Aboriginal dance performances and talks about First Nations heritage. The resort also boasts a world-class golf course, Talking Rock Golf Club.
 
Day 9    Chase to Kamloops and Lillooet  (approx. 141 miles)
From Chase travel west on Highway #1 and then Highway #99 to Lillooet. Enroute, stop in Kamloops to visit the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park. This 12-acre heritage park lets visitors discover the rich history and culture of the Secwepemc through exhibits, oral histories and legends, photos, artefacts and videos. Stay for 1 night in Lillooet.
 
Day 10    Lillooet to Whistler (approx. 80 miles)
In the morning, partake in an excursion with Xwisten Experience Tours and visit the traditional fishing grounds of the St'at'imc people. Learn time-honoured techniques such as preparing the salmon for presentation through wind drying. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely drive to the resort town of Whistler. Stay for 2 nights in Whistler.
 
Day 11   Whistler Exploring
Take the day and explore this beautiful and world-famous resort. Activities available are hiking, bear-viewing, biking, sightseeing via the PEAK2PEAK gondola, canoeing, shopping and more. The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre invites guests to experience the art and heritage of the Squamish and Lil'wat people through a welcome song, guided tour or the museum and exhibits, cultural forest walk, craft-making in the center's longhouse and exploration of the cafe and gift shop.
 
Day 12    Whistler to Vancouver (approx. 75 miles)
On arrival in Vancouver drop off your hire car and make your way to the ferry terminal and take a cruise through the Straight of Georgia from Vancouver to Victoria aboard BC Ferries. Travelling by ferry comes with many benefits: an unlimited supply of fresh air, a deck-side view of breath-taking scenery not accessible by land and a high probability of spotting marine wildlife. On-board, enjoy incredible sights as you cross the Straight of Georgia and travel through Active Pass – make sure to have your camera ready! Wildlife such as whales, dolphins and sea lions frequent the waters along this route and it’s not uncommon to spot them, especially during the spring and summer months. Arrive in Victoria late afternoon for your 2 night stay. 
 
Day 13    Victoria Exploring
The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the best museums in Western Canada. The area is also home to some of the country's most exhilarating scenery: there's an ocean or mountain (or both!) vista around every corner, and the city's flower gardens are famous the world over. Established in 1843 as a fort for the Hudson's Bay Company, Victoria's British ancestry is apparent in the double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens and tearooms. The city is now a cosmopolitan centre with a lively entertainment scene and a wonderful array of attractions.
 
Day 14    Depart on board a float plane on your last journey back to Vancouver!
The journey takes only 40 minutes and there are several flights a day to choose from, so you will have most of the day either in Victoria or doing some last minute shopping in Vancouver before your evening flight home. Return to the UK.

13 Nights
Prices from:
£1555 per person

Maritime Magic Family Treasures

Price includes flights, car hire and accommodation.

Day 1
Arrive at Halifax International Airport. Stay in Halifax for two nights.

Day 2
At leisure in Halifax to enjoy this modern yet historic city. Discover its proud maritime heritage in the many museums and along the waterfront area, or go on a harbour cruise.

Day 3
Halifax to Western Shore, approx. 85 miles. Drive along the Lighthouse Route to the picturesque fishing community of Peggy's Cove and its famous lighthouse. Continue along the coast and overnight in Western Shore.

Day 4
Western Shore to Digby, approx. 100 miles. Continue along the coast today and stop in the port of Lunenburg for a visit to the renowned Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Take the scenic, cross-country drive linking the rocky southern shore with the lush Annapolis Valley, and enjoy the amazing views as you traverse extensive woodlands dotted with lakes. Explore the wilderness of Kejimkujik National Park. Travel along the Annapolis Basin visiting remnants of Anglo-French colonial rivalry. Overnight for two nights in Digby.

Day 5
Your day is at leisure to explore this picture-postcard fishing port with its bustling harbour, home to the largest scallop fishing fleet in the world. Digby is Nova Scotia's most popular summer resort and the largest urban centre in the area. You can take a whale and bird watching cruise from here.

Day 6
Digby to Truro, approx. 185 miles. Drive along Nova Scotia's northern shore and admire the bay of Fundy, world-famous for its extreme tides. Twice a day, the tides carry 100-billion tonnesof water into the Bay of Fundy. On your way through this beautiful stretch of land, you can learn more about Nova Scotia's Scottish, Acadian and native heritage. Overnight in Truro.

Day 7
Truro to Charlottetown, approx. 80 miles. Make your way to Pictou, the 'Birthplace of New Scotland', and explore the Hector Heritage Quay where the first Scottish settlers arrived in 1773. Take the ferry from here across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province noted for its attractive and peaceful charm, as well as its fruitful, low rolling countryside. Overnight for two nights in Charlottetown.

Day 8
Your day is at leisure to explore the Victorian homes and elegant squares of Charlottetown. The city is the island's commercial centre and through its harbour, the wealth of produce from the surrounding fertile farmland is funnelled for shipping. Despite the 20th-century character the city displays today, it still manages to evoke the feeling of a colonial seaport with quaint sections such as Great George Street and Old Charlotte Town. You can try sea kayaking for an alternative view of the city.

Day 9
Charlottetown to Antigonish, approx. 100 miles. Return to Nova Scotia via the Northumberland Strait, and drive along the North Shore Drive through tranquil scenery and small communities that still celebrate Nova Scotia's Scottish, native and Acadian identities. Overnight in Antigonish.

Day 10
Antigonish to the Cape Breton Highlands, approx. 175 miles. Drive along the northern shore of Cape Breton Island and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Take the Cabot Trail into the highlands of northern Cape Breton. Observe a variety of wildlife in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a sanctuary for moose, deer, lynx, bears and beavers. Overnight in Cape Breton Highlands area.

Day 11
Cape Breton Highlands to Sydney, approx. 90 miles. Continue southbound on the Cabot Trail passing charming Maritime communities, such as St Anns. Make your way to Sydney the second-largest urban centre in Nova Scotia and entry point for ferries from Newfoundland. Overnight for two nights in Sydney.

Day 12
Today is at leisure to explore the historic city of Sydney, originally known as Spanish Bay. Tour the environs of Sydney and visit Bras d'Or Lake, considered to be one of the world's best sailing and boating venues. You can also explore the delightful resort community of Baddeck where a fascinating museum is dedicated to the life and works of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Overnight in Sydney.

Day 13
Sydney to Liscomb Mills, approx. 170 miles. Discover the eastern part of Cape Breton Island by circumnavigating the great inland sea of Bras d'Or Lake and tour the Fortress of Louisburg. The site is one of the historically most significant locations in all of North America. Overnight for one night in Liscomb Mills.

Day 14
Liscomb Mills to Halifax, approx. 110 miles. Follow the Marine Drive back to Halifax for your departure flight.

13 Nights
Prices from:
£1295 per person

Canada: Mountain Country

Price includes flights, car hire, accommodation
and ferry between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy.

Day 1
Arrive Vancouver International Airport and overnight in Vancouver for two nights.

Day 2
You have the entire day to tour Vancouver and the surrounding area. Some suggestions: the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park.

Day 3
Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, approx. 80 miles. Leaving the coast today, you will traverse a great maritime plain and end today's journey at the well-known resort of Harrison Hot Springs. Picturesquely situated at the foot of the 70km long Harrison Lake and flanked by mountains, you can enjoy walking on the beach or exploring the two hot mineral springs for which the town is famous. Overnight for one night in Harrison Hot Springs.

Day 4
Harrison Hot Springs to Penticton, approx. 180 miles. Enjoy the scenic drive to Penticton via the dense forests of Manning Provincial Park, where you can take a walk on the remnants of the Dewdney Trail or the Rhododendron Flats. The town of Penticton lies at the lower end of Okanagan Lake and the lush orchards and vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. Overnight in Penticton for one night.

Day 5
Penticton to Revelstoke, approx. 160 miles. Morning at leisure to enjoy the Okanagan Valley. Then drive past spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes en route to the Revelstoke area. Overnight in the Revelstoke area.

Day 6
Revelstoke to Banff/Canmore, approx. 175 miles. Drive through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass en route to the bustling resort town of Banff. We suggest a visit to Lake Louise. Overnight in Banff/Canmore for two nights.

Day 7
Entire day to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to Banff Natural History Museum. You may also try river rafting or take

Day 8
Banff/Canmore to Jasper, approx. 175 miles. Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake en route. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield. Overnight for two nights in Jasper.

Day 9
Full day to relax and tour Jasper and surrounding area. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, a guided wildlife viewing and historical Hot Springs tour in the National Park, a visit to the Miette Hot Springs or a ride on the Jasper Tramway

Day 10
Jasper to Clearwater, approx 215 miles. Drive the scenic Yellowhead Highway to Wells Gray Park. We suggest a stop at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Overnight in Clearwater for two nights.

Day 11
Many activities are available in the park including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding or river rafting.

Day 12
Clearwater to 100 Mile House, approx 95 miles. From the park, it is a short drive into the dramatic cattle ranching country of the Cariboo Region. 100 Mile House was born in the 19th century during the days of the Cariboo Gold Rush, when a roadhouse was built here to service gold seekers heading in tot he goldfields. Overnight in 100 Mile House.

Day 13
100 Mile House to Prince George, approx. 200 miles. We suggest a visit to Barkerville, a restored pioneer settlement from the Gold Rush era. Overnight in Prince George.

Day 14
Prince George to Smithers, approx. 235 miles. Travel the rugged wilderness terrain of the interior mountain ranges. This is also a region with cultural and historical ties to many native bands. In Hazelton, you may want to visit Ksan Native Village and its tribal houses, museum, carving shed and totem poles of the Gitksan First Nation. Overnight in Smithers.

Day 15
Smithers to Prince Rupert, approx. 220 miles. Follow the scenic Skeena River Valley to the active port city of Prince Rupert. Situated on Kaien Island, Prince Rupert was home to the Tsimshian and Haida nations for 5000 years and their legacies can be seen in the totem poles of Service Park, Roosevelt Park and the Sunken Gardens. Overnight in Prince Rupert.

Day 16
Prince Rupert to Prince Hardy, approx. 25 miles (land only). Enjoy a full day ocean cruise on board B.C. Ferries along the British Columbia coastline. The famous Inside Passage Cruise Terminates in Port Hardy. Overnight in Prince Hardy.

Day 17
Port Hardy to Campbell River, approx. 145 miles. Travel the eastern shore of Vancouver Island to Campbell River, a focal point for sport salmon fishing. Overnight in Campbell River

Day 18
Campbell River to Victoria, approx. 165 miles. Continue along the coast, past Nanimo and Chemainus, and enjoy the scenic Malahat Drive. Overnight in Victoria for two nights.

Day 19
Explore this elegant capital city. We suggest a visit to Beacon Hill Park and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Drop in for afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel or visit the famous Butchart Gardens. Alternatively take to the sea for a whale and wildlife viewing trip.

Day 20
Victoria to Vancouver, approx. 45 miles (land only). Traverse the charming sannich Peninsula before enjoying a mini-cruise on B.C. Ferries back to Vancouver through the Strait of Georgia. Depart from Vancouver.

19 Nights
Prices from:
£1941 per person

Canada: Eastern Spirit Fly-drive

Price includes flights, car hire and accommodation.

Day 1
Arrive in Toronto where you will spend your first two nights.

Day 2
At leisure to enjoy this world-class city with its fascinating mix of multi-cultural neighbourhoods, including Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown and little Portugal. Do not miss the CN Tower, Skydome, Ontario Science Centre and Hockey Hall of Fame

Day 3
Toronto to Niagara Falls, approx. 80 miles. En-route take time to stop at Niagara on the Lake with its quaint shops and boutiques, before continuing on the scenic Niagara Parkway to Niagara Falls. The Maid of the Mist boat tour is the best way to experience the sheer force and beauty of the Falls and offers some fantastic photo opportunities. Overnight for one night at Niagara Falls.

Day 4
Niagara Falls to Kitchener, approx. 90 miles. Founded in 1784, Kitchener is the gateway to the Grand River Valley - world renowned for its natural beauty. The valley offers over 30 miles of community trails for hiking, cycling and birdwatching. The area also hosts over 600,000 visitors annual to its own unique version of Oktoberfest. Overnight for one night in Kitchener.

Day 5
Kitchener to Midland, approx. 140 miles. Travelling north, you will reach the shores of Georgian Bay and the rural town of Midland, gateway to the picturesque 30,000 islands. Visit the Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Huronia Museum and Indian Village or Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Overnight for one night in Midland.

Day 6
Midland to Pembroke, approx. 235 miles. You will head east today to this multicultural city of English, Scottish, Irish, Polish, German, Indian, Greek and Chinese settlers. Explore the wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park, popular for hiking and canoeing. Overnight for one night in Pembroke.

Day 7
Pembroke to Ottawa, approx. 95 miles. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Quebec/Ontario border, before arriving in Canada's capital city. Take a boat trip down the Rideau Canal, North Americ'a oldest operating 19th Century canal and well known for its winter transformation into the world's longest skating rink! Overnight in Ottawa for one night

Day 8
Ottawa to Tremblant, approx. 105 miles. Head north today into the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. Discover the scenic beauty that attracts visitors from around the world in St. Jovite and Mont-Tremblant Provincial Park. Overnight for two nights in Tremblant.

Day 9
At leisure to enjoy all this resort has to offer, including hiking, mountain biking, golf or water sports such as canoeing, kayaking or sailing. Alternatively take a leisurely stroll around the pleasant pedestrian village area.

Day 10
Tremblant to Quebec City, approx. 245 miles. Head for Canada's oldest city with its unique French culture. Overnight for two nights in Quebec City.

Day 11
The best way to discover the city and it's numerous historic buildings is by walking through the enchanting cobbled streets and narrow lanes. Don't miss a visit to the Fortifications, Place Royal, Montmorency Falls and the Ile d'Orleans.

Day 12
Quebec City to Montreal, approx. 155 miles. Follow the St Lawrence River southwest to the thriving city of Montreal. With so much to see here, including the Notre-Dame Basilica, Place d'Armes, Old Montreal and Mont-Royal Park to name a few, you will need to make an early start. Spending the evening discovering the bustling nightlife and gourmet restaurants. Overnight for one night in Montreal.

Day 13
Montreal to Gananoque, approx 226.8 miles. Departing from Montreal, you will drive west across the border into rural Ontario (no passport required!). On your way, you will be entering the beautiful Thousand Islands region, where forested islands lie amid tranquil lakes. Take to the water and step aboard a cruiser to explore the magnificent scenery of the Thousand Islands. This wonderfully lush island landscape is dotted with luxurious cottages and vast estates. The cruise will take you past Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island and Millionaire’s Row. Overnight in Gananoque.

Day 14
Gananoque to Taronto, approx 160 miles. Return to the UK.Take a leisurely drive along Lake Ontario and return to Toronto's Pearson International Airport to check in for your return flight.

13 Nights
Prices from:
£1185 per person

Totem Peaks

Price includes flights, car hire and accommodation.
NB: Due to the ferry schedule between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy, this itinerary has fixed departure dates. 

Explore hundreds of kilometres of gigantic forests, crystal-clear lakes and snow-capped mountains of Western Canada, taking in the highlights of Vancouver and Victoria. Amidst the stunning scenery runs the Inside Passage, a legacy from the glacier era. This grandiose corridor of cliffs, greenery and ice opens onto Vancouver Island, one of the most beautiful islands on the North American Pacific Coast.

 

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER
 
Arrive Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel.Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Vancouver.
 
DAY 2 VANCOUVER
 
You will have the entire day to tour Vancouver and the surrounding area. Some suggestions: Stanley Park, the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park. Overnight in Vancouver.
 
Activity
The Pacific salmon begin their journey to the inlands of the Pacific Coastal Rainforest hundreds of miles out to sea, braving predators, powerful currents and tiered ladders to arrive at the glades of this pristine area of the
British Columbia coast. Luckily, with the Rainforest Adventure Tour, your travels won’t be so arduous. An experienced guide will lead you from the wilds of your hotel to the natural cathedrals, pillared by 500-year-old trees and translucent canopies hundreds of feet
above you. Marvel at the dizzying heights of the Capilano Canyon.
 
DAY 3
VANCOUVER TO PENTICTON, approx 245 miles
 
Scenic drive to Penticton in the Okanagan Valley, known for its lush orchards, beaches and hot, dry climate. Overnight in Penticton.
 
DAY 4
PENTICTON TO REVELSTOKE, approx 161 miles
 
Morning at leisure to enjoy the Okanagan Valley.Then drive past spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes en route to the Revelstoke area. Overnight near Revelstoke.
 
DAY 5
REVELSTOKE TO BANFF, approx 173 miles
 
Drive through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass en route to the Canadian Rockies. Yoho National Park marks the provincial border and meets Canada’s
first national park here. Kicking Horse Pass is sure to be a scenic highlight of the park. Before you continue on to the bustling resort town of Banff, we suggest a visit to Lake Louise.
Overnight in Banff.
 
DAY 6
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
 
Entire day is free to tour Banff and the surrounding area. We suggest a visit to Banff Natural History Museum. You may also try river rafting or take a boat tour on Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in
Banff.
 
Activity
This exciting 4-hour whitewater paddle raft excursion on the Kananaskis River is a wonderful introduction to rafting, and fun for the whole family. The Canadian Rockies provide a dramatic backdrop as a professional
river guide helps you navigate through wonderful mountain scenery and the natural history of the area. Rated as Grade 2-3 level whitewater. River gear, change tents, and beverages are
 
DAY 7
BANFF TO JASPER, approx 177 miles
 
Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake en route. Enjoy glorious photo opportunities of snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and alpine meadows as you travel this route considered one of the most scenic drives in the
world. Overnight in Jasper.
 
Activity
Prepare yourself for the experience of the Columbia Icefield, located on the boundary of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Covering an expanse of 325 sq. km and reaching depths of up to 320 m, this impressive icefield forms one of the largest masses of ice south of
the Arctic Circle. Venture directly onto the Athabasca glacier in a specially-designed Ice Explorer with guided commentary. A unique icy adventure!
 
DAY 8
JASPER TO PRINCE GEORGE, approx 233 miles
 
The Yellowhead Highway meanders past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and descends into the vast forests of northern British Columbia. Follow the northern arm of the FraserRiver through the Cariboo Region. Overnight in Prince George.
 
DAY 9
PRINCE GEORGE TO SMITHERS, approx 229 miles
 
Travel the rugged wilderness terrain of the interior mountain ranges. Overnight in Smithers.
 
DAY 10
SMITHERS TO PRINCE RUPERT, approx 217 miles
 
Follow the scenic Skeena River Valley to the active port city of Prince Rupert. Overnight in Prince
Rupert.
 
DAY 11
(land only)
PRINCE RUPERT TO PORT HARDY, approx 24 miles
(CRUISE)
Enjoy a full-day ocean cruise on board BC Ferries along the British Columbia coastline. The famous Inside Passage cruise terminates in Port Hardy.
Overnight in Port Hardy.
 
*For departures with the Inside Passage sailings before June 7 and after September 6, the cruise will depart in the afternoon and overnight will be on board the ferry in your selected accommodation type. The cruise will end in the
morning at Port Hardy.
 
DAY 12
PORT HARDY TO CAMPBELL RIVER, approx 149 miles
 
Travel the eastern shore of Vancouver Island to Campbell River, a focal point for sport salmon
fishing. Overnight in Campbell River.
 
DAY 13
CAMPBELL RIVER TO VICTORIA, approx 167 miles.
 
Continue along the coast, past quaint seaside towns such as Courtenay, Qualicum Beach, Parksville and Nanaimo. In Duncan, visit the Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre and in Chemainus, you can see the famous murals. As you approach Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, you will travel along the scenic Malahat Drive, which affords generous vistas of the water and the Gulf Islands beyond. Overnight in
 
DAY 14
VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER, approx 43 miles
 
Before you leave Victoria’s charms and the beauty of the Inner Harbour, we recommend you visit Butchart Gardens, a magnificent display of flowers and shrubs set in an old stone quarry. Enjoy a mini-cruise on BC
Ferries guiding you around the many Gulf Islands, through the Strait of Georgia to mainland British Columbia for some last-minute shopping. Overnight near Vancouver International Airport.
 
Activity
This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a regular covered boat
with commentary by a certified marine biologist and naturalist.
 
DAY 15
END OF TOUR
Check in at Vancouver International Airport for your
departure flight.
 
14 Nights
Prices from:
£2575 per person

Hotel de Glace And Baby Seal Watching In Îles-De-La-Madeleine

Price includes all flights, accommodation, transfers where listed, activities where listed and meals where listed. Items of a personal nature and gratuities are not included. 

Day 1 
Arrive Quebec City and transfer to the Sheraton Four Points for two nights. Dinner is included on your first night.

Day 2
After breakfast spend the morning Dog Sledding before transferring to the Hotel de Glace, North America's only ice hotel for one night.

Day 3 
After breakfast spend the day exploring Quebec City before transferring to the Chateau Laurier for one night

Day 4
After breakfast fly from Quebec City to Îles-de-la-Madeleine to start your baby seal watching adventure. Tonight a sunset photo trip and dinner are included.

Day 5 
Today a 3-hour helicopter excursion to the ice to watch the seals and their pups and a guided tour of the Western part of the Island are included. B/L/D

Day 6 
Today a guided tour of the central and Eastern part of the Island, a visit to the seal interpretation centre and  star watching excursion are included. B/L/D

Day 7 
After breakfast spend the morning snowshoeing or cross country skiing before flying to Montreal for three nights. 

Day 8
Montreal at leisure 

Day 9 
Montreal at leisure

Day 10 
Fly from Montreal back to the UK

9 Nights
February to March
Price from:
£1999 per person

Canadian Rockies - Escorted Tour
Price includes, flights, services of a professional Tour Leader, transportation in a customised vehicle, 9 hotel nights and 1 night log cabin

Guaranteed Departures 2017- 27 May- 06 Jun, 08 Jul- 18 Jul, 22 Jul- 01 Aug, 05 Aug- 15 Aug, 26 Aug- 05 Sep, 02 Sep- 12 Sep , 09 Sep- 19 Sep, 

Guaranteed Departures 2018- 26 May- 05 Jun , 23 Jun- 03 Jul, 21 Jul- 31 Jul, 07 Aug- 17 Aug, 25 Aug- 04 Sep, 01 Sep - 11 Sep, 08 Sep- 18 Sep.
 

Get ready for mountains, lakes and glaciers, Canadian style! Explore some of North America's grandest scenery and take advantage of the hiking and adventure activities available on this lodging tour. Walk to stunning waterfalls and aquamarine lakes, spot wildlife in wilderness parks and enjoy the spectacularly scenic Icefields Parkway. Add on as much adventure as you want, from zip lining to mountain biking, and white water rafting to canoeing. See Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, then return to city life in Calgary. This 11 day Canadian Rockies tour is one great big adventure,

Day 1: Fly UK to Vancouver
Start your experience in one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the world, Vancouver. There is plenty to fill your time ahead of the welcome meeting this evening, but we highly recommend a stroll around this cosmopolitan city to get a feel for it. Treat yourself to some moreish maple cookies in Stanley Park, a 400-hectare green wonderland where you can see the authentic totem poles erected in the 1920s, or sit in one of the cafes and enjoy a spot of people watching. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs, where you'll meet your tour guide and fellow travellers.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.


Day 2/3: Whistler
Depart the bustling city of Vancouver and travel to the `adventure capital' of Western Canada! Perhaps better known as a winter resort, Whistler has plenty on offer all year round. Take the opportunity to hit the trails, jump on a bike to explore at a different pace or zip line through the trees! Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, foodie or someone who likes to get close to nature, there's something for everyone in Whistler.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally


Day 3/4: Wells Gray Provincial Park  
Don't let the fact that Wells Gray is not a national park fool you, this place is stunning! After your drive along the old Gold Rush Trail, stretch your legs with a walk to the edge of Helmcken Falls, Canada's fourth highest waterfall, stopping at various viewpoints to admire the lush valley below. Wells Gray is also home to many smaller but equally beautiful waterfalls. Embrace the stillness, silence and isolation, and never venture too far without your camera so you can capture the beautiful meadows full of wildflowers or a roaming bear. Tonight you'll stay in a log cabin at a guest ranch.
Accommodation: Log cabin included | Meals: Paid locally


Day 5/6: Jasper National Park  
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in Canada, covering an area of 10,878 square km. It's much less developed than other areas of Western Canada and offers a true wilderness feel. There are several options on offer in Jasper, including the SkyTram cable car to Whistler Mountain for a bird's-eye view of this splendid park. There's also ample opportunity for mountain biking or hiking amidst glorious lakeside scenery, and visiting spectacular Maligne Lake.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally


Day 6: Banff National Park  
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is Canada's oldest national park. Its mountainous terrain encompasses coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers. Take a ride up the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain or opt to view all this scenic grandeur from a helicopter. Outstanding hikes are available and with an abundance of wildlife around, there's always a chance of seeing something special, so keep your camera at the ready. There's nothing better after a hard days hiking than an included soak in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs. Banff's nightlife offers great live music and a fine selection of restaurants which you can most definitely sample your way through over a two night hotel stay.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally


Day 7: Icefields Parkway - Golden
The Icefields Parkway, cutting through the heart of the Rockies, is recognised as being one of the top scenic drives in the world, travelling for 230km (140 miles) past hanging glaciers, sheer rock walls and broad sweeping valleys. You have a chance to traverse a portion of the imposing Athabasca Glacier on an optional guided glacier hike and be amazed by Peyto Lake's turquoise hues. End your day at Golden, close to Yoho National Park.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally


Day 8: Yoho National Park - Golden  
Yoho National Park is considered the hidden treasure of the Canadian national park system, and you have a full day to explore. It's a photographer's dream with several hiking opportunities which showcase the stunning mountains, lakes and waterfalls of this pristine alpine landscape. You can experience the Kicking Horse River first hand with an exhilarating half-day optional white water rafting excursion, or choose to hike at the magnificent Emerald Lake. An excellent alternative option is walking the challenging trails overlooking Takakkaw Falls - you're bound to be impressed by its beauty. Make the most out of this spectacular national park before returning to Golden tonight.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally


Day 9: Lake Louise - Canmore  
Lake Louise has always been a popular tourist destination, and it's no surprise that it is the most photographed destination in the region! With its snow-capped peaks, ancient pine forests and aquamarine waters, Lake Louise is known as the `Gem of the Rockies'. The vibrant glacial hue of Lake Louise will take your breath away. It almost doesn't look real, but believe us when we say it most certainly is! Your next two nights will be spent in the nearby town of Canmore.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally


Day 10: Banff National Park - Canmore  
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is Canada's oldest national park. Its mountainous terrain encompasses coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers. Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or opt to view all this scenic grandeur from a helicopter. Outstanding hikes are available and with an abundance of wildlife around, there's always a chance of spotting something special, so keep your camera at the ready. There's nothing better after a hard day's hiking than an included soak in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs. 
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally
 

Day 11: Canmore - Calgary  - Fly Calgary to UK in the evening.
This morning is your last chance to take in the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies before driving back to Calgary for the end of your adventure.

Sandwiched in between the Rocky Mountains and the winding Bow River, Calgary is at the epicentre of Alberta's oil industry. The high-rise buildings and urban parklands create a balanced modern city. Climb the Calgary Tower if you want impressive 360 degree views and visit the interpretive centre to discover the heritage of the First Nation People.
Meals: Paid locally

10 Nights
Prices from:
£2396 per person

Whales and Bears of British Columbia  - Escorted Tour
Price includes, flights, services of a professional Tour Leader, transportation in a customised vehicle and 9 hotel nights

Guaranteed Departures 2017- 31 Aug- 09 Sep, 07 Sep- 16 Sep, 10 Sep- 19 Sep, 17 Sep - 26 Sep, 20 Sep- 29 Sep

Guaranteed Departures 2018- 30 Aug - 08 Sep, 06 Sep - 15 Sep, 09 Sep- 18 Sep, 16 Sep - 25 Sep, 19 Sep- 28 Sep.

 

British Columbia is truly blessed with an overwhelming array of wildlife and over 10 days you'll be delighted and amazed by some of the greatest creatures Canada can offer. From the 'big hitters' including whales and bear, to the smaller seals and sea otters, this tour is designed to give you the very best chance of spotting British Columbia's best. Explore the stunning areas of Vancouver Island, both on and off the beaten paths, seeking wildlife in places it's known to frequent. This tour delivers a rare and glorious chance to delve under the skin of BC and all of its incredible wildlife.

Day 1: Vancouver
Day one is a joining day and you are free to arrive at any time today. Please keep an eye out for the welcome notice in the hotel reception indicating the time of the evening meeting. Vancouver is often hailed as Canada's most beautiful city. This cosmopolitan and diverse metropolis is in stark contrast to the rest of British Columbia, but always proves to be a highlight.

Day 2: Vancouver to Nanaimo
This morning you have a guided city tour this morning with time to take in the sights of Gastown and Granville Island, from which there are some great viewpoints overlooking the city. In the afternoon, you transfer to the port to board a ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, a one and a half hour journey across the Strait of Georgia. You'll spend some time visiting this gateway city before settling into your hotel for the night.

Day 3: Horn Lake Caves Provincial Park
Explore the ancient fossils and crystal formations on an optional visit to Horn Lake Caves Provincial Park, home to more than 1,000 caves. Discover the unique geology and history of the caves whilst exploring this magical underground world. If you prefer to stay above the surface take the Phil Whitfield Interpretive Trail, where you can still explore the interesting geology features of the area. Next you'll make your way to Ucluelet, with a stop at Cathedral Grove Provincial Park to see the last remains of a temperate rainforest. Located between the dense forests of the Cascade Mountains and the desert-like Okanagan Valley, exploring this unique place is sure to impress. Walk the many trails of the park lined with beautiful giant Douglas-Fir trees and fascinating rock formations.

Day 4: Pacific Rim National Park
Nestled between the mountains of the Vancouver Island Range and the Pacific Coastline, Pacific Rim National Park boasts magnificent islands and dramatic seascapes. Due to the national park being the perfect combination of land and water you'll no doubt be amazed at the amount of wildlife that lives here, such as Black Tail Deer, Black Bear, Bald Eagles and the endangered Leatherback Turtle. In the afternoon it's time to head out on a three hour whale observation cruise. Humpback and Grey Whales are often seen in the area, but don't be surprised if you see seals and sea lions as well.

Day 5: Tofino
Tofino is Vancouver Island's most popular outdoor retreat, with people from the city heading over to what is said to be the 'jewel of Canada's West Coast', and the perfect place to escape city life to enjoy a spot of hiking or fishing. Surfing is another big draw in Tofino and with its easy going, laidback atmosphere you really won't want to leave. Head over to the beautiful Tofino Botanical Gardens for a spot of bird watching and keep your eyes peeled for Bald Eagles that can sometimes be seen soaring above. You've seen whales, now it's time to see some Black Bears as you board the Zodiac again.

Day 6: Campbell River
Today we drive to Campbell River, also known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World'. With a river full of five different species of salmon, it's no surprise that bears frequent this area. Even though fishing takes precedence here, there are also some great boutique shops, art galleries and some delicious Farmer's Markets for you to also enjoy. Take a short walk in Elk Falls Provincial Park, one of the most popular provincial parks on Vancouver Island. The park boasts some impressive waterfalls, stunning hiking trails and more opportunities to fish.

Day 7: Orford River
Orford Bay is the original village of the Homalco First Nations People and today is a popular stop for visitors wanting to see some of British Columbia's finest wildlife in its natural habitat. Today you'll spend the whole day on the Orford River; one of the last pristine watersheds in the Bute Inlet where you'll find the largest concentration of Grizzly Bears in BC. From August to October it's not uncommon to spot over 35 Grizzly Bears within a small area, due to the return of the spawning wild salmon. Even though it's the bears that are the main attraction here, the surrounding scenery is spectacular so make sure you have your camera ready at all times.

Day 8: Quadra Island
Now it's time to board the ferry to Quadra Island for a day spent hiking the island trails or hitting the water for an optional kayaking trip. Quadra Island is part of a group of small islands, named the Discovery Islands that are located along the Inside Passage between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. With endless adventurous activities, stunning beaches and incredible wildlife, whatever you decide to do on Quadra Island there'll never be a dull moment as this unique landscape leaves you open-jawed with amazement.

Day 9-10: Victoria to Vancouver
With some sadness it's now time to leave this beautiful place behind and head to Victoria to board the ferry back to Vancouver. As you cross the Strait of Georgia you'll be rewarded with some superb views of the city skyline. Once you are back on dry land you may want to visit Stanley Park, Vancouver's first, largest and most beloved urban park. Here you'll discover miles of walking trails and beautiful beaches just waiting for you to explore. It's great place for you to end this incredible tour.

9 Nights
Prices from:
£2508 per person

Alaska & The Yukon  - Escorted Tour
Price includes, flights, services of a professional tour leader, accommodation, excursions and some meals. 

Guaranteed Departures 2017- Jun 4- Jun 16, Jun 11- Jun 23, Jun 25 - Jul 7, Jul 9 - Jul 21, Jul 16- Jul 28, Jul 23- Aug 4, Aug 6- Aug 18.

Day 1: Anchorage 
Your tour opens in Anchorage, the most popular city in the great state of Alaska. From here you embark on a true frontier adventure.

Day 2: Anchorage - Whittier - Anchorage
Today you journey to Whittier. Upon arrival, embark on a cruise of Prince William Sound and Blackstone Bay to view glaciers and watch for wildlife. Enjoy lunch on board during this fully narrated scenic adventure. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Anchorage - Tok
Today’s drive to the small town of Tok is filled with incredible landscapes. You make your way along Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest in all of the United States. Overnight in Tok, an old stopover for travelers coming from or heading to Canada.

Day 4: Tok - Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
A picturesque day awaits as you travel to Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon. The city was named after the local river rapids’ resemblance to the mane of a white horse. For part of the day you’ll be riding amid Kluane National Park, the “crown jewel” of the Canadian national parks system.

Day 5: Whitehorse - Skagway - Whitehorse
Gold! Travel back to a time when dreams of a big payday were on everyone’s mind. Ride to Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Revel in tales of the gold rush and local characters like Soapy Smith. Time is available to independently explore this Alaskan coastal community, filled with quaint shops and plenty of history.

Day 6: Whitehorse - Carmacks - Dawson City
Today’s final destination is Dawson City. En route, you’ll stop in the village of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids mentioned in Jack London’s novel, The Call of The Wild. Carmacks is named after George Carmack, the man who struck gold in 1896, sparking the frenzy that turned Dawson City into the center of the Klondike Gold Rush. Within a few years, the population grew from nearly zero to 40,000. After the gold rush, the population plummeted…leaving behind a ghost town.

Day 7: Dawson City
With such a compelling history, Dawson City offers up a fascinating city tour that includes the Bonanza Creek, site of the first gold strike. You’ll make a photo stop at the last sternwheeler, the SS Keno, which once transported silver, zinc and lead. Enjoy some leisure time this afternoon to further explore this rustic gold rush town.

Day 8: Dawson City - Chicken, Alaska - Fairbanks
An exciting day awaits as you ride along the Top of the World Highway. Discover why it rivals all other scenic roads. Stop in Chicken, one of the last surviving gold rush towns of Alaska. Share a laugh in this fun little community that retains its frontier spirit. Your home for the next two nights is Fairbanks, a city known as a wonderful place to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Dive into life here and enjoy a local salmon bake featuring delicious all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon.

Day 9: Fairbanks
This morning enjoy of city tour of Fairbanks that includes a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Your afternoon features a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River. This three-hour journey takes you into the heart of Alaska and introduces you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life. See a floatplane take off alongside the boat; then visit the kennels of an Iditarod winner and see the champion sled dogs in action.

Day 10: Fairbanks - Denali 
A delightful day of sightseeing awaits as you board a deluxe dome railcar for the ride to Denali National Park. Along the way, embrace the elegance of first-class Goldstar service. Upon arrival in Denali you will have the remainder of the afternoon to relax or independently explore this magnificent area. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a show at the Denali Dinner Theatre where the history of Denali is performed by your wait staff.

Day 11: Denali National Park
Travel over fifty miles into the heart of Denali National Park to begin your Tundra Wilderness Tour. This adventure offers a wide range of incredible scenery, narrated history and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife.

Day 12: Denali - Anchorage
Relax as you make our way back to Anchorage. Upon arrival, there’s plenty of time to independently explore the downtown area. Tonight, celebrate your Alaskan adventure during a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Anchorage - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your adventure.

12 Nights
Prices from:
£4504 per person

The Best of Eastern Canada  - Escorted Tour
Price includes, flights, accommodation, services of a professional tour leader, excursions and some meals. 

Guaranteed Departures 2017- Apr 2- Apr 10, May 10 - May 18, May 14- May 22, May 28- Jun 5, Jun 6- Jun 14, Jun 13- Jun 21, Jun 25- Jul 3, Jul 2 - Jul 10, Jul 11 - Jul 19, Jul 25 - Aug 2, Aug 8- Aug 16, Aug 22 - Aug 30, Aug 27 - Sep 4, Sep 10 - Sep 18, Sep 17- Sep 25, Oct 3- Oct 11.

Guaranteed Departures 2018- Mar 20- Mar 28, Apr 8 - Apr 16, Apr 15- Apr 23, Apr 22- Apr 30, Apr 29- May 7.

Day 1: Montreal
Your tour opens in the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal.

Day 2: Montreal
Enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour of Montreal highlighting Jacques Cartier Square and McGill University plus enjoy views of Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Joseph’s Oratory. Your city tour concludes with a stop high atop Mount Royal from which the surrounding view is spectacular. Ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535, Mount Royal is the jewel of Mount Royal Park. The afternoon is yours to explore the city’s famous underground shopping. This evening you will be treated to dinner in one of the restaurants for which this acclaimed city is famous, capping off a wonderfully memorable day.

Day 3: Montreal - Quebec City
This morning, depart for fabulous Quebec City. Later today, experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec with a fascinating sightseeing tour of the city. See the stately Chateau Frontenac, the provincial Parliament, the St. Louis Arch and Place Royale, the site of the original settlement of the city of Quebec. This evening, enjoy dinner in one of Quebec City’s fine restaurants.

Day 4: Quebec City
Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside. Learn about the traditions of maple syrup-making and enjoy sampling many delicious traditional foods made with local maple syrup. Before leaving, try a favourite regional treat – maple taffy in the snow! The remainder of your day is at leisure to wander the streets of this quaint setting which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 5: Quebec City - Ottawa, Ontario
This morning, depart for Ottawa – the beautiful and cosmopolitan capital city of Canada. Later, savour the flavour of a local speciality – a beavertail pastry – while you enjoy a stroll through the Byward Market, known for its fruits, vegetables, flowers, and arts & crafts. Next, embark on a city tour showcasing the Rideau Canal (in winter the world’s largest skating rink) and the Parliament buildings. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Ottawa’s great restaurants.

Day 6: Ottawa - Rockport - Toronto
A short drive takes you to Rockport, gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful areas. Enjoy a memorable cruise through the unspoiled region of the spectacular 1000 Islands, found on the border between the United States and Canada. Later this afternoon, arrive in the exciting city of Toronto, capital of Ontario.

Day 7: Toronto - Niagara Falls - Toronto
This morning, visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy the local shops and charming atmosphere. Next, travel to the thundering and awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Pause for a moment as you reflect on the breathtaking views and the power of Mother Nature. Of course, a visit to Niagara Falls would not be complete without experiencing the incredible cruise at the base of the falls. Board the boat to see and feel the falls up close. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

Day 8: Toronto 
Today is yours to further explore Toronto’s many incredible sights.

Day 9: Toronto
Your tour ends today in Toronto. Return home on your overnight flight.

8 Nights
Prices from:
£1812 per person