WELCOME TO DISCOVER HOLIDAYS CANADA
Encompassing British Columbia and Alberta, Western Canada features the most dramatic landscape changes in the country. Its well-known jewels, from coastal Tofino and Vancouver, to the majestic Rocky Mountains and plains of Alberta, delight countless visitors to the area every year. Visit some of the lesser-known gems: go back millions of years looking for dinosaurs in the Canadian Badlands, or sip world-renowned wines in the Okanagan Valley. Western Canada offers activities year-round, from remote and luxurious lodges, to stunning hiking, golfing and spa experiences, while in winter you can ski some of the best powder in the world.
Explore the Prairie provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with over 100,000 lakes and rivers, boreal forests and arctic tundra. The ‘Bread Basket of Canada’ is home to the only Royal Canadian Mounted Police training facility in the country, one of North America’s largest dark sky preserves for stargazing, and Churchill – the polar bear capital of the world. Enjoy the abundant outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking and wildlife viewing.
Ontario and Quebec, the largest provinces, offer visitors impressive wilderness, history and culture, each with their own unique flair. Ontario is home to the nation’s Capital in Ottawa, bursting with national museums and galleries, and Toronto, the country’s largest city with trendy shopping and dining. Visit thundering Niagara Falls, sample award-winning wine in the Niagara region, or answer the call of the wild in the many parks which are full of towering forests and sparkling lakes. Quebec is a unique destination in North America, the only province that has French as its official/first language. With a culture and heritage all its own, the province offers many special destinations to explore including multicultural and cosmopolitan Montreal and Quebec City, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Atlantic Canada includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador; a melting pot of cultures, heritage and history, the region is home to the world’s largest tides in the Bay of Fundy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lunenburg, the Cabot Trail, and the ‘birthplace’ of Anne of Green Gables. Fresh and plentiful seafood, stunning beaches and coastal drives will bring you here, but the friendly people and ambience will bring you back.
Untamed, unspoiled and undiscovered. Canada’s North, including Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut offer unique vacations in magnificent wilderness surroundings. Renowned for the spectacular Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights), and the Gold Rush in the Yukon, the region offers 20+ hours of daylight during its short summer months to enjoy abundant wildlife viewing, fishing and authentic cultural experiences.
Did you know?
- We have 2 official languages: English and French
- There are 10 provinces and 3 territories
- Our $1 and $2 coins are commonly referred to as the ‘Loonie’ and ‘Toonie’
- Our population is just under 35 million, with 90% of the population living within 160km of the US border
- Spanning over 9.9 million square kilometers, we are the world’s second-largest country
- We border 3 different oceans: Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic, and we have the longest coastline in the world
- Queen Elizabeth II is our Head of State
- The country encompasses 6 different time zones
- Hockey (of course) and lacrosse are our official sports
- The Trans-Canada Highway is the longest national highway in the world at 7821km, and runs between Victoria, British Columbia and St. John's, Newfoundland
- Alert, in Nunavut territory, is the northernmost permanent settlement in the world
What sets us apart from other destinations? Canada offers something for everyone; it is a country as vast and as different as its people who, by the way, are just as friendly as everyone says. Canada is all about personal journeys and exploring the country on your own terms. After all, Canada is a land built for explorers. Board a train and journey through the magnificent Canadian Rockies, take a seaplane or helicopter to a remote lodge. Wander, trek, voyage or glide; no matter how you like to explore Canada’s dramatic natural wonders, getting around is half the fun.
Canadian cities are all about the urban buzz; experience unique cultures and award-winning cuisine while you are here. French-flavoured city centres Montréal and Québec City are chic and distinct, where history and architecture mingle with modern life. Coastal cities like Vancouver and Halifax are laidback yet culturally trendy, while Victoria is charming, gracious and old-world elegant. You’ll find plenty of breathing room and a wealth of natural beauty and green space to go with those urban rhythms.
Go for adventure among awe-inspiring natural wonders in the country’s boundless wilderness; the Rockies, Algonquin Park, Bay of Fundy and Nahanni National Park all have their own unique charms. Sit mesmerized by the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) from the comfort of a hot tub. Get soaked by Niagara Falls and experience a wine-tasting tour at a nearby winery. Watch polar bears prowl the shores near Churchill, Manitoba, or the rare Kermode Spirit Bear on BC’s central coast. Natural wonders are abundant in Canada and so are the ways to enjoy them.
Authentic and natural, Canada is a destination for first time visitors and seasoned travellers alike. With original and unique experiences waiting around every corner, there is always a new destination to be discovered and enjoyed.