From skiing in knee-deep powder at Whistler, to sunbathing on remote beaches, swimming in crystalline lakes, watching the Northern Lights, to discovering the Great Bear rainforest, there’s plenty to explore in Canada. Beyond the incredible natural attractions you'll find historic and cosmopolitan cities that offer fine dining, shopping, and sightseeing. Enjoy a luxury holiday in Canada, the Great White North.
For vast wilderness, head to British Columbia. Home to jagged mountains, dramatic coastlines, and endless forests, BC is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. You can hike through the Glacier National Park, one of seven national parks in the province, and spy some of the fascinating local wildlife like moose, grizzly bears, and maybe even a cougar.
When you’re done, head to Vancouver – the region’s vibrant metropolitan hub, boasting several important museums and galleries, and plenty of fine dining. Travel east to Alberta, a land of stunning lakes and rugged terrain, which features two of the world’s oldest national parks, Jasper and Banff. Here you can drive the Icefields Parkway, which starts from the glorious Lake Louise - a photographer's dream - and ends in beautiful Jasper. After you've had your fill of outdoor adventure, check out Calgary’s cool cocktail scene or visit the fringe festival in Edmonton.
Jump on a plane and fly to Canada’s far eastern provinces. In Ontario, you'll find over 250,000 lakes, the legendary Niagara Falls, as well as Toronto and Ottawa, the region’s vibrant cosmopolitans. Both cities have excellent cultural attractions, a range of fantastic restaurants, and great nightlife. Whilst Quebec is home to the nation's oldest city - Quebec City, and the European influenced Montreal, which has arguably the best food in Canada.
Canada is a fantastic luxury holiday destination year-round. Despite chilly winter temperatures, sometimes dropping as low as -25°C, you can make the most of the snowfall by heading to world-class ski resorts, catch an ice hockey game, and warmup at natural hot springs in stunning locations.
Summer brings lush, green landscapes and temperatures of 24°C. The warm weather is perfect for swimming in Canada’s beautiful lakes or sunbathing on remote beaches. You can join the locals in celebrating Canada Day on July 1st or attend Edmonton’s Fringe Festival in mid-August.
British and EU citizens don’t normally require a visa to visit Canada, but you will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to enter the country. For more information on visa requirements and general travel advice visit GOV.UK.
From salmon caught in nearby streams to locally harvested maple syrup, Canadian cuisine is all about freshness. With thousands of miles of coastline, you can rely on most menus featuring fresh seafood, like lobsters, mussels, and scallops. You can also sample local game like venison, bison, and moose.
Pair your meal with wine from nearby vineyards. Ice wine is a regional speciality made from grapes that have frozen on the vine. Canada also has a vast selection of excellent microbreweries. Try them all as you travel throughout this remarkable nation.