Canada was made for the intrepid. From eclectic city hubs like Vancouver, Quebec and Toronto, to the vast swathes of wilderness in-between, this mammoth, multicultural behemoth has endless opportunities for travel. But don’t worry about where to begin, our Experts have narrowed down the list for you with these great things to do in Canada:
Road trip along the glacier-studded Icefields Parkway
Stretching from Jasper National Park right down to Lake Louise and Banff, this incredible highway forges a path through the iconic Canadian Rockies. Imagine hundreds of glaciers, turquoise lakes, and endless emerald forests, and you’ll start to get a feel for what this drive is all about. Experience it on our Western Canada Peaks & Cliffs Journey itinerary.
Get a sky-high view of Toronto from the CN Tower
Soaring skywards for 553 metres (that’s the height of 125 double-decker London buses!), the CN Tower is a landmark on Toronto’s skyline. Visitors will get views of the city and its environs from the LookOut level, while thrill-seekers will love the EdgeWalk: a full circle, hands-free walk around the tower’s exterior ledge. Experience it on our Eastern Canada In-depth Journey itinerary.
Feel the might of nature at Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is one of Canada’s most beloved attractions. True, you can see it from the USA side too, but we all know the views from Ontario are miles better. Step behind a wall of water on the Journey Behind the Falls, take a Hornblower Cruise right up to the waterfalls for an up-close soaking, or take a helicopter flight above the three cascades to get a bird’s eye view. Experience it on our East Coast Wonders Journey itinerary.
Chase the Aurora Borealis in the Yukon
If it’s adventure you crave, then this north-western territory is for you. It’s blissfully isolated – with just one person to every five square miles – and a haven for Arctic wildlife. It’s also perfect for spotting one of nature’s greatest wonders: the Northern Lights. From September to March you can chase these elusive emerald swirls as they dance across inky skies, reflecting off crisp white snow. Experience it on our BC & Yukon Winter Wonders Journey itinerary.
Discover Canada in style onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
Train is one of the best ways to travel, and the Rocky Mountaineer is easily one of the best locomotives on the planet. Set-off from Vancouver to Jasper or Banff and you’ll take in the arid desertscapes of the BC canyons before your carriage is engulfed by the grandeur of the Rockies. Not just that, but you’ll be able to soak up the scenery while enjoying five-star wining and dining. Experience it on our Rocky Mountaineer Journey itinerary.
Hit the slopes in Whistler
Whistler does big mountain experiences in a big way. Home to 8,100 acres of snow-dusted slopes, over 200 marked trails and three glaciers, it’s got options for skiers of all ages and abilities – from complete novices to seasoned pros – including heli-skiing and snowboarding. Experience it on our West Coast Wonders Journey itinerary.
Explore Vancouver: from Grouse to Granville
VancoERuver is a hip, coastal enclave of a city, boasting a bustling food scene, dramatic mountain backdrops and a population infused with ethnic diversity. Outdoorsy types should head north to tackle nature’s Stairmaster – the two-mile mountain climb dubbed the Grouse Grind – and foodies will love Granville Island Public Market, where fresh seafood, doughnuts and veg are in huge supply. Experience it on our Vancouver & the Bears Journey itinerary.
Immerse yourself in French-Canadian history in colonial Quebec
It’s easy to see why Quebec is a UNESCO-listed treasure: it has the fairytale Chateau Frontenac, the historic Citadelle of Quebec, and the annual SAQ Festival, which pays homage to life in 17th and 18th century France. This French-speaking province is also the only walled city north of Mexico, boasting three miles of ancient fortifications. Experience it on our Discover Summer in Quebec Journey itinerary.
Our Canada Holiday Expertise
Not only does Flight Centre have 40 years of global experience in the travel industry, we also have 950 experts working across 190 stores in Canada alone. By working with our team on the ground, our Experts in the UK can help team you with the best experiences possible, from day tours to adventure activities, driving holidays and more. So whatever type of holiday you’re looking for, our Experts are he perfect people to offer you advice and book your itinerary at the ideal price.
Tailor-made Canada Holidays
Canada is big. So big, that you could fit the UK inside it more than 40 times over. Being so large, it’s understandably difficult to pinpoint one place, or one experience to focus on. That’s where our holidays range called Journeys comes in. With our Journey itineraries you can hit the road in a car, ride the rails or even fly from one destination to the other in order to make the most of your time in this North American behemoth. From our Rocky Mountaineer Journey that mixes one of Canada’s most iconic train rides with some of its most breathtaking mountain ranges, to sampling poutine on our Gourmet Canada itinerary or feeling the thunderous spray of Niagara on the East Coast Wonders Journey – the options are endless and all the important stuff (flights, accommodation and transfers) is already taken care of. So what are you waiting for?
A Bespoke Experience
We know we’ve got the perfect Canada Journey for you, but if something doesn’t quite suit you – don’t worry. Whether you want to add or subtract some days, throw in a jaunt across the border to the US, or add in some extra encounters with bears or whales, our travel Experts can tailor-make your trip to suit you.
Canada is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. The best time to spy these creatures is from June to August, while whale sightings on cruises are common. To spy Killer Whales from Canada, we recommend booking your trip to British Columbia for mid-June to October.
Service from Start to Finish
Booked your incredible Canada Journey and realised something’s not quite right? Or that you’re not entirely sure what to do about visas, or where to go when you have free time in your itinerary? That’s where our Travel Butler service comes in. From the moment you book, to the moment you arrive home, your Travel Butler will be on hand to help you with all these things – and more – so all you have to think about is having a good time.
A Tailor-made Holiday to Canada with Flight Centre includes:
- A beautifully designed personal itinerary and travel documents
- A destination guide with insider local knowledge
- Flexible deposits
- Balance due 10 weeks before departure
- Fixed change and cancellation fees
- Visa and vaccination assistance
- 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service
- Travel Butler concierge service – we will look after your every need from the moment you book to the moment you return safely home.