Canada: Forests & Lakes of Ontario
Your Canada tailor-made holiday includes:
- International flights
- 9 nights in 4–5* hotels and hand-picked local gems
- 9 days car hire
- Toronto City Pass
- Niagara Falls day tour from Toronto
- Canoeing in Algonquin Provincial Park
- 1000 Islands Lunch Cruise
Your Canada travel itinerary:
Day 1: Toronto
Fly from the UK to Toronto and check into your hotel.
Day 2: Toronto
Explore the sights of Toronto with your included City Pass. Ascend the lofty 457m CN Tower for fine views across the city, and walk along the glass floor – if you dare that is. Pay a visit to the delightful Casa Loma, a gothic revival house built in the early 20th century. While you’re in Toronto you’ll take a day trip to Niagara Falls and spend the day admiring the dramatic cascades and raging torrents of water thundering over the magnificent 51m cliffs.
Days 3 - 4: Blue Mountain
Admire the stunning views of Georgian Bay from Blue Mountain, a resort village set among trees, hills and mountain slopes. It’s a peaceful place, with plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, and a huge array of activities. Choose from its high rope course, the Apex Bag Jump, which basically involves jumping into a giant bag, and the Ridge Runner, a thrilling mountain rollercoaster for riders of all ages. For a fun-filled adventure head down to the nearby Scenic Caves for zip-lining and sweeping lake views. After all that excitement, you might be looking for some relaxation. In which case, the tranquil Scandinave Spa is just the ticket. This collection of hot pools, steam rooms and a sauna in the heart of the forest is the perfect way to unwind, and is especially appealing when the autumn leaves make an appearance or when sprinkled with a light dusting of snow.
Day 5: Muskoka Region
Continue to the beautiful Lake Rousseau near Minett in the Muskoka region, a tranquil spot among tree-dappled forests. There’s plenty of activity down on the water – kayak, windsurf or cycle along the lakeshore, have a go at paddle boarding, or simply admire the view from your hotel room. The luxury JW Marriott The Rousseau offers two pools, one indoors and one outdoors, and a long list of spa treatments too. So sit back, relax and treat yourself.
Days 6 - 7: Algonquin Provincial Park
Grab your paddle, hop in your canoe and paddle the still waters of Algonquin Provincial Park, keeping a look out for moose, beavers and birds. You’ll stay at the tranquil Arowhon Pines, a secluded lodge right on the edge of Little Joe Lake, a comfortable spot in the middle of the wilderness. When not out paddling you can take a wildlife watching boat trip, try your hand at fishing or have a go at paddle boarding. Or simply sit and soak up the peace and quiet and admire the forest and lake views with a chilled glass of wine.
Days 8 - 9: Kingston
Arrive in Kingston, the former capital of Canada and gateway to the gorgeous 1000 Islands region, a collection of 1,864 islands scattered across Lake Ontario and spilling over into New York State. The islands vary in size; some are dotted with castles and historic houses, others are little more than a rock and a lonely tree. You’ll set sail on a lunch cruise around the islands, taking in the peaceful scenery and admiring the picturesque lake reflections. You’ll also have time to explore the historic fort and churches in Kingston and try out some of its tempting eateries.
Days 10 - 11:
Return to Toronto and depart for the UK.
Hotels on this Canada holiday:
- Toronto - 5* Fairmont Royal York
- Blue Mountain - 3.5* Blue Mountain Resort
- Muskoka Region - 5* JW Marriott the Rousseau
- Algonquin Provincial Park - 4* Arowhon Pines
- Kingston - 4* Delta Kingston
Here are some of our other holidays to Canada
Toronto: Toronto - 4* Renaissance Toronto Downtown4 StarsRead more >>
Perfectly situated just steps from the CN Tower, you are only moments from downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district at this hotel. Choose rooms which look out over downtown Toronto or the Rogers Centre, and make the most of all sorts of activities for families and children. There’s even a Starbucks located in the lobby, so you can grab breakfast as you head out for a busy day of exploring. The indoor pool and whirlpool is the perfect place to unwind, while Arriba Restaurant boasts an innovative menu and imaginative cocktails.4 Nights from£963 pp£625 ppBook by 31 May 2017
Toronto: Toronto - 4* The Omni King Edward Hotel4 StarsRead more >>
Built in 1903, this vibrant downtown hotel perfectly blends modern comfort with classic elegance. Spacious rooms and suites feature touches of regal red, purple and gold, while the Club Lounge accommodation boasts benefits including a daily deluxe breakfast and complimentary cocktails. After a busy day of sightseeing, there is nothing better than returning to the Nouvelle Maria Spa for a massage. Or why not take part in the time-honoured ritual of afternoon tea? There is even a special menu just for children. With a refined restaurant and a bar serving an impressive list of signature cocktails, this hotel is the perfect place to unwind in the evening. The Champagne Cobbler cocktail is delicious.4 Nights from£1103 pp£765 ppBook by 31 May 2017
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Toronto: Toronto - 4* The Westin Harbour Castle4 StarsRead more >>
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, just a 15-minute walk from the CN Tower, this landmark hotel boasts rooms which overlook the spectacular surroundings. The pool opens out onto a seasonal sundeck, so you can catch some rays over a cocktail. Relax in the whirlpool, or indulge in a treatment at the Votre Beaute European Day Spa. When it comes to dining, you are truly spoilt for choice. The Mizzen Restaurant serves a delicious breakfast, while Toula Restaurant and Bar is located on the 38th floor, offering panoramic views of the city. For something special, arrange the Savoury Chef’s Table Experience. This intimate, 10-person setting, designed by chef Corbin Tomaszeski, includes a menu featuring local produce and wine.4 Nights from£1227 pp£845 ppBook by 31 May 2017
Montreal: Montreal - 4* Omni Mont Royal4 StarsRead more >>
Wake up in your spacious suite and enjoy a steaming cup of Nespresso coffee while taking in those famous city views at Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The breakfast dishes served at Le Petit Opus Café will set you up perfectly for the day; the Art of Breakfast buffet features eggs, French toast, pancakes and smoked salmon. Kids will love it here; through the Omni Kids Crew programme, younger guests receive backpacks on check-in filled with activity books and crayons, and milk and cookies will be delivered to their room on the first night. Recharge your batteries at the Eqlib Spa, spend an afternoon relaxing at the pool and while away a chilled evening at the Alice Bar. We challenge you not to find your favourite drink on this menu, and you can even order a snack if you’re feeling peckish. We recommend the selection of Quebec cheeses paired with a fine red wine.4 Nights from£1207 pp£849 ppBook by 31 May 2017
Vancouver: Vancouver - 4* Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel4 StarsRead more >>
This all-suite hotel is on the doorstep of the city’s sports stadiums and entertainment district. Enjoy your very own home away from home here, where suites feature living rooms and kitchens. Make use of the hotel’s sports packages for Vancouver Canucks games, held at the Rogers Arena, wind down at the lap pool and hot tub, or relax on the garden terrace with a cool drink. After a busy day exploring, the restaurant patio is the perfect place to chill out. Or why not wander to one of Vancouver’s award-winning restaurants, which are just minutes away.4 Nights from£963 pp£889 ppBook by 31 May 2017