Canoes on Lake Louise in Banff

Wild, vast and overwhelmingly beautiful, Western Canada is yours to explore. Within Western Canada you can spot bears in the wilderness, watch orcas at play, carve up the slops at world class ski resorts to take in the stunning landscape from the comfort of a luxury train. With the spectacularly-situated multicultural city of Vancouver as its gateway, this region encompasses all that is great about Canada: turquoise lakes backed by dramatic peaks, orcas swimming along the rugged seashore and immense wilderness areas where the northern lights sparkle and grizzly bears roam. 

Popular Western Canada Holidays

Our Canada specialists have created some itinerary suggestions to help provide a little inspiration and give you an example of what is possible. You can use these itineraries as a guide or even take them just as they are. We want you to have the Canada holiday that you’ve always dreamed of so we’ll put our heart, soul and expertise into tailoring something unique, just for you.

Where to Go in Western Canada

Most holidays to Western Canada will begin in Vancouver where you can experience one of the world’s most liveable cities. From there, you can hire a car and drive towards Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Lake Louise and onto Calgary, or choose between a number of itineraries travelling on board the Rocky Mountaineer train.

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More About Western Canada

Capital City: Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, Quebec City is the capital of Edmonton.

Currency: Canadian dollar

Language: English

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required

Getting There:

Flight time: The London to Vancouver flight time is 7 hours 50 minutes.

Main Airport: Vancouver International Airport

Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.

Top 3 Things to Do in Western Canada

When to Go to Western Canada

Around Vancouver, Canada’s West Coast enjoys a temperate climate, bringing mild winters and sunny summers. There’s a delightful lack of rain here as precipitation from the Pacific Ocean heads inland and falls as snow over the Rocky Mountains. Further north towards Alaska, winters last longer and in the Yukon there is snow cover for much of the year. For bear and whale watching, we recommend visiting in the summer months from June to August, while in autumn you can witness the Salmon Run in the Yukon’s streams. For events, the biggest in the region is the Calgary Stampede, taking place in early July.

Why Book Your Western Canada Holiday With Flight Centre

Eastern Canada Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Western Canada holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.

Local knowledge: With Experts in Vancouver and throughout Canada, we’ll not only tailor make an itinerary for you, but also offer local tips and advice to ensure you get the best out of your Western Canada holiday.   

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Western Canada holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated Travel Butler concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assist.