Canada is the second largest country on Earth, and the ultimate destination for adventure lovers. It’s a land that is filled with natural beauty and unimaginable scenery. With unlimited amounts on offer for every type of traveller, no matter what season you visit you are guaranteed to be captivated by its endless discovery. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime, as you embark on your bucket list Canadian adventure.

Niagara Falls

Niagara falls is one of Canada’s most famous attractions, attracting over 4.4 million visitors from around the world each year. Located in Ontario, Canada – the thunderous roar of Niagara Falls are bound to leave you in awe. Niagara Falls is made up of three waterfalls: The American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls. The sheer volume of water coming across the falls combined with the height, make it one of the most breath taking waterfalls in the world. The best time to visit is May to September, due to the warm weather. However, no matter what season you are visiting, you can experience the spectacular wonder that is Niagara Falls.

Banff National Park

Banff National Park is an outdoor paradise. It is the first National Park established in Canada, and is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on Alberta’s western border with British Columbia. Famous for its turquoise lakes and striking mountains. There is no shortage of activities to immerse yourself in when visiting. From mid-November to late May, the glistening snow-topped mountains are the ultimate place for winter sports. From skiing, to snowboarding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice-climbing and ice-skating, the options are limitless. If visiting in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months, you can enjoy outdoor camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and much more. If visiting Banff, don’t miss a gondola ride where you can experience spectacular panoramic views of the six Canadian Rockies.

Lake Louise

Canada is filled with majestic turquoise lakes and they can be found in most National Parks and across the country. One of the most popular lakes, which is a must-visit if you are in Alberta is Lake Louise. The glacier-fed lakes illuminating waters, sit at the bed of Banff National Park. Experience birds-eye views by taking a hike up to the nearby hiking trails. Take a swim in the waters, or kayak or canoe for a surreal experience.

Polar Bears

If visiting Churchill, Manitoba, also known as polar bear capital of the world, you are in for a chance of seeing these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. The best season to spot them is October to November when the temperature drops to icy conditions and they begin moving from towards Hudson-Bay where they hunt the seals. If visiting at other times of year, there is still opportunity to see them in their summer habitat. But whenever you visit, wrap up warm as polar bears live in freezing conditions.

Northern lights

The Aurora Boealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights, can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere of Canada. Depending where and what time of year you visit, you can experience this incredible phenomenon when venturing outside the city. Watch the green lights dance in the sky above you, in this bucket list performance. Some of the top destinations for viewing the Northern Lights are Churchill, Yukon and the Canadian Rockies, however there are much more places where you can catch a glimpse. The best places typically include dark skies, in remote locations between September and March. But some regions in the Northern Hemisphere allow for observation throughout the year.

Explore glaciers

Canada is filled with magnificent glaciers but one of the most incredible is without a double Columbia Icefields. Prepare to be amazed as you experience one of Jasper National Parks most incredible wonders. You can embark on a magical tour of Athabasca Glacier and explore the Skywalk which provides the most jaw-dropping views from the the glass-floored viewing platform. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will allow you to stand on a glacier in this unforgettable location.

City breaks

Canada is filled with bustling cities that all have their own unique charm. From Toronto’s vibrant arts and culture scene, to Calgary the wild-west of Canada, to Montreal’s distinctive blend of French and English culture, to Vancouvers blend of metropolitan cityscapes combined with the natural beauty of the mountains and rainforests that tower over it. Each city has so much to offer all year round and differs vastly from the other. There are much more cities waiting to be explored, each with different scenes and attractions and are excellent to include as part of your Canadian itinerary. Whether you fancy summer in the city, the incredible colours of the autumn season, the blossoming plants in the spring, or the snow and festive markets of the winter. Each season has a lot to offer, no matter what city you visit.

Rail Journey

If you’re looking for a unique way to travel the country, look no further than the Rocky Mountaineer. This world-renowned luxurious train travels through Western Canada’s Rocky Mountains, across four incredible rail routes. Experience breath taking scenery from your window, as you travel through the Rockies at a leisurely pace, whilst sipping on fine wines, and eating gourmet cuisine. Rocky Mountaineer operates between April to October. Voted one of the best rail routes in the world, if you are looking for a luxurious way to see the Rockies, this rail journey is not to be missed.

Canadian Rockies

We’ve mentioned Banff and Lake Louise, but the Canadian Rockies have so much more breath taking scenery waiting to be explored. Spanning across the provinces of Alberta, and British Columbia. The alpine lakes, diverse wildlife and magnificent mountains offer the most picturesque scenery you’ve always dreamed of. Moraine Lake, Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon and Canmore Caves, all offer diverse experiences that can be enjoyed year-round, depending on when you visit the activities on offer will vary, but all are guaranteed to be extraordinary.

Ski and snowboard in Whistler

Whistler is located in British Columbia in Western Canada and is known as one of the best spots in the world for winter sports. It was nominated by the number one best spot in the world to ski by Trip Advisors 2023 Travellers Choice Awards. So, if skiing or snowboarding are your thing, a winter holiday to Whistler should be high up your bucket list. It is the largest ski resort in the continent and has excellent runs for all levels to enjoy from greens to blacks. The ski season also lasts seven months a year from November to late May making it an excellent choice if looking for guaranteed snow between those months. If visiting in the summer months it is an excellent spot for mountain biking, hiking and other sports.

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime and make Canada your next destination. We guarantee this will be a trip to remember forever! With a wide range of trips on offer to suit every type of traveller, your dream holiday awaits.

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