VIBRANT CITIES - INDIGENOUS CULTURE - BREATHTAKING SCENERY - FASCINATING WILDLIFE
It's hard to think of a destination more beautiful or varied than Canada. The world's second largest country racks up an astounding array of landscapes from glacier-topped mountains and vast prairies to unspoiled coastlines and emerald lakes. Add progressive cities, multicultural people, astonishing wildlife and the mesmerising Northern Lights, and it appears Canada truly has it all.
Western Canada includes the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, which are both renowned for jaw-dropping scenery, thanks in most part to the majestic Rocky Mountains and the pristine wilderness within UNESCO World Heritage listed national parks. Urban delights include Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and let’s not forget spectacular Vancouver Island where you can really get away from it all and truly experience the Great Outdoors.
In the remote wilds of Manitoba, outdoor enthusiasts and nature seekers converge on Churchill to watch polar bears and gaze in awe at the iridescent Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Further abundant natural splendours await you in both Alaska & The Yukon Territory.
Eastern Canada is comprised of Ontario and Québec provinces, both of which brim with exciting cities and spellbinding scenery within vast national and provincial parks. If you think natural wonders are more a feature of Western Canada, think again, as this side of the country boasts the awesome Niagara Falls, as well as the Thousand Islands, stunning Manitoulin Island, the lovely Laurentian Mountains, beautiful Tadoussac and pretty Charlevoix.
Atlantic Canada is the region closest to our own shores and while less known than other areas of Canada, it’s definitely one to add to your must-visit list. Comprised of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador, this is very much touring country. Along with untouched coastlines, quaint fishing villages and historic cities, it’s a place to witness the world’s highest tides, marvel at soaring icebergs, get up-close and personal with whales, devour the freshest seafood and enjoy the company of the warm and welcoming locals.
As well as being a great road trip destination, Canada can also easily be explored by train. VIA Rail will suit those planning a multi-destination holiday while the Rocky Mountaineer is a true bucket-list experience that takes you through the Rocky Mountains in style.
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There are GMT -3.5 hours (Newfoundland & Labrador); GMT -4 hours (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island); GMT -5 hours (Ontario & Quebec); GMT -7 hours (Alberta & Yukon Territory); GMT -8 hours (British Columbia & Alaska)
Canada has numerous gateways. Toronto and Ottawa are both approximately 8 hours flying time from the UK. Montreal is 7.5 hours and Halifax 7 hours. Vancouver is approximately 9 hours while Calgary is around 91/4 hours. Flights via Seattle to Anchorage in Alaska take approximately 14.5 hours.
Canada is a huge country and has a varied climate. July and August are warm throughout the country which makes this a popular season to visit. The spring and autumn months bring spectacular colours along with mild temperatures. Between November and March you can expect very cold temperatures across the country, and some great winter sports.