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It’s hard to think of a country more beautiful or more 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.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Canada. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
Flight duration: 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.
Recommended airlines flying to America: Air Canada, Air Transat, British Airways; Delta, Iceland Air, United and WestJet.
Local time: 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)
Currency: Canadian dollar.
Language: English and French.
Passports & Visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required. Please click here to find out if a visa is required for British passport holders.
Health: Before booking any holiday we recommend that you consult a general practitioner or health professional for information on any health requirements for the areas you wish to visit. If you have previously travelled to a Yellow Fever area, you may be required to provide a vaccination certificate.
Best time to travel: 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.