Canada is known as a huge country with massive expanses of pristine nature, yet its cosmopolitan cities of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are suprisingly multi-cultural and sophisticated. This is a destination that has it all. World-class cuisine, entertainment, attractions - and breathtaking natural parks. Western Canada stretches from the Prairies (Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary), over the Canadian Rockies (Banff, Jasper, Whistler), and down to the Pacific Ocean (Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino). Central Canada is the business and financial center of the country, with the largest cities (Toronto, Montreal), historical treasures (Ottawa, Quebec City), and a share of natural wonder (Niagara Falls, Muskoka, Tremblant). Eastern Canada is defined by the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged personalities of its port cities (St. John's-Newfoundland, Halifax) and its sleepy villages (Prince Edward Island). Northern Canada is Polar Bears (Churchill) and untouched ancient land (Nahanni).
Perhaps it’s the diverse and hospitable population, or the surrounding landscapes that are the epitome of breathtaking, or maybe it’s the fact that Calgary gets more days of sunshine per year than any other Canadian city; whatever the reason, the minute you step foot in it, you’ll know why visitors fall in love with “The Heart of the New West.”
As you stand atop the soaring Maligne Canyon and gaze down into the rushing waterfalls below, the epic scale and grandeur of Canada’s Rocky Mountains will flood your senses like the thick waterfall mist.
As humpback whales breech in the pristine waters off Vancouver Island and majestic bald eagles soar overhead, take a moment to breath in the fresh sea air and reflect on the incredible natural paradise that lies before you.
Meet the real Vancouver in the crowded bars of historic Gastown where you’ll laugh with the locals and experience the warm hospitality and character that makes this one of Canada’s most loved destinations.
Enjoy the comfort of your rail car as the iconic Rocky Mountaineer gentles ascends the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains to reveal a scenic kaleidoscope of vast pine forests, reflective wilderness lakes and meandering alpine rivers.
From your vantage point atop Montreal Tower, witness the pulse of old Montreal as life plays out in the shadows of the majestic Laurentian Mountains.
As the gentle tide laps at the hull of your 27-foot yacht, sit back and soak up picturesque views of the Beaupre coastline and Island of Orleans as the mighty St. Lawrence River delivers you to an idyllic aquatic paradise.
Simply lie back in luxury as the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer climbs to the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains and gaze serenely at the breath-taking patchwork of vast pine forests, glacial lakes and wild rivers that stretch to the horizon.
From the gourmet masterpieces of world-class chefs to fresh produce plucked straight form the rich soil of generations-old family farms, this tasty tour showcases the best of Canada’s rich culinary heritage.
* CAD per person, double occupancy, private tour with own vehicle. Subject to change. Per person rate typically lower for a large group.
"This tour was a 'voyage of discovery'. We very much appreciated having contact with the local people and their culture. It was refreshing not to be 'cocooned' as tourists."
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