Explore: Canada

Canada really does have it all. It’s the stuff of wilderness escapades, of close encounters with incredible wildlife, and of landscapes so unbelievably beautiful that your camera just won’t do them justice.
Moraine lake panorama in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Holidays to Canada

But there’s more to Canada than its dashing good looks. Progressive art, music and design, a burgeoning foodie scene and a rich culture and history – from Francophile architecture to First Nations heritage – are at this incredible country’s core.

Toronto, with its lofty CN Tower and close proximity to thundering Niagara Falls, is a must – while history buffs should head for French-speaking Quebec City, distinctly European in feel
Next departure: Jul 22 2020
Sail Alaska in luxury
10 days from
£5,449pp
Next departure: Apr 26 2020

Where to go

City lovers will fall for Vancouver – seek out delectable bites at Granville Market, go whale-watching from Vancouver Island, and climb to the top of the forest-clad Grouse Mountain for views across this coastal metropolis.

Toronto, with its lofty CN Tower and close proximity to thundering Niagara Falls, is a must – while history buffs should head for French-speaking Quebec City, distinctly European in feel.

Nature is what links all of Canada’s main hubs: explore the national parks of Banff and Jasper, beloved for their wildlife, waterfalls, glaciers and lakes; head north to the Yukon for the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun; or hang around in Ontario for watery adventures on some of its 250,000 lakes.

When to go

Head for the cities in the spring (for blooming flowers) and autumn (for fall leaves) – and in the summer, get behind the wheel: it’s the perfect time for a nature-filled road trip.

Winter is the perfect opportunity to hunt the Northern Lights in Arctic Canada, or grab your skis in British Columbia.

Read more about Canada

Cruising on the Amalfi Coast, Italy (Getty)
14 of the world’s best cruise itineraries
From relaxing voyages on Europe's idyllic rivers, to adventure sailings in Asia and Alaska – don't miss our exclusive cruises
Moraine lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
9 alternative holiday destinations for 2019
Discover far-flung islands, go whale watching, or witness a total eclipse and shake up your travel plans with our incredible holiday destinations
Sounding Humpback Whale.
Where are the best places to see whales in the wild?
They're the giants of the deep – as mysterious as they are magnificent. To see whales in the wild, set your sights on these destinations
Aurora Borealis, Bergsbotn, Senja, Norway
How to see the Northern Lights
Want to see nature’s greatest light show for yourself? Here’s how and where to look for the aurora borealis
Sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah, United States
Where are the world’s most amazing natural landscapes?
Big, bold, and utterly beautiful, these incredible landscapes are like nowhere else on Earth
Road trip through Cape Breton, Canada
Empty roads, dramatic landscapes – Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton is a driver’s dream. Welcome to Canada's greatest road trip
42nd Street at Night, Manhattan, New York
Where are the best destinations for solo travellers?
From exciting city breaks to rejuvenating retreats and unforgettable wildlife encounters – these are the best destinations for solo travellers
Photo Taken In United States, Niagara Falls
15 of the best things to do in Canada
From Toronto city breaks and meeting cowboys in Calgary, to taking one of the world's greatest rail journeys – this is the ultimate Canada bucket list