Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving Day on 11 October which makes it a good opportunity to talk about holidays to Canada today!!
You can take a quick city break in Toronto – great for shopping and to have a day trip to Niagara Falls. Or stay in 2 cities – Montreal and Quebec are around 3 hours distance from each other and will give you a French flavour to your trip.
For something different, you could travel east to west on VIA Rail. The journey from Toronto to Vancouver takes you through varied landscapes – lakes, forests, prairies and the Rockies. Rail is a great way to explore such a large country without driving – you can take the train from Montreal to Halifax in Nova Scotia (where you can hike, surf, kayak and explore the great outdoors).
Escorted tours are a great way of seeing a lot of Canada in a short space of time. Guides will make sure you don’t miss anything, but also that you see more than you might if you were touring by yourself. Saves time planning a trip as everything is done ready for you. Escorted tours give you both sightseeing tours and chances to explore your destination by yourselves.
The iconic cruises from Vancouver are popular, taking you along the Pacific coast of Canada up to Alaska. Opportunities for whale-watching offshore and wild nature on shore. On the east coast, the autumn is a great time to cruise and take in the fall colours. Also, good here to see the historic lighthouses and cities along the coast.
The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the best ways to journey through the Mountains. Travel in glass dome coaches through some spectacular scenery. The train operates from mid-April to November, from spring flowers to autumn leaves.
All these trips can be combined to create a bespoke holiday just for you – with a cruise, rail journey, city break and self-drive tour! Lots more ideas for places to visit here. Just contact me to start planning your Canadian escape in 2022.