The world’s second largest country, Canada’s star attraction is its sheer vastness – this place is the very definition of the ‘great outdoors’. There are wild and woolly mountain ranges, lakes the size of seas, ancient forests and dramatic coastline – all adding up a vast playground for outdoor activities from skiing to kayaking to polar bear safaris. Better still, this is an all year round destination, with some spots such as Whistler as attractive and accessible in winter as in summer.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • The country offers a wide range of viewing opportunities for wildlife, from orca whales to polar bears
  • Canada is extremely easy to navigate, with a superb network of ferries, trains, float planes. It's also incredibly well suited to fly-drives
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Original Highlight

The Eagle Run with Ziptrek Ecotours. A year round activity, this particular tour consists of five zip lines criss-crossing the narrow valley between the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains - the longest being nearly 700 metres long and 80 metres high!

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A note on price

Excluding flights, a trip to Canada usually starts from around £2,000 to £3,000 per person. Learn more about our pricing

Where to go in Canada

British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia's outdoor playground and spectacular scenery combine perfectly with a stay in recently voted 'best city in the Americas'.

British Columbia
Churchill

Churchill

Bears and Beluga whales congregate in this remote spot on Hudson Bay every year.

Churchill

What to do in Canada

Whale Watching in Canada

Whale Watching in Canada

Canada is one of the best places in the world for an aw-inspiring whale watching adventure. The enormous coastline offers many spots to observe magnificent whales and gain an unforgettable lifetime experience.

Whale Watching in Canada
Ziplining in Whistler

Ziplining in Whistler

Have you ever dreamt of feeling like a bird for a day? In Whistler you can, as it’s home to some of Canada’s longest, highest and most exciting Ziplines.

Ziplining in Whistler
Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

Dive into an ocean of vibrant colours and breathtaking landscape at beautiful Butchart Gardens, Victoria’s most famous attraction. This 55- acre garden of flowers, landscaped theme gardens, streams and ponds makes for an unforgettable stroll throughout every season.

Butchart Gardens
Gourmet Canada

Gourmet Canada

The food in Canada is as diverse as the country itself. In Canada they cannot claim one culinary culture, because every region has its own traditional dishes using the best of the products of their land for a personal touch.

Gourmet Canada
Sea to Sky Climb

Sea to Sky Climb

Discover Canada’s dramatic Sea to Sky Climb scenery, expanding from Vancouver to Whistler. A unique way to experience this British Columbia landscape is by joining the Sea to Sky Climb train. Admire breathtaking views between Vancouver and Whistler, and what better way to explore this beautifully extensive region in just one day than travelling in comfort and style.

Sea to Sky Climb
Snorkelling with Beluga whales

Snorkelling with Beluga whales

July and August heralds the arrival of more than 3000 Beluga whales into Hudson Bay, heading for the mouth of the Hudson River where they summer in the estuary.

Snorkelling with Beluga whales

Where to stay in Canada

Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort is a luxurious and all-inclusive wilderness lodge in dense forests on the water’s edge in British Columbia's Inside Passage.

Sonora Resort
The Wickaninnish Inn

The Wickaninnish Inn

The Wickaninnish Inn is a) a virtually impossible to spell correctly, and b) on Vancouver Island's magnificently rugged west coast, minutes from the picturesque town of Tofino.

The Wickaninnish Inn
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

A luxurious eco-resort set in the untamed wilderness of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve - one of the best intact examples of temperate rainforest on Earth - this former mining outpost has been converted into a luxury tented retreat.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is now a face-lifted version of the popular original build in 1927. Located in Vancouver’s hip downtown district, Rosewood is an ideal hotspot for guests to see and be seen.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Four Seasons Whistler

Four Seasons Whistler

The Four Seasons Resort Whistler rests in the prime location at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, a 400 yard walk to the Blackcomb ski lifts and a short shuttle to the village and Whistler Mountain.

Four Seasons Whistler
Nita Lake Lodge

Nita Lake Lodge

This homely boutique hotel is situated in the Creekside Village at the base of Whistler Mountain and is a perfect getaway for a revitalizing summer adventure or an exciting ski holiday.

Nita Lake Lodge
Seal River Heritage Lodge

Seal River Heritage Lodge

If Churchill – only accessible by rail or plane - is not quite remote enough for you, then Seal River Lodge is the place to stay.

Seal River Heritage Lodge
Lazy Bear Lodge

Lazy Bear Lodge

Lazy Bear Lodge is a log cabin lodge in Churchill built, owned and run by The Daudrich family, and the most comfortable of all the lodges in town.

Lazy Bear Lodge

Details for Canada

A little more info

Elsewhere, Original Travel consultants have heli-skied with Mike Wiegele (generally considered the best heli-ski outfit in the world) in British Colombia, and watched bears in the wilds of Vancouver Island which is to give some sense of scale, the same size as Wales. So, if you like your outdoors great, we're here to advise on where is greatest.

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — -10°C / 14°F
  • Rainfall — 5cm / 2.2 inches
Flight from London

7:45 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs

Olga is our Canada expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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