Luxury Holidays in Canada

Canada is the outdoor capital of the Northern hemisphere with its vast landscapes cloaked in wildlife, wild forests, rugged mountains, beautiful coastlines and fresh water rivers.

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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

Tailor-Made Luxury Canadian Holidays: the Detail

The world's second largest country, Canada's star luxury holiday attraction is its sheer vastness - this place is the very definition of the 'great outdoors'.

Did you know

  • The beaver is the country's national animal
  • Canadian McDonald's exclusively sell the McLobster
  • Canada's post offices annually receive millions of letters addressed to Santa Claus, North Pole. They respond to each letter as Mrs Claus
  • Cows in Canada are not given artificial hormones for milk production, meaning that their dairy products don't contain hormones either!
  • Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world

Canada boasts 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.

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.

Our well seasoned travel experts have travelled the width and breadth of the country and can advise on the best spots to watch a bear catch a salmon or where the most picturesque waterfalls are hidden. Original travel will tailor make the perfect Canadian itinerary to ensure you make the very most of your time away. Canada is a large country, with large places to see and large experiences to be had.


Top picks for Canada

Four Seasons Whistler, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Four Seasons Whistler

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.

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Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

British Columbia

The Peak 2 Peak gondola spans nearly three miles between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, in the process making it both the longest and the highest gondola lift in the world.

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Nimmo Bay, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Nimmo Bay

British Columbia Coast

Sitting within 30000 square miles of pristine wilderness, glacier-capped mountains, the ocean and misty evergreens, the family owned and run Nimmo Bay Resort offers a first class wilderness adventure in British Columbia..

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Sea to Sky Climb

Sea to Sky Climb

British Columbia

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.

What to do

Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

British Columbia

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.

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Ziplining in Whistler

Ziplining in Whistler

British Columbia

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.

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Beach at Wickaninnish Inn, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

The Wickaninnish Inn

Vancouver Island

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

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Cloud Camp

Cloud Camp

British Columbia

Combine a helicopter flight and exclusive camping experience with fine dining, and you have a night at Cloud Camp - located 4500 ft above sea level on Ursus Mountain. This is 'glamping' on a whole other level.

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Rocky Mountaineer

Train Journey through the Canadian Rockies

Canada

Soak up Canada's soul-stirring landscape from the comforts of a luxury carriage as you embark on a memorable train journey through the Canadian Rockies - probably the best way to capture the natural beauty of Canada.

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Nita Lake Lodge, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Nita Lake Lodge

Whistler

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.

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Orca Whales, Canada

Whale Watching in Canada

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.

What to do

Lake Louise, Rocky Mountains

The Canadian Rockies

Canada

Big country doesn't get much bigger than in the Canadian Rockies

Where to go

Via Ferrata in Banff

Via Ferrata in Banff

The Canadian Rockies

Mount Norquay in Banff is a great ski area in winter, but come summer it’s now also home to a Via Ferrata route. A Via Ferrata (literally iron road in Italian) is a system of cables, ladders and suspension bridges in a mountainous region that those with a head for heights can tackle without any previous mountaineering experience, and the Mount Norquay system is designed for beginners to more serious climbers depending on your ability.

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Akademik Ioffe surrounding by ice

Akademik Ioffe - Arctic

Canada

An active polar research vessel, Akademik Ioffe has been refurbished and is now one of the finest expedition boats in the Arctic, combining stability and comfort.

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Coastal Black Bear Boat Trip

Coastal Black Bear Boat Trip

British Columbia

Departing from Tofino on Vancouver Island, this half day boat trip allows you the chance to get up close to coastal black bears after their winter semi-hibernation in Clayoquot Sound.

What to do

Bear at Knight Inlet Lodge

Knight Inlet Lodge

British Columbia Coast

Knight Inlet lodge floats on a river in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, just north of Campbell River. The lodge lies close to the mouth of Knight Inlet, from which it gains its name, and is nestled into Glendale Cove which is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia.

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Terrace at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, luxury hotel in British Columbia, Canada

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Vancouver

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.

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Pool and hotel exterior

Fairmont Pacific Rim

Vancouver

Situated in the centre of Vancouver’s financial district and a 5 minute walk from Coal Harbour, stands the sleek Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. With beautiful views of the city’s tranquil waters and snow-capped mountains, the hotel is ideally located for exploring Vancouver’s natural splendour and cultural attractions.

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