Holidays to Canada 2024 & 2025
Oh Canada! A land of awe-inspiring scenery, iconic wildlife, charming cities and welcoming people. At FREEDOM, we have been designing tailor made holidays for over 20 years and would love to help you plan your next Canada holiday.
Where to Visit in Canada?
Canada is the second largest country in the world, spanning six time zones. It is rightly famous for its incredible landscapes, from the glaciated peaks and turquoise lakes of the Canadian Rockies, to the snowy tundra of Manitoba and the breathtaking coastline of Nova Scotia.
Canada is perhaps lesser known for its history and culture, however there is plenty to explore, from the Château Frontenac in Quebec City to indigenous sites and festivals across the country that welcome visitors.
Things to do in Vancouver & West Canada:
- Go whale watching from Vancouver Island, in search of humpbacks and orca
- Gaze over the rainforest from the Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Drive or cycle the Icefields Parkway, through Jasper and Banff National Parks
- Ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier
- Experience a rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, with its half-dome windows offering panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies
Things to do in Toronto & East Canada:
- Witness the unabated power of Niagara Falls
- Spot beavers, moose and birdlife in Algonquin Provincial Park
- Peer through the glass floor of the CN Tower, 342 metres above Toronto
- Drive along the stunning Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
- Wonder the cobbled streets of old Quebec
How Long Should I Visit Canada for?
Most people visit Canada for between one to three weeks, though there is plenty to do if you are able to stay longer.
For one week Canada holidays, we suggest choosing either East or West, to minimise travelling time – the Toronto to Vancouver flight takes around 5 hours. You could enjoy a seven day tour of Canada’s Rockies or combine St. John’s and Fogo Island in Newfoundland.
Two weeks in Canada and you could explore the best of Canada’s west by motorhome, discover Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on a self drive tour, or even journey from Niagara Falls to Rockies by rail.
A three week Canada holiday gives you time to combine adventure and relaxation. Starting in Vancouver you could ride the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train to Jasper or Banff, before flying from Calgary to Toronto to collect a car to drive to Niagara Falls and Lake Ontario.
When is the Best Time to Visit Canada?
In Canada, each season offers a different experience. As temperatures rise in Spring, reaching the mid to high teens on warmer days, nature comes alive. Cherry trees blossom across Vancouver and wildlife emerges from hibernation.
By summer, snow has melted from hiking trails in the Canadian Rockies and high altitude lakes have thawed, making it a brilliant time for walking, mountain biking and canoeing. In the East it’s festival season, with live music and great food aplenty.
Autumn temperatures are similar to those in Spring. The forests and National Parks of British Columbia in the West and Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes in the East, create a stunning collage of red, yellow and orange as the trees prepare for Winter. It’s a picturesque time for a Canadian self drive tour or motorhome holiday.
If you don’t mind the cold, Winter is truly magical. In the West, many Canadians head to Whistler to ski or snowboard. In East they don their ice-skates to glide down Ottawa’s 4.8 mile Rideau Canal, which turns into a natural ice rink.
2024 & 2025 Canada Holidays
It’s never to early to start planning your next adventure! If you are looking for inspiration our popular itineraries are a great place to start. They can be booked as they are or altered to suit your plans.
Alternatively, give our North America Experts a call and they will create a bespoke Canadian holiday just for you, building in the places you would like to visit and things you would like to see.
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