High rise cities, Niagara Falls and the Rocky Mountains
Stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic and deep into the Antarctic, Canada is the second largest country in the world. It has spectacular scenery and offers travellers a great selection of luxury holiday ideas.
We can promise you that a luxury holiday to Canada is an unforgettable one. You can whisk through the Canadian Rockies aboard a train, go blue whale spotting in Quebec, visit the high rise city of Toronto, take in the stunning Niagara Falls, watch bears in their natural habitat or go to a Rodeo - the options are imaginative and seemingly endless.
Travel in Canada is easy whether by hire car, coach or train. Self-drive holidays are fantastic for those happy to drive and a well planned itinerary with easily achieved daily drives, details of what to see and the excursions available can make for a stress-free holiday. The country was built around the railroad, and famous rail journeys like the Rocky Mountaineer and The Canadian can easily be incorporated into many types of itinerary.
Escorted Tours are available for different durations and areas and are great for those who want to be looked after throughout their journey and who enjoy the company of others.
Canada is home to a variety of wildlife including the Polar Bears at Churchill and the Grizzly in locations in Western Canada. Various excursions and packages allow you to view them in their natural surrounds.
The Rocky Mountains stretch for 3000 miles from British Columbia to New Mexico in the USA and biking and hiking tours are a great way to see more of this spectacular range. Canada also has some top-class skiing resorts including Whistler, Banff and Jasper.
Many of these luxury holidays and tours can be combined with or include a cruise to Alaska and Designer Travel have experts who know Canada inside and out who can arrange this for you. We specialise in not only booking luxury breaks to wherever in the world you want to go, we also love working with you to create your tailor-made bespoke trip that is exactly what you've dreamed of. Canada might be somewhere you only get to go to once in your lifetime so we ensure you get the best advice and the best service possible with our very personal holiday service. We're with you from start to finish so we can research the best options, make recommendations within your budget and offer a full after sales service.
- Alberta has dramatic landscapes with beautiful lakes and mountains
- Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island offer miles of seacoast with towering cliffs, spectacular views and uncrowded beaches
- Lake Louise is a great choice for skiing and hiking
- Niagara Falls is an absolute must-see
- Vancouver is a popular filming location with thriving art, theatre and movie scenes
- Quebec is home to vast areas of forest and an abundance of wildlife
- Skiing and hiking holidays can be arranged
- Please ask about Escorted Tours – a fantastic way to see Canada
- Self-drive holidays can be lots of fun and we can suggest suitable itineraries
- Take a memorable rail journey like the Rocky Mountaineer or The Canadian
- An Alaskan Cruise is an option you may not have considered as part of your luxury holiday to Canada – ask us for more information
Flying Time: 7 hours 50 mins. (Toronto). 9 hours 45 mins (Vancouver)
Time difference: GMT -4 hours to -7 hours, subject to destination
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
Canada is a vast country which has a cold winter and a moderate and humid summer with a long day. Climate and temperature vary greatly by region with the north of the country having a polar climate.
The best time to visit Canada, if you’re interested in winter sports, is between December and April when snowfall is at its peak. January is the coldest month. May to September are perfect months to appreciate Canada without the snow, but if you’re hiking some high altitude trails can still be snowbound and probably not open to the public.
Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto have the warmest summers but be aware that thunderstorms are also prevalent in the summer months.
Leisure & Activities
The largest city in Canada and probably the most well-known. Home to one of the tallest buildings in the world, the CN Tower, Toronto is regularly compared to the New York skyline with prominent skyscrapers. It also has its fair share of green spaces including High Park which has many trails on its 400 acre site, as well as a zoo and numerous sports facilities.
No visit to Canada is complete without a visit to the spectacular Niagara Falls. Consisting of three water falls, the area straddles Canada and the USA. One of the best ways to experience a close up view of the falls is to take a boat trip from one of the many boatyards in the area. You can also take a walk behind the falls with an organised trek.
At 1,815 feet, the CN Tower is one of the tallest towers in the world. It has a panoramic viewing area with spectacular views over Toronto. For the more adventurous, you can take the “Edge Walk” which entails being tethered to the building and taking a walk around the circumference of the roof…not for the fainthearted. There’s also a restaurant where you can enjoy a drink and a meal.