Our Canada vacations

You’re never far from the wilderness in Canada, and our Canada vacations are all about immersing yourself in it, with spectacular wildlife encounters near-guaranteed. Small group and tailor made tours prioritise animal welfare, with expert guides ensuring you get amazing views while abiding by codes of behaviour. Admiring grizzly bears in British Columbia, kayaking with whales off Vancouver Island, hiking with elk in the Rockies or spying polar bears from Manitoba – Canada is a wildlife-watcher’s paradise. Our partners also bring First Nations stories and traditions to the fore, acknowledging the roles their communities often play in sustainably stewarding the wilderness.

Our top Canada vacations

Canadian Rockies adventure vacation

From US $5279 to US $5449
12 days ex flights
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies
Small group2023: 15 Jun, 13 Jul, 3 Aug, 31 Aug

Canadian Rockies activity vacation

From US $3180 to US $3670
15 days ex flights
Adventure through the Canadian wilderness
Small group2022: 17 Sep, 2023: 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 23 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep

Canadian Rockies hiking vacation

From US $4799 to US $5049
13 days ex flights
Mountain and glacial scenery with flowers and wildlife
Small group2022: 4 Sep, 2023: 25 Jun, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep

Canada wilderness vacation, Rockies & Vancouver Island

From US $6879
15 days ex flights
Experience the Canadian wilderness and wildlife
Small group2022: 18 Aug, 11 Sep

Canada national parks family vacation

From US $3449
12 days ex flights
Perfect adventure for families who love the outdoors
Small group

Johnstone Strait kayaking expedition in Canada

From CA $1895
6 days ex flights
Kayaking expedition through remote wildlife-rich archipelago
Small group2022: 15 Aug, 20 Aug, 25 Aug, 30 Aug, 4 Sep, 9 Sep, 14 Sep

Kayaking with Orcas in British Columbia

From US $1235 to US $1545
4 days ex flights
Kayak with orcas and humpacks in beautiful British Columbia
Small group

Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island vacation

From US $7199
15 days ex flights
Valleys rich with wildlife, bear, deer & moose
Small group2023: 25 Aug

Canada small group vacation

From US $5030 to US $5730
16 days ex flights
A journey across the Rockies and Vancouver Island.
Small group2022: 13 Aug, 10 Sep, 2023: 20 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep

About our Canada vacations

Adventure vacations in Canada

Canadian mountains, rivers and oceans aren’t just for looking at – they’re for hiking, snowshoeing, white water rafting and kayaking. Canadians are experts at making the seemingly inaccessible accessible, so don’t let traveling with kids or specific accessibility requirements put you off, either. Adventure vacations in Canada run nearly year-round, so you can track bears with an expert guide in spring, hike the peaks and plateaus of the Canadian Rockies in summer, kayak the orca bays of Vancouver Island in autumn, and mush between ex-goldmining towns in the Yukon in winter.

Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are the 1,600km-long finishing flourish of the Rocky Mountain chain. They barge through the US border into Alberta, threading north-west through Banff and Jasper national parks, carving out glacier fields, luminous turquoise lakes and hot springs along the way. Canada is even bigger and journey times are even longer than you might think, especially on sidewinding Rocky Mountain roads, so do take your time. Most Canadian Rockies vacations last at least 10 days, so that you have time to settle into forest campsites and get stuck into full-day hikes.

British Columbia, Canada

We’ve thought of a more apt name for British Columbia: Bear Country. Or, as our British Columbia travel guide would have it, Bloody Cool. This sprawling province in Western Canada bundles together 900 provincial parks and protected areas, a 26,000km-long coastline that faces the whale-rich Pacific Ocean, and Vancouver Island – and there’s still plenty of room to spare. Most vacations to British Columbia focus on the wildlife that roams here, from grizzly bears, free-range elk, caribou herds and bald eagles, to sea otters, grey whales, salmon and orca.

Family vacations in Canada

Family vacations in Canada often head out to the wild west. Here, the jigsaw of national parks is well-supplied with kid-friendly campsites and smooth roads. You could have a tailor made vacation fitted to your brood’s requirements, but for older kids small group trips are often the best way to go. Between the campfire stories, cookouts and easy hikes, the kids will make friends for life. Plus, you’ll get a guide who can keep your children’s attention with stories about the bear forests and Aboriginal kayaking routes you’re exploring. Just be sure to stock up on trail mix and root beer for the long drives.

Wildlife watching vacations in Canada

Many travelers seeking out critters in Canada have one beast on their mind: the inimitable bear. Wildlife vacations in Canada put you in the hands of expert guides who can search for black, grizzly and even the near-mythical spirit bear in British Columbia and Alberta. Polar bear tours in Canada are the crème de la crème. You can often see pods of belugas and narwhals on the same trip when you go to Churchill, the self-crowned “Polar Bear Capital of the World”. You’re most likely to see cetaceans on the westerly Pacific Coast, where over 10 species of whales and orca chase salmon and seals.

Types of tours & vacations in Canada

Small group vacations to Canada put you in league with a bunch of similarly minded explorers. They’re often best for solo travelers and those on a budget, as you can choose to share rooms or tents and easily meet new people. Walking vacations are the best way to see the secretive trails originally trod by Aboriginal Canadians. And really, almost every vacation to Canada is an adventure vacation. You might begin and wind down with a few days in Vancouver, Montreal or Toronto, but in-between you’ll strike out into sky-nudging mountain terrain, bump across polar bear tundra, or sail to islands surrounded by whale-y great ocean.
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