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Canadian Contrasts

Experience the urban and the natural wonders of both sides of Canada

Canada - Whistler - View from gondola

Canadian Contrasts

Travel time

From 14 days

Type of travel

Self-Drive

Best time

All year

To destination

approx. 8-11 hours

from

£ 1,770

pp excl. flights

North America

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From Toronto to Vancouver, your trip across Canada hits every major note of this boundless country, from east to west. After a short stay in Toronto, you’ll venture east to Quebec’s beaming heart, before going flipside to some of the best national parks on the western side. Your trip finishes in the pearl of the east: Vancouver.

  1. Toronto
  2. Ottawa
  3. Quebec City
  4. Montreal
  5. Toronto
  6. Calgary
  7. Canmore
  8. Kamloops
  9. Whistler
  10. Vancouver

from

£ 1,770

pp excl. flights

Plan Your Trip

Travel Itinerary

Highlights you can experience

Destination 1: Toronto

As Canada’s largest, most multicultural metropolis, Toronto is defined by its energy. As you walk along Young Street and Dundas Square, with their many shops and lively, bustling cafes and restaurants, you’ll notice that this city is one of North America’s most lively. Another stroll down the city’s famous Distillery District reveals Toronto’s cultural core: theatres, bars, and museums in this city are abuzz with the kind of historical and cultural energy found in only few of the world’s great capitals.

Destination 2: Ottawa

Canadians are proud of their capital city for its rich history, green parks and national cultural attraction—and you’ll see why. Experience the best art Canada has to offer at the National Gallery of Canada, as well as the profoundly educational experience of the Canadian War Museum. Not far from Parliament Hill is ByWard Market, a historic bustling farmer’s market by day and buzzing restaurants and club scene by night.

Destination 3: Quebec City

The global cachet of Quebec City attracts millions of people to this simmering French-Canadian city. The tour that you’ll be taking in this charming city will hit all of the biggest sights: the Citadel, the City Gate, and the historic Petit Champlain, one of the oldest commercial streets in North America.

Destination 4: Montreal

Montreal awaits you next: as the world's second largest French-speaking city after Paris, the magic of this city comes in many forms. The dynamic metropolis unites Canada's two founding cultures, and offers an impressive blend of history and modernity. During a city tour, you’ll be able to see the venue of the Olympic Games, charming Old Montreal, and the McGill University campus, which is one of the best in the country.

Destination 5: Toronto

After your eastern escapade, you’ll return to Toronto before carrying on to the country’s other pole. Make sure to hit everything that you missed the first time around in this buzzing city, whether it be exquisite dim sum in Chinatown or a stroll along the Martin Goodman Trail. Tomorrow, you head westward.

Destination 6: Calgary

Located just east of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary lies at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River, in a region made up of foothills and prairies, a vibrant city with a bustling downtown area with an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars. Get to the top of Calgary Tower to see Rockies that nestle this gem of the Canadian west.

Destination 7: Canmore

Your next stop is a town set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and is known for ski trails, craggy summits and world-class hiking trails. An outdoor lover's dream, visitors here can scale Ha Ling Peak and take in glorious views from the summit of the mountain in just a few hours. There are also local boutique shops, restaurants, and beer companies that offer a warm reprieve from the gorgeous, yet chilly winter weather.

Destination 8: Kamloops

Located in British Columbia, Kamloops is a year-round playground. Gorgeous, long summers make the area perfect for cycling and hiking, while the winter months bring out the cross-country skiers and snow lovers. Offering visitors the chance to experience everything from rock climbing, sailing, fishing and horseback riding, you can also try your hand at ice-fishing or ice-skating on a frozen lake.

Destination 9: Whistler

You don't have to be visiting in winter to fall in love with this charming town. Whistler defines the quaint western side of Canada: take the Peak2Peak gondola up the mountain for a view you'll never forget, all the while enjoying views of snowy peaks, ridges, alpine lakes and skiers below as you ascend the mountain.

Destination 10: Vancouver

The point of culmination of your trip from the east will be Vancouver. Your exploration will allow you to see why the pearl of the pacific has been rated one of the most liveable cities in the world year after year. The English Bay, Stanley Park, China Town, and the North Shore are all at your disposal, and are a perfect way to conclude an unforgettable trip through the heart of Canada.

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