Authentic and natural, Canada is an ideal holiday destination for first time visitors and seasoned travellers alike. With original and unique experiences waiting around every corner, there is always a new destination to be discovered and enjoyed. American Holidays knows Canada best – so let our Canadian holiday experts help you plan your adventure in this beautiful country.
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Known as an explorer’s paradise, Canada boasts majestic mountains, beautiful national parks, numerous hiking and biking trails and stunning cityscapes, from Vancouver to Toronto and everything in between. Discover all this and more with incredible Canada offers from American Holidays…
Vancouver, Victoria & Seattle
Your Canadian adventure will begin in the vibrant city of Vancouver. While it may be a sophisticated, metropolitan area, the Vancouver locals are known for being friendly and laid-back and love the beaches and mountains as much as the city scene. Located at the foot of the dazzling Coast Mountains and surrounded by glimmering waterways, you will be stuck by the natural beauty visible even from the downtown core. Spend time here exploring the beautiful city, visit the city’s night markets, discover quirky souvenir shops, indie art galleries and trendy food and drink scene of the Gastown area, take in the incredible views of the city on the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, one of Vancouver’s newest and most exciting attractions, or hike in Lynn Canyon and walk the 50 metre high suspension bridge, if you dare!
The next stop on your Canada holiday is Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the best museums in Western Canada. The area is also home to some of the country’s most exhilarating scenery: there’s an ocean or mountain (or both!) found around every corner, and the city’s beautiful flower gardens are famous all over the world. Take the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, take a whale watching tour, drive along the coast to visit some spectacular national parks, learn about the history and culture of British Columbia in the Royal BC Museum – whatever you fancy Victoria has you covered. And bring the kids – Victoria was included in the Top 10 Family Vacations in Canada in TripAdvisor’s 2011 Travellers’ Choice awards.
Your multi centre North American holiday ends with three nights in the cultural city of Seattle. The city has a mix of urban cool feeling along with cultural and historical charm. Seattle is known as a world centre for coffee roasting so be sure to take some time to sample some as you enjoy the relaxed laid back vibe of the city or catch some of the city’s famous music scene. The city’s skyline is one of the most iconic in the USA. While there are many great looking buildings in the Seattle skyline, the centrepiece is without a doubt the iconic Space Needle. Make sure to pay a visit to the observation deck to get the best views of the city – don’t forget your camera! Explore the Museum of Pop and the Museum of Flight, located just outside the city. Feeling peckish? Take advantage of Seattle’s farm-to-table restaurant culture, you won’t be disappointed!
Experience all this and more on a Vancouver, Victoria & Seattle holiday in 2021, from €1599pp
Canada’s Great Parks of the West Road Trip
The incredible city of Vancouver the starting point for this two-week self-drive holiday, showcasing the world-class national parks of the Canadian Rockies. Spend three days exploring Vancouver, cycle around Stanley Park, visit the Richmond night market, take a day trip to Granville Island, or relax at Wreck Beach before jumping in the car and hitting the road! Have your camera at the ready as you head eastbound from Vancouver to Penticton through the Coastal Mountains and Manning Provincial Park where there are plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs in the stunning surroundings of the National Parks as you go along.
Next, you’ll venture through the Okanagan Valley, where you can marvel at the spectacular waterfalls, towering peaks and beautiful lakes as you travel to Revelstoke and from there to the stunning Banff national park. Make the most of your time here and discover the iconic Lake Louise where you can enjoy a range of water sports, including canoeing, paddle boarding and fishing. Finish your day of adventuring in the world-famous Banff Hot Springs, the perfect way to unwind.
Next up is Jasper national park, the largest park in the Canadian Rockies, for another full day of exploration, from hiking to white-water rafting. For the best views, check out the Glacier Skywalk – a 918ft cliff walk with a glass bottom, giving visitors unbeatable views. After Jasper, you will drive through the iconic Yellowhead Pass, on your way to 100 Mile House, a town famous for cattle ranching and take some time for some leisure activities!
Take in more spectacular scenery on the next leg of your trip as you drive past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, to Whistler. Enjoy a full day exploring Whistler and all it has to offer. Spend your time biking or hiking the beautiful peaks, enjoy breath-taking 360 views on the Gondola or, for the more adventurous, take a zipline tour. Dive into some water activities on the lakes or take a bear viewing tour for the chance to see Whistler’s famous black bears and cubs in their natural habitat, before returning to Vancouver where your legendary road-trip experience will come to an end.
Visit Canada’s great parks of the West for yourself next year, from €2,089pp with American Holidays.
Remember, this is just a selection of what’s on offer!
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