Canada offers an experience for all types of travellers; where you could be exploring all of Canada’s natural gems through the sweeping national parks, ski Alps or the renowned Canadian Rockies – and the next you could be enjoying fine dining at Toronto’s tallest restaurants or discovering the cultural sights and sounds of Vancouver.
For jaw-dropping views of nature, Banff National Park homes the stunning Lake Louise, which is one of Canada’s most photographed locations – and we can see why – the stunning ice-blue lake is engulfed by lush green forest trees and framed by snowcapped mountains that will simply take your breath away.
A playground for nature lovers, British Columbia is situated on Canada’s westernmost province and provides a plethora of things to do, from hiking and biking excursions through the Glacier National Park, which is perfect for camping trips. Or stop over at Whistler Blackcomb, a leading Ski resort famous for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. Vancouver is the ideal city break destination that still offers a slice of natural serenity, known for its beautiful gardens, surfing beaches and Pacific Rim National Park, this vibrant city attracts many tourists for its famous Hollywood film set locations.
The Rocky Mountaineer is the most scenic way to experience the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, twist and turn your way through lush rainforest, costal gems and even touch the clouds at spectacular heights.
As well as breathtaking nature, Canada is home to captivating cities that offer an array of must-see attractions to tick off your bucket list. For incredible views of Toronto and New York book a table at 360 Restaurant for a fine dining experience with sweeping panoramic views of the city and 351 meters below. When in Toronto a trip to see the Niagara Falls is a must, simply board a train from the city to Ontario to witness the spectacular falls. If you’re seeking adventure get closer to the falls by boat!
French colonial architecture can be found in Montreal, Canada’s second largest municipality. Quintessential for culture lovers, Montreal immerses you into vibrant arts and culture scenes from museums and galleries to music concerts, circus acts, opera and theater shows to fill up your evenings. Food is also a big staple for the city, with gourmet restaurants, waterfront dining and delicious street food to discover.
What is the language in Canada?
Languages spoken in Canada are French and English.
What is the currency in Canada?
How long does it take to fly to Canada?
It takes around 7.5 hours to fly from Heathrow to Toronto Pearson International.
What is the time difference in Canada?
The UK is 5 hours ahead of Ottawa.
When is the best time to travel to Canada?
Canada has similar weather seasons to Europe. Temperatures get colder during the months between January and March, whilst April starts to see the warmer season peep through. In May the weather begins to get warmer and the flowers start to bloom, it’s also a great time to visit national parks and sightings of whales, humpbacks, minkes and belugas are frequently sighted in the Atlantic Coast. The beginning of peak season starts in June, and between July and August you can expect summer temperatures. Autumn begins between September and October and during November to December the winter starts to creep in where snow often begins to fall.
Do I need a visa for Canada?
British Citizens don’t need a visa to visit Canada.