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REGIONS OF CANADA
CALGARY & ALBERTA
Home to one of Canada's biggest 10 day rodeo festival, Calgary Stampede: rodeo shows, musical events, and thrilling attractions, such as the Calgary Midway and Skyride. Alberta's largest city, and third largest municipality in Canada (after Toronto and Montreal), Calgary is young, vibrant and creative! Perfect gateway to the Canadian Rockies, rich in cultural, ballet companies, symphony orchestra and several theatre companies has so much to offer all year around! Taking a day tour to iconic locations like Lake Louise may be at the top of your list. One of the most photographed locations in the world, Lake Louise,...
HALIFAX & NOVA SCOTIA
Explore Halifax, one of the three Canadian maritime provinces located on the North Atlantic Coast of North America. Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, Nova Scotia, is famous for its high tides, lobster, home to puffins and seals, and popular for water sports like kayaking. Halifax's urban core is home to a number of regional landmark buildings and retains significant historic buildings and districts. Downtown office towers are overlooked by the fortress of Citadel Hill with its iconic Halifax Town Clock while Halifax's South End is renowned for its grand Victorian houses.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC CITY & QUEBEC
Montréal and Québec City, the heart and soul of French Canada. Rich in culture, history and food both with distinct character, they well worth a visit! Don't miss Montreal's most popular and characterized by their uniquely French influence points of interest! Just to mention a few, the Notre Dame Basilica, Old Montréal, French Quarter, outside view of Olympic Site and the panoramic view on top of Mt. Royal. Referred to as "Canada's Cultural Capital", Montreal is Canada's centre for French-language television productions, radio, theatre, film, multimedia, and print publishing.
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Discover the region from the northernmost tip of the island of Newfoundland to the most easterly point in North America through national parks, including Gros Morne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Gulf of St Lawrence, with cliffs, waterfalls and glacial fjords! Learn of ancient peoples, the Maritime Archaic, Vikings, and Basques, as you travel to coastal fishing communities to meet the friendly and hospitable people of today. Take the chance to see whales, thousands of sea birds, and,icebergs! Sample the local food and drink to become an honorary “Newfoundlander”!
NUNAVUT & SASKATCHEWAN
Explore the spectacular arctic landscapes and wildlife with the Inuit way of life and be dazzled by the vivid dancing hues of the Aurora Borealis in Nunavut while farms, prairie and big skies are waiting for you in Saskatchewan! Nunavut is the newest, largest, and most northerly territory of Canada and meets Saskatchewan to the southwest. Nunavut is a pretty remote area and can only be accessed by air and sea. Saskatchewan is known for farms, prairie and big skies! It contains two major natural regions to explore: the Boreal Forest in the north and the Prairies in the south.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND & NEW BRUNSWICK
Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick a region of outstanding natural beauty. It is located off the eastern coast of Canada, nestled between the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The island's landscape is peaceful: rolling hills, woods, reddish white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil have given Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty. Here, you can find some of the freshest seafood available anywhere in the world and with more than 60 lighthouses along the island, there are...
Shimmering glaciers and vibrant lakes, limestone caves and peaks, alpine meadows and endless forest! The vast landscape of the Canadian Rockies is a treasury of scenic splendor. The Canadian Rockies Mountain range spans the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. With jagged, ice-capped peaks, including towering Mt. Robson, it's a region of alpine lakes, diverse wildlife and outdoor sites. Yoho National Park is home to the massive Takakkaw Falls. Other national parks are Jasper, with the famously accessible Athabasca Glacier, and Banff, site of glacier-fed Lake Louise, Rockies' signature viewpoints!
TORONTO & ONTARIO
Experience the sights of Canada’s largest and most diverse city: Toronto! If your ideal weekend is spent hiking and exploring the great outdoors, Ontario is the place to be. City's highlights to visit include: the Eaton Centre, Chinatown, CN Tower, Old and New City Halls with St. Lawrence Market! From here, you can explore the Niagara Falls with its most popular attractions: Hornblower Niagara Cruises, White Water Walk and Journey behind the Falls and Niagara Fury. Nation's capital, Ottawa, Ontario region has vast wilderness areas and over a thousand waterways and unlimited opportunities for discovery.
VANCOUVER & BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver, recently included in top 10 cities to travel to in 2020, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections. Highlights you should not miss are Stanley Park, oceanfront gem with seawall trails and visitor attractions, and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, a leg-wobbling wooden walkway set in a forested park.
WHITEHORSE & YUKON
Spend a few days experiencing Yukon’s Winter Wonderland with its natural beauty and snowy. Landscapes, the elusive Aurora Borealis and the gracious hospitality at the Northern Lights Resort & Spa. It’s the spectacular and mystical Northern Lights and viewings such as the one above is common in the Yukon. Northern Lights viewing activities take place outside. A heated, cozy cabin or wall tent is available for your comfort. Cure your winter blues with exciting dog sled tours, snow-shoe hike through the ice fields and the mythic forests of Kluane National Park or enjoy the warm pools of Takhini Hot Springs.
WINNIPEG & MANITOBA
Plan your stay at frontiers North’s Tundra Buggy Lodge, located at Polar Bear Point in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, home to the largest concentration of polar bears in the Churchill area. During the months of July and August, the Churchill River is teeming with beluga whales. While on land, enjoy the view as the surrounding landscape erupts into colourful summer blooms and explore the Churchill Wildlife Management Area by Tundra Buggy for the chance see a multitude of northern wildlife. When conditions are right, you can view the northern lights as well!
YELLOWKNIFE & NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
The Northwest Territories are known as the “Aurora Capital of the World” and Yellowknife is directly beneath the aurora oval, and one of the world’s best places to experience the aurora without light or noise pollution from cities or road traffic. Almost every night in winter, Yellowknife’s clear skies dance and shimmer with the greens, blues and whites of this incredible spectacle. Set in the wondrous natural surroundings of Great Slave Lake is a remarkably modern city where you can experience rustic nature and traditional culture without forgoing urban amenities. Whether you are driving on an ice...
When to visit
Canada is a vast country, and the weather can be quite different in the East and in the West.
When to visit in summer. Mid-May to late June is a great time to visit Canada! The summer tourist season has officially begun. There are new leaves in the trees; nature is in full bloom. July-August is peak tourist season right across Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver. Cities and national parks are full of tourists from around the world. September-October is what is called the Indian summer, when the forests don their brilliant hues of red and gold and nature is in full splendour. The weather is still very pleasant, especially in September, although evenings can be quite chilly. This is generally the lower season.
When to visit in winter. The Canadian winter lasts from mid-December to mid-March. It is a great time to enjoy exciting winter activities like snowmobiling and dog sledding and skiing. Mid-December to early January is a very busy time of year because of all the Christmas and New Year's festivities along with the ski resorts enjoying their peak time. The weather is pleasant and snow conditions are at their best. January and February are the coldest months of the year. In March, the weather starts to warm and can be almost spring-like. Winter sports can still be enjoyed in early March.
Flights and getting to Canada
The main International Airports in Canada are
Toronto Pearson International Airport Trains run downtown every 15 minutes from 5:30am to 1am; private car transfers takes around 45 minutes to the city.
Montréal Trudeau International Airport A 24-hour airport shuttle bus runs downtown. Private transfers take 30 to 60 minutes.
Vancouver International Airport Trains run downtown every six to 20 minutes; private transfers take around 30 minutes.
Canadians definitely love the open road. Travelling by motorbike, car, truck or RV is an amazing way to see the country. With vast open roads and incredible scenery a self-drive experience provides freedom and flexibility to appreciate the small things on the way. You’ll be able to explore areas that often large coaches can’t access as well as enjoy as much time as you wish at each destination. Our diverse self-drive itineraries have been thoughtfully designed to offer you the road trip of a lifetime. Explore one of the world’s most scenic drives along the Icefields Parkway winding its way through the majestic Canadian Rockies.
Our packages can be combined with rail on either Rocky Mountaineer or VIA Rail to offer you the best experience of both worlds.
The Canadian Pacific Railway has over 22,500 km of track across Canada. From East Coast to West Coast, Canada is bursting with a wide variety of rail tours. The Alaskan Railroads carries both freight and passengers throughout its system, including Denali National Park. The railroad has a mainline over 760 km long. Enjoy incredible scenery as you travel across Canada’s vast countryside from the temperate Pacific Coast, to the majestic Canadian Rockies, the prairies of the mid-west to the metropolises of Ontario and Québec all the way to the Atlantic Coast – rail travel enables you to relax and enjoy the scenery rolling by in your comfortable seating options.
The two major operators in Canada are Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail. Rocky Mountaineer offers daylight travel options on 2 or 3 day itineraries operating from mid April to early October between the Pacific Coast and the Canadian Rockies, whereas VIA Rail operates year round with a variety of routes, seating and cabins from coast to coast.
Things to Do in Canada
Explore the many wonders of the Great White North with our Canada holiday packages.
Drumheller has two must-visit places: the Royal Tyrrell Museum, which boasts gallery displays of dinosaurs and fossils and the Atlas Coal Mine, one of Canada’s many historical sites. You shouldn’t pass up the chance to witness the grand display of the breathtaking northern lights in Whitehorse. The city has less light pollution, giving you the best view of the aurora borealis.
If you love to see different wildlife, try booking a safari adventure in Churchill and see polar bears up close in their natural habitat. Some may even come near your Tundra Buggy and peep into your windows.
Must-visit Attractions in Canada
You can also visit Old Quebec, one of the most famous historic sites in Canada. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site to see and experience the birthplace of French North America. You can also go to a resort destination in Whistler, which is only two hours off of Vancouver. This place is perfect for outdoor lovers looking for heart-pounding adventures. Try skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking in summer in this world-class ski resort that was also one of the venues for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Revel in the Neo-Gothic architectural styles of Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. The tour de Victoire et de Paix or Peace Tower stands at its central axis.
Known Destinations in Canada
Canada has no shortage of stunning landscapes and awe-inspiring sights for travellers to enjoy. The country is home to numerous natural wonders and culturally-rich cities.
Topping the list is Niagara Falls which draws millions of visitors every year. Hear the roar of the water and see the captivating skyline view of Canada’s finest.
Banff National Park & the Rocky Mountains exhibits Canada’s most breathtaking sceneries of snow-capped peaks, mountainsides, lush greeneries and turquoise-coloured lakes. You can also go to Icefields Parkway and see the breathtaking glaciers and Peyto Lake as you drive to the little town of Banff.
CN Tower is an architectural masterpiece on the shores of Lake Ontario. It is the tallest free-standing structure in Canada and the western hemisphere, with an impressive height of 553 metres.
Best Hotels in Canada
Our Canada holiday deals let you check in the most luxurious hotels all around Canada. The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is located in the Pacific Rim National Park. It has a 21st-century, safari-style enclave of white canvas suite tents, antique furnishings and opulent rugs.
If you prefer to be nearer the city and its finest attractions, book a stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower. This 65-story building has an immaculate colour contrast inspired by champagne and caviar.
Post Lockdown in Canada
There will be a series of adjustments to the current border measures effective April 1, 2022. Fully vaccinated tourists do not need to complete a pre-entry test and are not required to quarantine. On the other hand, non-vaccinated individuals must accomplish an on-arrival and Day 8 test and quarantine for two weeks. Wearing of masks has been lifted in most cities but is still mandatory in public transport, healthcare facilities and other select places.
Flying to Canada
Our Canada holiday deals let you book direct flights from Australia to Canada. There are three main international airports here: Toronto Pearson International Airport, Montréal Trudeau International Airport and Vancouver International Airport.
Welcome to Canada! Our Canada division was formerly known as Canada & Alaska Specialist Holidays or Canada & Alaska Travel Connection, then in 2019 we amalgamated all of our brands under Entire Travel Group. We have been operating for more than 50 years, you can learn more on our About Us page.
A life without a visit to Canada & Alaska is a life that remains unfulfilled. Whilst Canada seems faraway, direct flights from Australia have brought our two countries closer together than ever before. A visit to Canada in winter is a completely different experience than seeing Canada in summer and regardless of when you travel we have the experience and know-how to guide you through the many travel options to ensure your holiday ticks every box you've always dreamt about.
Canada, Why we love it!
Road tripping’ and self-drive journeys
Canada’s road trips start or end in an iconic gateway city. Cruise quiet highways and intriguing back roads that wind through incredible national parks, picturesque hamlets and friendly communities. Keep the camera poised for road-side wildlife along the way!
Greatest light show on earth
Canada’s north offers front-row seats to the enchanting northern lights. Visit the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Churchill, Manitoba, during winter for an extraordinary light show that will dance into your heart and change you forever.
Canada’s most famous residents
They’re dazzling, beautiful and permanently trending on social media. From polar bears, narwhals and caribou, to grizzly bears, bald eagles and beluga whales, Canada’s most famous inhabitants will leave you awestruck.
Canada’s cultural immersion
From coast to coast, Canada’s cultural destinations, diverse cuisine and innovative arts scene reflect the true spirit of Canada. Explore National Historic Sites, world-renowned museums and national galleries. Celebrate at artisan and culinary festivals, and get to know some of Canada’s remarkable Indigenous communities.
The stuff of legends
Stay in a wilderness lodge where wildlife roams free; experience a white Christmas at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; eyeball a polar bear (from a safe distance) in the wilds of Churchill. Experience Canada’s legendary adventures – we promise you’ll never be the same again.
Canada’s wellness staycations
Lose yourself in Canada’s tranquil forests and national parks. Reach for new heights on a heli-yoga adventure that gives new meaning to ‘salute to the sun’. Relax in a 5-star spa or soak in a natural hot spring for a full mind, body, spirit rejuvenation.
Ski Canada’s perfect powder on runs that seem to go on forever and stroll through ancient canyons adorned with icy sculptures. From dogsledding to ice-skating on iconic frozen lakes, Canada’s cool winter adventures are the stuff of daydreams.
With its soaring mountain ranges, wild rivers, picturesque hiking trails and urban green centres, Canada’s unparalleled outdoor adventures offer something for everyone. Four-season active escapades offer horse-riding, skiing, cycling, mountain biking and everything in between.
Sample masterful craft beers and new release wines in British Columbia, feast on traditional fare like poutine and bagels in Quebec or salivate over fresh lobster rolls in Nova Scotia. Canada’s culinary scene is as vibrant as the multicultural people who call this country home.
Weather in Canada
Flying to Canada
Air Canada and Qantas operate flights from Australia to Canada. Once in Canada, visitors can also fly domestically with Air Canada Rouge (Air Canada’s budget subsidiary) or with WestJet, who fly to around 25 destinations in Canada. Air North, Calm Air and Canadian North are all airlines that serve destinations in the country’s north.