You can still feel the pioneer spirit amongst the people and rugged wilderness of this exciting and beautiful country.
Cities with a European feel like Halifax, Montreal and Quebec, contrast sharply with the shiny glass-fronted high-rises in Calgary or the cosmopolitan mix in Vancouver. Explore’s Canada tours cover the length of the country, from the wild island of Novia Scotia in the Atlantic that offers some great whale watching, across the prairies and Rocky mountains to Canada’s Pacific coast and Vancouver island.
Many of Explore’s tours focus on the Rockies as this is where some of Canada’s greatest national parks can be found. In Banff and Jasper National Parks you can walk amongst an almost prehistoric landscape of ancient glaciers and deep glacial valleys where shimmering emerald lakes like Lake Louise make for picture postcard photos. These stunning national parks are also home to a large array of wildlife and offer the chance to spot bears, elk and large birds of prey. Icefield’s Parkway is one of the world’s most scenic drives and Columbia Glacier and Athabasca Falls make great stops en route.
Whistler is Canada’s premier mountain resort and in the summer offers great walks and activities. On Vancouver Island you can go whale watching, and stare in awe at Giant Douglas Firs – amongst the largest trees on the planet.
Winter is also a great time to visit Canada and our dog sledding tour in the wilderness of Quebec is not to be missed!