Luxury Canada holidays

Canada is matchless in its beauty, from its awe-inspiring mountains that loom heavy with snow to azure lakes, so pristine they look like a painting. The landscapes here are vast, spectacular and staggeringly diverse, ranging from the snaggletooth Rockies in the west to sweeping sandy bays in the east and untamed Arctic wilderness in its far-flung northern reaches.

As such, it's the outdoors where Canada really excels. And, while winter resorts such as Whistler and Banff have long been recognised as some of the world's best, there's far more to this country's wild expanse. In summer, these same regions are transformed, their forested slopes paving the way for magnificent hikes and bike rides while lakes, frozen over during the colder months, set the scene for lazy days spent fishing and kayaking. These great swathes are perfectly explored from a collection of luxury lodges where the likes of fine dining and hot-tub soaks provide the perfect counterpoint to days of exhilarating adventure.

In Alberta and the Rocky Mountains, you'll find the emblematic national parks of Jasper and Lake Louise, bordered by desert badlands, boreal forests and colossal ice fields. There's perhaps no more iconic way to witness these scenes than with a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, traversing rushing river canyons and cascading waterfalls, and bookended with city stays exploring Vancouver's coastal charm and Calgary's Western brashness.

Perhaps you want to embark on an epic self-drive along the rugged cliffs and sandstone beaches of Prince Edward Island, or taste fresh lobster and learn of Acadian culture in New Brunswick. More drama can be found in the majestic peaks and plunging fjords of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland & Labrador, and in the far north provinces of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and The Yukon, polar bears and Northern Lights dominate the vast sub-Arctic tundra.

Sample delicious poutine among Montreal’s European cobbles or Quebec’s colonial delights – a region fiercely proud of its French heritage, or explore the country's First Nations history and gold-rush heritage in Saskatchewan's prairie towns. And, in Ontario, the epic roar of Niagara Falls provides one of the country's true icons.


Special experiences

Canada’s spectacular experiences vary wildly from season to season. Come summer, waterfalls swell and emerald lakes are revealed; perfect for hiking, biking, fishing and rafting among the unspoiled wilderness in the mountains of Alberta or along the lighthouse-dotted beaches on the Atlantic Coast. Go wildlife-spotting on epic self-drives through Jasper and Banff, or head east to take in national parks home to roaming caribou herds and grizzly bears, taken in on expert-led wilderness hikes, while the coasts offer endless opportunities to spot, and even swim with whales in iceberg-studded seas. And, in the northern wilds along the shores of Hudson Bay, walk with polar bears or spot them from specially built tundra buggies under the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights.

Luxury cruises are a wonderful way to explore Canada's seemingly endless coastal landscapes, while inland the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train pairs five-star service and included gourmet dining and fine wines with unmatched views from glass-domed carriages; there can be few better ways to take in the Rockies' granite jags and rushing rivers.

Experience indigenous traditions in the northern territories and prairies, head to French-speaking Québec to return to a time gone by, or immerse yourself in Montréal's 18th century architecture. Come winter, go skiing and snowshoeing in some of the world's best alpine resorts, or seek the aurora borealis in distant Nunvanut, the Northwest Territories and The Yukon. 

Bow Peak and Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Canada

Bow Peak and Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Canada

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

Polar bears, Nunavut

Polar bears, Nunavut

Suggested itineraries

Rocky Mountaineer

Highlights of the Canadian Rockies on Rocky Mountaineer

8 days from £2,620 pp incl. flights

Begin with Vancouver’s coastal charms before you board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer to head through the majestic Rockies to Calgary, enjoying included gourmet dining and drinks throughout. Expert-led tours of Banff and Yoho National Park, and a thrilling helicopter ride are included.

Grizzly bear in Knight Inlet

Vancouver & Bear Watching at Knight Inlet

7 days from £2,850 pp incl. flights

Explore the beauty of Knight Inlet's British Columbia on this seven-day break, where you'll bear watch at one of the world's best grizzly viewing sites, bookended with Vancouver's coastal charms.

Sea-to-Sky corridor, Rocky Mountaineer

Grand Circle Tour on Rocky Mountaineer

14 days from £4,935 pp incl. flights

From snow-covered summits to azure lakes, Rocky Mountaineer one of the world’s most spectacular rail journey. Enjoy gourmet dining, stays in the region's best hotels and included cable car rides, off-road excursions and wildlife spotting as you head from Alberta's Wild West to Pacific Vancouver.

The Wickaninnish Inn

The Wickaninnish Inn & Vancouver Break

8 days from £2,125 pp incl. flights

Experience Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast as you go bear watching in ancient rainforests and spot humpbacks and orcas on guided boat trips. It's all enjoyed alongside a stay amid Vancouver's urban buzz.

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

Ultimate New Brunswick Fly-Drive

8 days from £2,440 pp incl. flights

This fly-drive is the ultimate adventure in Atlantic Canada's charming New Brunswick province, matching boutique accommodation with exceptional cuisine and authentic hand-on experiences

Banff National Park, Alberta

Rocky Mountaineer & Regent Seven Seas Alaska Cruise

14 days from £7,720 pp incl. flights Seven Seas Mariner

Pair a luxury rail journey on Canada's Rocky Mountaineer with an all-inclusive cruise aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Mariner on this in-depth exploration of Canada and Alaska's most dramatic scenery.

Humpback whales, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Highlights of Atlantic Canada

12 days from £2,125 pp incl. flights

Explore the scenic beauty of Atlantic Canada on a scenic self-drive through charming villages and dramatic coastal landscapes.

Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Atlantic Canada: Maritimes by rail

15 days from £3,710 pp incl. flights

A unique exploration of Canada's Maritimes and Ontario, covering everything from the dramatic tides at the Bay of Fundy to the mighty Niagara Falls. Join some of Atlantic Canada's iconic towns and cities together by rail.

Icefields Parkway, British Columbia

Western Canada Self-Drive: Rainforest to Rockies

17 days from £2,980 pp incl. flights

An impossibly scenic self-drive among the stunning scenery of Vancouver Island and the Canadian Rockies. See everything from pristine national parks to turquoise lakes and mammoth glaciers.

Calgary stampede

Rocky Mountaineer & Calgary Stampede 2022

10 days from £4,140 pp incl. flights

Combine the Wild-West wonders of the Calgary Stampede with a journey aboard one of the world's most luxurious trains – the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

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