You’re going to need a bigger bucket for this list
Canada is unrivalled when it comes to ticking off the items on your bucket list. Canada has the best lakes and mountain combo of anywhere in the world. It is a playground for year-round adventures, from alpine skiing and fat biking in the winter, to taking to the water with a canoe or exploring the western provinces by scenic rail in the summer.
Discover the very best of Canada with these incredible experiences below…
Travelling aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer is an experience like no other. Wending its way through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this luxurious train will take you past glittering glacier-fed lakes, luscious green forests and snow-dusted mountain peaks; all you need to do is sit back and relax whilst enjoying the award-winning onboard service. You’ll soon discover that every detail of this iconic train journey is meticulously planned, from the 5-star welcome to the gourmet meals and locally sourced wines served in the onboard dining room. You certainly won’t forget your Rocky Mountaineer experience in a hurry.
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
Words can barely describe the moments when a glacier calves, a bald eagle soars, or the sun shines on a mountain peak that fills up half the sky. Live these life-changing moments for yourself on an Alaska cruise with Holland America – an experience guaranteed to leave you completely spellbound by the wild beauty and untamed terrains of this far-flung land.
Visit the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies on this unforgettable excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Experience the evolution of the land and discover how it has shaped the appearance of natural wonders found in these spectacular mountain settings. Highlights include visits to the world-famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, the majestic Valley of the Ten Peaks, and other awe-inspiring locations. You’ll also enjoy a hot lunch and light refreshments.
One of the world’s most international cities, Toronto is a fascinating destination for a Canadian city break. Take a trip up the CN Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the world, to enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Ontario. This endearing city is also jam-packed with fascinating museums, theatres and galleries to peruse at your leisure, whilst the Casa Loma castle provides a great place to relax and be enchanted..
Explore Canada’s Great Lakes of Superior and Huron, world famous for their gentle beauty, unmatched serenity and sheer size. A highlight will be a visit to the unique Manitoulin Island, the largest freshwater island in the world, where you will be able to partake in a range of outdoor activities, from hiking across the island’s multitude of trails to kayaking on the crystal-clear waters. With its relaxed pace and invigorating fresh air, you’re bound to come away with a new lease of life.
A shimmering jewel set high in the hills overlooking Lake Okanagan and the Monashee Mountains, this holistic health and wellness spa resort offers refuge and relaxation in the heart of British Columbia’s wine country. With its uniquely modern and comfortable rooms, spa and wellness amenities, and delicious farm-to-table dining, Sparkling Hill is the ideal place to unwind in supreme luxury and comfort.
From the moment you catch your first glimpse of The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac on the horizon, you will never forget its distinctive silhouette and imposing position on the meandering St. Lawrence River. Embodying the beauty and history of French civilization in North America, this mighty building has been touted as the most photographed hotel in the world and draws thousands of visitors from across the globe each year. A stay in this iconic chateau is certainly an experience not soon to be forgotten.
For that extra level of luxury, why not upgrade your flight to Signature Class with Air Canada and look forward to the following:
* Priority check-in, security clearance, boarding and baggage handling
* All seats (pods) are single and face forward with direct aisle access
* Seats transform in to a 6’7” long bed in lie flat mode
* Quilted mattress pads, plush duvet and pillow
* Maple Leaf Lounge access
* Fine wines and gourmet cuisine
* Two checked bags up to 32kg each
* Pre-assign your seat number at time of booking
VANCOUVER & WHISTLER
In Vancouver, you’ll head out on an exciting city tour to discover everything this lively metropolis has to offer. No tour of Vancouver would be complete without a visit to the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge in the North Shore rainforest. Here, you can cross the 450-ft-long bridge over a spectacular canyon and marvel at the masses of greenery and stunning views in every direction.
During your stay in the picturesque mountain resort of Whistler, experience the Guinness World Record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, providing incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks, coastal rainforests, and ancient glaciers.
Combining modern amenities, sophisticated décor and incredible cuisine, the Algonquin Hotel is one of Canada’s most inviting resorts and the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque St. Andrews by-the-Sea. Along with stunning coastal views and an abundance of historic charm, the resort boasts an award-winning golf course, an elegant spa, and many other amenities designed to offer the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for its guests. After spending a couple of nights in this ‘Castle by the Sea’, you’ll feel relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for the rest of your New Brunswick adventure.