Canada, North America & Caribbean
Think of Canada and you conjure up the red & white maple leaf flag, maple syrup, glitzy ski resorts, Mounties, lumberjacks and Monty Python……. ask about our exciting holidays to British Columbia, Canada’s most westerly province, whose motto is “splendour without diminishment”, incorporating Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Whistler and the Canadian Rockies, situated in adjacent Alberta. Its craggy coastline stretches for more than 16,700 miles.
Our recommended itineraries include 10 days on Vancouver Island, with stays in the pretty, historic coastal town of Victoria, the wild and windswept Pacific Rim National Park & Tofino on the West of the island and then the Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet, where you stay at a floating lodge accessed only by sea plane. Extend your stay in active Whistler which is host to an array of Summer activities including white water rafting, zip wiring and mountain biking. If you have 3 weeks to plan, continue through to the Canadian Rockies, flying home from Calgary. The journey is all part of the adventure.
If you are looking to add some leisurely beach time to your trip, Hawaii works well in combination.
NB Biritish passport holders now require an eTA to visit Canada. See here for more information.
When to go
To enjoy our recommended itineraries, we recommend visiting during the warmer summer months of July-September. Summers are hottest in central British Columbia, particularly in the south, whilst it is cooler on the coast.
Flights: There are numerous flight options from the UK to Canada with all the major carriers. Fly to Vancouver from London with BA in 9 1/4 hours, to Toronto and Montreal in approx. 7 hours and to Calgary in around 9 1/2 hours,
Time Zone: GMT- 2 1/2 -8 hours
FCO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/canada
Tofino and Ucluelet