Canada is the second largest country in the world occupying an immense space that stretches southwards from neighbouring Alaska and its own frozen tundra wastelands within the Arctic Circle to the long border with the United States of America. To the west and east craggy coastlines meet the great oceans of the Pacific and Atlantic.
As our expert and well-travelled Canada department at Beaver Travel will gladly explain, it is a country renowned for its epic scenery and a people with a love of the outdoors. The country has a strong English and French colonial legacy. If the outdoor pursuits are high on your wish list then Canada is an ideal holiday choice
The Canadian Rockies
Without doubt the country’s top draw are the mighty Canadian Rockies that separate the two main tourist provinces of coastal British Columbia and the plains of Alberta. In winter the Rockies offer some of the world’s most reliable and spectacular winter sports terrain, whilst the warmer months reveal a natural wonderland that is a hiking paradise and a stage for one of the world’s most iconic rail journeys aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
Stylish, landscaped cities and ecclectic provincial towns
The west coast city of Vancouver is the gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Enclosed between the open waters of its magnificent harbour, Stanley Park and the towering coastal mountain range, this leafy yet vibrant city is always framed by awe-inspiring natural vistas and the promise of a quick escape to wild landscapes.
The eastern city of Quebec is the capital of French speaking Quebec Province. The cobbled, narrow streets of the old quarter date back to the early 17th century. It is a stylish city that retains a strong relationship with its French colonial past as well as a modern reputation for fine dining.
To the north in Manitoba, the town of Churchill is known as the ‘polar bear capital of the world’ and is also famous for Beluga whale watching and viewing the Northern Lights in the winter months.