CANADA

DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Canada in a way like no other. From its size to its soul, Canada is simply enormous. It’s the second largest country on earth, home to an abundance of wonders, with the mighty Niagara Falls, the glacial peaks of The Rockies, and more lakes than the rest of the world combined. It’s also home to the giant moose and the world’s largest population of wild bears, while massive whales swim off the east coast. From the impossibly blue waters of Moraine Lake to the red-sand beaches on Prince Edward Island, Canada is a scenic masterpiece. Our Canada holidays take you beyond the phenomenal landscapes and delve deeper into the culture of the country. We’ll take you to the ancestral grounds of the First Nation Secwepemc people where you’ll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead, then introduce you to a family-run vineyard in Vancouver Island, where you’ll enjoy a home cooked meal and toast to The Good Life with local wine.Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

"Canada is easily one of the most beautiful countries in the world and it's always a pleasure to watch our guests light up when they see our stunning lakes and mountains, and meet our friendly people"

Travel Director

Canada at a

glance

Currency

Canadian dollar

Winter avg temp

-10°C

Summer avg temp

21°C

Time Zone

GMT-2.30-

GMT-7

Capital City

Ottawa

Language

English and French

Good Morning

Bonjour

Good evening

Bonsoir

From the Niagara Falls to The Rockies, and more lakes than the rest of the world combined, Canada is home to an abundance of wonders. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover the country's culture, from the ancestral grounds of the First Nations people, to a family-run vineyard in Vancouver.

Our top 3 things to do in Canada

Our Canada vacation packages include all the highlights, like the mighty Rockies and Moraine Lake, and all the intimate experiences like a visit to the ancestral grounds of the Secwepemc people.

Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver

Awarded the title of the world’s most liveable city eight times since 2002, Vancouver is a haven of green spaces and mountain views. Explore the lakes, rivers and national parks, or take the ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, where you’ll find a slice of Olde England, with traditional houses, gardens and vineyards.

Visit Jasper National Park

As the largest national park in Canada, Jasper National Park is a remarkable wilderness, with a wealth of natural treasures. We’ll take you on a specially designed Ice Explorer from the fairytale Athabasca Falls to the sheer limestone cliffs of Maligne Canyon, and to Spirit Island, the soul of Jasper National Park.

Explore the dramatic mountain wilderness of The Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are one of the most magnificent places on earth. We’ll take you on a journey through towering mountains, dazzling lakes and glittering glaciers, as we explore the natural wonders of The Rockies. From the turquoise waters of Lake Louise to the gorgeous scenery of Spirit Island, The Rockies are truly unforgettable.

Best museums in Canada

From live science shows to the complete history of hockey, our Canada vacation tours take you to all the most entertaining museums in the country.

Science World

With a wealth of indoor and outdoor interactive displays and live science demonstrations, Science World is one of the most fun things to do in Vancouver. See the Ken Spencer Science Park, watch incredible films and shows in the Science Theatre, or get lost in the puzzle room.

Redpath Museum

Set in the oldest building in Montreal, originating as a museum in 1882, the Redpath Museum houses an incredible showcase of natural history. You’ll find large collections of dinosaur bones, skeletons, rocks, minerals, gemstones and historic cultural items, all displayed in a grand old building on the McGill University campus.

Redpath Museum

Ice hockey is one of the best-loved sports in Canada, and they’ve even dedicated the Hockey Hall of Fame to the sport. With everything from themed exhibits and hockey artefacts, to games that test your hockey skills, this is the best place to learn all things ice hockey.

Best food in Canada

With a blend of influences from First Nations, French and British cuisines, Canadian food is warm and tasty. We’ll show you our favourite places for a feast of meats, gravy, pies and coffee.

Poutine

Canada takes French fries to new heights with poutine, a dish of potato French fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy. Originating from Quebec, it’s now the quintessential Canadian snack across the country. The traditional version is delicious, but you can also add extra toppings like bacon and pulled pork.

Tourtière

Originally hailing from Quebec, Tourtière is a classic meat pie made with minced beef, pork or veal, and potatoes, baked in a delicious pastry crust. It’s traditionally served for celebrations like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but our Local Specialists will show you where to find it all year round.

Timbits & a 'Double Double'

Head to Tim Horton’s to find Canada’s favourite afternoon snack. A Timbit is a bite-sized doughnut ball, which comes in a range of flavours like apple fritter or lemon, while a ‘Double Double’ is a coffee with two cream and two sugars. Combined together, they make a deliciously sweet treat.

Waterproof coat

A waterproof coat is an essential item in Wales - there are showers all year round and Cardiff is one of the wettest cities in Europe.

An adaptor plug

Voltage in Wales is 230V and the sockets are of Type G, with standard British 3-pin plugs.

Layers

With temperatures ranging from -15°C in winter to 30°C or more in summer, and a range of climates across the country, it’s best to pack versatile clothing for your Canada trip.

Canadian dollars

Canada uses Canadian dollars, so be sure to stock up on some cash and switch to the Canadian currency after crossing the border with the United States.

A small digital camera

The picturesque lanes, neoclassical architecture and stunning landscapes mean you’ll be walking a lot to soak it all up. Bring along your own reusable water bottle and stay hydrated the eco-friendly way.

What to pack for Canada

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

Road Trip Adventures

Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

Guide to Canada Visa Application

Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Canada and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.

  This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.

Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience! 

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