Canada can satisfy almost any family holiday dreams, often in just one province.
It’s the country with several of the world’s leading ski resorts, the impressive Canadian Rockies, hundreds of vast lakes, thousands of islands and an indigenous cultural heritage that dates back 10s of 1000s of years.
Immense forests and endless wilderness spaces are the definition of the great outdoors and fantastic modern cities with lovely historic quarters are never far away from the coast or countryside.
Visit with kids and they’ll probably never want to go anywhere else except Canada, ever again.
Direct flights all year round from London to Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Calgary.
Canada has 47 National Parks, six of which have World Heritage designation.
16 UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites include Quebec’s enchanting historic quarter and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump just over an hour’s drive south of Calgary.
Whistler Mountain, home to North America’s No.1 ski resort ‘Whistler Blackcomb’, is under two hours drive north of Vancouver.
Mont Tremblant, Eastern North America’s No.1 Overall Best Ski Resort, is less than two hours drive from Montreal.
Beautiful Vancouver Island, home to the Pacific Rim National Park, is one of Canada’s top whale spotting areas.
Quebec City Winter Carnival, Toronto Cavalcade of Lights and Vancouver Festival of Lights are annual Christmas events usually enhanced by plenty of snow.
It’s a big country and everyone drives, so hiring a car for the holiday is an essential. Park and ride is big in cities and public transport is varied and very high standard. Inter-state domestic flights are the best option for longer journeys.