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 to Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Calgary from most large U.S. hubs.
Canada has 47 National Parks, six of which have World Heritage designation. Families love to do a road trip through Canada to the provinces and territories to discover the changing landscapes throughout these parks!
Sixteen 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 2-hours drive north of Vancouver. Mont Tremblant, Eastern North America’s No. 1 Overall Best Ski Resort, is less than 2-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 winter events usually enhanced by plenty of snow.
A biodome, insectarium, planetarium and botanical garden all in one brilliantly exciting and pretty big space.
One of the country’s biggest and wildest theme parks with a well justified reputation for the ridiculous size of its rollercoasters.
Almost everyone agrees Vancouver is one of Canada’s prettiest city, make up your own mind the old fashioned way on a sedate city tour.
Hop aboard the cute little False Creek ferry and spend the day in one of the country’s great waterparks – there are plenty of other island activities too.
Canada’s largest zoo is almost all outdoors and has giant pandas among its thousands of wild residents.
In a city full of icons, this 230-foot-high footbridge over the Capilano River is always the one by which others are measured.
Home to over 70,000 sea creatures, porpoises, whales and penguins, this is Canada’s largest aquarium.
Old Montreal is a wonderful district to visit with kids and this enormous outdoor rink is a must-do.
Canada’s first national park and third oldest in the world is a vacation in itself.
For over 6,000 years the Plain’s People drove vast herds of buffalo over these cliffs to their death. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It’s a big country and everyone drives, so renting a car for your vacation is an essential. Park and ride is big in cities and public transport is varied and very high standard. Inter-province domestic flights are the best option for longer journeys.