First Class Holidays take us on a fascinating journey through the sites and cities of Canada

With breath-taking scenery and spectacular cityscapes, Canada is the place to go for a truly memorable holiday. Here is the ultimate guide to what you can see and do there.

Alberta – Home to the spectacular and world-famous Rocky Mountains and must visit on any Western Canada holiday.

Banff National Park – Canada’s first national park in 1885 and today is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff National Park offers pristine wilderness and endless outdoor adventures for you to truly feel immersed in nature.

Calgary Stampede – Known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! A 10-day annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held in Calgary, Alberta. Don’t forget your cowboy hat!

Dog Sledding – Originally used as a means of transport by the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic, travelling by the power of dogs is an amazing experience, made even more remarkable when exploring the stunning Canadian landscapes.

Eating – You won’t go hungry in Canada! There is a fantastic dining scene from traditional French Poutine in Québec to iconic street food in Vancouver – Canada is a foodie’s heaven.

Fogo Island Inn – Located on Fogo Island just off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland and at one of the four corners of the earth, this award-winning retreat is like no other.

Great Bear Rainforest – Sitting on the north east coast of British Columbia this magnificent wonder is a diverse eco-system home to three species of bears and countless other land and marine animals – a wildlife lover’s paradise.

Hockey – The sport of Canada and as a nation they live and breathe the sport during the season. The atmosphere at a National Hockey League game in any Canadian city is incredible, you really have to experience it for yourself.

Inside Passage – Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage along British Columbia’s coastline up to Alaska, boasting wildlife-filled fjords and lush island scenery, be sure to have your camera at the ready.

Jasper National Park – Located in the province of Alberta and the largest national park in the Rockies, Jasper is wild in every sense of the word. With thousands of kilometres of practically untouched wilderness and home to a variety of wildlife and the iconic Icefields Parkway.

Klondike Gold Rush – The discovery of Klondike gold in 1896 began a stampede of more than 100,000 prospectors to the Yukon. There’s still gold there today, but it’s the period’s captivating history that draws people to the region.

Lake Louise – Known as the Jewel in the Rockies and one of the most photographed Lakes in Canada, Lake Louise is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Manitoba – Home to the iconic Polar Bears of Churchill, this breath-taking province will grace you with unforgettable wildlife sightings.

Newfoundland and Labrador – With over 29,000 kilometres of coastline and a story for every step of the way, Newfoundland and Labrador is a breath-taking region in Atlantic Canada and offers a road less travelled.

Ottawa – Canada’s capital and Ontario’s second largest city is draped in natural splendour and brimming with a relaxed urban vibe. Home to the Rideau Canal, national sites, monuments and museums, be sure to experience this bustling city.

Prince Edward Island – A breath-taking destination in Atlantic Canada, filled with wandering trails, endless beaches and unique experiences everywhere you look. Pack your gear and your curiosity as you embark on a trip to Prince Edward Island.

Québec – A melting pot of French, North American and First Nation heritage forming the unique Québecoise culture. Contrasting the old and the new with the cobbled streets and Notre Dame Cathedral of old Montréal with Québec City’s walled Citadel, sitting alongside modern Canadian cities.

Rocky Mountaineer – Unlock a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you experience the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy unrivalled service, exquisite cuisine and stunning scenery all on one unforgettable rail journey.

St Lawrence Cruises – Explore the most scenic and calm waters as you cruise down the mighty St Lawrence river in Ontario on-board a replica heritage style steamboat, where with each nautical mile, nature’s northern masterpiece unfolds.

Toronto – The heartbeat of Canadian urban life and located on the shores of Lake Ontario, this place has more restaurants and cafes per head than anywhere else in Canada, an exciting night scene and superb shopping. Toronto is a must visit!

Ucluelet – Situated on the edge of the wild Pacific Ocean, Ucluelet is a place of tradition, natural beauty and home to the spectacular Pacific Rim National Park.

Vancouver – The skyline of glass towers reflects the beauty of the surrounding ocean and coastal mountains where you can swim at the beach and explore a mountain in the same day, where the cuisine is world-class and the nightlife electrifying. It’s not hard to see why Vancouver has been voted one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Whistler – Home to Whistler Blackcomb and North America’s largest ski-resort, this year-round mountain playground is glamorous and youthful with an adventurous soul.

Xmas – From magical sleigh rides through the Rockies to the dazzling Northern Lights, there is something quite special about spending Christmas in this remarkable destination.

Yukon – Rich living-history, stunningly unique geography and more epic scenes than a Hollywood blockbuster. The Yukon captures the hearts and imaginations of travellers the world over.

Zip-lining – For a bird’s eye view of one of Canada’s most loved resorts, zip-lining in Whistler is a must.

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