Canada, with more than nine million square kilometres, is the second largest country on earth.
Sparkling glaciers, soaring mountain peaks, vibrant cities and serene aquamarine lakes…whatever landscape you’re into you’re sure to find it in Canada.
Endless forests, mountains, glaciers and the craggy wilderness of the Rockies – glorious when viewed from the comfort of a sumptuous lodge with a welcoming wood-burning stove. The view from the windows of the Rocky Mountaineer train as it climbs through rugged scenery high into the mountains. The breath-taking vistas from the air as you soar over verdant valleys, towering peaks and coastal fjords. Hikes through ancient cedar forests in search of the elusive Kermode bear, zipline adventures and moonlit canoe expeditions. These are the images that spring to mind at the mention on Canada, a year-round playground for hikers, skiers and golfers. Yet look closely at the reflection in those mirror-flat mountain lakes and you will see another side to this awe-inspiring country, for Canada is also a land of high energy cities and cosmopolitan delights.
Far to the west, Vancouver commands a glorious harbour-front setting, a beautiful destination with a myriad attractions from jazz festivals and fabulous seafood to the renovated Victorian charm of the old Gastown and the emerald expanse of Stanley Park. To the east there is Toronto with its art galleries, breweries and wineries, CN Tower and, of course, its proximity to Niagara Falls. Capital city Ottawa blends history and fine architecture with small boat cruising on the St Lawrence, and wonderful Fall foliage, whilst Québec – the largest of Canada’s cities – is the place for gourmet tours, jet boating and white water rafting, surfing on the Lachine Rapids and float plane rides. Take to the slopes at nearby Mont Tremblant, or catch the scenic train to La Malbaie for whale watching.
The Canadian relaxed way of life and welcoming attitude make this country one of the best destinations for active, adventurous travellers.
Canada is the land of monumental mountains and countless sparkling lakes and is home to one of the last true wildernesses making it a truly inspirational destination to discover.
Andara Travel’s highlights for Canada:
• Try the ultimate adrenaline experience of heli-skiing.
• Discover Canada’s remote beauty by exploring the Garibaldi Provincial Park, nearby to Whistler, great for wildlife and stunning views.
• Explore glaciers, search for polar bears, visit Inuit sites and kayak down spectacular untouched fjords in Baffin Island.