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Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Gina Riley, Sales Consultant at Carrier

Find out why Canada is Gina’s all-time favourite.

I have been visiting Canada for over 20 years, and for me, it is the only place that perfectly combines cosmopolitan living with the picturesque rush of vast mountain peaks, lush forests and an abundance of unforgettable wildlife. As a nature enthusiast, I love the exclusivity of Sonora. Only accessible by sea or air, I have spent many days venturing through rugged woodland grizzly bear spotting, and kayaking across the serene waters of Surge Narrows Marine Park. There is no better city to complement this outdoor vibe than Vancouver, where a bike ride through the greens of Stanley Park promise views of the North Shore Mountains and the string of hidden beaches are ideal for a romantic picnic. For a taste explosion, Grandville Island is a food haven of fresh seafood, middle-eastern treasures and the best honey-dipped doughnut I have ever tasted. And, if you’re still seeking thrills, zip-lining across the Kennedy River or surfing the swells of Chesterman Beach are my picks when staying in or passing through Tofino.

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Canada /Hotels

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Canada /Itineraries

Vancouver, Sonora Island, Tofino, VictoriaWilderness and Wildlife

An itinerary that combines a wilderness lodge, a cosy oceanfront retreat, a wildlife experience of a lifetime and a few days in a vibrant and buzzing city - British Columbia at its best.

Cruise /Regent Seven Seas - Pacific North West Journey

Join Regent Seven Seas Mariner as she visits the ports of the Pacific North West, taking in the breathtaking Alaskan coastline. Enjoy the sights and sounds of San Francisco before setting sail for Astoria in Oregon, known as the 'Little San Francisco', this is the oldest American settlement west of ...

Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Rocky Mountaineer, VancouverCanadian Rockies & National Parks

A cosmopolitan city, a spectacular train journey and the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

Vancouver - Kamloops - Banff or Lake LouiseRocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West

Experience the expansive beauty of the Canadian Rockies aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train. This journey is hailed as 'the most spectacular in the world' travelling in daylight hours over two days between Vancouver and Banff or Lake Louise. Watch as lakes, prairies and magnificent glacier ...

Cruise /Regent Seven Seas - Autumn Foliage

The cosmopolitan city of Montréal is the starting point of this voyage. Here, spend some time exploring the Quays of the Old Port, home to an array of activities. Cruise in luxury on board Regent Seven Seas Mariner, from the heart of the continent to the ocean along the St Lawrence River. As you ...

Capitals, Mountains and Waterfalls

Enjoy a guided tour of Toronto’s downtown area including St Lawrence Market and the underground shopping district. No visit to this area would be complete without a visit to majestic Niagara, where you can explore wineries and admire the thundering waters of the Falls.

Canada /Best Experiences

  • In Banff National Park, the lucid turquoise waters of Lake Louise are almost ethereal; stop to admire the crisp reflections of the Canadian Rockies on the lake's surface
  • A Relais & Chateaux property, Sonora Resort on Sonora Island is the ultimate place to experience a wilderness adventure; watch the Orca whales breeching or partake in a once-in-a-lifetime grizzly bear excursion
  • Jump on-board the Maid of the Mist boat for a fully immersive Niagara Falls experience - one of the best ways to witness this natural wonder up close
  • Vancouver and Victoria command the most glorious harbour-front settings; indulge in afternoon tea at the historic Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria's Inner Harbour
  • Relish in the many delights of Vancouver's Stanley Park; observe more than 70,000 animals in the Vancouver Aquarium or relax on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the luscious green expanses
  • If you're into history, Old Montreal is the place to visit; admire exquisite 17th Century buildings and study the archaeological origins of the great Notre Dame Basilica

Canada /When is the best time to visit Canada

British Columbia’s coastal areas enjoy mild temperatures year round, with long sunny days in summer and cooler evenings in spring and autumn. Inland, the winters are cold and snowy. Alberta is Canada’s sunniest province with warm summers and mild springs. Snow in the Rockies is expected from November to March. Central Canada and the Provinces of Québec and Ontario offer year-round possibilities from the perfect winter wonderland to hot and sunny summers.

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Approximate flight times
London to Vancouver: 9 hours 25 minutes, Calgary: 9 hours 25 minutes, Toronto: 8 hours 10 minutes, Montreal: 7 hours 20 minutes, Ottawa 7 hours 45 minutes.
Time Difference
GMT British Columbia -8 hours in winter, -7 hours in summer. Alberta -7 hours in winter, -6 hours in summer. Ontario & Quebec -5 hours in winter, -4 hours in summer.

Canada /Essentials

Multi-centre Options

Visit the city of Vancouver then take a ride on the famous Rocky Mountaineer to experience the beauty of Alberta’s National Parks. Wildlife enthusiasts and families will love our wilderness properties – combine with a stay on Vancouver Island. Visit Toronto and Niagara, or combine a city break in Montréal with a stay in a cosy lodge.

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