Family Luxury Adventure Travel in Canada

From the snow capped mountains of British Columbia to the French culture and cuisine of Quebec, and from the indelibly pretty Maritime Provinces to the brightly painted towns and villages of Newfoundland, the second largest country in the world offers non-stop nature, culture and adventure to all visitors.

Destination Highlights

Active Adventures

Enjoy world class skiing at the Olympic host town of Whistler. Hike the world famous trails of Banff and Jasper in the Rocky Mountains or the spectacular ocean trails of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Kayak the incredible Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world. Surf the Pacific waves at Tofino or get lost in the old growth forests of Vancouver Island and Newfoundland.

Nature & Wildlife

Search for polar bears in the vast Arctic wilderness. Go whale watching in search of Pacific Orcas or Atlantic humpbacks. Experience the amazing Northern Lights in the Yukon. Spot bears, moose, caribou and more in the National Parks.

Photo by Jeremy Koreski

Cities & Culture

Vancouver shows its world class beauty, surrounded by ocean, mountains and forests. Learn about the First Nations, and their unique history and traditions. Quebec City offers a peek into France of 400 years ago, while Montreal offers a contemporary French atmosphere, unique in North America. Visit Green Gables, where Anne grew up! Celtic Culture is alive and well in Nova Scotia, with its thriving music and dance traditions, while Newfoundland offers amazing seafaring traditions and history. Toronto is one of the continents hotspots, with world class museums and dining. Nearby are spectacular wine routes, and of course Niagara Falls.


  • Float plane flights over glaciers and mountains
  • Polar bear safaris in the far North
  • Explore the Great Bear Rainforest for close up wildlife encounters
  • Experience the incredible tides of the Bay of Fundy with kayaking, rafting and hiking
  • Hike to the top of fabulous Western Brook Pond in Newfoundland, one of the finest day hikes in the world.

Canada Sample Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Vancouver. Vancouver is Canada’s showpiece city on the Pacific. Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver offers something for everyone – it is an incredible foodie destination, has a huge craft beer scene, and for outdoors lovers has hiking along spectacular forest, mountain and lakeside trails, biking, beaches and of course winter sports.

Day 2
Exploring Vancouver – today you will hike or bike through Stanley Park, ascend Grouse Mountain, and this evening enjoy a spectacular Asian food experience – choose from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese or Korean cuisine.

Day 3
Take a float plane to Victoria, the very pretty capital of British Columbia, located on beautiful Vancouver Island. Enjoy a tour of this lovely small city, including a visit to the spectacular Butchart Gardens and a whale watching cruise.

Day 4
Travel to Tofino, a small surfer friendly town on the far edge of Vancouver Island. Fringed by long beaches, Tofino is perfect for surfers and those looking for relaxation alike.

Day 5
Depart Tofino for a 5* tented glamping resort (summer only), located off the grid and accessible only by float plane or small boat. This is truly an escape from civilization, with luxury tent accommodation, fabulous world class food, and daily excursions along the water, in the forest or up into the mountains, even by helicopter!

Day 6
At the resort.

Day 7
Return to Tofino for a final night. Enjoy a kayaking excursion, surf lesson or fishing trip this afternoon.

Day 8
Return to Vancouver and continue to your next destination.

Extend your trip?

Take a luxury train trip from Vancouver through the Rocky Mountains to Calgary, or fly to Calgary and drive to iconic Banff.

Traveling in winter: Continue to Whistler, one of the finest ski resorts in the world.

Canada Travel Tips & FAQ's

What time of year is best for family travel to Canada?

Summer is best (June -September), when the days are long and warm. Spring and fall are also spectacular, with cherry blossoms in Vancouver, and the incredible Fall colours in Quebec and elsewhere.

Winter is very cold in Canada, but it is a time when Canadians really thrive. Go skiing or ice fishing, learn about maple syrup production, and search for polar bears.

Is Canada a good place for a family vacation?

Absolutely. Canada is famous for its safety and healthy way of life. Whether it is getting out into the great outdoors or exploring fascinating cities and historical sites, Canada has it all.

What is there to do in Canada on a family vacation?

Go skiing, hiking, boating, kayaking ,canoeing. Go on safari for bears and whales and polar bears. Taste the cuisines of practically every country and culture in the world, visit world class museums, and watch an ancient cannon being fired at the Louisbourg Fortress.

What are travel accommodations like in Canada?

Excellent. All major hotel chains are to be found, and accommodations range across all price levels.

Is Canada expensive?

During high season (summer) accommodation and services are expensive, but bear in mind that the Canadian dollar is often quite weak compared with other major currencies, meaning that Canada can offer some excellent value to those coming from the USA, UK and Europe for example. Winter is high season at ski resorts such as Whistler.