Wild Pacific surf, thundering rivers, majestic mountains, lush islands, azure lakes and emerald forests that go on forever; you’ll find some of the world’s most uplifting scenery here.

"All the sophistication and good humour of Europe combined with all the great big outdoor spaces provides a winning combination – and one that has the wow factor in spades."

Canada’s landscape is both vast and legendary: nowhere more so than in British Columbia – packed with awe-inspiring natural beauty. There’s much more to BC than just whale-watching and skiing though: Vancouver, for example, is a fascinating blend of cosmopolitan cuisines and cultures, with scores of galleries, museums and bars, brilliant shopping and fine restaurants.

Even here though, you’re never far from nature thanks to Canada’s largest city park, Stanley Park. And from Vancouver Island’s rugged shoreline to the gorgeous Sunshine Coast, there’s plenty more to explore: vast inland mountain ranges, old mining towns, warm lakes perfect for watersports, golf and even its own wine region. Surprised? You will be...

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Ottawa

  • Time Difference

    GMT -8 hours

  • Best Time to Visit

    Apr-Nov

  • Currency

    Canadian Dollar

Canada

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Choose from the cream of Canada’s finest hotels and resorts

  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver, British Columbia

    Classic luxury that’s been on a contemporary spin cycle; that’s Rosewood Georgia, Vancouver’s historic and elegant retreat, where the great and the even greater have been welcomed since 1927.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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  • Clayoquot Wilderness Resort VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA

    On Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, with all the pristine beauty and astonishing wildlife Canada’s renowned for, this is camping but not as you know it!

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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  • Rocky Mountaineer BRITISH COLUMBIA & ALBERTA

    See the country’s spectacular scenery from a beautiful train, complete with gourmet dining, personal and friendly service and all the modern amenities of an elegant hotel.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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  • Sonora Resort Sonora Island, British Columbia

    British Columbia has some wonderful eco-lodges, but none quite as special as Sonora, an absolute jewel set in one of Canada's most alluring and pristine natural environments.

    Call us on 01244 567 000 to start planning your next holiday.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. The Great Outdoors

    The Great Outdoors

    The great outdoors means great wildlife – thrilling options include whale-watching at Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island, bear-spotting in Wells Gray Provincial Park and Bald Eagle viewing at Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park on the Squamish River.

  2. Shop ‘til you Drop

    Shop ‘til you Drop

    Vancouver has wonderful shopping, including Robson Street’s 200-plus stores and eateries. Even more fascinating is Granville Island, best-known for its bustling public market as well as its eclectic mix of shops, boutiques, arts and crafts galleries.

  3. Lake Louise

    Lake Louise

    Heartbreakingly-beautiful and supremely-tranquil, Alberta’s sparkling Lake Louise is one of the wonders of the Canadian Rockies. Fed by trickling glaciers and overshadowed by soaring mountain peaks, the lake’s bright turquoise waters are simply stunning.