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Canada Travel Guide

The ultimate road trip destination

Travel to Canada and explore the unspoilt wilderness of it's forests, lakes and mountains. With big cities and a unique North American culture to boot. Imagine the ultimate adventure in the second largest country on Earth, from spending the summer by Canada's iconic lakes, to soaking up the culture in Québec or checking out the urban cafe scene in Vancouver.

What to do in Canada

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Work in Canada

Canada is a great country for a Working Holiday and our experts can help you apply for a visa and with job search so that you can hit the ground running and focus on planning your adventures.

Canada Adventure Tours

Explore Canada in two weeks with a small group tour. Make new friends while you journey to Canada's best sights and popular cities! All tours include transport and accommodation.
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Canada Ski Packages

Explore our range of full ski packages in Canada below, including Jasper, Big White, Banff, and Whistler and get ready to shred the powder for a great winter experience.

Canada tour deals

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Grand Canadian

Get cosy with your Contiki crew in New York & Boston before we get to the meat of the matter and explore incredible Canada. We'll stay in Jasper National Park, see waterfalls, lakes and mountains aplenty and bust moves in Vancouver & Toronto to balance things out. 
20 days
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Canada and the Rockies

If lush landscapes are enough to bring a tear to your eye, then British Colombia & Alberta will see you weeping. We'll start in the charming village of Whistler, weaving on to the likes of the Lillooet Mountain Range, Jasper, & Banff, before finally landing amongst the cool vibes of Vancouver. Sign yourself up to countless adventure opportunities along the way.
 
11 days
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A skiier standing in the middle of the snowy alps in Canada with high mountains in the background peaking with snow

The Powder Rush Skiing

Love the mountain life, but love exploring too? This group adventure is a holiday plus ski or boarding trip all rolled into one epic trip - the perfect winter experience at some of the Canada’s best winter destinations. Carve it up!
 
9 days
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Travelling around Canada

Campervan Hire

The picture-perfect scenery in Canada will blow your mind. Hire a campervan and hit the open road, stop off in remote campsites and really get into the wild!

Canada Rail Passes

Our flexible rail passes allow you to explore the best of Canada, check out our rail passes now and kickstart your Canada adventure.

Hop-On Hop-Off Passes

Discover a range of fixed itinerary trips on set departure dates or if you fancy exploring the West Coast then you can either choose to do your selected route with or without included accommodation.

Canada travel costs

Beers

Expect to pay between $4 and $7 for a beer in a bar. It is customary to tip bar staff, with around $1 per drink. Beers will be more expensive in cities like Toronto and Vancouver.

Meals

Snacks and meals from markets and supermarkets are between $8-$12, whilst dinner in a good restaurant will usually start from around $20 plus drinks.

Taxi Ride

The cost of a taxi in Canada depends on the city. Toronto and Vancouver are generally more expensive, but more cabs will be on the meter.

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Transport

Travel on buses and subways will cost around $3. To travel independently, you can book a campervan with us from just £17pp per day!

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Hostels

Dorm beds in hostels will cost between $25 and $40. Campsites are likely to be $25 to $35.

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Hotels

A room in a midrange hotel would be somewhere between $80 and $100 - but expect to pay more in the major cities and during peak season.

FAQ - Travel in Canada

When is the best time to travel to Canada?

Canada is a huge country and has a varied climate. The inland parts of Canada have cold winters and warm summers, whilst the coastal areas have less extremes. Choosing when to go to Canada depends on what you want to do. July and August are warm throughout the country, which makes this the peak season to visit. Accommodation prices can get expensive, so you can get better deals in the shoulder season months of September, October and April. Between November and March you can expect very cold temperatures all over the country, but this is also the best time for ski seasons.

Do I need a visa to visit Canada?

Most international visitors (including those from Australia) require an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) or a visitor visa if they enter Canada by air. If you travel by land or sea, you do not need an eTA. However, you must always travel with acceptable travel documents and identification. Our Travel Experts can help you find out more information on Canadian visas - contact us here.

I want to work in Canada. How do I get a working holiday visa?

A working holiday visa for Canada is valid for 24 months and is available to those aged 18-30. We can help you apply for a Canadian Working Holiday Visa or give assistance with finding a job when you are in Canada.

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