Canada is home to the most sublime natural wonders, impressive landscapes and friendly and diverse culture. It's no wonder that Canada has become a dream destination for a holiday of a lifetime.
If you're looking for a holiday that offers such a broad and diverse range of sights, sounds and tastes, then a Canadian motorhome holiday is a perfect choice.
How to create a unique holiday you won't forget
When planning your holiday, the best place to start is to work out what kind of holiday you want and where you want to go. Canada is a big country, and there are so many beautiful areas to see that it can be difficult to fit everything in. But planning your trip away needn't be a chore, we can take the weight off your shoulders. Tell us your what, where and when and we'll do the rest. We can help you with:
- Flexibility - add in an extra stop or an additional day so that you can make the most of an area without having to rush.
- Tailored to you - request a special meal or visit an attraction, make your trip unique.
- The small details - optional first-class international air travel, airport transfers, pre-booked accommodation, optional city tours and wine tastings and much more.
- 24/7 Support - should you need it, we're here to help every step of the way.
We've put together a few holiday routes and itineraries, all of which take in the very best destinations that Canada has to offer.
Now it's time to get inspired...
Calgary is a must-visit destination for many reasons, and on three of our Canadian motorhome tours, you have plenty of opportunities to visit this well-known city. While you are here, take a look at the Peace Bridge.
The award-winning Peace Bridge is an impressive design and looks a little like a finger trap puzzle, but the bridge structure was designed innovatively so that the steel bridge holds up its own weight without the need for beams or cables. The bridge is painted bright red to represent the Canadian flag it has now become an iconic sight on the Calgary skyline and a great photo opportunity if you are in the area.
On our Canada's Hidden Gem Tour you can take some time to appreciate Dover Island. This island, located not far off the coast of Nova Scotia, is sometimes known as the granite playground because of the enormous boulders scattered across the landscape. For those who love to camp or spend time in the great outdoors, then Dover island offers exciting hikes, breath-taking coastal walks, exhilarating climbing, fun-filled kayaking and peaceful birdwatching.
Despite Dover Island's beauty and intrigue, many tourists are unaware of it, and you might have to find a knowledgeable local to point you in the right direction. It is well worth the adventure to spend a few hours on this secluded and beautiful island where you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
On the west coast of Canada, not far from Vancouver is Seymour inlet. In the centre of this is a narrow water inlet is Tremble Island.
Tremble island got its quirky name due to the fact it is said to tremble in high tide when the powerful water surges reach their peak. You won't be able to reach the island, but you can see it from a distance. Look out for the signs that stranded boaters left during high tides while they waited for the waters to recede. Some of these signs are said to have been there over 100 years.
If you are nearby on our Canadian Rockies or Great Parks and Lakes of Western Canada Motorhome Holidays, then take a quick detour to this iconic island.
Fairview Lawn Cemetery
We all know the tragic story of the Titanic, but not everyone knows what happened afterwards. This cemetery in Halifax is a sad reminder of the loss of life during the tragedy. Those who were not able to be sent home and were not lost at sea were brought to Halifax where they were buried at Fairview Lawn.
Each victim was given a memorial headstone, and history enthusiasts can now take a trip to this small part of the aftermath of possibly the world's worst maritime disaster.
It might seem like a morbid place to visit on holiday, but it is an important part of history, and the peaceful surroundings are the perfect resting place for those who lost their lives. You can make the stop in Halifax if you take our Canada's Hidden Gem Tour, a motorhome holiday that takes you around the whole of the stunning Nova Scotia island.
Prince Edward Island
Another stop you can make on our Canada's Hidden Gem Tour is at Prince Edward Island, famous for potatoes but also because of it's unusual shorelines. Many of the beaches outlining the island consist of deep red sand due to the high level of iron in the rocks.
Author Lucy Maud Montgomery took inspiration from these sands in her novel Anne of Green Gables, and if you take a trip to the town of Cavendish, you can even see the house called Green Gables. Perfect for anyone who loves classic literature!
Vancouver Police Museum
Every country has a darker side, even Canada, which historically is known for its friendly, polite people and culture. If you step inside Vancouver Police Museum, you can delve into the darker, and murkier world of Canada's criminals.
The museum was founded by a former police officer and is now housed in an old coroners court and adjoining autopsy rooms - a grim but intriguing place for a museum. You can view around 20,000 objects all connected to the police and prosecution service. The fascinating collection includes confiscated firearms, counterfeit money, a recreated 1970's autopsy suite, artefacts and memorabilia.
If that's not enough, you can book a walking tour of the neighbourhood that will take you through the sins of the city. This is well worth a look when you are in Vancouver on one of our Western Canada Motorhome Holidays.
Quirky Day Trips and Quick Visits
Canada is an immense country with so many incredible things to do, so make sure you plan ahead and book in the most important sights that you don't want to miss.
If you have some gaps in your itinerary, then that is the perfect opportunity to relax and take in the local atmosphere.
The Banff Merman - Is this proof of fish people living in the waters around Canada? Unfortunately not, the Banff Merman is a taxidermy experiment located in the Indian Trading Company store where you can visit this terrifying specimen and browse the products for sale.
Joggins Fossil Cliffs - A trip to Nova Scotia wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Fossil Cliffs. This is an area famous for great fossilised finds dating back more than 300 million years. Take a trip to see what you can find for yourself.
Sasquatch Caves - Can you find bigfoot? If this legendary beast were real, this is one of the possible locations for its home. These above-ground caves are an intriguing walk just don't forget to let the motel who owns them know you are there.
Alexander Graham Bell Museum - The telephone has to be one of the most significant developments in history and the man that invented it lived in Nova Scotia. His home town of Baddeck now houses a museum dedicated to the man and his invention.
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