Must-see places to visit on your Canadian adventure.
Canada offers everything that you could wish for, from sophisticated cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, incredible wildlife including whales and bears, to breathtaking scenery that includes turquoise lakes and snow capped mountains.
Canada really does offer a world of wonder for urbanites and nature lovers alike. For a motorhome trip of a lifetime you should look no further than Canada: you can search for wildlife throughout British Columbia and Alberta, enjoy wine in the Okanagan Valley, marvel at the Rocky Mountains and look in awe at the power of the mighty Niagara Falls.
Vancouver is the perfect place to start your Canadian motorhome holiday, as the city borders the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by mountain peaks; it’s the perfect introduction to British Columbia.
In your motorhome you’ll be able to explore the soaring mountains, glorious lakes and stunning views that British Columbia is so well known for. Spring and autumn are the perfect time to visit not only because of the weather but also as they are the best seasons for bear spotting. Vancouver Island is great for wildlife including bears and whales, Whistler has fantastic mountain scenery, there’s the Okanagan Valley for some great wineries and if you head further north you can explore BC’s natural history, ranch country and the Great Bear Rainforest.
Alberta is home to the Canadian Rockies with its stunning mountain peaks; blue lakes and incredible wildlife, by taking a motorhome holiday you get to see and experience everything that this amazing province has to offer.
One of the best known and best loved areas is undoubtedly the section covered by the National Parks of Jasper and Banff which include the phenomenal Icefields Parkway where the snow-capped mountains tower over blue-green lakes and where bears can often be seen by the side of the road. There’s also the cowboy city of Calgary famed for the Calgary Stampede, the Hoodoos of the Badlands region and the festival city of Edmonton not to mention the scenic beauty of Waterton Lakes National Park and Kananaskis Country.
The name Ontario is taken from the Iroquoian word ‘shining waters’ but away from its major attractions of Niagara Falls and the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, Ontario is a land of huge contrasts with its northern border is on the same parallel as Sweden and its southern border on the same parallel as California!
Ontario is a great place to start your Canadian holiday or as a stopover en route to the west of the country, there’s Toronto with the iconic CN Tower but its best known attraction is the world famous Niagara Falls – a must see on any Canada holiday.
The province of Québec enjoys long, warm summer months, beautiful colours in the autumn and stunning snowy winters making it a great year round destination. It is rich in wildlife and during the summer you can spot the whales of the St. Lawrence, while the snow geese congregate near Québec City during spring and autumn.
On your driving holiday through Québec, you’ll also have the opportunity to see bears, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and to taste its specialities such as maple syrup at one of the many sugar shacks that are scattered across the province.
The Atlantic Provinces
More commonly known as Atlantic Canada, the most easterly of Canada provinces are comprised of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. There are hundreds of miles of coastline with some stunning beaches, fantastic whale-watching opportunities plus if you would like to see icebergs then Newfoundland & Labrador are the places to see them.
The provinces are also full of history, beautiful scenery, stunning drives, amazing seafood and friendly people. The Celtic heritage is very much marked both in the language and music of the area and with year round non-stop flights from the UK to both Halifax and St. John’s that only 6 hours, this region of Canada is one of the easiest to reach from the UK.
Canada is home to some of the world’s most beautiful train journeys with the Rocky Mountaineer arguably the best. Relax as the train glides through stunning mountain landscapes where passengers can discover the beauty of Canada while relaxing in style. The glass-domed carriages affords you breathtaking views while you indulge in luxurious dining and wines along the way.
There are two levels of service on board, and each allows you to see the stunning scenery as the train weaves along canyons, clings to the banks of roaring rivers and scaling mountains, and travels along routes that are only accessible by rail.
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