The Canadian West offers travellers an experience quite unlike that of Central and Eastern Canada. The Eastern Maritime provinces sit on the Atlantic, featuring a strong seafaring history and natural beauty of its own kind. Central Canada is the cultural hub of the country, with most of the population and fascinating historical landmarks. The Canadian West, although it does provide urban pleasures in sophisticated Vancouver, for example, is known for its wilderness. The Rocky Mountains are home to stunning peaks, exceptional mountain resorts and a great deal of wildlife sighting opportunities. Meanwhile, the Pacific Ocean provides wonderful views and two excellent cities in Vancouver and Victoria. Travellers to Western Canada will experience a wonderful diversity of landscapes and culture.
One way to explore the Canadian West is to start out in Vancouver. Vancouver, on the Pacific Rim, is often regarded as one of the best cities to live in anywhere in the world. With its renovated historical districts such as Gastown, its thriving culture and arts, its beautiful waterfront and mountain views to add to its appeal, Vancouver will not disappoint. From there, travellers can easily venture across the Georgia Strait by ferry, reaching Vancouver Island. The Island is home to the provincial capital of Victoria, with its very British atmosphere, remarkable Parliament buildings, historic hotels, lovely waterfront and many other appealing aspects. The ferry ride across provides excellent views, passing picturesque islands.
After returning to the mainland, travellers can travel by road to Whistler, among the best-known of the many excellent Canadian mountain resorts. From there, the journey can continue on to Jasper National Park, home to wildlife including bears and elk, as well as a cable car that travels up to wonderfully scenic heights. From there, travellers should head south along the famous and beautiful Icefields Parkway before reaching Lake Louise, a remarkably beautiful glacial mountain lake. Such a journey should end in Banff, another well-known mountain resort with stunning scenery, excellent dining and many opportunities to shop or venture into the surrounding nature.
As the largest independently owned specialist tour operator in the UK, Newmarket Holidays has steadily been building a reputation for offering quality escorted holidays and good value for money. Moreover, it has been doing so for over 30 years. The company offers escorted holidays, departing from the UK and covering much of Western Canada’s most beautiful nature and engaging cities.