Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area. It is also not too heavily populated, with the population largely concentrated in a few major cities. The result is a country that can offer urban pleasures but also unspoiled, stunning wilderness. Landscapes range from the gushing Niagara Falls to the Rocky Mountains with their immense peaks, mountain towns and placid glacial lakes. Canada has territory on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, which means that there are also dramatic seascapes to behold. While the country is geographically massive, travellers can take in much of what it has to offer with only a relatively short flight and ground travel through dramatic mountain territory. If going from east to west, travellers can also take a ferry across to Vancouver Island, home to British Columbia’s distinctly British capital of Victoria.
Newmarket Holidays is a leading specialist tour operator that has decades of experience in providing comfortable travel options at genuine value for customers’ money. This UK company now offers a Canadian journey that will take travellers from Toronto and French-Canadian Quebec to the Rocky Mountains of Alberta on to Vancouver, British Columbia, with an option to travel to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Complete with comfortable accommodations and travel, the trip covers many of Canada’s highlights.
Travellers to Canada should begin in Toronto. The city is Canada’s largest by population – cosmopolitan and bustling yet compact, with many shopping and sightseeing opportunities. Niagara Falls is not too far away from Toronto, featuring thunderous waters and remarkable natural beauty. From there, travellers can pass through the Canadian capital of Ottawa heading for Quebec’s major city, Montreal, with its distinct atmosphere that combines Europe and North America. Quebec City, with its cobbled streets and ancient ramparts, gives a sense of the province’s history and is deservedly UNESCO-listed. From Quebec, travellers usually fly over much of the country’s middle part, reaching the stunning Rocky Mountains and the mountain base of Banff. From there, a popular option is to travel north and into British Columbia through Jasper National Park, seeing Lake Louise along the way, before continuing on through British Columbia to the coastal city of Vancouver. Vancouver features a remarkable waterfront, renovated historic districts and is frequently voted one of the world’s top cities. There are a number of ways to cap off a visit to Canada, but none better than the capital of British Columbia, elegant Victoria, situated on Vancouver Island.