This country dazzles with cosmopolitan cities, rugged coastlines, mighty mountains and wealth of wildlife. It’s the perfect destination if you love the great outdoors mixed with cultural diversity and exciting cuisines. Sounds like the USA, doesn’t it? But it’s Canada, the bigger friendlier neighbour to the north. Not forgetting that Canada can give Switzerland a run for its money when it comes to combining mountains with trains. The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the world’s great train trips, winding through grand landscapes on a monumental scale.
Where it is
USA & Canada
When to go
Why go there
What to see
Get ready for the Rockies
The scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is nothing short of spectacular. High peaks, glittering lakes and superb national parks like Banff, Jasper and Yoho.
Hit the Rockies road with us
The Canadian metropolis
From the top of the CN Tower, all of Toronto is at your feet. But it’s on foot that you really discover the characterful neighbourhoods and lively lakeshore.
Cruising the Inside Passage
The sensational trip from Vancouver up to Alaska is a cruise like no other, with whale watching, glacier spotting, crab eating and simply relaxing.
Quebec from above
See the beautiful French-speaking province of Quebec from the air. Our unique seaplane tour also visits bilingual Montreal and historic Quebec City.
Travel in Canada
Once you realise that Canada is over 5,500km from east to west, you understand how challenging domestic travel can be. But vast parts of the country are empty, with 90% of the population living within 160km of the US border, making it possible to see many highlights quite easily. Whether it’s Niagara Falls or Nova Scotia, lovely Vancouver or historic Quebec, we can create the perfect Canadian trip for you. By plane, by train, by car or even by boat, all of Canada is waiting to be discovered.
Simply put, Canada is big. The world’s second largest country spans six time zones and shares the longest international border in the world with the USA (at almost 9,000km). Canada is a constitutional monarchy with the King as head of state, but it’s also a federation made up of ten provinces and three territories. The whole country is officially bilingual, but Quebec is the only province that is French speaking. The iconic national flag with the red maple leaf was created in 1965.
UTC -3:30 to -8
7 to 12 hours from Switzerland