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Canada breaks
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It is difficult to think of a country that is more varied or beautiful than Canada. The cities are historical, vibrant and cosmopolitan, the magnificent mountains of British Columbia are a sight to behold,
and the coastal landscapes of the Maritime Provinces are as stirring as any. Our choice of destinations and itineraries presents a range of touring options that will enable you to visit some of the most popular regions of this vast country.
Ontario and Quebec
Canada’s eastern heartlands is a region rich in diverse cultures, landscapes and lifestyles. Dynamic Toronto is home to the bustling markets in Kensington and Chinatown, ritzy Yorkville and the CN Tower, with Niagara Falls not too distant.
Montreal boasts one of the most exciting food scenes in North America, as well as being a mecca for lovers of the arts, with over 250 theatres and dance companies. Historic Quebec City maintains its grip on French Canadian identity, its Old Town a living museum to the 17th and 18th centuries, whilst Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, is home to the National Gallery, Art Gallery and Canadian War Museum. When in any of Canada’s cities, you are never far from extraordinary landscapes and outdoor activities. From Ottawa head for Gatineau Park or to the Georgian Bay Islands, Ontario’s prettiest spot, whilst in Quebec, island hop around the Mingan Archipelago, explore the Laurentians, or drive and hike the Gaspé Peninsula.
The Rockies and the West
Calgary, in the Province of Alberta, is perhaps most known for its annual Stampede, and is also the best place to start a drive through the Rockies. Superlatives reign when it comes to describing the awesome scenery of this region of Canada, whose highlights include the Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Moraine Lake and Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Rockies. At the end of a journey west, the city of Vancouver awaits, deserving of its billing as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A walk around Canada Place, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain, Stanley Park and the Museum of Anthropology should top your sightseeing list then from Vancouver, take a 21⁄2-hour ferry trip to Vancouver Island and visit the delightful picture-postcard city of Victoria. The capital of British Columbia’s architecture and gentle lifestyle is a reminder of the city’s British colonial past.

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