Collectively, the national parks of Canada’s great western frontier are a massive all-natural amusement park (minus the bad fair food, of course). This 8-day stint will get your family nice and familiar with this majestic land as you hike, raft and horseback ride across it. Check out the curious hoodoo rock formations in Banff, hike Jasper’s gorgeous canyons, visit the Grizzly Bear Reserve in Kicking Horse and marvel at the splendour of nature in Kananaskis. Experience quintessential Canada; true, strong and free.
Highlights: Visiting some of Canada's most impressive scenery, enjoying the hoodoo rock formations and views around Banff, rafting on clear blue rivers, hiking in beautiful, unspoilt scenery
British Columbia is one of the most picturesque regions in an already camera-friendly nation. Your shutter-finger (not to mention the rest of your body) will get quite the workout on this 8-day family adventure into the forests and mountains of Canada’s Pacific Northwest. Beginning with a bike ride around Vancouver’s scenic Stanley Park, you’ll ferry over to Victoria and climb into sea kayaks in search of seals. Later, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive up to Tofino, home to rainforests, hot springs and boat tours. It all wraps up with two full days of active exploration in Whistler, where the whole family can bike and raft in natural splendour. West Coast? Think ‘Best Coast.’
Highlights: Spotting whales off the coast of Vancouver Island, Observing seals while sea kayaking, walking among giant Douglas firs, exploring the varied neighbourhoods of Vancouver