Walking Holidays in Canada
If you are planning to visit Canada, and see as much as you possibly can by foot, then look no further! It doesn’t matter if you are a rambler, a hiking enthusiast, or if you are just a bit of a wandering, you can see and learn so much about beautiful Canada when you explore by foot.
- • Cities
- • Wilderness
In the cities, you can explore the neighbourhoods, check off all of the must-see attractions and indulge in foods from around the world. In the wilderness, keep your eyes peeled for fascinating Canadian wildlife, breathtaking mountain vistas and the enchanting colours of the wild.
So, whatever your style or holiday ideal, let us help you plan your walking tour, and check out our top tips below!
A walking tour in Toronto is a great way to learn more about Canada’s largest, and most visited city. See local art, learn the city’s history and find out more about the food, drink and culture along the way. Wander around Bay Street Corridor, the Church-Yonge Corridor and Chinatown to experience the city’s diversity. Make your way to Niagara Falls for a unique experience where you can try walking behind the glorious Horseshoe Falls to witness the dramatic sight of water tumbling at 65km per hour. Strolling around Niagara Falls is one of the most romantic places to walk in Canada, so be sure to take your loved ones.
If you love being outdoors then Vancouver is the city for you. A walking tour of Vancouver allows you to see the very best of the city and colourful neighbourhoods from a local’s point of view and you’re sure to fall in love with this magical destination, voted the best city for walking in Canada. For something a little different, try an organised walking tour, or why not try one of our popular foodie tours where you can roam the Granville Island Market with a professional chef guide (call for more details).
Take a short ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia to the historic city of Victoria and visit the Inner Harbour, where you can stroll along the famous Fisherman’s Wharf and see the unusual floating houses and shops that are one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Try a walking tour in Quebec and discover the city’s strong French roots as you pass stone houses, horse and carriages, leafy canopies and cobbled streets. Learn about the history of Parliament Hill and Old Town, where you can hear about Quebec’s first inhabitants from the local guides. Follow the painted markings from Place-Royale to the Saint-Jean and Nouvo Saint-Roch districts and discover Ville-Marie and Outremont on an afternoon stroll.
In Calgary, every building tells a story. Walk around the lively urban town centre and explore the pedestrianised Stephen Avenue Mall, or join in the with the romantic urban cowboy vibe as you don your Stetson and cowboy boots for your stroll around the city.
If you are interested in a walking tour in the great cities, call today for more details.
Whistler in British Columbia is consistently voted as one of the best mountain resorts in the world and in the summertime this amazing mountain resort showcases the best of local hiking. Walk up the Chief in Squamish, one of the most recognisable mountains in this region, to see the old stone fortress on the mountain’s top, or hike along the Rainbow trail through woodlands past waterfalls to a magnificent lake. Take the Whistler Gondola up to unveil endless hiking trails, which is also one of the best places spotting wildlife in Canada, including native grizzly and black bears. The urban landscape of Whistler is designed to accommodate these majestic beasts and offers the opportunity to spot the local animals as well as the glaciers and vegetation of the area.
Walking in Banff National Park you can discover waterfalls, lakes, cliffs and stunning glaciers in over eight national and provincial parks. From the lively mountain town of Banff, take the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain to embark on some of the famous hiking trails and to uncover spectacular scenery, and you can have fun spotting some of the Rockies most famously named mountains including Castle Mountain, with very distinctive shapes of what they are named after.
Jasper National Park is home to breathtaking vistas, peaceful lakes and jagged mountains - this is one of the most awe-inspiring parks in Canada! Walk the Maligne Canyon and discover the interesting limestone canyon that boasts waterfalls along beautiful walking trails, or take a scenic stroll from the town of Jasper itself where you can enjoy learning about the history of this area and how the town was discovered and played an enormous part in the history of the country’s railroads.
There are so many friendly and knowledgeable guides to help you along the way leading you to see some of the best panoramic views on earth. No matter what your level of hiking or walking experience you have, Canada has something to suit all visitors!
If you are interested in a walking tour in the wilderness, call today for more details.