Canada is a place many people are extremely excited to visit once restrictions allow and that excitement is induced by many factors. Canada is one of the most stunning countries in the world and offers a vast array of landscapes, cultures and weather, to name just a few. The selection of experiences and diversity on offer make it a great location for a selection of holiday types. From unique and picturesque Alaskan cruises to motorhome and rail holidays this guide will take you through all of them, giving you a little insight into how you can enjoy Canada in a way that will suit you. So, if you’re thinking of enjoying an Alaska cruise or are thinking of embarking on Rocky Mountaineer Train, then keep reading.
What could be more enjoyable than a holiday onboard a cruise ship that takes you along some of the most stunning Alaskan routes? An Alaska cruise is a popular way to enjoy a Canadian/Alaskan holiday in a different and unique way. Many of our Alaska cruises offer views and experiences you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Towering glaciers, glittering icebergs and turquoise waters grace you as you wake up in your luxurious cabins and whales and polar bears eagerly await you in the deep waters.
We spoke to Rhonda, travel writer and photographer at Travel Yes Please, she has been on an Alaska cruise and shared a little about her experience with us:
“A cruise is a relaxing, stress-free way to see Alaska and the wild scenery of the Inside Passage. From the ship, you get to see forested islands, mountains, glaciers, and perhaps even some wildlife. What I liked best about an Alaska Cruise was that there was scenery to enjoy almost the entire trip, even during sailing days. The time we got to spend in ports of call was also very generous, ranging from 8-14 hours. This meant there was plenty of time for adventurous excursions like bear watching, flightseeing, and hiking. Even if you’re more of an independent traveller, a cruise is a convenient way to get to some hard-to-reach places and then you’ll have a full day to explore on your own.”
Booking a cruise means that everything is taken care of before you join us. From a comfortable place to sleep to great onboard experiences and delicious meals to enjoy, no stone is left unturned. You’ll stop off at a selection of wonderful locations that offer the true Alaska experience.
What you can expect on an Alaska cruise:
- A room with an outstanding view
- A glimpse at rare wildlife
- Great onboard experiences
- Beautiful ports of call
- Breathtaking cabins
- Sophisticated dining options
Another way to experience the beauty of the Canadian countryside and the outstanding landscapes that surround it is by rail. There are a plethora of unique rail journeys you can take if you want to see the sights of Canada from a totally unique point of view. Taking a journey around Canada by train is something you may not have experienced before but is one of the best ways to see everything on your wish-list. Sit back on one of the comfortable trains and smile with glee at the spectacular views as the train winds up mountains, past lakes and through dense forests.
Rocky Mountaineer Train and the VIA Rail are two of the trains on offer when you book through Canadian Affair. Find out a little more about these two unique options to work out which is best for you:
One of the most iconic trains in Canada, Rocky Mountaineer Train is a luxury rail tour experience that’ll take you on a journey up through The Rocky Mountains, one of the countries most unique destinations full of awe-inspiring views. The train is built for comfort and its glass-topped domes mean your view spans 360-degrees, so you won’t miss a thing!
The luxury onboard experiences may come as no surprise and the SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf services make the whole experience a little more enjoyable. Once you have enjoyed your day exploring the surroundings, you will be dropped off at one of our hand-picked luxury hotels to enjoy a wonderful nights sleep before doing it all again the next day.
Rocky Mountaineer explores three unique routes, so you will be able to pick the route that suits you best.
FIND OUT MORE: A in-depth guide to The Rocky Mountaineer
VIA Rail is Canada’s national provider and has routes that criss-cross the whole of the country. If you don’t have a car and want to travel around easily and swiftly, VIA Rail is a great option. Taking you to major destinations like Toronto, Vancouver, Québec and Ontario to name just a few.
Your journeys can be tailored to your needs, from shorter inner-city routes to longer cross-country journeys, wherever you want to go, do it in comfort on the VIA Rail.
What you can expect on a rail holiday:
- Outstanding views
- Delicious service
- Quick and convenient journeys
- Easy to navigate routes
- Comfortable seats and cabins
If you want to take your journey around Canada into your own hands, then why not choose a motorhome holiday? A motorhome holiday gives you the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want.
We do all the hard work for you, so all you have to do is tell us your preferences, your budget and vehicle size and where you want to pick up your motorhome, meaning you don’t need to worry about any of the finer details and can sit back and enjoy the journey.
We can supply you with a motorhome to suit your exacting needs, we are partnered with Cruise Canada who operates the largest fleet of motorhomes in North America, choose from smaller homes that sleep up to 3 or larger motorhomes that can house up to 7.
What you can expect from a motorhome holiday:
- Freedom to plan your own route
- A comfortable and convenient vehicle
- The ability to stop and start as you wish
- Great chances of seeing Canadian wildlife
These aren’t the only holiday types available to you through Canadian Affair, we offer a range of other holiday types, including:
- Ski holidays
- Wildlife holidays
- Fly-drive holidays
- City breaks
- Escorted tours
- Adventure holidays
- Winter holidays
So, if you’re thinking of planning a Canadian adventure when it is safe to do so, why not consider one of these popular options and explore Canada in a totally unique way? Take a look at our holiday types today or talk to an expert who will be able to give you some guidance.