Canada City Breaks
Canada is closer than you think
You can fly to Canada in just over 7 hours so it's easy to visit for a few days or a week. A city break in Toronto is no further to travel than New York (and I think it's better!) Plus, Canada's cities are so friendly and welcoming.
How to Book
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Booking your city break
Booking a city break in Canada couldn't be easier. With our partner airline, Air Transat, we can get you to Canada's top cities direct from the UK.
Just click in the search panel at the top of the page to search for your dates and destination. You can then book your perfect flights and hotel online.
Need some insider advice? Call our Travel Experts and we'll be happy to advise you on everything from airport transfers to the best restaurants in town.
Canada's iconic gems
Toronto's bright lights
This is New York's clean-cut cousin. Just 7 hours' flight time and you could be in a city with an iconic skyline, overlooking one of America's Great Lakes and with the friendliest of locals. Soar up the CN Tower before hitting the restaurants of the historic Distillery District. Drive over to Niagara Falls to view one of the natural wonders of the world, only 90 minutes away. Enjoy a harbour boat tour on Lake Ontario for iconic photos.
Montréal and Québec City are both in the province of Québec. The cities have a real French influence, and although you don't need to speak the language to visit, you'll love hearing it. These cities are romantic, from the centuries-old architecture to the winding cobbled streets. You won't find charm quite like this in the modern West. It's a flavour of "Old Canada", a rustic taste of history and a friendly "joie de vivre" you'll fall in love with.
There's no better way to learn about the varied and colourful history of Canada than with a city break to its capital, Ottawa. History permeates all corners of the city, like the dramatic Gothic Parliament Buildings that dominate every skyline. Take a free guided tour of the political and cultural heart of Ottawa, with a trip up the Peace Tower for the best views of the city. In downtown, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fascinating museums.
From coast to country
Vancouver might share the Pacific Northwest with trendy Seattle but it's infinitely more beautiful and welcoming than its 'sleepless' neighbour. Not many places can boast such an enviable location, nestled at the feet of the dramatic North Shore Mountains, looking out over pristine ocean with beaches reclining on every side. With a park bigger than NYC's Central Park, Vancouver is a breath of fresh air. Prepare for an active holiday with everything on offer, from skiing to shopping to sailing.
Wild West Calgary
Calgary isn't just the Gateway to the Rockies; it's a city full of Western spirit and easily worthy of a city break. Whether you're coming from or going on a mountain adventure, say a friendly "howdy" to Calgary. It's best known for the incredible Stampede which comes to town each July and is one of the biggest and best rodeos anywhere. The rest of the year, the city embraces festivals and farmer's markets, dining and riverside bars.
Relaxed, charming and beautiful, Victoria is a city fit for royalty. An hour and a half's scenic ferry ride from BC's mainland takes you to Vancouver Island where you'll find Victoria, the province's capital. The city is full of characterful architecture and British influence. Stroll the harbourfront under the dome of the Parliament Building. Watch the colourful floating houses bob at Fisherman's Wharf. Or head out on a whale watching tour to see the resident orca pod and migrating humpbacks.
Our city hubs
Fly to Toronto
We offer direct, non-stop flights from the UK to Toronto all year round. Choose to fly from London Gatwick, Manchester or Glasgow direct to Toronto Pearson International Airport. The flight duration is around 7 hours or a little more, so it's not too far. We fly with our sister airline, Air Transat - North America's leading leisure airline for the past 6 years. With entertainment, food and drink provided, your time onboard will fly by.
Fly to Vancouver
Flights to Vancouver with Air Transat operate up to 7 days a week in the summer and once-to-twice a week through the winter. You can fly there direct from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow. The flight time is around 9 hours, or 9 hours 45 minutes if you fly from London. Aboard Air Transat you'll benefit in-flight entertainment and tasty food and drinks.
Fly to Calgary
Our partner, Air Transat, offers direct flights to Calgary up to 5 times a week during the summer (May to October) on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can fly direct from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow in 8-and-a-half to 9-and-a-half hours. Calgary flights are also available on a connecting service via Toronto. As a tour operator, we can book other airlines for you if an Air Transat flight isn't available.
Fly to Montréal
Air Transat operates flights to Montréal up to 3 times a week during the summer on a Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, from both London Gatwick and Glasgow airports. The flight duration is 7 to 7-and-a-half hours. The Gatwick to Montréal service offers onward connections to Toronto and Québec City. Flights to Montréal are also available on a connecting service via Toronto. As a tour operator, we can book other airlines for you if an Air Transat flight isn't available.
Fly to Québec City
Our partner airline, Air Transat operates flights to Québec City throughout the summer from London Gatwick via Montréal. The flight duration is a swift 7-and-a-half hours. Aboard Air Transat you'll benefit from in-flight entertainment, a tast Bistro menu and drinks included. As a tour operator, we can book other airlines for you if an Air Transat flight isn't available.
Stay in the heart of downtown on your Canada city break with our choice of the best central hotels. We work with big brands, from blow-out to budget, Hilton to Holiday Inn, so you can pick the perfect spot to suit your holiday. Fairmont offers old-world splendour in iconic chateau-style hotels, while Pan Pacific hotels provide unbeatably sleek and modern accommodation. Whatever you're after, we'll find you the perfect place to relax after a day of city sightseeing.
Car Hire & Transfers
How to get around
Hiring a car
If you fancy travelling under your own steam to sights out of the city centre on your break, we can help you with your car hire. From a compact car to a spacious 4x4, we've got the perfect vehicle for the trip you have in mind. It could be a great opportunity to turn your city break into a twin-centre holiday. Fancy Vancouver and Whistler? Toronto and Niagara? Montréal and Québec City? Just give us a call.
If you book a Canada city break package with us, we can book your transfers for you at the same time. Travelling from the airport to your downtown hotel? We'll book a taxi. Day trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls? We'll sort your transfer. Even rail journeys between two centres are no trouble for our experts. Whatever your dream city break entails, we'll get you there.
Get to know Canada's cities
All Canada's top cities are serviced by handy airports. There are plenty of things to do in the cities and nearby. Take a look below to see the top attractions near Canada's city airports.
See Canada's cities for yourself
Get an inside look into the buzzing culture and iconic streets of Canada's vibrant cities and hear from our Canada Experts.
Your Canada City Break
Canada is known for its stunning natural landscapes, but its cities are just as spectacular. A Canada city break boasts some of the biggest shopping centres in the world, from the Eaton Centre in Toronto to the West Edmonton Mall. It boasts fresh foodie scenes with a global influence that remain uniquely Canadian (try the Pacific salmon sushi in Vancouver). With some of the world’s most iconic attractions, from Toronto’s CN Tower to the Montréal biosphere, a city break in Canada rivals the best cosmopolitan centres in the world.
A Toronto city break offers all the nightlife, dining and bright lights of NYC but with the charming warmth of Canadians – and a healthy interest in hockey. Montréal rivals Paris with its rich French history, rare art and culture in bucket loads. In Canada’s West, cities like Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise have everything from authentic cowboy culture to impressive mountain scenery and stunning glacial lakes. All our city breaks come packaged with return flights and a choice of the best hotels to suit all budgets, from Fairmont to Fourseasons, Hilton to Holiday Inn. Just let us know your interests and we’ll help you tailor an excursion-packed holiday to the most vibrant centres in Canada.
Our favourite city highlights
Pick your must-see city break experience from these amazing attractions.
The CN Tower
The sky-high silhouette of the CN Tower in Toronto is one of the most iconic city skyline attractions anywhere in the world. You can get an incredible view of the city from 1,136 feet at the LookOut Level. The 360° revolving restaurant is a classic highlight. Plus, adventure lovers can strap on a harness and go outside on the EdgeWalk!
Ottawa, Canada’s capital, is home to the impressive Parliament Buildings which dominate the city with their Gothic architecture.
Ottawa is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rideau Canal. Paddle in summer or skate on the world’s longest ice rink in winter.
The oldest area of Montréal has stunning French architecture and heritage, with sights like the Place d’Armes and the Notre Dame Basilica.
The most historic neighbourhood of Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure.
This stunning park in Vancouver is bigger than New York’s Central Park. It is filled with things to do, with a string of beaches, lakes and swimming pools. The 5-mile long seawall is a scenic haven for joggers, cyclists and even horse-drawn carriages. The park is home to a stellar aquarium, totem pole art and restaurants to dine in the woodland.