Speak with our experts
Our packaged holidays are great for inspiration, but we know that sometimes you just want a flight, a car and the open road. We can tailor any itinerary to you or build one from scratch. We'll listen to your ideas and help create the perfect journey with unmissable sights and the best hotels along the way.
Your journey starts here
It all starts with a flight
With our partner airline, Air Transat, we can fly you from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow to Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver. If you fancy getting off the beaten track to a different Canadian airport, we can easily book other airlines too. This gives you the most flexibility when it comes to planning your holiday. Taking a road trip? Our open-jaw options let you fly into one city and return from another.
East coast cities
Toronto and Montréal are two easy gateways into Canada's east. Toronto is just 90 minutes from Niagara Falls and is close to Ontario's lakes and rivers, as well as the capital city Ottawa. From Montréal, you can explore Québec City and the St. Lawrence River. You can also fly into St. John's in Newfoundland and Labrador or Halifax in Nova Scotia to explore Atlantic Canada and the Maritimes. Taking just 5 hours and 40 minutes, St. John's is actually the shortest flight from the UK to Canada!
West coast cities
Calgary is the gateway to the Rockies, boasting an enviable position in Alberta just an hour's drive from Banff National Park. Vancouver is perched on the Pacific Coast in British Columbia (BC), 90 minutes from Whistler and is the perfect starting point to explore BC's temperate rainforests and wine regions. Flying into one and out of the other is a great option for a Rockies road trip. Want to experience the Canadian Prairies? Choose to fly into Edmonton in Alberta or Winnipeg in Manitoba.
Find your perfect fit
Tailor-making a holiday
After a busy day of sightseeing, you want to relax somewhere that feels like home. We'll help you find the perfect place to stay, whether you'd like to visit a city or embark on a road trip. Choose from downtown hotels in cities like Toronto, wilderness lodges in remote rainforests and everything in between. Speak to us about your holiday plans and we'll create a tailored experience, recommending hotels that will fit into your journey and suit you perfectly.
Tailoring one of our packages
Has one of our expertly-created packages caught your eye? Our tours are perfect for providing inspiration, but sometimes you might like to change an element or two. With us, that's no problem. Let us know which tour has you feeling excited and we can discuss upgrading hotels or adding a few extra hotel nights. We regularly visit the hotels we sell so that we can give you the best advice. Want something family-friendly, that's easily accessible, or has fantastic views? Just ask us.
Explore even further
See even more of Canada
Canada is a huge country—and hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore its vast wilderness at your own pace and cover those bigger distances, but it can be tricky knowing where to start. That's where our experts are invaluable. We'll advise on driving times between attractions, show you the best places to stop along your route and help you pinpoint those hidden gems. Our partner, Avis gives you a huge choice of cars, with pick up and drop off depots across Canada and no one-way fees.
Choosing your car
If you're tempted to go for a compact car because you're not sure about driving abroad, let us reassure you—driving in Canada doesn't need to be stressful. With wide roads and no roundabouts, it can actually be a lot more simple than driving in the UK. For peace of mind, insurance and unlimited mileage are included with your rental and we're always on hand to help you find the right car that suits your group and your journey.
Dive into Canada
Immerse yourself in Canada
Canada is stunning, and while we could look at those views all day, there's so much just waiting to be explored. Excursions are the active elements of your holiday that get you beyond the surface of Canada—whether that's a trip to the iconic CN Tower, a sightseeing tour of Ottawa, or a zip line over Whistler's forests—our advisors will help you find the adventures that really bring Canada to life. Just give us a call to talk through what you'd like to see and the types of activities you enjoy and we'll go from there.
Our favourite excursions
On the east coast, our favourite excursions include the Hornblower Cruise at Niagara Falls and the daring EdgeWalk around Toronto's CN Tower. In Western Canada, you can horse-ride through the Rockies or walk on the face of a glacier in Jasper National Park. Take your pick from sightseeing tours, wildlife watching, canoeing, kayaking and more. Just give us a call and we'll be happy to share our knowledge of the great adventures Canada offers.
Ask the experts
Insider tips & advice
Why book with us?
We all love to travel, but nobody enjoys feeling like a tourist. When you book with Canadian Affair, we make getting around and seeing the sights easy. You'll feel at home before you even arrive. Chat with our passionate experts who'll listen to exactly what it is you're looking for and then craft a holiday around your ideas. We'll share our knowledge and hidden gems with you so you can explore like a local. After all, it's every adventurer's dream to get beyond the surface of a destination and to the heart of what makes it so special. From tried-and-tested restaurant favourites, to must-see landscapes, we'll save you time researching and give you access to the insider's Canada.
Where to go
Our experts have witnessed Canada first-hand, so when you ask us for advice, you'll know it comes from the heart. We'll share our passion with you and help you find those gems that you're desperate to see. For blue glacial lakes and mountain views, you can't do better than Whistler, Banff and Jasper in BC and Alberta are unrivalled, while Vancouver Island offers bear-spotting opportunities you won't get anywhere else in the world. The province of Québec is a fantastic place for whale watching, while Atlantic Canada is a hidden gem for lighthouses and lobsters.
When to go
Canada is spectacular all year round, but the seasons are very different. If there are certain sights you've set your heart on, then it helps to be in the know. For whales and bears, you'll need to visit between May and September, while for the Northern Lights, it's November to March. Go skiing from from November to May, and see those famous fall leaves in Ontario around September. Our experts will be happy to share their knowledge with you to tailor-make the best possible experience.
Book your 2023/2024 holiday now
There are so many ways to explore Canada. Browse our award-winning itineraries for inspiration on everything from family holidays to Canada to motorhome vacations and then talk with us to design your trip.
Our favourite routes
With a tailor-made trip, you can pick & choose where you want to visit. We're here to help you find your bearings & inspire you with our favourite routes.
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British Columbia - Prairies to Pacific
Atlantic Canada - Whales & Icebergs
Tailor-making your perfect holiday
Canada spans oceans—it’s huge, diverse and exciting—and you want a fitting way to explore it. From car and motorhome to train and cruise, there's an option to suit everyone, and we're on hand to help you break down this enormous country into the places and experiences that you really want to see. We’ve spent decades exploring Canada, seeking out the things we think you’ll love, and we'll show you how to experience it like a local. Chat with us for some advice and we'll show you how to live like a local in Canada. We know the best restaurants to grab a steak dinner; the hidden waterfalls and lakes along your driving routes; and the perfectly-placed hotel to break up your journey. Browse our website and you’ll find carefully curated tours with hotels, flights and our favourite locations included in the package. Want to hear the best part? All of our holidays can be tailor-made just for you.
Tailor-making your holiday is like ordering a gourmet meal: a smooth flight from your preferred airport for starters, a meaty fly drive holiday or decadent rail tour for your main course, tempting sides in the form of helicopter excursions and sightseeing tours, and a hotel upgrade or a few extra days at the end are the cherry on top of your delicious dessert. Whether you choose a set menu or go à la carte, we promise you’ll have an unforgettable holiday that’s perfect for you. And we’re happy to offer our recommendations if you find you’re tempted by everything. After you’ve tasted Canada, we’re certain that you’ll soon be back for seconds.