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273 Canada trips. Tours from 25 tour companies. 657 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.

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High Arctic Explorer - Canada to Greenland (Ocean Endeavour)
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Ship Cruise
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Visits

Ottawa, Toronto

Highlights

  • On board the Ocean Endeavour, your adventures will be guided by a team of experts, with in-depth workshops and presentations to enrich your understanding of this complex corner of the world.
  • Prepare for a day to remember in Greenland’s Ilulissat, where colourful rows of houses are dwarfed by an awe-inspiring icefjord of towering icebergs.
  • Experience the culture of Canada’s Inuit people in the stunning Arctic community of Mittimatalik, where you’ll watch a traditional performance including drum dancing, throat singing and storytelling.
  • Spent four incredible days exploring the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area in search of narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales.
  • Discover Devon Island, the world’s largest uninhabited island, learn about the landscape’s unique topography and the Inuit people and their ancestors who once lived here.

Themes

Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Real Canada
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Banff, Canadian Rockies, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise, Whistler

Highlights

  • Keep your eyes peeled for moose and woodland caribous among towering cedar trees in the fairytale forest of Mt Revelstoke National Park.
  • The spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies makes for the perfect opportunity to unleash your inner Nat Geo photographer. It’s really hard to take a bad picture here.
  • From rafting trips to glacier treks, this trip is packed full of optional outdoor activities, giving you the perfect chance to get your hands and boots dirty.
  • Spend a few days seeing what all the fuss is about in Whistler, North America’s premier outdoor adventure hotspot (and a very quaint village to boot).
  • As a small group travelling in a private vehicle, we can be flexible depending on your preferences. Want to make a detour? If the group agrees, go for it!

Themes

18 - 30's

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Best of the Canadian Maritimes
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy

Visits

Halifax, Prince Edward Island

Highlights

  • Walk the stunning coastal trails of Cape Breton Highlands National Park and follow the Skyline Trail mountain pass out to sweeping sea views.
  • Meet a Prince Edward Island fisherman and enjoy a traditional lobster and mussel dinner on his private property along the shore.
  • Meet with a Mi'kmaq guide at Lennox Island to learn how to make bannock and listen to traditional stories.
  • Hear the stories behind “Anne of Green Gables” with a walking tour through Cavendish, where L.M. Montgomery drew her inspiration.
  • Cruise the waters of Shediac Bay on board a lobster boat, with a hands-on demonstration of lobster fishing and a delicious, locally caught lunch.

Themes

High Adventure

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Canada: Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Extreme
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Vancouver, Victoria

Highlights

  • Island hop along Canada’s west coast, admiring land and sea views by bicycle and ferry.
  • Go sea kayaking from Pender Island on an included excursion.
  • Cycle popular bike trails on Vancouver Island.
  • Visit Victoria’s spectacular Butchart Gardens

Themes

Cultural, Cycling & Biking, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing

What travelers are saying

"This tour was one of our favorites. The tour leaders (Claudio and Tiziana) were great. The Dolomites and Italian Alps were breathtaking and the bike paths and towns were well chosen to give us a great appreciation of this Alpine countryside. Once out of Venice you really feel like you are in the country with beautiful mountains, alpine chalets and in some areas mostly German speaking residents. The biking was mostly flat with some crazy fun downhill rides. Almost all of the cycling was on bike paths, so very safe and quiet riding. As expected, VBT delivered a great tour with very good accommodations, good food and a really great group of travellers."

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Whales & Bears of British Columbia
4.8/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Tofino, Vancouver

Highlights

  • Visit Vancouver Island, the largest island on the North American Pacific Coast
  • Join experienced naturalist guides for two whale watching excursions
  • Search for black bears on the rocky shoreline of Clayoquot Sound
  • Observe grizzly bears in their natural surroundings
  • Enjoy walks in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Themes

Birding, National Parks, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Spectacular Rockies and Glaciers of Alberta (Classic)
4.6/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
They really care about everyone's individual needs on each tour and they have an incredible attention to detail.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Moraine Lake: Enjoy a beautiful stop at glacier-fed Moraine Lake, a vibrant turquoise lake set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks.
  • Maligne Lake: Relax on board a narrated cruise on the serene waters of Lake Maligne. Glide past jagged mountain peaks to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination accessible only by boat.
  • Maligne Canyon: Join your Travel Director as you walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, one of the most stunning gorges in the Canadian Rockies and the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park.
  • Icefields Parkway: Enjoy an after-hours visit to the amazing Glacier Skywalk. Step onto the cliff-edged, glass-floored walkway rising 918 ft (280 meters) above the Sunwapta Valley offering sweeping views of the valley and Columbia Icefield.
  • Icefields Parkway: After a delicious dinner, step out onto the viewing deck and stargaze. As you marvel at the dark night sky, relax with a drink in the library or hang out inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment. The perfect way to end any night.
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Themes

50 plus, Cultural, Education / Learning

What travelers are saying

"Our Travel Director, Brad ****, did an exceptional job. There was an airline strike at the start of the tour which meant alternative travel arrangements needed to be made for day 2 of the tour, otherwise it may not have been possible to proceed. Brad handled this difficult situation exceptionally well and capped the day off with a surprise visit to Santa Clause Village. Brad also successfully made changes to a couple of other days of the tour to maximise our chances of seeing the Northern Lights. This was obviously well received by all of the tour group. Our Driver, Tomasz, was exceptional at driving in extremely difficult conditions including heavy snow storms. The Local Guides we encountered were also excellent at their role of enhancing our experiences."

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Best of Eastern Canada (Toronto)
By Trafalgar
preferred
4.6/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their travelers enjoy 24/7 travel expertise and dedicated service throughout the trips - everything is taken care of.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Themes

Cultural, Education / Learning

What travelers are saying

"Nathan (tour guide) and Peter(our driver) are first class. Covering North and South Island, in 3,000+ miles, hitting all the most outstanding spots in this beautiful and eclectic country made us just love it. Almost sensory overload."

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Canada: Banff National Park & the Canadian Rockies
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Extreme
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise

Highlights

  • Learn about Banff National Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site and Canada’s first national park.
  • Spin downhill along the magnificent Bow Valley Parkway, a stunning wilderness corridor.
  • Observe wildlife from the saddle–including elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and even black and grizzly bears.
  • Pass panorama after panorama of jaw-dropping alpine splendor as you cycle in Kananaskis Country.
  • Hike the trails of Ptarmigan Cirque to an alpine meadow with epic views.

Themes

Cultural, Cycling & Biking, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"This tour was one of our favorites. The tour leaders (Claudio and Tiziana) were great. The Dolomites and Italian Alps were breathtaking and the bike paths and towns were well chosen to give us a great appreciation of this Alpine countryside. Once out of Venice you really feel like you are in the country with beautiful mountains, alpine chalets and in some areas mostly German speaking residents. The biking was mostly flat with some crazy fun downhill rides. Almost all of the cycling was on bike paths, so very safe and quiet riding. As expected, VBT delivered a great tour with very good accommodations, good food and a really great group of travellers."

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Terri

Oct 2022

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well explore Western Canada

If you’re looking for a tour company to go to Canada with, CharlieTheTraveler might just be what you’re looking for. They have a great itinerary planned out that all...

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Amazing

CharlieTheTraveler is the best tour company I have dealt with. Their tours are well organized, the guides are great, and you feel safe the entire time. It’s my secon...

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This tour is great

This tour is great for couples looking to spend time together abroad! The itinerary was well packed but not too tiring, and we got to explore many beautiful cities a...

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Oct 2022

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This Canada trip was amazing

Charlie, THANK YOU. This Canada trip was amazing. The itinerary was well thought out, the hotels were welcoming and cozy, the views were beautiful. Charlie and his t...

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This tour is amazing

This tour is amazing and hits all the must-see spots in Western Canada, whether it’s Banff, Vancouver, Whistler, Jasper… I just loved how complete the itinerary is. ...

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Canada Tour Selection Trips

  • Canada is quite similar to the United States in terms of most cultural protocols, which includes tipping, shopping, and dining.
  • French is predominantly spoken in Quebec. If you head to Montreal or elsewhere in the province, most people speak both English and French, but be aware that French may be preferred!
  • Do not underestimate the Canadian winter – plan your packing list accordingly!

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Covid-19 Update

The US-Canada border closures have been extended through November 21st.

At this time, Canada is not open to travelers visiting for tourism. 

Read more about Countries Reopening for Tourism »


Common Canada Tour Options

Some of the most common ways to traverse Canada’s landscape are by foot or car. In fact, many guided tours in Canada will provide travelers with vans or cars in order to facilitate travel between sites.

For travelers who wish to avoid traffic or long commute times, domestic flights between all major cities are available daily. It is important to speak with guided tour companies beforehand about flight availability, as this can impact the number of activities that are available and may require extra transportation to and from lodging locations. 

Since Canada’s population is most heavily concentrated within its southern portion, traveling by train is also a viable option for travelers. While this eliminates the need to buy tickets early on, the train system is limited and only has a few stops in northern Canada. So travelers who wish to visit Canada’s urban centers are the ones who will find rail to be a convenient mode of transport. 

Those who wish to push further into nature may consider going by car, foot, or even dog-sled in some more remote parts of the country. Travelers who wish to avoid commuting on land entirely will find an abundant number of cruise lines that make stops at major ports and also provide opportunities for birding and whale watching. No matter how you choose to travel through Canada, be sure to enjoy your surroundings!

Packing List for Canada

Since Canada is a massive country with varying climates, packing for tours may seem daunting. However, by considering the length of stay, the time spent in cities, and which outdoor guided tour activities are planned, travelers can set themselves up for comfortable exploration.

In general, Canadian summers tend to be very hot, while its winters tend to be snowy and cold. While a regular suitcase is important to have during long stays in Canada, they are difficult to carry through snowy streets. For those participating in cruises, traditional luggage will be fine as it is unlikely to leave the ship when you head to the mainland.

Not only is a passport required to travel in Canada, but also an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which is available on the country’s website. A driver’s or international license will also be required to rent a car and travelers may consider applying for travel insurance if they are worried about unforeseen events.

To prevent the need to bring a bag full of heavy and light clothes everywhere, travelers are encouraged to dress in layers. This means that regular jeans or athletic pants will be fine, but a variety of short and long sleeve shirts are needed. A windbreaker or light-weight fleece jacket will minimize the drastic temperatures that can be found at sea or at night throughout Canada.

Similarly, quality hiking boots are not only good for hikes but also traveling by foot in some of the more remote and snowy areas of northern Canada. In summer months, hiking boots or running shoes may be easier to bring along.

Those who are visiting Niagara Falls can choose to bring a waterproof coat or use the ones that are provided in the park. Similarly, hiking or camping trips will require extra equipment that can be brought in luggage, eliminating the need to buy costly alternatives in Canada. Contacting your chosen guided tour operator is important, as they may already provide certain camping equipment for participants.

Best Time to Visit Canada

Depending upon what travelers are looking to participate in during their trip through Canada, the “best” time to visit may differ. Since the weather is warmest, snow is at its lowest, and hiking trails are in full bloom, the summer months of June through August are the busiest times to visit Canada.

Weather is primarily hot and humid, but countless cultural activities take place during this time of year as school is out for the season. It is important to note that Vancouver is usually the coolest city during this time, making it not only very popular but also difficult to find inexpensive guided tours of. 

With winter comes the crowds of skiers and extreme sports enthusiasts that flock to various resorts and campsites. Travelers who wish to participate in Canada’s unique range of winter outdoors activities will need to plan their trips in advance, as this is when the best prices and availability are to be found.

In the end, the best time to visit Canada is during its fall months of September to November. While the chance of rain is higher during this time, the weather is at a comfortably warm temperature that fosters a beautiful array of colors in surrounding nature.

Similarly, travelers during this season will find the cities less crowded with tourists, allowing for more inexpensive flights and guided tours. A little planning will also allow travelers during Canada’s fall to participate in national Thanksgiving traditions and events.

Canada's Regions

As the second-largest country in the world, Canada boasts not only an impressive stretch of the Rocky Mountains but also various other natural landmarks that travelers can visit. Each of Canada's five regions have their own respective claim to and maintenance of these special parts of the globe. 

1. In the Atlantic Provinces, travelers will find cooler winters and cooler summers than in other parts of Canada. As the easternmost region of the country, travelers will also come into contact with Bay of Fundy, the site of the oldest British colony, Prince Edward Island.

Travelers can also see long-standing Gaelic and Celtic traditions that are still practiced today by the population in Nova Scotia. Life seems to revolve around the sea in the Atlantic Provinces, which can make for relaxing days at the beach or times spent exploring historic sea-ports.

2. As the region that contains the bulk of Canada’s citizens, Central Canada has access to the Great Lakes as well as the major cities of Quebec and Ontario. A hub for French culture, this region is an interesting stop for international travelers who wish to see the cultural diversity that Canada is so well-known for.

Not only is the food and movie industry impacted by French culture, but also the architecture and events that take place in Montreal and Ontario. The internationally famous Niagara Falls also call this region home, along with the impressive Canadian National Tower.

2. The Prairie Provinces are well-known for their rich natural resources as well as their vast cultural diversity. 

Travelers will also find that the French Quarter in Winnipeg does not stand alone, as the city of Manitoba is also home to Ukranian and various Aboriginal groups. This provides travelers the opportunity for a unique cultural exchange that can be found in few other countries.

3. The West Coast of Canada has a much cooler temperature than its counterpart. British Columbia is not only the pathway to Asia-Pacific, but also contains nearly 600 provincial parks scattered throughout its borders. This has made the region a haven for international travelers who wish to explore the natural boundaries of the location. 

4. The Northern Territories are oftentimes the coldest and snowiest parts of Canada. However, this does not mean that they do not see their fair share of travelers. Many come to witness the phenomenon known as “Land of the Midnight Sun,” where daylight can span twenty-four hours during the peak of summer months.

In the winter-time, the opposite occurs when nearly three months of almost total darkness falls over the territory. Polar bears also make their homes in this region, which has led to the development of safe ways to interact with them and a guide. The Northern Lights are highly visible in this area of Canada, making it an ideal place to spend time exploring the surrounding Arctic tundra through a guided tour and ending the night by the fireplace as the lights play overhead.

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