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5 Bucket List Canada Trips For 2021

From the Canadian lakes, to the Rockies, unique wildlife and scenic luxury rail journeys to Niagra Falls, Canada has some of the most incredible once in a lifetime experiences on the planet. And now is the perfect time to plan the bucket-list trip you’ve always dreamed of.

Whether your dream holiday involves spectacular nature, scenic solo road trips, a milestone celebration – or all three – bookmark these articles, save the dreamy pictures in your ‘Travel wishlist’ folder, and get planning your perfect Canada trip today.

The Maritimes, Quebec & Ontario

Cape Breton Highlands National Park on the Cabot Trail – Credit: Nova Scotia Tourism via Destination Canada 

Best for: Road tripping along scenic backdrops

From: My Canada Trips 

The ideal way to experience the delights of Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario, the first part of this itinerary is spent in Nova Scotia, with time in Halifax, before picking up a car and driving the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. Traverse from Halifax onboard VIA Rail (in Sleeper Plus and Business Class) stopping at Montreal and Ottawa before reaching Toronto, where you will visit the magnificent Niagara Falls. 

Price PP: £2659pp including flight. Travel between May – October 2021. Price is based on 5th Sept 2021.

Klondike Explorer: In the Footsteps of the Yukon Pioneers 

Yukon in summer – Credit: Paddy Pallin via Destination Canada

Best for: Discovering historic nature 

From: Frontier Canada 

This circular self-drive holiday explores the modern and ancient cultures of the Yukon, home of the Klondike Gold Rush, Canada’s tallest mountains and the world’s largest non-polar ice field, which makes it a perfect introduction to those wishing to enjoy this historic region on their own schedule.

Price PP: From £2,350 (including flight) and from £1,425 (14 nights, excluding flight), travel between May – September 2021. Book by March 31st 2021

Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

Polar bears on Baffin Island – Credit: One Ocean Expeditions/Nathan Small via Destination Canada

Best for: Bucket list wildlife 

From: Windows On The Wild

Does anything sound more perfect than experiencing the classic spring floe edge where you may have the opportunity to view polar bears, narwhal and icebergs under the Midnight Sun? Travel to the northern reaches of Baffin Island where the sea ice meets the open water, and marine mammals and other wildlife congregate at the floe edge – also known as the “line of life”.

Price PP: Contact for prices. Travel between May – June 2021

Lakes & Mountains

Lake Louise – Credit: Finn Beales via Destination Canada

Best for: Once in a lifetime rail experiences

From: First Class Holidays

Snow-capped mountain peaks, rushing waterfalls, the Rocky Mountaineer and sparkling lakes contrast the buzz of Vancouver and the Stampede city of Calgary on this leisurely journey through the Rockies. Your time exploring Lake Louise is sure to be a highlight of your trip – you may have seen pictures of this sparkling turquoise lake before, but nothing compares to seeing it in real life. 

Price PP: £3159 including flight, travel between May to September 2021

Best of Canada’s West

We Wai Kai Campground in Quadra Island, British Colombia – Credit: Brian Caissie via Destination Canada

Best for: Experiencing Western Canada your own way

From: Canadian Affair

Follow the most stunning western Canada Motorhome journey and experience the stunning scenery of Alberta and British Colombia’s nature and wildlife. Canadian Affair offers advice for the very best campsites along the way, to ensure you experience everything you want from your holiday. Explore the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains and its many lakes, with incredible wildlife and opportunities to relax too: This motorhome holiday in Western Canada lets you experience it all. 

Price PP: £959 pp based on two sharing, including flight, travel between Apr – Oct 2021. Available to book from now until October 2021. 

Find more information on your dream Canada holiday at explore-canada.co.uk

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