Air Canada Vacations
Canada is having a moment. With a milestone birthday just around the corner, there's a certain buzz in the air; it's fueling Canadians' desire to celebrate by exploring the amazing diversity and adventures our country has to offer. In honour of the sesquicentennial (that's 150 years young) birthday of our country, there has never been a better time to plan a Canadian vacation. From coast to coast, various regions and communities are unveiling great new exhibits, attractions, and celebrations and taking their existing charm and unique features up a notch.
But perhaps the most appealing part of planning a Canadian vacation is that there's a destination, itinerary, and budget to suit every type of traveller. Whether you believe that 'getting there is half the fun' or want to maximize your time in a new place, your mode of travel mantra can further help you plan the perfect getaway. Let's test this theory, shall we?
Eager to leave the busy city but not all of its urban affordances behind for exactly a week? You can experience camping gone glam – aka 'glamping' – while taking in the remote beauty of BC's Chilko Lake. With activities like grizzly-watching and fly fishing and, a 6-day wildlife excursion will strike that balance between serenity and adventure, all the while offering stunning vistas as your backdrop.
Do you fall into the perplexing 'prefer the familiar yet still crave variety' category and have more than a week to spare? Why not cover more ground without adding more stress on a leisurely 11-day journey through Ontario and Quebec by train! From wine tasting on Niagara-on-the-Lake to touring Ottawa's Parliament buildings to whale-watching in Quebec City – this itinerary is a delightful smorgasbord of oh-so-quintessentially Canadian activities.
Have four days to spare and yearning for some time to indulge in your golf hobby and take your game to the next level? Play out your vacation with a three-night stay in PEI and experience how Rod Brudenell River Golf Course's scenery inspires your swing. Then, choose-your-own-adventure by experiencing the area by car, where the only given variable will be postcard-perfect views and PEI's famous hospitality.
Of course there's always the 'been there, done that' traveller who is beckoned by novelty and the road less travelled; the perfect 3 days or more experience awaits you in Whitehorse. Enjoy a day of dogsledding followed by a spa session at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and two nights to take in the dance of the Northern Lights across the Yukon sky… undoubtedly an adventure incomparable to any other you've had so far!
Active thrills or arts and history… nature scenery or bustling nightlife… Oh, Canada: you certainly have no shortage of travel options! So, the real question is: what type of Canadian vacation are you yearning for?
When you use a specialized service such as Air Canada Vacations, it's never been more simple or reliable to book your next adventure. The Vacation curation experts at Air Canada Vacations have taken out the guesswork with the "Go Canada 2017 Collection", featuring more than 150 reasons to see Canada through a selection of pre-packaged holidays with flights, hotels, car rentals, activities and more. Choose from 7 types of vacations including: Urban Getaways, Guided Tours, Fly & Drive Vacations, Fly & Rail Vacations, Golf Vacations, Ski Vacations & Wildlife Adventures, boasting the most complete air-inclusive offering in the market. Visit Air Canada Vacations and you're on your way.
Celebrate and show your Canadian pride by ringing in Canada's birthday your way. And be sure to send some postcards to friends – and to yourself – as souvenirs of this milestone year in the life of Canada… and you!