Where to go when - Winter
May 21, 2020 · By Sukie Chapman
Discover the world in winter and step into a snow-globe world of seasonal beauty.Read more
Welcome to the Great White North, land of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, glamorous cities, and fantastic wildlife. In the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, you will find Stanley Park and its famous first-nation totem poles, as well as the stylish areas of Gastown and Chinatown. Toronto, the capital of Ontario, features the futuristic CN Tower that reveals a panorama of the city from its observation deck. You will find elegant Québec in French Canada, with its refined French architecture and picturesque Old Town.
See the glorious wilds of the Rocky Mountains, venturing into Jasper National Park, filled with breathtaking snow-capped mountains, and tranquil lakes. Finally, there is the world famous Niagara Falls. The second largest falls in the world attracts as many as 12 million tourists every year, and sits directly on the border between Canada and the USA.
North America's railways have come a long way since the days of the 'iron horses' that traversed the old Wild West. Modern, comfortable and fast railways create a network that reaches almost anywhere on the continent that a traveller might wish to visit.
Canadian history starts with the First Nations. This group is made up of over 600 different aboriginal nations, including the Cree, Mohawk, and Haida peoples. Canada also hosts a large number of Inuits, who live mostly in the Canadian Arctic, and are famous for their 'igloo' shelters, which are made in the winter, and can be used as a family home or a meeting house. Another group of indigenous Canadians are the Métis people, the descendants of early European settlers and the people of the First Nations.
See the most beautiful scenery through panoramic observation carriages and unabridged domed windows; when you book one of our Canada touring tours, you can expect to travel on stylish trains that bring some of the world's most breath-taking backdrops right to the comfort of your seat.
From The Canadian to the Rocky Mountaineer and The Ocean, there are several famous trains and railway lines that journey through Canada, connecting Toronto in the east to Vancouver in the west.
The Rocky Mountaineer is an exceptional example, taking in the sights of Banff National Park and Fraser Canyon on its way to Kamloops. Our Canada tours on this superb train occur strictly during the daytime, ensuring that you enjoy the best viewing conditions throughout your journey - all from the comfort of reclining seats.
Our customers with a love for trains will appreciate the romance of travelling in the carriages of the Canadian, which have been restored to their 1950s elegance. You can stay overnight on sleeper trains on some of our Canada railway tours, waking up to a new destination each morning.
On the Ocean service and The Canadian, guests are provided with their own fully-serviced cabin, complete with WC and armchairs that convert to comfortable beds at night. All cabins are tastefully-decorated.
The staff on board our trains serve complimentary drinks and snacks to your seat, and also provide a commentary on the landscapes as you pass through. A newspaper is available on some of our trains, which lists much of the flora and fauna that can be seen on the journey, as well as detailing any places of interest.
Canada is a very large country, and from North to South, the temperatures can differ wildly. Throughout the whole country, temperatures can be a bit extreme, with the temperature rising to 95 °F in the summer in the South, and plummeting to -4 °F in midwinter in the North.
When working out what clothes to take, consider where you are going and in what season. At any time of year in the north, it is best to take warm clothes. In the south, warm clothes are necessary for the winter, but in summer it isn't unusual to go out in light clothing.
Helping you plan your tour to Canada