26 March, 2019
Blessed with scenery that'll take the breath away – sometimes literally (check out 5,959-meter-high Mount Logan) – and cities that'll have you coming back for more, Canada rarely fails to capture the imagination. Whether you're heading for cool coffeeshops of Toronto or the cobbled lanes of Old Montreal, there are urban adventures aplenty. For escapes, you've got everything from the pine clad peaks of Jasper to the snowy ski fields of British Columbia to get through. And that's not even mentioning off-the-beaten-path Canada, up with the wave-lashed isles of Newfoundland or across the grass-swaying prairies of Winnipeg. Cheap flights to Canada come all year round, with the best deals often on low-cost airlines into major cities like Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.
With a whopping 200 groomed runs and the highest peak-to-peak gondola on the planet, Whistler Blackcomb is a veritable mecca for winter sports.
Get a taste of Paris in Old Montreal, a cobbled district of winding lanes and plazas that's topped with the Notre-Dame Basilica and laced with 17th-century bouillabaisse taverns.
Gleaming turquoise lakes beneath summits caked with glacier ice, rolling pine forests, and hiking trails by the bucket load – that's the glorious Banff National Park.