Snow-capped mountains, roaring waterfalls and four suitable seasons help make Canada a playground for nature lovers.
And now it’s time to visit this green list country.
Canada reopens its borders on Tuesday and anyone who is fully employed can enter without quarantine, if there is evidence of a negative PCR test three days before they arrive.
Visitors must upload their holiday details and proof of vaccination to Canada’s ArriveCAN app. Then they are free to discover. But where to start?
Sophie Svetokowski travels from the mighty Niagara Falls to see the whales on Vancouver Island to see some of the destination through a bucket list trip. . .
Camp in the desert.
If it’s Canada’s richest wildlife that ticks your box, Algonquin Provincial Park, home to bananas, white-tailed deer and black bears, is a must.
The trip will take you to the heart of the park where you will spend four days canoeing under the rivers and camping under the stars before resting in the country log cabin.
The holiday also includes Niagara Falls and Toronto’s CN Tower, which is 553 meters above the city.
Go to: The eight-night trip to Ontario costs 8 1,859pp, including flights to Toronto in the summer of 2022. For details or to make a reservation, see canadiansky.co.uk Or call 01342 395061.
Spot whale and grizzly bear.
Looking for a redemptive vacation? If you have the money, this eight-night wildlife spotting road trip is one of the best places in Canada.
Visiting Vancouver, and many of the unsafe bays around Vancouver Island, on two-wheeled sightseeing tours you will be amazed at the Orca, Monkey and Gray Whale. A float plane will then take you to a remote rain forest lodge.
The day will be spent watching the bears fish for salmon in the river and the evening will be spent in the house floating among the trees.
Go to: The eight-night self-drive interval is 5,579pp, including flights to Vancouver in October. Includes car rental, accommodation and tours. See bon-voyage.co.uk Or call 0800 316 0194.
Soak in hot Banff springs.
Alberta’s glaciers are a natural winter land, home to hot springs and some of the world’s best ski slopes.
During this trip, you will relax in the lakeside chatox and mountain lodges after a busy day full of snow-themed activities.
Johnston Cayenne’s toothy bedrock will be filled with snow, leisurely rides behind frozen Lake Louis, and long dry spells in the hot springs at Banff National Park.
Surely you will get a day to ski.
Go to: The ten-night fly drive holiday to Alberta is 6 1,699pp, which includes flights, accommodation and excursions from Gatwick in February 2022. See purelycanada.co.uk Or call 0844 80 444 80.
Travel on a rocky mountain railway.
The train passes through rocks and maple trees that should be at the top of any Canadian to-do list.
Check out these cheap flights to Vancouver and you can take a two-day trip to Jasper, Banff or Lake Louise.
Glass cars allow passengers to soak in the breathtaking views as they pass through the mountains.
Go to: 5H nights at the 3H Century Plaza Hotel and Spa Vancouver from 509pp, including flights from Heathrow on selected dates in January. Book by September 21. britishairways.com/vancouver.
The two nights on the Rocky Mountain Train are 1,043pp. See rockymountaineer.com.
Surprise at Niagara Falls
After landing in the cultural center of Toronto, the capital of Ontario, you can visit Pamela Bacon Sarni – a local favorite before heading to Niagara Falls.
A coach will take you to Ottawa, where guests can take a peaceful river trip before heading to the French-speaking city of Quebec and ending in Montreal.
Grab a pint before you go home – there are microbreweries and tapper rooms on every corner of Montreal, offering grape IPA and Hope Brewery.
Go to: The eight-day Essence 30 for Eastern Canada and Montreal trips is from 1,305pp, including flights from Gatwick in the spring of 2022. Accommodation, coach travel, breakfast and excursions are included. See costsavertour.com.