The world’s second largest country, with exceptionally good city breaks, a vibrant urban scene, plus breathtaking natural landscapes, the question is when to go to Canada? Take advantage of Brightsun Travel’s discount airfares to Canada this holiday and experience for yourself our pick of Canada’s highlights.
The Canadian Rockies
Fly into Canada’s Cowtown, Calgary, and you could access the incredible Canadian Rockies. In less than an hour from Calgary you could find yourself in Canada’s oldest National Park, Banff National Park, right at the centre of the Rockies, and enjoying Canada’s show stopping natural beauty.
The Northern Lights
The Northern Lights of Canada draw visitors from around the world. The Northern Lights can be viewed from a variety of locations including Canada’s northern prairies and northern British Columbia. Fly into Vancouver and you could see the Northern Lights from its surrounding parks, islands and mountains.
Waterfalls & Prairies
Niagara Falls is one of Canada’s iconic sites, three waterfalls straddling the Canadian and US borders, reachable by a day trip from Toronto. On Canada’s prairies you can roam grasslands that go on as far as the eye can see, and spot herds of wild bison and deer, and flocks of snow geese.
Head to Vancouver and you could surf Cox Bay Beach, one of Canada’s best, on the idyllic Vancouver Island, which contains the Pacific Rim National Park, a true Canadian wilderness. Or visit ‘Canada’s Galapagos’, the Haida Gwaii archipelago, offering over 400 islands to explore, or the largest freshwater island in the world, the remote Manitoulin Island.
Nearly half of Canada is covered in forests. The Canadian Boreal forest is the largest forested area in Canada and also is considered to be the largest intact forest on earth. Canada’s forest cover represents 30% of the world’s Boreal forest, and is second in the world for total tree numbers and forested areas.
Starting in the east, the river city of Montreal in the state of Quebec is the cutting edge of Canada’s urban scene, with old French architecture sitting happily alongside contemporary bars, housed in revitalised industrial buildings.
Toronto, one of the world’s most liveable cities, is a place where you will find a diverse mix of neighbourhoods, from trendy industrial districts housing contemporary creative spaces, to traditional pockets with long standing markets where you can sample some of the best food in Canada.
On Canada’s west coast, is the dramatic city of Vancouver, with skyscrapers sitting neatly alongside wild evergreens and snow capped mountains. From Vancouver you can enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain and Lions Gate Bridge, take a stroll along the edge of the Pacific in Stanley Park, and learn about Canada’s First Nation people, the native tribes of Canada.
Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Canada, from low cost budget flights to its east coast, to long-haul flights to its west coast, on some of the world’s best airlines, including Air Canada, celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2017 with a new livery and enhanced on board experiences.
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