Visit Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful countries with our great deals on Canada holidays and look forward to admiring awe-inspiring natural landscapes including mountains, forests, coastlines, and turquoise lakes. You could plan your stay in Canada during one of the country’s incredible festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival – the largest jazz festival in the world, held in the summer, or the Winter Carnival in Quebec, offering an abundance of seasonal activities and attractions.
If culture and sightseeing is something that interests you on a getaway, then consider visiting Toronto. This is the largest and most multi-cultural city in Canada, home to more than 200 ethnic origins throughout its charming neighbourhoods. In Toronto you can browse top-class museums and galleries, catch a show at one of many theatres, browse bustling street markets, and marvel at iconic sightseeing landmarks including the CN Tower and Casa Loma.
Another superb cultural centre of Canada is Vancouver in British Columbia, a gorgeous city surrounded by mountains, valleys, and coastlines. Vancouver is renowned for its impressive food scene; there’s a great choice of dining options here including seafood joints, waterfront restaurants, stylish brunch spots, and food trucks serving cuisine from all over the world. There are also some really impressive museums, architectural wonders, and nightlife venues to explore in Vancouver.
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Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, situated in eastern Canada with a prominent French-Canadian culture to immerse yourself into. In Montreal you can explore trendy neighbourhoods, sample delicious local cuisine, stroll through lush inner city parks, and admire historic architecture, to name a few. We offer cheap Montreal holiday packages, taking you to the heart of this cosmopolitan Canadian city.
A trip to marvellous Montreal is incomplete without taking a stroll through the Jean-Talon market in Little Italy – this open-air market has a great choice of vendors selling fresh fruit and vegetables, plus local bakeries, maple syrup sellers, and quirky cafes. It’s a foodie’s paradise! The old street of Rue Saint-Paul is also worth exploring, famed for its cobblestone streets lined with impressive historic buildings.
Montreal is undoubtedly a leading cultural centre of Canada with museums and galleries galore. The Pointe-à-Callière Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum of archaeology allows a fascinating insight into the city’s rich past, displaying ancient relics and interactive exhibits. Then there’s the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, one of the largest museums in the city displaying over 43,000 artworks.
Toronto, Canada’s largest city and the capital of Ontario is definitely one for the bucket list, especially if you enjoy exploration. The city boasts an abundance of charming neighbourhoods, mega malls, markets, museums, some of the finest restaurants in Canada serving global cuisine, and dynamic entertainment hubs, not to mention an impressive skyline of towering buildings. Brightsun has special offers on holidays to Toronto from the UK, so get in touch if you fancy a fun-filled city break.
There are some really impressive sightseeing landmarks in Toronto that you should definitely make time for and explore on a visit here. The CN Tower is hard to miss – standing at over 530m with a series of observation points offering panoramic vistas of the city and Lake Ontario. Another must-visit Toronto landmark is Casa Loma, a grand castle-like Gothic structure overlooking the city with museum space showcasing its towers, rooms, stairways, secret passages, and gardens.
Toronto is a superb cultural hub with lots of theatres, music venues, galleries, and museums, not to mention fun-filled annual festivals and events. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in culture here is by browsing the St. Lawrence Market, the city’s most beloved marketplace that has been the site of important historic events. You could also explore the largest museum in Canada – the Royal Ontario Museum which displays more than 13 million artworks and natural history specimens.
Vancouver is one of the most stunning cities in America, located on Canada’s west coast in British Columbia with plenty of mountains, coastlines, and rainforests to admire. There’s something special on offer for all types of travel maker here, from world-class leisure attractions and outdoor adventures to museums, sightseeing landmarks, and dynamic night spots. Contact Brightsun Travel about our cheap Vancouver holidays and start planning an epic Canadian adventure today.
Vancouver is an ethnically diverse city with lots of charming local neighbourhoods, each offering a unique culture. The city’s cultural influences is reflected in the cuisine; there’s mouth-watering food from all over the globe to sample here at brunch spots, cafes, gourmet restaurants, and seafood joints. Another awesome way that Vancouver celebrates its melting pot of cultures is by hosting colourful festivals throughout the year, including the Honda Celebration of Light, celebrated in the summer.
Vancouver has a prime base location for exploration with lots of incredible attractions worth venturing to for the day. Whistler in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia is situated less than a two hour drive from Vancouver that can be reached via the famous Sea to Sky Highway - this is a destination in itself, filled with lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and fjords. Located a short ferry journey from Vancouver is Bowen Island, renowned for its serene beaches and bays.
Currency: You’ll be spending Canadian Dollars.
Language: English, but in Montreal, French is the official language.
Local Time: Four hours behind GMT in Montreal and Toronto. Seven hours behind GMT in Vancouver.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately seven hours, twenty minutes to Montreal, seven hours fifty-five minutes to Toronto, nine hours twenty-five minutes to Vancouver.
Tourist Information: Visit the official Canadian tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions:To travel to Canada, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Canada.
A: It's recommended as health care is very expensive.
A: From 1st October 2022, all restrictions were lifted.
A: May, June, and September when there's warm weather, fewer tourists.
A: It's relatively expensive, but it's a high-quality destination.
Admire the architectural splendour of Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica, where regular light displays add an incredible atmosphere to the beautiful interior. Mount Royal offers great activities throughout the year. In summer, walk through the woodlands to the top of the mountain, while in winter there are opportunities for tobogganing and skiing. There are also river cruises, the historic Bonsecours Market to visit, and sheltered ecosystems to enjoy in the Biodome.
Toronto's most famous attraction is Niagara Falls. Reach it in 1.25 hours by car or thirty minutes by hovercraft. The CN Tower is a communications spire that offers panoramic views of the city. Meet underwater creatures in Ripley's Aquarium and interactive exhibits at the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame where the Stanley Cup is displayed. Special events, art galleries, shops and restaurants are in the historic Distillery District.
A top attraction in Vancouver is Stanley Park, home to formal gardens, hiking trails, adventure playgrounds, and incredible views at Prospect Point. Queen Elizabeth Park features a biodome where exotic birds fly free amongst tropical plants. You can also relax on Ambleside Beach, visit the harbour at the Waterfront, or tour the city's art galleries. Robson Street is popular for shopping, while Granville street is known for its many restaurants and clubs.
May to September is warm with July being the hottest month at an average of 21.6°C (71°F). Snowfall from December to March is around 47.83 inches (121.5 cm). January is the coldest with temperatures of -7°C (19.4°F). Vancouver's climate is relatively mild.
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