Canada is big. As the bird flies, from Victoria, BC (Canada’s most westerly city) to St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada’s most easterly city) the distance is approximately 4,545 miles (7314 km).
If you search for eastern Canada vacation packages some of the more popular destinations include Toronto, Montreal and Niagara Falls. A search for western Canada vacation packages will list places like Victoria, Whistler and Vancouver as the most popular destinations.
Canada has so much more to offer however.
Here are a few overlooked Canadian vacation packages that are well worth your consideration.
Alberta Vacation Packages
Most Americans, and indeed, quite a few Canadians, think of British Columbia Canada when they think of the Canadian Rockies. In truth, Canada’s Rocky Mountains are shared by both BC and Alberta. In fact, destination in the Canadian Rockies like Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, the Columbia Icefields and Lake Louise, a glacier fed alpine lake and ski resort, are all part of Alberta.
Western Canada Vacation Packages by Caravan Tours offers tourists a scenic nine day exploration of some of Alberta’s most beautiful and most popular destinations. This all inclusive Canadian vacation package begins in Calgary, Alberta. The tour is fully escorted and includes stops at Many Glacier in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, plus Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies as well as Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Maligne Lake and Jasper National Park.
Guests of Caravan Tours also get to enjoy a Banff Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain and a ride across the Athabasca Glacier aboard the Ice Explorer. The Athabasca Glacier is part of Alberta’s Columbia Icefields, the largest in all of the Canadian Rockies. Along the way there are many opportunities to observe Canadian wildlife including, Moose, Caribou, black bears, Grizzlies and mountain goats.
Maritime Vacation Packages
Eastern Canada Vacation Packages by Caravan Tours offers tourists the opportunity to explore Canada’s Maritime Provinces, which are made up of three of Canada’s most easterly provinces, namely New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
New Brunswick – New Brunswick, one of Canada’s first four original provinces (1867), is located in the Appalachian Mountains just east of the state of Maine, USA. The most notable tourist attraction in New Brunswick is the Bay of Fundy and the Fundy Tides (the world’s highest tides) which can rise an incredible 52 feet (16 meters) daily.
Prince Edward Island – To the east of New Brunswick is Prince Edward Island (aka “PEI” or “Garden of the Gulf”). PEI is Canada’s smallest province and situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The capital of PEI is Charlottetown, which is also known as the “birthplace of Confederation” even though PEI didn’t officially join Canada until 1873, six years after confederation. Prince Edward Island’s most notable attraction is the Green Gables farmhouse located in Cavendish. Anne of Green Gables is Canada’s biggest selling novel. Another notable attraction of PEI is the 8 mile long Confederation Bridge, Canada’s longest bridge that connects PEI to New Brunswick.
Nova Scotia – Although Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest province it was also one of Canada’s first original four provinces (along with New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec). In all, the province of Nova Scotia has over 2500 miles (4051 km) of coastline, which includes scenic Cape Breton Island. The most notable attractions in Nova Scotia include the capital city of Halifax, Cabot Trail (the scenic highway through the Cape Breton Highlands) plus the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and the Fortress of Louisbourg. Many Nova Scotia vacation packages also include local whale watching tours.
All Inclusive Tours by Caravan
Since 1952, family run Caravan Tours has been offering fully escorted tours throughout North and Central America. Caravan now offers fully escorted All Inclusive Tours including western Canada vacation packages and eastern Canada vacation Packages.