Canada Tour Blog by Caravan Tours

Our Caravan Canada travel blog offers great information on what to see and things to do when vacationing in Nova Scotia, PEI or New Brunswick on the east coast or exploring the Rocky Mountains of Western Canada. Read articles about Lake Louise, Jasper Park, and Glacier National Park.

Take An East Coast Canada Tour with Caravan Tours!

Caravan’s all-inclusive east coast Canada tours are also fully guided!

Our east coast Canada tour is extremely popular and a “must do” for even the most avid traveler. Why not add a Canadian Maritimes tour to your bucket list?

A Canada east coast road trip is like entering an enchanted world that transports you to a mixture of quaint old world charm and new world wonders. Driving through the maritime provinces, Caravan’s Canadian east coast bus tours offer tourists a mixture of aquatic adventures, urban experiences, cultural diversity, historic Canadian sites, scenic tours, and hours of fascinating activities.

Peggy’s Cove lighthouse on the rocky shore of Nova Scotia.

About Canada

Canada is a remarkably large country, the second largest country in the world behind Russia!

To travel by land from Vancouver (on Canada’s Pacific west coast) to Halifax (on Canada’s Atlantic east coast), one must cover approximately 2755 miles (or 4430 kilometers).

Canada is also home to almost 17,400 miles of incredibly beautiful coastline including the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north.

Most non-Canadians view Canada’s largest city, Toronto, as being in eastern Canada when in fact, Toronto Ontario is almost 800 miles inland from Atlantic Canada’s Halifax Nova Scotia. Read more

Tour western Canada all inclusive with Caravan Tours and explore the Canadian Rockies!

Canada’s Western Provinces

The western provinces of Canada include Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, and most are land locked. The exceptions include a small portion of northeastern Manitoba that borders the Hudson Bay (home to the Port of Churchill) and of course the Pacific Coast on the west side of British Columbia.

Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are all considered “Prairie Provinces” and at one time the vast majority of the “Prairies” consisted of flat grasslands. Today, the majority of the grasslands have been converted for farm use.

View of the Rocky Mountains from downtown Banff Alberta.

Western Canada Tour

Your Caravan tour starts in Calgary, Alberta. Alberta offers everything from endless prairie landscapes and freshwater lakes, to badlands, glaciers, national parks, World Heritage sites, and hiking through the magnificent Rocky Mountains.

With Caravan Tours, you’ll have some of the best opportunities to see this part of western Canada fully guided and all inclusive.

Western Canada tours are unique vacations into what is arguably some of the most picturesque destinations in all of North America. The Rocky Mountains of Western Canada, and more specifically Alberta, are home to some amazing sights and destinations including:

  • Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper National Park & the Columbia Icefields
  • Waterton Lakes National Park
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If you search for eastern Canada vacation packages some of the more popular destinations that come up might include Toronto, Montreal, and Niagara Falls.

If you search for western Canada vacation packages, popular destinations might include Victoria, Whistler, and Vancouver.

Canada has so much more to offer, however. Read more

Located in Montana USA, Glacier National Park is home to over 1 million acres of rugged Rocky Mountains, pristine evergreen forests, and amazing alpine meadows. There are fifty active glaciers in Glacier National Park, which means the landscape is always changing and always incredible.

Glacier National Park history dates back to 1910. Now, each year, nearly two million visitors come to to experience its full splendor and enjoy a wide range of activities to do here. Read more

Named the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem” Glacier National Park in Montana is a well-preserved national park. It features over 1 million acres of active glaciers, glacial lakes, alpine meadows, untouched forests, and exceptional wildlife. With over two million people visiting Glacier Park each year, there is so much to experience and learn.

Here are some basic facts and information about the history of Glacier National Park. Read more

For many, Lake Louise Canada is the iconic lake that represents the real “true north strong and free” landscape.

Named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria), Lake Louise is located inside Banff National Park, only about 115 miles (185km) west of Calgary, Alberta. It’s also just 36 miles (58km) west of the town of Banff.

This alpine lake is famous for its glacier fed, sparkling, blue green waters and the glacier-capped mountain peaks surrounding the relatively small lake. In summer months guests can rent canoes and paddle across Lake Louise, or dare to dip their toes into the icy waters that rarely go above 40°F (5°C). In the winter Lake Louise freezes over to offer up one of the most breathtaking frozen lakes in the entire world! Read more

Affectionately referred to as the “Gentle Giant of the Rockies,” Jasper National Park offers guests endless outdoor adventures, breathtaking scenery, and an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Jasper Park was originally established in 1907 as one of Canada’s first and largest national parks. To this day Jasper National Park offers a more laid-back mountain lifestyle when compared to nearby Banff National Park. Jasper is also a little less travelled.

Just 256 miles (412km) northwest from Calgary and 180 miles (290km) from Banff, Jasper National Park is home to over 4,200 square miles of evergreen forests. There are over 80 species of songbirds that offer up background music to your visit. Jasper is also home to Alberta’s tallest mountain, Mount Columbia, and has Canada’s longest underground drainage system! Read more