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.
Canada is the world’s second-biggest country covering some 9.9 million square kilometers (6.15 million square miles). 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 7314 km (4,545 miles).
Bordered by 3 oceans, Canada also has more than 240,000 kilometers (nearly 150,000 miles) of coastline.
Caravan Tours offers a few overlooked vacation packages in Canada that are well worth your consideration including:
Canadian Rockies Vacation Package
Most North Americans just think of British Columbia Canada when they think of the Canadian Rockies.
In truth, Canada’s Rocky Mountains are shared by two western provinces including British Columbia and Alberta. In fact, Caravan’s western Canada tour, which begins in Calgary Alberta, includes these amazing destinations, all of which are found in Alberta, including:
- WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK (part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park)
- BANFF NATIONAL PARK
- LAKE LOUISE (a glacier-fed alpine lake and ski resort)
- JASPER NATIONAL PARK (includes a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain)
- THE COLUMBIA ICEFIELD (includes a ride across Athabasca Glacier, the largest glacier in the Canadian Rockies)
Banff National Park and Jasper National Park are also popular locations for enjoying natural hot springs and gondola rides to the top of nearby mountain peaks. You can expect to see plenty of Canadian wildlife as well, including, moose, caribou, black bears, grizzlies, and mountain goats.
Other destinations on Caravan’s western Canada vacation include Maligne Lake and Moraine Lake, plus a Bow River float trip.
See what others have said about the Canadian Rockies tour on the Western Canada Tours Reviews page.
Nova Scotia Vacation Package
Caravan’s east coast Canada vacation package takes you on a tour to three of Canada’s maritime provinces including:
- NOVA SCOTIA (including Cape Breton Island and Cabot Trail)
- PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (PEI trip includes Anne of Green Gables House in Cavendish)
- NEW BRUNSWICK (see the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy)
The tour also includes a trip across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge that spans across the Atlantic Ocean between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Other eastern Canada cities worth exploring on the tour include Halifax in Nova Scotia, Charlottetown in PEI, and St John in New Brunswick.
See what others have said about the Nova Scotia tour on the East Coast Canada Tour Reviews page.
About the Maritime Provinces
New Brunswick, one of Canada’s first four original provinces (1867), is in the Appalachian Mountains just east of the state of Maine, USA. The most notable tourist attraction in New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy and the Fundy Tides (the world’s highest tides), which can raise an incredible 52 feet (16 meters) daily.
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.
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.
Canada Vacations Packages by Caravan
Since 1952, family run Caravan Tours has been offering fully escorted tours throughout North and Central America. We welcome you to join us in 2022 to help us celebrate out 70th Anniversary!
Caravan Tours offers two fully escorted, all-inclusive Canada vacation packages that are also affordably priced.
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Call Caravan Tours at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) to book one of our incredible Canada vacation packages.