Discover The Wonders Of Canada

If you have had your fill of European destinations and want to try something new, Canada has more than most to offer the adventurous traveler. It’s vast open spaces and glorious scenery combine for a truly impressive traveling adventure.

You now require an eTA to visit Canada for tourism, transit or business trips that are going to last less than six months. You can find out lots more information and details of how to apply on the Canadian eta website so check this out several months before you leave. Make sure that you have adequate travel and health insurance in place and that your passport is up to date. If you are participating in sports such as skiing you may need additional insurance.

Vancouver is a chic coastal city and an ideal base for your trip but it’s the outdoors that makes this area truly spectacular. Here are some sights that you cannot miss. Whatever your tastes in outdoor adventures, Vancouver, and the surrounding area has something to offer you that you will not be able to resist!

Stanley Park for garden lovers

There are more than 1,000 acres of space at Stanley Park making it one of the largest urban parks in North America. There is something for everyone there. You can take a relaxing stroll around the flowering gardens and wooded areas spotting the natural flora and fauna. For the more adventurous, you can hire a bike or some roller blades and check out the Seawall 5.5-mile path.

Grouse Mountain for winter sports lovers

True adventure is a short 15-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. On Grouse Mountain you can ski, snowboard, snowshoe or ice skate. If that is a bit much for you there are gentle sleigh rides as well. If your trip is in the summer, you don’t have to lose out. Swap winter sports for zip lines and trekking. The 1-mile long aerial tramway to the gorgeous Observatory restaurant is not to be missed.

Whistler Blackcomb for the gondolas

Travel a little further from Vancouver (around two hours) and you reach Whistler Blackcomb – a vast 8,000 acres of pure fun. There are two mountains and oceans of space where you can ride the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola. This is a perfect destination for a winter or a summer break so take your pick. Winter sports include skiing and snowboarding but in the summer, you can go mountain-biking along challenging trails and try out outdoor adventures like zip trekking. The area is well serviced by more than 130 restaurants so refueling after your exercise is not a problem! If the weather does turn a little bad you can always head indoors to one of the 200 shops!

Sea safari for water lovers

A coastal city has got to have coastal adventures and Vancouver does not fail in this. You can spot seals, whales, and blue herons in the waters near the city. You can choose from a sedate kayak trip or a thrilling sea safari from Howe Sound.

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Winter Escapes: Skiing Holidays 2016

Summer is in full swing and although there are still a few last minute holidays to be had, people are looking towards their plans for winter, flicking through travel brochures and browsing the net for ski holidays 2016.

With fresh snow still falling during early 2016, now is a perfect time to book your getaway. With so many other winter breaks available, including guided cycling holidays, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor pursuits.

With the help of an experienced specialist, you can create a bespoke package that is perfect for your dream endeavor. No matter what your budget, or what your ideal itinerary, there is sure to be a winter activity break for you. Take a rest from everyday life and head for the mountains for a breathtaking experience where you can feel on top of the world.

Skiing Holidays

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No matter what your age, you’re never too old to don a pair of skis and have a go. If you’re an absolute novice, there are plenty of tuition classes available so that you can develop your snow plough or spruce up your parallel turns. Cover your companions with powder as you perfect your hockey stop after gliding down the slopes.

Winter ski holidays are perfect for families too; with specialist classes for even the youngest adventurers. Encourage their confidence and independence by introducing them to a pair of skis and give them the gear required to learn an adrenaline-filled hobby that can be part of their lives forever.

Plan some time away from the slopes. A ski holiday is not necessarily all about skis and gondolas. Book a husky ride cross country through the wilderness; try your hand at manning a snow mobile or try a pair of snow shoes for size. Clamber onto a mountain bike for some cross terrain action.

No matter what you choose, a winter activity holiday is a perfect break from the rat race. Be sure to book online for an excellent value escape.

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