10 August, 2019
Ranging from the Coast Mountains to the Rockies to the snow-caked wastelands of Newfoundland, down from the Arctic Circle to the colossal lakes that sprawl over the USA border, Canada is a country that's filled to bursting with adventure opportunities. Trips here can be about hiking through grizzly-stalked fir forests, skiing down the pistes of Whistler, or kayaking from island to island along the St Lawrence River. Then come the cities. Old Quebec has stone-clad streets and bouillabaisse eateries; Toronto is a lively mishmash of bars and art galleries; Vancouver is where nature meets historic neighborhoods. It's common that the best deals on cheap flights to Canada from New Zealand are with airlines flying to the Pacific coast. However, you can also find bargains to other cities, like Montreal and Calgary.
Ready the skis – Whistler awaits. This cleft in the BC mountains has risen to become one of the world's most iconic winter resorts, touting a whopping 200 marked pistes!
You could be forgiven for thinking you'd been dropping into Paris in Old Montreal. The area's all 17th-century constructions, Neo-Gothic churches, and French food taverns.
There's hardly a more stunning sight in Canada than the mirror-like waters of Moraine Lake with the craggy Rockies behind. That, and more, awaits in Banff National Park.