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Tailor-made Canada family holidays

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Canada landscape

Explore epic Canada on a tailored family tour

  • Immersive nature experiences

  • Hand-picked & family-friendly hotels

  • 24/7 in-destination support

A vast land of mountains, lakes, amazing wildlife and welcoming people, Canada is a fantastic destination for families with children of all ages. Enjoy a self-drive adventure like no other, with excellent family-friendly accommodation and truly incredible activities to get your kids totally in touch with nature. Our travel specialists have travelled all over Canada, and they’re here to share their knowledge and create a family holiday you won’t soon forget.

Go in search of bears and spot whales around Vancouver Island, kayak the fjords of the Sunshine Coast, zipline through forests in Whistler, or learn to live off-grid while camping in Kananaskis Country. We’ve curated a range of family experiences that show you the very best of Canada.

Canada child on Jasper canyon

Pick your itinerary or build your own

All of our Canada self-drive family holidays are tailor-made and fully flexible, but to give you some inspiration we’ve created a range of original itineraries, alongside our unique bite-sized trips which allow you to build your own ideal itinerary.

To get started, pick your favourites and send them our way, or simply get in touch for a little expert help.

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A peek at our Canada experiences

Here’s a few of our favourite itineraries and bite-sized trips to get you started.

Cycling Vancouver
Bite-sized trip

Bikes & Bays of Vancouver

  • Vancouver
  • 4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 548.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Canada family preparing for Pacific Rim trail

West Canada with the Family

  • Vancouver - Whistler - Thompson River - Sun Peaks - Wells Gray/Clearwater - Jasper - Banff/Canmore - Calgary
  • 17 days / 16 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 2,435.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Canada Tofino black bear

Bikes, Boats & Bears

  • Vancouver-Victoria-Tofino-Quadra Island-Sunshine Coast-Whistler-Vancouver
  • 17 days / 16 nights
  • From £ 2,778.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Canada tent accommodation view
Bite-sized trip

Tipi on Thompson River

  • Thompson River
  • 2 days / 1 night (flexible)
  • From £ 84.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Canada skipper whale watching
Bite-sized trip

Whales of the Pacific

  • Victoria
  • 3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 344.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Best of British Columbia

  • Vancouver - Whistler - Lund/Sunshine Coast - Ucluelet/Tofino - Victoria - Vancouver
  • 14 days / 13 nights
  • From £ 2,255.- per adult (excluding flights)
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Speak to our Canada family specialist, Emma

“Taking my family to Canada is always a top choice for us. From the mountains to the coasts, there’s so much to explore. Whether we’re ziplining in Whistler or whale watching around Vancouver Island, there’s always something exciting to do. Canada’s friendly people and amazing sights make it perfect for making memories together.”

Family travel specialist Emma
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Why book your family holiday with Rickshaw Travel

✔ Original family adventures

Whichever destination you choose, our local connections mean that your holiday is anything but ordinary, Enjoy small-scale family friendly accommodation, hand-picked wildlife and community experiences, and the flexibility to tailor-make things specifically for your family’s likes and needs.


✔ Expert advice

From your first call to your flight home, your personal travel specialist will be there to share their first-hand experience and ensure you’re fully prepared for your adventure. Whatever your questions or requests, we’re here to help.


✔ Worry-free travel

Seamless transport and logistics, 24/7 local support throughout your journey, full ABTOT financial protection, and sustainability certified by Travelife. Book your holiday with peace of mind.

Canada national park

Rickshaw brings you closer

Canada is full of jaw-dropping scenery, brimming with diverse wildlife. We love the highlights of Canada but we also want to show you and your family less-explored areas and experiences along the way.

Our Canada specialists are passionate about planning a memorable and meaningful family trip to Canada for you. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, they can guide you along the way. If you are looking for helpful tips to get started check out our inspiration page.


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Canada zipwire excursion

Travel with impact

We want to make sure you really get under Canada’s skin when you travel with us. You’ll stay in small-scale hotels, guesthouses, and lodges where possible, boasting responsible credentials so that the money you spend flows directly back to the local people and benefits the country. We aim to maintain fair prices so that our guides and hotel owners can earn a fair wage. Our goal? That you have an unforgettable experience in Canada. It is our job to make sure it is as sustainable, meaningful, and responsible as possible.

Practical information about Canada

So you’re all set to go to Canada! But what about the practical things to consider? To make this less painful, we have put together some advice that will help you before and during your trip. Then you can focus on the exciting bit. Get the low down on all you need to know from visas, passport info and money matters to what the weather will be like.

Canada mountains and houses