Canada Self-Drive & Fly-Drive Holidays

Want to see Canada, at your own pace? Then look no further! A Canada self-drive, or fly-drive, holiday is a real adventure waiting to happen. You’ll have the flexibility to stop off and take some photos of breathtaking scenery, spot wildlife (but for you own safety stay in the car!), or stop at local towns while you make your own way through Canada. We’ll sort out everything for your epic self-drive road trip, from the hotels en route, your car hire, some activities and excursions along the way and while you’re in Canada you will have 24/7 support from our local partner.  Allowing you to relax, embrace the journey and take your time seeing the incredible sights and enjoy spontaneous stops to picnic by any one of Canada’s sparkling emerald lakes before arriving at your next hand-picked hotel.

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Self-Drive & Fly-Drive Holidays in West Canada

What could be better than driving through valleys beneath snow-topped rocky mountains, past crystal clear lakes, and seeing incredible wildlife while you’re at it? A self-drive holiday in west Canada gives you the chance to drive across Vancouver Island at your own pace and stop at some of the quaint towns along the shoreline – Cowichan Bay near Victoria is a must if you like colourful floating boathouses. Venture around the lush mountains of Whistler before heading to the desert areas around Kamloops, Thompson River and Clinton – you’ll feel like you’re in the wild west. Explore the Rocky Mountains from Banff and Lake Louise, through Icefields Parkway and its famous glacier (considered to be one of the best drives on earth) and on up to Jasper.  Find your own perfect spots to stop for lunch in the national parks among the towering trees and emerald lakes.

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Self-Drive & Fly-Drive Holidays in East Canada

Explore Ontario on the east side of Canada before heading west. Fly into Toronto and spend a few days  soaking up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city with its trendy bars and eateries on every corner. Toronto is renowned for its theatre scene, great shopping and pretty harbour tours out to Lake Ontario.  You can then pick up your hire car and drive to Niagara Falls, it’s just over an hour away and follows the banks of Lake Ontario. Enjoy picturesque stops around the lake en route or head into one either Burlington or Hamilton City to discover a little more about life in Ontario.  In Niagara Falls you can take in the splendour of the Falls in many different ways from ziplining across it, a boat trip around it to flying overhead!

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Our Top & Itineraries for self drive holidays in Canada

A Taste of West Canada

Duration16 days / 15 nights

LocationVancouver - Victoria - Tofino - Whistler - Wells Gray - Jasper - Banff

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From Mountain Peaks to Rugged Coasts

Duration18 days / 17 nights

LocationBanff - Jasper - Wells Gray/Clearwater - Thompson River - Okanagan Valley - Telegraph Cove - Tofino - Vancouver

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lake and trees in ucluelet canadaVancouver Island
A haven for nature-lovers and adventure-seekers, Vancouver Island offers rugged landscapes and fresh ocean air along with a whole lot of wildlife.
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Group of adults standing in front of Canadian lake and mountainsThe Rocky Mountains
Have a read of our guide to the top places to visit in the Rockies and start planning your Canada holiday!
Rocky Mountains guide
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Looking for the best places to go hiking & walking during your holiday in Canada? We've put together our favourite spots together for you!
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Canada is a wildlife lovers dream, from grizzly bears to killer whales to bald eagles, Canada is the place to see these majestic beasts and so much more!
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