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Canada

Canada travel guide, including map of Canada, top Canadian travel experiences, tips for travel in Canada, plus where to see whales and wildlife in Canada

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Top 10 outdoor adventures in Canada

Get set for a wild adventure in the great outdoors in Canada

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The Wanderlust Guide to the Best of Canada

Canada has the awe-inspiring landscapes and amazing wildlife to blow you away. Get there now.

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The realm of the orca, Canada

Geoffrey Roy goes whalewatching in the realm of the orca, better-known as the Johnstone Strait, Canada

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Canada's greatest rail journeys

2017 sees Canada celebrate 150 years of confederation, but it was the railways that truly opened it up. Here are 6 incredible rail journeys to really appreciate this vast, wild and beautiful country

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Road tripping in Atlantic Canada

It's a wonder that Atlantic Canada, with its glorious coastline and open roads, isn't over-run with campervans and hire cars... Take your pick from these fab undervisited routes

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Your video guide to quirky Canada

They say it's the quiet ones you've got to watch out for. Underneath that respectable façade there's a wild side of Canada that's just itching to be discovered...

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Two incredible weeks in Iceland and Canada

Travelling from the UK? Combine alien Iceland and serene Canada with an extended mid-Atlantic stopover in Reykjavik en route to Alberta

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Bunking down with the bears in Nunavut, Canada

Northern Canada's wilderness is one of the best places to see bears frolicking in their own pristine, snow-drizzled habitat

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An Inuit adventure cruise in Arctic Canada

Polar bears, indigenous art – and Facebook? Uncover surprising contrasts on an Inuit adventure cruise in Arctic Canada...

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Desperately seeking... killer whales in Canada

The Johnstone Strait, off the coast of Canada's Vancouver Island, is one of the best places in the world for spotting orcas – all it takes is a kayak and a little patience…

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The Ultimate Guide to Canada’s epic new ‘The Great Trail’ network

With Canada celebrating the cross-country connection of their 14,812-mile The Great Trail (formerly Trans Canada Trail) network this weekend (Aug 26), Jérémie Gabourg has all you need to know, from key sections to practical tips...

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Spirited away: Spirit Bears in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

Mark Carwardine embarks on a mission to spot the near-white spirit bears in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest in Victoria, British Columbia

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Discover Canada

Take to British Columbia's wild mountain trails, join the stampede in Calgary, explore the city highlights of Toronto and more. A world of adventure awaits in Canada, no matter what season you visit in...

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Ultimate guide to Canada's National Parks - 21 of the country's wildest places

From trawling the Arctic’s ice floes to hiking in dramatic scenery, Canada’s National Parks are truly wild. With free entry in 2017 to celebrate the country's 150th 'birthday', here are the best ones to sample

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Whale watching in Canada

From the Pacific to the Atlantic, Canada is one of the best countries in the world for whale watching. Lyn Hughes looks at some of the top locations

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Polar bears in Churchill, Canada

Search for your very own polar bear story in Canada's Polar Bear Capital

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Canada: A land of year-round adventures

From bear-spotting in spring to winter carnivals on ice, Canada has something for you to love, whatever the season...

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Best places to visit in Yukon, Canada

From bear watching in wildlife preserves and canoeing along the Yukon River, to riding historic railroads, there’s every reason to escape to the wilderness of northwest Canada

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On the tail: Whale watching on the Bay of Fundy, Canada

Canada’s Bay of Fundy is the best place in the world to glimpse the endangered North Atlantic right whale. We set sail, hot on its trail…

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7 reasons you need to visit Atlantic Canada right now

Canada's Atlantic coast – just a five-and-a-half-hour flight from the UK – is a place of puffins, whales and coastal road trips. Discover the best things to do in this colourful corner of Canada...

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8 awesome trips into the heart of Canada’s great outdoors

You voted Canada your top-rated destination in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards. Celebrate with one of these mighty adventures into Canada's epic open spaces, from the Rockies to the Arctic

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6 things to do in New Brunswick, Canada

Beautiful New Brunswick in East Canada offers many delightful surprises including historical houses, quaint towns, stunning scenery, and, if you're lucky, a chance to spot whales...

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The most picturesque landscapes of Canada's British Columbia

Canada's British Columbia is a place of jagged snow-capped mountains, sparkling lakes and wild, rolling forest. Check out our round up of some of British Columbia's prettiest spots...

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Coast to coast: 8 unforgettable journeys through Canada

Home to Arctic wonders and coastal adventures, it's no wonder Canada was voted 'Top Country' in this year's Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards. Plan your adventure with our trip planner guide...

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Land of the gods: Trekking on Baffin Island, Canada

Discover an island where the formidable Mount Thor looms large – the pinnacle of one of Canada's greatest, yet gruelling, hiking routes. Lisa Young faces up to the challenge...

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5 reasons to visit Canada out of season

With the hordes of summer gone, Canada reveals its quirkier side. For the canny visitor, it’s a unique opportunity to gain a rare insight into Canadian culture and enjoy this vast country to yourself

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Short break: Halifax, Canada

With live music in every bar, fresh lobster on the menu and whales just offshore, the capital of Nova Scotia is a breath of fresh air for summer city-breakers. And it’s only a six-hour flight away

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How to explore classic Canada

Moose, bears, whales, mountains, maples: for a slice of quintessential Canadian wilderness not too far from civilization, head for Québec, says Sarah Baxter

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Meet Canada's Ice Bears

In North Yukon’s Big Empty, the frost-cloaked grizzly is undisputed king of the tundra. And in early winter, a few intrepid travellers are allowed to get tantalisingly close, as Brian Jackman discovers...

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Searching for whales in Newfoundland, Canada

With its drifting icebergs, puffin colonies and picture-perfect fishing communities, this Canadian province has starred in many a movie. But would its A-list whales turn up?

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Hunting for icebergs in Canada

It may have been a trip to the see nature's floating giants in Newfoundland, but the charms of the Canadian coast proved irresistible in a very different way

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Wander Woman: A Screech-in good time in Canada’s Newfoundland

From smooching with a cod to drinking copious amounts of rum, Wanderlust’s editor-at-large Phoebe Smith checks out some of Canada’s strangest drinking rituals…

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Canada's top 5 Christmas markets

Steeped in French Canadian tradition and German folklore, these five markets are guaranteed to fill you with Christmas cheer

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First 24 hours: Toronto, Canada

Urban jungle or thriving multicultural hub? Torontonian Scott Bennett helps you get the most out of this diverse and exciting city…

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Top 5 activities in Ontario, Canada

There are copious ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Ontario, here are our top five suggestions

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Discovering wild, wonderful Nunavik, Canada

Inuit culture, curious craters and wild caribou, musk-ox and polar bears: welcome to Nunavik – Québec’s secret Arctic wonderland

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9 things you must do in Canada

From unforgettable wildlife encounters and epic road trips to pancakes you'll never forget, these are the things you need to do to get the most of this friendly, awe-inspiring country

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First 24 hours in St. John's, Canada

Newfoundland's capital is a colourful, cultural, historical hub, buzzing with live music and fine food - and it's only a short hop from the UK

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Tracking polar bears and pioneers in Churchill, Canada

Famous for polar bears, Churchill, Manitoba has an incredibly rich history, too. 400 years after they first sailed into Hudson Bay, track the pioneers’ legacy - and the bears’ prospects...

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Self-drive along the St Lawrence River, Canada

The road from Quebec to the coast offers French-Canadian history, fog-draped forests and a glimpse of beluga whales

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Top 10 aquatic adventures in Ontario

With 4,000 rivers and lakes to splash about in, Canada's gateway province is watersports heaven

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Ontario's top 5 hikes

Strap on your boots for five of Canada’s finest walks – all in Ontario

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3 warming winter recipes from around the world

Keep the winter blues at bay with these comforting recipes from Canada, Austria and Switzerland

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5 of the best adventures in Ontario, Canada

Canoe on wilderness lakes, make a splash in Niagara, or spot wildlife in Algonquin Provincial Park – immerse yourself in Ontario's great outdoors with these incredible activities...

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5 top hikes in Ontario, Canada

With 330 parks covering more than 9 million hectares, Ontario has some of the best walking in the world. Here’s our pick of the best hikes in the province

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Win a Wanderlust writing trip to Canada

Got the write stuff? Then enter our once-in-a-lifetime writing competition to win your own Canadian adventure

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5 similarly named places that can be easily confused

With news that a traveller mistakenly booked a flight to Sydney, Canada instead of Australia, here’s our top 5 interchangeable locations

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5 of the best Canadian National Parks

Breath-taking landscapes, exciting wildlife and adventurous sports. Welcome to Canada's best National Parks...

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The world's 9 scariest lookout points

To celebrate the opening of the Glacier Skywalk in Canada, we present a collection of other 'beauty spots' guaranteed to induce panic attacks

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Waiting for walruses

Bowhead whales in Canada, commercial whaling in Iceland and great white sharks off Mexico get Mark Carwardine all animated

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White whale wandering in Churchill

Lyn Hughes travelled to Hudson Bay in Canada for an encounter with some of nature's strangest creatures, the beluga whale

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6 ways to get your working visa

Katherine Price looks at the visas available to help you fund your travels around the US, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and India

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Vancouver, Canada: The ultimate Wanderlust travel guide

British Columbia’s finest isn’t short of admirers, but this multicultural metropolis is more than just a hipster magnet – it’s a whole wilderness in a city, says Sarah Baxter...

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9 of the best outdoor activities in Canada's British Columbia

From bear watching to cycling between the vineyards, here are nine of the best outdoor activities in wild but beautiful British Columbia...

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Top things to do in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada

British Columbia is blessed with natural good looks, oodles of space for adventure and a climate that makes it a joy to explore anytime

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Explore Canada in spring, summer, autumn or winter

Paddle the lakes in summer, marvel at amber trees in autumn and skate your way through winter – adventure is guaranteed in the Great White North no matter which day, month or season you choose to visit

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13 of the best stargazing sites in Europe, America & Canada

Gaze at Venus in the bright sunny afternoon or spy the Milky Way against an inky black sky, with our favourite stargazing spots around the globe...

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8 of the best trips for wildlife lovers

From camping in the Serengeti to humpback whale watching off Canada's coast, these trips are designed to get you closer to the world's most incredible animals

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10 free things to do in Toronto

As one of the biggest cities in Canada, Toronto's got a lot going on – but most things come at a price. Here's how to dodge the charges and do Toronto for free

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Touring British Columbia's Gulf Islands

Beyond Vancouver Island on Canada's west coast lies an archipelago dedicated to the good life – and tailor-made for ferry-hopping, bike-riding exploration

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The VIA Rail train adventure: Part 2

Last year, Catherine Hill won a trip to Canada to travel the country from west to east. In the second part of her prize trip, she finally gets to ride a train

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First 24 hours in Montréal

Bienvenue au Canada! Montréal is where North America and France – plus an eclectic mmigrant population – mingle most armoniously, creating a thriving, culturally diverse metropolis, says Sarah Baxter

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Blazing a trail: An epic road trip down the Alaska Highway

75 years on from its construction, Phoebe Smith embarks on an epic Alaska Highway adventure from Canada’s remote Yukon to Alaskan wilderness, with lakes, brown bears and mountains along the way...

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Kate Humble: “It can go absolutely tits up.”

As she gets ready to fly out to Hudson Bay in Canada to film Arctic Live, we talk to Kate Humble about polar bears, fairy tales, oil, climate change, thermal pants and bees

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9 extraordinary wildlife encounters for 2017

Unforgettable animal encounters in some of the planet’s most remarkable settings that will make 2017 a year you will never forget, including holidays in Tanzania, Canada, Sweden and Brazil...

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12 of the world’s most incredible river cruises, including Vietnam, Brazil and Russia...

River cruises can give you a fresh perspective on familiar places and help ford hard-to-reach destinations. Here are 12 trips that will definitely float your boat, from India to Canada…

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The VIA Rail train adventure

Last year, Catherine Hill won a trip to Canada to travel the country from west to east. But her blog from the road reveals, so far, she's travelled on everything but a train...

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Dispatches: The one-of-a-kind 'polar bear jail' in Churchill, Canada

Churchill’s ‘polar bear jail’ is like no other facility on the planet, but when your tiny Canadian town is inundated with hungry bears year-round, sometimes ‘a little stir’ may be what keeps them alive...

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West coast wonders: In search of Canada's elusive spirit bear

Found only on the remote islands of British Columbia, spirit bears have long been revered by First Nations peoples. Lyn Hughes went in search of the rare ursine, but would she find one...?

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Québec - The Great Outdoors

Whales, moose and black bears – experience the adventure and wild beauty of Canada in the summer

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Discover Canadian Sky

Atlantic Canada juts out into the alluring waves on Canada’s eastern shore. Just a five-and-a-half hour flight from the UK, this region offers accessible coastal living at its finest, especially when you travel with Canada Sky: the people who know it best.

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Photo gallery: 12 breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies

With their mighty snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers, and stunning mirrored lakes, Canada's Rocky Mountains have to be seen to be believed...

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Awoooo! 8 howling hotspots to see wolves

After an amazing wolf encounter? From the mountains of Ethiopia to icy Arctic Canada, here are eight great places where you may see wolves...

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6 Canadian destinations fit for royalty

As Wills and Kate get set to embark on their first royal tour, we ask the experts to share the best parts of Canada that the couple forgot to add to their diary

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The top 7 wildlife experiences in British Columbia

For wildlife, there’s no better place in Canada than British Columbia. From salmon and whales to bison, bears and beyond, world-class widlife experiences are out there. Here's how to find them...

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The ultimate guide to British Columbia

British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province, is defined by its unforgettable scenery. It's a place of dramatic mountains and grassy valleys, sprawling vineyards and inviting ocean. This makes it a haven for hikers, bikers and wildlife lovers...

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A river runs through it: 5 extraordinary things you must do in the Yukon

Gorgeous and untamed, the Yukon is the longest free flowing river in North America. Running through pristine wilderness in Canada and Alaska, here’s how to experience it at its most majestic...

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Snow and Ice: 5 Landmark Journeys across the Poles

Drive the ice roads of Canada, take the North-west passage or travel by train under the Northern Lights of Norway. Take your lead from the great explorers and create a polar journey to remember...

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Ride with it: 13 spectacular rail journeys around the world

Admire Canada's serene lakes from on board the classic Rocky Mountaineer, or spot wildlife along Zimbabwe's alternative safari tracks – take your pick from these wild and wonderful train experiences...

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7 brilliant 'autumn colours' road trips that aren’t in New England

If it’s winding roads and a riot of autumn colour you’re after, forget the crowded byways of New England and head to these road trip gems in Germany, Japan, Canada and beyond

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