The Canadian wilderness is home to some of the world’s most incredible wildlife. In a day, you can witness grizzlies fishing for salmon, come face to face with a majestic moose and watch a breaching humpback whale off the coast. For wildlife photographers, the dramatic landscapes of Canada provide the ultimate setting whilst nature lovers are bound to be blown away by the diverse flora and fauna that awaits around every corner.
Canada’s landscapes are primed for a hiking adventure and its many thousands of trails are fit for any age and ability. Whether it be heli-hiking in the mountains, or a gentle stroll around one of its many alpine lakes, no matter your fitness or walking preferences, there is bound to be something that appeals to everyone.
Canada’s formidable scenery is primed for discovery on four wheels. Roads skirt majestic mountain passes, shimmering blue lakes and endless wilderness making for a journey you and your loved ones will never forget. Whether its that of a sparkling ocean, a lush pine forest, a thundering waterfall, a craggy peak or a gurgling stream, there is a postcard perfect view awaiting at every turn in the road.
The soaring mountains and thick forests of inland British Columbia are a thrilling wilderness where hikers roam through flower-filled meadows and grizzly bears fish for salmon, but venturing to the coast provides just as much fun and adventure. Our specialists have handpicked their favourite ways to spend their days in Coastal BC.
A pristine wilderness on a scale difficult to imagine, Canada’s glaciated Rocky Mountains are a true adventure playground with a huge range of activities on offer. From hiking to horse-riding and of course wildlife spotting, there is no end of things to do. Here’s our lowdown on the top ten ways to spend your days in this grand region, which spans the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia...
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
Calgary, Alberta & The Plains, Canada
Best for: Culture History, Family, Honeymoon
Le Germain is a stylish design hotel and spa in Alberta’s largest city Calgary. Calm and relaxed, Le Germain has a great location in the heart of downtown Calgary and is just a short stroll from the best shops and restaurants of this vibrant city.
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While Calgary is often synonymous with the Stampede, it's not all about cowboys and stockmen these days, and the boutique design hotel Le Germain is a good case in point. Modern, sleek and boasting an incredibly central position, Le Germain is our top pick in the city. The 143 rooms are well appointed and have a clean contemporary European design with a low-key residential feel.
Le Germain's public areas are chic, imaginatively lit and decked out in tiled mosaic and lava rock. There's a nod to Calgary's ranching traditions in the shape of the Charcut Roast House, while the lobby lounge attracts a young cosmopolitan set.
Located on the prairies around fifty miles from the Canadian Rockies, Calgary makes a convenient place to spend the night if you're too tired after the flight to push on to Canmore or Banff. It's a bustling modern city, with plenty of restaurants and shops, and really comes to life in the annual Calgary Stampede held every summer and attracting three-quarters of a million visitors to share in the fun of the rodeos, country music and parades. If your dates coincide, book early.
When to go
Alberta has a dry continental climate with warm summers and cold winters, making it a year round destination. The ski season is from December to March and the summer season from May to September. At any time of year you can expect the sun to be out. Winters can get cold, when the temperature can plummet to a bone chilling -20°C. Summers tend to be hot and dry, with the warmest months being July and August, where the temperature sits at a comfortable 25°C.
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Things to do
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held in Calgary, Canada. This is a fantastic experience and allows you a glimpse of true authentic Canada at its best. The Stampede is an absolutely amazing and breath-taking event.
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
The Wolfdog Sanctuary works to rehabilitate and re-home displaced Wolfdogs. Passionate about Wolfdog protection, the sanctuary provides intimate tours only on Thursdays through to Mondays and for around eight guests in total.
The Gondola departs from the base of Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle and 360-degree panoramic views of sheer mountain majesty. Enjoy the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the ridge of the mountain.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver
This combination of road trip and world-class train ride starts with a scenic self-drive from Calgary through the awe-inspiring glacial landscapes of the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, before boarding the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train where you’ll receive the VIP treatment on route to Vancouver.
Calgary, Field, Jasper, Clearwater, Whistler, Tofino, Vancouver
This self-drive itinerary from Calgary to Vancouver is a fantastic option for first time visitors to Western Canada. Enjoy the majestic mountains and turquoise tinted lakes of the Rockies, wildflower meadows and wild Vancouver Island beaches.