Inuit culture in Nunavut
Inuit culture in Nunavut
French Canadian culture in Quebec City
French Canadian culture in Quebec City
First Nations culture in Vancouver
First Nations culture in Vancouver
Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede
Food and wine tour in Montreal
Food and wine tour in Montreal
Foraging for food in Avalon, Newfoundland
Foraging for food in Avalon, Newfoundland
Totem poles in Kitselas Canyon, British Columbia
Totem poles in Kitselas Canyon, British Columbia
Charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Net mending demonstration in Newfoundland
Net mending demonstration in Newfoundland
Rug hooking craft in Woody Point, Newfoundland
Rug hooking craft in Woody Point, Newfoundland

Culture and History Vacations

From Halifax's Celtic connections, to Canada's First Nations roots, to the artsy culture of the West Coast Islands, Canada has an abundance of all things cultural. Whether you have a penchant for French architecture or a palette for fine foods, we know exactly where you need to be. Our experiences go beyond bus tours of the main 'hotspots', instead they encompass the hidden gems and local experiences that make up an authentic cultural adventure.

With our Canadian insider knowledge, our team will pair you up with the best cultural vacation to match your interests. Browse some ideas below, and ask us how we can perfectly personalize your vacation.

Our favorite Culture and History Trips...

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Private Nova Scotia Adventure
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Private Nova Scotia Adventure

8

days

starting fromUS $2,655per person

 

Whether you travel with your closest friends and family, or simply as a couple, this is sure to be the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy enriching and exciting activities as you discover Canada's rich Celtic culture and maritime landscapes on a private Nova Scotia... read more

from US $2,655 to US $6,249 per person

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,655 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Your own private or small group Nova Scotia adventure
  • Explore Halifax’s historic past with locals
  • Discover the charming South Shore
  • Tasting local Maritime flavours
  • Plenty of time to explore breathtaking Cape Breton
  • Relax and let a guide do the driving
  • Making new memories with friends or family
Culture and Countryside of Quebec
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Culture and Countryside of Quebec

14

days

starting fromUS $3,999per person

 

Explore some of the prettiest countryside that French Canada has to offer on this 14-day exploration of Quebec. Travel from cosmopolitan Montréal to the pastoral Eastern Townships, then enjoy the little mountain towns of Charlevoix. You'll indulge... read more

from US $3,999 to US $4,619 per person

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Culture and Countryside of Quebec

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $3,999 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Charming Québec countryside
  • Explore Montreal and Quebec City
  • Luxurious inns and boutique hotels
  • Fine cuisine and culinary adventures
  • Train tours, cruise, sightseeing, wildlife, and more
West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems
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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

14

days

starting fromUS $3,480per person

 

Spend two weeks in awe of British Columbia's stunning west coast and islands. Discover hidden gems such as Princess Louisa Inlet with its soaring cliffs and magnificent waterfalls. Travel to the windswept beaches of Pacific Rim National Park, before visiting... read more

from US $3,480 to US $4,312 per person

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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $3,480 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • British Columbia’s stunning west coast
  • Your choice of activities, catered to your interests
  • Princess Louisa Inlet cruise on the Sunshine Coast
  • First Nations aboriginal experiences
  • Spotting bears and whales
  • Charming towns and beautiful wilderness
Highlights of Eastern Canada
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Highlights of Eastern Canada

8

days

starting fromUS $2,650per person

Tour Eastern Canada's most spectacular cities on this 8-day railway adventure. It all begins in Montreal, a bilingual metropolis filled with ornate architecture, enthralling museums and some of the country's finest restaurants. Travel to Quebec City and... read more

from US $2,650 to US $3,886 per person

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Highlights of Eastern Canada

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,650 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Traveling on board a VIA Rail train
  • Gilding through the gorgeous Quebec countryside
  • Visiting the historic and cultural sights of Quebec City, Montreal and Nova Scotia
  • Seeing the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Eastern & Atlantic Canada
  • Staying in a great selection of luxurious hotels
Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise
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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise

15

days

starting fromUS $15,390per person

 

Travel back in time, along the paths of early Arctic explorers on this iconic small ship cruise expedition. As you travel along the Northwest Passage, explore the spectacular fjords and bays, view rare Arctic wildlife, and see other-wordly ice formations... read more

from US $15,390 to US $20,185 per person

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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $15,390 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Pristine and stunning Arctic wilderness
  • Onshore hikes and wildlife spottting
  • Wildlife such as polar bears, beluga whales, muscox
  • High crew to guest ratio
  • Expert guides with insider area knowledge
  • Class 2 Icebreaker research vessel
  • Team of resource specialists
  • Unique optional kayak program
Canadian History and Culture by Rail
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Canadian History and Culture by Rail

10

days

starting fromUS $3,290per person

Ontario and Quebec are featured in this relaxing and enlightening journey. This tour offers a fascinating blend of artistic and culturally rich cities to explore, as well as time spent in the spectacular countryside of Quebec and Ontario. You will visit... read more

from US $3,290 to US $4,946 per person

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Canadian History and Culture by Rail

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $3,290 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Travel on the comfortable VIA rail train through the gorgeous Quebec and Ontario countryside
  • Daily departures available for your convenience
  • Stunning Quebec countryside
  • Visit several exciting Eastern Canada destinations including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Niagara Region and rural Quebec
Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail
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Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail

5

days

starting fromUS $1,599per person

This exciting five-day trip combines funky and cosmopolitan Montreal with elegant and historic Quebec City - two of French Canada's largest cities. Start with two days in Montreal before boarding The Corridor train to Quebec City, where you will explore... read more

from US $1,599 to US $2,695 per person

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Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail

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5 days / 4 nights starting from US $1,599 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Embrace the ‘joie de vivre’ of Montreal - one of the most culturally vibrant and artistic cities in Canada
  • Fall in love with the old-fashioned elegance of Quebec City
  • Take the Corridor Train through the scenic Quebec landscape
  • Dine at award-winning restaurants and relax in fantastic hotels
Eastern Canada Winterfest
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Eastern Canada Winterfest

8

days

starting fromUS $2,090per person

 

Embark on a truly unique Eastern Canada winter wonderland experience. Journey by train across the snowy Quebec and Ontario countryside, to visit Canada's charming nation's capital, eclectic Montreal, and historic Quebec City. Cultural tours, winter activities,... read more

from US $2,090 to US $3,731 per person

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Eastern Canada Winterfest

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,090 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Travelling on VIA Rail through the snowy countryside
  • Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Local guides that bring Eastern Canada to life
  • Skating on the Rideau Canal
  • Food tour of Byward Market
  • Winter festivals
Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies
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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

15

days

starting fromUS $7,699per person

 

On this trip, explore the alpine treasures of the Canadian Rockies before traveling train through Northern British Columbia. Then, experience the raw, mystical beauty Haida Gwaii Islands. Stunning scenery, First Nations culture, abundant wildlife, and... read more

from US $7,699 to US $8,689 per person

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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $7,699 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Two days on the comfortable Skeena Train by VIA Rail
  • Taking a float plane over Hecate Strait
  • Exploring Haida Gwaii and the stunning Rocky Mountains
  • Exploring the totems of remote K’uuna Llnagaay by zodiac
  • Staying at the scenic Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Wildlife of the Pacific North West and Rocky Mountains
Toronto and Montreal Like a Local
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Toronto and Montreal Like a Local

5

days

starting fromUS $1,890per person

Explore Canada's most exciting cities on this short, action packed adventure. You'll tour the colourful and quirky neighbourhoods of Toronto, before traveling by train to historic French-Canadian Montreal. Gastronomic adventures, brewpubs, urban art,... read more

from US $1,890 to US $2,041 per person

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Toronto and Montreal Like a Local

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5 days / 4 nights starting from US $1,890 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Sampling some of the best wines in Canada
  • Staying in beautiful Old Montreal – ‘The Hub of French Canada’
  • Exploring Toronto from the seat of a bicycle or with your tastebuds
  • Discover Montreal through the eyes of a local with an expert guide
  • Choice of tour options through Eastern Canada
Wild Newfoundland Self Drive
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Wild Newfoundland Self Drive

11

days

starting fromUS $2,295per person

Discover Canada's scenic maritime province Newfoundland on this 11-day trip. Travel through small towns steeped in history far from the bustle of big city life, and down roads with sweeping views of wave-battered headlands, steep cliffs, and tranquil... read more

from US $2,295 to US $2,781 per person

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Wild Newfoundland Self Drive

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11 days / 10 nights starting from US $2,295 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unique culture of Canada’s friendliest province
  • Seeing Newfoundland’s rugged coastline and icebergs
  • Visiting beautiful national parks
  • Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Seeing dolphins, whales and puffins!
  • Exploring Viking remains
  • Staying at charming inns
Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI
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Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI

16

days

starting fromUS $3,760per person

The pleasures of this two-week self-drive lie in meandering at your own pace through stunning landscapes, historic towns, and quaint fishing villages - enjoying the unique charm and a culture that is distinctly Celtic and Canadian at the same time. Choose... read more

from US $3,760 to US $4,060 per person

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Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $3,760 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Beautiful historic inns, hotels, and B&Bs
  • Historic Halifax and Charlottetown
  • Explore the South Shore and Annapolis Valley
  • Stunnning Bay of Fundy
  • Pastoral Prince Edward Island
  • Dramatic lighthouses
  • Breathtaking Cape Breton
  • The best selection of local experiences

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