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Canada is a vast, multicultural and beautiful country with something for everyone and we make it our job to keep up on everything there is to know about travel and leisure in our country. Here are a few ideas to get your stories started.

Lords of the Wilderness Bear Viewing Tour

Lords of the Wilderness – A Multi-dimensional Wildlife Experience

Imagine watching Grizzly Bears of the lush west coast of British Columbia gorging on salmon, followed by a journey north to Churchill, Manitoba to view polar bears prowling the Tundra in anticipation of their hunting season. These two amazing wildlife tours not only bring guests up close and personal to see these bear species in their natural habitat, but also to experience the unique contrast of environments.

Travelers are thrilled when they learn that they can see so much of Canada including the west coast and the Artic and experience these at a fly-in mountain lodge or by train.

A Trip for the Whole Family

A Trip for the Whole Family – Boomers to Kids

With the first wave of baby boomers well entrenched in Grandparenthood, multi-generational travel is a growing niche. Grandparents are able to travel with their families and experience a holiday that everyone will cherish for years to come.

Booking that important holiday can be complicated and finding something for everyone to enjoy can be daunting. We have become adept at guiding the Grandparent generation with advice and ideas, and crafting each day to entertain the whole gang.

Lemassif's Charlevoix Train

A New Mouthwatering Touring Train in Quebec

New in Quebec is Eastern Canada's luxurious Le Massif's Charlevoix touring train. Guests can now sit back, nestled between mountains and coastline, and delight in exquisite regional cuisine, on a round-trip daytime rail journey.

Hand crafted by one of Quebec's premier chefs, the menu onboard spotlights the savoir-faire of the region's passionate, inventive growers and producers. Guests experience the mountainous regions and gastronomy of French Canada, without having to add multiple nights to their trip.

Via Rail Skeena Train

The Lesser Known Trains of Canada

With rail travel in Canada known around the world, Fresh Tracks Canada gives travelers access to some of the lesser known cousins of the famous Rocky Mountaineer, Royal Canadian and The Ocean. Some of the best guest stories are from these journeys to the far reaches of Canada.

Take for instance, VIA's Skeena train - mighty rivers, misty totem poles, and grizzly bears are but a few highlights as you wind through the maze of Northern British Columbia mountain ranges. Travelers pass though remote First Nations settlements such as Kitwanga, Kwinitska, and Gitsegukla and have easy access to quality wildlife viewing. Guests are even able to enjoy a half-day excursion to see Grizzlies in their wild habitat.

Mountains and Fjords of Quebec

Not Your Typical Island Getaway

Between the Labrador Peninsula and the Gaspe coastline of Quebec, sits a most enchanting destination for eco-loving visitors. Misty boreal forests are a haven for wildlife, clear blue rivers plunge through gorges to soar off cliff sides, and white rocky beaches are timelessly lapped by the mighty Saint Lawrence.

Equally as alluring is the Islands history, from its original aboriginal inhabitants, to the turmoil of colonial clashes – there are stories aplenty here. And finally, who can resist a ship wreck? An estimated 400 vessels have wrecked on the treacherous reefs here, some on display for curious visitors.

Family Adventures

Thrilling Family Adventures

For working parents with busy kids, the prospect of planning a vacation to a country as immense as Canada can be daunting. Keeping kids engaged and off their iPhones is a new challenge, and the pressure is on for parents to nail the perfect adventure - with little time to dedicate to planning.

Our most popular family trip is the Rockies and West Coast Family Adventure. In two weeks, a family winds their way through the peaks of the Canadian Rockies and lush mountain ranges of BC, to finally spend some time exploring the rainforests of Tofino on Vancouver Island. Days filled with horseback riding, zip-lining, canoeing, hiking, and sea kayaking give parents the satisfaction of happy, tired children at the end of each day.

Rustic Mountain Lodges

Rustic Mountain Lodges and Boutique Hotels and Inns

New this year for Fresh Tracks is a 'Mountain Lodge' and 'Boutique' option in all of its rail tours. Many people choose to stay in the iconic railway properties in the Canadian Rockies such as Fairmont's Banff Springs and Chateau Lake Louise but others are looking for secluded alpine lodges or a boutique property away from the main resorts.

In addition to rustic Rockies lodges, guests can also enjoy stays at some of Quebec's most unique and luxurious boutique hotels, as well as some of Atlantic Canada's most treasured historic Inns.

Cruise Sailing Adventures

Rail and Cruise in a More Eco-friendly Fashion

Combining a train journey with an Alaskan cruise is a popular choice for visitors to Canada. Typically the giants of the cruise world are carrying the train loving guests up the Inside Passage off the Pacific coast – the perfect complement to a relaxing luxury wilderness train journey.

But with the pressure on travelers to reduce their environmental footprint, a new type of rail and cruise combo is set to satisfy a more ecology-minded niche market. Companies such as Blue Water Adventures and Maple Leaf Adventures offer yacht cruises to the magical Queen Charlotte Islands, Great Bear Rainforest, and Alaska's Inside Passage.

These sailing adventures are intimate, hands-on, and world-class in service. Sailing such small craft, crew can easily hug the shoreline and delve into misty fjords in search of grizzlies, marine mammals, and glaciers. Experts onboard are readily available to the small groups of guests, to interpret the stunning natural environment.

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Customized Trips

All our trips can be personalized to match your dates, travel style, and budget.

Canadian Insiders

Advice From Canadians

Make the most of your time in Canada with advice from our local Insiders.

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Everything Arranged

Feel in control with all the details of your trip organized and booked for you.

Do you want to get the most of your Canadian travel experience in 2019? By booking early, you'll have your choice of trip departure dates, the best hotel accommodations, unique tours, and spectacular train journeys.

Plus, for bookings made before October 31, you'll receive our 2019 Early Bird Booking Bonus, including one free night paired with a unique Canadian experience.

Add a free night in Vancouver, and enjoy one of the following:

  • A spectacular float plane tour over the Coastal Mountains and city
  • Foodie tour of Vancouver's finest eateries
  • Sightseeing tour including stunning Sea to Sky Gondola

Add a free night in Banff, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Evening Wildlife Safari
  • Banff Gondola experience to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Guided canoe tour along the Bow River

Add a free night in Toronto, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Food tour to discover Toronto's unique culinary culture
  • A scenic bicycle tour to experience twilight on Toronto Islands
  • 9 minute helicopter tour, from downtown Toronto

Add a free night in Montreal, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Scenic St. Lawrence River Cruise
  • A bicycle tour of North or South Montreal
  • Half-Day Wine & Apple Cider Tour (available Wednesdays and Fridays)

Add a free night in Halifax, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Nature and whale watching cruise
  • Halifax foodie tour

Our Early Bird Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on October 31. The team at Fresh Tracks Canada is standing by to help bring your dream Canadian vacation to life – contact us to book your trip now.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.

There are lots of great reasons to visit Canada on a winter vacation this year. Escaping to snowy solitude, seeing breathtaking frozen landscapes, and trying thrilling winter activities are just a few.

And here is another great reason – if you book one of our spectacular Canadian winter vacations before October 31, you'll receive up to $600 per couple in add-on travel credits to enhance your trip.

Here are some of our favorite add-on ideas:

  • Extend your trip – add a night in Vancouver or the Canadian Rockies.
  • Join a professional photographer on a private tour, to get the best pictures of Banff National Park in its winter splendor.
  • See the beautiful ice-formations as you snow shoe through crisp mountain snow.
  • Soar above the snowy Coastal Mountains of Vancouver, on a spectacular float plane tour.

Email or call our friendly Vacation Advisors today, and they'll help you plan your perfect winter experience. And remember, our Winter Wonderland Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on October 31st, 2018.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.

There is no better place to experience the magic of Christmas in Canada than in the Canadian Rockies. The glistening snow covered landscape provides a magical setting to make memories with loved ones as you explore outdoors, and warm yourself with cozy Christmas activities by the fire

Now is the ideal time to book your trip, while space is still available. By booking now, you can also take advantage of our Christmas Special Offer.

Book a Christmas in the Canadian Rockies vacation before October 31, and you'll receive a $50 per person Fairmont Resorts Gift Card, to use towards additional Christmas activities on your trip. Use your Gift Card for stocking decorating, an Ice Bar Experience, Gingerbread House decorating, and more at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.

Fresh Tracks Canada's Vacation Advisors are ready to help you plan your perfect Christmas vacation this winter. The holiday season books up fast – hurry and call or email now, while availability lasts!

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.