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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.

Would you like to spoil yourself with an extra special vacation in 2018? Book a qualifying 2018 Canadian trip with Fresh Tracks Canada before February 28th, 2018 and you'll receive up to $1400 per couple in free travel credits. You can use the credits for extra nights, spectacular experiences, and unique guided sightseeing tours - to help make your personalized trip to Canada just that much more special.

So what can $1400 in travel credits get you? Here are a few ideas:

These are just a few ideas – but many more options are available. Call the Fresh Tracks Canada team to personalize your perfect Canadian vacation! But hurry – space for 2018 travel is filling up very quickly. This offer is only available until midnight on February 28, 2018. 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.

A Fresh Tracks Canada self-drive tour is a fantastic way to discover the variety and beauty of Canada. You'll have freedom and flexibility, our 'insider' advice, plus our hand-picked experiences and accommodations along the way.

For a limited time, you can also take advantage of our Self-Drive Special Offer. Book a qualifying trip before February 28, and you'll receive one FREE night plus an additional day of car rental time!

Here are just a few highlights of our incredible driving vacations:

Wild Newfoundland:

  • Rugged coastlines and fjords
  • Puffins and whales
  • Icebergs
  • Newfoundland folklore & history

Culture and Countryside of Quebec:

  • Pastoral Eastern Townships
  • Mountainous Charlevoix
  • Quaint French-Canadian towns, plus Montreal and Quebec City
  • Cultural and culinary experiences

Canadian Sea to Sky Explorer

  • Spectacular rainforest landscapes of Vancouver Island
  • Orca whales and grizzly bears
  • Cruise the Inside Passage like a local
  • Scenic train journey into the Canadian Rockies
  • Jasper and Banff National Parks

Our Self Drive Special Offer only lasts until midnight on February 28! Call us now, and our Vacation Advisors will help you plan your perfect adventure.

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

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

Are you considering a Canadian rail and Alaska cruise vacation in 2018? Whether you'd like the amenities of a luxury cruise vessel, or the intimate experience of a small ship – cruising surely is the best way to explore the Inside Passage's uninhabited wilderness and wildlife. We can help you choose the best season to go, the right style of cruise, and the best cabin types for your budget.

For a limited time, you'll also enjoy our Spectacular Alaska Cruise Offers. Here is what you'll get, if you book before midnight on February 28!

These incredible rail and cruise experiences sell out very quickly, so we highly recommend booking soon. Call us now and we'll personalize your perfect itinerary, and find the best dates to suit your timeframe. Remember, this offer is only available until midnight on February 28, 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.