Culture and History Vacations

From Halifax's Celtic connections, to Canada's First Nations roots, to the artsy culture of the West Coast, Canada has an abundance of culture. Whether you have a penchant for French architecture or a palette for fine foods, 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.

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

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Canadian Cross Country Journey
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Canadian Cross Country Journey

10

days

starting fromUS $4,580per person

 

Travel by train from the metropolis of Toronto to the serenity of the Canadian Rockies and through to Vancouver. To begin and end your journey, stay in the charming towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake in the... read more

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AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

TorontoNiagara-on-the-LakeVancouverVictoria

Accommodation Style

HotelTrain

Train Experience

VIA RailSleeper Train

Activity Level

Easy
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Canadian Arctic Wilderness Safari
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Canadian Arctic Wilderness Safari

10

days

starting fromUS $10,100per person

 

Explore the Canadian Arctic from the comfort of a unique wilderness lodge. Travel to Somerset Island in Nunavut, 500 miles (805 km) north of the Arctic Circle, and experience world-class wildlife viewing.... read more

Availability

JunJulAug

Places Visited

YellowknifeSomerset IslandNunavut

Accommodation Style

HotelSafari Tent

Activity Level

Moderate
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Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI
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Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI

16

days

starting fromUS $3,590per 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... read more

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JunJulAugSep

Places Visited

HalifaxLunnenbergAnnapolis RoyalBay of FundyPrince Edward IslandCheticampBaddeck

Accommodation Style

InnBed and Breakfast

Activity Level

Easy
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Wild Newfoundland Self Drive
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Wild Newfoundland Self Drive

12

days

starting fromUS $2,690per 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... read more

Availability

MayJunJulAugSep

Places Visited

St. John’sTrinityFogo IslandTwillingateGros Morne National ParkSt. AnthonyQuirpon IslandWoody PointDeer Lake

Accommodation Style

InnLodge

Activity Level

Easy
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Highlights of Eastern Canada
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Highlights of Eastern Canada

8

days

starting fromUS $2,670per 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... read more

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AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

MontrealQuebec CityHalifax

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HotelTrain

Train Experience

VIA RailSleeper Train

Activity Level

Easy
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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise
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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise

15

days

starting fromUS $17,926per person

 

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

Availability

Aug

Places Visited

EdmontonCambridge BayKing William IslandPrince of Wales IslandPrince Leopold IslandBeechey IslandDevon IslandMittimatalikIlulissatSisimiutKangerlussuaqOttawa

Accommodation Style

Cruise

Activity Level

Easy
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Canadian History and Culture by Rail
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Canadian History and Culture by Rail

10

days

starting fromUS $3,790per 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... read more

Availability

MayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

TorontoNiagara-on-the-LakeOttawaMontrealQuebec City

Accommodation Style

Hotel

Activity Level

Easy
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Eastern Canada Winterfest
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Eastern Canada Winterfest

8

days

starting fromUS $2,470per person

 

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

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DecJanFebMar

Places Visited

Quebec CityMontrealOttawa

Accommodation Style

Hotel

Train Experience

VIA Rail

Activity Level

EasyModerate
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Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail
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Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail

5

days

starting fromUS $1,880per 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... read more

Availability

MayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

MontrealQuebec City

Accommodation Style

Hotel

Activity Level

Easy
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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies
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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

15

days

starting fromUS $8,195per 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,... read more

Availability

JunJulAugSep

Places Visited

CalgaryBanffEmerald LakeIcefields ParkwayJasperPrince GeorgePrince RupertHaida GwaiiVancouver

Accommodation Style

HotelLodge

Train Experience

VIA Rail

Activity Level

Easy
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Toronto and Montreal Like a Local
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Toronto and Montreal Like a Local

5

days

starting fromUS $1,995per 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.... read more

Availability

MayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

TorontoMontreal

Accommodation Style

Hotel

Train Experience

VIA Rail

Activity Level

Easy
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Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure
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Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure

10

days

starting fromUS $6,280per person

 

Travel across Canada on a once in a lifetime overnight train journey across Canada, before visiting Churchill's famous polar bears. With a friendly and knowledgeable guide, spend two days on a specially... read more

Availability

SepOctNov

Places Visited

VancouverWinnipegChurchil

Accommodation Style

HotelTrain

Train Experience

VIA RailSleeper Train

Activity Level

Easy
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