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 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. Choose from activities such as kayaking, ATVing,... read more

from US $10,100 to US $13,165 per person

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Canadian Arctic Wilderness Safari

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $10,100 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Observe the largest beluga whale pod in the world
  • See rare arctic wildlife from, polar bears to Arctic foxes
  • ATV riding in stunning scenery
  • Hiking in incredible canyons
Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI
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Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI

16

days

starting fromUS $3,499per 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 $3,499 to US $4,211 per person

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Charming Inns of Nova Scotia and PEI

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $3,499 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Staying at beautiful historic inns, hotels, and B and Bs
  • Visiting historic Halifax and Charlottetown
  • Exploring the South Shore and Annapolis Valley
  • Stunning Bay of Fundy and breathtaking Cape Breton
  • Visiting pastoral Prince Edward Island
  • Dramatic lighthouses
  • The best selection of local experiences
Wild Newfoundland Self Drive
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Wild Newfoundland Self Drive

11

days

starting fromUS $2,697per 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 $2,697 to US $3,110 per person

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Wild Newfoundland Self Drive

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11 days / 10 nights starting from US $2,697 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unique culture of Canada’s friendliest province
  • Seeing Newfoundland’s rugged coastline and icebergs
  • Staying at Fogo Island Inn, or on Quirpon Island
  • Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
  • Seeing dolphins, whales and puffins
  • Exploring Viking remains
  • Staying at charming inns
Pan Canadian Train Experience
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Pan Canadian Train Experience

23

days

starting fromUS $9,230per person

 

Journey across Canada onboard VIA Rail's Canadian Train, with the best stops across the country! Begin in Coastal Vancouver, travel to the spectacular Canadian Rockies, then to the Prairie's cultural hub of Winnipeg. Next, glide through Ontario and the... read more

from US $9,230 to US $15,325 per person

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Pan Canadian Train Experience

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23 days / 22 nights starting from US $9,230 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • The ultimate Canadian experience traveling Coast to Coast
  • Unique, small group excursions in each city
  • Five nights aboard the VIA Rail ‘Canadian Train’
  • Scenic wonders of the Canadian Rockies, Niagara Falls, and the Atlantic Coast
  • Great choice of hotels
Highlights of Eastern Canada
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Highlights of Eastern Canada

8

days

starting fromUS $2,590per 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 $2,590 to US $4,314 per person

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Highlights of Eastern Canada

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,590 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 $15,900per 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 $15,900 to US $20,843 per person

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Northwest Passage and Greenland Expedition Cruise

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $15,900 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
Culture and Countryside of Quebec
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Culture and Countryside of Quebec

14

days

starting fromUS $3,899per 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 $3,899 to US $4,319 per person

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Culture and Countryside of Quebec

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $3,899 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
Canadian History and Culture by Rail
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Canadian History and Culture by Rail

10

days

starting fromUS $3,690per 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 $3,690 to US $5,281 per person

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Canadian History and Culture by Rail

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $3,690 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
Eastern Canada Winterfest
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Eastern Canada Winterfest

8

days

starting fromUS $2,399per 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 $2,399 to US $3,321 per person

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Eastern Canada Winterfest

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,399 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Traveling onboard VIA Rail through the snowy countryside
  • Visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Great choice of unique guided tours in Eastern Canada
  • Skating on the Rideau Canal
  • Food tour of Byward Market
  • Exploring the winter festivals such as Quebec Winter Carnival and Ottawa Winterlude
Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail
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Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail

5

days

starting fromUS $1,680per 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 $1,680 to US $2,698 per person

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Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail

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5 days / 4 nights starting from US $1,680 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
Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies
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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

15

days

starting fromUS $7,990per 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 $7,990 to US $8,629 per person

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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $7,990 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 $1,995per 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. Gastronomic adventures, brewpubs, urban art,... read more

from US $1,995 to US $2,154 per person

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Toronto and Montreal Like a Local

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5 days / 4 nights starting from US $1,995 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 taste buds
  • Discovering Montreal through the eyes of a local with an expert guide
  • Choice of tour options through Eastern Canada
Ferryland to Fogo Eastern Newfoundland Adventure
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Ferryland to Fogo Eastern Newfoundland Adventure

8

days

starting fromUS $3,767per person

 

On this eight day adventure, immerse yourself in the spirit of eastern Newfoundland. Explore puffins, whales, and icebergs, and hear tales of life on "The Rock" from those who've lived and fished it. To top it off, sample culinary delights in the most... read more

from US $3,767 to US $4,830 per person

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Ferryland to Fogo Eastern Newfoundland Adventure

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,767 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unique culinary experiences such as the Ferryland Picnic
  • Newfoundland’s wild, rugged beauty
  • Discover wildlife such as puffins and whales
  • Stay at the one-of-a-kind Fogo Island Inn, plus unique heritage inns
  • Enthralling folklore & history
  • Experience lively St. John’s, charming Trinity, and remote Fogo Island
West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems
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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

14

days

starting fromUS $4,280per 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 $4,280 to US $5,389 per person

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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $4,280 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
Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure
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Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure

9

days

starting fromUS $6,220per 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 designed Tundra Buggy watching polar bears in their... read more

from US $6,220 to US $7,053 per person

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Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure

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9 days / 8 nights starting from US $6,220 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Overnight journey from Vancouver through the Canadian Rockies to Winnipeg by train
  • Close-up polar bear viewing from the comfort of the Tundra Buggy
  • Exploring Winnipeg and Churchill with a choice of exciting day activities to enjoy

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  • Mountainous Charlevoix
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