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.... 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 $3,499per 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... read more

Availability

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

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... read more

Availability

MayJunJulAugSep

Places Visited

St. John’sTrinityFogo IslandTwillingateGros Morne National ParkQuirpon IslandCorner BrookDeer Lake

Accommodation Style

InnLodge

Activity Level

Easy
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Pan Canadian Train Experience
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Pan Canadian Train Experience

23

days

starting fromUS $10,880per 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... read more

Availability

MayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

VancouverJasperWinnipegTorontoOttawaMontrealQuebec CityHalifax

Accommodation Style

HotelTrain

Train Experience

VIA RailSleeper Train

Activity Level

Easy
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Highlights of Eastern Canada
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Highlights of Eastern Canada

8

days

starting fromUS $2,830per 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

Availability

AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

MontrealQuebec CityHalifax

Accommodation Style

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 $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... 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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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... read more

Availability

JunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

MontrealEastern TownshipsBaie-Saint-PaulIle d’OrleansQuebec CitySaint Paulin

Accommodation Style

Hotel

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 $3,690per 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... 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 $2,399per 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

Availability

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 $1,680per 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... 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 $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,... 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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Ferryland to Fogo Eastern Newfoundland Adventure
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Ferryland to Fogo Eastern Newfoundland Adventure

9

days

starting fromUS $4,472per person

 

On this nine 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... read more

Availability

JunJulAugSep

Places Visited

St. John’sTrinityFogo Island

Accommodation Style

HotelInn

Activity Level

Easy
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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems
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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

14

days

starting fromUS $4,595per 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... read more

Availability

AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

Places Visited

VancouverSunshine CoastVictoriaComox ValleyUclueletVictoriaSalt Spring IslandVancouver

Accommodation Style

HotelBed and Breakfast

Activity Level

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

9

days

starting fromUS $6,274per 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
Canadian Rail and Polar Bear Adventure - Map

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