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Adult Brown bear standing in lengthy grass with flower in its mouth, glancing in the distance near Great Bear Lodge, Western Canada.

Western Canada Holidays

Stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Western Canada is as breathtaking as it is diverse.

From snow-capped mountains to rolling hillsides, crystal clear lakes to sun-drenched vineyards, Canada’s lone desert to golden beaches, this is a region just waiting to be explored.

Catch a rodeo in Calgary, hike a wilderness trail in the Rockies or simply sip Canadian wine in the Okanagan Valley. From whale-watching excursions by zodiac and surfing off Vancouver Island’s West Coast to kicking back and relaxing on an ocean or lakeside beach or a revitalising spa, Western Canada has it all.

You’ll share your adventures with some incredible wildlife from grizzly bears fishing for salmon to orcas and humpbacks gliding through the Strait of Georgia.

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Best of Canada's West
16 days / 15 nights
from €1,670
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Okanagan Wine Country

  • Fairmont Hotels of Western Canada
    16 days / 15 nights
    from €2,773
  • Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper National Park
  • Whistler
  • Vancouver Island

  • Great Bear Adventure
    13 days / 12 nights
    from €3,176
  • Ucluelet
  • Campbell River
  • Great Bear Lodge

  • Kootenay Rockies & Okanagan Valley Loop
    15 days / 14 nights
    from €1,675
  • Mountain communities
  • Lakeside retreats
  • Hot springs
  • Canmore caves

  • Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Explorer
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €2,541
  • Exciting helicopter sightseeing flight in the Rockies
  • Ride the Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Jasper National Park highlights tour
  • Relax at beautiful Lake Louise
  • Banff National Park sightseeing

  • Passage Through The Rockies
    12 days / 11 nights
    from €3,183
  • Admire Lake Louise’s turquoise waters
  • Drive along the spectacular Icefields Parkway
  • Ride an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Insider Experience in Blue River – River Safari through Grizzly Bear Valley
  • Visit Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens
  • Sightseeing tour of Vancouver

  • The Canadian Rockies & Alaska
    17 nights
    from €4299
  • Icy Strait Point
  • Hubbard Glacier scenic cruising
  • Juneau

  • Fairmonts of Western Canada & Incredible Alaska
    18 nights
    from €9749
  • Indulgent exploration of the Canadian Rockies
  • Stay at the majestic Fairmont hotels
  • Lavish GoldLeaf Service
  • on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Cruise in all inclusive luxury to the pristine wilderness of Alaska

  • The Canadian Rockies & Alaska
    16 days / 15 nights
    from €3,749
  • Banff National Park
  • Jasper National Park
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train
  • Inside Passage scenic cruising

  • Alberta's Prairies, Peaks & Dinosaurs - Motorhome Holiday
    10 days / 9 nights
    from €365
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • Waterton Lakes National Park

  • Rocky Mountain Wanderer
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €1,555
  • Banff National Park
  • Columbia Icefield
  • Jasper National Park

  • Vancouver to Whistler Snow Sensation
    11 days / 10 nights
    from €Please contact us
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler


    Western Canada map
    Perfectly situated between snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver'scenic location is hard to beat.

    A thriving culinary scene, vibrant nightlife and plenty of activities and attractions all add to the city’s allure. Just north of downtown, scale the heights of Grouse Mountain or visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

    A gateway to outdoor adventure, it also offers easy access to the world class mountain resort of Whistler and stunning Vancouver Island.
    Vancouver Island & the Sunshine Coast
    Reached by a short flight or ferry from the mainland, Vancouver Island offers rugged coastline, beautiful beaches and fantastic whale and bear viewing.

    Discover its charming capital Victoria before exploring the wild Pacific coast.

    On The Sunshine Coast, travel by local ferries to discover hidden coves, stunning waterfalls and verdant rainforests. The island is also an access point to some incredible wilderness resorts,
    Just two hours north of Vancouver, WHISTLER is home to two majestic mountains and a lively pedestrian village. A winter wonderland of epic skiing, snowboarding and snow-based activities from December to April the resort also offers an abundance of activities in the warmer months. Hike through alpine meadows, whizz down the mountain by bike, play one of four championship golf courses or go in search of resident black bears. A true year-round destination, Whistler is an outdoor playground for couples and families alike.
    British Columbia: Mountains, Wineries & Ranches
    The Kootenay Rockies and mountain resorts of Sun Peaks and Revelstoke boast stunning mountain scenery and activities galore. Some of Canada’s best wineries can be found in the rolling hills of the Okanagan Valley, as well as beautiful lake views and plenty of water-based fun. Complete your BRITISH COLUMBIA experience with a stay in one of the province’s fantastic ranches.
    Alberta & the Rockies
    The Rockies are famous for their towering mountains and stunning turquoise lakes and boast no less than five national parks, covering a vast area much of which has World Heritage Site status.

    Filled with inspiring scenery, abundant wildlife, charming towns and welcoming locals, the Rockies truly offer the iconic Canadian experience. Choose to base yourself in one of the friendly towns or combine several destinations, and complete your trip with a city stay in Calgary.
    Wilderness & Wildlife Resorts
    Beyond the bright city lights of Vancouver, on the west coast of British Columbia, lies a vast paradise of pristine wilderness and magnificent wildlife.

    A stay at one of our Wilderness and Wildlife lodges, many of which are located in the Great Bear Rainforest, is an unforgettable Canadian experience.

    Choose from luxurious secluded hideaways, rustic retreats or a unique floating lodge, all surrounded by spectacular landscapes.


    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Lake Louise & Beyond
    from €232
  • 7 restaurants & bars
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Canoeing (payable locally)
  • Complimentary yoga & fitness classes
  • Bike valet (summer)
  • Ski valet (winter)
  • Evening campfires (winter)
  • Movie nights
  • Ice bar (winter)
  • Kid’s programme (summer and winter)
  • Parking from $20 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • Great Bear Lodge
    from €1,922
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Bear viewing
  • Eco-friendly living
  • Interpretive rainforest walks

  • Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
    from €84
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Indoor pool & hot tub
  • Fitness centre
  • Parking from $41 per day
  • Free wi-fi

  • West Coast Wilderness Lodge 4 Day Package
    Vancouver Island & The Sunshine Coast
    from €728
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Spa
  • Hiking trails
  • Guided boat tour
  • Kayaking (payable locally)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
    from €137
  • 6 restaurants & bars
  • Outdoor pool & hot tub
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis centre
  • Golf course
  • Watersports
  • Free use of ice skates, cross-country skis, snowshoes & toboggans (in winter)
  • Free shuttle to Marmot Basin Ski resort (in winter)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Pan Pacific Vancouver
    from €110
  • 2 restaurants & a bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • State-of-the-art
  • fitness centre
  • Parking from $55
  • Free Wifi


    Ultimate Rockies Explorer Ticket
    Attraction Ticket
    from €132
  • Banff Gondola & lake cruise
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk

  • Victoria Whale Watch Cruise by Covered Boat
    Approx 3 hours
    from €79
  • Fantastic whale watching opportunities
  • Travel by Covered Cruiser
  • Commentary from marine biologist

  • Niagara Falls from Toronto
    Approx 10 hours
    from €104
  • Day tour from Toronto
  • Admire the majestic Niagara Falls
  • Memorable Hornblower boat ride

  • Mountains, Lakes & Waterfalls
    Approx 10 hours
    from €128
  • Stunning Lake Louise
  • Yoho National Park
  • Moraine Lake
  • Kicking Horse Pass

  • Tofino Bear Cruise
    Approx 2 hours
    from €78
  • Black bear viewing opportunities
  • Rugged Vancouver Island scenery

  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Afternoon Tea
    Approx 2 hours
    from €64
  • Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Spectacular lakeside setting

  • Speak to a Travel Expert

    We believe booking online is no substitute for one-on-one service. Between them our expert travel consultants have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries. As a result the service and advice they offer is second to none.

    Our travel centres are currently closed
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    Saturday & Bank Holidays: 9am - 6pm
    Sunday: 10am - 6pm

    For individual opening times please check your local travel centre

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    Western Canada Fast Facts

    Time Zone

    -8 hours

    Flight Time to Western Canada

    9.5 hours


    Canadian Dollar

    Visa Required?

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Recommended Immunisations


    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

    Trailfinders Travel Insurance

    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Western Canada from just €78 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

    Visa information given is given for Irish citizens holding a valid Irish passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. Immunisation guidelines assume routine Irish childhood immunisation has been given and will not apply to all situations. Medical advice should be sought. Your Trailfinders consultant will advise you of the specific visa and immunisation requirements for your trip.


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