Have you ever wondered how big Canada is? It’s huge! Is there a way to see a chunk of it in a relatively short time? Yes, there is.
Here’s the idea: Fly to Vancouver and spend a few days exploring this wonderful cosmopolitan city, full of parks and all sorts of sporting and recreational possibilities, plus sample the wonderful restaurants and diverse cuisines.
If you have more time, go over to Vancouver Island and see its famous Butchart Gardens. The island is also the gateway to the Campbell River and the wilderness, where you can see whales and bears. But that’s a whole different trip…
Back to Vancouver, and if you can tear yourself away, you can take a train journey right across the country and ending up in Toronto. The journey takes about four days and makes short stops en route including Edmonton, Kamloops and Winnipeg. The views from the viewing car are amazing! If you’d rather take a faster, more direct route you can take the famous Rocky Mountaineer train to Jasper or Banff and wonder at the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Arriving in Toronto, you have another fabulous modern city to explore and can make a trip to Niagara Falls from here. A country worth exploring in depth if you have time and I can give you many more ideas, but this is a good taster.