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Now this really is going the extra mile. One of our travellers was soundly asleep in his luxury Hudson Bay lodge, when he awoke to a polite 3am door knock. The group's guide, who'd stayed awake into the wee small hours scanning the sub-arctic coast, had spotted a polar bear swimming ashore.

'It was huge and glistening,' wrote the amazed visitor. 'It actually peered in through our restaurant window, just feet away. And to ice the cake there was a simultaneous display of the northern lights. I'll never forget those moments.'

While we can't promise up close and personal nature encounters directly beneath stellar astronomy on every Abercrombie & Kent Canada holiday, brilliant and tireless guides are par for the course - this one also made fabulous plaster casts of wolf paw prints for younger guests.


He and the other guides are the front line of our highly experienced North American team, which offers creative itineraries - fancy swimming with beluga whales or wilderness cookery lessons with leading chefs? - along with the best vehicles and long-established contacts. It allows us to offer extraordinary adventures and seamless travel across this vast, diverse country.

An A&K tour, of course, is generous with the great outdoors. From wild, empty and atmospheric Atlantic Canada with its superb seafood, to the vertiginous wall of the Rockies, rising out of the plains and merging into the beautiful West Coast mountains, it's a stage for wonderful hiking, skiing and wildlife viewing, including bears, eagles and wolves.

You can raft the Yukon's stunning rivers past toothpaste blue icebergs or explore its Gold Rush historic towns; fish in Ontario's lakes or British Columbia's emerald waters - returning guests love the ease with which their salmon was shipped home - or take the relaxed luxury option of the Rocky Mountaineer train. We recommend its domed observation car for prime views of the Continental Divide and snow-capped peaks (you may even be welcomed by Mounties, as our guests were).

Whatever option, your journey is punctuated by Canada's sophisticated cities: cosmopolitan Toronto's fine food and arts on Lake Ontario's shore; French-speaking Montreal, dubbed 'Canada's Cultural Capital' by Monocle magazine; and Vancouver, the urban good life sandwiched between imposing mountains and Pacific Ocean.

Clearly, even without the polar bears and aurora borealis, Canada offers an awful lot and A&K are more than happy to help you discover it.


Canada Offers

The Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer

Prices from £4,150 saving up to £350pp for 10 nights
Book by the 31st July for travel before September 30th 2015 and explore Canada’s untamed and inspiring landscapes ranging from stunning turquoise glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains and emerald forests teaming with wildlife. Prices from £4,150 per person, saving up to £350 per person with a complimentary upgrade to GoldLeaf on board the Rocky Mountainer. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Family Wilderness Adventure

Nights: 6 | from £4,839

Highlights - Take a seaplane flight to Victoria; Visit the special Kids Market on Granville Island; Trek, ride on horseback, go deep-sea fishing, canoe or kayak; Go whale watching in an open-air Zodiac... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Canada

Nights: 10 | from £3,195

Explore Canada’s untamed and inspiring landscapes ranging from stunning turquoise glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains, Hells gate in Fraser Canyon, and emerald forests teaming with wildlife. Find out more

Holiday type: Set departure

Classic Journeys

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Birds, Bears and Beluga Whales

Nights: 7 | from £6,839

This 7 night itinerary allows you to view magnificent endangered polar bears in their natural habitat – as well as whales, caribou, moose and wolves. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife | Adventure & Culture | Voyages & Cruising

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Ranches & Wilderness

Nights: 8 | from £5,875

Head to the heart of Canada’s cowboy country for 8 nights and enjoy an authentic ranch – you’ll have your own horse for your entire stay! Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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Vibrant Toronto and Fogo Island Adventure

Nights: 6 | from £3,450

Combine the vibrancy of Canada’s most cosmopolitan city with its most intrepid Island experience Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff, Alberta

The Fairmont Banff Springs is another member of the famous 'Grand Railway Hotels'. These hotels were conceived in the 19th century as a way for the Canadian... Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Fairmont Chateau

Lake Lousie, Alberta

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Lousie appears in thousands of visitors photographs each year with its signature location on the shores of this dazzling lake.... Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers a picture-postcard slice of outdoors adventure Canada. Located on Clayoquot Sound on the western side of Vancouver... Find out more

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Safari & Wildlife | Adventure & Culture | Honeymoons

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Shangri- La Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia

Located in the heart of Vancouver's downtown shopping district this is the first offering from the Shangri-La group in North America and the hotel does... Find out more

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Rocky Mountaineer

Rockies, British Columbia

The Rocky Mountaineer is undoubtedly the most spectacular train trip in North America. Departing from Jasper, Alberta you'll travel to Kamloops through... Find out more

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Voyages & Cruising

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View a selection of our top offers:

The Rocky Mountaineer

Canada

Prices from £4,150 saving up to £350pp for 10 nights
Book by the 31st July for travel before September 30th 2015 and explore Canada’s untamed and inspiring landscapes ranging from stunning turquoise glacier lakes, snow-capped mountains and emerald forests teaming with wildlife. Prices from £4,150 per person, saving up to £350 per person with a complimentary upgrade to GoldLeaf on board the Rocky Mountainer. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

Voyages & Cruising

Call 01242854444 Enquire

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Charlotte, Vicki, Heidi and Rod are experts in designing the perfect holiday in the USA and Canada to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in North America in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our North America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 854 444 or enquire online


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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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Best time to be there

The peak season is from June to September. Killer whale viewing is best in June and July.

Fly to

British Airways fly to Vancouver and Calgary.

flying time

9-12 hours

time difference

Western Canada is GMT -8 hours

Visas

British Passport holders do not require a visa

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