This comprehensive private tour of Canada will bring you to visit Toronto, Niagara, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver and Whistler. There is no shortage of historic landmarks, city icons and beautiful works of nature in this holiday package. In addition to scenic boat rides at Niagara Falls and Thousand Islands at Kingston, the gondola rides on this tour will also let you view nature's beauties from different perspectives.
Upon arrival at Toronto airport, your tour guide will meet and welcome you. Embark on an evening tour of the cosmopolitan city of Toronto with visits to Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Olympic Spirit, Harbourfront neighbourhood, St. Lawrence Market, Toronto Entertainment District, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Bata Shoe Museum and CF Toronto Eaton Centre.
Niagara Day Tour
Board Niagara’s signature boat, Maid of the Mist, which will take you close to the stunning falls, and around American Falls (based on seasonal availability). Other notable spots you will visit are Horseshoe Falls, Table Rock, Floral Clock, Clifton Hill and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
After breakfast, proceed to Kingston where Thousand Islands is located at. Join the Thousand Islands Cruise as it brings you to explore the beautiful surrounding scenery. Continue on to the historic Ottawa.
Spend your day exploring Ottawa, Canada’s capital. The landmarks you will visit are Parliament buildings, Supreme Court of Canada, National Arts Centre, Rideau Canal, Ottawa City Hall, Rockcliffe Park Lookout, Dows Lake, Ornamental Gardens, Chinatown, Little Italy and Farmers’ Market. End your day at Montreal.
Get a comprehensive overview of Montreal as you visit the Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Olympic Park, Mount Royal Park, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, Port of Montreal, Chinatown, Place Ville Marie, Montreal City Hall, Bell Centre, Downtown Montreal and many more signature highlights.
Discover the charming French-speaking Quebec on this day tour with insightful visits to Place-Royale, Plains of Abraham, Parliament Building, Montmorency Falls, Île d'Orleans and Place d'Armes among other interesting attractions.
After breakfast, take a domestic flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, proceed to check-in hotel at Banff before having your dinner and exploring this picturesque resort town with the Rocky Mountains in the backdrop.
After breakfast, set out to discover Sulphur Mountain. It is named after its hot springs that have been developed into swimming and hot pools. Enjoy a gondola ride to take in the charming scenery before heading to Lake Louise in the afternoon.
After breakfast, appreciate one of the most beautiful drives in the world as you travel from Banff to Jasper via the Icefields Parkway. Upon arrival at Jasper, proceed to check-in to hotel and enjoy a satisfying dinner.
After breakfast, proceed to travel to Kamloops which is one of Canada’s most sunny destinations and a paradise of fun outdoor activities. Upon arrival at Kamloops, you will enjoy an orientation tour of the city.
After breakfast, head to Capilano Suspension Bridge which crosses the Capilano River. Upon arrival at Vancouver city, you will have a half-day sightseeing tour which will showcase Stanley Park and English Bay.
Take a scenic ride on the Whistler Village Gondola, located in Whistler Village at the base of Whistler Mountain. Upon arrival at the top, marvel at the breathtaking 360-degree views that Peak 2 Peak Gondola offers between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain.
Free till departure transfer to Vancouver airport for homebound flight.
Maid of the Mist
Toronto, Niagara, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec have a warm summer continental climate. Toronto has an average temperature of 8.3 °C and annual rainfall of 785 mm, while Niagara’s temperature is 8.65 °C and rainfall 887 mm, Kingston’s temperature is 6.9 °C and rainfall 925 mm, Ottawa’s temperature is 6.0 °C and rainfall 868 mm, Montreal’s temperature is 6.4 °C and rainfall 975 mm, and Quebec’s temperature is 4.8 °C and rainfall 1101 mm.
Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Whistler have a cold and temperate climate. Calgary’s average temperature is 3.4 °C and annual rainfall 428 mm, while Banff’s average temperature is 1.8 °C and rainfall 511 mm, Jasper’s temperature is 2.9 °C and rainfall 469 mm, and Whistler’s temperature is 5.9 °C and rainfall 1113 mm.
Kamloops has a steppe climate with average temperature of 8.6 °C and annual rainfall 305 mm, while Vancouver’s climate is warm and temperate with average temperature of 9.9 °C and annual rainfall 1283 mm.
The seasons in Toronto, Niagara, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Kamloops and Vancouverare as follow:
- Spring –March to May are months when the cities enjoy cool and mild weather which is good for walking around. This maple harvesting season also allows you the opportunity to be invited by Quebec’s maple sugar shacks to watch as the maple sap is boiled into syrup and other tasty treats.
- Summer –June to August is the peak tourist season, though Kamloops may experience the occasional rainstorm with relatively low humidity.
- Autumn –September to November bring about the colors of autumn. Temperatures can be unpredictable at Niagara. Early autumn may still be warm in Kamloops and Vancouver, but it can get rather cold by the end of autumn. It is recommended to pack more layers.
- Winter –Toronto, Niagara and Kingston are covered in snow from December to March, while Ottawa, Montreal and Quebecfrom November to March, and Kamloops and Vancouver from December to February. Toronto, Niagara, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebecwill experience biting winds and snow, and Niagara Falls may freeze. While Kamloops enjoy mainly sunny yet windy days in winter, Vancouver will have frequent rain showers which may hinder sightseeing plans. Sidewalks will be icy, so it is recommended to have proper footwear. Do also pack more layers and a winter jacket.
The seasons in Calgary, Banff, Jasper and Whistler are as follow:
- Spring –April to May are months when melting snow will muddy parks and trails in Calgary, Banff and Jasper. Banff’s weather is unpredictable and everything from blizzards to warm weather can be experienced during this season. Skiing can be done through the end of April at Whistler.
- Summer –June to August is the peak tourist season, with July being the hottest month of the year. The mountain lakes at Banff look their most brilliant during this period. Skiing can still be done at Whistler’s Horstman Glacier.
- Autumn –September to October is when temperatures cool and beautiful fall colours arrive. Do pack warm layers to protect you from the cooling weather. Blizzards are not uncommon in Banff in October as it can quickly turn bitterly cold within the month.
- Winter –November to March are months when snow blankets the cities and towns, and winter sports enthusiasts descend upon them in search of powder. Do pack more layers and a winter jacket. January is the coldest month of the year.