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Family Holidays to Canada
Family Holidays to Canada

Family Holidays to Canada

Top 5 Parks to Visit on a Canada family Holiday

Banff National Park: Laying claim to being the oldest national park in Canada, Banff is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, forests and glaciers, making it a truly diverse landscape to discover. Hikers will be in their element as there are countless walking trails to explore. And there’s always something to keep the children’s attention on our family holidays to Canada, with an array of wildlife lurking around every twist and turn and optional activities such as gondola and helicopter rides. While elk, deer and bighorn sheep are most commonly seen during walks through Banff National Park, you might also be lucky enough to spot a bear, mountain goat, wolf or coyote in the distance. And to capture some impressive photos, the glistening water and mountainous backdrop of Lake Louise is the perfect setting and possibly one of the most photographed locations on a Canada family holiday.

Jasper National Park: Sprawled across almost 19,000 square miles, Jasper National Park if the largest in Canada. As you explore its wildly beautiful scenery, you’ll be in awe of the vast wilderness. One of the best ways to really grasp its immensity is on a cable car ride up Whistler Mountain. From here you’ll have a bird’s-eye perspective of its mountains, glaciers and valleys. Alternatively, you can visit Mount Edith Cavell to witness the views of Angel Glacier or get your blood flowing with a mountain bike ride through the lakeside scenery. Icefields Parkway is the most scenic drives you’ll experience on family holidays Canada and runs through the heart of the Rockies. Watch the most magnificent scenery unfurl as you travel among hanging glaciers and breath-taking valleys before visiting Peyto Lake and hiking across Athabasca Glacier.

Yoho National Park: Whilst Yoho National Park isn’t quite as immense as the Canadian Rockies’ more well-known Banff and Jasper parks, its natural beauty is equally as astounding. Emerald lakes are hugged on all sides by scented pines and its alpine waterfalls, mountains and rock walls will leave you in awe. Our Canada family holiday ensures there’s always something exciting for the children, whether that’s white water rafting along the Kicking Horse River or canoeing on the Emerald Lake.

Wells Gray Provincial Park: Encapsulating a large portion of the Cariboo Mountains in British Columbia, Wells Gray Provincial Park is beyond impressive; it will quite literally take your breath away. As you listen to the roar of the Helmcken Falls thundering down the rock sides and feel the cold spray on your face, you’ll appreciate how wondrous this place is. Carved out by glaciers and volcanoes, and home to a staggering 41 named waterfalls, beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains, Wells Gray is a force of nature to be reckoned with.

Stanley Park: Providing the lungs to the city of Vancouver, Stanley Park may not be in the same league as the country’s national parks, but it sure has its own charms and is well worth visiting on family holidays to Canada. Tucked into the peninsula of the city, this urban park is a peaceful oasis and a honey pot for tourists wanting to discover the local nature. Here you’ll find golden beaches, flower gardens and plenty of attractions for the kids, including a water park, swimming pool and a miniature railway.

A wide range of wildlife spotted. We were extremely lucky to see Wild Dogs twice, a good number of White Rhino in Umfolozi and significant herds of elephant, Zebra and giraffe amongst many other animals.
Also had a good sighting of lions on our last day in Kruger.
Andrew, very well assisted by Trymore, was an excellent guide full of enthusiasm and a great host. Food prepared at the sites was very good as was the choice of restaurants on the occasions that we ate in towns.
There was a good close up experience with dolphins in Mozambique and it was the dolphins that approached the guests rather than the other way around.
The border crossing from Mozambique involved a lengthy delay as it was a Sunday and many workers travelling across to South Africa.
The lodges used were comfortable and well located.
Overall, a highly recommended trip for those who love wildlife although as always sightings can never be guaranteed.

Keith Ginnaw Southern Africa Safari: Kruger & Coast

Something of a bucket list holiday for me.
The combination of different locations was testament to the local knowledge of the tour organisers.
Yes the trip is full on, be prepared for the early starts and different activities, but they are worth it.
All very well organised, taking into account differing physical capabilities, and designed to get the best out of the specific area.

John Wigley Southern Africa Safari: Kruger & Coast

Great trip learnt all about ancient Jordans deep historical past

Jill Sheargold Petra & Wadi Rum Family Adventure