Experience Canada with APT

8 March 2016
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Canada beckons us all with its extraordinary natural beauty, from soaring snow-capped peaks to expansive turquoise lakes and glistening glaciers. The largest country in North America, Canada boasts a bounty of national parks and wildlife reserves, each teeming with local wildlife. Alongside lush landscapes, the country is dotted with bustling, multi-cultural cities worth exploring.

Canada with APT Spectacular beauty in the Canadian Rockies

APT can take you on an unforgettable adventure to experience the highlights of Canada. Begin with the jewel in Canada’s crown, the spectacular Canadian Rockies. There is no better way to discover this beautiful region, then aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

This luxury train will take you between Vancouver and Banff National Park or Jasper National Park via Kicking Horse Pass and the Continental Divide. In Banff, you can ride the Icefields Parkway right onto the Athabasca Glacier for breathtaking views. See firsthand the impressive emerald waters of Lake Louise and join a Mountain Heritage Guide for a fascinating stroll.

Canada with APT Vancouver shimmers in the evening

Your Canadian adventure could also include time in the pretty city of Vancouver. Explore must-see attractions, from the carefully manicured gardens of Stanley Park to the popular restaurants in Gastown. Visit the famous Granville Island Markets and marvel at the colourful fresh produce on display or sample a handmade treat from one of the boutique bakeries.

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A visit to Canada also makes for the perfect gateway to experience the icy tundras of Alaska. Be enamoured by this region’s sheer beauty as you discover the unique flora and fauna of Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour. Dine atop majestic Mount Alyeska and explore towns that were once frontiers of the gold rush.

Canada with APT See Alaska with a cruise

As you cruise the Inside Passage, you will witness one of the most picturesque sea-lanes in the world. Sail past the steep mountain walls on your way to Alaska’s capital, Juneau. A visit to the World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park will inspire with its intertwining rivers of ice and sky-scraping peaks.

Over in Canada’s east, you could also explore the French-inspired culture, quaint cobblestone streets and divine cuisine of Montreal and Quebec City. See the thunderous roar of Niagara Falls as you enjoy an incredible dining experience overlooking the falls before visiting the Illumination Tower.

Canada with APT Explore the New England Islands

Your Eastern Canada journey can also be combined with a cruise through the USA’s New England Islands. Board a boutique small ship in Providence, Rhode Island, for an excursion around the islands of Massachusetts. Absorb the coastal scenery as you delight in sublime local dishes, including a traditional New England lobster bake. Alternatively, board a Holland America Line cruise in Boston and travel to Montreal, appreciating the seascapes of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island along the way.

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Jessica Holmes

A foodie at heart, I love to travel to the USA and explore their expansive culinary culture. You’ll typically find me satisfying my sweet tooth in an American candy store, sampling macarons in a quaint New York patisserie or stocking up on American baking supplies.