Eastern Canada

It is easy to pretend you are in France when visiting the Eastern side of Canada as Montreal is the fourth largest French speaking city in the world and Quebec seems more Parisian that Paris itself.  After croissants and cafe au lait for breakfast, set off on foot and explore… Read the rest

Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are all about magnificent scenery, great outdoor experiences and some interesting wildlife. Highlights include Whistler, the stunning Icefield Parkway which runs through the Jasper and Banff National Parks and of course the Rocky Mountaineer Train Journeys. The scenic Icefield Parkway which links Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff… Read the rest


There’s so much more to Canada than just Vancouver, crisp and clean and lively as it is. Just a ferry-ride away – don’t miss the seafood chowder! – Vancouver Island has pretty arty-crafty villages, hazy blue beaches, the Butchart Gardens tucked into a quarry and quaint, historic Victoria. Cross the… Read the rest

Hiking Whistler-Blackcomb in summer by Ian Collier

Whistler is best known as a world class ski resort in the winter months, and the impressive infrastructure they put in place ahead of hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics certainly reflects this. I was fortunate to visit Whistler in September 2017, during the summer months, when it is transformed into… Read the rest

Enjoy the Calgary Stampede by Discover Travel

The 2016 dates are 08 – 17 July.  The Calgary Stampede is essentially a 10 day event whereby the Top 20 Cowboys for each event in the world compete in a range of events for a place in the Semis and Finals and the opportunity to win some of the… Read the rest

Canada introduces E-visas (ETA’s)

Even though this has been a requirement for NZ passport holders since March 2016, we find that a lot of travellers are still unaware that Canada introduced entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which they need before they board a flight to Canada. Entry requirements for other… Read the rest

The Majestic Canadian Rockies with Globus

I have never been to Canada and I have never been on a bus tour so in August I got the chance to remedy this by travelling from Vancouver to Calgary with Globus. I have come back a convert. I had a wonderful time, there was lots of awesome scenery,… Read the rest

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Northern Lights Eco Escape

3 Days From NZD $2,050 pp twinshare
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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is one of the best places in the world for viewing the northern lights. Not only is it directly under the auroral oval (so you are right under the lights as opposed to seeing them on the horizon), but it is mostly flat, providing unobstructed views of… Read the rest

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Prince Edward Island By Bike

7 Days From NZD $2,750 pp twinshare
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Cycle Green Gables and beyond on a highly-inclusive self-guided tour Welcome to Prince Edward Island! Canada’s smallest province, located on the Atlantic coast, is small in size and big in character. Best known for its friendly locals, red sand beaches, potato farms, lobster dinners, and Lucy Maud Montgomery’s ‘Anne of… Read the rest