Situated between the North Pole and the United States, Canada has so much to offer every kind of visitor: boasting a rich history, diverse and vibrant cities as well as some breathtaking landscapes and therefore exciting outdoor activities. Find all sorts of accommodation for the perfect trip to Canada! There are plenty of holiday rentals either in main cities such as Vancouver or Quebec or chalets and apartments in Whistler and Montreal. Take your pick from our selection to find the perfect place to stay in Canada.
Book a holiday rental in Canada, the second largest country in the world!
Canada is the second largest country in the world, offering breath-taking mountain scenery, turquoise glacial lakes and lively, multicultural cities. Its history means it has an eclectic mix of British, French and American influences which affects its arts, music, humour and cuisine. Visit Canada for a taste of adventure and cosmopolitan life and browse through our selection of holiday rentals on TripAdvisor or Airbnb to find your perfect stay.
Climate and tourism
Canada's northern regions experience arctic weather but the southern regions and areas close to the border with the US experience hot summers and four seasons like in Europe which is why the area close to the border is the most densely populated. April is deemed the worst month to visit Canada as the snow has melted, so the winter sports are no longer available and the summer attractions have not opened yet. It is therefore advised to visit in early May to the end of June and September/October as the weather is warm but it is not peak tourist season. The warmest and busiest time is July and August and therefore also the most expensive.
If it's snow you're looking for, there are several ski resorts across Canada which attract visitors from all over the world between November and April. Book a cosy chalet in one of the snowy ski resorts for the perfect winter escape.
Getting to Canada
Flying to Canada by air is relatively easy as there are a variety of non-stop flights from London, Mancheser, Glasgow, Birmingham and Edinburgh to various cities in Canada such as Toronto in approximately 7hrs and 45mins and Vancouver in 9hrs 30mins with companies such as Air Canada and British Airways. Prices start at around £350 for a return flight in low season and settle at around £800 in high season. Once you land in Canada, travel between cities is easy by domestic flight or you can hire a car for the ultimate Canadian road trip.
Where to stay?
Canada is divided into ten provinces with three territories in the North. The most popular provinces to visit to see the famous sights of Canada are Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. There is a range of rental accommodation in each of these areas to suit every need, whether you're looking for a city apartment or hotel, or an idyllic rental house in one of the national parks.
Ontario – Toronto/Niagara Falls/Ottawa
Ontario is home to the stunning Niagara Falls which attracts millions of visitors every year. For those of you who like a thrill, why not have a trip on the Whirlpool Jet Ride Boat or take to the Zipline to hurtle 670m towards the Horseshoe Falls through a cloud of mist. Check out our holiday rentals in the area to see one of the Natural Wonders of the World for yourself.
Combine your visit to Niagara Falls with a trip to the capital of Canada, Ottowa. As the political centre of the country, Ottowa is a great place to visit national museums and parliamentary buildings.
The capital of the province of Ontario and known for its cultural diversity, you will not be disappointed by a holiday apartment in Toronto with the amount of things there are to see here. To not miss are the cultural attractions such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as the famous CN Tower, which at 553 metres in height used to be the tallest building in the world and offers a breathtaking view of the cityscape. Take a trip in time to the 19th century by exploring the Distillery District, once home to a large whiskey distillery, it now boats a variety of indie restaurants, shops as well as art galleries and theatres.
Quebec – Montreal
Named after the triple-peaked hill in its centre, Montreal is the largest city in the francophone province of Québec. Find accommodation in Montreal if you wish to travel outside Europe to practice your French and immerse yourself in Quebecois culture! Montreal is the cuisine capital of Canada - do not forget to try the typical Quebec dish of chips, cheese and gravy called Poutine! There are also festivals of different types all year round, such as the International Jazz Festival in the summer and the snow festival, Fête des Neiges, in winter - with such a variety of events there is undoubtedly something for everyone here!
British Columbia / Alberta - The Rockies and Vancouver
This multicultural and thriving city on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia has something for everyone: book a holiday home in Vancouver to explore its thriving art and shopping scene, various diverse neighbourhoods such as Gastown, Punjabi Market and Chinatown as well as nearby beaches, mountains and parks. For amazing views of the nearby Capilano River and forest don't forget to take a trip to cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge!
Banff National Park and Jasper National Park are stunning nearby parks in the Rockies which are home to crystal blue glacial lakes and the type of picture-perfect mountain scenery worthy of a screensaver. Take a trip in summer and choose from one of our hotels, apartments or B&Bs from Airbnb or Booking.com in this area to explore pristine wilderness and an abundance of wildlife. Alternatively, search our selection of chalets in Whistler in the area for a winter getaway and enjoy skiing on some of the world's most beautiful slopes.
What to do and see in Canada?
Try the delicacies
Poutine, essentially chips, cheese and gravy, is a classic Canadian dish which you can find paired up with lobster or foie gras, or just as it comes for an ultimate comfort food hit.
Of course, with the national emblem of Canada being the Maple leaf, what could be more Canadian than lathering your bacon and pancakes with lashes of Maple Syrup. If you fancy a drink to wash that down with, sample a Caesar Cocktail, Canada's answer to the Bloody Mary.
Catch an ice hockey game
Canada is home of ice hockey, so your trip wouldn't be complete without seeing a game. Whether you understand the rules or not, pick a team and get involved in some quintessential Canadian fun.
Outdoor and sea adventures in Canada
Being the second largest country in the world and the largest country in the western hemisphere, there are an abundance of exciting activities to make the most of outdoors in Canada. Some bucket list things for lovers of animals and nature include kayaking with whales on Johnson Strait near Vancouver Island in British Columbia, making the most of the many hiking and cycling trails on the coast of Ontario and among the mountains of Yukon. If you are feeling brave, why not get up close to the magnificent creatures off Canada's shore and swim with humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador?