Holiday Types in Canada – Part 1

Canada has a wide spectrum of places to choose where to stay when on vacation, everything from chic city pads to remote log cabins in the wilderness. It all depends on where you want to go and what sort of holiday you are thinking of taking. In this blog we concentrate on city breaks in Canada and what is available.


Montreal is an enchanting city, it is also the second largest French speaking city in the world, the whole city screams France apart from its modern architecture and skyscrapers. There is even a subterranean part of Montreal that has over twenty miles of shopping, offering the keen shopper everything from chic brand names in boutique arcades to antiques and curios in small independent stores. Wander around the Old Town and marvel at the cobbled streets and quaint cafes and restaurants, you could take in Notre Dame Cathedral or go up to Mount Royal Park for some splendid views of the city.


Visiting Toronto not only offers a great city break but gives the opportunity to spend the day at the stupendous Niagara Falls. Many visitors do not realize that Niagara Falls is actually a series of three waterfalls and not one, the Horseshoe, the American and the Bridal Veil.

Back in modern Toronto there is everything you could possibly want from a city, Toronto has a bustling restaurant culture and you can find some of the best food in Canada served at the city’s chic dining establishments. The famous CN Tower dominates the city, and there is the new Edge Walk for visitors to explore if they enjoy heights. Toronto is on the edge of the magnificent Ontario countryside so a day exploring the wilderness is just another option.


Vancouver has often been called one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and to get the best out of this great city it is best explored from the outdoors. That is not to say that Vancouver does not have terrific restaurants, shopping, theatres and bars as it definitely does.

But due to its great climate and the plentiful rainfall, Vancouver is as green as Ireland. Stanley Park is a must on any itinerary, nearly one thousand acres to explore in the very heart of Vancouver, or perhaps stroll in the delightful Queen Elizabeth Park and go to visit the charming VanDusen Botanical Garden. After all the exercise there is no better place to head to than the great markets and eateries at Granville Island.

Canada is renowned for its great outdoors and thousands of miles of untouched wilderness, but at its heart are the great cities that are so diverse you would not think they belonged in the same country. Canada is very different to its other North American neighbor, it has a style and culture of its own and pretty much turns it nose up at what lies south below. Visiting its cities allows the tourist to engage with Canadians in their heartland and they will welcome you with open arms and perhaps show you one or two things about their home too.