Design Your Dream Canadian Vacations
Canada Train Trips | Road Trips | Luxury Lodges & Wildlife Tours
Dreaming of a vacation in Canada? We like you already. As Canadian vacation experts backed by over 22 years of experience, we take the hassle out of trip planning by delivering complete Canadian vacations personalized to your preferences and based on first-hand experience.
Covering the best of Canada from coast to coast, our long-standing partnerships guarantee quality experiences at competitive rates. So go ahead, explore our suggested trip ideas across Canada and contact us for your free consultation.
Our Featured Canadian Train Tours | Road Trips
For the past 20 years our team has been designing dream train and road trips in Canada. Our team regularly travels from coast to coast aboard VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer, discovering new adventures that we can't wait to share with you.
Explore our Canada | What is there to do?
Feast your eyes on Canada with a vacation that includes the Last Frontier, the Canadian Rockies, Eastern Canada or the Maritimes. Travel by luxury train, witness the Aurora Northern Lights, discover the iconic Fairmont properties and more.
Arctic Polar Bears & Beluga Whales
Walk the frozen tundra to watch the largest bears on earth or see thousands of Belugas migrate to the river.
Bucket List Top 10: The Best Canadian Trips
Discover the best trips in Canada straight from our bucket list, from the Rockies to the Atlantic Coast.
Canadian Rockies by Train, Car or Both ?
A Canadian Rockies road trip is a tempting option or should I take a Train Trip? What if we told you there's no need to choose.
West Coast Canada by Train | Luxury Lodges
Western Canada’s most luxurious lodges are the perfect addition to your West Coast Canada train trip.
How to Travel by Luxury Train Across Canada
On our luxury train trips across Canada, be dazzled by the scenery and delighted by the pampering.
VIA Rail or Rocky Mountaineer? What's the Difference?
Learn the difference between the trains, where they travel and which has overnight accommodation.
Our Top 10 Wilderness Retreats in Canada
This country is overflowing with incredible log cabins, luxury glamping resorts and unique floating lodges.
Exploring Fairmont's Grand Railway Hotels
The blending of rail travel and luxury accommodation has a long history in Canada, dating as far back as 1886.
Switch it Up: 10 Unique Trips to Take in Atlantic Canada
Intriguing and alluring, Atlantic Canada calls for authentic experiences in spectacular landscapes.
The best time to see the Aurora Northern Lights in Canada
Witnessing the northern lights is a transformational experience that many people wait years to see.
The Latest Stories From Our Team
At Canada by Design, our vacations are inspired by our own adventures, be it heli-hiking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, taking the train through a winter wonderland, driving along the rugged east coast or searching for polar bears on Manitoba's tundra.
The Ultimate Calgary Stampede Experience
Are you ready for the ultimate Stampede experience? Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned Stampede-goer, there's always something new and exciting to experience and we happen to have itineraries that include your tickets.
7 Canadian Train Trips to Book for a Summer Vacation
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The Best of Atlantic Canada 2023
With over 20 years of expertise and established partnerships, we guarantee quality experiences at competitive rates, covering the best of Canada from coast to coast. Explore our Atlantic Canada trip ideas and contact us for your free custom quote.
The Top 10 Reasons to Visit Alberta Canada
Discover the top 10 reasons to visit Alberta, Canada's best-kept secret - home to majestic mountains, prairies, desert badlands, vast forests, glaciers and lakes.
How to Plan a Winter Wonderland Rail Trip Through the Rockies
With over 22 years of experience planning customized dream trips to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, will make your trip even more exceptional than you imagined.
15 Must-Do Experiences in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Most of our itineraries in the Canadian Rocky Mountains offer your choice of included tours. Here we outline what many of those are, plus add an extra few.
How to Plan a Trip to Eastern Canada
Discover how to plan a trip to Eastern Canada, from the nation's capital city of Ottawa and metropolitan Toronto to the historic Quebec City and vibrant Montreal.
Canada By Design REVIEWS
"I would highly recommend Canada by Design and would certainly use them again when going to another area they service."
Joyce New Jersey, United States
" I couldn't be more pleased with the trip! "
Marlene Schillinger Petersburg, Virginia, United States
"We found our experience with Canada by Design to be most wonderful for our Trans-Canada Rail Trip."
Marjorie Stock California, United States
"Overall it was a great way to see the country for the most part. "
Lorraine Squamish, Canada
"I don't know how I will ever thank you all at Canada by Design for making our trip of a lifetime!"
"Destinations, itinerary and accommodation was all well thought out and we had a very memorable time. I'd happily use Canada by Design again."
Christopher Zurich, Switzerland
" The whales very kindly decided to perform when I was whale watching. "
Janet New Eltham, United Kingdom
"Thank you for the wonderful job you did in setting everything up, and also for your courteous assistance."
Nick Florida, United States
"Thanks again for a well planned and hassle free vacation. We will look forward to future vacations with Discover Holidays. "
Ross Ontario, Canada
"Our trip through western Canada planned by Canada by Design was fabulous."
Jeffrey California, United States