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Canada Vacations designed to your distinct travel preferences.

Dreaming of a vacation in Canada? We like you already. As Canadian vacation experts backed by over 20 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
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
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 ?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.

Western Canada Road Trip

The Best Summer Road Trips in Western Canada

With travel to Canada from the US once again an option, a road trip is a great way to safely see new sights. Whether it's to the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver Island or the Yukon, our team will ensure it all goes smoothly.

Very Canada Trips

7 Very Canadian Trips for the Ultimate Summer Adventure

If you're seeking a very Canadian trip with polar bears, golden wheat fields, great beer and authentic Canadian accents, look no further. Here we highlight our ultimate summer adventures in Churchill, Saskatoon and across Atlantic Canada.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Unique Things to Do in Vancouver, BC and Beyond

Whether it's a floatplane journey to Bowen Island to enjoy a gourmet private picnic or a boat tour to watch seals and spectacular sunsets, we've got the best things to do in Vancouver, BC and beyond.

A man standing at the peak of the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain Vacations to Escape to Post-Pandemic

As we step out of a global pandemic and into what we hope will be a promising future for travel, we couldn’t think of anything more ideal than a Rocky Mountain vacation in Alberta.

The Best Canadian Train Trips for 2021

As we wind down what has been an unprecedented year, we begin to strategize: What are the best Canadian train trips to book for 2021? The answer, as always, lays in the uniqueness of the individual.

The Rocky Mountaineer train in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

6 Classic Rail Vacations in Canada

Discover 6 classic rail vacations in Canada onboard both VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer as we take you through the Rocky Mountains, along the East Coast and over to the Maritimes.

Dining on the beach in Nova Scotia

15 Must-Do Experiences in Atlantic Canada

Intriguing and alluring, Atlantic Canada calls travelers who seek authentic experiences in spectacular landscapes. Here we share the 15 must-do experiences in Atlantic Canada.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

The Top 20 Bucketlist Trips in Canada

Whether it's dancing under the northern lights, bonding with grizzly bears in temperate rainforest or road tripping along the rugged coast of the Atlantic, we all have a list of dream bucketlist trips in Canada.

Canada By Design REVIEWS

"It was a dream come true, I am so happy! "

Joanne Massachusetts, United States

"We had a wonderful trip and everything was arranged very well!"

Jacqueline Netherlands

"It was a very memorable trip and I highly recommend to all."

Cherie Arizona, United States

"We came back with many happy memories and beautiful photos of your breathtaking country."

Johanna Oswald Little Rock, AR, United States

"I would definitely recommend this to anyone - but especially to young parents with families. "

Annabelle Delaware, United States

"From start to finish it was an ideal trip for us to enjoy Canada scenery, atmosphere and hospitality. "

Manuel United States

"We just came back from our winter adventure 5 days/4 nights in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. We had such a nice time and everything was great."

Ina Dominican Republic

"It was like a Christmas tree fairyland. It was snowing pretty good. So coming from Texas in the summer it was really special, almost magical. "

Anita Texas, United States

"Paulina organized an awesome trip for us which included Vancouver Island and the Rockies."

Peter Australia

"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