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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.

Summer Churchill Polar Bear Tours

What to Expect on Summer Churchill Polar Bear Tours

Summer polar bear tours in Churchill are filled with incredible Canadian wildlife, remote wilderness, authentic activities and local culture.

A Yukon road trip bear sighting

Why the Yukon Road Trip Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

With thousands of miles of roads, long summer days, friendly locals and scenic vistas, the Yukon road trip has long been a bucket list adventure for many.

Glass-domed viewing car on VIA Rail

7 Canadian Train Trips to Book for a Summer Vacation

Despite the dramatic pause on travel that came with the global pandemic, Canadian train trips are back and beautiful as ever. Discover our favorites.

Hopewell Rocks at Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

All your Questions about Atlantic Canada, Answered

When travelers first find themselves intrigued by Atlantic Canada, they have a lot of questions. Luckily, we're experts in it all. Here are all your questions, answered.

A couple hiking outside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta

How to Plan the Perfect Summer Trip to Alberta

Discover how to plan the perfect summer trip to Alberta in three easy steps. See the Rockies, alpine towns, national parks and Calgary Stampede.

A mother polar bear and her cub in Churchill, Manitoba

A Winter Guide to Polar Bear Tours in Canada

With Canada home to 60 percent of the world’s polar bear population, there's simply nowhere better to go for polar bear viewing tours. Discover our top itineraries.

VIA Rail in the Canadian Rockies in winter

4 Winter Train Vacations in Canada for a Magical Adventure

Traveling aboard VIA Rail into a sparkling wonderland of ice and snow, there really is nothing quite like these 4 winter train vacations in Canada.

A Couple Exploring Edmonton, Alberta in Winter

72 Hours of Winter in Edmonton

The largest northernmost metropolis and also the capital city of Alberta, there's a lot more to Edmonton than first meets the eye, especially in winter. Discover the best activities, festivals, restaurants and more!

Canada By Design REVIEWS

"Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation that created memories for our lifetime! You did a great job!"

Pam Illinois, United States

"We could not have been more pleased with the trip that was planned by Canada by Design."

Carol Cevolani Petaluma, United States

"We did the "Rail & Drive Across Canada" with you & it was wonderful. A Bucket List dream come true!"

Rita Illinois, United States

"Thank you for the wonderful job you did in setting everything up, and also for your courteous assistance."

Nick Florida, United States

"One of our best vacations. Perfectly planned and all went off without a hitch. "

Joel Yellin Rochester , United States

"Our trip through western Canada planned by Canada by Design was fabulous."

Jeffrey California, United States

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

Jacqueline Netherlands

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

Annabelle Delaware, United States

"The way we were able to customize our trip drive/train and explore on our own was awesome! "

Melinda Nevada, United States

" The whales very kindly decided to perform when I was whale watching. "

Janet New Eltham, United Kingdom