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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.

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.

12 Festive Things to Do in Vancouver, Tried & Tested by Local Experts

12 Festive Things to Do in Vancouver, Tried & Tested by Local Experts

Whether it's a Whistler ski trip, a winter train journey to the Rockies or a northern lights adventure that brings you to the city, extend your stay with these 12 festive things to do in Vancouver.

Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

VIDEO: Unique Canadian Wilderness Resorts by Canada Travel Experts

When you picture a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Canada, what do you see? For our team of Canada travel experts, unique Canadian wilderness resorts are inarguably part of the picture.

Vancouver Skyline in Winter

72 Hours of Winter in Vancouver

The theory that Canada completely freezes over in the winter is a myth. Uncover what makes Vancouver the ultimate winter destination and learn what to do, where to stay, what to eat and where to go, all curated by Canada travel experts.

Rocky Mountains Heli-Hiking with CMH

Heli-Hiking in the Canadian Rockies: Tips by Canada Travel Experts

From soaring over glaciers to strolling near spires, our heli-hiking trip in the Canadian Rockies wow-ed us with stunning landscapes, spoiled us with attentive service, and inspired us to share the adventure with other travelers.

Canada By Design REVIEWS

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

Johanna Oswald Little Rock, AR, United States

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

Melinda Nevada, United States

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

Jeffrey California, United States

"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

"We would recommend trips organized by Canada by Design to anyone who is interested in actively exploring parts of the country."

Astrid Ottawa, Canada

"We found our experience with Canada by Design to be most wonderful for our Trans-Canada Rail Trip."

Marjorie Stock California, United States

"From day one we felt comfortable that everything was going to be special."

Mark Australia

"We had a marvelous trip. Everything fell into place."

Anne New Jersey, United States

"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

"Overall it was a great way to see the country for the most part. "

Lorraine Squamish, Canada