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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.

Ice Skating at Lake Louise, Alberta in Winter

Winter in Alberta: The Ultimate Trip-Planning Guide

With over 21 years of experience planning winter vacations in Canada, we've created our own Alberta trip-planning guide complete with recommended itineraries.

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, here we highlight our ultimate summer adventures in Churchill, Saskatoon and 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.

Canada By Design REVIEWS

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

Peter Australia

"Thanks very much to Jasmine for helping to organise our wonderful holiday from Vancouver across the Rockies to Calgary."

Graham Perth, Australia

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

Manuel United States

"I don't know how I will ever thank you all at Canada by Design for making our trip of a lifetime!"

Ann Australia

"This was an A++ experience! I'll definitely use Canada by Design for our next trip to Canada."

Kathleen Texas, United States

"We had the most fabulous trip to our Winter Wonderland in the Canadian Rockies."

Mary California, United States

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

Melinda Nevada, United States

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

Rita Illinois, United States

"We will be recommending you to others and will use you again when we return for more adventure."

Kay New Zealand

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

Anne New Jersey, United States