Canada By Design Vacations | Winter in Alberta

Canada Train Trips | Road Trips | Luxury Lodges & Wildlife Tours

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.

A Couple Walking through Downtown Calgary in Winter

72 Hours of Winter in Calgary

When we think about planning a trip to Calgary, Alberta, we oftentimes think of summer. What most don't know, however, is that winter offers its own exceptional experiences.

Friends at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

The Travel Expert's Guide to Jasper, Alberta

A small alpine town situated within the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, it's important to understand what separates Jasper from the rest (and why you absolutely have to visit).

A couple walking in Banff, Alberta in winter

The Travel Expert's Guide to Banff and Lake Louise

For over 21 years our Travel Designers have been visiting and planning dream trips in Banff and Lake Louise. Here we answer your frequently asked questions for the region.

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.

Canada By Design REVIEWS

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

Janet New Eltham, United Kingdom

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

Lorraine Squamish, Canada

"Excellent trip. Well planned out. We were able to get all our additional destinations accommodated. "

Paul Williams Canada

"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

" I couldn't be more pleased with the trip! "

Marlene Schillinger Petersburg, Virginia, United States

"From start to finish Jennifer was very polite and easy-going as well as professional. She offered suggestions when needed and and was on top of all itinerary adjustments and refunds. "

Kim Pennsylvania, United States

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

Cherie Arizona, United States

"I highly recommend this company, They will tailor a trip to meet individual needs."

Mel New Zealand

"Thanks again for a well planned and hassle free vacation. We will look forward to future vacations with Discover Holidays. "

Ross Ontario, Canada

"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