Laura - Canada Holiday Expert

Where visited:

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Montreal, Toronto, Blue Mountain Resort, Edmonton, Jasper, Banff, Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, Tofino, Campbell River, Port Hardy & Great Bear Lodge

Favourite places:

Great Bear Lodge, the bear and wildlife viewing and the journey by floatplane was a once in a lifetime experience. Whistler : great atmosphere, has something for everyone. Jasper – small town in the Rockies where you feel within touching distances of the famous Rockies. 

Favourite hotel:

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – stunningly located next to Beauvert Lake with views across the Rockies. Fantastic facilities and activities on offer, kayaking was a lot of fun. 

Attractions visited: 

Peak 2 Peak Gondola (Whistler) spectacular views over the glaciers, mountain ranges, lakes & village. Segway in Edmonton – fun way to see the Bow River region in Edmonton and learn about the city. Vancouver Harbour Cruise – highly recommend, scenic & relaxing with great photo opportunities. Fly Over Canada (Vancouver) – no other attraction is similar to this, amazing experience and fun for all the family. Banff Gondola – stunning scenery with a birds eye view. Kayaking on Beauvert Lake next the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – fun, with terrific views of the Rockies. Canada’s Wonderland – water and theme park in Toronto, great fun for all the family and the adrenaline junkies.

Favourite restaurants: 

Ice House and Oyster Bar in Tofino. Small intimate restaurant set at the end of a pier, offers amazing seafood, cocktails and sunsets. Oceanside Dining at Pictou Lodge Resort (Nova Scotia) – beautiful ocean views, terrific crab cakes and fresh lobster.

Top tips:

Make sure to have a Tacofino in Tofino. Pre-book excursions. If staying in a Fairmont Hotel be sure to join the free Fairmont Presidents Club before you travel as you will receive complimentary WIFI.

Things to look out for:

Watch out for the bears!!

Greatest memory:

Landing by floatplane at Great Bear Lodge in the middle of the rainforest and spotting our first bear in the wild. Our 4 day experience at this bear and wildlife viewing lodge was outstanding from start to finish. 

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