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Why non-skiers love Winter in Canada

Aussies love a winter wonderland but not all of us want to experience it while flying down a mountain on two skis. Enter Canada! With its turquoise frozen lakes, festivals, and snowmen aplenty, it’s little wonder Canada has become the hot spot for wintry magic sans skis. Read on for ten reasons why winter in Canada feels like a real-life snow dome.

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How to explore Canada by road and rail

When you're exploring a country as visually spectacular as Canada you want to be as close to the ground as possible. Hire a car for the road trip of a lifetime, or ride the rails and traverse Canada's diverse landscapes by train. Better still? Combine the two and you're in for an unforgettable adventure. Read on to find out how you can travel from British Columbia in the west to Nova Scotia in the east without setting foot in a domestic airport. 

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Visit Vancouver, the City Surrounded by Nature

When dreaming of traveling in Canada, thoughts of unmatched natural beauty, wild landscapes and a nature lovers paradise automatically come to mind.

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3 Reasons to Travel by Train from Coast to Coast in Canada

Canada is a vast country famous for its pristine landscapes and unique natural attractions. As a traveller, accessing the wild heart of Canada can be difficult, as the country is so immense and the wilderness so varied that the traditional daytrip out of a city like Vancouver or Toronto is unlikely to encapsulate the breadth of natural beauty that Canada has to offer. When it comes to negotiating a country of this size, rail travel is the best way to go and the Canadian Trails (ex Vancouver) is a 9 day /8-night long journey that will let you appreciate the breadth of natural beauty, culture and history contained between the country’s two coasts. This week, we take a look at three good reasons why this coast to coast rail journey is one of the best ways to travel through Canada.

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Peaks & Glaciers: 4 Delightful Days in the Canadian Rockies

Every avid traveller should visit Canada at least once to bear witness to its unrivalled natural beauty. Canada is brimming with incredible vistas and a great way to experience these magnificent sights is via rail. Take a whirlwind journey through the Canadian Rockies with VIA Rail’s Peaks & Glaciers package and watch as snow-capped peaks transform into vast, glistening glaciers before your very eyes. This 4 day, 3 night journey will take you from Vancouver through to Calgary (or vice versa) both on VIA Rail’s famed ‘Canadian’ train and by coach. It is perfect for travellers wanting to experience some of Canada's most iconic views. 

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3 of Canada's Most Breathtaking National Parks

Canada’s national parks are glorious gateways to many of the country’s natural wonders and offer an extraordinary diversity of landscapes, from expansive glaciers and thundering waterfalls to verdant forests and glistening mountain lakes. There are over 40 national parks in Canada, all boasting a wealth of flora, fauna, and exciting opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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