Getting around Canada
Air travel in Canada
Due to the Godzilla size of Canada, choosing to travel by air means you’ll be able to save hours, or even days, of your precious holiday time.
Plus, some regions are only accessible by air, such as remote lodges or settlements. We can help you with all internal flights in Canada whether by domestic carrier, helicopter or float plane.
Tips for driving in Canada
First things first. You drive on the right side of the road in Canada. If you get confused just remember, "The right side of the road is the right side of the road."
Canadian road networks cover thousands of kilometres. So, while some of the scenery will leave you speechless, be sure to pack some good conversation topics and road trip music too.
Always be alert for wildlife in the country and unpaved roads in isolated areas. And during the winter months, be mindful of snow and ice hazards.
Generally speaking, however, Canadian roads are high quality and getting around by car is both fun and easy. We can help you with Canada car hire tips and some great self-drive itineraries.
Bus and rail travel in Canada
Greyhound is a reliable brand if you’re choosing to travel by coach in Canada, and they run a widespread service across the country.
Trains travel throughout the country too. Rediscover the romance of rail travel with one of the most popular train routes in Canada aboard VIA Rail's four-day transcontinental service, running between Toronto and Vancouver. This trip is a renowned charmer due to it’s incredible views across the Prairies and through the snow-capped Rocky Mountains and other ranges, and runs three times every week.
The famous Rocky Mountaineer rail service is sure to please providing spectacular sights from the comfort of your rail carriage, weaving through mountains and canyons, rivers and rainforests between the Rocky Mountains and the west coast of British Columbia. Extraordinary memories are made of these.
Travel by water in Canada
Due to Canada’s vast coastline and numerous lakes, the country is equipped with very efficient and scenic water transport services. Ferries are an affordable and fast way to travel.
You can explore the Arctic waters by expedition vessel, take a cultural safari cruise aboard a restored 28 metre schooner or experience the relaxed boat services along the many rivers and canals. A popular option is to take a cruise ship from Vancouver, through the incredibly beautiful Inside Passage to Alaska.
Public transport, bicycle travel and taxis
Canada has brilliant public transport services in the major cities and tourist destinations, and taxis are easy to hail on the street.
You'll find hop-on hop-off bus services in many of the cities. Beat the jet lag on arrival and take one of these to get familiar with your surroundings.
If you’re keen on cycling during your holiday, you’ll be happy to know that Canadians - being the kind folk they are - are very courteous to peddlers. There are loads of safe and picturesque bike paths throughout the country. Hiring a bike is easy and affordable wherever you may roam.