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CANADA

AFFORDABLE LUXURY WORLDWIDE HOLIDAYS FROM THE UK’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT TRAVEL AGENT

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EVERY CANADA HOLIDAY WE SELL IS TAILOR-MADE TO OUR INDIVIDUAL CLIENT’S WISHES” “

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14 ONTARIO 18 Toronto 21 Niagara Falls

23 Ottawa 24 QUÉBEC 28 Québec City 30 Montréal 32 NOVA SCOTIA 36 Halifax 38 South Shore 39 Digby 40 BRITISH COLUMBIA 44 Vancouver

47 Victoria 48 Whistler 50 ALBERTA 54 Calgary 56 Banff 58 Jasper 59 Lake Louise 60 MULTI-CENTRES & TOURS 78 STAY & CRUISE

What do we do? We work with all major airlines to get the optimal UK departure airport, route and timings. At the overseas arrival airport our driver is waiting to take you by private transfer to your hotel. Hays Faraway has contracts with more than 300,000 properties worldwide, enabling us to tailor the hotel perfectly to your requirements. Putting this together for our clients are knowledgeable consultants committed to providing the best possible concierge service.

Result? Happy holiday experiences and outstanding levels of customer satisfaction. I hope you enjoy browsing this small selection of some of our client favourites in Canada, and we look forward to assisting you in crafting your perfect escape...

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Photography credits: Front cover: Peyto Lake, Banff National Park. Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka. Opposite: Shutterstock

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We’re proud of our partnerships

We’re proud to be working with the Canadian official tourist board, bringing you unforgettable holidays to some of Canada’s most exciting destinations. When it comes to flights, we’ve chosen respected international airlines to offer you competitive fares and a relaxing journey.

Canadian Tourism Commission The Canadian Tourism Commission is the innovators who promote their great country around the globe. Introducing the authentic and the exotic to world travellers, they inspire the world to explore Canada. Canada is a place where you can create your own unique and extraordinary personal experiences. From the cities to the Rockies, Canada is just waiting to be discovered.

International Business Class

Air Canada Award-winning Air Canada offers more direct non-stop flights from the UK to Canada than any other airline.

Travel in style in International Business Class featuring lie-flat beds, fine wines and gourmet cuisine, Maple Leaf Lounge access and much more.

Choose Premium Economy (available on select services) and experience superior comfort in a dedicated cabin, with a premium meal service, extra baggage allowance and priority airport services. Enjoy hours of comfort and entertainment in International Economy Class with personal seat back touch-screen TVs, offering hundreds of hours of on-demand entertainment. Air Canada Rouge Air Canada Rouge flies from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and London-Gatwick to Toronto several times a week during the summer season offering customers the choice of two cabins, Premium Rouge and Economy class.

Premium Economy Class

Economy Class

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06 | Our Partners Explore aboard and ashore We have carefully selected our cruise-ship partners with you in mind. In working with the world’s most prestigious cruise operators, we strive to supply our customers with truly unforgettable maritime memories. With truly attentive service, exquisite facilities, ultramodern liners and countless entertainment options, you’ll understand why a cruise with our affiliates is a holiday in itself.

Embark on an adventure with Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises are Award Winning leaders in first time cruising, taking you to more amazing destinations than any other cruise line.

And as unforgettable as the sights may be, a Princess ship promises to be the best destination of all. From exquisite dining to dazzling musicals, the ambience of The Piazza, relaxing in the adult only Sanctuary or experiencing the thrill of Movies Under the Stars ® .

Unpack, unwind and make yourself at home, because we don’t think a cruise is good enough unless you come back new.

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Norwegian Cruise Line is renowned for its pioneering voyages and innovative itineraries, with a fleet of 13 modern ships sailing to destinations throughout Europe and the Americas. For almost 50 years, Norwegian Cruise Line has strived to push the boundaries of traditional cruising. Its revolutionary Freestyle Cruising gives guests far greater freedom, with no fixed dining times or pre- assigned seating, guests can dine at the best time for them. This internationally-respected company has also won some of the industry’s most coveted accolades, including Europe’s Leading Cruise Line at the World Travel Awards for eight consecutive years. Norwegian Cruise Line offers the best in relaxation and innovation.

Operating 24 elite ships with journeys to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, including the Caribbean, Europe and South Pacific islands, Carnival prides itself on creating memorable holidays at outstanding value for money. As a member of the World’s Leading Cruise Lines, Carnival offers an array of comfortable stateroom accommodations and exciting on board activities, from live stage shows, casinos and IMAX theatres to swimming pools, water parks and luxury spa services. Catering to every type of traveller, each ship delivers unique Carnival- style fun, complemented by attentive service and premium dining. Discover a world of adventure on a Carnival cruise.

Offering everything from Alaska’s glaciers to Asian temples; Australasia to the mighty Amazon, the balmy Caribbean to colonial Canada; and, closer to home a choice of leisurely summer Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises, Holland America Line’s 2016 programme epitomises the ultimate in worldwide premium travel experiences on board a fleet of 14 five star, mid-sized ships. Step on board and you’ll find beautiful lounges adorned with fine art and antiques; large, comfortable staterooms, most with ocean views, and many with private balconies; restaurants that sparkle with chandeliers, crystal and conversation - including the intimate “Pinnacle Grill”, all which give Holland America Line its reputation for offering classic elegance with a modern twist.

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08 | ADD-ONS AND EXTRAS

Don’t forget the finishing touches that will make your holiday complete

In the excitement of booking your holiday, remember the essentials. Your holiday begins as soon as you step outside your front door, so make the most of it! Booking in advance not only eases stress and ensures a reservation, but planning ahead means that you benefit from huge savings on price. Before you fly, consider some exclusive, optional extras. Start your holiday early, and ease the stress of travel, by investing in these affordable luxuries. These effective bonus choices make travelling to and from the airport trouble free, and provide you with a comfortable haven at the airport - all from just £6.

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De-stress, drive and depart in style

Arrive at the airport relaxed, after a good night’s sleep Start your holiday early by booking into an airport hotel the night before your flight. Avoid the preventable early-morning dash by spending a relaxing evening in a nearby hotel. We have access to many reasonable room rates at an assortment of hotels near to all UK airports. To make your experience even more seamless and stress-free, we can arrange parking options to coincide with your airport hotel stay. Enjoy convenient extras such as direct transfers to your terminal, gym and spa facilities and traditional filling breakfasts. Your travel advisor will be delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding hotels that are close to your chosen departure airport.

Escape the hustle of duty free and book an airport lounge Enjoy seclusion, service and comfort - before you even leave the UK - in a luxury airport lounge. Facilities vary according to the lounge and airport, but you can expect complimentary food and drink, newspapers and magazines, internet access, and television. Selected lounges offer private relaxation rooms, shower rooms, spa treatment options, games rooms and even runway views. Time spent in an airport lounge is an affordable VIP indulgence, and gives you a taste of what lies ahead on your Hays Faraway escape. Ask us about the lounges available at your chosen departure airport.

If taxis and public transport don’t appeal to you, you may wish to consider the fantastic parking deals that are on offer. If you’d prefer to drive yourself to and from the airport at your own leisure, then ask us about our competitive deals on parking at all major UK airports. Relax on your luxurious holiday, knowing that your car is securely parked and prepared for your return. We offer superb rates for on-site airport car parks, as well as access to valet parking sites and deluxe meet-and-greet options. Please ask your travel advisor for more information about car parking rates at your chosen departure airport.

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Car hire prices per day from only £39

Hit the road and experience much more...

Our Car Hire includes: • Unlimited Mileage • CDW - Collision Damage Waiver • $1 Million Liability Cover • State and Sales Tax • Airport Fees • Mechanical Assistance

With more than eight years worth of experience in providing excellent service, Flexible Autos is one of the UK’s largest and most respected car rental providers, offering car hire in 17,000 locations, ensuring you see the very best of the world independently and at your own pace. Flexible Autos work with the world’s largest and most reputable car hire companies in North America, providing specially selected vehicles in locations across the USA and Canada. All key Canadian gateway airports, such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal and Halifax, are covered by Flexible Autos, so you can rest assured your connections and transfers will be seamless. Flexible Autos’ exclusive partnerships in Canada present the youngest collection in the industry, meaning that any car booked will be no more than one year old, or won’t have more than 35,000 miles on the clock. Additional products are also available including: • Young Driver product for those aged 21 to 24 years old

Upgrade prices:

Full size car Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Fusion or similar per day from only 7 Seater Minivan Dodge Caravan or similar per day from only

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• Additional drivers • Initial tank of fuel • Child seats • GPS

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Photography Credits (clockwise from main image): Government of Yukon/Derek Crowe. Tourism Jasper.

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Don’t miss out: pre-book your attraction tickets before

you travel Avoid disappointment Popular activities sell-out fast, particularly in the height of season. If you’re only going to visit a destination once, make sure you don’t miss out. Save money Booking in advance can be cheaper compared to paying at the gate or booking directly with the attraction. Budget in advance Not only could you save money by pre- booking, but it’s the best way to spread your holiday cost and not eat into your spending money when you get there.

Orca, Vancouver

Toronto Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour Experience Toronto at your own pace with unlimited open-top bus travel. Tickets are valid for three days which means you can explore all of Toronto’s famous attractions including Chinatown and St. Lawrence Market. You can get on and off as many times as you like at 24 stops around the city.

Niagara Falls Helicopter Flight Capture natural and man-made wonders from a new perspective as you soar above the iconic Niagara Falls. Enjoy full commentary as you fly over Niagara River and Whirlpool Rapids, taking in some of the area’s most popular sights, before following the curve of the majestic Horseshoe Falls.

Vancouver Panorama Sea Plane Tour Admire stunning aerial views of Downtown Vancouver on this thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight over the city. Take off on the water and view major sights including Coral Harbour and Grouse Mountain. The surprising water spray is always a highlight during take-off and landing!

Niagara Falls Adventure Pass Enjoy priority entrance and savings of up to 40% at four popular Niagara Falls attractions. This package includes a Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat trip and tickets for White Water Walk, Journey Behind the Falls, and Niagara Fury. Enjoy exclusive timed ticketing, unlimited two-day transport, and shopping and dining coupons.

A Day in Québec City

Travel back in time more than 350 years and discover charming Québec City on this all-day sightseeing tour. Wander narrow streets with a local licensed guide to experience the historic landmarks of the French regime. View the majestic Château Frontenac and a multitude of other sights along the banks of St. Lawrence River.

Prices from £29 per adult £15 per child (3-12 years)

Prices from £90 per adult £84 per child (2-11 years)

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Prices from £82 per adult £64 per child (5-11 years)

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Photography Credits (clockwise from above): Shutterstock.Canadian Tourism Commission. Brewster Travel Canada. Shutterstock.

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Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride

Icefields Parkway

Grizzly Bear Refuge

Whale-Watching Safari This excursion is a must for anyone visiting Vancouver between April and October. View orcas and minke whales on this unforgettable tour of the Pacific coast. With a detailed commentary from a certified marine biologist, you can see sea lions and bald eagles as well as a host of other wildlife.

Discover Grizzly Bears in the Rockies Take this rare opportunity to witness grizzly bears in their natural habitat at Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge. Visit Lake Louise and Spiral Tunnels, before taking a mountain gondola ride. Enjoy lunch in Canada’s highest restaurant, before stopping off at Kicking Horse Canyon and Takakkaw Falls.

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Jasper River Rafting

Icefields Parkway Discovery to Jasper Follow Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway through the Canadian Rockies. Visit Banff and Lake Louise before arriving at Athabasca Glacier - while seeing lakes, waterfalls, and more than 100 glaciers along the way. Step onto Glacier Skywalk - a 30m, glass-floored observation platform to admire the views.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Calgary and the mountains as you visit the city’s most famous landmark. At 1,228 metres above sea level, it’s home to the highest 360-degree observation deck in the world. Feel like you’re walking on air as you step on the glass floor and enjoy an aerial view from 525 feet.

Admire the scenery of Jasper National Park on this relaxing river rafting trip. Take the ten-mile journey along the Athabasca River, following the route used by fur traders centuries ago. Pass through rushing rapids and serene stretches as you learn about Jasper’s natural and human history from your professional guide.

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Prices from £196 per adult £99 per child (6-15 years)

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Canada Canada’s unparalleled natural beauty, pioneering heritage and cosmopolitan cities make the world’s second largest country an unforgettable place to visit. With the longest coastline on Earth, it’s renowned for its lakes, rivers, beaches, waterfalls, and three ocean coasts, while the land is dominated by glaciers, mountains, skiing resorts, old fishing villages, and multicultural cities including Vancouver, Toronto and Québec. Hike, cycle or cruise rural Canada to see elk, seals, moose, eagles, bears, and whales or visit a city for colonial architecture, modern landmarks, innovative dining, world-class shopping, and an eclectic arts and culture scene.

Canada is a destination of remarkable cultural and natural extremes. Browse our brochure to find your ideal holiday today.

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ONTARIO Discover natural wonders and so much more... The province of Ontario is home to about 40% of the Canadian population and is the ideal destination to experience natural wonders and urban landmarks. Home to diverse wildlife, wilderness and waterways, its landscape includes approximately 250,000 lakes, the renowned Niagara Falls, and the world’s largest freshwater island - Manitoulin Island. Capital city, Ottawa, and largest city, Toronto, feature some of the most multicultural neighbourhoods on Earth. Vibrant arts and entertainment scenes sit alongside famous landmarks including Toronto’s CN Tower and Ottawa’s historic Parliament Hill. Ontario’s blend of culture and adventure make it one of Canada’s top places to visit.

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Niagara Falls

Ashleigh Bourne - Travel Consultant “Ontario is such a diverse province, and I especially like Niagara Falls. The Falls themselves are amazing to see, and the area is so beautiful. The city of Niagara Falls is full of attractions and entertainment - the arcades, haunted houses, wax-work museums, waterparks, themed restaurants, and shops kept us amused!”

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ONTARIO

Destination Highlights • Visit the iconic waterfalls in Niagara Falls. • Take in the views from Toronto’s CN Tower. • Explore the many National Parks. • See the historic landmarks and art galleries of Ottawa. • Enjoy a scenic drive around Lake Superior.

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General Information • Population: 13.7 million

Random Facts • The CN Tower in Toronto is over 553-metres tall featuring a glass floor and a revolving restaurant. • Four of the five Great Lakes are in Ontario. • The Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that border the international border between Canada and the USA. • Ottawa boasts the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink in the winter.

Best time to travel Ontario’s peak summer season usually takes place between June through August and during December through March is equally busy for ski resort towns. Best times to visit Toronto are April through May. Average temperatures rest in the 50s and 60s, making it a comfortable setting for sightseeing.

• Time difference: GMT -5/-6 hours • Flying time: Approximately 8 hours to Toronto • All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to visit Canada. Applications can be submitted at www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit Visit: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Events & Festivals March: Toronto Canada Blooms

The Essentials • Canadians drive on the right hand side of the road. • Do not feed the local wildlife. • Boat rides around the Niagara Falls operate from early May to late October. • Ottawa has many bike paths and it’s fairly flat. This is a great way to explore the city.

Enjoy the country’s largest flower and garden festival, with displays of colour, texture and fragrance by some of the best landscape designers and architects. November to January: Niagara Falls OPG Winter Festival of Lights Experience Canada’s largest illumination festival where Niagara Falls transforms into palette of breath taking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays.

Niagara Falls Aerial Tram

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Photography Credits (clockwise from main image): TrashHand. Canadian Tourism Commission. Ottawa Tourism.

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Toronto, Ottawa and Niagara Falls

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Enjoy events and festivals, urban adventures, arts and culture, mouth-watering cuisine and outdoor escapades, all in over one million square kilometres of countryside at the heart of central Canada. Home to the world-famous Niagara Falls, four of the five Great Lakes, and thousands of miles of rivers, it’s easy to see why this vast province the size of France and Spain combined is the perfect destination for outdoor pursuits and adventures. Discover More Discover Canada’s artistic heritage at the National Gallery of Ottawa. Explore the pine forests, blue waters, and 8,000 metres of shoreline in Muskoka Cottage Country and Georgian Bay. Mix with celebrities and film stars at Toronto International Film Festival and taste the finest wines at Sonoma and Napa Valleys vineyards outside Niagara.

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Property locations 1 Chelsea Hotel Toronto.................................18 2 Courtyard by Marriott Downtown.................19 3 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown. .................................................20 4 Sheraton on the Falls. .................................21 5 Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls - Fallsview........22 6 Sheraton Hotel Ottawa................................23

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Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Why not add... + Extra night from £50pp + Car Hire from £35 per day + Toronto Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour from £29pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Situated in a high-rise business complex in the heart of downtown Toronto is the stylish Chelsea Hotel Toronto. This luxury hotel presents modern facilities in an impressive central location boasting panoramic views across the skyline. Just steps from the hotel you’ll find the Toronto Eaton Centre with its abundant dining and entertainment options. Location: Within walking distance of the city’s theatre, shopping, dining, and popular tourist attractions. Hotel Features: • Market Garden restaurant • Express|o coffee & wine bar • Heated indoor swimming pool • Whirlpool and water slide • Seasonal 27th floor sun deck • Fitness centre • Family Fun Zone Room Facilities: • 1590 guest rooms and suites • Flat-screen television • Luxury toiletries • Kid’s corner • Wi-Fi (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 3 nights room only from £679

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What’s included

| Toronto

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National and regional flights

Flexible durations Private transfers

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

Why not add... + Extra night from £35pp + Car Hire from £35 per day + Toronto CityPASS from £53pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown provides a home-from-home experience for your stay in Toronto. Although the largest full-service Courtyard hotel in the world, it provides world- class service and luxury amenities. Gain easy access to some of Ontario’s most popular attractions right on your doorstep including Bloor-Yorkville, an upscale shopping district, and cultural landmarks like the Royal Ontario Museum. Location: Centrally located in the heart of vibrant downtown Toronto. Hotel features: • Bistro restaurant and bar • The Market shop (open 24 hours) • Heated indoor pool • Children’s pool • Fitness centre (open 24 hours) Room facilities: • 575 guest rooms and suites • Flat-screen television • Tea and coffee making facilities • Air-conditioning • Wi-Fi (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 4 nights room only from £619

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown Ideally located in the centre of Toronto’s main financial and shopping districts, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown provides a tranquil retreat from the rush of the city centre. It’s convenient location makes it ideal for guests wishing to visit Ripley’s Aquarium or watch over the Toronto skyline from the striking CN Tower. Location: In downtown Toronto, within walking distance of Dundas Square’s entertainment and the city centre. Hotel features: • Hemispheres Restaurant & Bistro • Lai Wah Heen Chinese restaurant • Heated indoor swimming pool • Sauna • Fitness centre (open 24 hours) • Concierge service • Wi-Fi (complimentary) Room facilities: • 486 guest rooms and 34 suites • Flat-screen television • Mini fridge • Tea and coffee making facilities • Luxury toiletries • Air-conditioning

Why not add... + Extra night from £95pp + Car Hire from £35 per day + Toronto Helicopter Sightseeing Tour from £161pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 3 nights room only from £759

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National and regional flights

Flexible durations Car hire

Sheraton on the Falls

Why not add... + Extra night from £43pp + Niagara Falls Illuminations Dinner from £55pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

The luxurious four star Sheraton on the Falls combines a remarkable location with world- class amenities, making it standout as one of Niagara’s best hotels. Sitting on the corner of Clifton Hill just steps from the Falls, this ideal setting provides you with direct access to the 20-acre Falls Avenue Resort which features North America’s largest indoor water park, various dining venues, hotels and entertainment options. Location: On Falls Avenue Resort, in the heart of the Niagara Falls Tourist District. Hotel features: • Two restaurants • Starbucks • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools • Christienne Fallsview Spa • Fitness centre • Shopping complex Room features: • 669 guest rooms and suites • Flat-screen television • Sheraton Signature Bed • Tea and coffee making facilities • Mini fridge • Wi-Fi (surcharge applies)

Guide price Flights, car hire and 3 nights room only from £689

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Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls - Fallsview

Why not add... + Extra night from £43pp + Niagara Falls Illuminations Dinner from £55pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

The world-renowned Crowne Plaza name is well established within the Niagara Falls resort. Built in the late 1920s, this hotel has a respected reputation for providing luxury accommodation and world-class amenities. Situated just steps from the Falls, the grand property provides easy access to all the attractions and entertainment that Niagara Falls has to offer. Location: Directly overlooking Niagara Falls and connected to Falls Avenue Resort and Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. Hotel features: • Rainbow Room Italian restaurant • Starbucks • Indoor heated swimming pool and sauna • Children’s pool • Fitness centre Room features: • 234 guest rooms • Flat-screen television • Deep Sleeper bed • En-suite marble bathroom • Tea and coffee making facilities • Wi-Fi (surcharge applies)

Guide price Flights, car hire and 3 nights room only from £679

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National and regional flights

Flexible durations Car hire

Sheraton Hotel Ottawa

Why not add... + Extra night from £60pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Stay in the heart of Canada’s downtown capital at the impressive Sheraton Hotel Ottawa. Take a city break at this award-winning hotel and experience its stylish interiors, modern amenities and world-class service. Explore the cosmopolitan city from a prime central location with the striking Parliament Hill and Rideau Canal just minutes away. Location: In the centre of downtown Ottawa, just a short walk from ByWard Market and the National Arts Centre. Hotel features: • Carleton Grill gourmet restaurant • Sasha’s Bar • Exclusive Sheraton Club Lounge • Starbucks coffee shop • Indoor heated swimming pool • Fitness centre (open 24 hours) Room features: • 236 guest rooms • Flat-screen television • Signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed • Internet access (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, car hire and 3 nights room only from £899

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24 | Québec

QUÉBEC Say bonjour to Québec Found between Hudson Bay and the Gulf of St Lawrence, Québec is Canada’s largest province. Its colonial history and French roots come to life through its landmarks, architecture, language, and cuisine. The metropolis of Montréal is home to theatres and festivals, while Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage site, features museums, cathedrals and original, defensive city walls. With half a million lakes, 5000 rivers and countless mountains, the province’s landscape is just as spectacular as its urban areas. From whale-watching and hot-air balloon rides to wine tours and ski trips, Québec is a perfect holiday destination for any season.

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Québec City

Roz Willis - Travel Consultant “I loved exploring the cobblestone streets of Quebec City, where there is so much old-world charm! The city’s year-round festivals are great, with plenty of entertainment from musicians, acrobats and actors in period costume. Experiencing the Citadel was fantastic, as you can see Canadian troops in military ceremonies.”

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QUÉBEC

Destination Highlights • Visit Quebec City’s famous Citadel. • Explore the historic landmark Chateau Frontenac. • Enjoy views of Montréal from the beautiful Mont Royal. • Walk the streets of Old Montréal. • Take in the rich history of the Notre-Dame Basilica.

Québec City

Montréal Biosphere

Events & Festivals January to February: Québec City Québec Winter Carnival Enjoy one of the world’s largest winter carnivals. It celebrates 17 days of everything winter and snow. There are parades, snow sculpture shows, an ice palace, and much more. June to July: Montréal Montréal International Jazz Festival Hosting over a 1000-plus concerts, enjoy 10 days of rock, pop, and world music while sharing the program with jazz legends. General Information • Population: 8.2 million • Time difference: GMT -4 hours • Flying time: Approximately 7 hours to Montréal • All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to visit Canada. Applications can be submitted at www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit Visit: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Random Facts • The Chateau Frontenac is the world’s most photographed hotel. • There are 37 National Historic Sites of Canada in and around Quebec City. • In the Notre-Dame Basilica, the great “Jean-Baptiste” bell weighs 24,000 pounds and was cast in England. • Montréal is the second largest French speaking city in the world, after Paris.

Best time to travel The best time to visit is June through September and December through February. During the summer and winter months, the city is booked solid with festivals. Summer is the most popular time due to the warmer weather and spring, although a quieter time, is maple syrup season.

The Essentials • French is the prominent language on signs, retail shops, and restaurants. • When speaking to a local, ask politely if he or she speaks English. • Always dress in layers as temperatures can change easily from day to night. • Remember to use insect repelant - especially when walking or hiking in national parks

Montmorency Falls

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Québec and Montréal Québec combines sprawling landscapes and a rich cultural history with bustling cities, amazing wildlife and thrilling adventures. Whatever the season, Québec is packed to the brim with activities and attractions. Summer is the time for parties, festivals and sporting events, with autumn the prime time to explore the unique colours and dramatic landscapes. Winter brings skiing, snowmobiling, winter carnivals, and the Ice Hotel, while spring is all about snow geese, sugar shacks, maple syrup, and rafting. Discover More Get close the marine life at the Aquarium of Québec. Visit the hot-air balloon festival in Saint Jean-sur-Richelieu and admire the scenery and wildlife at Omega Park in Montréal. Enjoy a bike ride along one of Québec’s 3,400 bicycle paths, explore the wine route in the Eastern Townships or chill out in the Ice Hotel (Hotel de Glace) near Québec City.

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28 | Québec

What’s included

| Québec City

★★★

National and regional flights

Flexible durations Private transfers

Hôtel Clarendon

Why not add... + Extra night from £38pp + Car Hire from £38 per day + Whale Watching from Québec by boat from £107pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Embrace the timeless charm of Hôtel Clarendon, a remarkable Art Deco heritage building nestled in the quaint streets and stone buildings of Old Québec. Built in 1870, this is the oldest operating hotel in Québec City and offers a taste of the classic style of the early 20th century. Location: In the heart of Old Québec, next to the Édifice Price skyscraper. Hotel features: • Le Clarendon restaurant • Jazz bar • Internet access (complimentary) Room features: • 143 guest rooms • Flat-screen HD television • Queen-size bed • Keurig coffee maker • Iron and ironing board • Wi-Fi (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 3 nights room only from £789

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Québec | 29

What’s included

| Québec City

★★★★

National and regional flights

Flexible durations Private transfers

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec

Why not add... + Extra night from £37pp + Car Hire from £38 per day + Whale Watching from Québec by boat from £107pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Nestled in the heart of Old Québec, Hôtel Le Concorde Québec allows you to admire the classic charm of the city. Take in the breathtaking views of the Saint Lawrence River and the striking skyline from the rotating rooftop restaurant. This unique dining experience is teamed with world-class facilities and impressive service for the ideal city break in Québec. Location: Just minutes from Grande Allee Street in the heart of Québec City. Hotel features: • Ciel! rotating rooftop restaurant • JaJa La Pizz restaurant • Heated outdoor swimming pool • Wi-Fi (complimentary) Room features: • 400 guest rooms and suites • Flat-screen television • Toiletries • Internet access (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 3 nights room only from £779

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30 | Québec

What’s included

| Montréal

★★★★

National and regional flights

Flexible durations Private transfers

InterContinental Montréal

Why not add... + Extra night from £49pp + Car Hire from £38 per day + Heart of Montréal Motorcoach City Tour from £41pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

InterContinental Montréal is a sleek and modern hotel situated in the World Trade Centre Montréal - the gateway to downtown and Old Montréal - with direct access to the fascinating underground city. Relax in the salt-water lap pool, sip signature cocktails at the Sarah B. bar, then sample the sumptuous menu at Osco! Restaurant. Location: Connected to Montréal Convention Centre in the heart of Old Montréal. Hotel features: • French style brassiere restaurant • Absinthe bar • Indoor swimming pool • Fitness centre

Room features: • Flat-screen television • Luxury bath amenities • Room service (24-hour availability) • Tea and coffee making facilities • Wi-Fi (surcharge applies)

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 3 nights room only from £779

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Québec | 31

What’s included

| Montréal

★★★★

National and regional flights

Flexible durations Private transfers

Delta Montréal Hotel

Why not add... + Extra night from £47pp + Car Hire from £38 per day + Mont Tremblant and the Laurentians Tour from £74pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Situated in the heart of downtown Montréal in the vibrant entertainment district is the Delta Montréal Hotel. Just a short stroll from the hotel is Old Montréal, with its unique cobblestone streets, quaint shops, and the Old Port. Experience the intriguing history and heritage of Québec’s largest city from this modern hotel setting. Location: In Le Quartier des Spectacles district of downtown Montréal, close to the Place des Arts. Hotel features: • Canadian restaurant • Indoor pool • M BIOSPA • MANN hair salon • Fitness centre Room features: • Flat-screen television • iPod docking station • Luxury toiletries • Room service (24-hour availability) • Tea and coffee making facilities • Wi-Fi (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 3 nights room only from £789

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32 | Nova Scotia

NOVA SCOTIA So much to explore... From hiking, cycling and ziplining on land to kayaking, rafting and whale watching in the water, Nova Scotia is all about the great outdoors. Almost an island and boasting 13,300km of coastline, Canada’s eastern province is dotted with cliffs, harbours, mountains, fishing villages, nature parks and wilderness trails waiting to be explored. Halifax offers clean air and sea breeze as well as museums, restaurants, heritage buildings, and lively festivals. Throughout the other regions you can find distilleries, vineyards, breweries, galleries, markets, and a vivid nightlife scene that perfectly suits the friendly atmosphere. Nova Scotia effortlessly brings its maritime history into the modern age.

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Peggy’s Cove, St. Margarets Bay

Nicky Aitchison - Assistant Manager “Novia Scotia is well known for its picturesque scenery and iconic lighthouses, and we found that Halifax was perfect for a laid-back escape. Pretty parks, stylish eateries and the historic waterfront make for a relaxing atmosphere, and live music in the evenings adds to the cosmopolitan, mellow experience.”

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34 | Nova Scotia

NOVA SCOTIA

Destination Highlights • Experience whale watching adventures. • Stroll through the historic Halifax waterfront. • Enjoy the unique seascape at the Bay of Fundy. • Unwind at the South Shore beaches. • Journey down the world-renowned Cabot Trail.

Bay of Fundy

Halifax

General Information • Population: 940,000 • Time difference: GMT -4 hours • Flying time: Approximately 6 hours to Halifax • All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to visit Canada. Applications can be submitted at www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit Visit: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Random Facts • The Bay of Fundy has the world’s highest tides. • Halifax is closer to Dublin, Ireland than it is to Victoria, British Columbia. • Nova Scotia lobster is the lifeblood of many working fishing communities. • The Cunard Steamship Line was founded in Halifax in 1840.

The Essentials • Renting a car is by the easiest way to get around and can be more economical. • Beware of the dangers of huge rogue waves off the Nova Scotia coastline. • Halifax is hilly so make sure to wear comfortable shoes when exploring. Best time to travel Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, winter temperatures are higher and summer temperatures are lower than those encountered further in the mainland. The recommended time to visit is May through October. Summer and fall experience pleasant weather and has many events and festivals. During the winter months snow depths of greater than 1 cm are seen on about 85 days each year.

Events & Festivals June to July: Halifax

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Enjoy the largest annual indoor show with more than 2,000 Canadian International military and civilian performers including playing pipes, drummers, and competitions. July to August: Halifax Halifax International Busker Festival Experience the world’s top street performance artists at the country’s oldest and largest busker festival presenting more than 500 free performances.

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Photography Credits (clockwise from main image): Nova Scotia Tourism. Shutterstock. Tourism New Brunswick.

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Halifax, South Shore and Digby

Temperatures and rainfall are a guide and may fluctuate throughout the year.

Connected to the Canadian mainland by a narrow strip of land and surrounded by a rugged coastline, it’s easy to see why life in Nova Scotia province centres on water- based pursuits. Add lakes, rivers, pretty harbour towns, and abundant marine life into the mix, and you have the recipe for the perfect adventure holiday destination. Visit Peggy’s Cove and take a shot of Canada’s most photographed lighthouse. Joggins Fossil Cliffs are a sight to behold. Go tidal bore rafting on the Shubenacadie River, or hit the inland kayaking routes in Kejimkujik Park. Discover More Find out about Nova Scotia’s seafaring history at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg. Go whale watching in the Bay of Fundy and Digby Neck and soak up the history at Port Royal and Annapolis Royal. Take a brewery tour at Alexander Keith’s Brewery, visit the famous Blue Nose II, and the biannual Tall Ships Festival in Halifax.

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Property locations 1 Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites..........................36 2 Cambridge Suites Hotel..............................37 3 Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island.............38 4 Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa....................39

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36 | Nova Scotia

What’s included

| Halifax

★★★★

National and regional flights

Flexible durations Private transfers

Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

Why not add... + Extra night from £38pp + Car Hire from £37 per day + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites, built in 1928, overlooks beautiful public gardens and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Found on the corner of Spring Garden Road, this elegant hotel is close to a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment venues making it ideal for seeing the best of Halifax. Return each evening to the lobby restaurant, which serves international cuisines and traditional pub dishes. Location: Based in downtown Halifax within walking distance of the waterfront and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Hotel features: • English pub style restaurant • Fitness centre • Concierge service • Underground parking on-site • Limousine service Room facilities: • 32-inch flat-screen television • Aveda toiletries • Complimentary coffee service • Wi-Fi (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 3 nights room only from £839

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Nova Scotia | 37

What’s included

| Halifax

★★★★

National and regional flights

Flexible durations Private transfers

Cambridge Suites Hotel

Why not add... + Extra night from £45pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Found on the edge of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Cambridge Suites Hotel provides extra space in each of its modern accommodation options making it one of the most comfortable hotels of its kind in Halifax. Enjoy the property’s scenic rooftop terrace with views of the harbour, and savour breakfast, dinner, room service, and Happy Hour at the on-site Canvas Resto Lounge. Location: In downtown Halifax and within walking distance of the waterfront. Hotel features: • Restaurant • Bar • Rooftop terrace • Whirlpool and sauna • Fitness centre • Laundry room • Weekly Social including complimentary drink and snack • Wi-Fi (complimentary) Room facilities: • Flat-screen television • Mini fridge • Microwave • Tea and coffee making facilities • Iron and ironing board • Hairdryer • Telephone • Wi-Fi (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, private transfers and 3 nights room only from £759

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38 | Nova Scotia

What’s included

| South Shore

★★★★

National and regional flights

Flexible durations Car hire

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island

Why not add... + Extra night from £38pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

The welcoming Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island offers waterfront dining, oceanfront chalets and luxury spa treatments in Nova Scotia’s Western Shore district. Blending the comforts of a secluded retreat with a variety of outdoor and indoor leisure pursuits, this relaxing resort is ideal for enjoying Nova Scotia’s coastline. Location: Between Zwickers Cove and Goose Creek, approximately a 45-minute drive from Halifax. Hotel features: • La Vista restaurant • Lounge • Indoor and outdoor pools • Sauna and hot tub • Spa and salon • Fitness centre • Sports courts • Kayak and bike rentals • Children’s activities Room facilities: • Cable television • Complimentary coffee service • Clock radio • Iron and ironing board • Aveda toiletries • Wi-Fi (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, car hire and 3 nights room only from £839

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Nova Scotia | 39

What’s included

| Digby

★★★★

National and regional flights

Flexible durations Car hire

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Why not add... + Extra night from £86pp + Airport Lounge from £19pp

Overlooking the Bay of Fundy, this hotel has welcomed guests since 1929. This relaxing retreat offers plenty of leisure options such as spa treatments, walking trails and water activities. The all-day restaurant offers traditional dishes made from local ingredients, while nights bring great live music to enjoy at Grand Lounge. Location: On the Evangeline Trail in Digby, western Nova Scotia. Hotel features: • Churchill’s Restaurant & Lounge • 19th Hole Clubhouse & Eatery • Grand Lounge • Outdoor heated pool • Aveda spa • Fitness centre • Golf course • Biking/hiking trails • Croquet field • Giant chessboard • Playground • Laundry service • Complimentary parking • Wi-Fi Room facilities: • 37-inch flat-screen television • Bathroom with tub and shower • Coffee maker • Hairdryer • Iron and ironing board • Wi-Fi (complimentary)

Guide price Flights, car hire and 3 nights room only from £759

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