When to visit


A lovely time of year for sightseeing, temps are reasonable and showers are usually fairly short-lived. Try spotting migrating grey, minke and killer whales in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

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15th June 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

21 things to do in Canada - A winter road trip itinerary from Vancouver to Calgary

Winter in Canada is unlike anywhere else. For starters, there's that dramatically beautiful landscape which, as though it weren't impressive enough, brilliantly transforms with the dusting of snow and emergence of those beautiful frozen waterfalls. Long story short - Canada is absolutely gorgeous in winter and you have to see it! To that end, here's a view showing you where to go and what not to miss on your winter road trip across British Columbia and Alberta in Canada!...

27th November 2018 by John

Vancouver travel guide

Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers Canada's big city to the West; Vancouver. Vancouver is one of those places that combines the outside and City life perfectly - From national parks to suspension bridges, to the food. It's the perfect place to visit and explore....

27th November 2018 by John

Discover Canada: Banff National Park and Vancouver

Holiday Extras recently filmed a brand new travel guide in the stunning bucket list worthy area of Banff National Park, and Vancouver. Banff National park has the stunning Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake, and while heavily inundated with tourists, it still has a total magic and charm to it. Located on the north west coast in British Columbia, Vancouver is a thriving metropolis of culture, with plenty to see and do and is the province's largest city. Protecting the environment and making the...