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New horizons for Canadian Affair with expanded 2017 Holiday Programme

20th September, 2016 - Canadian Affair, the UK’s leading tour operator to Canada, has unveiled a significantly expanded holiday programme for next year with the launch of its 2017 brochure. The new programme sees a marked evolution from its previous offering, with a larger number of holiday packages and a range of new products available for visitors to Canada.

The changes for 2017 include brand new fly-drive holidays, group tours, rail and cruise trips, wildlife and adventure holidays and winter escapes across many of Canada’s diverse and spectacular provinces from British Columbia, Yukon and Alberta in the West to Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada in the East.

With Canada celebrating its 150th anniversary next year, there is more reason than ever to visit and experience the country’s dramatic scenery, cosmopolitan cities and unique culture with celebrations held across Canada. Holiday-makers can also make the most of Canadian Affair’s special deals on 2017 holidays, available when booked before 31st October, 2016. The offers include:

  • Savings of up to £270pp on Rocky Mountaineer 2 day journeys or up to £400 of additional extras with the Peaks and Perks promotion
  • Savings of up to £75pp on selected Alaska cruises
  • 2016 prices on 2017 car hire
  • Extra mileage offers on motorhomes
  • Hotel discounts

Kathryn Munro, Managing Director of Canadian Affair, commented: “We are very excited to launch a much larger range of holidays for 2017 holidays, with more end-to-end package holidays than ever before. This is as a response to growing consumer demand for an all-encompassing holiday’s which include flights, hotels and activities.

“Canada is a very popular destination just now and it is a good time to increase our range of holidays to satisfy new customers to Canada.  We aim to give travellers greater access to the best the country has to offer from an Arctic summer adventure, to exploring the national parks of the Canadian Rockies or canoeing in the Ontario wilderness.”

See below for a selection of the new holidays on offer for 2017:

FLY DRIVE

Prairies to the Pacific from £1,205 per person – NEW FOR 2017

Explore the lesser-travelled roads of Canada’s west from the prehistoric dinosaur Badlands of Alberta to the spectacular mountain lakes and valleys of British Columbia.

Package includes flights from London Gatwick to Calgary with seat selection, returning from Vancouver, 11 days intermediate fully inclusive car hire, 10 nights’ accommodation and admission to Royal Tyrell Museum and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

GROUP TOUR

Canadian Family Discovery from £1,619 per person – NEW FOR 2017

This package is the perfect outdoor adventure for the family, offering rafting, canoeing, hiking and biking opportunities amongst some of Canada’s most stunning scenery from Lake Louise to the Athabasca Glacier.

Package includes economy class flights from London Gatwick to Vancouver with seat selection, returning from Calgary, 12 nights hotel, camping or guest ranch, 9 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 10 dinners, transportation by private vehicle, camping equipment and a professional tour leader.

RAIL & CRUISE

Rail & Cruise Eastern Canada from £3,150 per person – NEW FOR 2017

This tour combines the romance of rail travel and city tours with a captivating cruise from Kingston to Québec City along the St Lawrence River, allowing passengers to experience the history of Canada with visits to colonial and present day capitals.

Package includes return economy class flights from London Gatwick to Toronto with seat selection, VIA Rail train journeys from Toronto to Kingston, Quebec City to Montreal and Montreal to Toronto, sightseeing tours, CN Tower admission, full day tour to Niagara Falls including Hornblower cruise and a 7 day cruise from Kingston to Quebec City.

GREAT OUTDOORS

Grizzly Bears and Pacific Shores from £2,155 per person – NEW FOR 2017

Visit the exquisite Knight Inlet lodge, offering the chance to witness grizzly bears in their natural environment as well as an array of other diverse local wildlife, whilst also experiencing the jewels of the pacific coast with stays in Victoria and Vancouver Island.

Package includes return economy class flights from London Gatwick to Vancouver with seat selection, 7 nights’ accommodation, 8 days intermediate fully inclusive car hire, ferry crossings, and float plane transfer and all meals at Knight Inlet Lodge.

NORTHERN CANADA

Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure from £3,295 per person – NEW FOR 2017

This five day adventure gives travellers the opportunity to see polar bears, get up close to beluga whales and spot other Arctic wildlife including seals, Arctic hare and the Arctic fox in the wilds of Churchill in Northern Manitoba.

Package includes return economy class flights from London Gatwick to Toronto with seat selection, internal flights from Toronto to Winnipeg, 4 nights at Lazy Bear Lodge, 2 nights in Winnipeg, daily breakfasts plus 1 dinner and lunch, polar bear and Beluga whale tours and a cultural and heritage tour.

EASTERN WILDLIFE AND ADVENTURE

Tremblant Trails from £915 per person – NEW FOR 2017

Visit Tremblant and discover an array of activities on the mountain, in the pedestrian village and on the shores of Lac Tremblant, or take a short drive to explore Parc de Mont Tremlant, one of Quebec’s major national parks.

Package includes return economy class flights from London Gatwick to Montreal with seat selection, 8 days intermediate fully inclusive car hire, 7 nights’ accommodation in Tremblant and zip line excursion.

WINTER ESCAPE

Rockies Winter Escape from £769 per person – NEW FOR 2017

Experience the Banff and Jasper national parks during winter, which offer a host of activities including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice climbing, hiking and dog sledding.

Package includes return economy class flights from London Gatwick to Calgary with seat selection, 2 nights in Lake Louise, 2 nights in Banff, 2 nights in Jasper, all transfers and an ice canyon walking tour.

To find out more about Canadian Affair’s 2017 holiday programme visit http://www.canadianaffair.com/, view the brochure online here or call one of the team of Canada travel experts on 020 7616 9933.

Flight-inclusive holiday bookings made with Canadian Affair which depart from the UK are financially protected by the Government backed ATOL scheme. ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed (e.g. car hire only, accommodation or flight only bookings). Canadian Affair is also a member of ABTA and IATA giving you complete peace of mind. For more information, visit http://www.packpeaceofmind.co.uk/

About Canadian Affair

Canadian Affair offers flights and holidays from four UK airports to the length and breadth of Canada and the USA. It tailor-makes high quality trips to include a wide-range of hotels, train tours, fly-drive holidays, cruises, motor-homes, escorted coach tours and much more, all at the lowest prices. For more information, visit http://www.canadianaffair.com/

Flights featured are operated by sister airline Air Transat on newly refitted Airbus A330 & A310 wide-body aircraft. Both Economy & Club Class passengers benefit from the improvements including mood lighting, Zim leather seating and seat back entertainment systems in the A330 aircraft and Club Class cabins. The airline has also recently upgraded its on-board passenger experience with the introduction of individual touch screens with on-demand entertainment on its Airbus A330 fleet, and a service on its Airbus A310s where passengers can access entertainment including films, TV shows and music through their own personal tablets, smart phones (iOS and Android) and laptops.

This year, Canadian Affair picked up the Best Tour Operator to Canada (large company) at the British Travel Awards and the Silver award for Best Train Holidays Company (large company).

Charlie Hampton, Claire Lowe, Laura Apps - Canadian Affair Press Office - Bell Pottinger - Telephone: 020 3772 2524 - E-Mail: canadianaffair@bellpottinger.com