City Stopovers

Building a city break or an excursion into your holiday itinerary is both easy to do and relatively inexpensive, and is a great way to experience a little bit more of Canada.

From the Atlantic to Pacific coasts, Canada is a vast country with an amazing wealth of things to do and see, from trans-Continental rail journeys through spectacular scenery, to whale watching off Vancouver Island, to a visit to the impressive Niagara Falls. Add to that an array of vibrant and culturally diverse cities to visit, and you have the perfect compliment to your Canadian ski holiday.

Here’s a brief introduction to our top 10 Canadian stopovers and excursions, however we can tailor any itinerary to suit your individual requirements – call us for details and advice.


A vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a strong Pacific Rim influence – stay at the Fairmont Waterfront Centre Hotel or the Pan Pacific Vancouver.


Great city for a quick break after an Alberta or BC ski trip – stay at the Fairmont Palliser in downtown.


A short float plane ride, or a ferry from Vancouver through the Gulf Islands.


Whale watching in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island from late March onwards. Spectacular scenery with a choice of beach-front hotels. Self-drive car rental recommended.


A must-visit culturally diverse city with great shopping – stay at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown.


Best combined with a Toronto stopover. Can be done both as a day-trip or stayover trip. Great choice of hotels close to the Falls. Self-drive car rental recommended.


Stay in Montreal’s largest hotel – Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth – which is connected to the extensive underground shopping network and subway.


Stay at the impressive Fairmont Chateau Frontenac (the centre of old Quebec) and ski Mont St Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif.

Rail through the Rockies

Unique overnight scenic rail journeys through the Rockies from Jasper to Vancouver. Prices include cabins and all meals. Prices on request.

NHL Ice Hockey

Watch NHL Ice Hockey at its very best – The Canucks (Vancouver), the Flames (Calgary) or The Canadiens (Montreal).