Why Luxury Family Vacations to Canada Rock!

Think back on your happiest memories as a child and the chances are there’s that one family vacation that always pops up. These precious journeys have the potential to become cornerstones moments that will be recalled at the dinner table for years to come. Your kids won’t be kids forever, but these memories will always be cherished. It may sound corny, but we know it to be true! Family vacations are important, and here’s why Canada is a top destination.

 

Disconnect with tech, reconnect with loved ones:

Although we may promise ourselves that we will cut down on screen time and put more effort into family time, it can be hard when technology is so central to our day to day lives. Whether it’s checking up on after-school timetables or having constant logistical reminders on the family WhatsApp group, it’s not easy to get away from the iPhone and live in the present. Family vacations offer the perfect opportunity to do just that. Our collection of remote lodges in Canada retain the perfect balance between activities to keep everyone engaged and providing that all-important slow-down time.

Nimmo Bay Dock Fire At Night
Nimmo Bay’s Dock Beneath the Stars

Our Tech-Free Pick: Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is a family-run luxury retreat in the spectacular Great Bear Rainforest. You’re far from cell-service here, but unforgettable adventures are just around the corner. During the day you can enjoy helicopter access to some of the world’s most pristine landscapes, and with activities like remote fly-fishing and glacier exploring, times like these will be thoroughly memorialized. At the lodge, life is effortlessly calm and comes complete with a hot tub, a waterfall and a sauna – all on-site. You can spend your evenings bonding together by a roaring fire on Nimmo’s dock beneath the stars. A family journey here is unique, and there is no time like the present. Have a read of our Nimmo Bay Getaway Itinerary to find out more.

Put your feet up, you Deserve it:

We live in a fast-paced world but on occasion, it’s worth slowing down and savoring the finer things in life. Canada is home to some of the world’s most sublime vacation spots that are begging to be enjoyed. Our trips are often fast-paced and full of adrenaline, but for many families on vacation, it’s a great opportunity to ease off the throttle and spend time on yourselves. Sometimes you should just don the fluffy slippers and hit the spa, you are on holiday after all!

The Fairmont Lake Louise is home to some of Canada's most opulent suites with views to match!
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is home to some of Canada’s most opulent suites!

Our Luxury Pick: the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a luxury hotel with a difference – the views couldn’t be more iconically Canadian! Poised on the shore of Lake Louise, and complete with numerous blissful amenities, you couldn’t ask for a location that’s easier on your health, and the eye. We recommend staying in a lake-view room so that you can observe the majesty of glacier-clad Mount Victoria – a grounding and fulfilling sight. Other pleasures you can enjoy during your stay include a visit to the spa, participation in wellness programs and exquisite dining at the lakeside restaurant. Don’t worry, with children’s activities that include adventure programs in the summer and snow-related fun in the winter, there’s plenty for everyone to do here. Other family-friendly ventures include walks along the Lakeshore Trail and having a gentle paddle across the lake in an open canoe in the summer. Life here is peaceful and idyllic. Have a read of our blog on the Best Luxury Accommodation Across Canada for other show-stopping options.

 

The Opportunity for Multigenerational Family Adventures:

Multigenerational travel is a trend that’s taking the travel industry by storm, and it’s easy to see why. These types of holidays allow families the time to reconnect with each other across the generations. Even if you visit each other regularly, the quality of time spent together when on vacation is unforgettable. There is one obvious benefit of bringing along the grandparents – they may happily fulfill the role of babysitter. This is a hole in one since it allows grandparents and grandchildren valuable time alone together, and parents some precious time together as a couple in a new setting. These are experiences that will be revered by everyone involved, especially when they’re framed by a stunning Canadian backdrop. Don’t miss our Tips for Multi-Generational Travel blog for further prized advice.

Multi-generational travel offers family bonding that will be remembered forever! Credit: Kari Medig
Multi-generational travel offers family bonding that will be remembered forever! Credit: Kari Medig

Our Multigenerational Travel Pick: A journey loved by travelers aged eight to eighty, our Whistler Summer Fun itinerary has something for everyone.  Whistler is known to many as BC’s playground, and on this trip, you’ll get to find out why. Expect an amazing stay at one of our favorite hotels, the Fairmont Whistler, along with incredible sights of bear dens, glacial peaks, and dense forestry. Additional gleeful experiences include a floatplane tour and some of the finest gourmet dining around. Whether you like to race through a packed out itinerary or meander down the scenic route, this journey can be tailored seamlessly to the needs of all involved. Take a look at our complete itinerary to find out how you could enjoy Whistler Summer Fun for the whole family.

 

Share in Nature:

At Entrée Destinations we see a deep-seated interest in nature from all of our guests (especially children) and there’s no better place to view spectacular wildlife than Canada. From coast to coast our corner of North America is home to; Grizzly, Brown & Spirit Bear, Humpback, Blue, Minke and Killer Whale, Bison, Moose, Muskox, Beavers, and more! What’s so special about Canada is that these creatures can all be found and viewed safely in the wild – Canada’s landscape is pristine and yours to explore. Whether it be watching hefty Grizzly Bears catch salmon in beautiful BC or viewing a 30-tonne humpback whale breaching off the coast of Newfoundland, our guests often report that it’s special moments like these that bring them closer together as a family. Our nature tours are bespoke, unforgettable, and deeply personal – your family will be thick as thieves by the end of your tour!

Having a whale of a time off the shores of Vancouver Island! Credit: Destination BC/Garry Henkel
Having a whale of a time off the shores of Vancouver Island! Credit: Destination BC/Garry Henkel

Our Nature Pick: few trips present awe-inspiring experiences like our Whales & Bears journey does. On this itinerary, you’ll bounce between wildlife-hotspots such as Sonora Island and Victoria and view some of the most pristine creatures that the world has to offer. Featuring a helicopter flight to Desolation Sound, the aerial views on the first leg of your tour couldn’t be more spectacular. Staying at Sonora Resort you’ll have the opportunity to watch Grizzly Bears feed on salmon on the banks of Orford River, partake in glacier tours, and experience gentle family-friendly hikes. Other wonders on this journey include whale watching in the Juan de Fuca Strait and exploring nature-rich Vancouver! Few cities are as grounded in nature as Vancouver – someone recently photographed a pod of Orca’s swimming in the False Creek area of downtown! Check out our complete Whales & Bears Journey for detailed inspiration.

 

Dazzling City Lights:

From the cobbled streets of Quebec City to the metropolitan bustle of Toronto, Canada’s cities are alluringly rich in variety. Ideal for families, our journeys are always tailored to your needs, and Canada can accommodate for all tastes and interests. Your youngest can explore the history of Quebec for their school project, your eldest can check out Toronto’s vibrant music scene, Mum can explore the First Nations’ art of Vancouver, and Dad can finally see the grandeur of Niagara Falls. On a family vacation, it’s important that every traveler is included, and in Canada, this is more than possible.

Teens in particular will love Instagrammable sights such as the Tower of Songs mural in Montreal. Credit: © El Mac & Gene Pendon, Susan Moss
Teens in particular will love Instagrammable sights such as the Tower of Songs mural in Montreal. Credit: © El Mac & Gene Pendon, Susan Moss

Our City Pick: few itineraries pack in so much Canada as our Exploring the East in Style Journey. True to its name, this trip explores the cool urban scene of Toronto, the culinary flavors of Montréal, the magnificent Niagara Falls, quaint Quebec City, and one of Canada’s classic rail routes. Featuring delicious food, spectacular views, and metropolitan curiosities, all family members will remain happy and in awe. For all the juicy details check out the full itinerary.

 

Family Vacations to Canada are Peaceful and Secure:

The one subject that families care about the most when thinking about where to go on a family vacation is security. Canada is America’s peaceful and friendly neighbor to the North, and its stable environment makes it a welcoming option for family travelers. On an Entrée Destinations journey, you have access to our 24/7 emergency line and our countrywide network of travel partners. If there are any issues on your trip, we are just a phone call away. We meticulously plan every detail and we have been creating safe and joyful journeys for families for over 25 years. If you have any questions about travel security, we are happy to put your mind at ease – you can call us toll-free on 1-888-999-6556, or drop us an email. If you enjoyed this blog then you may also be interested in our full Family Travel Collection!

Oh canada!
Oh Canada! 🍁