Experience the Home of Aloha


Hawai‘i always welcomes Canadian travellers with the Spirit of Aloha

From the bustling nightlife and world-renowned surfing of O‘ahu, the stunning landscapes of Kaua‘i (
The Garden Island), to the powerful mana and limitless opportunities for adventure on the island of Hawai‘i, the welcoming spirit is felt by all Canadian travellers visiting any of the destination’s six islands.

Simply, the spirit of Aloha (that welcoming feeling given from the land and its inhabitants) is strongly felt by Canadians visiting the islands – whether for their first experience in Hawai‘i or a return visit.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) Tor Johnson

The island of Hawai
i has seen its fair share of press with the eruption of the Kīlauea volcano, but we are happy to say that the island is open for business and ready to welcome Canadians. With all flights, activities, and the must-see Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park open for business, now is the perfect time to experience adventure like you’ve never seen on the island of Hawai‘i. From hiking, open-door helicopter tours, snorkel cruises, world renowned golf courses, accommodations from the most notable hotels, now is truly the time to experience the island for an entirely different Hawai‘i than you might have known.

The most recent chapter of Kīlauea volcano’s 35-year-old eruption directly affected only a small portion of east Hawai‘i Island’s Puna district equating 10 square miles of the 4,028-square-mile island – far and away the state’s largest island. Visitors must catch the east side town of Hilo, home to tasty multicultural eats and several great interactive science centers exploring Hawai‘i astronomy and marine life. What’s more, the Hamakua Coast’s rustic offshoot roads reveal hidden rainforests, streams, waterfalls and coastline, while the island’s north tip is home to some of Hawai‘i’s most exquisite valleys.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) Dana Edmunds

With an acclaimed culinary scene (traditional and local food fares are nothing short of awe-inspiring), unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure, surreal landscapes, as well as a unique, welcoming culture not found anywhere else in the world, O‘ahu stands as the bustling epicentre of the state. Just this past September the island of O‘ahu hosted the annual Aloha Festival, the largest cultural celebration in the state, sharing the Aloha Spirit with more than 100,000 attendees. This weeklong event is a premier showcase of Hawaiian music, dance and history. Plus, the island is home to the only royal palace in the United States, Iolani Palace, which is a must-see for any visitor.  

Maui, a favourite of Canadian travellers for many years, remains beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakalā.

With infinite possibilities for adventure, luxury, family travel, culture, and more, find your own spirit of Aloha in the Hawaiian Islands this winter.

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