What is your perfect getaway?
When the air turns cool and the breeze soft it is an ideal time to discover Canada. But with so many great destinations across the country choosing one proved a challenge. He wants to hike among shades of green in the Quebec Laurentians. She imagines a lovely blue where sea meets sky on the east coast. And they are both drawn to the west with its golden sun setting on breathtaking mountainscapes. How do you decide?
Read on and discover the fantastic itineraries to consider as well as tips for planning your own dream getaway. The Hilton Family of Hotels has a variety of lodging styles set in this country’s most beautiful locations and looks forward to welcoming you.
New Brunswick & Nova Scotia
Begin your exploration of New Brunswick, one of Canada’s most charming provinces, from the city of Saint John. The Hilton Saint John has a perfect waterfront location so settle in and get ready to discover the areas natural wonders. The tidal fluctuation of the Bay of Fundy is the highest in the world and a true wildlife sanctuary. See whales, seals and porpoises in their natural habitat and hike the nearby Caledonia Highlands which rise in a dramatic climb from the coast. From here it is a four hour drive to Halifax where visitors will discover a picturesque city and harbour filled with museums, shops and restaurants.
Montreal & Mt. Tremblant
Montreal is a special mix of old-world charm and modern convenience in one dynamic city. Spend relaxed days exploring the old city and its many art galleries and shops. Enjoy the cultural diversity here which is reflected in outstanding food.
Just over an hour away discover the picturesque Laurentian Mountains and Mt. Tremblant. Here you will be welcomed warmly at Homewood Suites by Hilton® Mont-Tremblant, an upscale all-suite hotel located in the pretty European-style village. Just out your door there is hiking, cycling, and breathtaking views from the top of the mountain. Back in Montreal, The Hilton Family of Hotels offers several choices: The exceptional style of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal, the classic service you always count on at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure as well as several airport hotels for your convenience.
Begin your Western Canada holiday in the B.C. interior. This once “wild west” town has evolved into a cultural hotspot brimming with theatre and the arts. More than 200 lakes are within an hour’s drive and offer excellent freshwater fishing. Golf and bird watching are also nearby. A stay at the Hampton Inn Kamloops offers great value and convenience and a complimentary hot breakfast for all guests. From here travel west via route 99 which takes you through Whistler, a spectacular mountain resort year round. Enjoy outstanding comfort at the luxurious Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa set in a pretty village filled with world-class restaurants. An hour and a half south, spend the rest of your west coast holiday in Vancouver with its great restaurants, activities and attractions, among them the lovely Stanley Park. You can be as busy as you want in this special city tucked between mountains and sea. The Hilton Family offers you six locations in the greater Vancouver area.
With these great itineraries and many others to choose from deciding on a destination might seem a challenge. To get started ask yourself a few questions:
What kinds of things do you want to spend your vacation doing?
Make a list of all the things you, and any travelling companions, hope to do while away and then prioritize them. Thinking ahead allows you to pick a destination that fits your personal style and interests. If you want to include activities such as hiking, golfing or fishing you can choose destinations with these activities nearby.
How long is your trip and do you want to explore from one “home base” or move around frequently?
By deciding if you want to do day trips from just one destination or move from place to place you can set a realistic itinerary and allow the time you will need to travel at a relaxed pace.
How much time to you want to spend driving or in transit?
Be realistic. Many people try and fit too much in and their holiday ends up being more exhausting than relaxing. Some travellers think the drive is an end in itself while others want to get to their destination as quickly as possible. Either way, take time to stop and explore the unexpected. The joy of travel is often the little surprises you encounter along the way. And leave some flexibility in your itinerary so you can change course during the trip if you decide to.
The Hilton Family looks forward to hosting you on your Canadian adventure. We offer a diverse choice of properties, from the pleasures of full-service hotels to the comforts of home at one of our long-stay suites, available in most major Canadian cities.
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