Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Independence With Wexas Travel

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, Wexas Travel has curated 4 itineraries to celebrate this special milestone

This year Canada celebrates a milestone: the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. To mark the occasion Parks Canada, who represent Canada’s National Parks, is offering free admission throughout 2017 to the country’s national parks, historical sites and maritime conservation areas. In celebration, specialist tailor-made operator Wexas Travel, has four itineraries that span from New Brunswick to Eastern Canada and the Canadian Rockies.

Best For History Buffs | New Brunswick Explorer

Notre Dame Basilica

Culture vultures will love this nine-day journey discovering New Brunswick’s fascinating heritage and gourmet delights, through a range of handpicked guided tours. During this trip, travellers will stay in Gothic revival cottages and 19th century inns, chosen for their prime locations and unique character. Highlights along the way include an art gallery masterclass, architect-led tours of Fredericton’s colonial heritage, whale watching, craft brew tastings and champagne-paired caviar trips in fishing boats.

Best For Mountains | Canadian Rockies Highlights

Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, through the beautiful landscapes of the Canadian Rockies from Vancouver to Calgary. Travellers will board the train for their journey to Kamloops, before heading to the heart of the Canadian Rockies – Banff. Surrounded by hot springs, peaks and walking trails in the Banff National Park, there will be plenty of time to explore the town and local area before heading overland through Yoho National Park to Lake Louise – which rests at the foot of Victoria Glacier. Complete the journey in Calgary with a helicopter flightseeing tour over the peaks of the Rockies.

Best For Uncovering Canadian Nature | Highlights of Eastern Canada

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant in Quebec

Flying into Toronto, this self-drive trip explores the natural beauty of the Thousand Islands region, the Algonquin National Park and the breath-taking Niagara Falls. Guests will discover spectacular architecture, impressive parks, museums and galleries and plenty of culinary delights in Kingston, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa and Huntsville. The journey concludes at one of North America’s most impressive sites – Niagara Falls – with a scenic helicopter flight providing a bird’s eye view of both the horse shoe and American Falls.

Best For Foodies | A Taste of New Brunswick & Prince Edward

Head off on a culinary road trip to Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Largely based around seafood – from freshly caught lobster to oysters and mussels, this holiday is a culinary delight. The tour features various scenic drives including the Acadian Coastal drive, Fundy Coastal drive and the North Cape Coastal drive, with plenty of stops along the way. It includes St. Stephen – the town where the first chocolate bar was invented – hand picking apples, pears, plums and strawberries and indulging in a culinary feast at Bay Fortune and Dalvay Bay. There is also a Taste the Town tour in Charlottetown.