With current concerns and limitations to travel, we've decided to put together a short-list of multi-day Canada tours and Canadian day trips that we think will appeal to solo travelers.
We're highlighting Canadian companies with updated booking, payment and cancellation policies for today's circumstances.
Please note that the links to these tours, day trips and experiences are affiliate links which means that, while you'll pay the same as anyone else, we'll receive a small commission for every purchase.
We hope you find it helpful.
Multi-day Canada Tours
Omega Tours features a portfolio of trusted travel itineraries in Europe and North America. Featured here, two of their Canadian tours.
Experience the dynamic waters of Canada’s legendary Ottawa River in a guided raft. Overnight in your own Cabana, with a riverside view and en-suite. The next day, get your feet wet, as you splash and roll through one of the world’s great whitewater routes.
Duration: 2 Days
Spend three days and two nights in BC’s spectacular Coast Mountain Range. During this time, you’ll explore the beautiful mountain range between Birkenhead Lake and the Li-lik-hel mine. Rivers, lakes, forests, alpine meadows, old mine packhorse trails and single track await your expedition.
Duration: 3 Days
G Adventures' Travel with Confidence policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, without taking away from having the time of your life.
Vancouver Island and Northern Rockies
Discover the many landscapes, animals, and ways of life in the Canadian Rockies through an engaging 11-day tour. Venture to Vancouver Island and embark on the Inside Passage ferry, which takes you through glacial fjords to spot orcas and porpoises. Visit a collection of totem poles and immerse yourself in First Nation cultures. Read more…
Duration: 11 days
Atlantic Canada Day Trips and Experiences
Saint John – Fundy Harbours Hidden Gems – Coastal Drive
The Bay of Fundy is an area unlike any other that you’ll see elsewhere—it’s home to the highest tides in the world. Explore the natural wonders of the bay on this convenient day trip. From waterfalls and beaches to places where salmon jump upstream, the Bay of Fundy area has many hidden attractions that are best seen with a local guide.
Duration: 5 hours
Nova Scotia – New Glasgow Evening Speedboat Tour to Historic Ship
A fantastic evening on the water along the Atlantic Ocean shores. You can try your hand at catching mackerel on the final voyage home.
An amazing evening of photos, sun, history and ocean that you will never forget!
Duration: 2 hours
New Brunswick – Kings Landing Admission Ticket
Save time waiting in the ticket-buying line at New Brunswick's Kings Landing by purchasing your ticket in advance. Proceed directly inside to begin exploring the enormous open-air museum, where your admission gives you access to all 40 of the exhibits, theatre, workshops, and an historical village.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Discover the rich heritage of the Maritimes and fishing at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The museum explores how fishing has always been an important part of the culture of the Canadian Maritimes.
Duration: 2 hours
Ontario and Quebec Day Trips
Niagara Falls Grand Helicopter Tour
Experience Niagara Falls like never before, from an entirely new perspective, on this scenic helicopter journey. Enjoy the incredible sight of the American, Bridal Veil, and Canadian Horseshoe Falls from high above, along with a spectacular view of the many landmarks and renowned wine country of the Niagara region.
Duration: 20 minutes
Gaspe Peninsula -Snorkeling, Hiking and Paddling Combo Package in Matapedia Rivers
Spend the day exploring Quebec’s remarkable nature and wildlife on a full-day, small-group trip to the Kedgwick River or the Matapedia River. Discover the worlds above and below the water’s surface by snorkeling, paddling, and hiking, and look for Atlantic salmon in the freshwater pools formed by rushing water.
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Get to know the best of Niagara Falls on this tour. Visit some of the area’s top attractions, like the incredible view from the top of the Skylon Tower, then head across the border to get front and center with the water on an exciting Maid of the Mist cruise. When Maid of the Mist is not running, embark on the thrilling Journey Behind the Falls excursion.
Duration: 5 hours
Quebec City – Whale Watching Mecca Day Trip by Private Car: An Armchair Adventure Tour
On this 11hr armchair adventure, you sit back/relax, following the St-Lawrence River to its confluence with the Saguenay River, where they meet the Atlantic Ocean, in an explosion of life, that attracts more than a dozen species of sea mammals.
Duration: 11 hours
A Novel Idea for Home and Abroad
Flytographer has photographers all over the world. But why not book one when you're at home?
You can see each photographers portfolio and book them online. Very easy. The only province they don't have a photographer in at this point is Saskatchewan.
Day Trips Prairie Provinces
Jasper National Park Tour: Maligne Valley, Medicine Lake and Spirit Island
Experience the most incredible sights in Jasper National Park’s Maligne Valley during this guided excursion to the region’s most scenic lakes and majestic canyons. Check out Medicine Lake, Maligne Canyon, and Maligne Lake during your trip, keeping your eyes out for area wildlife and learning about the unique natural history of the Canadian Rockies.
Duration: 6 hours
Canadian Rockies -Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
Jasper National Park is an amazing place to experience nature, and a gentle adventure on the Athabasca River is a great way to do it. This small group float trip takes you down several miles on the Class II rapids—that means you can expect a few splashes along the way, but nothing too scary.
Duration: 2 hour and 30 minutes
Wacky Let's Roam Winnipeg Scavenger Hunt: At The Heart of Canada!
Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences.
Duration: 2 hours
Banff Gondola Ride Admission
Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion during this round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Take in views of six different mountain ranges and nearby rivers aboard your state-of-the-art alpine transport, offering large windows and seating for four guests.
Duration: 2 hours
British Columbia Day Trips and Experiences
Vancouver – Gastown Historic Walking Food Tour
Explore Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, and gain insight into Canada’s culinary offerings on this Gastown walking food tour. Listen as your guide—an improv comedian—shares insight on Gastown’s 150-year old Wild West heritage. Learn of the hip urban regeneration now sweeping the district, and experience the area’s vibrant buzz for yourself.
Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour: Granville Island & Vancouver Lookout
Make the most of your time in beautiful Vancouver on a half-day tour of the city’s highlights. Your driver escorts your group to popular attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown, and Gastown. See totem poles, wander through food stalls and craft galleries, and get great city views from lookouts like Prospect Point.
Duration: 4 hours
Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour
Discover the sights and sounds around Vancouver, British Columbia, on this scenic, 90-minute boat tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, travel along the coastline of English Bay, west of the downtown peninsula, to popular Lighthouse Park, the Seal Colony and centrally located False Creek, which separates downtown Vancouver from the rest of the city.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Kamloops Wild West Wine Tour
Indulge in a min wine getaway with an afternoon exploring two wineries in the Kamloops area; one of British Columbia’s newest wine regions. Enjoy learning the sometimes rough and wild history of the area and the characters who settled there, and the exciting places viticulture is taking it.
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
See Canada Naturally
Parks Canada is open for your to explore from coast to coast.
The Discovery Pass is your gateway to Canada’s history, nature, and adventure from coast to coast to coast. Discover world-famous Banff and Jasper national parks, or connect with the stories of Canada at national historic sites like the Fortress of Louisbourg and L’Anse-aux-Meadows.
Don't Forget Your Accommodation
VRBO is similar to Airbnb but tends to include more holiday and resort options.
Booking.com offers hotels, hostels, B&Bs and boutique hotels. Studies show that it offers the widest range of budget hotels as well as luxury.
Our Picks for Safely Booking Canadian Day Trips
We have selected two day trip companies and one gift pack company to work with based on their refund policies.
Viator is a massive site with thousands of tours and day trip experiences. Not all have the perfect combination of the policies below so we've been careful to comb their site for tours that allow you to:
- Reserve Now & Pay Later – According to their site, “Reserve Now & Pay Later’ allows you to make a confirmed reservation for most of our 200,000+ tours and activities with no upfront payment! No deposit is required, however, you must add an authorized credit card at the time of making your reservation.
- Full Refund Cancellation Policy – With Viator's standard cancellation policy you can cancel your booking for a full refund up until 24 hours in advance of your activity. You can cancel your booking by following the instructions found here.
The second tour company we're going with is Urban Adventures. They give a full refund if cancellation happens 48 hours prior to your trip. As per their terms and conditions: “Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund”.
As always, read the fine print before you buy.