Over the past couple of years the choice of flights to Canada has greatly expanded. Whereas Air Canada and British Airways dominated the market and Virgin came and went, there are now four decent options to choose from


If you want the flexibility of daily services to Vancouver and Calgary, choose the scheduled services of BA to Vancouver and Air Canada to both, from London Heathrow

For a more no frills service, choose either Westjet or Air Transat from Gatwick. Both offer less frequency but are often a little cheaper. Westjet have more services than Air Transat but you need to budget for baggage fees and you buy your meals and drinks to suit your needs. Westjet also offers a Heathrow/Calgary summer service. Air Transat also feature departures from Manchester

From other regional airports, it is always worth considering KLM via Amsterdam

If you are starting or finishing in Fairbanks or Anchorage, the most popular route is to use British Airways from London Heathrow to Seattle with an Alaska Airlines connection. BA usually operate two flights per day to Seattle. You can also use Delta on the same route to Seattle with a Delta connertion to Anchorage. For something a little different, Icelandair operate from the UK to Reykjavik with a connection direct into Anchorage. This is not daily, but increasingly a popular alternative

If your cruise starts and ends in Seattle, then using direct BA or Delta services make good sense

Air fares - as usual, air fares can change by the minute, so please call us for your preferred routing and dates and we shall be pleased to assist


These are the hotels we feature on our arrangements - each chosen for location and value for money to suit your individual needs


5 star - Pan Pacific, Fairmont Waterfront, Shangri La, Sutton Place

4 star - Metropolitan, Blu, Marriott Pinnacle, Auberge

3 star - Century Plaza, Blue Horizon


5 star - Fairmont Empress

4 star - Grand Pacific, Inn at Laurel Point, Oswego Inn


5 star - Wickaninnish Inn

4 star - Tin Wis Resort, Middle Beach Lodge


5 star - Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4 star - Nita Lake Lodge, Pan Pacific

3 star - Delta Whistler


5 star- Jasper Park Lodge
4 star - Sawridge

3 star - Crimson, Lobstick Lodge

Lake Louise
4 star- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
3 star - Lake Louise Inn, Deer Lodge


4 star Plus - Rimrock Resort, Fairmont Banff Springs
3 star Plus - Banff Fox, The Moose, Hidden Ridge Resort

3 star - Caribou Lodge, Brewsters Mountain Lodge


4 star Plus - Fairmont Palliser, Le Germain
3 star - Delta Calgary

For further impartial advice and to make your booking, please call  01425 485100