Leading Nordic and Scandinavian specialist Magnetic North Travel has launched its inaugural programme of Canadian holidays.

The new programme caters for those looking to experience Canada’s great outdoors and legendary wilderness, incredible wildlife and cultural heritage. It also features a number of Canada’s most aspirational places to stay.

The expanded programme comes as Magnetic North Travel identifies a number of synergies between Canada and the Leicester-based travel company’s existing Northern European collection, which includes Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Founded in 2009, Magnetic North Travel specialises in trips that are individually built around the Northern Lights and astronomy, soft adventure, wilderness and wildlife encounters, photography, culinary experiences, spa and wellbeing and off-piste winter activities.

According to Magnetic North Travel’s managing director Laura Greenman, interest in Canada has never been higher, thanks to the 150th anniversary of the country’s confederation this year. “We can’t think of a better place in which to expand our Magnetic North Travel programme. There is strong synergy between Canada and our existing destinations such as the Nordics and Northern Europe: real wilderness, authentic experiences and rustic accommodation, not to mention historical threads that link these two fascinating parts of the world through Viking history. We believe we have compiled an exciting range of itineraries and are sure that our existing and new clients will be just as excited about the new range of Canadian holidays as we are.”

Canada holiday sample itineraries include:


The Solstice Skywatch Lodge & Spa, Northwest Territories

Aurora Luxury – The Solstice Skywatch Lodge & Spa, Northwest Territories: In Autumn 2018 the Solstice Skywatch Lodge & Spa opens its magical doors. Located in the remote Boreal Forest in the Northwest Territories, the luxury lodge is the first and only five-star Aurora experience in Canada. Accommodation consists of 30 luxurious guest suites complete with skylights so guests can gaze at the night sky, and perhaps glimpse the Northern Lights from their beds. The hotel will also boast a spa, outdoor and indoor infinity pools, and a rooftop viewing area complete with fire pits. All offer unprecedented views of the vibrant greens, pinks and violets of the Aurora. Three nights all-inclusive is from £2,795 per person, excluding international flights


The Torngat Mountains National Park – Northern Labrador

Mile-High Mountains – Torngat Mountains National Park, Northern Labrador: Set in the rugged scenery of Canada’s newest National Park Reserve in the far northern wilderness of Labrador on Canada’s East Coast, guests can see polar bears, caribou, falcons and eagles in their natural habitat, as well as being immersed in traditional Inuit culture. This once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure showcases the spectacular beauty of the Torngat Mountains and highlights their role as the spiritual homeland of the Nunatsiavut region. Hike, bear spot with specialist bear guides, visit archaeological sites, and cruise through some of Canada’s most dramatic landscapes made up of deep fjords, 1,600-metre peaks, giant icebergs and the wild Atlantic Ocean. Seven nights full board is from £7,750 per person, excluding international flights

Remote Luxury Wildlife & Wilderness – Bear Claw Lodge, British Columbia: This luxury lodge in located on the world-famous Kispiox River in British Columbia where regular wildlife encounters include grizzly bears, wolves, bald eagles, moose and black bears. The lodge offers a range of activities including horse riding, salmon fishing and wildlife viewing. This five-day wilderness holiday is not only an immersion into pristine nature, but also a meeting with First Nation culture. Snow-capped Baldy Mountain, a favourite destination for heliskiers, dominates the view from the dining room windows. Sliding glass doors in the bedrooms open to a balcony overlooking the Kispiox River. The outdoor, handcrafted cedar sauna is just steps away from the eight custom-designed rooms. Four nights full board is from £1,395 per person, excluding international flights

All Magnetic North Travel holidays include a 24/7 emergency line, concierge service and personalised travel documents. To book, call 01664 400 103 or visit www.magneticnorthtravel.com

  • Main image | Aurora Borealis photographed in the early hours of the morning in the Arctic Circle