Specialist Tour Operator Best Served has launched a brand new dedicated Best Served Canada programme for 2017, featuring an exciting range of self drive holidays and escorted tours across this beautiful country. Commenting, Lorna Curry, Product Manager, says 'What better timing to launch our new programme to Canada than to coincide with the 150 year celebrations that will be taking place across the country this year."

"Historically, we have featured a small number of Canada itineraries as part of our Best Served Scandinavia portfolio, but we are delighted to launch a fully dedicated programme for 2017. Our Scandinavia clients will love the similar offerings of northern lights viewing, snowy adventures, wildlife experiences and unique Ice Hotels in the winter, and the incredible wilderness and away from it all adventures in the summer. The experiences will be familiar but the continents are different and will offer a new and exciting alternative for our clients.  Best Served Canada will be available to book directly by clients through our website and through our partner travel agents.'

Featuring itineraries across the country, highlights of the new programme include:

Lakes and Lodges of Western Canada

The 'Lakes & Lodges of Western Canada self drive' itinerary is a 2 week trip taking in the stunning lakes and lodges of Banff, Jasper and beyond. Breathtaking scenery abounds in the Rockies with Jasper and Banff National Parks and a number of beautiful lakes including the well known Emerald Lake and Lake Louise in Alberta.

Starting with 2 nights in Vancouver before picking up a rental car to head along the scenic highway to Whistler, highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the world head to climb the granite cliffs.  Two nights are spent at Tyax Mountain Lake Resort where a host of optional activities are on offer including fly fishing tours, mountain biking and horse riding.  Other highlights on this trip include Pyramid Falls and the glaciers of the Albreda Icefields, Mount Robson, which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3954 metres, two nights in Jasper deep in the Canadian Rockies with its stunning natural beauty, Yoho National Park (filled with lakes and waterfalls), Banff and Calgary.

Rockies and Rainforest

The 'Rockies and Rainforest' itinerary is a 14 day tailor-made self-drive journey exploring western Canada from Vancouver Island to Jasper National Park.  Along with Banff this also includes the Pacific Rim National Park and spends time in Whistler so is a great option for hiking and biking too.

The itinerary begins with two nights in Vancouver with time to explore this vibrant city before taking a ferry to Vancouver Island with time in Victoria; Tofino for whale-watching and other wildlife viewing, and also Parksville.  Next stop is back on mainland British Columbia, with a drive to Whistler - a fantastic base for outdoor adventures.  There's time in Jasper, home to the Rockies' largest nature park and Banff where there's hiking, horse riding and mountain biking.