As the deconfinement continues in Quebec and elsewhere in the world, tourists are taking the opportunity to go into exile. Here are the 18 destinations to discover this year, according to Air Canada Vacations.
This American state is probably not the first destination that comes to mind when you consider going on a cruise. To convince you, Air Canada offers “the gold rush-era architecture of Skagway, the once-Russian town of Sitka, the incomparable Hubbard Glaciers, Endicott Arm & Dawes, and all the wonders ice along the Alaskan Inside Passage coastal route.
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After a rather icy winter, what could be better than flying away under the Caribbean sun. This island has no less than 365 beaches, according to Air Canada Travel.
Sometimes you don’t have to go very far to experience one of the most beautiful trips. Summer or winter, the province of Western Canada promises to amaze you with its many mountains. “Between Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, the province is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in our country,” it says.
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Described as a “hidden gem”, this Portuguese region invites you to “travel back in time to the charming town of Évora or the medieval town of Marvão”. You can also enjoy Lake Alqueva and the many beaches.
The Maritime provinces contain many breathtaking landscapes. Whether in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, the coastal cliffs of Newfoundland or the historic towns of Prince Edward Island, you will be charmed. For lovers of Quebec, the Îles-de-la-Madeleine are a must.
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Renowned for its “Bajan hospitality” and its “tropical happiness”, Barbados will allow you to relax in the waves, but also to steer your curiosity with its culture, its history and its cuisine.
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“Sugar-white sand, electric blue waters and a carefree climate”: the archipelago is a safe destination year after year. Tropical beaches are sure to win your heart.
From sunny Los Angeles to the wine valleys of Napa and Sonoma, California offers many experiences in one place.
Lovers of beaches, culture and European charm, this coastal region of Spain is for you. “It is dotted with elegant resorts and historic sites and is imbued with the fiery spirit of Andalusia,” they say.
An “unrivaled” destination, Egypt offers you its Giza pyramids in particular. History buffs will certainly be delighted.
Known for its popular islands like Mykonos and Santorini, Greece has so much more in store for you! “Expand your horizons in the historic villages of Rhodes, taste some of the best cuisine in Greece in beautiful mountainous Crete, or leave the Cyclades behind to visit the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia.”
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Escape to the sound of ocean waves and ukulele singing. This “one of a kind” archipelago offers you tropical landscapes as far as the eye can see.
Discover “magical landscapes worthy of a fantasy novel”. Fishing villages, geysers, glaciers, lagoons, fjords and volcanic peaks, you will be amazed.
From Buckingham Palace to Tower Bridge to Big Ben, London’s rich history is omnipresent around every corner. In addition, lovers of the monarchy will be able to benefit from the many events surrounding the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Want some sun? This “paradise” Caribbean island “mixes Caribbean, African, English and French cultures”.
Want vineyards as far as the eye can see? The Italian countryside is calling you! Enjoy romantic landscapes, a glass of wine in hand.
The famous amusement park filled with the magic of the Disney universe celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Young and old can enjoy activities of all kinds throughout the year.
Fancy a “road trip”? The Wild Atlantic Way is up for ‘the best road trip in the world’. Discover hidden beaches, green hills and historic towns on your way, among others.