Canada is the essential gap year destination for any traveller wanting to wander in the wilderness or catch a cool, cultural vibe in cosmopolitan cities. Be awed by the majestic splendour of the Rocky Mountains, head off the beaten track in Banff, or spot polar or grizzly bears in trekking heaven. Nothing beats Niagara Falls for its sheer force of nature, and the winter sports scene in Canada is second to none. Skiing, sledding, skating, snow sculptures, Canada really is a gap year winter wonderland. The scenery is stunning all year round and Canada's friendly, laid-back vibe will keep you coming back for more. With lashings of maple syrup and magical mountains, Canada is a gap year destination not to be missed!Canada Key Facts
Up to 24 months
Work, live, travel Canada!
Experience the best of Canada as you work and wander around the country for up to two years on an epic travel adventure!
Enjoy a rural retreat in the Canadian countryside!
Spend 2-4 weeks in the Canadian countryside helping out on a rural farm! Experience life in the great outdoors, learn about farm living and discover new skills – all in the spectacular surroundings of rural Canada!
2 weeks or longer
Amazing wildlife or conservation volunteering in Canada!
A unique and amazing opportunity to become an unpaid environmental volunteer in rural Canada! Help at wildlife protection or environmental conservation projects with charitable or non-profit organisations and discover the great Canadian outdoors!
An adventure tour in Canada’s amazing Rocky Mountains
A 15-day adventure tour in the stunning Canadian Rockies! Discover the wonders of the Canadian wilderness on this group camping adventure in the great outdoors.
A road trip adventure in the USA and Canada
An epic 14-day road trip through the USA and Canada. This round tour from New York travels through America and Canada, and includes the perfect combination of city life and the great outdoors!
2 months of roadtrip action!
See the best of the USA and Canada on this epic 2-month trip! City to city, State to State, Coast to Coast - just you, the open road and the very best America has to offer.
Forests, Falls, and Fiestas!
Discover the best of North and South America on this fantastic combo tour!
Feel the buzz in New York and Washington, explore the great American outdoors, see the incredible Niagara Falls, and hang out in Toronto and Montreal. Then take in lively cities, isolated villages and gorgeous beaches in South America!