RUGBY TOURS TO CANADA

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Rugby in Canada is developing and growing in popularity and is primarily played within a club set up although school rugby is increasing. Rugby tours to Canada East can be offered mainly in Toronto and Ottawa in Ontario and Montreal in Quebec and perfect to combine to experience the natural wonder and activities of Niagara Falls. Rugby tours to Canada West can be mainly provided in Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia and perfect to combine to experience the spectacular scenery and activities of the Rockies mid-tour. With warm and friendly hospitality combined with stunning landscapes and amazing excursions a rugby tour to Canada will be unforgettable.

Rugby fixtures are arranged against keen club sides with representative opposition also possible to test most touring squads. A fantastic array of action packed adventure activities can be provided in a sports mad country with the opportunity to watch some professional teams in action.

  • Resorts
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Itinerary - East
  • Itinerary - West

A tour to Canada East can offer a visit to a number of Towns and Cities from Toronto in Ontario, Montreal in Quebec to Niagra on the USA border. A tour to Canada West provides the opportunity to visit Calgary in Alberta, Banff in the Rockies to Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia.

Toronto
Toronto

Toronto (Canada East)

  • Canada’s largest City located on Lake Ontario
  • Home to four professional sports teams
  • Clean, safe, cosmopolitan City
  • Close to Niagra Falls an US border
Ottawa
Ottawa

Ottawa (Canada East)

  • Canada’s capital City on the border of Ontario and Quebec
  • Situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River
  • Rich in culture and heritage with waterways and historic architecture
  • Whitewater rafting opportunity
Niagra
Niagra

Niagra Falls (Canada East)

  • Spectacular natural wonders
  • Located on the Canadian/USA border
  • Boat cruise and journey behind the Falls
  • Explore Table rock and evening fireworks display
Montreal
Montreal

Montreal (Canada East)

  • Island City and largest in Quebec
  • Vibrant with English and heavy French influences
  • Full of culinary, historic and cultural attractions
  • Largest French speaking City in the World after Paris
Calgary
Calgary

Calgary (Canada West)

  • Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta
  • Home to the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in early July
  • Olympic Park, Calgary Tower, Zoo
  • Good quality sports facilities and infrastructure
Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains

Rockies (Canada West)

  • Stop offs include Banff, Jasper, Kelowna, Kamloops…
  • Outdoor activities, mountain scenery and natural wildlife
  • Chalet, cabin and lodge style resorts available
  • Whitewater rafting opportunity
Vancouver
Vancouver

Vancouver (Canada West)

  • Young, vibrant, diverse, cosmopolitan City
  • Scenic views, mild climate, and friendly people
  • Host City of 2010 Winter games and largest City in BC
  • Coastal seaport on mainland surrounded on three sides by water
Victoria
Victoria

Victoria (Canada West)

  • ‘City of Gardens’ is located on Vancouver Island and capital of British Columbia
  • Plenty of British influence and breathtaking seascape and mountain views
  • Orca whale watching opportunities surrounding the island
  • Ferry transportation to Vancouver Island required

A mixture of accommodation options are possible throughout a tour to Canada including Universities and good quality hostels, Lodges and 3-4* hotels. Hosting is also a possibility with local clubs and families and often one of the highlights of any tour. Some example accommodation is highlighted below:

Toronto University
Toronto University

Victoria University Residence (Toronto)

  • Affordable accommodation at University of Toronto campus
  • Dormitory style living in single and twin rooms
  • Located in downtown Toronto
  • Beautiful kept grounds and park-like setting
BW Gatineau
BW Gatineau

BW Gatineau (Ottawa)

  • Waterfront hotel with spectacular views of Ottawa River
  • Indoor heated pool and gym facilties
  • 1km from downtown and close to attractions
  • Onsite restaurant 
Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson (Niagra)

  • Great location only one block to the Niagra falls
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools and fitness centre
  • Three onsite restaurants and further two opposite hotel
  • Only 30 mins drive to Buffalo, USA
Hotel Dauphin
Hotel Dauphin

Hotel Dauphin (Montreal)

  • Modern boutique style hotel
  • Prime location in downtown Montreal
  • close to underground station
  • walking distance to entertainment and attractions
University of Calgary
University of Calgary

University of Calgary (Calgary)

  • Budget University accommodation
  • Dormitory style living in single and twin rooms
  • Sports facilities on site
  • Optional meal plans available
YWCA
YWCA

YWCA (Vancouver)

  • Located in downtown Vancouver
  • Modern rooms from single to quint
  • Short walk from Robson street and one block from SkyTrain transport
  • Good value group accommodation
Banff Lodge
Banff Lodge

Banff Mountain Lodge (Banff, Rocky Mountains)

  • Downtown location set on the banks of the river Bow
  • Rooms offering stunning views of Banff National Park
  • Games room, laundry and outdoor group courtyard
  • Affordable with various selection of room types

There are an abundance of activities and excursions on offer during a tour to Canada to enhance your overall tour experience, below you will find a brief selection: 

CN Tower
CN Tower

Toronto’s tallest and most defining landmark at a height of 550 metres. The CN Tower is an architectural and engineering wonder of the modern world, a national icon, an important telecommunications hub, and Toronto’s must see attraction. Enjoy breathtaking views including three observation levels, the world famous Glass Floor, arcade, shopping and restaurants.

Niagra Falls
Niagra Falls

Collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States. From the Hornblower Niagara Cruise to Journey Behind the Falls, there are plenty of ways to experience this great wonder of the world

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting

Rafting down the Ottawa River (East) or various options in the Rockies (West) controlled by a highly trained river guide, who teaches you the correct techniques during the day, and who will share with you the history and wonders of the magnificent landscape whilst negotiating the grade 3&4 rapids. Time is provided for body surfing (swimming rapids), cliff jumping and swimming and a BBQ lunch all possible.

Jet Boating
Jet Boating

Quite possibly the World’s greatest City boat cruise tour. This spectacular 1 hour ride on the St-Lawrence River and Lachine rapids, is Montreal’s most refreshing and exhilarating activity.

Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July. The ten-day event features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.

Whale Watching
Whale Watching

Tour the waters around Vancouver Island, which boast some of the most spectacular marine wildlife in the World, with a certified marine naturalist. You will have the opportunity to view orcas, humpbacks, gray and minke whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, and bald eagles in their natural environment

We can offer tailor made tours to suit your specific tour duration, group requirements and budget. Please find below an example itinerary:

 

Day Resort Accommodation Fixture Activity
1 Toronto University   Depart UK/Arrive. Training session
2 Toronto University   CN Tower
3 Toronto University 1 Rogers Centre Stadium Tour
4 Toronto Billets   Canada Wonderland Theme Park
5 Toronto Billets 2  
6 Ottawa BW Gatineau    
7 Ottawa BW Gatineau 3 Byward Market
8 Ottawa BW Gatineau   White Water Rafting
9 Montreal Hotel Dauphin    
10 Montreal Hotel Dauphin   City Tour, Jet Boating
11 Montreal Hotel Dauphin 4 Olympic Tower
12 Toronto Billets    
13 Toronto Billets 5 Toronto Islands
14 Depart     Visit Niagra Falls, Boat Cruise
15 Arrive UK      

We can offer tailor made tours to suit your specific tour duration, group requirements and budget. Please find below an example itinerary:

 

Day Resort Accommodation Fixture Activity
1 Calgary University   Arrive. Training session
2 Calgary University    Calgary Stampede 
3 Calgary University  1 Olympic Park, Hall of Fame 
4 Edmonton  Billet    World Waterpark/Galaxyland 
5 Edmonton  Billet   
6 Jasper  Lodge     
7 Banff  Y Mountain Lodge    Colombian Icefield, Gondola
8 Kelowna  Billet    White Water Rafting
9 Kelowna  Billet   
10 Vancouver  YWCA    Baseball Match 
11 Vancouver  YWCA  Sports Hall of Fame 
12 Victoria  Harbour Towers    Grouse Mountain 
13 Victoria  Harbour Towers    Whale Watching cruise 
14 Victoria  Harbour Towers  End of tour meal 
15 Depart  In flight     
16 Arrive UK