The landscapes of Ontario as well as the rest of Canada feature heavily in the artwork of the Group of Seven, a set of Canadian artists of the 1920s who produced a number of impressionist-style paintings depicting the Muskoka region and Algonquin Park, as well as other locations throughout Ontario and nationwide.
Permanent collections of artwork by the Group of Seven can be found in Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario, Ottawa's National Gallery of Canada and the excellent McMichael Canadian Art Collection which is located just north of Toronto.
Discover for yourself the simple beauty and vibrant colours of Canada's striking landscapes that so inspired the works of the Group of Seven.
The following itineraries have been specially selected to compliment individual paintings, each representing a different region of Canada. As tailor made specialists to Canada we can create or adapt the itinerary that best suits your interests, budget and time available ensuring you get the most out of your holiday. Whether you wish to travel independently or as part of a group let us book all your travel arrangements from flights and city extensions to just about every type of ground arrangement.
May-Sep | 15 days
Enjoy a leisurely exploration of Ontario's highlights, taking in the vibrant cities of Toronto and Ottawa, unmissable Niagara Falls and a variety of charming rural villages. Visit Algonquin Provincial Park and see for yourself how Ontario's landscapes inspired the Group of Seven, before taking time to view collections of their artwork. discover more »
Painting: Frederick Horsman Varley, Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay, 1921, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © Varley Art Gallery, Town of Markham, Photo © NGC
Winter Adventure in Quebec
Dec-Mar | 6 days
Celebrate winter with a two-centre break in Québec, enjoying time in the vibrant city of Montréal before heading out to the wilderness resort of Hôtel Sacacomie. From historic buildings to a winter playground, this week-long adventure showcases the best of winter in Québec. discover more »
Painting: A Y Jackson, Wayside Cross, Saint-Urbaine, 1929, reproduced courtesy of the Estate of the late Dr Naomi Jackson Groves.
Manitoba Wilderness Experience
May-Sep | 6 days
Immerse yourself in Manitoba's beautiful backcountry with a stay at Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge. Situated in Atikaki Wilderness Provincial Park, the Lodge is only accessible by float-plane. Take advantage of exceptional fishing opportunities or kick back and enjoy the surrounding scenery. contact us for further details »
Painting: Frank Johnston, Serenity-Lake of the Woods, 1922 reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Frank H. Johnston, Private collection.
Rocky Mountains in Depth
May-Oct | 7 days
This comprehensive self-drive holiday allows for a leisurely exploration of the Canadian Rockies, taking in the scenic highlights from Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise. Starting and ending in Calgary spend less time on the road and more time exploring the natural wonders of this iconic region of Canada. discover more »
Painting: J.E.H. MacDonald, Lake O'Hara, 1929, The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
Ultimate Pacific Coast Explorer
May-Sep | 11 days
From the spectacular mountain resort town of Whistler to the quintessential 'Britishness' of Victoria this independent self-drive explores the very best of Vancouver Island and Canada's Pacific Coast with black bears and orcas providing the key wildlife attractions. discover more »
Painting: Frederick Horsman Varley, West Coast Sunset, Vancouver, c.1926, The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario