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A division of the award-winning Barrhead Travel Group, we have been helping travellers discover the wonders of Canada for 40 years. Every itinerary we create is tailor-made to suit each individual customer’s requirements. As part of an independent travel group, we will offer you impartial advice and recommendations and work with you to plan your perfect trip. Book with our Canada Holiday Experts, and you have the peace of mind which comes from knowing that your money is safe, because we are both ABTA and ATOL bonded, which gives you full financial protection.

At Canada Travel Specialists, we work in partnership with all airlines flying to Canada, and can book flights from all regional airports in the UK, giving you complete flexibility and choice. We select our land product from some of the best companies in Canada, giving you the ultimate in service and choice, and ensuring that your holiday experience is unforgettable.

A holiday to Canada should be on everyone’s bucket list, because the memories it creates will last a lifetime! Browse our site, become inspired, and contact our friendly and knowledgeable Canadian experts to start planning your dream vacation.

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Let our team help you discover the delights that Canada has to offer. Their knowledge has been gained through intensive and wide – ranging training, and because they have first-hand knowledge of Canada, having travelled there extensively themselves, their expertise will help you make the most of your Canadian trip.

Whether you’ve always wanted to experience the unique Rocky Mountaineer train, enjoy the thrills and spills of the Calgary Stampede, or visit vibrant and cosmopolitan cities like Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal

Let us introduce you to some of our team, who are here to help you plan your unforgettable Canadian journey.



Anne Marie Kirke - Manager

25 Years Experience

With 25 years of experience in arranging Canadian travel, Anne Marie has a wealth of knowledge which she uses to help her clients plan their ideal trip. She says that the diversity and natural beauty of Canada is something that she never gets tired of, and she’s just as enthusiastic about the destination today as she was at the start of her career.

Anne Marie lived in Vancouver for 6 months, and has travelled the length and breadth of this huge country, as well as having visited other destinations across the globe, such as the USA, meaning that she is well-placed to advise travellers on combining a visit to both countries in one trip.

From motorhome holidays in the Rockies to the delights of Toronto and Montreal, Anne Marie’s personal travel experiences help her clients get the most out of their holiday, allowing her to craft their itineraries to suit their interests and specific requirements. 



Michelle Holt - Senior Canada & Worldwide Travel Specialist

Having gained an HND in Travel & Tourism, Michelle started out in travel as a trainee package holiday consultant 25 years ago. Over her career, she has specialised in niche travel markets, including Australia, but for the last 9 years has been a Canada Travel Specialist.

Michelle has visited a variety of places in Canada, and has fond memories of them all, but says that Jasper is her No.1 place to visit, thanks to its gorgeous landscapes and wildlife-spotting opportunities. A keen foodie, Michelle recommends Vancouver as the place to go to sample Canadian ice wine and succulent seafood.

She loves the challenge of finding the perfect holiday for travellers to Canada, using her expertise to make sure that they enjoy a trip that they’ll remember for years to come.



Adla Toal - Senior Canada & Worldwide Travel Specialist

12 Years Experience

Adla began her travel career by working for a concierge company, tailor-making luxury and VIP holidays to the Balearics. Fast –forward 12 years, and she’s now an extremely knowledgeable Canadian travel expert, having gained vital experience along the way as a worldwide and longhaul travel consultant for 7 years.

Her favourite place in Canada is the Rockies, thanks to its awe-inspiring scenery and captivating wildlife, and there’s nothing she likes more than to advise her clients on how to get the most out of their visit to this, the world’s second-largest country.

Adla believes that Canada offers something to suit travellers of all ages. From self-drive holidays to escorted tours, and from Alaskan cruises to rail travel, putting together a trip that ticks all the required boxes for each client is a challenge that she relishes. 




Anne MacAldowie - Canada Travel Specialist

Anne has been in the travel business for almost 20 years and has travelled extensively. Her experience in areas such as cruise and luxury holidays has stood her in good stead in her Canada Travel Specialists role, providing her with the knowledge to be able to source the perfect Alaskan cruise for her clients, which she frequently combines with the Rocky Mountaineer train and stays in the stunning city of Vancouver.

Having been on many cruises herself, Anne’s ideally placed to advise travellers on which options suit them best. She says that her aim each day is to put together their dream trip, and she loves providing suggestions which would make their Canadian holiday experience extra special.