Set your sights on the Sunshine State, home to wild wetlands, sandy beaches and hot cities. This subtropical peninsula teems with a mosaic of cultures and an array of species prowling about its untamed landscapes, like alligators, panthers and a particularly famous cartoon mouse. Every day is an adventure here. If you play your cards right, you might even end up in a magical realm.
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With all the places to visit in Florida, choose the one for you! City and culture? Miami brings the heat with its arts scene and nightlife. Florida family vacation? Opt for Orlando theme parks. Beach resorts? Find them in Fort Lauderdale. Great golf courses? All of the above! Plan your trip to Florida with us for the best vacation rentals, hotels and packages from Canada.
FLORIDA TRAVEL GUIDE
What to eatOranges, fresh seafood like Florida rock shrimps or stone crabs, Caribbean-influenced cuisine (from Cubano sandwiches to jerk chicken), BBQ meats, Key Lime pie and for the brave: grilled gator.
What to bring backShell art, a sandglobe (Florida’s take on a snowglobe), unique, tropical wines from Florida wineries like the Florida Orange Groves Winery (try the award-winning Mango Mamma!), space souvenirs from the Kennedy Space Center…and a sweet tan!
Fun FactOn April 2, 1513, while he was searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth, Spanish explorer Ponce de León stumbled on the state of Florida and named it Pascua de Florida, or feast of flowers, in honour of the new land’s fantastic flora. The event is celebrated today with Pascua Florida Day, an annual state holiday happening every April 2.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
EXPERIENCE OUR FLORIDA VACATION PACKAGES
Melia Orlando Suite Hotel At Celebration
$1,414 CAD per adultBase fare, surcharges, fees, taxes and charges
Sonesta ES Suites Orlando International Drive
$1,544 CAD per adultBase fare, surcharges, fees, taxes and charges
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
$1,762 CAD per adultBase fare, surcharges, fees, taxes and charges