A school rugby tour to Canada will give your team the opportunity toexperience a country where the sport is becoming increasingly more popular. One of the areas where rugby is most popular is Ontario, which is why you’ll stay in its capital, Toronto.

You’ll enjoy the famous Canadian hospitality and spectacular landscapes. You’ll also have the chance to make a real impact on the rugby scene here, by taking on local opposition of a similar standard to your team.

There’s also the added bonus of being able to have a go at several North American sports rarely played in the UK, such as baseball, basketball and American or Canadian football.

Suggested Itinerary (8 days, 7 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Board flight to Toronto

Arrive in Toronto

Meet local rep and coach

Check in to accommodation

Evening at leisure

Evening meal at local restaurant

2

Half-day guided tour of Toronto

Friendly fixture against local team

Evening meal at a local restaurant

3

Self-led training session at a local venue

CN Tower Visit

Major League Baseball match

4

Full-day guided excursion to Niagara Falls with optional Maid of Mist/helicopter ride to the Falls

Continue excursion

Evening meal at local restaurant

5

Self-led training session at a local venue

Friendly fixture against local team

Evening meal at a local restaurant

6

Full day at Wonderland Theme Park

Continue excursion

Evening meal at a local restaurant

7

Easton Shopping Mall

Friendly fixture against local team

Evening meal at a local restaurant

8

Last-minute sightseeing and gift shopping

Transfer to airport and fly home

8 days, 7 nights Price from £1,500 pp
  • 7 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation with en-suite bathroom
  • x3 friendly fixtures against local opposition
  • x6 evening meals at local restaurants
  • ATOL protected return flights from UK to Toronto
  • Meet and greet service from local representative
  • Return fixture and airport transfers in Canada
  • Half-day guided tour of Toronto
  • Full-day guided excursion to Niagara Falls
  • Round-trip ferry to Centre Island
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Meet at the airport and board your flight from the UK to Vancouver

Late afternoon arrival in Vancouver and meet coach

Transfer to accommodation and check in

Evening meal at a local restaurant

2

Breakfast at a local restaurant close to the accommodation

Depart for tour of BC Place

Visit Canada Place and the Olympic Cauldron

Late afternoon transfer to first fixture

Match day 1

Evening meal at a local restaurant

3

Breakfast at accommodation

Depart for Capilano Suspension Bridge and walk among the trees - enjoy a guided history and nature tour

Option to watch a professional sports fixture (subject to match schedules and tickets)

Evening meal at a local restaurant

4

Breakfast at accommodation

Half-day whale watching trip from Vancouver harbour

Free time for lunch

Transfer to venue for second fixture

Match day 2

Evening meal at local restaurant

5

Breakfast at accommodation

Meet coach and depart for Whistler

Free time to take in Canada's breath-taking scenery and wilderness

Green River rafting experience

Evening meal at a local restaurant

6

Breakfast at accommodation

Morning training session at a local venue

Travel to local venue for final friendly fixture

Match day 3

Evening meal at a local restaurant

7

Breakfast at accommodation and check out

Enjoy views over Vancouver skyline at the Vancouver Lookout

Rejoin coach and continue to airport

Check in for return flight to the UK

Fly overnight

8

Arrive back in the UK

8 days, 7 nights Price from £1,700 pp
  • 6 nights' half-board accommodation at YWCA Vancouver or similar (breakfast and dinner will be provided at local restaurants)
  • Return flights from UK to Vancouver
  • Airport taxes and airport passenger duty at current rates (subject to change)
  • Resort coach use for transfers to airports, visits and fixture venues
  • x3 friendly fixtures against local opposition
  • x1 self-led training session at a local venue
  • BC Sports Hall tour
  • Whale watching excursion
  • Vancouver Lookout entrance tickets
  • Whistler day trip with Green River rafting experience
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge visit
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Travel and medical insurance including IPT
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free itinerary planning service
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • 24-hour assistance from Halsbury Travel in the UK

Accommodation

Excursions

CN Tower

CN Tower

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Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada's most recognisable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553… Read More

Canada's Wonderland Theme Park

Canada's Wonderland Theme Park

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Canada's Wonderland is Canada's premier amusement park and features over 200 attractions, more than 65 thrilling rides, North America… Read More

Centre Island

Centre Island

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Take a trip out to Toronto’s Centre Island, in Lake Ontario. The island is home to amusement park Centreville and… Read More

Toronto Blue Jays Game

Toronto Blue Jays Game

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Head down to the Rogers Centre (formerly known as the SkyDome) to see the Toronto Blue Jays in action! This Toronto… Read More

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

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Close to the CN Tower, this aquarium houses over 450 species of marine life. As well as seeing creatures from all… Read More

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls is far more than a natural phenomenon, it is a world-class destination with something for everyone. Take in… Read More

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge

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One of Vancouver's top tourist attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is 140m long and is suspended 70m above the Capilano… Read More

Vancouver Lookout

Vancouver Lookout

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Offering panoramic views of the city, the Vancouver Lookout is the perfect place to get your bearings! You'll be whisked… Read More

BC Place

BC Place

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This multi-purpose stadium is home to the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of… Read More

Green River Rafting (Whistler)

Green River Rafting (Whistler)

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Take a whitewater rafting trip from Whistler Village to Green River for an experience you'll never forget! This makes for… Read More

Grouse Mountain Cable Car

Grouse Mountain Cable Car

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Take the largest aerial tramway in North America to the famous Peak of Vancouver… Read More

Ice Hockey Fixture - Vancouver Canucks

Ice Hockey Fixture - Vancouver Canucks

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Make sure you don't leave Vancouver without taking in an NHL ice hockey fixture. The local team, the Vancouver Canucks… Read More

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