President's welcome

Letter from the President

Dear Traveller: 

Welcome to our website.   We look forward to the opportunity to host you on one of our upcoming Classic Canadian Tours. 

In 2019 we have a strong tour line-up.  Our newest addition is the Haida Gwaii Tour.  This tour is offered from Calgary.  On June 17th, your flight departure will be the launch of a spectacular flight to Sandspit and Queen Charlotte City, BC to explore some of the islands in Haida Gwaii.  This fully guided tour is a cultural and nature experience.

This is our second year for Northern Light tours in February and September.  You will experience 3 evenings of Northern Light viewing and daytime  City Tour, Yukon Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Springs.  This tour is fully guided and is the ultimate winter experience.

We also offer a fully guided summer tour to the Yukon in June.  This week long tours to Whitehorse, Dawson City and Skagway is an opportunity to explore the gold rush, native culture, wildlife, Tombstone National Park, Kluane National Park and much more.  See the Yukon Wildlife and Historical Tour for details.

Our signature fall tour, the very popular one day Polar Bear Safari offers excursions from Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon to Churchill.  We are very pleased to offer 3 departures to the West Coast Grizzly Bear Adventure Tour to the Khutzeymateen Valley, near Prince Rupert, BC this summer.  This tour is similar to our Polar Bear Safari in that it is an efficient one day tour that combines land and sea, to a spectacular remote region of Canada.

We are also offering a Beluga Whale Tour this summer; departing Calgary on July 5th.  On this tour we will see thousands of beluga whales in the Churchill River, tour the Fort Prince of Wales and explore the 5 ecosystems during a guided culture and heritage tour.  Churchill has a lot to offer during the summer.

Our team works diligently to develop incredible tours that show off Canadian geography, culture and wildlife.  We hope that you will join us for a truly Canadian experience that is efficient and comfortable.  

Bill lamberton

Sincerely, Bill Lamberton, President Classic Canadian Tours

Professional Biography
Bill lambertonBill Lamberton, the President of Classic Canadian Tours had a vision of sharing Canada's most pristine beauty with others and has made it a reality through this new venture.  

With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a background in the travel industry that spans over 35 years, Bill brings insight to the competitive nature of the tour business and what it takes to succeed and add value to the industry. In addition to Classic Canadian Tours, Bill is the President of Leading Edge Strategies, where he provides welcomed industry insight and guidance for his clients. 

In  recent years, prior to these ventures, Bill was Vice President, Marketing & Sales at WestJet. He successfully launched the marketing plan for the airline and continued to develop and manage the WestJet team through 32 consecutive quarters of profits in it's first 8 years of operation.