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Canada Small Ship Cruise Holidays

Discover the rugged cliffs, deep fjords, countless islands, pristine beaches and icy glaciers that make up Canada’s epic coastline. Cruise past a backdrop of snow-capped mountain ranges or lush sub-tropical rainforest, or perhaps both at the same time!

Along the way wildlife encounters abound. In British Columbia you may spot grizzlies, black and perhaps even the the rare Kermode (spirit) bear foraging on the shoreline, whilst eagles circle overhead and orcas, humpbacks and other cetaceans make an occasional appearance from beneath the waves.

Further north the Canadian High Arctic may reveal polar bears, musk ox and beluga whales, as well as a fascinating history of polar exploration. Follow one of the Arctic’s most iconic routes on a voyage through the Northwest Passage or explore the vast Baffin Island.

At the edge of the Atlantic, Newfoundland and Labrador’s wild coastline features highlights such as the ‘Spirit Mountains’ of Torngat Mountains National Park, and the chance to see both polar bears and black bears during the same voyage.

A Canadian small ship expedition also offers the chance to uncover some intriguing cultures both historic and present-day – follow in the footsteps of the Vikings in Newfoundland, visit remote Inuit communities in the Arctic or head to Haida Gwaii to hear stories from the Haida people, passed down the generations from their ancestors.

An adventurous spirit and a flexible attitude are key components of all these holidays – whether you choose a 16-passenger sailing ketch or a purpose-built ice-strengthened expedition ship, you will find your itinerary is adapted frequently depending on wildlife sightings as well as weather and sea conditions. Go with an open mind, and come home enriched with a greater knowledge of the people, history, landscapes and wildlife of this diverse and endlessly fascinating country.

Browse our collection of Canadian small ship cruises or call our team of Canada specialists for further details and advice.

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Cruise Holidays in Canada

Orcas and Grizzlies Sailing Adventure

from £3229
excluding flights
6 nights Jul-Aug
Set sail on an exploration of BC's incredible Pacific Coast.
  • Wildlife
  • Bear Watching
  • Small Ship Cruise
  • Whale Watching
Canada

Sailing the Great Bear Rainforest

from £3473
excluding flights
7 nights Aug-Oct
Cruise remote islands and inlets in search of wolves, orcas and grizzly bears.
  • Wildlife
  • Bear Watching
  • Small Ship Cruise
Canada

Sailing the Islands of Haida Gwaii

from £3814
excluding flights
8–9 nights May-Aug
Cruise the waters of this remote archipelago seeing ancient Haida villages, an incredible abundance of wildlife and outstanding wilderness scenery.
  • Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise
Canada