Canada Wildlife Holidays
Canada is a country where stunning scenery and incredible wildlife abound. From grizzly to polar bears, whales and wolves, as well as cougars, moose and bald eagles, Canada is famed for its amazing wildlife encounters. Our collection of dedicated wildlife holidays offers a wide range of memorable wildlife experiences, all set to the incredible back drop of epic landscapes and rugged coastlines.
Many of our Canada holidays include the chance to go in search of grizzlies, black bears, spirit bears or the mighty polar bear. For something a bit special though, a cruise in the Great Bear Rainforest offers the chance to see the Kermode (or spirit) bear, a rare subspecies of the black bear in which one in ten cubs are born with a white coat. Read more about bear watching.
The best time to visit Canada for whale watching is between April and October. There are many species that can be seen including humpback, minke, beluga, orca and grey whales as well as other wildlife including porpoise, seals and otters, to name just a few. With each wildlife experience is a healthy serving of majestic scenery – soaring mountains, hidden inlets, frozen wilderness, beautiful rainforest, pristine islands and much more. Read more about whale watching.
Popular Wildlife Holidays in Canada
Discover Canada's Wild Side
British Columbia (BC) is known for its stunning scenery, parks, abundant wildlife and plenty of outdoor activities. It is the stronghold for grizzlies; visit the northeast coast of Vancouver Island between June and September to combine grizzly bear viewing with a chance to spot black bears and orcas.
Churchill in Manitoba offers one of the world’s best wildlife experiences – join a tundra buggy safari along the shores of the Hudson Bay in October and November in search of the mighty polar bear. However, polar bears are not the only wildlife celebrities in Hudson Bay; every summer, between July and August, some 3000 beluga whales return to give birth and feed. Join a boat trip for a close encounter with these inquisitive whales.
The Eastern side of Canada with its Atlantic coastline is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. Together with prolific birdlife, the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and The Maritimes are great places for wildlife encounters.
The St Lawrence river, north of Québec city, is home to an astonishing amount of marine wildlife and maritime history. From here you can join a voyage or boat excursion to cruise in search of whales, seals and a varierty of seabirds.
A visit to Northern Canada offers opportunities to venture out across the Arctic tundra to find polar bears and other wildlife, as well as the chance of catching a glimpse of the aurora borealis.
The wild and lightly populated landscapes of the Yukon are home to caribou, moose and grizzly bears offering rewarding encounters for those wanting to venture off the beaten track.