Wildlife & Wilderness Holidays

Inspiring guides for your wildlife holiday

Nothing really prepares you for the thrill of seeing animals in the wild. Your first glimpse of a wolf in the forest, a brown bear by the stream or a whale metres from your boat will be remembered forever.

Canada's wilderness is brimming with wildlife watching opportunities and exhilarating outdoor activities, come and find out more with our guides below.

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Our favourite wildlife encounters in Canada

From grizzly to polar bears, from orca to beluga whales, Canada is the premier destination for wildlife watching

Top 10 national parks in Canada

Nature lovers will be in their element in Canada – from incredible rugged coastlines and soaring mountains, to sparkling lakes and icy glaciers, this country is full of wonderful national parks. Here are our top 10 unspoilt landscapes to explore should you wish to see some of the world’s most stunning natural beauty.

Top 10 most photogenic locations in Canada

Photography enthusiasts unite – Canada’s landscapes are truly picture perfect. From sparkling lakes and towering mountains, to impressive geological wonders and the Polar Bear Capital of the World, here are our favourite photogenic locations.

Top 10 lakes in Canada

Canada is filled with picture-perfect lakes - a true testimont of the natural beauty that graces this stunning country. We've picked our top 10 lakes in Canada that will take your breath away, from Lake Louise, to Spotted Lake.

A beginner's guide to Churchill

Beautiful and remote, Churchill is often named the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'. Experience the extraodinary animals up-close via Tundra Buggy along the outskirts of the city...

Banff and Lake Louise – A magical combination

Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, 75 miles west of Calgary, sits one of Canada’s greatest treasures - Banff National Park. Here you will find the charming townsite of Banff, snow-capped peaks, steep canyons, lush forests, glacier-fed rivers and lakes, and and the jewel in the crown – Lake Louise.

Exploring British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast offers such a naturally stunning wilderness, that it just begs to be explored. Come and find out what makes this destination such a wonderful outdoor playground.

Top 10 things to do in Saskatchewan

If you’re hoping to see Canada’s stunning natural beauty yet want to venture off the beaten track, Saskatchewan’s hidden wilderness of sand dunes, wheat fields, boreal forest and sparkling lakes are not to be missed.

Whistler Fun Facts

Whistler is one of our favourite places in western Canada and we've put together some fun facts about this charming mountain resort.

Experience whale watching in Nova Scotia

Whale watching really is a must-experience for any visitor to Nova Scotia, with the opportunity to see the humpbacks, finbacks and minkes.

Highlights of Manitoba

Discover where "Canada's Heart Beats" in the central province of Manitoba. Here are our highlights for the perfect holiday to this province of wide open spaces and fascinating wildlife.

Our favourite activities in Jasper

There is so much to see and do in Jasper National Park. We've compiled a list of our favourite things to help you narrow down your holiday choices.

The best hiking trails in Whistler

As the snow melts on Whistler’s soaring mountains the resort town becomes a hub of incredible hiking trails and breathtaking scenes. Here are some of our favourites.

The Wonders of Winter in Alberta

From snow-showing to sleigh rides, wildlife spotting to walking, ice-skating to ice-climbing - we've compiled our recommendations for a magical winter experience in Alberta

Top 10 National Parks in Quebec

We fully explore the Québec's wilderness that plays host to some of Canada’s most extraordinary national parks - all of which present many opportunities to get up-close with nature and enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors.

Top 10 photogenic wonders in Ontario

From the soaring Toronto skyline and atmospheric Algonquin Provincial Park, to the spellbinding Thousand Islands, Ontario will certainly make you grab for your camera.

Top 10 things to do in British Columbia

Known its natural beauty and fantastic sightseeing opportunities, a visit to British Columbia is an amazing experience to remember. Check out our favourite places to go and things to do in this Top Ten.

Top Outdoor Experiences in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador has more square miles than the UK and Ireland combined but a population of just half a million, so escape the crowds and head to wide open spaces and beautiful coastline of this the most easterly province of Canada.

Top Ten Things To Do in New Brunswick

Located in the Atlantic Maritimes, New Brunswick has a beautiful coastline offering fantastic wildlife spotting and amazing seafood, alongside charming cities and quaint communities. Here are our top ten attractions.

A Trip to Manitoba

Read all about one of our Director's incredible experience travelling to Manitoba, and all of the phenomenal experiences she enjoyed.

Exploring Whistler during the summer

Whistler might be well known for its winter sports, but there’s plenty to see and do during the summer months. Here are some of our favourite summer pastimes to enjoy in this exciting alpine town.

Our favourite highlights of Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise & Jasper

Alberta has more than its fair share of attractions and here we describe our best picks of Calgary, Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise.

Recommended wildlife encounters in British Columbia

Just some of the magnificent creatures you may be able to glimpse in British Columbia include grizzly and black bears, mountain goats, moose, bighorn sheep, cougars, deer, wolves, marmots, countless bird species and an array of marine life, including sea lions, dolphins and whales.

Top 10 national parks and preserves in Atlantic Canada

From islands home to beautiful wild horses, to stunning wind-sculpted sand dunes and remote wildernesses, here are the top 10 parks and preserves in Atlantic Canada.

Top 10 outdoor experiences in Vancouver Island

A rugged island shrouded in unspoilt beauty and luscious wilderness, Vancouver Island is a brilliant outdoor playground for adventurous travellers. Check out our favourite experiences to enjoy.

A photogenic tour of stunning Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada is so incredibly scenic, it’s ideal for photographs and anyone who wants to capture lots of postcard-perfect photos. These breathtaking sights are musts for the ultimate photogenic tour through the region.

Exploring Nova Scotia’s best hiking trails

Nova Scotia offers fabulously fresh, delicious seafood, friendly locals, abundant wildlife, picturesque lighthouses, beautiful beaches, and some of the most scenic coastal trails you may ever hike.

Top 10 things to do in Yukon Territory

From its vibrant arts scene and famous hiking trails, to the relaxing Takhini Hot Springs and exhilarating Yukon Wildlife Preserve, here are our top 10 things to do whilst visiting Yukon.

Exploring Atlantic Canada's Bay of Fundy

Spread over New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on North America’s Atlantic coast, the Bay of Fundy really packs a punch when it comes to outdoor adventure.

Frequently asked questions when planning a trip to Whistler

More than just a haven for skiiers, discover the array of opportunities available to you at Whistler, the alpine town that flourishes all year round.

Getting around Vancouver Island

From thrilling water sports and fun camping, to seaplane tours and afternoon tea, there’s plenty to do on Vancouver Island. Here’s our tips for getting around the island, and the best things to do whilst you’re there.

Paddling in Yukon's wilderness

From smooth paddle rides through Nisultin River to tackling fast and exhilarating rapids in Snake River, Yukon Territory offers some of the best paddling in the world.

When to holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador and how to get there

The vast and diverse country of Canada stretches from the ruggedly beautiful British Columbia coast in the west to the remote wilds of Newfoundland in the east, a place that an increasing number of people are just beginning to discover.

Exploring Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The rugged, naturally beautiful landscape of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is one of Canada’s most stunning treasures. From scenic walking trails, to the best time of year to visit, here are our tips for exploring this striking park.

Exploring the highlights of Newfoundland and Labrador

Whether you’re a lover of culture, nature, wildlife, history, outdoor adventure or even luxurious wilderness stays, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador offers it all and then some, including these especially unforgettable experiences.

Exploring Tombstone Territorial Park

A beautiful hidden gem, Tombstone Territorial Park is perfect for those with a true sense of adventure.

Exploring Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Incredible wildlife spotting, scenic walks, and delicious gourmet coffee shops – Yukon Wildlife Preserve certainly has it all. Here are our favourite things to do in this stunning area.

Explore the parks & wilderness areas of British Columbia

From soaring mountain peaks with cascading waterfalls and glacial lakes to forest-filled coastline, British Columbia is an incredibly diverse landscape ready and waiting to be explored.

Exploring Alberta in the summer

With such amazing sceneries, exhilarating outdoor recreation, and plenty of memorable sightseeing, Alberta should be on top of your list this summer.

Experience an epic wildlife & wilderness holiday in British Columbia

British Columbia is known for its spectacular national and provincial parks and abundant wildlife.

Recommended wildlife encounters in Alberta

The province of Alberta is famous for its stunning Canadian Rockies scenery with soaring mountains, gem-like lakes, glistening glaciers and abundance of wildlife.

Exploring Haida Gwaii - The Canadian Galapagos

For years, few outside of British Columbia were even aware, but after Prince William and Kate Middleton visited in 2016, Haida Gwaii has been popping up as a fabulous destination for travelers seeking a unique and remote destination with nearly mythical appeal.

Northern lights & dark sky adventures in Alberta

Ever wanted to see the incredible Northern Lights? Alberta’s brilliantly dark night skies are the perfect backdrop for the bright colours of the Aurora Borealis.

Experience bear watching in British Columbia's wilderness

Seeing a majestic bear roaming its natural habitat is a moment you won’t forget – and where better to see them than in British Columbia’s stunning natural wilderness?

Exploring Deep Cove, Vancouver

Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver’s city streets and explore Deep Cove, an incredible area full of unspoilt wilderness, boutique shops, and gourmet restaurants.

Exploring Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

See Vancouver’s natural beauty from a great height at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, an adventurous area where you can explore through the canopies.

Exploring the best hiking locations in British Columbia

From incredible national parks and lush forests, to soaring mountains and sugary coastlines, it’s time to don your hiking boots and explore British Columbia.

Experience whale watching in British Columbia

There are many different ways to see orcas in the wild, with a wide range of whale watching tours available and, for the more adventurous, sea kayaking excursions.

Exploring British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast offers such a naturally stunning wilderness, that it just begs to be explored. Come and find out what makes this destination such a wonderful outdoor playground.